Yum Yum

Touring the world, meal by meal, drink by drink.

Backpacking Trip – Spring 2015

Airplane dinner #1: noodles and cheesecake

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Semester at Sea Foods – Fall 2013
ICELAND

Thursday, August 15, about 1:30am. Desperately seeking some sort of dinner in an area with everything closed. 24-hour gas station to the rescue.

yogurt

Friday, August 16, Breakfast. The BUS Hostel has complimentary toast and peanut butter for all guests. AND they even had crunchy peanut butter.

Peanut Butter

Lunch. We went strolling around downtown, found a giant shopping mall and decided to taste a little bit of the local cuisine. Some Icelandic cheese, salmon spread, shrimp spread, and herring spread on crackers. And a little taste of Iceland’s weakest, basically water, light beer.

salmon spread Thule

Dinner. After searching for the longest time for a fancy restaurant we looked up, being denied by the maitre d’, and stumbling upon a cute little noodle restaurant, we had delicious noodle soup.

Drinks. Found a Big Lebowski bar nearby and since this is one of my favorite movies, we had to check it out. Tried the traditional Icelandic schnapps called Brennivin, or “The Black Death”. Not too bad.

Brennivin   Lebowski Bar

Icelandic Sodas..Appelsin is amazing orange soda (the name kinda throws you off though)

Icelandic Soda

They have kinder eggs here! Actually illegal in the United States due to the small toy in the middle that posed a choking hazard

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Vietnamese Styled Beef Noodle Soup. Not so Icelandic, but yummy and one of the only places open

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On our tour to see the Glacial Lagoon, there was one tiny isolated village on the sea coast that we stopped at. Basically the only place that actually served food within a few hours radius. Traditional Icelandic Lamb Stew and a cheeseburger with a fried egg on top

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Thank goodness for this old little ski resort having a bathroom AND a delicious egg salad sandwich. This was in the middle of the Icelandic desert after driving two hours out and thinking that there was nothing left in sight.

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Finally getting to have our fancy Icelandic meal at the Grillmarket at our 10:30pm reservation. Since the sun doesn’t set until about 9:30pm here, people eat ridiculously late and don’t start going out until midnight on the weekends

Bread, butter, and Icelandic Lava Salt, Mink Whale, Horse

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Yes, immature but thought I’d share this. I have no idea what this actually is in Iceland but found it at the convenience store.

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“Cool American” Flavored Doritos

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Our second traditional Icelandic meal. Some things were really awesome, some things were really not.

For starters, fermented shark cubes. I would not recommend this AT ALL. It tastes like Windex and cat pee mixed together. Puffin, Icelandic seabird, Cod & Mashed Potatoes

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Iceland’s traditional schnapps, Brennivin. This was a huge display at the airport and they give you a free shot right before you walk onto the plane

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London

Seemed appropriate to make my first official London meal to be fish and chips and a warm ale

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Camden, London. Deliciously questionable burrito from a street vendor

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Not one, but TWO cones in ONE. Silly Brits and their sweet teeth

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The first Hard Rock Cafe

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Portuguese cooking, some wings, and cheap. That’s my kind of place

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Tea Time at High Noon in Camilla’s Tea Salon

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Saint Petersburg, Russia

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Kusnechy Market

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Not so satisfying meal at Peter and Paul’s Fortress

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People bring their CATS to restaurants?? I totally understand these people

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So many doughnuts and sweet coffee. For once it was cheap so we got plate after plate

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Moscow, Russia

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Hamburg, Germany

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Belgium

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Amsterdam, Netherlands 

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Paris, France 

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Le Havre, France 

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Ireland

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Lisbon, Portugal

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Barcelona, Spain

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Madrid, Spain

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Seville. Spain

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Cadiz. Spain 

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Morocco

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Ghana

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Cape Town, South Africa

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Johannesburg, South Africa 

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Kruger Park, South Africa 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina 

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Brazil

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Cuba

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Bahamas

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Florida

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