Traveling to new destinations is always interesting and enjoyable. Among the activities during any holiday, you will get the opportunity to experience new food from the destination. This is why Tasting local food is one of the best ways to understand the local culture. Don’t forget that you can connect with locals through food. Local cuisines have such a power!How to taste local food when you travel?Is that your doubt now?
When you travel for short holidays of less than a week, how do you get the opportunity to taste more and more local food? Within a short period of time you have to visit attractions, plan your trip and even travel from one point to other. Sometimes, short holidays are a bit stressful if you don’t plan it well.
Usually our family trips are really short. Most of the trips are 3D2N trips. But, I find time to taste local cuisine within this short period. Check our Food hunting in Malacca,Malaysia.
In case if you plan such short trips, here are few ways that you can find enough time to taste most of the local food from the destination that you travel.
Take your breakfast at the hotel buffet
This is one of my best tips to taste local cuisine. For me, breakfast buffet of the accommodation is the number one choice to taste different local food without much hassle. But, be sure to book your accommodation that offer breakfast buffet in your room rate. Usually buffets are with local cuisine together with choice of western and other international food. You will even find the names without much trouble. It is easy to taste more different food while you enjoy your breakfast. And it is fun to taste different local food while you are in a short holiday.
Find local restaurants that serve food from local cuisine
Before you reach the destination, do your homework. Do your research about the destination and its food. Well, I usually don’t buy expensive travel guides. Instead, I read a lot of other blogs to find more details about the new destination. In this way I easily find few restaurants that are worth visiting to taste the local food. Travel guides at reservations.com are always helpful for me to find more details of the destination I travel including restaurant recommendations.
Don’t forget the street food
Well, I know you cannot eat much food for the sake of sampling during a short holiday. But, tasting street foods are usually fun and enjoyable. Most of the street foods are snacks and you will not find hard to taste more food. I know I can eat different food while traveling.
Try street food, you’ll love such experience. But, be sure to choose the places that are with hygiene. Some destinations are not advisable for tasting street food. Therefore before you travel, read more about the destination you travel.
Join with a Local food tour
Local food tours are another great way to experience local cuisine. You can learn the culture, meet the locals and taste samples of the food while you experience a food tour. Be sure to check the details and itinerary before you book your tour.
Visit a local market
Local markets are great places to find local fruits and vegetables. You will even experience local food culture when you visit a market during a holiday. And it is so much fun!
Attend a cooking class
If you have enough time, you can join with a cooking class which you can learn about cooking some of the popular dishes from the local cuisine. This is one of the best ways to learn about cooking while sampling.
Above are some of my best ways to learn more about local cuisine when I travel. Be sure to plan your trip before you reach the destination. In such way, you can easily save time and your holiday will be fuss free.
Do you like traveling? Do you like to taste local food when you are in other destinations?
How do you taste more local food while traveling?
Please share your experiences and tips.
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