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11 Jun 2018

Food worth the travel

Local and ethnic food
Travel has changed and food is becoming one of the top reasons. 

Have you ever noticed how even the faint aroma of something you ate on a vacation instantly takes you back to the moment you experienced it. Food is powerful. It has the ability to shape your journey and define your memories. Food is also an essential part of life and community. It's what makes us who we are as a people.  Apart from the delicacy, food also talks hundred words about the culture and lifestyle of a destination.

Source - The Planet D

Here is a list of local and ethnic dishes that is worth the travel:

Where is this dish eaten? Russia

This is a beet soup, and one of the most famous Russian traditional foods. Full of vegetables and meat, the layered flavors in this soup are especially nice with a dollop of fresh sour cream.

*Source – Tripsavvy



Where is this dish eaten? Turkey

This Turkey dish is made from pieces of beef mixed with tomatoes, sliced garlic, youghurt and mint leaves. This mixture would then be stir fried and put in the bread then baked.

*Source - okfoodrecipes



Ful medamesFul medames:
Where is this dish eaten? Egypt

Ful medames is an ancient Egyptian dish with origins that reach back to the time of the pharaohs. This simple dish of slow-simmered fava beans seasoned with olive oil, lemon juice, garlic and spices is the daily breakfast meal for millions of Egyptians.

*Source - Epicurious | Whats4eats



Where is this dish eaten? China

Ask any locals what to eat and the number answer you will get is this specialty of Shaanxi province. Crumbed flatbread is added into a bowl of steaming hot mutton soup, supplemented with chunks of tender mutton meat and vegetable.

*Source – Travel3sixty



Dahi vadeyDahi vadey:
Where is this dish eaten?  India

Dahi vadey, which literally translates to yogurt fritters, are fried chickpea-based fritters soaked in a savory yogurt base. This dish is a classic staple of any Hyderbadi Indian meal.

*Source – Follownews



Where is this dish eaten? Indonesia

Kolak (or kolek) is an Indonesian dessert based on palm sugar or coconut sugar, coconut milk, and pandan leaf. It is a popular tajil (appetizer).

*Source - Indoindians



Where is this dish eaten? Germany

Spätzle is made from soft dough that's been dropped into boiling water to cook. The Spätzle is baked in a dish with cream, eggs, onions, spices and topped with cheese. The result is rich, creamy and universally loved.

*Source - Inside Munich



Where is this dish eaten? Middle East

Kunafa is one of the most favoured deserts in this region. It‘s done in different way, with nuts, with cream, with honey, and even with fruits such as mangoes, however it is basically a pastry made with phyllo dough and cheese.

*Source – Arab Academy



Don't worry if you are unable to travel, you can experience the global and ethnic foods at The Speciality Food Festival from 30 October to 1 November 2018. 


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