There’s no denying that we travel for food, at least for me – For some it’s one of their main goal when they travel, I have to try Japchae of Korea, Chili Crab of Singapore, Pad Thai of Thailand and so on.
The late Anthony Burdain once said “Food is everything we are. It’s an extension of nationalist feeling, ethnic feeling, your personal history, your province, your region, your tribe, your grandma. It’s inseparable from those from the get-go.” I couldn’t agree more on this. In my country food symbolizes pride and it represents where you from. If you’re good at making Sisig (pig head and chicken liver) you’ll probably a Kapampangan, if you know how to cook a perfect Beef Bulalo you’re definitely a Batangueño, You like spicy food? Aha! you’re from Bicol and the list goes on
Asian cuisine is so rich and with so many cooking practices and tradition from East cuisine of China and Japan to West arab cuisine you can never go wrong picking every country’s so called National Dish, For a tourist like me I always go to their Chef’s recommendation 🙂