Foodcation travel for the food connoisseur travelers

Foodcation travel for the food connoisseur travelers

Foodcation travel is the ultimate best way to experience a destination through culinary experiences where sampling local cuisines has become an ultimate travel delight.

South Africa is rich with the array of curries it has to offer. A 14-course authentic Cape Malay and South African feast with live Djembe drumming is a must do. The spread includes Dutch and French influences from Cape Town along with an array of spices and traditional cooking styles. The bounty of fragrant spices is combined with local produce to create curries and stews. Some of the dishes worth sampling are Moroccan grilled veggie couscous, Cape Malay spicy lamb, Zanzibar soup, Zambian taros and ostrich samoosas.

Arctic Circle has Nordic spreads served in Ice Restaurant and Ice bar. The ice sculptures in the Santa Claus hamlet in Rovaniemi, Finland a delicious menu is designed based on local Lappish ingredients. A brunch of salmon soup with house breads complemented by arctic berry dessert and brews is a must eat. The reindeer meat served on reindeer cutlery is a must try. The Ice bar is like an igloo serving Finnish beverages and sipping while watching ice sculptures and dining in icy huts.

Dublin has a lavish spread of afternoon tea at the heart of Ireland with some of the spots serving best afternoon tea delights. Afternoon tea is a staple in Dublin. A two course treat of afternoon tea and miniature sweet creations inspired by the works of JB Yeats, William Scott and Louis Le Brocquy is a treat to indulge in. The spread is moreish with classic cucumber sandwiches, miniature cakes and scones. The setting is vintage or a castle with an open fireplace and piano tunes.

Hokkaido in Northern Japan is the Ramen capital. Ramen noodle soup is made of eggs, tempura, shrimp and braised pork. Hokkaido Ramen is a filling meal with variations in the depth of flavors with use of local ingredients like kombu or dried kelp in a simmering broth. Choose your kind of Ramen and order chilled Sake on the side. Soft serves in chilled weather is a staple in Japan. Soft creams available in a variety of flavors like matcha, green tea, red bean, black bean and lavender are a must try.

Thai cuisines are a rich combination of Thai flavors, aromas and spices and taking a Thai cooking class while in Thailand is a must do. Thai food has subtle flavors. Cookery class and cooking sessions are on Sirey Beach at Phuket and the tour begins from the fruit and veggie market. One can learn to cook a five course Thai meal donning the master chef apron. You can enjoy your own culinary creation with an elaborate spread of Tom Kha Kai which is chicken in coconut milk soup, Som Tam or papaya salad, Phad Thai or Thai fried noodles with prawns, Kaeng Kiew Warn Kai or Thai green curry with chicken and Ka Nom Kluay or steamed banana cake which are a must do and must eat recipes and dishes.

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