Favorite Foods from Around the World

I rarely talk about food here on Travel Yourself unless its me dancing around in the left overs of the worlds biggest tomato fight. Recently I launched a new site called www.TheTasteOfTravel.com with the tagline “Traveling the world one bite at a time”. It is a place for me to share all of my food stories but also for other travellers to share theirs as well. I’m happy to be able to mix my passions of travel, video and food altogether and because of that you can expect to see more travel and food related posts on this site as well.

I’ve travelled to umpteen different countries now (I keep loosing track) and aside from all of the site seeing, night life, adventures and experiences I have always had “trying new and different foods” at the top of my list for favourite things on my travels.


Lets stop talking about them and lets take a look. Here are some of my favourite meals from the past couple of years.

Gazpacho in Malaga, Spain.

Before visiting to Spain for the first time in August of 2009 I had never eaten or really heard of gazpacho but after I had it a couple times in Spain I was hooked and even attempted making it myself when I returned home.

Eaten mostly in the warmer months gazpacho is a cold tomato based soup. The main ingredients are tomato, bread, onion, garlic, olive oil, vinegar, cucumber, bell peppers and you can easily make many other variations to the recipe.

Guinness in Dublin, Ireland

As cliche as it sounds, I never really enjoyed Guinness until I had it in Dublin, Ireland at the Guinness Storehouse in April 2009. They say the further Guinness travels to reach your glass the worse it tastes so I suppose having it literally right from the source makes it the best place in the world to buy a Guinness. Since then I have learned to enjoy Guinness quite a lot and probably need to drink it more than I do right now.

Kangaroo Pizza, Sydney, Australia

On my first visit to Australia, I came across a bar called the Australian Heritage Hotel and it quickly became one of my favorites. Their food menu has a good deal of variety, however their Pepper Kangaroo Pizza always jumps out at me. The meat is tender, marinated in native pepper with roasted capsicum and cranberries, you most likely wont want to share so definitely order the large.

Canarian Potatoes

In November 2011 I visited the island of Tenerife in the Canary Islands and enjoyed a lot of great food. From all of the variety and great tastes that I had, surprisingly enough these Canarian Potatoes were my favorite. Cooked in a salt water until they literally boil dry, these little potatoes have a salty taste and taste great on their own.

Palomitas con Salsa (Popcorn with Hot Sauce), Cancun, Mexico

I have been a fan of popcorn from a young age and my first job was working at a movie theater that only increased my love for the stuff. At home I’ve had it with different shaker flavours like many people but had never heard of people putting hot sauce on their popcorn until I came across someone doing just that in a night market in Cancun, Mexico. The hot sauce on the popcorn was a little bit messy but definitely delicious / addicting. Now that I am back home I’m in search of the right hot sauce for my popcorn.

What are some of your favorite foods that you have tried around the world?

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    daryl r
    October 23, 2013 at 11:49 pm

    wow, you are gorgeous and your smile…spectaculur :) and i loved your articel about the foods you loved :)

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    October 9, 2013 at 11:08 pm

    cholula is the best popcorn hotsauce!

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    April 11, 2013 at 3:54 am

    What about parrillas in Argentina and yak meat in Tibet. My favorite meat is warthog.

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    September 19, 2012 at 12:14 am

    I have tasted Kangaroo Pizzas at various restaurants but none have tasted as good. So I’d like to visit Australian Heritage Hotel …(on your recommendation) for a pepper kangaroo pizza and shall let you know my thoughts about it. My children are coming to visit me over the weekend and what better way to pamper them by treating them to their favorite junk food item; Pizza :) I hope my kids and I like it as much as you did. Thanks ‘:o)

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    September 9, 2012 at 4:49 am

    Nice article. Though I’m not sure if I’ll go for the kangaroo pizza ;-) Didn’t know the meat is tender, would have thought it would be something really chewy ;)

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    Mark Wiens
    September 8, 2012 at 8:33 am

    Ohhh, I want a few slices of kangaroo pizza right now, sounds excellent!

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    Nomadic Samuel
    September 3, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    Kangaroo pizza sounds quite exotic! I’d give it a go :)

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    September 3, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    I put cayenne pepper in the pan when I am in the mood for spicy popcorn — but I guess putting hot sauce on after it’s popped works, too! Mmmmm gazpacho.

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    September 3, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    One of favourite foods to get abroad is fresh bread! Especially from Europe! So good!

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    September 1, 2012 at 8:27 am

    Ah, Guinness in the factory. That’s a funky tour I have to say. And all the food here looks delicious – pleased I read this post after lunch, not before ;)

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    August 31, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    All of this food looks incredible. The first time I had a Guinness was also at the brewery in Dublin. It’s still the best pint of it I’ve ever had. :)

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    Caanan @ No Vacation Required
    August 30, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    I could totally go for popcorn with hot sauce!

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      August 31, 2012 at 9:52 am

      Its so yummy!!! And addictive! haha

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    Brock - Backpack With Brock
    August 30, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    Excellent picks! Popcorn with hot sauce sounds delicious.

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      August 31, 2012 at 9:52 am

      You definitely need to try it sometime :)

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    August 28, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    I’m so glad you mention Canarian food… most of the bloggers only write about the beaches, the sun and occasionally the mountain…. but the food – the food is such an important part of our culture! I’m from the Canary Islands (currently living in London), and as much of a hassle at is to bring along a bag of papas arrugadas and a glass of mojo picon, I always do so – it’s what links me to home!

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      August 31, 2012 at 9:54 am

      The food I had there was so delicious! It was hard not to mention for me :)

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    Alexa Hart
    August 28, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    This looks so good! I had never heard of hot sauce on popcorn. Totally gonna try it now!

    I don’t think I can pick favorites because I love food too much. Here are a few highlights that come to mind.
    1) Khao Soi in Chiang Mai, Thailand
    2) Andong jjimdak in Korea
    3) Fried Wontons at Cafe 43 in Hoi An, Vietnam
    4) Fresh seafood at Astrid & Gaston in Lima, Peru
    5) Cooking class at Spice Paradise in Jodhpur, India (amazing biryani, raita, lassis, curries, and naan)

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      August 31, 2012 at 9:54 am

      Those all sound delicious too! reason #1,356 that I need to get to Asia asap :)

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