Ok. We gotta eat. And trying new cuisines and foods when traveling can sometimes be one of the best parts of the journey - especially if you're say in Italy or France or Alabama (for some good 'ol fried chicken or shrimp & grits). Being adventurous with the menu is fun when you're in good food land. On the flip side, there's a risk factor involved with tasting the unknown when in -who knows what I'm eating- country.
I've traveled over 75 of the last 100 days; that's a lot of meals to chose from. Thinking back on the best and worst bites of the last three months I realize that I remember the good, the bad and the ugly with pretty much equal detail but for very different reasons!
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Let's not save the best for last.
🍴Hands down the best meal I had was at Martin Wishart in Loch Lomond, Scotland. Here's a look at two of the dishes on the 8 Course Tasting Menu. Oh my lord - that was a good eating night.
🍴 My next favorite dish was the baked oysters at Little Pearl in Key West, Florida. I love oysters and these are some of the best cooked ones I've ever had!
🍴 The final item on my Best Bites list is the stuffed dates from Mussel & Burger Bar in Louisville, Kentucky.
🍴I just have to give out two Honorable Mentions for Best Bites, also: 1. the two fresh oysters I enjoyed at the famous Loch Fyne in Scotland; and 2. oh my gracious the delicious dessert (buttermilk gelato w/ macerated strawberries and shortbread) that I had on the Walk Eat Nashville tour from Margot Cafe. (I want to go back to Nashville to have a full meal at Margot's.)
Now, on to the Worst Bites.
🍴I've tasted a whole of different foods lately but the Korean Bowl that was served during the 17-hour flight from Singapore was the worst. It was bland yet sour; the meat was chewy; and mixed with the texture of whatever the green stuff in there was - yeah - that just didn't work for me. Even the photo looks gray and icky, eh?
🍴 This Fried Elephant Ear Fish in Vietnam was just downright scary. Admittedly, the fish didn't taste terrible when you managed to get it off the bone but this fish came to mind anytime over the following few days that I even thought a queasy thought or the cruise ship was rocky. So it has to go on the list.
For the worst bites I have to include a couple of pictures of the Black Pudding/Blood Sausage that was included in several breakfasts in Scotland despite my asking to please please please don't bring that anywhere near me. I just ain't man enough to give that a taste yet!
I'm looking forward to what the next three months will bring food-wise. We shall see.
What's the best or worst thing you've eaten while traveling?
Happy & Safe Travels
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