What is Thai food? Most of us know these days. Many have eaten Thai food 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 out if Travel in Thailand is new to you. Maybe you're taking kids to Thailand ( great plan!) and wondering what … [Read more...]
Food Around the World
Food Around the World
Collected blog posts from the world of food and travel. Scroll through the options below to discover what you'll be eating on your travels.
This video highlights some of the amazing world food from Hoi An, Vietnam, but we have much, much more to share with you in the posts below.
My husband, we call him Chef, is just that, an executive chef. Food is a big focus on our travels. Some of us on the World Travel Family team eat meat, some of us prefer to be vegan, so we cover a lot of food styles on this site but our favourite is always good local food.
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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...]
It was great to get the chance to try Tibetan dishes, in Tibet. We's skirted around the edges of Tibetan culture in the Sherpa villages of the Everest region and dined in Tibetan restaurants in Kathmandu and Pokhara, often run by Tibetan refugees, but what of food in Tibet ? How would that be. We had an amazing chance to find out during our Tibet tour. Some Tibetan food was … [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 and at least one of our family has eaten … [Read more...]
Our village, Breb, is full of fruit trees. The hills roll on for mile after mile, each a patchwork of narrow strips owned by individual families. Some grow grass for winter hay, some potatoes, cabbages, carrots, tomatoes and beans, but most grow fruit. In the harsh winters nothing grows and villagers rely on their stores of preserved fruit, vegetables and meat. What fruit … [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 central market, but as we found our feet we started to use Tiger market and more. The night market is just for the tourists, so more on where to shop in Hoi An, how, and for what in o First light, around 6am, a solo walk into the market. There is activity … [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...]
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...]
My first attempt at being vegan while travelling failed miserably in the face of London and a surprising lack of options, but I'm back on track and going for vegan again. We have a few months of home cooking ahead of us to ease us into veganism, then back on the road. Will I even manage it? I don't know. The rest of my family like meat and still want to eat it so it's tricky, … [Read more...]
Where to eat in London for those of us who love good food and want to keep an eye on our spending? London is one city that could destroy your trip budget in food costs, if you're not smart about where you spend. Eating out 3 times a day here, as we would in Asia, just ain't gonna happen. Accommodation in London will likely cost you an arm and a leg. On the global scale, … [Read more...]