A Food Fun Travel Guest Post
Culinary vacations are becoming popular and food is no longer just a part but the priority of the trip. Here are the top destinations that will satisfy every foodie’s appetite.
Bangkok is the capital of Thailand and the street food capital of the world. Explore authentic Thai dishes at night markets with evening food tours in tuk tuks. The road from Saphan Taksin BTS Station to the crossing of Charoen Krung Road and Silom Road is a foodie’s dream walk. From satay, pad thai, barbeque spears with peanut butter, chicken in different variations (red, green and coconut) to fried rice, soups and curries of all kinds; there’s a feast under 150 baht ($4.69 USD) awaiting you here!
Sushi is synonymous with Japan! Uoriki Kaisen Sushi, in the Tokyo Supermarket at Shibuya station, has some fabulous fatty tuna and seasonal sushi. Enjoy the really cool izakayas in the back alleys of Tokyo. Taste okonomiyaki, which you can whip up yourself, at Sometaro restaurant in the Asakusa neighborhood. Or savor delicacies like sashimi chirashi at The Tsukiji Fish market. Finally, don’t forget to participate in a traditional tea ceremony at Hamarikyu Gardens.
New York, USA
Welcome to the Big Apple where incredible food is found everywhere – from street vendors to Michelin starred restaurants. From Neopolitan-style pizzas at Motorino Pizzeria in East Village to hand-crafted NYC bagels at Murray’s Bagels. Enjoy monstrous burgers at Minetta Tavern (reputed for their Black Label Burger) or pastrami sandwiches at the iconic Katz Deli. Fine dining options include The Blue Hill, Barbuto, Eleven Madison Park and the Lamb’s Club – all famous restaurants founded by celebrity chefs and culinary pioneers.
Hong Kong, China
If in Hong Kong, eat dim sum! Lin Heung Tea House at 162, Wellington Street ‘has the best dim sum atmosphere’ according to CNN. Other authentic Hong Kong delicacies include Lo Mai Gai, Roast goose, Char Siu, Soy sauce braised pigeon, Brisket curry / noodles and pork chop noodles. Noteworthy restaurants are RyuGin, T’ang Court, Kau Kee, Kwan Yu Roast meat and Wing Kee.
Experience Korean culture through it’s delicious food in Seoul. Savor multiple variations of bibimbap at Grandma Yu’s Bibimbap or try bossam – pork belly broth – and jokbal at Manjok Ohyang Jokbal or Bossam Alley. Oksang Dalbit restaurant is recommended for chimaek (Korean fried chicken and beer) and Yonggeumok restaurant is noted for chueotang (soup made from pond loach). Established restaurants serving authentic Samgyupsal (grilled pork belly BBQ) and Korean bbq are Hanilkwan, Jungsik Dang and 3 Michelin starred La Yeon.
Barcelona is a foodie’s paradise. Tapas, Bombas, Pa amb tomàquet, croquettas, calamari and squid, bocadillos, patatas bravas…there are many Spanish delicacies to relish at family run tascas or fancy starred restaurants. Some of the prominent ones are Tickets Bar at 164, Avinguda del Paraŀlel, Viana Barcelona at 7, Carrer Del Vidre, Celeri at 5 Passatge Marimon and Alkimia at 41 Ronda Sant Antoni.
Eat to your heart’s content in Delhi! Butter Chicken at Moti Mahal, Daryanganj; Chaat in all its avatars from gol gappas to sev puri at street stalls or fast food joints like Haldirams; Chole Bhature at Sita Ram Diwan Chand in Paharganj; scrumptious kebabs from Karim’s, Paranthas from any eatery in Paranthewali Gali, dhaba-style dal makhni and paneer tikka from Bukhara – there are options galore to suit every appetite.
London is one of the biggest food cities in the world. Start your day with a hearty English breakfast consisting of eggs, bacon, sausages, baked beans, mushrooms, black pudding and fried bread at The Wolseley. Relish fish and chips at Poppies in Hanbury Street. Try traditional English dishes like Bangers and mash, Roast beef, Yorkshire pudding, Shepherd’s or Cottage Pie and bread and butter pudding at distinguished restaurants like Marksman at Hanckney road and St. John’s restaurant.
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh is a foodie’s haven. Enjoy genuine Vietnamese dishes like banh mi at Banh Mi Huynh Hoa, pho (noodle soup) at Pho So 1 Ha Noi, bun bo hue broth at Bun Bo Chu Ha restaurant, bun mam at Bun Mam Phan Boi Chau restaurant and banh canh cua at Banh Canh Cua Tran Khac Chan restaurant.
So, backpack to these culinary hotspots by booking cheap flights in the off-season, because the food will be in-season always!