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Questions dealing with any and all aspects of food and drink except water, for which use tag [tap-water] and alcoholic beverages, for which use tag [alcohol].

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How clean is seafood from Hong Kong local waters?

I want to eat seafood caught in HK waters. To my disbelief, every expat that I met in Hong Kong raised their eyebrows when I asked for restaurant recommendations for local HK seafood. They do not feel ...
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Where do Hong Kong villages - Lei Yue Mun or Sam Shing - get their seafood from?

I want to eat seafood Hong Kong style in Lei Yue Mun or Sam Shing. But seafood at Lei Yue Mun and Sam Shing is a marketing gimmick, many expats warn me. These "fishermen" show off their &...
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Bringing homemade sweet bread into Australia

Can I bring home-baked bread containing raisins and apples into Australia? It is shelf stable, does not require refrigeration and is for family consumption
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Do airlines serve meal even sometimes when the fasten seat belt sign had been switched on? [closed]

I read: Singapore Airlines Pilots Turned On Seatbelt Sign During Turbulence [...] The report states that at this point, the CVR record shows “a pilot called out that the fasten seat belt sign had ...
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Can I bring fish products from Indonesia to Germany?

I want to give my friend some foods like "sambal roa" that contains fish and "kentang mustofa". Is that legal in Germany and should she put it in her hand carry or luggage?
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If beef is banned in Tamil Nadu, India, how come there's beef on the menu?

When I search Google, most results indicate that beef, as well as slaughtering cows, is illegal in Tamil Nadu, India. However, I'm in Chennai right now and I'm seeing beef on the menu. What's going ...
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Markets in Germany with a large selection of seafood

I am planning to invite Asian family in law to Germany. They are big fans of seafood, especially crabs, shrimps and mussels. In my experience, the selection at the markets in Germany is rather sparse ...
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Why do flights serve food at all?

Today's world of commercial plane rides is very competitive. I bet packing all that food onto the plane is expensive - both for the food itself and the logistical headache of preparing, moving and ...
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Does Laos not have "je" Buddhist restaurants like Thailand does?

In Thailand many travellers learn to eat at เจ (je) restaurants. Je is a Thai/Theravada Buddhist dietary tradition that's more strict than vegetarian but different to vegan. In Thailand even quite ...
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Can I bring dried chillies to Australia?

TL;DR: Can I bring dried chillies to Australia? Dried chillies/capsicum are not permitted and will be destroyed, unless they meet the exclusions listed on the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and ...
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Jain food options in US (Chicago)

I follow a strict Jain diet (i.e. vegetarian with no onion, garlic, potato, or eggs in any food preparation) and would like to follow it in Chicago. Additionally, if you know any US national food ...
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Flying into Switzerland (from EU country); foodstuff restrictions

I am flying to Switzerland from an EU country (Greece) and am wondering whether there are any restrictions in place regarding type and quantity of foodstuffs I may bring with me for personal ...
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Bring swallows nest into the EU

I am arriving from Vietnam to Sweden in about one week. I would like to bring a small quantity of dried swallows nest with me to Sweden. I have read that importing swallows nest into USA is not ...
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Drinking fountain at Lake Garda, Italy

I guess this (that I found at Lake Garda, Italy) is a public drinking fountain. Do they use public water or a local well at this Lake Garda drinking fountain? And, if I get the text on the plate ...
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Terminal 3 Heathrow - Bad facilities can I go into Terminal 2 first?

We are flying to America with Virgin (LHR T3) and wanted to have a big breakfast but the options are not great in Terminal 3. Is there any way we can check the bags in at T3, walk over to T2, go ...
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Any Non-seafood Japanese food options?

I am allergic to seafood but will eat pretty much anything else. I know a lot of Japanese cuisine is based on seafood - but are there other Japanese meat or vegetable dishes I should try? I really ...
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What foods from Ecuador can I take through US customs for breakfast?

I plan to arrive in Florida from Ecuador at 5 am. I want to pack a breakfast to eat in Florida. (My dietary restrictions are such that I will not be buying food from the vendors at the airport.) ...
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Paneer in the hand-luggage within the EU?

Can I bring a single 1.5 kg package of semi-soft cheese (paneer) to Sweden from Germany in my hand luggage when flying? I found an answer which does not rule out bringing paneer on the plane yet it ...
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Are lunches included when the ship is in port with Costa Cruises?

I'll be going on a Mediterranean Costa cruise soon and I wondered if lunch is included when the ship is in port, or if I have to find a restaurant on shore to have lunch? I've already been to all the ...
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Availability of low-saturated-fat meals in French restaurants in different regions of France?

We're planning on going to France but our daughter has a medical condition where she should eat as little saturated fats as possible (butter, dairy products, fatty meats). We're mostly interested in ...
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Can I bring prepackaged food into the Netherlands?

I’m going on a trip to the Netherlands and I’m wondering if I’m able to bring prepackaged food. All guidelines seem to be about fresh fruit, dairy, and meat. Specifically, I’m wondering about crackers,...
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Can I bring spices, nuts, or dates to New Zealand if they're not labeled commercially?

I read the customs agency's website, but I did not understand the conditions. I have several ground spices; however, they are not labeled commercially. Can I bring them with me when I go to New ...
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Can I bring a few cans of meat into the EU? If so, how?

As far as I can tell, the rules apply uniformly to all of the EU. In my case, I will enter Germany. (The exceptions for Norway, Andorra, Liechtenstein, San Marino, Switzerland, Faroe Islands and ...
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If you preorder a special airline meal (e.g. vegan) just to try it, does this inconvenience the caterers and staff?

Background information Some people preorder special meals for variety, or just to try them Some people are vegan. So, when they book a long-haul flight with free meal service, they'll preorder ...
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How to preorder and actually get a special airline meal: e.g. kosher, vegetarian, low-gluten, baby food, or others

If you have dietary restrictions, many airlines (and even some rail services) let you request a special meal when you book your tickets. They will try to honor your request, though they are not ...
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On flights across time zones, why is the serving of meals and cabin lighting not synchronized to the time zone of the destination?

I took a flight from Santiago de Chile to Madrid today. It was a four-hour difference in time zones. The flight departed at 21:20 local time and arrived at 13:30 local time. They served the first meal ...
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What are the rules regarding importing sweets from the USA into Sweden as an individual?

I'm going back to Sweden from a trip to the USA, and I'm wondering what the rules are regarding bringing sweets back to Sweden. I've found an EU document detailing what you are allowed to import[1] ...
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What should I be aware of when eating street food?

I basically eat anywhere when I travel. I love street food, and I am usually not afraid of eating anywhere, tasting everything. However, I became a bit more careful recently. I have travelled with ...
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In Portugal, what exactly is a Cimbalino

In Portugal, you normally order a short shot of coffee (espresso) asking for "um café" or "uma bica", which is pretty much used all over the country. But lately I started to notice ...
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Is there a "running sushi"/"sushi train" anywhere in Lithuania?

My son was really excited when we visited a "running sushi" restaurant in Germany. Now I try to find one in Lithuania, where we actually live. There are a lots of great sushi restaurant in ...
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Can I fly internationally (US to Thailand) with edible chia seeds?

I like eating a spoonful of chia seeds as a nutritional supplement. Would I be able to fly internationally from the US to Thailand with a small plastic bag of chia seeds? To be on the safe side, I ...
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How common is complimentary drinking water upon request in restaurants in Europe?

When I was in Helsinki, I noticed restaurants there tended to be okay serving water alongside an order free of charge. I've seen this in different restaurants, including McDonalds. In some cases the ...
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Can I bring frozen baked Jamaican Patties into the Netherlands?

For context, Jamaican Patties can be thought of as an empanada; baked pastries with a little meat filling (roughly like 20% to 35% meat to pastry ratio). I know to the US, I can bring it in with no ...
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Time into flight dinner is served on UA760

I need to know what time into my flight dinner will be served. Should I eat dinner before boarding my flight?
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Why do only some long-distance trains in the UK serve refreshments on-board?

I recently traveled down to Cornwall, from London, on the train. I took trains from 2 different companies (South Western Railways, and Great Western Railways.) While on the GWR train, there was a food ...
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How much is "half" in Scotland

In a bar in Scotland, two sizes are listed for the beer - pint and half. I assume that half is half pint, however for all beers the price for "half" doubled is less then the price for a pint ...
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Betel nuts on Saudia Airlines to Paris

I'm traveling to Paris on Saudia Airlines and want to carry 5-10kg of betel nuts. Is it allowed?
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McDonald's or KFC in eastern same as west?

I hope my question is related to travel. I want to know whether the ingredients and taste for burgers in these chain restaurants are same in both east and west? Specifically Taiwan...
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Finding a vegan sausage in Frankfurt

I was in Hamburg for a few days and I easily found a vegan burger. It amused me to eat this in the home of the hamburger. Now, I am in Frankfurt and I am trying to repeat the game but I am having ...
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How do small local Malay restaurants in non-touristy areas in Malaysia work?

I've been in Johor Bahru over two weeks now and I've been to Malaysia quite a few times, and I've been around Southeast Asia a fair bit. But I can't figure this out and haven't run into it elsewhere. ...
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What is and is not appropriate for eating fried/grilled chicken and fish at Malay eateries in Malaysia?

This question is just about Malay culture and food. I know Indian and Chinese Malaysian food culture and etiquette probably varies, and I have more experience with those, so trying to keep this ...
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Bringing baby food through TSA

I will be traveling with my son who's under the age of 2. I saw that the TSA allows to bring a reasonable amount of baby food if you're traveling with children. Is Gerber's Lil' Entrees for toddlers ...
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What does i.i stand for in a menu in Costa Rica

I am looking at some menu photos from Costa Rica and I noted that they list two prices, and the second has i.i. next to it. What does this mean? Here is an example(taken from here): Googling did not ...
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Can I bring candy into Canada

We plan a single say trip to my sister in laws house in Windsor. Can I bring cookies or candies across the border. We are coming from Michigan through the Windsor tunnel.
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Where can I eat medieval food?

Medieval cuisine (roughly 5th to 15th century) in Europe had a plethora of dishes basically unknown to the modern palate: frumenty, pottage, sops, possets, etc. Are there any restaurants where I can ...
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How to order food on Zakynthos

Short and stupid question: How to order delivery from a restaurant on Zakynthos? I've seen some drivers but I have not managed to find a general website/app for food restaurant delivery. Very most ...
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Most authentic Sichuanese food in Bristol (UK)? [closed]

Heading to Bristol, UK for the day. Wondering where the most authentic Sichuanese food is in the city? Looking online there seem to be a bunch of different options: Wong's Chinese Chilli Daddy Great ...
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What sites should I use when looking for nearby restaurants [duplicate]

What sites should I use when looking for nearby restaurants while traveling? I've noticed that there are a lot of places to help find restaurants near your place on the go (e.g. Trip Advisor / ...
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Why are the restaurant cars in Hungarian trains closed in Germany?

While on a Hungarian MÁV-START train, I noticed an odd sign saying that due to regulation, the bistro carriage will not be serving food while in Germany. From some googling, it seems that German ...
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Foodsavers/dumpsters community in France?

In Germany, and possibly other countries, there is an evolving food saver community with many local hubs where you can get food for free saving it from being wasted. In France they have also a law ...
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