Foods I’ve Enjoyed While Traveling

I like to try new things and experience the culture when I travel, although I’m only mildly adventurous when it comes to food. Even so, there are some things I have thoroughly enjoyed on my travels and crave once I’m back in Kentucky.

Cheese Curds – the best I’ve ever had are found in Madison, WI and I get them once a year in June when I’m in town for a week of professional development training.

Crepes – I’ve been to Paris twice and both times I made sure I had crepes. I’ve had them other places, but there is just no comparison.

Turkish coffee – had this in Dubai and I’m not a coffee drinker, but this I really liked; in the Arab world this is the most common type of coffee

Fish and Chips – OMG. I crave this all the time. The best I had was in Edinburgh at a park out of this gazebo-type place. Second best was in Dublin in the Temple Bar area (I wish I had kept track of restaurant names!). There are a few restaurants in Kentucky with awesome fish and chips – one is Heirloom in Midway.

Macarons – probably the single best confection in the world, they are a product of Paris and I first had when in Ireland. I’ve picked up some really fabulous ones in Dubai and NYC, as well as Paris. 

Pizza – need I say more? Well, actually yes. In Chicago it’s Giordano’s for me. And then there’s Lombardi’s in NYC.

Dates – dried and chocolate covered, from a date market in Abu Dhabi, and simply delicious

All the green tea stuff in Asia — seriously. This was a portion of a previous blog and it bears repeating simply because Asia has some incredibile green tea products that we simply don’t have. First off, the cold green tea in a bottle is available everywhere and much better than ours. Then there is ice cream, Kit Kat bars and frappacinos – all green tea flavored and all incredibily good. 

Masala Tea in India – we call this Chai in the US and I drink it a lot, but chai in India is not the same and masala tea is similar but way better. 

There have been many dishes I have enjoyed but don’t always remember the names. If it’s Indian, Mexican, Italian, Mediterranean or Korean I’m probably going to like it. Also, if it’s fresh from a garden or picked off a tree? I’m all over it. The above list is just a fun list of foods I really enjoy.

About alicrain

Wanderlust. Adventurer. Mom. Mentor. Change Agent. Crazy. Servant Leader. Citizen of the World These are all words that describe me - or have been used to describe me. There are many more but we won't get in to those. What is important to know is that at the age of 45, after having a successful career and raising a son, I decided I needed a new challenge and adventure in my life. So I joined the Peace Corps. Portions of this blog were written before this time and chronicle my life during graduate school (again, something I did in my 40s). During my service in Morocco (September 2016 - December 2018) I chronicled my daily life and all it entailed to live as an American female in another country. this is a place for me to capture random thoughts and share my life's journey
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