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Mmm Monday: A Tasty Treat

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Steak with Grilled Broccolini
Location: Penzance, West Cornwall, England

 

Steak with Grilled Broccolini

 
Upon arrival in Penzance, our tour guide treated us for dinner at the restaurant in the hotel where we stayed. From the menu, I selected English steak and grilled broccolini with garlic butter sauce.

Did I say English steak? Yes, I did, simply because we were in England. Honestly, I can’t distinguish English steak from any other kind of steak for that matter. I’m not that sophisticated.

Anyway, I think I made the right choice. It was great and cooked to perfection. I left the plate clean like a good boy.

We stayed in Penzance for three days visiting popular attractions in Cornwall including the Lanhydrock House and Gardens, Land’s End Landmark, St. Ives, and St. Michael’s Mount. From there, we drove 212 miles to Bath, famous for its ancient Roman-built baths.
 
 

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July 14, 2019 at 7:43 pm Leave a comment

Mmm Monday: A Tasty Treat

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Red Cabbage Dish
Location: Prague, Czech Republic

 

Chicken with Red Cabbage and Czech Dumplings

 
Prague is one place to go for foodies. It’s known for great cuisine as the presence of food tours can attest. But it isn’t good news for somebody turning vegetarian like me. It’s considered a sacrilege to be a vegetarian in this part of the world.

A popular dish that I tried was the chicken with red cabbage and Czech dumplings. Sorry, a pocket camera and poor lighting conditions inside the restaurant couldn’t give the justice it deseved. It went well with beer which is the favorite drink among the locals.

Besides the food, it’s a delight to roam the streets of this wonderful city. Spared from the bombs of World War II, the best of European architecture are well-represented. Standing next to each other, you’d find Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Socialist Realism, and others too numerous to mention.

Prague seemed to have been built without a plan. I found the streets and alleys to be very confusing. It was like walking through a maze. Understandingly, I always got lost on my way back to the hotel. I didn’t mind it, though, as it usually led me to discover something priceless like a Communist-era cafeteria where the locals dine.
 
 

July 6, 2019 at 3:58 pm 2 comments

Mmm Monday: A Tasty Treat

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Location: Portreath Bakery, Redruth, Cornwall, England

 

Cornish Pasty

 
Cornwall is a great destination for nature lovers. It has a lot to offer with its rugged geology, moorland landscapes, and coastal scenery. It’s also home for the Cornish pasty. You can’t honestly say you’ve been to Cornwall without having its signature dish.

Cornish pasty is composed of meat, onion, turnip, and potato wrapped into a pastry crimping the edge to form a seal and baked in the oven. It’s believed to have been originally made for Cornish tin miners who are unable to return to the surface at lunchtime.

Cornish Pasty

 
At Portreath Bakery, we had a lesson on the history of pasties and got to make our own after a brief demonstration from one of the staff. For a non-cook like me, who once tried to boil an egg in the microwave, it was quite an experience. I marveled at how easy it was to make it.

 
 

June 23, 2019 at 9:32 am 2 comments

Mmm Monday: A Tasty Treat

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McDonald's
Location: Nuremberg, Germany

 

McDonald’s

 
It was late afternoon in Nuremberg, Germany. As we walked to our hotel, the famous golden arch sign greeted us. Suddenly, we felt the urge for the United Tastes of America as the fast food’s tray liner says.

McDonald’s is one of America’s most popular exports. In 2018, it’s estimated that there are more than 37,000 McDonald’s restaurants worldwide. It makes Americans feel home away from home in the same manner other nationalities do when they visit restaurants catering to their native food.

Traveling is an opportunity to experience different cultures and food. It can be exciting, broaden our outlook and change our lives forever. At the same time, a chance encounter with something familiar like Big Mac and fries can help keep our perspective and remind us where we have come from.

June 16, 2019 at 1:22 pm 2 comments

Mmm Monday: A Tasty Treat

Please share a photo of your favorite delicacy by clicking Mr. Linky below. Thank you.

Paella
Location: Bayeux, Normandy, France

 

Paella

 
While visiting Normandy, we stayed in the historic town of Bayeux which was spared from the destruction following the D-Day invasion in World War II.

For every tourist who has passed this way, it’s a must to see the famous Bayeux tapestry featuring a 230-feet-long embroidered art that chronicles William the Conqueror’s victory over King Harold of England at the Battle of Hastings in 1066.

It’s all fine and dandy to dwell on the past visiting the 11th-century tapestry as well as the other attractions such as the 13th-century Notre-Dame Cathedral, War Cemetery and Museums. But at some point, you need to go back to the present to augment your cultural experience. One way to do that is to meet people and indulge in local food.

Paella Food Stand

 
It was Market Day on our second day in Bayeux. The parking lot next to our hotel had been converted into a bustling market. Amid the stalls offering cheese, wine, fresh fruit and other produce, there arose the aroma of paellas being cooked in large stoves. I couldn’t help but trace its location. After taking its picture for posterity, I immediately got a taste of it. It was something to die for (no pun intended) with all the meat and fatty goodness.

June 9, 2019 at 7:48 am Leave a comment

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