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...]
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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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...]
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...]
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. 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 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...]
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...]