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.
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?