One of those great things about traveling is that you can taste all the flavors from around the world. Every country has its own menu, habits and specilaties. I thought it would be nice to share some of my favorite dishes from a few countries I’ve been in the last 21 months.

Unfortunately I’m not such a great photographer with food. But I know what I like to eat and where I can find some great recipes.

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Flavors from around the world

#1 Japanese Food

Besides sushi and sashimi, Japan has so much great food to offer. For example; Edamame. Edamame is a young soya bean. Because they are young when they get picked the beans are still very soft and edible. These young ones are not the ones they use in Soy milk and tofu by the way. That are mature soy beans.

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This mushroom Takikomi rice dish is perfect for a light meal or when you’ve some left overs. Click here for a good recipe.

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And of course, sushi! Although I think after being in Japan, I will be more critical about sushi. It has to be fresh, cold and good. Otherwise, no sushi for me.

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#2 Vietnamese Food

The Vietnamese are incredibly good in the kitchen. They use only fresh ingredients and lots of seafood. My favorite!

Banh Xeo is also called a Vietnamese pancake. When we ordered Banh Xeo they always gave us a plain pancake with lots of green, vegetables and seafood to put in there. They can make the pancake for you but it is much more fun to roll it yourself.

I found a great recipe for you to make your own Banh Xeo. Have a look at Gourmet Traveller!

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Another great dish in Vietnam is a fresh summer spring roll. They are cold but incredibly delicious. They are prepared for you on the spot, with rice paper, green, vegetables and again, sometimes seafood or meat.

For a great recipe of this delicious Summer Rolls, hop over to Chow!

See you next time with some more flavors of the world!

Safe travels, Claudia

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