6 Best Foods to Try When You’re Traveling Abroad

People travel for adventure, relaxation, visiting family members or even learn a bit about another city or country’s culture and lifestyle. If you prefer the latter, then we suggest treating your taste buds to some of the local cuisines that come your way.

If you don’t know what place to go to sample new foods or recipes, we’ve already prepped this article to give you a head start.

Here are some of the nicest bites that your stomach would enjoy many times over:

1.  Tacos Al Pastor in Mexico

You’ve probably had a couple of these back home where you came from, but unless you’ve had one from the home country of Mexico, you’ll never understand tacos. That’s why we recommend trying the Tacos al Pastor. They are tasty, simple, and really, really addictive.

The tacos al pastor are said to be rooted in Lebanon but has since then been modified with marinated strips of pork that are lined onto a spit. The taquero (the person who prepares the tacos) roasts the pork, shaves off thin pieces onto warm tortillas, adds some cilantro and onion and voila! You’ll be thanking us for sure for getting you to try this treat.

If this is how you want your tacos served from now on, go ahead and get your voice heard online by taking various food surveys. Don’t forget to share this experience with your family and friends so that they too can get their voice heard in these surveys and make a difference.

2.  Gallo Pinto in Costa Rica

If you really want to go out for a nice day of exploring or engage in some thrilling outdoor activities in Costa Rica, the Gallo Pinto is the right meal to prep you for the occasion. It may appear to be simple, but don’t let that stop you from helping yourself to this dish. In fact, making this meal feels like a necessity to the folks of Costa Rica.

3.  Moules Frites in Belgium

If you’re a fan of fish and chips, then you must give Moules Frites a go. This dish is a big pot of mussels swimming in white wine sauce and is served together with a hot bowl of fries. Truly a unique meal that you should go out of your way to try should you decide to make a trip to Belgium someday.

4.  Pasteis de Nata in Portugal

And how could we forget about dessert? For some real sweet fun, head on down to Portugal to same some Pastel de Nata. It’s an egg tart pastry that’s dusted with cinnamon and filled with a custard that will surely change your life forever. Of course, they aren’t too sweet (which is a good thing if you’re avoiding cavities), have a creamy, buttery texture and if you’re fortunate enough, will have you binging on these babies for a hot minute.

5.  Phô in Vietnam

Remember the time when you fell ill and your mother had you eating chicken soup? Well, it turns out, she had a very good reason for it and Phô from Vietnam is proof of it. It is a soup that consists of rice noodles (known as bánh phở), broth, meat (either chicken or beef), and a couple of herbs. Whether you want to have it in meat form or veggies, neither will disappoint.

6.  Poutine in Montreal

What’s that you say? You’ve never heard of poutine before? Well, now’s your chance to experience one of the many glories of Canada itself. It is comprised of fries that are crispy on the outside but soft on the inside, squeaky cheese curds and best of all, rich gravy.

If you’re vacationing in Montreal, then you have to try a mouth-watering poutine dish at La Banquise in the Plateau neighborhood. They serve this meal in large portions, have a bunch of flavors to it, and you can take it with you just as you come in.

Food and Drink, Traveling