Looking for a culinary experience to amaze your taste buds?
Travelling is all about experiencing different cultures and what better way to do this than getting a taste of their very own specialty dishes. If you’re travelling the world to find the best flavors, here is a list of countries that will surely satisfy the foodie in you!
France is popular for many things, the reason why the place is always looming with tourists all season long. Over there we will find the iconic Eiffel tower, the Louvre, and of course, the beautiful French Riviera. But if there’s one thing you should not miss out while you’re in France, it would be the taste of authentic French cuisine. France is home to the original baguette and croissant. While these two is found almost everywhere in the world, it is only in France where something as simple as bread could look and taste gourmet. Never miss out on their favorite desserts like soufflés, crème brûlée and chocolate mousse. If you’re into savory dishes, try out their famous Escargot which is basically buttered snails!
If you find yourself seeking for a more authentic experience while eating at your favorite hibachi grill, get a ticket, fly to japan and taste the real deal (If life was that easy, am I right?). menu items may be difficult to read and pronounce for non-native speakers, but Japanese food is certainly easy on the taste buds. The land off the rising sun as what the country is popularly called, houses the best ramen noodle bars and restaurants that serve yakitori or grilled chicken and vegetable skewers. And of course, who would go visit japan and not have the pleasure of enjoying fresh sushi and sashimi!
Italians are proud of their culinary achievements. So if you ever find yourself in Italy to visit the Florence cathedral or take a photo with the leaning tower of pisa, don’t forget to have a cup of special Italian brewed coffee. Have some of their delicious risottos and al dente pastas. For dessert, you can never go wrong with gelato of a flavor of your choice. Finally, it’s a sin to leave Italy without ordering their legendary Neopolitan-style pizza and Roman-style pizza. Just don’t go looking for pineapples on your pan!
Mexico is a popular tourist destination because of the weather, the sights, and of course, the food! We all know that this place is all about their enchiladas, tacos, and quesadillas. Don’t leave Mexico without trying Chilaquiles, Tostadas, Elote, Mole, and Chiles en nogada. Taco bell may not be giving us the satisfaction we deserve when it comes to Mexican cuisine!
If you’re into spicy food, visit Indonesia for some authentic Nasi Goreng which is the country’s national dish. This version of fried rice is seasoned with sweetened soy sauce or ketchup and topped with carrots, cucumber, and acar. Ayam gureng is also a must try. This savory dish is basically the best tasting fried chicken in the country. The secret behind this flavorsome food is the use of organic bird meat from small village birds. The beauty of Bali is not the only thing that will keep you coming back to Indonesia.
Greece is on everybody’s travel bucket list. And why should it not be? Just looking at pictures of Santorini will make you fall in love with the place instantly. But there is more to Greece than just the sights. The country also takes pride with their food especially Souvlaki which is basically grilled marinated pork on a stick. Greece is also well-known for Mousaka which is an eggplant-based dish which tastes best when home-made. So never say no to Greek hospitality!
China is also a great travel destination for food. Although Chinese buffets and takeout is pretty popular, do not think, even for a second, that you know what authentic Chinese dishes taste like until you come to visit China and have a bite of their traditional food. Try chop seuy which is a healthy mix of vegetables sautéed in savory sauce. Chinese restaurants also make hand-pulled noodles that taste like heaven!
Welcome to the Ivanhoe Travel Outlet, my personal outlet where I can unload all my crazy stories pent up and learned from time spent abroad. I spent almost a year living, studying, and traveling around the UK, with lots of time spent in Scotland. During this time, I had an encounter with a book, a book that many of you may not no has had such an influence on modern day renditions of the legend of Robin Hood. This book – titled Ivanhoe – enthralled me as I was living from village to village in the countryside of Scotland.
My travel outlet
However, this first post is not meant to be a background on me, but rather an overview of my thoughts and plans for the future. My outlet. If you want to learn more about who I am you can take a peek at my about me page. My intent for this site is that it will be an outlet where I will be able to share with the world everything I have come to learn and love so much about traveling. I believe it is necessary for each and every one of us to have an outlet from which to unload not only negative energy, but positive energy as well. My goal with my travel outlet is to provide value while at the same time creating a place for me to store my own thoughts and musings about life abroad.
Need some inspiration to go travel yourself?
What better way to get excited about packing your bags and taking off than to see what others have done and are currently doing. There is an abundance of videos on YouTube, I know. Although it wasn’t easy to choose, this trip around the world video is one of my favorites. Every time I watch it I am excited to start planning my next adventure as it inspires me to visit new places I haven’t been yet.