This is the second of three posts on where I plan to eat in Beijing, Hong Kong and Macau during my two week trip in October. Part of the fun of traveleating is the planning stage, and more than anything, I love researching local food shops, markets, cafés and restaurants. As I’ve exhausted myself on Where To Eat In Beijing – the list is still only partially complete – I thought I’d write about where to eat on the day trip to Macau from Hong Kong. Then onto the huge task of trying to finalise the Hong Kong list!
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Posted in bakery, cafe, Cantonese, China, Chinese, dining out, food, location, Portugal, Portuguese, restaurant, restaurant review, travel, traveleating, vegetarian, tagged China, dining out, eating out, food, Macau, restaurant, restaurant review, travel, traveleating, vegetarian on August 19, 2008 | 6 Comments »
Posted in afternoon tea, bakery, Brazil, Brazilian BBQ, China, Chinese, churrascaria, cooking, dining out, Estonia, food, Italy, Japan, Japanese, location, Madeira, Malaysian, New York, Portugal, Rio, sushi, Taipei, Taiwan, travel, tagged cuisine, customs, experiences, food, foodie, restaurants, top 20, travel, world on March 29, 2008 | 4 Comments »
Over the last twenty years, I’ve been fortunate enough to eat some incredible food around the world (I call this ‘traveleating‘). I just wish I had written about these experiences and taken photos. There are places that I won’t see again, restaurants that no longer exist, and special home-cooked meals that can’t be replicated. But the past is the past, and I look forward to visiting plenty of exciting destinations in the future, armed with my notebook and camera!
So, here are my top 20 foodie travel experiences, in no particular order than chronological…
Posted in dining out, fish, food, Portugal, Portuguese, restaurant, restaurant review, seafood, tagged dining out, fish, food, Guimaraes, Portugal, Portuguese, restaurant, restaurant review, Restaurante Valdonas, seafood on August 17, 2006 |
Restaurante Valdonas came recommended by my father-in-law, who travels regularly on business to Guimaraes, a beautiful medieval town and UNESCO World Heritage site in north-western Portugal. Set in a 17th century building, the restaurant is simple but contemporary. It was quiet at lunch, so we chose to sit outside in the cool, covered courtyard. While waiting for our food to arrive, we filled up on plenty of fresh bread and olives…
Posted in afternoon tea, bakery, cafe, food, Portugal, Portuguese, restaurant review, tagged afternoon tea, bakery, Belem, cafe, food, Lisbon, Pasteis de Belem, Portugal, restaurant review on August 15, 2006 | 3 Comments »
Since 1837, this famous bustling pastry shop and cafe in Belem, Lisbon, has been churning out its sensational speciality made from a secret recipe – Pasteis de Belem, a custard cream tart with a slightly burnt crust on top, sprinkled with cinnamon. It tastes best warm, but you’ll want to take some home with you (in nicely packaged tubes of multiple pasteis). It’s hard to find a table, so you have to be fast at spotting people leaving…