Food Wonders & Blunders

There is no question that eating the local cuisine enhances a travelers experience. You have to be willing to trust that the locals aren't all crazy. That they eat all those 'weird' things for good reason. So suspend your squeamishness and dive right in with gusto because a real man will eat anything! More often than not you will come upon delicious meals that usually cost less than food made specifically for the taste of 'rich' westerners.

No less memorable but far less enjoyable are those foods that look innoccous but turn out to be total food blunders. Unless the description appeals to you, stay away from the following foods that have begged the question, "are these people crazy?!"

 
Food Wonders
Food Blunders
 
China:
Milk more creamy - the way milk ought to be
 
 
Pickled Cucumber - better than dill
 
 
Is that Legal? - Fried Rape
 
Macao's Fusion Food - great food, great city
 
Vietnam:
 
Condensed Milk - not just for the bomb shelter anymore
 
 
French Baguettes - It's only a Colonial legacy but we like it
 
 
Specialites de Chevre - not just a self serving plug
 
Bia Hoi - beer cheaper than water. Literally.
 
Cambodia:
Tikaloks - Cambodian health food
Thailand
Green Curry - everyone's favorite
Malaysia
Roti Canai
ABC Treat
   

 

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