Bun bo Hue originated in the beautiful ancient city of Hue in Central Vietnam. Like the more famous Pho Bo, it is a beef noodle dish but is distinctly different due to history and origins. Geographical origins and climate invariably affect flavour and ingredients found in classic Vietnamese dishes but pho bo, unlike bun bo Hue, has a French influence. Hue was long known as … [Read more...]
World Food from World Travel Family and Chef.
Sri Lankan breakfasts, one of our favourites, find more on world food below.
Food around the world. Food posts from World Travel Family travel blog, and Chef ( my husband was an executive chef before he went into travel). Regular readers will know that Chef and I are food crazy and that food is a big focus on our travels. We do our best to find and enjoy authentic, local, world food wherever we go.
Are you going to Egypt, wondering what food in Egypt will be like and what dishes you should eat there? This post is to help you find the most delicious, unusual or traditional dishes in Egypt. During our last month in Egypt we sought Egyptian dishes at restaurants hotels and street food stalls with a view to creating a basic guide to Egyptian food for tourists and … [Read more...]
Amphawa Floating Market is one of Thailand's best floating markets and is an easy distance from Bangkok for a day trip, weekend or overnight stay. It's in a lovely part of Thailand, Samut Songkhram and this area is worth your time. Amphawa Floating Markets are open on the weekends, Friday to Sunday and they are afternoon / evening markets. They officially open between 2pm and … [Read more...]
What is Thai food? Most of us know these days. Many have eaten Thai cuisine in a restaurant at least once, so maybe a guide to Thai food for beginners is a little redundant. All the same, Chef and I thought we'd put together a beginner's guide to Thai food to help you if you are new to Travel in Thailand. Maybe you're taking kids to Thailand ( great plan!) and wondering … [Read more...]
Have you heard that Nepalese food isn't so great? I have. Luckily I've been to Nepal 3 times, so I can tell you that it's not true. Back when Chef and I trekked the Annapurna Circuit we enjoyed discovering Nepalese food and on our second trip, trekking the Everest Region with kids, we were eating new regional variations on local Nepal food. Sure, Dal Baht can … [Read more...]
The menu just said banh xeo, Vietnamese pancakes. We ordered them innocent and unexpecting with no idea what would be delivered to our table. We were in Hoi An, a city in central Vietnam famous for good food so we figured, as we had 3 months to spend in Vietnam, that we should try every item on the menu. Our first banh xeo had us hooked. At least one of our family has eaten … [Read more...]
Hoi An is famous as a food lovers' destination with many local specialities to eat. The Vietnamese food here is superb but there are also some great Western, Asian and Western / Asian fusion restaurants to try. What to eat in Hoi An, after trying ( almost) every dish and every restaurant over 5 months. Every day we've eaten out at restaurants, street stalls, hotels and cafes at … [Read more...]
We spent almost 6 months living in Hoi An Vietnam, so we needed to shop at her markets regularly. We started with the Hoi An Central Market near the river in the UNESCO listed Old Town. As we found our feet we started to use Tiger Market and more. The Hoi An Night Market is just for the tourists. More on where to shop in Hoi An, how, and for what in our guide to the markets of … [Read more...]
My husband is a genius. OK, sometimes he's not, but today he is. A few months ago he had my precious Marmite confiscated by security as he boarded his Romania-bound flight in Luton, leaving me Marmite-less for another few months. That was an example of him not being a genius. Yesterday, he arrived triumphant with Marmite carried legally through airport security checks in his … [Read more...]
Food is one of our favourite things and food photography is part of that. Chef and I were very impressed with the food on offer at Novotel Surin Beach and we have rather a lot of photos to share, so here's a selection for you to enjoy. Everyone Instagrams their breakfast right? Thai salads and pad thai for me, eggs, sausages, bacon, yoghurt, cereal, pastries, all the usual … [Read more...]
If you adore your coffee, you'll want to pack the best travel coffee maker for your style of travel or simply to take to the office. I've been searching for the perfect portable machine for many years so let's look at what's available for we travelling coffee addicts. Whether you're camping, short term renting, RV travelling or popping one of these compact travel coffee … [Read more...]
Hi! Just a quick one about the amazing food on offer at Greenwich Market on the east side of London. We visited Greenwich a few times last year and had a great time, but this summer we're basing ourselves here for a few days to get to know this area inside out. We're so lucky to be able to experience so many areas of London fully, it's a great perk of the job. We're staying in … [Read more...]