When you’re on the road food doesn’t always look quite like you expect it to
I have eaten some exceptionally good food on our travels. I have also had some pretty insipid unforgettable meals too. However, one question I keep getting asked is what is the most unusual food I have eaten? So here you go, in reverse order this is my top 5 of unusual foods I have eaten during our trip so far.
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Where the magic happens
Our main priority when booking our accommodation for our last week in Asia was to make sure that we were close to good street food. Luckily for us our last destination was Bangkok so we headed to the Sukhumvit area and took up residence in a guesthouse just around the corner from Soi 38. We had heard from several reliable sources that the street food in this area would ensure that we left Asia in style!
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Cooking up a storm
When we first made the huge decision to journey around the world our route was based on a number of key experiences. We plotted these bucket list items on a map and basically joined the dots. Fairly high up on the list for me was learning to cook in Thailand and I was beyond excited when I finally got my chance.
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Delicious fruit shakes – just add ice
Nothing says Asia to me like fantastic street food. I know everyone talks about how great it is but I really think everyone should experience the joy of eating the most delicious, fresh and surprising street food at least once in their lives. The experience of a night market is intoxicating, it’s loud, busy and a real assault on the senses. You wander around being hit with the most mouth watering smells, every stall frantically preparing food in ridiculously simple but amazing ways. I’m astounded by what some of these cooks can achieve with one gas burner and a wok.
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Inside one of the wondrous Singapore food courts – Maxwell
Anthony Bourdain made the bold statement that Singapore has the greatest hawker food in the world. We decided on our 4 days in Singapore to make it our mission to try food from as many of the hawker locations as possible to test his theory.
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The best pies in the world? We think NZ reigns supreme
We had been warned that food in New Zealand was expensive and we were fully prepared to reign ourselves in after our jaunt around America which had proved to be a gastronomic delight. The plan was to minimise eating out and to prepare as many of our own meals as possible. We would then utilise Subway and their foot long sandwiches to fill in the inevitable lunchtime gaps, as we had done in America. Simple, what could possibly go wrong?
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