Food, street food
Food, street food, delicious treats …
We all love to travel to discover new places, meet new people, enjoy magnificent views and visit the most beautiful museums, theaters or we go to the beach, to parks.
Honestly, we need to be true to ourselves and admit it is always the food. It does not matter where you go, or where you have been, it is the food you will remember, and who you were with to enjoy that delicious local street food, the fresh fruits, the spicy meals …
So we have collected all our stories about food for you. Let’s face it, one of the best forms of memories we all keep is in taste. When you had the perfect hamburger, sushi or the plain veggie dish in a restaurant with mountain view, in the good company of your family or friends, or loved ones, you will always remember that taste.
If you are in Cape Town, or in that area, we recommend to follow Briony, an expert travel blogger in South Africa who can write about food in poetry style. We shared her story
If you want to know more about travel to or in South Africa, visit our country guide to prepare your travels. Imagine a visit to the southernmost point of the entire African continent!
Moroccan cuisine, in its diversity and delicacy, is among the best in the world.
This is due to the interaction of the Kingdom with the outside world for centuries. In the Morocco kitchen, there is a mix of Amazigh and Arab cuisine, from the Maghreb, the Middle East, the Mediterranean and Africa, making it the first in the Arab world and the second in the world.
For most Tanzanians, including those who live in urban areas, no meal is complete without a preferred staple carbohydrate—corn, rice, cassava, sorghum, or plantains, for example.
Plantains are preferred in the northwest, ugali (a thick mash of corn or sorghum) in the central and southwestern regions, and rice in the south and along the coast.
Finger foods sold on the streets include fried plantains and sweet potatoes, charcoal-roasted corn on the cob (with no butter or salt), small bags of peanuts and popcorn, pieces of dried or fried fish, samosas , bread, fruit, dates, hard candy, gum, and mishikaki, or shish kebabs of beef or goat grilled over a charcoal fire.
If Tanzania is on your bucket list, read more in our country guide of Tanzania.
If you will visit Senegal at the African west coast, we recommend to stay at the KMC Residence, where you will have breakfast and small meals served at “table d’hôtes” (meals prepared with fresh local food and served at the table in company of other guests and staff)
Know more about this country at the Atlantic ocean in our Senegal travel information section.
With its rich plains and valleys covered with olive trees and vineyards added to the abundance of the surrounding sea, Crete has an enviable food culture.
The wine and olive oil are locally produced, traditionally processed and wonderful. The warm, sunny climate is perfect for growing delicious fruits and vegetables, and the Cretans also raise sheep and goats for dairy products and meat.
Their cheese and yogurt are fantastic, and the deserted scenery of Crete is usually sweetened by fresh honey. This is a place where the ordinary food is truly extraordinary.
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If you come to Spain, you need to know a few important things. Eating and drinking together are Spaniards’ principal ways of spending time together, either at everyday leisure moments, weekly on Sundays, or on special occasions.
Córdoba is a great place for an accessible tapas tour. It is a Mecca not only for architecture and culture, but also for food.
Learn all about an important part of the Southern Spanish culture – food – and its significance in daily life in our country guide of Spain.
Expect to be treated as royals when you visit Romania. Fresh traditional food from local farms will leave you mouth-watering, honestly. Dairy products are a delicacy. And all these types of comfort food, soups, rolls, and all these desserts …
There is quite a rich cultural history when it comes to food and regional dishes in Romania. Learn more about this vast and surprising country in Eastern Europe in our country guide of Romania.
Japanese cuisine (和食, washoku) offers an abundance of gastronomical delights with a boundless variety of regional and seasonal dishes.
Restaurants in Japan range from mobile food stands to centuries old ryotei, atmospheric drinking places, seasonally erected terraces over rivers, cheap chain shops and unique theme restaurants about ninja and robots. Many restaurants are specialized in a single type of dish, while others offer a variety of dishes. (source https://www.japan-guide.com/)
Know more about travel in the land of the rising sun here.
Food habits differ from region to region and much of Nepali food has been influenced by Indian and Tibetan styles of cooking. However the Newar people have their unique cuisine which is vast and nutritious. The Thakalis also have a distinct cuisine although the staples are the same daal and bhat which most Nepali people eat.
The regular Nepali meal is daal (lentil soup), bhat (boiled rice) and tarkari (curried vegetables), often accompanied by achar (pickle). Curried meat is very popular, but for many it is saved for special occasions. Momos (steamed or fried dumplings) deserve a mention as one of the most popular snacks among Nepalis.
You must go visit the roof of the world! A unique experience. Read all about how to do it in our Nepal guide.
Thai food, as a popular international cuisine, distinguishes itself by its freshness, exotic fragrance, and extravagant spices.
The best Thai food includes pad Thai and Thai fried rice, yet there are many other mouthwatering dishes you should order, such as various Thai curries, sizzling Thai hot pot, and spicy shrimp soup. They are all ready to thrill your taste buds to the extreme. (source:https://www.asiahighlights.com/)
In Thailand you can dive into the ocean and into the rich culture in cities like Bangkok, the land of a thousand smiles will always bring unforgettable memories. Read more here:
The Marché aux Epices (Spice Market established in 1885), is the largest market on the island. Beneath its vast metal and glass canopy, you’ll be welcomed by an explosion of colours and scents: fruit and vegetables from farms around the island, plus an array of sacks and a variety of recipients teeming with the flavours of Martinique: vanilla, spices of every description, peppers, “bois bandé”, “rhum arrangé”, energising concoctions etc.
Here, you’ll also find local arts and crafts as well as restaurants open at lunchtime serving typical Creole dishes such as grilled fish, accras (fritters), lambis (large sea snails), crayfish, octopus or chicken colombo.
You cannot miss a visit to this unique market. Know more about your stay in Martinique in our country guide.
Service, the menu, Be our Guest
A QR menu works for everyone
Our own service has been set up initially for people who are blind or visually impaired. It turns out it is an inclusive service and can be used by everyone. Simply use your own phone to read, or listen to, the restaurant menu is the easiest and most hygienic way to know a menu.
It is not only easy in use, it is simple to update as well, since it is a digital product.