questionswhat do you like to eat when you travel?

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@zuiquan:

Thanks, it seems you can eat just about any part of a chicken.

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@mkentosh: You went to Wisconsin and you had hot dogs instead of bratwurst?

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We don't travel much, but we experiment when we do. We also have a rule about eating something different than what's available at home. Some of the best restaurants are the dumpy-looking local places.....it's trial-and error.

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I like to try local foods where I'm traveling. When I was in the Caribbean, we stopped at a local rum brewery. Some of the best rum I've ever had in my life! Then I ate at a picnic style barbecue. Had to try the local hot sauce and some of their other local foods. Well worth it! When I was in Germany, I ate mostly local foods and teas as we stayed either in nursing-type homes or ate with local families. It was good eating, and I'm glad I tried it all. It's always interesting to try local foods, and I will continue to do so as long as my body doesn't retaliate!

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Whatever the locals eat. From a club sandwich with a whole fried egg in the sandwich at Le Deux Magots in Paris, to a guinea pig in Lima, to a pastrami sandwich larger than my head at the Carnegie Deli. I did go to a McDonalds in France, but only to order a Royale with cheese. What a letdown. It tasted just like a quarter pounder.

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tags for posterity: food - travel - what-the-hell-is-that-thing-on-my-plate?

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When travelling to Philippines for the summer I would typically avoid things that would upset my stomach (ie: dairy and some other questionable things) since bathrooms there are either unsanitary (no toilet seats and/or water) and nonexistent altogether. I guess I have a weak stomach (and why I bring myself a package of immodium from Costco).

+1 to local foods too. But I kind of enjoyed the tropical fruits offered there more.

There are so much good things to eat in the Philippines!

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@jaaayzhu: You cut that little tail off the chicken and then fry it. You'll know what I mean if you've ever broken down a whole chicken. I always liked getting chicken feet on top of my black bean spareribs. Not that I'd eat them because what's the point? I just thought it was always kind of funny.

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The local foods, I try to avoid Mcdonalds and any American fast foods/ restaurants as much as possible.

Like fried chicken skin in Taiwan, delicious! But couldn't bring up the courage to try the other fried stuff (like fried chicken butt... how do you even make that?)

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My rule when I travel is that wherever I eat has to be a place I don't have access to at home. For example, I won't eat at Applebee's when I travel. I like to check sources like Trip Advisor or Urbanspoon to get suggestions based on other people's reviews.

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As much as I'd love to sample local foods, I also have food allergies, so I definitely need to be careful what I'm eating.

Any place that serves seafood, I'm out. I've dealt with the fallout of cross contamination, and to deal with the consequences for NEARLY A WHOLE YEAR for that one meal isn't worth it.

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I always try to eat something local (local speciality or local dish), or at least something different than what I'd get at home, or have had before.

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hot dogs

I love hot dogs, from dirty dogs in NYC, to New England Hot Dogs, Coney Dogs or west coast at Pinks, I love hot dogs. A few years ago I was on tour and we were in Madison Wi. We travel about an hour out to a little town called RIO, WI, Small is an understatement. 1 main road, 4 bars, a bowling alley with 4 lanes, laundry center and a small store. I asked them for the local hot dog. I bought a few packs and froze them till I got home. WOW, they were incredible, almost like a combunation of a hot dog and kielbasa. Anytime I travel and I have a little down time, I look for rhe best hot dog places

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When I travel around Germany I usually default to schnitzel, in Italy I mix it up between pizza and pasta, in Belgium I go for steak and fries, and in the Netherlands I tend to try to find curries. Really good curries in the Netherlands.

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EVERYTHING. Then my clothes don't fit when I get back home. Once I found these Polish chocolates that were amazing. I haven't found them since, and can not begin to try and pronounce or spell their name.

So word of advise, if you like it, find its name. With the powers of the internet and Amazon you'll may find it again.

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I like to be adventurous and try the local dishes. I haven't been to many really exotic places so I haven't eaten anything truly weird, but I did find out in Montreal that frog legs and snails really are as disgusting as I expected.

I have no idea what sorts of meat I was putting in my mouth in Singapore, but everything was delicious.

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I don't like to travel because I suffer from Agoraphobia. However, when I do have to travel for work or a death in the family, I try not to eat anything at all.

I get very nervous when I'm not at home and "what goes in must come out" (if you know what I mean). I'll get sick if I eat anything so I fast before the trip and during the time I'm there and try not eating until I get home.