Now, come the best part. FOOD!
It was a food adventure for me in Europe, in pursuit of local delicacies. Tasting this and that. Everyday was a new day with new tasty dish to look forward to.
If you asked me which breakfast I liked, I enjoyed the English breakfast the most because of its bacons, hams and sausages. However I loved the pastries especially the flaky and tasty buttery croissants from Paris.
We were lucky to taste some of the local snacks and dishes while we were there. Nevertheless we did missed home so on certain days, so we were hunting for rice and Asian cuisine then. Overall, I simply enjoyed the dining experiences in Europe. Hope my Europe holiday would not be the last. *wink*
We had load of cherries in London!! £3 per cup. So sweet and juicy.
Medium rare beef steak
We did have our beef and salmon steaks
as well as fish n chips
in London. Meant to go to Burger & Lobster but we did not have much time.
We missed rice by 2nd day so we were scouting for rice that evening around our hotel vicinity after our Harry Potter tour. Lol.
And we found an Indian cuisine there. We had its lamb briyani. Oh my! Very good. Different from what we have in Malaysia. Lesser spice but fluffy and softer rice. The lamb was chunky but tender. The dhal was good as well and so were the big sized papadom.
Papadom with condiments
Lamb chunks in briyani
Must have escargot and macaron when one is in Paris. No foie gras, escargot would do for me. Lol.
A 3 course French dinner consisting of escargot as starter, duck confit for main and apple pie for dessert.
I managed to try macarons and chocolate (nutella) crepe in Paris. Not a fan of sweet snack but I did enjoyed myself with these 2 snacks.
Macarons from Pierre Hermes (Lafayette)
Enjoying chocolate crepe while looking at the Eiffel Tower
Under the recommendation of our tour manager, we went to this small Chinese eatery which is few minutes walk from Lafayette for lunch. The beef noodle was comforting. I had the economy rice there. The dishes are weighed and charged by grams.
Chinese economy rice
Belgium is famous for seafood especially mussels so a big pot of mussels cooked with white wine (1kg) when we were in Bruges.
And for the first time, I tasted rabbit meat. Rabbit cooked with cherry wine flemish style.
We had a Chinese course (5 dishes + 1 soup) in Brussels that evening.
A pot of fresh mussels
Potato croquettes as side dish
The famous German pork knuckle is not from Cologne but we did tasted one very good pork knuckle in Cologne. And we also tasted the German sausages but shared among the other members of the tour group so no photos of the sausages. According to the tour manager, the best was from the train station next to Cologne Cathedral.
German pork knuckle
Accompanied by salad
Other than the breakfast buffet in the hotel, we only got to taste the snacks from hot dog stands in Dam Square before we were been rushed to the airport.
We tried the meatballs as well as the hot dog buns. We added our own condiment.
Hot dog stand
Meatballs after condiments added
My hot dog bun