#TTOT Round-Up: Travel Food

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Here’s the round-up of this week’s #TTOT on “Travel Food!”

Q1 via spanishsabores Plan a picnic with 3 foods from 3 different countries.

  • AdlibTraveller: Jerk Chicken (Jamaica), Cous-Cous (Moroccan seasonings) and spicy salad (Thailand)
  • ilivetotravel: Cuban ham croquettas, Puerto Rican rum, and gringo Coca-Cola
  • smallching: Sushi from Japan, bubbles from France, jamon iberico from Spain
  • OneDayInACity: Chips and guacomole from Mexico, cheese and bread from France, and pizza from Italy
  • trevormorrow: A selection of fresh bread from France, curries from Thailand, and beers form Germany
  • scrapbookoflife: Falafel from Egypt, Zebu steak from Madagascar, gelato from Italy
  • holidayhype: Greek salad, Spanish tapas and French cheese
  • ehalvey: Empanadas from Argentina, tamales from Mexico, and ginger beer from Jamaica

Q2 via BeyondBlighty What’s the strangest food you’ve had while traveling?

BackpackerBecki: Deep fried tarantula in Cambodia
nickminers: Dried fish and fermented shark from Iceland
landingstanding: The cuy (Guinea Pig) I ate in Peru doing his best impression of Rodin’s The Thinker
LandLopers: Dried river weed with sesame from Laos
Changes_Long:  Kokorec, aka sheep intestine

Q3 via CitybaseApts What dish have you always wanted to try?

  • goseewrite: OK, this is going to sound odd, but I want to try brains. Not the presentation in the skull, just some well prepared brain
  • traveldudes: I would now try a scorpion. But that was only after I’ve seen other bloggers eating them and liking them
  • Emma_Sparks: Real Indian curries
  • TravelJobsAgent: I have always wanted to try alligator tail in Miami
  • sledgeosvkm8: Dim sum in China, that would be amazing and is on my bucket list
  • toffeebugs: I’ve always wanted to try Persian cuisine how it differs with the the rest of Middle East
  • MalloryOnTravel: Jambalaya in New Orleans would be pretty cool
  • L_e_a_h: I want to try this Brazilian churrascaria in Rio again just to make sure I really did like it
  • foodieintl: Durian. I’m so embarrassed I’ve never gotten around to it

Q4 via ae_carhire Have you ever visited a place just for its cuisine? Where?

  • tripcrafters: I have been to been to Kerala once, just to eat their local delicacy called Appams
  • sarahduff: I did once go to Paris for the weekend for Nutella crepes and croissants
  • lethers: Yes, Parma in Italy. Parma ham, Parmesan and several other lesser known foods including great gelato
  • Intrepid_Travel: I once routed a flight thru San Francisco so I could get dumplings in Chinatown and then got back on the plane
  • clynshaw: Penang, Malaysia – unbelievable street food
  • JustChuckinIt: I will say one of the top reasons I visited NYC was to eat at the first pizza place in the USA: Lombardi’s Neapolitan Pizza 
  • YumeFulfilled: I travel locally for special eats all the time. Especially if there are food festivals 
  • inga_ros: I love food. But I’ve never visited a destination just because of it. Traveling is for me a holistic experience
  • wanderplex: Does going to tropical destinations just for the fresh coconuts on the beach count?

Q5 via findyourjenjoy Is there a food/snack you always pack when you travel?

  • collazoprojects: Instant oatmeal- can always get hot water; fast, filling, easy to pack snack good any time of day
  • nsouthwick: Oranges/clementines. There’s never a time when I can’t use some extra citrus. Plus, they’re individually wrapped
  • LandLopers: Not now, but in mu backpacking days peanut butter was ALWAYS in my pack. Great go to food “just in case”
  • MashOnEarth: Always have chocolate in bag: great to share, great to cheer one up, perfect for a quick snack
  • Thoopanella: Not really, but I LOVE wasabi peanuts, so if I can find them, I WILL pack them
  • defunct1: Kicap Cap Kipas Udang (Manis) That’s right, sweet soy sauce
  • TransAmericas: No question, Almonds. Healthiest, tastiest most filling snack there is
  • SuuperG: Toblerone original nougat chocolate is my travel treat – ever since traveling as a kid with my mom on international flights
  • AllAboutPuebla: My guilty pleasure, buying yogurt-covered pretzels at airport, where available

And there you have it, “Travel Food!”

Next week’s #TTOT topic is: “Honeymoon Travel!” Submit your questions HERE!

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Have YOU got anything to add to the “Travel Food” discussion?

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