Hi Everyone! I would like to share with you the best food that I had ever tried without initial planning when I travel to these countries. Usually, before I travel, I will check online the food that I should try. Most of the time, I managed to test those suggested by bloggers and articles. However, the ones that I could remember forever and are significant for me are the ones that I randomly tried while walking the streets. And I guess it is fair enough to share with you all the best food you should try whenever you are at these places.
Best Pizza - Paris
I have not been to Italy so don't @ me. I will try whenever I go there for my future honeymoon with my partner. But I did not expect that Paris' pizza dough to be so soft, fluffy and yummy. I tried a Halal restaurant located near a train station.
Best Loaf - Paris
No arguments. This is the only french loaf or they called it the baguette in Paris that I can eat without any butter or jam. Available at their bakery and even the ones served by the hotel I was staying was a Chef's kiss.
Best Duck Noodle - London
I found this Chinese Halal duck noodle shop while I was randomly walking near a train station when I was in the city of London. The owners are from China. Wow! I have never tasted this kind of noodle even when I was in China.
Best Donut - Moscow, Russia
Well, at first I was wondering why is the guy who was having his breakfast in front of my table took a big portion of the small donuts. He did not have anything else except that. Then, I took a few with some other food in the buffet. I was like Whattt???!!! So soft, light and really really good. This was at an Airport hotel a few minutes walk from Moscow International Airport. Stayed there for a day and did not expect to meet delicious donuts. I found out after that visit there is a donut shop at St. Petersburg. If I know, I will include St. Petersburg in my itinerary just to try it.
Best and Largest Meringue - Moscow, Russia
Yes, I found this by coincidence too when I was having my breakfast at one of the cafes near the hotel I was staying. It is huge, and really good. Not too sweet and different from those meringues I had tried in my life. Since the journey from Moscow to my country is only 8 hours, I bought quite a lot to bring back home on my last day.
Best Salmon Cake - Anchorage, Alaska
I don't mind going back to Alaska just to have this Salmon Cake and Hashbrown. Yes, it was the best. I tried a few at my country after that just because I missed this, yeah no. Nothing beats this salmon cake.
Best Butter - Oymyakon
This butter that I tried was homemade by the owner of the home that we stayed at. It was the best butter I had ever eaten in my life and so far I have not met any of the same butter. Tell you something, me and another Italian group mate whom I met during the travel kept munching the bread with this butter throughout our last day at Oymyakon while we are all having dinner together.
Best Cookies - New York City
The best huge cookies I have ever tried is Levain Bakery at New York City. Yes. When I bought a box filled with it back home, my sister-in-law's sister told her to tell me to go back to NYC to help her but these cookies. And frankly, usually I don't do repeat travel to the same country. But I will only for this cookies.
Best Roti Prata and Chapati - North India
This is the most thickest and delicious prata and Chapati I have tried in my life. No one can argue with me on this. I can eat one and survive the whole day without any other food. So thick and never tasted before other than when I was in India at Delhi, Agra and Bareilly.
Best Coffee - Alaska and USA
Hands down. These are the places that made me don't mind drinking coffee without any sugar and cream. This was when I know the other side of the coffee and made me fall in love with it. Firstly it is not thick and bitter. I tried in Canada but it was not my kind of taste though. But the coffee in Alaska, NYC, Long Beach, Los Angeles in California are really my type.
Best Tea - London, UK
The tea in London was the first time that made me fall in love drinking tea without sugar or cream. Usually in my country I was introduced since I was young tea with sugar at least if I want to drink. However, when I tried the tea here it just doesn't taste as good as the ones in London and Manchester. By the way, these are the only 2 places in UK then I traveled to. So, my opinion is based on these experiences.
Best Vegetables and Vegetables Soup - Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
Wow, this is the only place that I enjoyed having to eat vegetables like nobody's business. Their greens is another level of meals. Their rice rolls stuffed with vegetables and the soup noodles with vegetables. No one can compete with the ones I had at Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.
Best Daily Loaf Bread - Dubai
I really need someone to send to me this loaf of bread. It was actually a normal bread but was the best. It looks like the wholemeal brown type of bread. I had this when I was staying at my former boss' family house. They served me with this bread most of the time and it was delicious. Unfortunately, I could not find this bread before I left the Dubai to bring back home.
Best Tom Yum - Thailand
When I say tom yum, you say Thailand. Precisely. Out of everything on this list, I think this one is connected to the country. No other tom yum in the world matches with Thailand's. After a few years since my last visit to the country, I went to Chiang Mai. And yes, they should be crowned with the best tom yum by the global food association.
Best Breakfast Wrap - Shanghai, China
Seriously, I have no idea the name of this wrap. But it is filled with vegetables. An ex-colleague of mine bought it for me for breakfast. He is from China and I guess he knows the ins and outs of the real good food in Shanghai. The wrap is huge that I ate it in the morning and the middle of the day.
Best BBQ Fish - Langkawi, Malaysia
BBQ fish is widely available when you are at Langkawi since it is at the beach. Although it was delicious, I could not finish this fish. It was delicious bbq grilled fish but it was extremely spicy. My spicy tolerance of a small chilli padi is usually at 8 or 10. But this spiciness is at level 100. Even when I ate it with rice, was not helping me at all.
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