Posts Tagged ‘food travel’

Food Travel: Chinese Dumplings 101

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Every country has an iconic local delicacy that is recognizable around the world. In China, nothing is more distinguishable than a local dumpling, which comes in varying shapes and flavors, even in its national home.

Dump your tourist’s notions about dumplings because here we give you the list of China’s most popular dumpling variations.

Chinese Dumplings

Har gow 

When you order a serving of dim sum, don’t forget the har gow. These are small, plump, translucent dumpling with a shrimp inside as filling.

There is also a novelty in preparing the har gow wrap. Chinese restaurants pride themselves in being able to prepare the perfect har gow wrap—just thick enough to retain breakage when wedge in between chop sticks. More importantly, the har gow wrap should not be too sticky or too chewy when eaten.

Five of the best grubs in Toronto, Canada cheaper than $5 

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If you thought that having fine food while you’re in Toronto, Canada should cost an arm and a leg, think again. Below are five specialties you’ll never thought you’d find on food carts on the street, and best of all, they each cost less than $5.  

Lemongrass pork banh mi subs  

You might think you’re actually in Vietnam when you taste one of the Banh Mi Boys’ sandwiches. Without tasting the submarine sandwich, they’re bound to interest you enough because they’re about as big as your own forearm, and for something that costs only $4.95, this is definitely a price to beat. While traditional banh mi buns may seem appealing already, these Vietnamese sandwiches pack up a punch with more modern twists.  

8 Top destinations for food lovers

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Travel destinations and great food come together like how we need air to breathe. When you go to different places, there will be a culinary experience that will make a mark in your soul and make that holiday memorable. Here are some of the best food destinations across the globe:


If you will be crossing states and towns in India, expect a burst of different flavors to be served on the dining table. The main staple when your in the north is roti and rice when you are in the south. They usually come with chutney, vegetables, and dhal. The meal may come with some meat or fish. Your taste buds will love the range of exotic spices that come with every dish in India.


Food Travel: The weirdest food museums in the world

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The world is the most amazing museum one could ever explore. Food, being a large part of one’s own unique culture, is diverse around the world; an excerpt from Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2013, this article features temples of modest yet bizarre dishes that will tickle even your most hidden tastebuds.

Jell-O Gallery in LeRoy, USA

Jell-O Museum

Pearle Wait, a carpenter from LeRoy, New York, never thought that the plain gelatine-based dessert he invented in his home would make it big in the food industry. Selling his recipe to brainy marketers, Jell-O became blockbuster in the dawn of the 20th century. As the recipe books for this invention were distributed, the world eventually became inspired of the very easy and convenient just-add-water pleasures of preparing the dish. Located between Rochester and Buffalo, its gallery showcases its history with the emphasis on the celebrities of different media who have endorsed it throughout its existence. Another attraction is a gift shop filled with jelly-related souvenirs.

The Most Exciting Dubai Brunches: How to Start Off Your Weekend

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Just in case you’re new in Dubai, or you’re thinking of visiting the city over one of their long weekends, here is a primer. Brunch in Dubai is not the same as brunch in any other country. This is because it’s more than just a meal that joins breakfast and lunch together. For Dubai’s ultra-busy cosmopolitan inhabitants, brunch is a chance to socialize, relax, and to get the party started. Take note, Dubai’s population is largely composed of expats who are mostly Westerners, so while the city is still governed by stringent U.A.E . rules and the country’s strong Islamic culture, brunches tend to encourage more than just the loosening of the diner’s belts.

Best Restaurants in Rome: Eat what the Romans eat

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When you travel to Rome, one of the best experiences you can have is the gastronomical experience.  After all, they do serve the tastiest dishes in the world, most of which have found its way to all parts of the world.  From pasta to pizza to gelato, there’s really no excuse not to experience an authentic Roman meal when traveling to Rome.  After all, food is one of the most famous lure of Roman. 

There’s this saying “When in Rome, do as the Romans do”.  So when traveling to Rome, eat what Romans do.  When traveling, it is world-wise to try the dishes that are famous among the locals.  Remember, most dish portions in Rome are good for two to three people so order wisely and make room for dessert.  Take note that most servers are slightly grumpy and, unless you’re a local or a celebrity, they won’t tell you anything unless you ask.  Insist on good service and you will win the server’s respect. 

Food Travel: Top Tokyo Sushi restaurants

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Where else can you have the best sushi in the world but in Japan, and in Tokyo, you have a number of choices which fit anyone’s budget. Having excellent sushi does not always have to translate to an expensive dining experience.

Eating sushi does not only entail high quality of raw seafood but you also take into consideration excellent service, chefs who has trained for years to serve you the best sushi, the ambiance of enjoying the dish with an air of traditional Japanese setting, and the bill after dining.

Putting all of these onto the equation, your sushi experience will really depend on how much you are willing to spend for the sushi experience in Tokyo. But this great city offers you a wide array of choices which gives you excellent options without burning a hole on your pocket.

Food Travel: The best Korean cuisines

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The flavors of Korean food originated from ancient traditions in the Korean peninsula that evolved thru the ages with the interaction of culture, politics, and the environment. The Korean culture is very unique in its approach to food.

In fact their food seems to penetrate every aspect of their lives. Korean food is also more than just filling your stomach because it also provides taste and medicine. Listed here are our top picks of the best Korean restaurants that serve the best of Korean foods that are ‘must-try’.
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