G’day, fellow travellers! If you’ve got your passports ready and the travel bug is itching, it’s time for an epic culinary journey to satisfy your wanderlust. From the bustling streets of Vietnam to the rolling hills of New Zealand, the Taste of Travel blog has got your taste buds covered for some gastronomic globetrotting. Whether you’re a solo adventurer, a family on a foodie quest, or a group of friends seeking new flavours, this blog is your passport to a delicious world tour.
Vietnam: Pho-nomenal Street Food
Welcome to the land of the motorbike symphony, where flavours make your taste buds tango. Vietnam is a food lover’s paradise, offering a diverse array of dishes. Besides the iconic Pho, try Banh Mi (a delicious Vietnamese sandwich), Goi Cuon (fresh spring rolls), and Bun Cha (grilled pork with vermicelli).
Must-Try Dish: Pho, a steaming bowl of noodle soup that’s an art form in itself. Head to Hanoi for an authentic experience.
New Zealand: Kiwi Culinary Delights
In the heart of Middle Earth, New Zealand offers not just stunning landscapes but also a feast for your senses. Beyond the famous Hangi, savour the delectable flavours of Whitebait Fritters, Pavlova (a sweet meringue-based dessert), and Hokey Pokey ice cream.
Must-Try Dish: Hangi, a Maori method of cooking involving earth ovens. The go-to hangi experience is tacked onto Maori village tours in Rotorua, the Tamaki Maori Village is our pick while you taste the history!
UK: A Taste of Tradition
Venture across the pond to the United Kingdom, where you’ll find comfort food at its finest. Besides Fish and Chips, indulge in Shepherd’s Pie, Black Pudding, and a classic Cream Tea.
Must-Try Dish: Fish and Chips – best enjoyed by the seaside.
Japan: Sushi, Sake, and So Much More
Japan beckons with its precision in culinary art. While sushi and sashimi are must-tries, explore the world of Ramen, Takoyaki (octopus balls), and Tempura.
Must-Try Dish: Okonomiyaki, a savoury pancake loaded with deliciousness.
Malaysia: The Hawker Haven
If street food is your jam, Penang Malaysia is the place to be. Relish Char Kway Teow, Nasi Lemak (coconut rice with anchovies), Satay, and Roti Canai (flaky flatbread).
Must-Try Dish: Char Kway Teow, stir-fried flat rice noodles bursting with flavours.
Philippines: A Tropical Food Adventure
For a taste of island life, head to the Philippines. Enjoy seafood feasts with dishes like Sinigang (sour soup), Lechon (roast pig), and Halo-Halo (a colourful dessert mix).
Must-Try Dish: Adobo, a savoury stew with a sweet and tangy twist. Here are the Top 10 Food destinations for Travellers
Indonesia: Spice Up Your Journey
Eat like a local! Indonesia offers a rich tapestry of flavours from Padang to Bali. Savour Nasi Goreng, Rendang (slow-cooked beef in coconut milk), and Sate Ayam (chicken skewers).
Must-Try Dish: Nasi Goreng, the Indonesian fried rice that’s a comfort food staple.
Fiji: Island Eats
As you bask in Fiji’s tropical paradise, don’t forget to try the local cuisine. Relish in Lovo, Kokoda (a marinated fish dish), and Taro. Pro tip: Check out the Tourism Fiji CEO, brent Hills food bucket list for some further inspiration.
Must-Try Dish: Lovo, a traditional Fijian feast cooked underground.
New Caledonia: French Flair in the Pacific
For a touch of France in the Pacific, visit New Caledonia. Indulge in French pastries, seafood, and fine wines. Try Bougna, Coq au Vin, and Tarte Tatin.
Must-Try Dish: Bougna, a Melanesian dish cooked in banana leaves.
Remember, fellow foodies, each country on your culinary journey is not just about food but also about the people, culture, and stories behind the dishes. So, pack your sense of adventure and your appetite, and let’s embark on a taste-filled adventure around the globe. Whether you’re a solo traveller, a family of foodies, or a group of friends seeking new flavours, these nine countries are waiting to delight your taste buds. Bon appétit and happy travels!