16 Dishes. Best Food Day Ever.
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The world is chock-full of culinary delights. If you had an endless appetite and plane ticket around the world, your best food day ever would look something like this.
Russian pancakes served in a pool of real maple syrup.
Arthurs Nosh Bar, Montreal, Canada
Elaborate Japanese bento box breakfast.
Aman Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Famed brioche toast with house-made ricotta and seasonal jam.
Sqirl, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
Clam chowder in a sourdough bread bowl, eaten dockside.
Tognazzini, San Luis Obispo, California, U.S.A.
Noodles, pork, and local greens in the regional dish cao làu.
Miss Ly Cafe (22 Nguyen Hue St.; +84-235-3861-603), Hoi An, Vietnam
A divine porchetta (pork) sandwich served on chewy ciriola bread.
Er Buchetto (Via del Viminale, 2F;+ 39-329-965-2175), Rome, Italy
Cochon, New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A.
12-ingredient, chocolate-free (gasp!) mole poblano.
Augurio, Puebla, Mexico
Spaghetti vongole macchiato.
Lo Scoglio da Tommaso, Amalfi Coast, Italy
Finger-lickin’ jerk chicken and pork with house sauce.
Scotchies (Falmouth Rd.; +1-876-953-8041), Montego Bay, Jamaica
Tart and perfect lemongrass soufflé in a lemon half.
Cafe Grey Deluxe, Hong Kong
Airy cheese soufflé, followed by chocolate soufflé.
L’Auberge Bressane, Paris, France
Snacks for Anytime
Dan tat, the most classic egg custard tart.
Tai Cheong Bakery, Hong Kong
Better-than-gran’s Scotch eggs.
The Hind’s Head, Bray, England
Cheese-stuffed hibiscus flowers (or apricots, or peppers, the list goes on).
Yom Tov Delicatessen (Levinsky 43; +972-54-682-2020), Tel Aviv, Israel
Fresh-from-the-garden tomato and asparagus sandwich.
São Lourenço do Barrocal, Portugal
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Edited excerpt taken from Travel Anywhere (and Avoid Being a Tourist), by Jeralyn Gerba and Pavia Rosati, founders of travel website Fathom, published by Hardie Grant Books, April 2019.