Post -Trip DietThey say that "travel is broadening." If they mean all the food you sample, that's a TRUE statement.
It started innocently enough - an English Breakfast. In London. However, I was NOT expecting pork & beans on the plate!?
At least the "Fish & Chips" looked like I thought it should. I once had had it served wrapped in a newspaper but that was years ago. I don't remember small green peas with that one.
Looking over a menu for an English dinner, I naturally chose the
Bubble & Squeak" with my Shepherd's Pie.
I am pretty sure I would remember if I had ever had "Squeak" before.
A Belgian waffle, I discovered at breakfast, is light and airy and really is eaten as a snack throughout the day. Colorful but not very filling.
In Bruges, Belgium, seated on the Market below the looming bell tower, the waiter amused himself by bringing us EACH a bucket of Mussels from Brussels. Looking around, we quickly realized diners usually shared a single bucket.
We did share a plate of "frits" as we pried out the tasty mussels using one of the shells as a tweezer tool.
The Amsterdam pancake was a thin crepe covered with fruit, whipped cream and even a scoop of ice cream.
You certainly did NOT have to add maple syrup even though each table had a large vat with a ladle at hand.
One night, after wandering in and out various "coffee shops" and mushroom bars, we had a sudden urge to eat some Mideastern fare and a pita bread stuffed with lamb looked - and tasted - great.
This was after a huge slice of pepperoni pizza
Wonder why the sudden munchies attack?
(Click on pictures for make-you-hungry details)