If wandering around and sampling snacks sounds appealing to you, Taiwan could be your perfect food destination. Known for its incredible sprawling night markets, your taste buds will be tested at every turn. If you find yourself confronted by the unique smell of "stinky tofu", don'trun away — it tastes a lot better than it smells. Or try one of Taiwan's most famous exports — dumplings at Din Tai Fung, which has opened franchises all overthe world. Wash it all down with a sweet bubble tea, another treat that's gone international.
It's considered the curry capital of Scotland and a BritishIndian classic is believed to have been invented in Glasgow. According to one explanation, Pakistani chef Ali Ahmed Aslam, proprietor of the Shish Mahal restaurant, invented chicken tikka masala after a customer complained his curry was too dry — so the chef added some of the tomato soup he'd been eating into the dish. Whetherit's the real deal or not, the city is definitely known for great Indian restaurants. Check out Billy Connolly's favourite, Koh-I-Noor, it's an institution dating back to 1964 and the perfect place for a bite before a night on the town.
3 New Caledonia
With the fresh flavours of the Pacific and the classic cuisine of France, New Caledonia is a fantastic culinary destination that's not far from home. Whether you're in Nomea or beyond, there'sahuge variety of local food experiences on offer. Try a traditional Kanak Bougna, a Melanesian delicacy of the Kanak people. Chicken and crayfish are wrapped in fresh banana leaves, along with yams, banana, sweet potato and coconut milk, then slow cooked underground for two hours. There are also plenty of opportunities to indulge in some delicious French food, with a Caledonian twist — Noumea is home to more than 150 French restaurants. Ortry a table d'hote, a homestay experience on a local farm, where you'll enjoy all sorts of local treats.
With a such a diverse population, you don't need to limit yourself to currywurst while you're in Berlin – although the city's iconic dish is not to be missed. With nearly three million people of Turkish descent living in Berlin, the neighbourhood of Kreuzberg has become a great place to get a taste of Turkish cuisine. The popularfish market Fisch-Schmidt was established in 1908 by a German man whose son wasn't keen to carry on the family business — so he handed it overto his 18-year-old Turkish employee. Ayshe and herfamily have run it ever since. You'll find traditional German dishes served alongside Turkish flavours. And for a classic doner kebab, head to Mustafas Gemüse Kabap — it's worth waiting in line for.
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