Photo Via: Faith Dwight
Of my my favorite parts of travel is discovering new food. However, I find that going to a new place and not knowing anything about the food can also be really scary and overwhelming. I would never consider myself a ‘foodie’ and at home I often eat pretty simply and healthy. However, I love traveling to a new city outside of my realm and finding a new food that I adore and can’t imagine I have never tasted before.
Whether it’s traveling abroad for the first time or even discovering a hole in the wall restaurant right in your own city, I think that food opens us up to new possibilities in a really interesting way.
I hope that you can relate to this feeling and that you’ve had a similar experience at least once in your life. If not, try something new this week even if it makes you a little bit (or a lot) uncomfortable. You never know…it might even become a new favorite. However, even if it doesn’t work out the first time, don’t be afraid to try again.
Tip: If you are trying a new type of food it helps to go with at least one other person. Then, you can order several different dishes and if you don’t like one, it’s not a big deal. When I was in China, my friends and I discovered that this was a great way to try new things. Not everything was a hit, but we always found at least one dish that we really enjoyed.
10 International Foods that Changed my Life:
- Garlic Fries in Kitali, Kenya
- Fresh baguettes in Paris, France
- Homemade cheese for breakfast in Albania
- Cucumber Salads in China
- Chapati in Uganda & Rwanda
- Fish & Chips in England
- Chicken tacos in Honduras
- Pasta & espresso in Italy
- Pupusa’s in El Salvador
Shopska Salad in Bulgaria