- Yellow "BBQ Grill Island Style" hut near mile marker 35
- Gogi Food Truck
- Like Poke Truck at the Saturday Swap Meet
- Foodie spots on the Road to Hana...see separate map below for those
What an adventure I have coming up! After a week-long, whirlwind trip with my girlfriend to Vietnam, I decided to turn our 20 hour layover in Seoul, South Korea on the way back into a 5 day layover for myself since I had extra time I could take off. So I'm headed to South Korea...and I'm doing it all alone! Since I only have a week I'm focusing on Seoul and Gyeongju only for this trip, but even if I just stayed in Seoul the whole time there's a lot of great food experiences to fit in!
Many people say that Seoul is 6 cities crammed into one...and if I'm just judging by the variety of food alone that I'm going to be challenged to fit into my tummy shown below I can already see how overwhelming this city may prove to be. But have no fear, SavoryGirl is up for the challenge! That being said, I'm going to be a bit more flexible with this itinerary than with others that I have done and instead of focusing on restaurants, I'm going to simply focus on the types of food I really want to make sure I don't miss. There are a few restaurants I'm going to try to make as well, but on this trip that's lower priority than simply sampling as much authentic South Korean cuisine as I possibly can!
If you like what you see, feel free to check out my other foodie travel posts here. And make sure to check out my Vietnam Foodie Itinerary to see what I ate during week one of this vacation!
The Big Easy, NOLA, The Crescent City…whatever you call it there's one thing that isn't up for debate. New Orleans is one of the greatest food cities around! Rather than try to put it into words, I thought a photo journey through our recent trip would be more appropriate. If you missed them, check out my New Orleans Foodie Itinerary and New Orleans Nightlife Guide.
Go ahead and take a spin through our foodie photo tour below…you'll be planning your own foodie visit to New Orleans in no time!
First things first…breakfast. SavoryGirl's favorite meal of the day. I have to say that any city that serves grits alongside most breakfasts is an immediate win…but beyond the creamy, buttery grits we had some amazing breakfast. Pulled Pork Cakes over Mustard Greens with Poached Eggs Creole Hollandaise, Grits and a Biscuit (EAT). Strawberry Shortcake Cornmeal Pancakes (EAT). Banana Fosters French Toast with Boudin Sausage (Surrey's) Yup, this is a fantastic breakfast town!
I love me some oysters and I have to say New Orleans had some of the biggest, plumpest oysters I've had in a long time. So salty-sweet perfect and plentiful…which means cheap! If I had more time I would have had oysters every day I was there…those you see above are from Dickie Brennan's Bourbon House…sit at the bar, order a drink and enjoy the atmosphere of local oysters being shucked and served right before you. I really loved this place and highly recommend it.
Have any favorite spots to imbibe of your own in NOLA that you don't see listed here? If so please share! Otherwise, happy drinking...and as Dave said to me, "be safe and have fun out there. But not too much fun....we want you back in NOLA for more!!"
Wherever you visit and whatever you decide to do and eat...happy travels. You'll love Peru! Need some more convincing to start planning your own trip? Check out my Peruvian Foodie Photos here!
It's been a little over a year since our last big trip to Thailand and Cambodia and we are itching for some exploring and gastronomic globe trotting. Up next...Ecuador & Peru! We're heading to South America for a little over 2 weeks on our very first organized/guided trip. We typically like to do our own thing and create our own itineraries, but since the focus of this trip is two activities that you are required to have authorized guides for, the Galapagos Islands and hiking Machu Picchu, we figured this was the right trip to try out a guided tour. So we did some research and booked this tour with G Adventures. A few of our friends have vacationed with G Adventures in the past and they have a sustainable and local flavor focus, so it sounds like a good fit for us...fingers crossed!
In case you're interested in following along on our adventure, a high-level itinerary is below. I'll get into the good stuff, all of the local cuisine that we are going to try to hunt down and try during the little bit of free time that we have, when I return. All of the foodie related activities that I have on my list are recommendations from my fellow T-Bird alumni who are either from Ecuador or Peru or have lived there for extended periods of time...so I trust they'll be spot on, but I'd like to try everything for myself and have photos before recommending any food to you...