From $1 pad thai on the streets of Bangkok to fresh sashimi on Tahiti and $25 foie gras-topped duck in Bordeaux. I could be spoiled for life. I know I will never think of Sweet and Sour Chicken in the USA as Chinese food again! This is not an easy post for me, but here are a few of my favorite meals from around the world.
The meal – Home cooked bacon-wrapped filet mignon with potatoes, mushrooms, salad, and lots of red wine. Fresh mixed berries for dessert.
The location – Michael and Anne’s home in Trinity Beach, Australia (north of Cairns)
The meals – Seafood, including shrimp, salmon, and tuna
The location – The Beach House restaurant on Gili Trawangan, Indonesia
The meal – Pork dumplings
The location – Chengdu, China
The meal –
- Murgh Malai Kabab, a creamy kabab of boneless chicken blended with cream cheese, malt vinegar, green chili, and coriander, grilled in the Tandoor oven
- Mixed Raita (yoghurt) with cucumber
- Onion Kulcha, spicy cooked onion sandwiched between two pieces of naan-like bread
- Bombay Sapphire gin and tonic, my favorite cocktail
The location – Bukhara Restaurant in New Delhi, India
The meal – Spicy Panang Curry with rice
The location – Restaurant on Chaweng Beach, Koh Samui, Thailand
The meal – French Onion Soup, Foie-stuffed ravioli, and chocolate cake for dessert.
The location – Le Central in Vientiane, Laos
The meal – Open-faced breakfast sandwich of eggs, peppers, onions, and mushrooms on wheat bread
The location – Mornings on safari in Kruger Park, South Africa
The meal – Risotto with red wine, salad, and a side of bone marrow
The location – Le Perron in Geneva, Switzerland
The meal – Various pastries
The location – 48, near Bordeaux, France (thanks Magali!)