Best travel destinations for excellent food

Erik Van Tongerloo By Erik Van Tongerloo, 10th Jun 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/hfiwy9ot/
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No matter which kind of travel you prefer, delicious food is always important on your vacation destination. Italy and China are excellent travel destinations for most everyone but it's best to do a little bit research before you decide and you want to enjoy your meal on your travel destination.

Introduction

People have different expectations about their favorite vacation destination. Some want to see the architectural buildings, others like to walk in the mountains or in the beauty of the nature and others like a beach vacation. No matter which kind of travel you prefer, delicious food is always important on your vacation destination.

Here are some summer travel destinations where you can expect excellent and delicious food and it's maybe one of the main reasons to plan a vacation in one of these countries:

Italy

Italy is a popular travel destination for several reasons. Most everyone loves pasta and you can't find one place on earth where you can eat better pasta than in Italy. Pasta is served with almost every meal and it is often the first dish of your Italian meal. Spaghetti al pomodore (spaghetti with tomato sauce) is one of the most popular pastas in this country but you will be amazed how many different kinds of pastas you can find.

The Italian restaurants offer you plenty of different kinds of pastas and composed with different ingredients and also typical Italian herbs. Spaghetti with seafood (salmon, crab, shrimps, calamari etc.) is really delicious. People who prefer meat can choose for pasta with different kinds of meat. You will be amazed how many different types of pasta and in different shapes you can find, for example Macaroni, Lasagna, Ravioli, Tagliatelli, penne, rigatoni, fettuccine etc. The art of preparing their pasta is the delicious sauce they can add and often they use tomatoes which tend to be much better than in most other countries of the world.

Most everyone will enjoy the delicious dessert on their vacation destination. Italy is famous for its ice-cream and probably one of the desserts which everyone likes. Savoring the gelato can be considered as a must if you make a trip to Italy. There are many travelers who choose Italy as travel destination especially for the delicious food and you can't find one place on earth where you can eat ice-cream of this quality and you will find in almost every street at least one gelaterie. Ice-cream or gelato in Italy is always made of whole milk and probably the main reason why you can't find the same quality in any other country of the world.

China

Chinese food is popular in every country of the world. China is an excellent travel destination for great food because most everyone enjoys the Chinese cuisine. You probably know the taste of many dishes in your hometown but if you make the trip to China you will notice that there is a great difference in taste. If you don't live in Asia you will never have eaten rice of the same quality as in China. China has many rice fields and it is one of the main dishes of a typical Chinese meal.

There are different food styles in China and dependent which are in China you visit. Beijing is the perfect place to eat the Peking duck, Shanghai is famous for pork bun and Dim Sum is a popular dish is Southern China. Eating soup is also different in China; most Chinese restaurants serve soup after dinner. Only the Cantonese cuisine is different, they serve the soup like in most other countries of the world (before the meal).

There is a great variety of dishes in every part of meal but you will differences in the taste if you taste the same dish in different areas of China. It is also a nice experience to eat your food with shop sticks like Chinese people do. It can be difficult the first days but with some practice you will like to eat Chinese food without knife and fork. Chinese tea is really the best in the world, especially green tea and Jasmine tea. China is an excellent place for great food and most travelers consider the Chinese cuisine as one of the best in the world.

Norway

Norway is an excellent travel destination for great food if you like to eat fish. Salmon, crab, lobster, shrimps and any other kind of seafood is never better than in this Scandinavian country. You will find many restaurants which offer buffets with a variety of all kinds of fish and even if you take a cruise during your travel you will be amazed how excellent the fish you get on your dish taste.

Norway is a perfect travel destination if you like to eat healthy and you prefer fish instead of meat. It is possible to eat excellent meat in Norway but they are the experts of preparing all kinds of seafood. They use different cooking styles which we rarely use in other countries of the world.

Other countries

There are many summer travel destinations for great food and it varies from person to person which country they prefer. Italy and China are probably the top countries for great food during your summer vacation but also France, Norway, Japan, India and even the Philippines are popular travel destinations for great food. France is popular for its food because the habitants can spend hours to enjoy their meal. Meat and vegetables are often fresh cooked and most everyone will enjoy a French meal with the excellent wine of this western country in Europe.

Conclusion

When you like to enjoy your summer vacation with excellent food you can best choose a vacation destination where you can find food which fits your preferences. If you don't like spicy food you can best avoid tropical countries and maybe Italy, Norway or France are the best travel destinations for great food for you. In other circumstances you can choose for India, the Philippines, Mexico and some other tropical countries.

Italy and China are excellent travel destinations for most everyone but it's best to do a little bit research before you decide and you want to enjoy your meal on your travel destination.

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China, Dim Sum, Excellent Food, Fish, Italy, Norway, Planning, Spaghetti, Travel Desination

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author avatar Erik Van Tongerloo
I was born and live in Belgium. I am book-keeper and I am interested in financial topics, travel, technology, running etc.

My hobbies are listening music, traveling and running.

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author avatar Retired
15th Jul 2010 (#)

Hi Eric; What a great article. Now I'll know what to order when if I happen to travel to these countries. The article was very interesting:)

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author avatar Erik Van Tongerloo
15th Jul 2010 (#)

Thanks for the nice comment

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author avatar M. J. Joachim
17th Jul 2010 (#)

You know what they say, Erik...it's all about the food! Didn't realize Norwegians eat so much seafood. Now that I think about it, it makes perfect sense though. Thanks for teaching me something new! Really enjoyed the article.

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