What do you eat when you visit another country?

Delicious lunch with English bacon and veggies.
@thelme55 (19998)
Germany
August 12, 2019 4:56pm CST
Do you eat the local food of the country you are traveling? Let's say, you go to Italy, do you eat their local food like spaghetti bolognese, pizza or pasta? Or when you arrived in Italy, let's say Rome, are you looking for a Chinese restaurant? It happened already trice that when I travel with friends or relatives in Paris, Rome and England, they were looking for a Chinese restaurant, Filipino Restaurant, Jollibee or a McDonald. When I am in Rome, I love to eat their yummy tuna pizza. When I am in the Philippines, I want to eat Pinoy food. When I am in London I want to eat their delicious breakfast. That is who I am. How about you? Can you relate to me? The photo is my lunch today with English bacon (which I bought in London), rice and veggies.
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@DianneN (125331)
• United States
12 Aug
I always eat the local foods when traveling to foreign countries. That’s one of the best things about traveling!
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@thelme55 (19998)
• Germany
12 Aug
So do I @DianneN. What German food have you eaten when you were here in Germany?
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@DianneN (125331)
• United States
12 Aug
@thelme55 From what I remember, we had sauerbraten, rouladen, pancakes, apfelkuchen, etc... I can’t remember everything.. I don’t even remember what I ate last week. It was all delicious!
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@thelme55 (19998)
• Germany
12 Aug
@DianneN Yummy! I love those German food. I will cook Schweinebraten with Knödel tomorrow for lunch. My son will eat with us for lunch during his lunch break from work.
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@JohnRoberts (87781)
• Los Angeles, California
12 Aug
There's McDonald's in most all countries lol!
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@thelme55 (19998)
• Germany
12 Aug
Yes, there are @JohnRoberts but I am not fond of hamburger.
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@TheHorse (89677)
• Walnut Creek, California
13 Aug
Thank goodness! Can I find Arby's in Austria (almost alliteration intended)?
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@thelme55 (19998)
• Germany
14 Aug
@TheHorse What do they sell in Arby´s?
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@LadyDuck (235635)
• Switzerland
13 Aug
Well if you go to Italy AVOID spaghetti Bolognese because only tourists order that, order Spaghetti alla Napoletana instead. Yes, I always eat local food when I travel.
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@thelme55 (19998)
• Germany
13 Aug
When I was in Rome, Florence and Milan, I order only different kinds of pizza and other local food. They were delicious. I have not ordered spaghetti bolognese though. Thanks for the heads up @LadyDuck. I didn´t know that.
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@LadyDuck (235635)
• Switzerland
13 Aug
@thelme55 Pizza in Milan and Florence is not "local food", in Rome there are a lot of better things to eat than pizza. Eat a pizza if you go to Napoli.
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@TheHorse (89677)
• Walnut Creek, California
13 Aug
Can you describe the two?
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@Gillygirl (35923)
• Sutton, England
12 Aug
Yes, I like to eat the local food. I enjoyed Greek food the best
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@thelme55 (19998)
• Germany
13 Aug
Greek food is delicious @Gillygirl. Most of their menus consist of a lot of meat and so I prefer fish and veggies when we are in a Greek restaurant.
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@Gillygirl (35923)
• Sutton, England
13 Aug
@thelme55 I tend to go more for vegetarian such as vine leaves
@TheHorse (89677)
• Walnut Creek, California
13 Aug
I like (and cook with) olive oil.
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@CarolDM (36437)
• United States
12 Aug
I never visit other countries. Food looks very good.
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@andriaperry (86393)
• Anniston, Alabama
12 Aug
For us we try yankee beans heading up north.
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@thelme55 (19998)
• Germany
12 Aug
But you have visited another part of US @CarolDM. I am sure every US states have their own specialty. Thank you.
@thelme55 (19998)
• Germany
12 Aug
@andriaperry how does it tastes? I mean how does yankee beans look like.
• Peoria, Arizona
12 Aug
I have never been to another country but I would love to try local food first. Then I would love to try their other kinds of foods, other countries fast food seems so interesting and different.
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@thelme55 (19998)
• Germany
12 Aug
That is what I do when I am in another country @DesirousDreamer. It is indeed very interesting to learn other countries cuisine.
@JustBhem (59874)
• Davao, Philippines
12 Aug
To be honest, i can’t relate coz I’ve never been to any country.
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@thelme55 (19998)
• Germany
12 Aug
It is okay @JustBhem. What is the specialty food in Davao? I would love to try their local food when I can go to Davao in the future.
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@JustBhem (59874)
• Davao, Philippines
12 Aug
@thelme55 Hmm. I am not sure. Lol As I know we have Durian and Mangosteen.
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@thelme55 (19998)
• Germany
12 Aug
@JustBhem I love mangosteen but I hate the smell of Durian.
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@amadeo (99439)
• United States
12 Aug
I eat anyting that craving for.Depending what country that I am in
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@thelme55 (19998)
• Germany
13 Aug
That is good @amadeo. Thank you.
@amadeo (99439)
• United States
13 Aug
@thelme55 have a good evening or morning there.
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@thelme55 (19998)
• Germany
14 Aug
@amadeo Thank you. Same to you.
@NJChicaa (62961)
• United States
12 Aug
Yes I eat the local food. What is the point of traveling if you are going to eat McDonalds or Domino's?
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@thelme55 (19998)
• Germany
12 Aug
Yes, that is what I told my companions @NJChicaa. What can I eat when I travel to the U.S? I'm not fond of meat. Thanks.
@NJChicaa (62961)
• United States
12 Aug
@thelme55 Depends on where you are going
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@thelme55 (19998)
• Germany
12 Aug
@NJChicaa I forgot that US is big. Let's say in the city where you live.
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@Porcospino (26829)
• Denmark
13 Aug
I always eat the local food when I travel. I think it is exciting to eat food that isn't available in my country, and I want to try as many local dishes as possible
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@thelme55 (19998)
• Germany
14 Aug
Just like me @Porcospino. I love trying the kind of local food in the country I am traveling.
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@Porcospino (26829)
• Denmark
14 Aug
@thelme55 I have discovered many delicious dishes that way. I like to experiment with new kinds of food.
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@thelme55 (19998)
• Germany
14 Aug
@Porcospino that is good that you are adventurous regarding food.
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@sharon6345 (190034)
• United States
13 Aug
I never left the usa so i am here just to greet you good morning.
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@thelme55 (19998)
• Germany
14 Aug
Have a great day @sharon6345. How are you keeping?
@sharon6345 (190034)
• United States
14 Aug
@thelme55 Just a little tired is all.
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@thelme55 (19998)
• Germany
14 Aug
@sharon6345 I am also tired every now and then and I always try to rest.
@moonandstars (20872)
• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
13 Aug
I like to eat local, of course just, not sure what exactly; it depends of my budget
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@thelme55 (19998)
• Germany
14 Aug
Yes, of course, @moonandstars. I always budget when I am traveling.
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• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
20h
@thelme55 That's smart
• United States
13 Aug
i fear i've yet to travel 'broad, but if'n i did, i'd wish to try the local fair. otherwise, why go?? that'd be part 'f the 'xperience, 's 't not?
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@thelme55 (19998)
• Germany
13 Aug
Yes, that´s the part of traveling @crazyhorseladycx. Thank you.
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• United States
13 Aug
@thelme55 yer welcome :)
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@ilocosboy (43395)
• Philippines
12 Aug
Probably yes, going to other countries and taste their local food.
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@thelme55 (19998)
• Germany
14 Aug
Yes, @ilocosboy. It is a part of an adventure in another country. Thanks.
@ilocosboy (43395)
• Philippines
15 Aug
And knowing one's culture, tradition and cuisine.
@yanzalong (15131)
• Indonesia
14 Aug
We were welcome in a welcoming dinner party. The next day i only ate bread from the hotel for a month. Then we were transfered to an apartment where we could cook our own national food.
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@thelme55 (19998)
• Germany
14 Aug
Only bread and nothing else @yanzalong. I am glad you were transferred to an apartment where you were allowed to cook.
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@sol_cee (20107)
• Japan
14 Aug
I like to try local foods too. But my go to food is really Chinese food.
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@thelme55 (19998)
• Germany
14 Aug
@sol_cee Chinese food is like our Pinoy food. Well is related to our food. What Japan food is delicious there in Japan?
@TheHorse (89677)
• Walnut Creek, California
13 Aug
I tend to eat what the natives are eating. But I admit to having sought out Thai with an Austrian friend in Austria. It was good.
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@thelme55 (19998)
• Germany
14 Aug
@TheHorse Thai food is very delicious. Since I have met Thais in my work before, I came to love their food. They always brought Thai food to work and shared them with me.
@snowy22315 (72241)
• United States
13 Aug
I haven't traveled that much out of the country in recent years, but when I have, I like to try the cuisine of whatever country I am visiting.
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@thelme55 (19998)
• Germany
14 Aug
That is good @snowy22315. That is one way of knowing the food culture of the country you are traveling.
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• United States
13 Aug
Unfortunately I've never had the opportunity to travel to other countries but I think if I had the chance I'd be eating the local food and enjoying the experience.
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@thelme55 (19998)
• Germany
14 Aug
That is a good intention @Marilynda1225. It is nice to try the food of the locals.
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@jobelbojel (12952)
• Philippines
13 Aug
I have not been out of the country. In case there will be opportunity to travel, I want to try local food.
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@thelme55 (19998)
• Germany
14 Aug
I think you can try the local food in the province in the Philippines where you are traveling @jobelbojel. Just like trying the Calamay if you are in Bohol.