Hanoi Street Food Tour – What to Eat in Hanoi

Hanoi Street Food Tour – What to Eat in Hanoi

For a long time, we considered ourselves Vietnam travel experts. We’ve traveled to Vietnam more than a half dozen times. And, we’ve seen parts of Vietnam that many travelers never see (Dong Ha, Quang Tri Province anyone?). After all of these trips to Hanoi, I thought I was a Hanoi street food expert. But, when we took a Hanoi street food tour, we were surprised to learn how much more there was to learn about Hanoi food. >>Book one of the Top Hanoi Food Tours – Updated 2018 <<  We’ve spent a lot of time exploring the Hanoi restaurant scene. Some of our favorite restaurants are well known, like Cha Ca La Vong, in the Old Quarter. Others are definitely off the Hanoi tourism trail. Chim Sao is not near any of the Hanoi attractions and is probably not rated as the best restaurant in Hanoi, but we visit there every time we travel to Hanoi. There’s a Vietnamese beer garden near there that we also love. They don’t even have English menus. The problem was we found ourselves going back to the same places, the same street food corners, and eating the same foods that top every top 10 list of foods to eat in Hanoi. We’ve eaten our share of pho and bun cha, and I love them both dearly.  I just wanted to know a little more.  After all of our visits to Hanoi, we’ve never even considered taking any Hanoi tours. After all, we are kind of experts. What we learned, though, is that by taking a Hanoi food tour, we learned new places to eat...
Where to Eat in Porto – Porto Food Guide

Where to Eat in Porto – Porto Food Guide

We loved Porto Portugal. Having traveled to Lisbon many times, and ventured to Alentejo, Minho, and the Douro Valley, we realized how much we love Portuguese food. But, we had limited time in Porto. In our list of foods to eat in Porto, and our recommendations for the best restaurants in Porto, we sought some help. Included in our ultimate Porto food guide are recommendations from top travel bloggers on where to eat in Porto. Some of whom are very adamant when it comes to their views on Portuguese food! >>> Book a Portugal Food Tour With Viator Let the Experts Find the Best Portugal Food Experiences <<< In this Porto guide, we run down the top Porto foods you must eat when visiting Porto. And one of these includes the most famous Portuguese food to track down in Porto! Then, in our Porto Portugal restaurant guide, we include a few different Porto restaurant recommendations. First, we include some of our personal recommendations for some of the top restaurants in Porto. Yes, these include some of the fancier Porto restaurants. Then, we include some recommendations for where to find some more traditional Portuguese food.  Top Porto Foods to Eat Regardless of which Porto restaurants you choose, keep an eye open for these Porto dishes. Some of these are Porto-specific. Others are typical Portuguese foods. And, each of these dishes can be found in some of the best restaurants in Portugal. That includes contemporary versions of traditional dishes. Bacalau – Portuguese Salted Cod It’s hard to find a Portuguese restaurant that doesn’t serve bacalau! It is served as a starter...
Eat in Modena: Italian Restaurants in Modena

Eat in Modena: Italian Restaurants in Modena

Travelers to Emilia Romagna Italy often focus on Bologna, and with good cause. It’s one of the top cities for food in Italy. Emilia’s restaurant scene shouldn’t be limited to Bologna. It only takes 30 minutes to travel from Bologna to Modena. One of our favorite cities in Italy, it’s worth the trip just to eat in Modena! The little province of Modena covers less than 3,000 square kilometers. But there are so many good places to eat that it’s worth making a trip to visit Modena. Here are our recommendations for some of the must-eat Modena restaurants. Where to Eat in Modena Modena is home to some of the best foods to eat in Italy, including prosciutto and Parmigiano Reggiano. There is an amazing local market, the Mercato Albinelli. And, Modena is the heart of Lambrusco territory. Because when it comes to putting together a list of what to eat in Italy, the food in Modena has to be on the top of the list. It’s home to amazing fresh Italian pasta and more! Trattoria Aldina Stinco. One word describes why a visit to Trattoria Aldina is required. It’s stinco. Just across the pedestrian-friendly road from the Mercato Albinelli, there’s an apartment building. Head upstairs to visit Trattoria Aldina. It’s almost like stepping inside someone’s home, or a speakeasy, for lunch. With an emphasis on typical Modenese cuisine and handmade pastas, there is no real menu at Trattoria Aldina. The server will simply describes the  options, usually in Italian. If the server mentions the stinco, don’t pass it up. A slow roasted pork shin, it’s fabulous. Trattoria Aldina Via Luigi...
What To Eat in Edinburgh – 7 Traditional Scottish Foods

What To Eat in Edinburgh – 7 Traditional Scottish Foods

After a work trip to London, we trained on up to Edinburgh for another meeting. And, we were in need of a little city break. So, we stayed a few days more to explore all of the tasty traditional Scottish foods Edinburg offers. Here are our food travel tips on what to eat in Edinburgh. I haven’t been to Edinburgh since 1993 (!) and Scotland is one of the countries I had been to, that Eric hadn’t. This seemed like a perfect chance for Eric to tick a new country off of his list, all while eating at some tasty Edinburgh restaurants. We love the food we eat living in Girona, but we miss traditional pub grub, like the kind we get when we visit Limerick, Ireland. We were in search of some traditional Scottish foods and some great places to eat in Edinburgh. 7 Dishes You Must Eat in Edinburgh Now, I am not entirely sure how “Scottish” versus British a few of these dishes are. Some of them were on almost every pub menu we saw, regardless of origin. And, I will include some links to recommendations on where to find some of these dishes. I am not an expert on the best places to eat in Edinburgh, but I did a lot of research on where to eat in Edinburgh, and most of these pubs were on every list I saw. That must be for a reason. And, I am not including any recommendations on where to eat in Edinburgh that we did not thoroughly enjoy. Scotch Eggs You can’t get more traditional Scottish than a...
10 Best Pintxos in San Sebastian – San Sebastian Food Guide

10 Best Pintxos in San Sebastian – San Sebastian Food Guide

We traipsed all over San Sebastian Spain, in and out of pintxos bars, to learn everything we possible could about the most well known, and least understood, Spanish cuisine. It was a sacrifice, trust me. By the end of our trip to San Sebastian I was so full all I wanted to do was crawl into bed. But, it was worth it to provide travelers to the Basque Country the 10 best pintxos in San Sebastian. Plus we recommend the San Sebastian restaurants and bars where you can find these tasty treat. San Sebastian Tapas or Pintxos? First, a little lesson on what you even call these plates of goodness. First, tapas, which you can find all over Spain, traditionally started as a small bit of food that places on top of a glass to keep the bugs out. Currently, tapas tend to be slightly larger portions than they once were. They can include plates of jamon, croquettes, or patatas bravas, for example. But, San Sebastian is not known for tapas, it’s known for pinchos, or pintxos in the local San Sebastian Basque language. For the most part, pintxos are small portions, normally served on a stick or skewer. When ordering, you order one pintxo per person. But, look around, occasionally pintxos can be slightly larger portions, at least large enough to share. And, the slightly larger ones should be shared to help you last longer on a tour of San Sebastian restaurants. The moral of the story here is that as a traveler, instead of asking for the best tapas in San Sebastian, you are really looking for...
Langkawi Food Tips – Top 10 Foods to Eat in Langkawi Malaysia

Langkawi Food Tips – Top 10 Foods to Eat in Langkawi Malaysia

I like Malaysian food, probably because of the diversity of the cuisine throughout the country. With influences from India and China, mixed into traditional Malay dishes, it is not difficult to come up with a list of the top 10 foods to eat in Langkawi. In fact, my original list had 13 items, but 13 is bad luck, right? So, I narrowed the list down to 10 Langkawi food dishes you must eat in Langkawi. First, let’s talk about where to eat in Langkawi. The most obvious choices for where to eat in Langkawi are of course the large hotel properties, or the beach front Langkawi restaurants along Pantai Cendang, the main Langkawi beach area. That’s where most of the Langkawi nightlife is, and frankly, some great sunsets. But, looking beyond the obvious, we were able to find pretty good things to eat in Langkawi, all over the island.  What To Do in Langkawi Powered by GetYourGuide. Become a partner. The Top 10 Foods to Eat in Langkawi I was excited to travel from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi for a visit focused mostly on eating! We actually found some fun things to do in Langkawi, including visiting the 3D Art museum and learning how they make buffalo cheese in Langkawi. We even took a sunset cruise. There’s also an amazing Langkawi cable car to see the island from up high. Langkawi tourism is pretty developed, and there is a ton to do in Langkawi. There are plenty of Langkawi attractions to keep any traveler with itchy feet totally busy! But, for us, we were all about the food! We found some...