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Here’s what food around the globe was like in 2018: Travelers’ top picks

2018 was one hell of a ride! From Cheetos sandwiches to rainbow doughnuts, food has seen crazy spin-offs and diy’s this year. The amount of crazy the millennials added to only kept adding up. With newer and newer getting thrown to fame on a daily basis, it’s time we realise that this is a great time to be alive, at least for foodies to say the least. So was 2018 a year that fired up food as an essential element of travel. The hashtags #foodporn, #travelfood, #foodstagram, #wanderlust, #vacay have found significance in our lives now. So here’s how important local food was for travellers looking to become one with each city. These are the dishes that they favoured in 2018, in these top travel destinations, that you should try too!

Amsterdam

Stroopwafels

Literally translating into syrup waffles, these snacks are made up of waffle material with a custard filling in the middle! Beautiful isn’t it? Now add Christmas to it!

Poffertjes

 

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Fluffy treats don’t come with a better taste and name. The Dutch love themselves some poffertjes and so do the tourists. That’s probably why this dream is listed in every must-try food list of 2018.

 

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Brunch

 

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The cafe life has taken hold of Amsterdam with full force. Every street corner has a signature food joint that boasts of a wide table set with the brunches of your dreams.

Sydney

Seafood

Being a beach destination has fared well with Sydney and it’s residents. The Sydney Fish Market is so grand a food spot and fashionable that it could be a heritage centre. Each dish is better than the other and the tourists can’t just enough of it. The seafood is also fresh off the boat, so why would you miss that?

 

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Stunning cafe brekies

 

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I have so many drool-inducing pictures of some seriously artistic breakfasts, but this is already a very long blog. So let’s just leave it at that!

Truffle everything

I don’t know if it’s the Masterchef Australia effect but these people like to get fancy with every little thing they eat. The addition of truffles in literally anything they could get their hands on is a grand example, and boy, don’t the excited touristy populations love that!

 

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Paris

Crepes

 

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As much as anyone loves the Eiffel Tower, any travelling human is destined to crave for some hot crepes filled with falling toppings and dripping sauces. It’s involuntary. Almost pre-determined!

Breakfasts are still pretty much in style! Thanks to the hotel rooms in the movies, decked with red roses and adorned with croissants, every stay in Paris now aims to look like that.  The breakfast is an elaborate part of that extravaganza so you can picture it. There will be ribbons, scented candles, flowers, a view and a ridiculous amount of croissants, toasts and cereal for two people to eat. It’s the aesthetic and the ‘Breakfast in Tiffany’s’ vibe that we love.

 

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Pizza

Surprisingly, Florentine Pizzas have entered the scene!

 

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London

Crazy big meat burgers

 

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Chicken curry and rice,

Yes, you read that right! The British go out to Indian restaurants craving for spice and curries. So much so that it has become a standard. So curious tourists have made that a thing.

 

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Good ol’ steak and chips

 

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And this!

 

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Prague

Trdelnik

 

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Nobody’s resistant to the party vibes. So when this carnival-served pastry is served even during normal times, people go gaga over it! The sweet doughy crust sprinkled with all matters good needs all the love in the world.

Czech Beer

 

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New York

Avocado Toast

 

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Always trust the millennials of the USA to come up with the quirkiest of ideas! Thanks to them, for not only avocado, was crowned the king of young people food but also became a main ingredient in the world of brunches. Yes, wherever you go now, people only have avocado toast and coffee for brunch.

Giant Bagels

 

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Cheese on everything

 

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The New Yorkers love themselves some cheese. Actually oodles and oodles of cheese. It’s on everything!

Dessert:

 

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Bangkok

Pad thai and Ramen

 

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Since the invention of Masterchef, Pad Thai has been known as the Thai staple. People all over the world now rave about this dish and hence the growing popularity.

Mango sticky rice

 

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You’d be wondering how these flavours work together, but trust me they make up one special rice dish! It is now a local delicacy that should be tried at least once when in Bangkok.

Boat noodles

 

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Dubai

Arab Coffee

 

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Lebanese food

 

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 Glorious breakfasts by the ocean

 

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Tokyo

Sakura Mochi

 

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During Cherry Blossom season, the Japanese love sitting under the trees while picnicking and watching them. So then came sakura mochi, beautiful sweet rice cakes that were a replica of the actual flowers. Just a picture of these tiny pods brought everyone joy. So if you travel to Tokyo anytime soon, remember to make sure it’s Sakura viewing season.

 

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The matcha tea hit Japan like a storm and is here to stay. It was one of the major contenders in every list of food in 2018. Everything had to have matcha in it. Teas, lattes, icecreams, cakes, desserts…you name it, there was a matcha version!

And of course! Sushi.

 

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Bali

When you travel to Bali, you’re in an eternal state of breakfast! So you better prep yourselves now.

 

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That’s when floating breakfasts and lunches entered the scene!

 

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After a week of plates and plates of tourist food, they returned to Nasi Gorengs and other Indonesian dishes.

 

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Milan

Seafood pasta

 

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Lovely pizzas

 

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And a lot of classic Risotto and spaghetti.

 

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Why don’t you eat your way through your next endeavour? Start here. Or maybe here!

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