The food is excellent reason to travel.
We used to think that the best cuisine in Paris, Rome, Prague and Tokyo, but there are many other places with decent culinary traditions. Here is a list of 11 cities and main restaurants, markets and food, for which they should appreciate.
1. Oaxaca, Mexico: incredible street food and mezcal
The city of Oaxaca in southern Mexico deserves a place in the wish list of every foodie, at least for one reason: the street food. If in Mexico city you can visit wonderful restaurants, like Casa Oaxaca and Origen, Oaxaca is known for variegated eclectic markets, serving everything from tacos with barbacoa (spicy meat with spices) to the tamale cakes with pork and chicken. Besides Oaxaca is called “land of the seven sauces”: there are many types of this dish based on the chili.
One should not lose sight of the traditional dishes (especially fried grasshoppers of chapulines, but it is for the most daring). Worth exploring one of the most popular street markets Mercado 20 de Noviembre, where you can try memelas (toasted corn flour), tortillas stuffed teteles, triangular tortilla with black beans and sour cream; tlayuda, large crispy tortilla with fried the beans, local cheese and meat. Oh and don’t forget the alcoholic beverage mezcal is an important part of a Mexican meal.
2. Melbourne, Australia: fresh food only from farms and photogenic dishes
Australia – a country of delicious food and wine. And if Sydney is internationally well known for famous restaurants and celebrity chefs, an eclectic culinary life of Melbourne greatly underestimated.
This is a wonderful sushi at a Japanese restaurant Minamishima, and authentic Spanish tapas at MoVida, and Cantonese food at Flower Drum, and Thai snacks at Chin Chin. A fine selection of local products to offer Cutler & Co and the world famous Attica. Morning meal in Melbourne is serious business, so it serves perhaps the most interesting and photogenic Breakfast in the world.
3. Lyon, France: classic French cuisine at its best
About the most popular in the gastronomic sense France – Paris and Bordeaux – they know everything. However, tourists knowingly overlooked Lyon with its abundance of local ingredients. The city has as fine restaurants like L’auberge du Pont de Collonges and La Mère Brazier and family bistro – for example, La Meunière and Daniel & Denise.
In Bushong, that is cheap Lyons restaurants, it is worth trying a simple country food: skewers of foie Gras and pork sausage in cream sauce or braised chicken with cream, vegetables and truffles, served with local red wine, from Beaujolais and ending with the production of the appellation côte-du-rhône. Everything else, the city has a huge indoor market Paul Bocuse (Halles de Lyon–Paul Bocuse) brunch seafood, cheeses, sausages and sweets.
4. Osaka, Japan: the crowded markets and cheap Goodies
2.5 hours from Tokyo on the bullet train, you can domchat to the other culinary capital, Osaka. Here you can find anything from a terribly extravagant eateries (as Fujiya1935 with three Michelin stars) to the affordable food. In the Dotonbori area you need to look for the city’s best street food.
In the market Kuromon Ichiba usually snack on skewers cooked vegetables with meat (kushikatsu), fried balls of octopus in the test (takoyaki) and cabbage pancakes (okonomiyaki). In addition to street food, Tokyo offers fresh sushi and sashimi, grilled dishes (yakiniku), steakhouses with melts in the mouth Wagyu beef and delicious ramen.
5. Tel Aviv, Israel: the melting pot of European, middle Eastern, Mediterranean and North African flavors
Chef of tel Aviv, combining techniques from different regions, create vegetable dishes with lots of spices and fresh bread with creamy sauces. Pita with hummus is better to try in Abu Hasan, and the falafel at Falafel Hakosem.
At the Carmel market sells fragrant spices, warm bread, local products and halva. At the same time, tel Aviv is the Mecca of upscale restaurants. Aria should try expertly made cocktails, fresh ceviche and homemade pasta, as in Mashya Israeli products lend a Moroccan flair at the expense of cumin, turmeric and RAS El-hanuta.
6. Modena, Italy: homemade pasta, sparkling red wine and cheese of your dreams
Each like to eat and travel knows how tasty food in Florence, Rome and Naples. But your attention another small town in the Emilia-Romagna region of Modena. It is the birthplace of a thick balsamic vinegar, cheese, Parmigiano Reggiano and sparkling red wine Lambrusco in Modena has something for everyone.
Explore the stalls with fresh pasta, cheese and meat in Mercato Albinelli, and if you want to pamper yourself, do not miss the unique dinner in Massimo Bottura”s Osteria Francescana (the restaurant has three Michelin stars and you’ll know him if you watched the program, the Chef’s Table). Of course, in Modena many affordable ways to eat is a more casual establishment Massimo Bottura like Franceschetta58, Aldina Trattoria and Ristorante Da Enzo. There you will find classic dishes: pappardelle with wild boar ragout or grilled dumplings.
7. Lima, Peru: fresh seafood and classic Latin America with a taste of Asia
In the annual list of the 50 best restaurants by San Pellegrino and three places always takes Lima and chef Virgilio Martinez veliz, is the fifth number. But Lima is not just Haute cuisine. There are fast food dinners where classic cuisine of Peru is connected with the Asian.
Around the city is scattered Japanese-Peruvian institutions like La Mar, where ceviche and sushi nigiri elevated to the rank of art, and Osaka, which serves sashimi with tuna, quail eggs, salmon and foie Gras. Hotel Maury is impossible not to try the Pisco sour drink of Peruvian brandy, lime juice, syrup and egg whites.
8. Vancouver, Canada: recipes from all corners of the earth for every budget
In this vibrant city in British Columbia lists all the food about what you can think of: rustic Italian food at Osteria Savio Volpe, clams at Rodney’s Oyster House, dumplings manual molding at Bao Bei, sushi Pacific fish in Miku. And the market on Granville island is crowded with vendors that offer anything from cakes to seafood Pho.
9. Oahu, Hawaii: leisurely meals on the beach background
It turns out that Hawaii is not only gorgeous sunsets, pristine beaches and primitive mountains, but great food, which incorporates Asian, European and Polynesian features.
Here reigns the traditional food. In Char Hung Sut serves excellent Chinese dim sum and steam buns with pork and Ahi Assassins in straw rice dishes with fresh fish. Gina’s B-B-Q must go for a Korean noodle capcha and bulgogi. In Honolulu there are more gourmet food: Roy’s Hawaii Kai sea food and Arancino di Mare with pasta, which is able to compete with Roman.
10. San Sebastian, Spain: for the adventurous foodies and fans of Haute cuisine
In Madrid and Barcelona have incredible restaurants, but the culinary crown of Spain deserves San Sebastian, a resort town in the Basque Country. On the one hand, have the highest concentration of Michelin stars per capita and the Arzak and Mugaritz.
On the other hand, in San Sebastian a great selection of tapas. You can spend days going from one tapas bar to another. Don’t miss the Bar Zeruko, Gandarias and A Fuego Negro: shishito roasted peppers, wild mushrooms with foie Gras and anchovies.
11. Tbilisi, Georgia: wine traditions and European-Asian cuisine
Tbilisi is a city where people love to eat, and one of the main local traditions – holiday table supra. Here you should first try khachapuri and khinkali
Best restaurants Tbilisi – Barbaresco and the Kitchen – in an unexpected way transform traditional folk recipes. If this were not enough, Georgia is considered the birthplace of wine, and now the country began to emerge wine bars like Vino Underground.