Some thoughts on why food is more than just food and why a food walk can be a good means to find out why.
I had a similar experience in Saigon the first time I went to Vietnam. The girls went clothes shopping while I went to have a beer at one of the cafes. The beer was good, the little pile of suspicious-looking eggs they put down in front of me were not. They turned out to each have a tiny quail inside of them! I ate two - whole - trying not to look like an idiot in front of the businessmen staring at me with grins on their faces while I picked the bits of shell out of my teeth. Travel rule #117: Never trust the free eggs!
You have perfectly captured all the reasons I love doing food tours when I travel! Your testicles tale captures why it's sadly so hard as a vegan to be adventurous when eating where the food culture is very different.
Vegemite a must when travelling. Thin spread on dry cracker a great reviver when getting over bout of dodgy guts
This article alone sums up why I travel. Thank you Stuart.
Chin's Chili Paste food tours are magic! I've lived in Bangkok for six years, and am not shy about diving into the locals only scene, yet Chin showed me stuff I would have never found on my own. I can't wait until I get to take her food tour again. Ta.