Any new food you loved while traveling?

@mimpi1911 (25454)
India
September 7, 2009 7:03am CST
I am traveling right now and amongst many new things that I am getting to enjoy, I am having great desserts with fruit salads every day. Rambutan, Kiwi are two new fruits that I am quite liking. Also, different kinda pear, peach, sweet melon...right now I am on fruits, salads and kebabs diet. To make a discussion, any new food/ cuisine/ dish/ fruits or vegetables you tasted while traveling?
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@sblossom (2170)
7 Sep 09
I think if i listed i would have a lot to mention here. When i traveled in the Russia i liked their yogurt ice cream very much. When i came home i told my friends that i just remembered the ice cream. Can you imagine eating ice cream in winter in russia is popular. when i traveld in the UK i like the fish and chips very much. I had a record of having fish and chips three days when i was in playmouth. I also like Kebab. I have a kebab shop named best kebab in around my flat. I usually visit once weekly. I thought it's the best one, but later i found all the kebab shops in the uk called best kebab. By the way the food you mentioned are all my favorite. i also try different fruit salad at home almost every day. sometimes i think i eat too many fruits. i don't know it's good to me or not.
@thea09 (18324)
• Greece
7 Sep 09
Yogurt icecream is my absolute favourite but you can get it in the UK too, I think it's Lakeland Creameries who make it and it used to be in the supermarkets in the Lake District. We have it here too and it's also easy to make.
@sblossom (2170)
7 Sep 09
I have not visited lake districted yet. I really wish i can visit the area soon. thanks for your information. by the way if you don't mind pls do visit my blog http://blossom-iwanttoseetheworld.blogspot.com. it's my travel record.
@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
8 Sep 09
My mom makes yogurt ice creams which i am sure must be different from the one you just mentioned. Fish and chips sounds yummy. BTW, i am following your travel blog. it looks lovely!
@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
7 Sep 09
I like rambutan and we have plenty in my country when its season, I don't really like kiwi and I think that's a good thing because it's quite expensive here, lol. I always like to try new food whenever we travel and I like most of the new food I have tried. But the first time I have tried dragon fruit is when we went to Vietnam and I like it.
@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
8 Sep 09
I think rambutan originated from your country only. its a nice fruit. Dragon fruit? is it something like jackfruit?
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@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
8 Sep 09
I think, Rambutan is only grow in Southeast Asia and Australia, and yes it is very nice fruit, the taste of it are similar to Longan and Lychee which is also known as a cousins of rambutan and siblings of cjay, lol. Dragon fruit is very different from jack fruit, the skin is like reddish or pinkish and inside is white pinkish with lots of seeds, it's also sweet, but I think jack fruit is sweeter. Jack fruit is more like Durian, but I haven't tried it, although I have seen it and they both look the same, except that jack fruit it quite bigger.
@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
8 Sep 09
That's a great addition Cjay! I haven't eaten longan though. `durian I have and i d not like much of jackfruits but i have to when it comes from our country farm every year.
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@thea09 (18324)
• Greece
7 Sep 09
Hi mimpi, I'm seriously shocked that a kiwi is a new fruit to you, actually I don't like them myself. I'd never fancied eating snails at all but am a great believer in trying something new when travelling so I did opt for snails in garlic butter in Paris, it just seemed such a French dish to try. They were quite enjoyable but I've never yet been tempted to try snails cooked Greek style, I'll definitely just save that delight for France.
@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
8 Sep 09
Hi Thea! Even though we get kiwis here (very rarely though), its of a different variety and not as much popular as it is in your place of UAE. The snails reminded me of squids which i did not like much.
@thea09 (18324)
• Greece
8 Sep 09
Since when did I move to the middle east? Squid is compulsory here by the way
@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
8 Sep 09
These typos could be killing! Pls read OR instead of of UAE!!
@alokn99 (5717)
• India
7 Sep 09
The mention of all that is making my mouth water. Especially the kebabs. While in Sri lanka I had tasted some out of this world sea food spiced with their local spices. And then in Dubai of course a long time ago, I had the opportunity to eat the some delicious mutton in a Pakistani restaurant. Enjoy all those fruits and kebabs Mimpi.The dry fruits too are great there.
@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
8 Sep 09
I am loving the variety of kebabs i am getting here. Shawarma is a new thing and i am liking it.
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@alokn99 (5717)
• India
8 Sep 09
Yes, I quite liked the shawarma too. Although they have started making and selling it here, it does not taste anything like the ones you are enjoying.
@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
13 Sep 09
I am not a great cheese lover however when I went to Cyprus for the first time I tried feta cheese and it was divine, I couldn't stop eating the stuff. And I would put some on most of my dinners I had, as it was a buffet and it was readily available. However when I got home I decided to buy some from my supermarket but it certainly wasn't nice and didn't taste the same. I haven't eaten any feta cheese since. I must go back to Cyprus one day, beautiful country and the food, out of this world and so varied.
@anex08 (868)
• Philippines
8 Sep 09
I love batil patong which serves only in ILocos region here in the Philippines. Its a mixture of home made noodles plus shrimp and a sort of pork slices. its really good tasting noodles, you will have to take 3 to 4 servings before you say you are already satisfied.
@dpk262006 (56473)
• Delhi, India
8 Sep 09
Hi Mimpi! You appear very lucky that you are enjoying the taste of new and delicious fruits such as Kiwi and foreign peach, which otherwise are not easily available in our own country. I think when one goes to a foreign country, one gets a chance to taste new fruits and vegetables, which are famous in that country. I cannot remember having tastes any new fruit,while travelling. Have a nice day! deepak How are you doing?
@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
8 Sep 09
That sounds really nice and healthy mimpi. I enjoyed many different things while I travelled a few years ago. I especially enjoyed the coconut shakes on Koh Phi Phi in Thailand while I was there and in Singapore I discovered Roti Johns which were mouth watering and, believe it or not I had not had before. I’ve enjoyed them many times since but none have been as delicious as the Singapore food market’s. Happy holiday!
@Yasya08 (214)
• Israel
8 Sep 09
I tried Russian pelmeni this summer. It's like our raviolli, but with meat, I liked it.
@wangkai (798)
• China
8 Sep 09
i like banana when i am traveling.
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
7 Sep 09
Hi mimpi! When I went to Japan I was introduced to a whole new menu of foods. I eat things I had no idea what they were. Still don't know what they all were. I enjoyed it very much. The only thing I didn't like was Tofu. I remembered that because it was the one thing I didn't want..lol..
@drannhh (15240)
• United States
7 Sep 09
Recently I had cactus flavored corn tortillas for the first time, but certainly it will not be the last, as they were delicious. The only time I ever had a corn tortilla that good tasting before was when we went to Acapulco and bought them fresh from a little restaurant near the beach. Even the ones I made myself were never as good as those. Of course the salt air from the ocean probably made everything better. But these we had recently are called Nopal and I'm presuming they contain nopales which is the cactus leave with the spines taken out and they look somewhat like spinach tortillas which are usually made from flour, but these are the healthier corn tortillas and light green and soft and yummy. Travel not only broadens the mind but introduces us to wonderful new foods.
@maximax8 (28559)
• United Kingdom
7 Sep 09
When I was in Australia I tasted macadamia nuts I loved them. Then I went to Indonesia and had passion fruit I thought it was lovely tasting. I can't remember when I first tasted kiwi but think it is superb tasting. I really love traveling.
@riyasam (16578)
• India
7 Sep 09
while travelling,i try not to consume much of outside food,like yyou i also limit myself to various fruits,i also had rambuttan,it usually grows in the hillly areas and i find it so very tasty but it gets sppoiled very fast.
@williamjisir (22903)
• China
7 Sep 09
Hello mimpi. When I travel, I love to get some snacks like preserved tofu, which tastes good, some peanuts, bottled milk and water, congee and some fruits like apples, pears, and oranges, but in fact, I cannot consume them all during the journey. I always have so many left when I get to my destination. By the way, I don't like to buy anything on the train as it is very expensive and not worth it. Good day, mimpi.
@bjcyrix (6910)
• Philippines
7 Sep 09
The food that I remember trying and loving would be baked clams/oysters. We didnt have that here at our hometown because our city is land-locked. Still there are those who sell oysters and clams in the market and I think there are fancy restaurants who offer baked clams but I really dont go to those kinds of restaurants. When we got to travel, to a famous beach, the restaurants at the side walks were offering seafood galore.^_^ I do love seafoods but Im allergic to some of them. Good thing though that I wasnt allergic to oysters and clams, cause otherwise, I would have missed a good plate of specialty food.
@suprad1 (251)
• India
7 Sep 09
Hi, If you are travelling in Spain, I would suggest you to try a very local dish called 'Paelea'. It is a hardcore meat dish. Being a Vegetarian myself, I wanted to try this new dish in vegetarian. Luckily, when I was in Alicante, I stumbled upon an 'authentic Vegatarian Spainish' restaurant. It was the best opportunity for me to try this dish as I had heard a lot about it. The chef was kind enough to prepare a truly vegetarian Paelea for me and I can still relish it now. It was just awesome. My tip when you travel would be, to try local food and be adventurous.
@manigp (25)
• India
7 Sep 09
I am fun to travel in the train for long journey. I would like to have good food in the trvelling. i do not know the reason, i will feel more hungry in travelling time. I like to have chappthi with veg gravy or non veg gravey(particullarly chicken), idli and variety rice. And more to have snacks also