Travelling Dietitian✈

FOOD TO EXPLORE ✈


In this section I will discuss purely about food as enjoyment from an hedonistic point of view. 


With specific dishes for each country/city visited personally. 


This page will be updated regularly so stay tuned :)

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   More details and list of all the cities at the very bottom of this page 





๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช  Dubai - UAE 

 Overall Vote:
6 /10 ★

Location: The Majlis Cafรฉ
X553+X46 - Dubai - United Arab Emirates (located in the Dubai expo) 





☆ Food: 5/10 

This cafe is unique because it serves camel meat and milk based products.
I have decided to try the hot dog and the chocolate milkshake, the first one to be honest was nothing special, the meat had a more delicate and saltier taste than a regular hot dog, but the milkshake instead was worth it, thanks to the camel milk used as a ingredient, it made the drink more smooth and tasty and because this type of milk is saltier than the cow's one it enhanced the taste of the chocolate as well.

The menu has also a camel meat burger other hot drinks with camel milk, a big plus is the sweets/souvenir you can find inside the shop, for example dates covered in camel milk chocolate!

☆ Vibe: 7/10 

This cafe is located in the middle of the expo which makes the atmosphere really nice and because is mostly newly built, furthermore the interior had  a nice decoration and comfy seats, the only downside is that not many seats are available because it's a small cafe. 



✪ Interesting facts:

⍟ This cafe is located in the Dubai Expo, although the exposition has officially concluded in March, some pavilions and attractions are permanent so it's worth the visit not only for the food.

⍟  The new metro red line makes it super easy to reach this location since is not in the city centre or coast side.







๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Almaty - Kazakhstan 

 Overall Vote:
7.5 /10 ★

Location: Tyubeteyka ะขัŽะฑะตั‚ะตะนะบะฐ
                                    Abylai Khan Ave 125, Almaty 050000, Kazakhstan




☆ Food: 8/10 

This location makes traditional Kazakh food, therefore the best option is the:
Beshbarmak, which is boiled dough and horse meat, usually with onion.

You can really taste how the ngredients are fresh and if you have never tried horse meat but willing to give a chance this could be one of the best location to do so, the taste is delicate since is made with few ingredients but that's a good way to taste better the horse meat and the dough.

☆ Vibe: 7/10 

Located near the city centre is easy to reach, the vibe is very traditional with the decorations and is quite a large space so easy to find a quite spot and at the same time if you prefer the opposite there is live music as well and you can get a table closer to the stage
The staff is friendly and the service was good.


✪ Interesting facts:

⍟ In case you become a fan of horse meat you might give a chance to: Kumys which is a dairy product, to be more precise is fermented horse milk with a low amount of alcohol caused by the fermentation (around 2%) in Kazakhstan is very easy to find this product even at the groceries 





 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Tashkent - Uzbekistan 




 Overall Vote: 8 /10 ★


Location: PLOV Lounge & Banquet Hall
25 Abdulla Kadiry Street, Tashkent, Uzbekistan





☆ Food: 9.5 /10 

The food was excellent, the Plov which is the traditional dish made with rice, quail eggs and a slice of horse meat (you can see that in the bottom left corner), has a unique flavour, thanks to the mix of Uzbek spices as well and the fresh ingredients, personally my favourite dish in this country.

Furthermore the menu in this location offers a variety of traditional dishses, I would recommed the bone marrow which is served with bread and the waiter comes to your table to assemble the dish in front of you  

☆ Vibe: 6.5 /10 

Located in the city centre between the Monument of Courage and the metro station: Abdulla Kodiry is very easy to reach, the interior are elegant and the waiters are very attentive and helpful.
The only thing to note as a non-smoker is the smell of cigarettes coming from the other sections of the restaurant where is allowed to smoke  


✪ Interesting facts:

⍟  The metro is quick, efficient and cheap so recommend to reach this location easily and most of the stations near the city centre are very pretty so is worth to visit them as well

⍟  This place is located to some of the best attraction of the city, one I would recommed is the Amir Temur Square which is lovely especially when snowing and in the same location you can find the musuem dedicated to him, to understand better the achievements and the history behind  





 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ Budapest - Hungary 


     

 Overall Vote:
8.5/10 ★

Location:  Il terzo cerchio
Budapest, Dohรกny u. 40, 1074 Hungary

☆ Food: 9/10 

The food is excellent and the variety is vast, I am not talking just about the pizza but also the different fish and meat products or pasta as shown in the picture, I would recommed the tagliatelle with Angus beef tenderlion strips in parmesan sauce 


☆ Vibe: 8/10 

The staff is very friendly, professional and speak some Italian as well if you need since English is not very common among the locals.
The location is near the city centre close to the main attractions, 7 min by walk to the Dohany street  Synagogue in the city which is another attraction in Budapest 


✪ Interesting facts:

⍟   Juat in front of this restaurant there is another main spot to mention this time for breakfast called: "London coffee society" and it is one of the best place in town to start the day in the right way thanks to the quality of the coffee and fresh bakery products you can find in there 

⍟  The parks in the city are well mantained and usually have a thermal bath spa were you can enjoy at a low cost compared to any other city spa/bath, I would recommed the Gellert Thermal Bath because they offer different tempatures from 28 to 40 C and the decoations inside are some of the pretties in the city 



๐Ÿ‡ถ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Doha - Qatar


 Overall Vote:
8/10 ★




Location: Al Aker Sweets ุญู„ูˆูŠุงุช ุงู„ุนูƒุฑ 
7  GPM+P5C, Doha, Qatar 


☆ Food: 6.5/10 

Recommended to try the Kunafa here as one of the best in town by locals 
The quality of the food overall is good with a great range of variety in the menu and if you are not into sweets there are plenty of good restaurants nearby, the main focus is the vibe you can in this location as I will explain now


☆ Vibe: 9.5/10 

The number is high because you can get the best traditional view admiring the classic buildings and causally seeing citizens riding horses in front of you and at the same time you can enjoy your meal without being in a super crowded place like near the coast 

I was not expecting anything when I first took my food and decided to seat outside but the peace of the view was slowly growing in me and making the experience more enjoyable and when I have seen these two men riding horses that was the cherry on top since was unexpected 


✪ Interesting facts:

⍟  Streets are almost empty during the day as the hot weather and sun could be extreme for some people but it was interesting to experience both atmosphere of visitng the city at night when is vibran and full of people and during day time when it feels like a "ghost town" especially when you want to take many pictures withouth any obstacle or someone ending in your pic

⍟ Near this place you can find the "Camel Pen"  with hundreds of camel in this area 24h 


 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆKyiv- Ukraine  

 Overall Vote: 8/10 ★     



Location: Larks&owls, 18/1, ะฒัƒะปะธั†ั ะŸั€ะพั€ั–ะทะฝะฐ, ะšะธั—ะฒ, 01001 

18/1, Prorizna St, Kyiv, Ukraine, 01001 


☆ Food: 9/10 

Coffee and pastry with democratic prices as mentioned in the shop, there is a really good variety of choices and the ingredients are fresh, perfect place if you are lookinf for something healthy and nutricious, regardinge the drinks I would recommed the blue matcha latte  (in the picture) which was full in flavours 

☆ Vibe: 7/10 

Located near the city centre, is a small and cozy place, but there is an upper floor if you are not in a rush and have time to relax, the staff was very nice and attentive, ready to suggest good combinations based on what you order 

✪ Interesting facts:

⍟  The coffee culture in Kyiv is strong, there is a cafe in literally every corner and all this competition clearly helped to raise the standards, the variety of coffees and teas you can find in this place is amazing

⍟  This coffee shop is near the Golden gate where you can take your coffee, seat and relax, also if you are lucky you can find talented musicians playing in this park 

⍟ I recommend to take the metro to reach this location, not only because is super cheap and you can avoid the traffic and delays of ordering an uber, but also becuase is literally the deepest metro in the world (Arsenalna station is the deepest) sounds scary but is not, and is defitenily an experience to try 


๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Bishkek- Kyrgystan 

 

 Overall Vote: 9.5/10 ★     

   Location: ะะฐั…ะพะดะธะผัั ะญั€ะบะธะฝะดะธะบ ะฑัƒะปัŒะฒะฐั€ 36 Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan


☆ Food: 10/10 

I can say I am agree with all the positive reviews you can read about this place, probably one of the best fried chicken place in the city and one of the best I had, the reason is that even if it's a fried product is not greasy and doesn't feel oily and this result without compromising with the unique taste of it, on top of that there are many other Korean dishes to try, I would recommed the Kimpab 

☆ Vibe: 9/10 

Modern atmospehere in the city centre and you can catch some live music as well if you are lucky.
They have the menu in English as well which is a bonus!


✪ Interesting facts:

⍟   In the menu you can also find Plov which is a traditional rice dish in these region 

⍟  Due to the inflation, 1 British Pound equivals to 115 Kyrgystani Som and prices are quite cheap for most of the things in this country, including this restaurant, but the quality is definitely excellent 

⍟ The restaurant is located near Ala Too Square, which is the main one near to other attractions mostly from the sovier era 

๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท Istanbul- Turkey:


 Overall Vote:
9/10 ★                   





   
Location:  ร‡eลŸme Bazlama Kahvaltฤฑ NiลŸantaลŸฤฑ 1



☆ Food: 9/10 

You might have heard quite often or even too much how breakfast is important and this loecation is one of the best spot to enjoy this meal to start the day
The variety in the menu is rich and at the same time the ingredients are fresh from "garden to table" as they mention in this restaurant 
To mention some of the main things to try:

- 36 kinds of homemade jam
- Menemen: tomatoes and peppers with butter and eggs, simple but a delicacy to try for sure
- Sucuk: Turkish style fermented suasage that goes very well with their fried bread 


☆ Vibe: 9/10 

Recommended to sit on the upper floor where you can find a good view, relaxing atmosphere and flower decotations,  you can read in the reviews how often is quoted as the best breakfast and bruch spot in Istanbul and I can only agree with that.
The staff was lovely and wellcoming as well




✪ Interesting facts:

⍟   Istanbul is the only pan-continental city in the world since is situated in 2 continents both Europe and Asia and in this case this restaurant is located in the European side 

⍟  Altough is not the capital city of Turkey, Istanbul is the most populated one with over 13 million people, as this location is very popular there might be some waiting time for any walk-in costumer, especiially during weekend, but worth the wait! 



๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Florence - Italy:


 Overall Vote:
8/10 ★




Location:

Via Nazionale

114/R, 50123 Firenze FI, 

Italy




☆ Food: 9/10 

Even the most simple dishes are worth a try due to the quality of the ingredients, for example the varieties of ham and cheese just to mention a few and if you choose these, then something unique to combine with are the "coccoline" a fried pizza dough which goes very well with 

Regarding the drinks, there are many craft beers to choose from, one of the most famous called: Martellina 

☆ Vibe: 7/10 

Not exactly in the centre of the city but easy to find and near to the main station
This is a classic pub with a cosy atmosphere and you can always hear playing rock music in the background; Outdoor sitting is nice and recommended during summer 


✪ Interesting facts:

⍟  Funny fact about "coccole" which means literraly: cuddles in Italian, quite a good way to describe a dish and "coccoline" just means small/little cuddles, which is the word you will find in the menu of this pub


๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป Riga - Latvia:

☆ Overall Vote:
7/10 ★

Location:                               


Riga - Latvia 


Address:

Big Bad Bagels

Baznฤซcas iela 8, Centra rajons, Rฤซga, LV-1010


                                     

☆ Food: 8/10 

Rated as one of the best food spot near the city centre, the bagels are very fresh and there are many ingredients to personalise it plus all the choices in the menu obviously, same applies to vegan and vegetarian alternatives

One of the most popular bagel is the: "Salmon in New York" with cream cheese, red onion, capers and spinach 
The one in the picture instead is the: BLT, bacon, lettuce, tomato, mustard, red onion and cheese 

They offer a large variety of smoothies as well in case you fancy something different from a coffee 


☆ Vibe: 6/10 

The staff is really polite and able to help in English too
Small but cosy location with few tables very close to all the main attractions in the city 


✪ Interesting facts:

⍟ Not too far from the bagels country of origin: Poland, mostly from the Jewish communities in the country

⍟ Funny fact there is a way of saying when someone slept a lot, which is: " I slept a bagel last night" in Yeshivish term, referring to the fact that bagels needs at least 12 hours of "rest" before baking

⍟ Latvia is located in the north-east of Europe and sharing the boarders with Russia, but is part of the UE and using Euro as currency, I have noticed more similarities to Central Europe than Eastern countries, at least in the capital city



๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ช Tblisi - Georgia :




☆ Overall Vote:

9/10 ★




Location:

Restaurant Meama

address:

8 แƒซแƒ›แƒ”แƒ‘แƒ˜ แƒ–แƒ“แƒแƒœแƒ”แƒ•แƒ˜แƒฉแƒ”แƒ‘แƒ˜แƒก แƒฅแƒฃแƒฉแƒ, 

แƒ—แƒ‘แƒ˜แƒšแƒ˜แƒกแƒ˜



☆ Food: 8/10 


There are a lot choices in the menu, mostly classic Georgian dishes, so a good idea to try the local cuisine! 


Now considering that Georgia is the wine's birthplace (over 8000 years ago) one dish in particular caught my attention:

Pork with white wine sauce (as shown in the picture) 


The list of wine available in this location it's impressive, so finding the perfect wine to match with this dish was not difficult, the sauce enhance the taste of the meat and is not pungent at all, again to underline the right wine that has been chosen to appreciate more the overall taste

 

If you prefer something different, the fish based dishes are also recommended in this restaurant 


☆ Vibe: 10/10 


The location is not that easy to reach, is up on the hills, but the bright side is that the view from the restaurant it's really amazing and you can see the whole city while having your meal, the lights of the city create a better atmosphere so evening meals can make you appreciate more the view 


✪ Interesting facts:


⍟  As mentioned previously, 

Georgia is proud to be the birthplace of wine, 

and surprisingly at the border control 

after checking your passport, they give you

 a small bottle of wine as a welcome, 

and honestly receiving a gift during the

 passport check is unexpected and 

therefore more than appreciated:







๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Marrakech - Morocco :







☆ Overall Vote:

8/10 ★





Location:

Restaurant 

Chez Chegruoni



Medina Marrakech

Morocco 

North Africa 
















☆ Food: 7/10 


Tajine is definitely one of the most famous dish in the Moroccan cuisine, as the name comes from the pot where this speciality is served, quite spectacular to watch when you get this served on your table and the sound of the ingredient still boiling/cooking it's something unique.

I chose the one with mince which is slow cooked and a great match with the spices


☆ Vibe: 9/10 


There are different restaurants in the city centre that are offering a view over the city, since the streets are always busy and crowded, a terrace is the perfect way to enjoy the meal in peace and have a nice view


✪ Interesting facts:


⍟  Some restaurants have a really small and narrow entrance which is actually bringing to the terrace upstairs where they keep all the tables and usually the kitchen is in the middle floor so never judge from the "cover"


⍟  As you can imagine the taste of this dish changes around different region or North Africa depending on the regional herbs and spices used 


⍟  Recommend to have some Moroccan tea not only to enjoy the special way they serve that (trying to pour that from the highest point they can) but also because is very light in taste and a good match almost with anything you decide to eat this with 






๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Burano (Venice) - Italy:



 


☆ Overall Vote:

9/10 ★





Location:

Restaurant Fritto Misto


Burano 

(one hour from Venice city Centre)

North Italy






☆ Food: 9/10 


It's interesting that even the "plate is edible" made by wheat, which is very light in taste but the oil coming from the fritto misto (literally means mixed fried and in this case we are talking about seafood and potatoes) it's giving the specific taste to the plate as well, the result is that the taste is never boring but could be a little bit heavy, I managed to finish all the seafood which was fresh and not too oily, but only had just a quarter of the plate 


☆ Vibe: 9/10 


The location is just in front of the station and since we are talking about Venice, is the boat station, so as you can imagine the view is on the lagoon, which is always lovely.



✪ Interesting facts:


⍟  Murano and Burano are just an hour by boat (public transport) from Venice but they offer some unique view like the colourful houses or the incredible glass-making shops all around these small islands 


⍟ An interesting memory was this kind old lady making some elaborated glass creation in her shop just at the cashier, you can notice all the small details on these elaborated creations which is the reason why the glass made in here is famous around the world 








๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง  London - UK:




☆Overall Vote:  

7.5/10 ★






Location:


Bao Fitzrovia 



W1T 2JN

London, UK





☆ Food: 9 /10 


Inspired by the street food markets in Taiwan 

It offers a lot of choices in the menu included different Baos:

Like the classic one in the picture with Pork and Peanuts or the fried chicken or Lamb shoulder alternatives, plus the interesting crumbled Daikon one 


☆ Vibe: 6/10 


The location is nothing special, to not end up in the downstairs floor is preferable to book a table ahead

But keep in mind but the food is what really matters so totally recommend a visit here!



✪ Interesting facts:


⍟  They have different locations around London and opening a new one this year

 
⍟  It's interesting in the official website how they describe places and dishes from their hometown in Taiwan that inspired the menu here in London 
you can have a look here if curious BAO London







149 Cities visited


29 in Italy ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น: 


Rome, Florence, Pisa, Naples, Latina, Viterbo, L'Aquila, Livorno, Palermo, Messina, Ragusa, Modica, Giarratana, Siracusa, Milan, Turin, Trieste, Genoa, Verona, Vicenza, Como, Venice, Treviso, Padova, Ferrara, Parma, Bologna, Modena, Perugia



27 in England ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ:


London, Leeds, Reading, Coventry, Birmingham, Northampton, York, Newcastle, Sunderland, Liverpool, Manchester, Dover, Folkestone, Bath, Bristol, Cambridge, Oxford, Canterbury, Brighton, Luton, Ashford, Guildford, Walmer, Sturry, Sittingbourne, Gravesend, Dartford 



13 in Germany ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช: 


Mรผnchen, Berlin, Hamburg, Kรถln, Bremen, Frankfurt, Leipzig, Bonn, Dรผsseldorf, Mainz, Hanover, Stuttgart, Strasbourg 



6 in Bangladesh ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฉ:

Dhaka, Rangpur, Gaibandha, Balapara Cox's Bazar, Rajshahi 



4 in Norway ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด: 

Oslo, Tรธnsberg, Sandefjord, Larvik


4 in Kazakhstan ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟ:

Almaty, Astana, Saty/Kolsay, Tamerlik 


4 in Georgia ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ช:

Tblisi, Batumi, Kutaisi, Kumistavi



3 in Australia๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ:

Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra


3 in France ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท: 

Paris, Lille, Nice 



3 in Wales ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ: 

Cardiff, Bangor, Llanberis


 

3 in India ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ:

Delhi, Agra, Kolkata



3 in Spain ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ: 

Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia 



3 in Bulgaria ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ: 

Sofia, Plovdiv, Rila


 

3 in United Arab Emirates ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช: 

Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah  



2 in Scotland ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ: 

Edinburg, Glasgow 



2 in Belgium ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช: 

Brussels, Liege



2 in Sweden ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช:

 Stockholm, Gรถteborg



2 in Morocco ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ: 

Marrakech, Agadir 



2 in Austria ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น: 

Vienna, Salzburg 



2 in Taiwan ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผ: 

Taipei, Jioufen 



2 in Turkey ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท: 

Istanbul, Ankara



2 in the Netherlands ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ: 

Amsterdam, Eindhoven



2 in Switzerland๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ: 

Zurich, Basel



1 in Vatican city๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆ


1 in China ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ: Shangai


1 in Czechia ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ: Prague 


1 in Finland ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ: Helsinki 


1 in Greece ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท: Athens 


1 in Hong Kong ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐ


1 in Kuwait ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ผ: Kuwait city 


1 in Qatar ๐Ÿ‡ถ๐Ÿ‡ฆ: Doha 


1 in Ireland ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช: Dublin 


1 in Luxemburg ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บ: Luxemburg city 


1 in Indonesia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ: Jakarta


1 in Thailand ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ: Bangkok


1 in Slovakia ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ: Bratislava


1 in Latvia ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป: Riga


1 in Azerbaijan ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฟ: Baku 


1 in Bahrain ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ญ: Manama


1 in Kyrgyzstan ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฌ: Bishkek


1 in Ukraine ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ: Kyiv 


1 in Croatia ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท: Zagreb


1 in Hungary ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ: Budapest



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