why do tourist always crave for local food?

Philippines
December 28, 2006 2:18pm CST
maybe because they wanna try a diffrent taste...i had a funny experience...i had a balikbayan(somebody who stayed abroad but came back to the philippines for a vacation)a tasty looking food on the street on sold on a cart,he wandered alone without me...he just told me it was mangoes...with toppings...that is after he was confined at the hospital for severe allergies...hahaha...he was puffy everwhere...later we found out that the toppings was actually bagoong.(filipino for salted shrimps?am i right kababayan?pls correct me if im wrong)my friend has a severe allergic reaction to shrimp....know your food!SHALOM(peace) TO YOU ALL!
4 responses
@caribe (2465)
• United States
20 Jan 07
I like to try new foods but I am reluctant if I don't know what it is made of. Also, even though I occasionally buy food from street vendors, I don't like to because I don't know how clean the person was with preparing the food. I have gotten some pretty wicked stomach illness from this sort of thing.
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• Philippines
26 Jan 07
just take care and always check the place wheere you are eating...its also safe to eat in restaurants which also food commonly sold in the streets..at least your sure its clean..peace.thanks for sharing your experince friend.
• Philippines
26 Jan 07
It makes the tour complete. Food has always been associated with culture, thus one may not really understand a place or country without tasting their native delicacies
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28 Dec 06
The taste of a particular place lies in the local food it serves and not in the pompous five star cuisine which you have to pay through the nose.
@raisushkr (1399)
• India
20 Jan 07
they want to check hospitality of that country how they serve and all