Traditional Icelandic food is made of all sorts of seafood and grass-fed lamb. Due to Iceland being a remote island south of the Arctic circle, surrounded by the cold Atlantic ocean, with a mostly barren land, there weren’t many foods in Iceland available for the locals to eat, for long centuries.
As you can probably tell by now, food plays a major role in our trips. Through careful research and planning, we find only the best local food experiences in every destination. We hate touristy restaurants so if you enjoy local food, then these guides will be helpful in planning your next food trip. We have many food guides to different cities around the world like Tokyo, Budapest, Seoul, and more.
Pound for pound, Singapore has to be one of the world’s best countries for food. It’s little more than half the size of Hong Kong but it’s home to one of the most delicious and diverse cuisines we’ve experienced anywhere in the world.
On our most recent trip to Europe, we dedicated over half our time to Spain so we could really sink our teeth into the cuisine and try as many traditional Spanish dishes as we could.
Traditional Japanese food or washoku is characterized by its sense of balance, aesthetics, and the seasonality and freshness of its ingredients. Rice is a staple dish in Japanese cuisine, and to a lesser extent, so are noodle dishes like soba and udon.
Like many of the Mediterranean cuisines, Greek food was shaped by the “Mediterranean Triad” of olives, grains, and grapes. These staple crops formed the foundation of traditional Greek cuisine.
According to some Portuguese locals, if you were to represent Portuguese cuisine with just one dish, then that dish would have to be cozido a portuguesa. It’s a type of traditional Portuguese boiled meal made with a wide variety of meats, smoked sausages, vegetables, and spices.
With the help of my Shanghainese colleagues, I’ve compiled a list of 25 things to eat in Shanghai that we love, for food pilgrims to experience what eating is like in our city.
So special is the food in Nagoya that they even have a specific term for it. They call it Nagoya meshi, which roughly translates to “Nagoya food” or “Nagoya cuisine”. It’s a way of acknowledging the city’s unique regional cuisine regarded as one of the best in Japan.
Some people travel for adventure, others travel for culture. We travel for food. It isn’t the only reason but it’s the single most influential factor in our choices of destination.
Madrid has its share of iconic dishes like cochinillo and bocadillo de calamares, but more than any one dish, what I enjoyed most about this city was its diversity of food experiences.