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The Top 5 Foods I Discovered Whilst Travelling RTW

March 28, 2016
Dumplings and Nyonga cuisine in George Town, Malaysia

Over the last 8 months I’ve been lucky to have had the opportunity to travel around Europe and Southeast Asia. It’s been an incredible experience, but one of the best parts about travelling to the stunning mountains of Albania and fast-paced modern Bangkok was the amazing food that we discovered around every corner. Here’re my top 5 dishes from Spain, to Thailand.

Tapas in Barcelona

Tapas in Barcelona

Seafood Paella in Barcelona, Spain

Seafood Paella in Barcelona, Spain

1. Paella and unique tapas in Barcelona, Spain

After visiting the historic Quimet&Quimet in Barcelona I decided to recreate the delicious  signature dish of smoked salmon on a toasted baguette with Greek yogurt, a drizzle of honey, balsamic vinegar & truffle-infused olive oil. Served with olives and salad with fresh bufala mozzarella from Italy! Not only did we find the best tapas venue in our 3 weeks in Barcelona, we also had a succulent seafood paella in the Sarria neighbourhood.

Dumplings and Nyonga cuisine in George Town, Malaysia

Dumplings and Nyonga cuisine in George Town, Malaysia

Nyonga Cuisine in George Town, Malaysia

Nyonga Cuisine in George Town, Malaysia

2. Nyonya cuisine and Dumplings in Malaysia

Amazing Nyonya cuisine, an original form of fusion that dates back centuries to the cosmopolitan ports of Malacca and Penang where marriage between Chinese and Malays created a unique way of cooking. We also stumbled upon the most amazing dumplings in George Town, a must-visit if in Malaysia.

 

Balinese cuisine

Balinese cuisine

3.  Homemade Balinese food in Sideman, Bali, Indonesia

One of my favourite places on this trip was Bali, specifically Sideman. A small sleepy town near the east coast that’s yet to be overrun with tourists, still imbuing a sense of serene calm and tranquility. Surrounded by deep green rice paddies terraces and overlooked by the Mount Agung volcano, the view from the infinity pool was heaven. A gorgeous place for a luxury stay and still affordable among the five star hotels. The homemade Balinese cuisine served here tasted as luxurious as the surroundings.

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Bosnian Coffee

Bosnian Coffee

4. Traditional Dessert & Coffee in Bosnia

We were recommended by our walking tour guide to try a Bosnian dessert called Tufahija. A delicious stuffed apple with hazelnuts and honey with cream on top! Followed by a cup of traditional Bosnian coffee!

Pad Thai in Bangkok

Pad Thai in Bangkok

5. Thailand – From North to South

We spent the last 3 months of our time in Asia in Thailand! A stunning country with a variety of dishes from Khao Soi (a rich yellow curry noodle soup with vegetables and chicken, pork or beef) in the North to spicier dishes in the South. My favourites were the delicious, people-pleasing, Pad Thai with Chicken and Mango with Sticky Rice. I ate them almost daily!

What were your favourite dishes from around the world? Let us know in the comments below!

About, European Destinations

Change

July 28, 2015
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Change is inevitable.

Seasons change. People change. Fashion changes. But travel, travel changes you. Travel changes who you are at your core.

Deciding to leave behind everything we knew, our jobs, our home, our family & friends, most of our belongings, to travel wasn’t an easy decision. We knew what we’d be missing; birthdays, weddings, births, celebrations, Christmas and most importantly we wouldn’t be able to provide a shoulder for our family to lean on when they needed us. But we had an urge to travel, to explore, to learn about new cultures and see the world. To learn how to cook Pad Thai in Thailand with fresh ingredients from the market to living like a local at home in Denmark for a month.

With Kevin and I a few years either side of 30, and both due for a career change, this was the time, if any. From the moment we had met over 4 years ago, in a grocery store fortuitously whilst based in Cologne, Germany, to our wedding day in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada, we had always agreed about one thing, we wanted to travel (although I admit I hadn’t initially envisioned travelling with solely a small backpack, but more on that later). This blog will follow our journey from Canada to the UK, across Europe to Southeast Asia and beyond. Join us as we travel around the world. – Vinita

Hiking to Montserrat in Spain

Hiking to Montserrat in Spain