In this latest top 10 series, I will be covering the top 10 food I ate during my 380 days of travel around the world.
Here is a list of Ten Top 10 I will be covering in this series:
- Horrible Experiences
- Favourite Experiences
- Life Lessons
- Hikes and Treks
Even though I am not a foodie, I did find some of the food I ate during my 380 days of travel to be quite memorable.
As a matter of fact, trying so many yummy food may have turned me to a semi-foodie!
Below is the top 10 food I ate during my one year travel around the world:
The top 10 food I ate during my 380 days of travel around the world
#10 – Fried rice in Guyana
Despite suffering for the most part of my overland trip in Guyana, I was shocked to find out that the capital city of Georgetown has some of the best fried rice I have ever eaten.
Turns out this city has a noticeable Chinese population and they all run convenient stores and Chinese restaurants.
Feeling famished from eating crappy food during my journey in Guyana, I decided to try out this one Chinese restaurants and was blown away how delicious the fried rice was. I came back there two more times bringing with me some of the friends I met while travelling.
Because of the delicious fried rice in Guyana, I put it at number 10 of my top 10 food I ate during my 380 days of travel.
#9 – Hong Kong cafe food
The food in Hong Kong is spectacular. I remember eating some really delicious vegetarian food in the Tian Tan Buddha statue tourist area.
As I explored Hong Kong, I came to realize a lot of their food in general is really good. I especially enjoyed going to the fast food restaurants and eating your typical Hong Kong cafe style food.
Because of Hong Kong’s delicious cafe food, I put it at number 9 of my top 10 food I ate during my 380 days of travel.
#8 – Ecuadorian ice cream
As a big shock to me, the best ice cream I ever ate during my one year around the world trip is from Ecuador! If you go to Ecuador, ask the locals where you can find Helados de Salcedo and they’ll point you out where to find these amazing ice cream.
Because the Ecuadorian ice cream is so delicious, I put it at number 8 of my top 10 food I ate during my 380 days of travel.
#7 – Bedouin underground grill in Jordan
As part of the Wadi Rum tour in Jordan, the Bedouins will cook you some of their traditional food. Their cooking method is interesting because they will bury a grill underground and cover it with sand.
They leave it to cook underground for awhile and when it’s ready, they bring it out and serve it to the guest.
The Bedouin food is simply delicious.
Because of the tasty and unique method of cooking Bedouin food, I put it at number 7 of my top 10 food I ate during my 380 days of travel.
#6 – British tea and cake
When I went to the UK, I stayed with some friends. One friend in particular, along with her dad, took me to a local coffee shop and told me to try the British tea and cake.
After taking a bite of the cake and sipping some tea with it, there was definitely a party in my mouth. Holy shit, I can’t believe how delicious this combination is!
My friend’s dad looked over to me and says: “this is our secret weapon”. I believed him wholeheartedly because man oh man, the cake and tea combination in the UK is simply fantastic.
Because of this powerful combination of tea and cake in the UK, I put it at number 6 of my top 10 food I ate during my 380 days of travel.
#5 – Montenegro food
While looking for a place to eat in Podgorica, Montenegro, I stumbled upon this small restaurant. Located not too far from the hostel I was staying at, I thought it would be a convenient place to grab a bite while I’m waiting for my bus going to Skopje, Macedonia.
I decided to order the fish because…why not.
As soon as the fish was served along with potatoes and pita bread, I took my first bite.
I can’t believe it. This is hands down the best fish I have eaten during my one year trip around the world!
In the future, I am going to return to Montenegro for sure and all I will do is eat their local fish, it’s just that good! It goes really well with that pita bread, too.
Because Montenegro had the best fish I ate during my journey, I put it at number 5 of my top 10 food I ate during my 380 days of travel.
#4 – Greek food
This one is a no-brainer. Everyone knows Greek food is awesome.
During my time in Athens, Karen and myself tried out a few Greek restaurants and we were always impressed how delicious the local food is. Karen even joked that she can’t eat Greek food in our home city of Vancouver anymore because she’s been spoiled by the food in Greece.
Because Greek food in Greece being obviously really good, I put it at number 4 of my top 10 food I ate during my 380 days of travel.
#3 – Philippine food
There’s a reason why so many people in Philippines are so unhealthy and have health issues. It’s because their food is so good and so unhealthy.
I don’t care, I was travelling through so I indulged in yummy Philippine food. The one on the picture is mussels baked in cheese – it was spectacular.
Other delicious food to try when in Philippines or Palawan would be: Halo Halo (local dessert), Croc sisig (crocodile meat on rice), and my personal favourite – Kare-kare.
I can eat Filipino food all day but alas, it’s really bad for you so it’s best to eat in moderation.
Because Filipino food is so addicting, I put it at number 3 of the top 10 food I ate during my 380 days of travel.
#2 – Thai street food
Thailand‘s street food scene is world renown. Bangkok, for example, has been voted to have the best street food in the world.
Despite not actually spending too much time in Bangkok, I did eat a lot of street food when I was in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
And the street food did not disappoint. It’s definitely the best I have ever eaten!
Some of my favourite includes the rice and pork dish on the picture above. I also enjoyed eating various different skewers, Pad Thai, and drinking freshly squeezed juices.
Because Thailand’s street food cannot be beaten, I put it at number 2 of my top 10 food I ate during my 380 days of travel.
#1 – Malaysian chicken and rice and small eateries
While Karen and myself spent some time relaxing in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, we stumbled upon the chicken and rice you see on the picture above. It’s located in KL Sentral mall and Karen and myself literally ate it everyday for 5 days in a row. It was just that good.
We also thoroughly enjoyed Malaysian food while travelling in Borneo. Often times, we would try random food stalls and try out different foods.
Most of the time, we were very happy with the taste of Malaysian food. It actually surprised me because I was never a big fan of Malaysian food back home. But in Malaysia itself, their food is amazing!
Because I look forward to returning to Malaysia one day and explore the food scene more thoroughly, I put it at number 1 of my top 10 food I ate during my 380 days of travel.
Despite not being a foodie, I can definitely appreciate delicious food. I’m now convinced that there are many places in this planet where going there as a tourist is not about seeing sights but actually eating their local food.
From here on out, whenever I travel, I will always try all the local food. I love being pleasantly surprised and the only way to experience that is by trying out different dishes from our planet.
What’s the best food you have ever eaten during your travels?