Hong Kong is filled with brilliant restaurants serving up everything from authentic local cuisine to gastronomical twists on classics. It's a foodie haven but with so much on offer, searching out the best dishes and top restaurants where you can taste them can feel like a pretty daunting task. As well as traditional offerings including the Dim Sum carts that can be found across the city, there are some restaurants which serve up seriously delicious food. The good news is that local food bloggers are on hand to help - and they've teamed up with FoodPanda to share their top picks for visitors looking to explore the best of Hong Kong's culinary scene. We take a look at their restaurant recommendations - and the dishes you absolutely need to try if you're visiting... 1. La Rôtisserie Instagram All that sightseeing can make for hungry work, but you can easily replenish your energies with a hearty lunch, not to mention it's surprisingly cheap compared to other eateries. Top … [Read more...] about Best restaurants in Hong Kong that need to be on every foodie’s bucket list
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1. Catch sunset at Cape St VincentWith over 300 days of sunshine a year, the Algarve is kissed with Atlantic sunsets like nowhere else in Europe. For the region's most dramatic spectacle, head to Cape Saint Vincent (above), where the sun sets each evening over the continent's most southwesterly frontier. Expect an almost solar eclipse buzz here as cavalcades of coach tours and camper vans converge daily - but solitude is up for grabs, too. Wander towards the cape's southern cliffs and you'll not only escape the tourists, but also score the perfect backdrop of its lighthouse! Do it: Cape St Vincent sits 120km west of Faro. 2. Coffee & Pasteis de NataVamos tomar café! Going for coffee is the ultimate Algarvian break, where time seems to stand stiller with every freshly roasted sip. Your cup of Joao is best served, of course, with some Portuguese bake-off delights. Try a pastel de nata, a traditional custard tart dusted with cinnamon, or the local specialty of doce fino. Made … [Read more...] about The Algarve Bucket List: 20 things to do in Portugal’s paradise before you die!
Years ago, the notion of an 'Irish cuisine' or foodie scene would have had tourists choking on their bacon and cabbage. Today, there are Michelin-star restaurants in Belfast, Dublin, Galway, Kilkenny and Waterford. All has changed. World-class produce, confident chefs and restaurants, tasty trails and festivals have combined to create a distinctly Irish food and a distinctly Irish way of serving it. The results are inspiring travel like never before. Here's our bucket list. Pack an appetite! 1. Smoked salmon sandwich with seaweed pesto Where: Eithna's by the Sea, Mullaghmore, Co Sligo What: With views of the harbour and blackboard specials declaring the daily catch from Donegal Bay and beyond, this is a prime spot to savour the fruits of the sea. Owner Eithna O'Sullivan brings something special to the simplest of dishes. Her open sandwich of sliced Donegal smoked salmon, served with capers, lemon and tossed salad leaves from the organic Tattie Hoaker Farm in Cliffoney, is transformed … [Read more...] about The Irish Foodie Bucket List: 30 dishes worth travelling for
0 Have your say They’ve already won a seal of approval from TV chefs Jamie Oliver and Simon Rimmer and the owners of an Old Dalby pie-making business are now celebrating being named in a prestigious global food guide for the quality of their pork pies. Travel guide Lonely Planet asked its reviewers, bloggers and food experts to come up with the 500 best eating experiences in the world.It has just published the final selections in a new book called Ultimate Eatlist, with tapas in northern Spain being ranked as the best of the lot.And in a very impressive 186th spot is pork pie, with a name check for Melton Mowbray as the place where the best pies are made and a recommendation to sample those being sold by Nice Pie.The family business, which is based at Gorse Farm, on Six Hills Lane, Old Dalby, has expanded rapidly since being featured on top-rating TV shows and owners Phil and Kath Walmsley say the book recommendation will spread their brand across the … [Read more...] about Old Dalby piemaker recognised in global foodie bucket list
I've buzzed past the Colosseum on a Vespa, witnessed the Palio in Siena, swum in crystal-clear water off Sardinia. But it was the passeggiata in Siracusa that really brought it home, that made the word 'Italy' one of the few that can instantly erase lines from my forehead. It ain't perfect, of course. Driving in Italy is hairy; the difference between romance and real life in places like Naples and Sicily can be jarring, and tourist crowds are pushing Venice towards crisis. But who wants perfection? That would be boring - one thing Italy could never be. From David to the Dolomites, the Aeolian Islands to the Amalfi Coast, we've tried to capture its essence in our travel pages. Impossible? Absolutely. But it's the perfect excuse to go back... Buon viaggio! - Pól Ó Conghaile 1. Take a Fiat 500 tour in Rome Want to experience the iconic craziness of Italian driving while feeling like you’re starring a 1950s Cinecittà Studios movie? Make those dreams come true with a … [Read more...] about The Italian Bucket List: 25 things to do in Italy before you die!