With so much delicious foods out there, I thought it would be great to round up some amazing bloggers to share amazing meals they’ve had while traveling. I created this series to feature amazing recipes, meals, and restaurants from around the world. This article will occur once a month and feature outstanding bloggers and their experiences. So let’s see what this week’s writers have to offer…
Where: Old Town in Krakow, Poland
Oh good mercy pierogi! This is the staple food of Poland aka the Kingdom of Pierogi. We ate at Zapieciek and it’s conveniently located in the Old Town. You can sample different kinds of pierogi – different types of meat and vegetables. Depends on what type of dumpling you are craving – savory and sweet, they have it all. Yes, even strawberries and cream. The pieorgi we had was really really good. The dough is perfectly cooked, silky and sautéed with onions. Our Polish friend showed us this place. This restaurant has a feeling of a good old mom-and-pop restaurant with no frills but only good food. They are prepared by hand with old recipes. To top it all, this is a very cheap place to eat perfect for budget travellers. Good food and best bang for your buck, what’s more to ask?
Brock & Tangerine | A Travelogue
Dish:Bacon and feta pizza
Restaurant: Hive Bar
City and Country:Luang Prabang, Laos
This story represents a single episode of a Norman girl trying to find her way around the rest of the world. Born and raised in Norman, Oklahoma, as life passes by, I always find myself coming back to Oklahoma. Although I obtain an 8-5 job, working as an Assistant Director in the University of Oklahoma’s Career Services office, I still spend all of my time-off hours traveling across the globe. Here’s an insight to the way I found myself in Luang Prabang, Laos last summer. My older cousin, originally from Canada, he and his wife reside in St. George’s, Grenada. Since they both take holidays off the island, my cousin found an investment opportunity two years ago in a trendy restaurant in Luang Prabang, Laos, called Hive Bar. This was an exciting time for him as I followed along with the progress of his new management and was able to take a couple weeks of my vacation to encounter the hype.
Arriving to the restaurant, there was a good crowd represented from all over the world. The indoor/outdoor atmosphere was accommodating whether it was rain or shine, visitors would have a good time. The difference between Hive Bar and the other establishments in the area was the entertainment and the specialty food. Just about every night, students from a local college present a cultural, fashion, Ethnik Show that also displayed traditional Laos garments for both men and women. Following the fashion show were break dancers. Although this type of performance is similar within many countries, the guys in the group brought a fun experience for customers at Hive Bar.
For my favorite part of the restaurant was what came out of the kitchen! Hive Bar’s specialty is the bacon that is prepared and smoked on the premise. My favorite was the bacon and feta pizza with caramelized onions, green peppers and tomato sauce that is thrown into a brick oven, and cooked to perfection. Just before leaving home to visit, my cousin let me know that Hive Bar won a TripAdvisor 2014 Winner Certificate of Excellence and its acclaimed ETHNIK Fashion show was awarded a Certificate of Distinction by the Laos Department of Culture! I would highly recommend this restaurant to those who are herbivores or vegetarians. The menu has a variety of entrees to suite as many customers who travel along their journey of Southeast Asia.
Sabrina | Wander From Norman
Dish: Bun Bo Nam Bo
Restaurant: Bun Bo Nam Bo
City and Country: Hanoi, Vietnam
Lauren | Twirl The Globe
Restaurant: Brauhaus Vetter
City and Country: Heidelberg, Germany
It was a sunny day, back in May 2013, and I had just finished taking a tour of the Heidelberg Castle and found myself not only in need for a beer but also some delicious food. The next thing you know I stumble upon Brauhaus Vetter; a great little German restaurant that also makes its own beer. When we walked in, the restaurant had a dark yet tranquil feel to it. Our group took up two tables that were adorned with melted candles and we were quickly greeted with a warm welcome. In true German tradition, I choose the schnitzel and believe me it did not disappoint. It was crispy with a lemon zest to it and was instantly one of the best meals I had in Germany. And then there was the beer. I can’t truly describe how good it was more than saying I hope to find myself there again.
What is one of the best meals you’ve stumble upon while traveling?