Your trip planners and planning assistants here at Trufflepig travel a lot. Put all of that jet setting together, and you’ve got yourself a fine selection of previously enjoyed (and eagerly photographed) foods from around the globe. Every lunch hour we end up pining for one faraway dish or another; we’ve decided it’s time to share some of those wistful emotions with you. Here, some of our favourite treats that we’d gladly hop on a plane for.
Adriatic Sole, Šipan, Croatia
The best lunch of my recent research trip to Croatia was also one of the simplest: perfectly grilled Adriatic sole, bitter green salad, a chilled glass of Malvazija white wine from Istria, and a freshly-picked orange for dessert. All this, along with the cerulean bay of the island of Šipan as backdrop, and the impeccable jovial hospitality of Gino, who runs the tiny Konoba Kod Marka restaurant.
Rudston Steward, Italy Trip Planner
Yucca and Plantain Chips, Quito, Ecuador
They’re great sprinkled with salt, but even better if served with a dip. Give them a taste and I bet you can’t eat just one.
Victoria Marsh, Latin America Planning Assistant
Pain au Chocolat, Paris, France
You’ve all had one, but there’s no pastry like a French pastry, eaten right around the corner from Trufflepig’s Paris office. This perfect breakfast is decadent and delicious to the very last bite.
Melissa Jones, Europe Planning Assistant
Scotch Egg, London, United Kingdom
Look at this mighty Scotch egg, eaten right here in the UK capital. This was found in the gastropub The Princess of Shoreditch. The London department store Fortnum & Mason claims to have invented Scotch eggs in 1738, but they may have been inspired by the Moghul dish nargisi kofta (“Narcissus meatballs”). Gotta love a narcissus meatball.
Anton Lynch, Latin America Trip Planner
Cao Lau, Hoi An, Vietnam
This was my favourite bowl of Cao Lau ever, found at Trung Bac in Hoi An. Cao lau is a regional noodle specialty, served cold, and often for breakfast. It was less than a dollar a bowl, so I had two.
Mike Poppe, Asia & Oceania Trip Planner
Now that you’re hungry, let us help you choose a fantastic lineup of international meals (and the trip that goes along with them). Just get in touch with us when you’re ready to get started.