Thursday, 3 April 2008

Die die must try

It's a Friday morning and I am talking about food already. While I was so engrossed thinking about all the delicious food I had eaten during my travels, I sent a quotation to my customer "The prices are very NICE now..." instead of the prices are very 'HIGH' now. He must be thinking,"Yah, nice for you maybe!"

Anyway, back to my favourite topic. I remember some of the best food I had eaten were also the simplest fare. The paper thin pizzas in Florence were simply too memorable even though they were sparingly garnished with a slab of cured meat on top of a light tomato base. The bruschettas and a chewy naan-like bread served at an old wine bar were simply irresistable. I could survive on that for the rest of my life. Oh, with gelatos for dessert of course. Make that gelato and a shot of espresso!

The cups of hot fruity wine I drank at the festive market in Budapest were also quite unforgettable. The sensation of my tummy warming up on a cold wintry night...ah, that was a nice fuzzy feeling. I still dream about the beer and pork knuckles in the old Munich tavern, fish and chips in London and Cold Stones ice cream in California. While I have no pictures of my older trips, here are some of my favourite recent ones...

The desserts in Provence were really works of art. They must be savoured slowly like the way I did here.


The smell of croissant and freshly baked bread made waking up in the mornings so joyful. I simply loved to spread the bread with the local provencal honey.


Some of my favourite food can be found in the markets of Paris. The roasted chicken and fresh peaches...oh, I could fly there just to eat those again!


Having a bowl of steaming noodles in the food market in Seoul is so good on a cold day!


I really like Korean food. They have so many little dishes, I could try a little bit of everything.


Ginseng chicken soup is a must-try in Korea. Simply the best!

You get the freshest food in Australia. I love the seafood in Melbourne and Brisbane, but in Darwin, the Asian street food are so tempting.


In Perth, we really enjoyed the picnics in the great outdoors.

The mussels in Belgium are the best, especially when eaten with fries.


In Vietnam, the pho and spring rolls won over my heart and tummy.


On a cool morning up in the hillside in Chiang Mai, a simple meal of rice porridge and side dishes really made my day.


In Thailand, I must eat the savoury curries and vegetables for lunch everyday.

15 comments:

mooiness said...

Heheh you've overdid yourself with the foodie pics this time. :)

seagrape said...

i love how you remember special times and places by the food you had...very inspiring :)

JYankee said...

yum yum! good thing it's lunch here too..or i'd really be starving!

Blur Ting said...

Mooiness - Yah, cos I am feeling damn greedy today.

Blur Ting said...

Seagrape - Come to think of it, you're very right. I remember the places by the food I ate. :-)

Blur Ting said...

Oh JY, Japan is one place I would really want to go and eat up everything!

J@n!ce said...

Nice post. How nice you managed to capture all those yummy food as you travel around the world. Love the creativity of the rice in the form of the "star".... feeling hungry already :)

La delirante said...

You have made me hungry already :) Loved the Provence dessert pictures :) well, I liked them all.

Have a great day,

Blur Ting said...

Janice,I always forget to take photos of food. By the time I remember, the dish looks too unattractive already.

I noticed that in Thai restaurants, they like to make the rice into shapes. The teddy bear shape one is even cuter!

Blur Ting said...

Yah Wen. Food pictures always make me hungry. They bring back lots of good memories too.

Nick Phillips said...

Ok, I'm absolutely, positively, terrible and truly hungry right now after looking at all those food pix. I think I'm going to pig out after work tonight and if I become a fat pig, remember it's all your fault, BT! LOL!

Happy weekend.

Blur Ting said...

It's ok Nick. You can put the blame on me.I'm gonna pig out tonight too! Indian curry. Woo hoo!

WaterLearner said...

Good Grief! It's 1230am now and you are making me hungry!! Nice pics. You have been crowned a true blue Foodie!!

Have a Happy Weekend!

Amel's Realm said...

YUM YUMMMMMMMMMMM...you always know how to post GREAT food pics. I just had dinner but now I'm STARVING for Asian food...but no worries, I'll get PLENTY of them in October HE HE HE HE HE...

Come to think of it, maybe I should do a mild diet before going to Indo so that my weight won't soar too high HA HA HA HA...

ENJOY your weekend, Blur! ;-D

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