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1. Posted by verve (Budding Member 9 posts) 13y

what would you say is the best food you've tasted on your travel(S) and where was it? or maybe it's the most interesting experience you've had eating? what may be.....

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2. Posted by Peter (Admin 5807 posts) 13y

Oh, I love thinking about food :) My favourite experience was when I visited
Azerbaijan a few years back. We were out in the countryside and visited a small town
where we stayed overnight. The local officials took us to a restaurant of sorts down
by a river. We had to wash our hands in spring water before starting the experience.
Course after course were brought out for us to enjoy - beautiful meat, fresh herbs
and some white squishy stuff which we decided not to ask about The
accompanying vodka probably helped the enjoyable factor!

3. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 13y

Had a lot of great food while travelling, can't even remember what was the best. Grilled salmon in Norway and curry in Thailand are among the best

One of the most interesting experiences (and actually also the grossest) was in Costa Rica last December. We had been eating great grilled fish for the past week or so and stopped along the road in what's called a 'soda', more or less a cafe type diner which can be found all over the country.

Anyway, coming from Holland we saw "grilled tongue" on the menu. In what must have been one of my dumbest cultural and language fumblings of all time, I figured this to be "sea tongue", a fish sort where the dutch name for "tongue" both applies to the fish and to a tongue (as in a mouth).

Anyway, after ordering, I started to be a bit uneasy about WHAT I had really ordered. Of course it ended up being ox tongue.... and it was not good.... but we had a great laugh about it, which is worth a lot too

4. Posted by simplyjond (Budding Member 7 posts) 13y

Had an interesting time once when I went to a Malaysian restaurant in a small town in Holland. The waiter only spoke Dutch (Flemish) and Malaysian; the menu was only in Dutch and Malaysian; I only spoke English.

Eventually (selecting by the menu photographs) I ordered a sort of sampler dish - it was a tray with various compartments scooped out and you go a little bit of everything - including starters, soup, main courses and deserts.

I haven't got a clue what I ate that night, but most of it was great!!

Travel well and arrive home safely,

JonD

5. Posted by sole (Full Member 208 posts) 13y

Best food has to be Thai food, have had brilliant food from street vendors and in small family owned restaurants... longing back this moment, starting to feel hungry LOL Next it will be Spanish food, enjoy cooking it myself.

Sam, so you don't eat tongue?? I grew up with eating both ox, calf and pig's tongue and hearts and of course liver, delicious in my opinion

cheers
solvejg

6. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 13y

Well, most likely tongue would be great, just prepared differently :) I am telling you, this was terrible.... but as I said, laughed long and hard about my own stupidity and that was worth more!

Speaking about things you grew up eating... Pete and me grew up on an island called Rennell in the Solomon Islands, basically from birth. As young kids (boys) on this island, you HAD to have a slingshot and go out shooting birds. Which we duly did. We ate all we shot.... I still have pics in my mind of bats, parrots and honey suckers grilling on an open fire

Strange I didn't like that tongue then huh

7. Posted by sole (Full Member 208 posts) 13y

Sam,

LOL, no can't imagine why tongue should be such an awful experience after bats....

cheers/Solvejg

8. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 13y

Well, to be quite honest, they weren't these small bats like you see up in Europe. They were the "flying fox" variety, well known in the Sydney Botanical Gardens for example. Without trying to gross anyone out, the meat is seriously very good.... if you can handle the smell of burnt hair from the grilling part that is...

My fiancees mother tells me in Norway they eat sheeps brains up north somewhere! I am not too sure about this but I know it won't be making it to my wedding!!!!!

Cheers,

Sam

9. Posted by Peter (Admin 5807 posts) 13y

No sheep brains? Why? They're actually quite nice.. gooey and tastes a bit like egg
from memory - had some in Albania.

10. Posted by ninjpm (Budding Member 5 posts) 13y

Dining out well i like dining in my self because you get to cuddle with them while you watcha romantic movie.

:)Brooke Roberts:)