Questions tagged [food-and-drink]

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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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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Are special meals at no extra charge on KLM intercontinental flights possible?

I recently booked an Europe-Canada itinerary from KLM. To my surprise, I cannot choose special meals (vegetarian or religious) from the website after booking; although I could pay for e.g. a "...
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Bring baby food through TSA

I will be traveling with my son who's under age of 2, I saw that tsa allow us to bring reasonable amount of baby food if you travel with children. Does gerber lit entree for toddler consider baby food?...
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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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Where can people allergic to dairy eat when travelling in France?

Typically foreigners think of the food of France as classic French cuisine. To say that this styles likes cream and butter is a bit of an understatement. Is there many other types of restaurants that ...
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What species of fruit was this orange-like thing with a dark-green peel that I ate in Israel?

When I was in Israel, I bought a few avocados at a local market. I couldn't read the signs since they were in Hebrew, but I thought I could tell these were avocados by looking at them. When I got them ...
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Are there still meals in airliners?

Just curious, since you currently have to wear masks the entire flight. Are there no meals because of that or are there still meals on long-distance flights and you can put your mask off then? Or if ...
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Is it true that cruise lines are not allowed to sell alcohol and certain foods whilst in Israeli waters?

All being well regards to the current epidemic I shall be embarking on a cruise this November 24th which includes a two day stop in Israel. Obviously as a middle aged male the all inclusive drinks ...
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Do Water Chestnuts Exist in Colombia?

Do water chestnuts grow in Colombia? Or is it possible to buy them there? I'm assisting a film crew that's on location for a cooking documentary, and they would like to blend an asian fusion dish with ...
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What is the difference between different provinces in India food culture? [closed]

So I know some things about regional variations in food culture. Kerala is the Indian seafood masters. Hyderabad has the best goat curries probably in the world. Goat being a meat that does not offend ...
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Is properly sealed bottled water ever unsafe, even in developing countries?

The highly-ranked Delhi Belly question has a number of answers that allege bottled water from minor/unknown brands may be contaminated or otherwise unsafe. Now I've heard of tap water being sold as ...
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How do you gauge the safety of Indian street food?

I would love to someday go to India and travel a bit. I'm just wondering what exactly is the deal with the street food? Is there some wisdom as to what street food you can trust and what you cannot? I ...
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What's the shortest flight on which a full, complimentary hot meal was served to all passengers?

Here in the United States, the typical economy class service offered on short-haul flights is a simple snack and beverage service. There are often options to purchase meals on board, but only on ...
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Are there any local shops to buy/eat shortbread in Edinburgh? [closed]

I had several trips to Edinburgh, but Google Maps and Foursquare didn't help me to find shortbread different from usual*. At least I would like to try something never packaged, for example directly ...
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"Breakfast included" , excluding weekends

I was trying to book a 4-day stay in Lyon, France, in a 3-star hotel belonging to a major chain. Their website advertised a rate with a slight discount, a counterpart to a slightly restrictive ...
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Is breakfast in the Balkans only coffee?

I went through Albania, Macedonia, and Bulgaria recently, and noticed that in the morning, the local cafe are full of people but everyone only orders a cup espresso or a bottle of water. Is that the ...
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Do home deliveries of food in the USA have "anti-tampering stickers" on them? [closed]

I've never ordered home food where I live, and certainly not in the USA. One thing that truly worries me is the "trust factor"; not only do I have to trust the restaurant's personnel to not spit in my ...
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What's this Japanese food?

In this Japan travel promotion video, this fried I think food is displayed, screenshot from the hot pan: What is this?
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When flying between Airport Mataveri (IPC) and Santiago International Airport (SCL), do customs throw away some food/plants upon arrival?

When flying between Mataveri International Airport (IPC) in Easter Island, Chile and Santiago International Airport (SCL), do customs throw away some types of food/plants upon arrival? Since both ...
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Eating at Tsukiji Outer Market from 31 December to 3 January (Public Holiday)

I want to ask about the Tsukiji Outer Market. It will be my first time in Tokyo and although I have checked several sources , some questions cannot be answered. According to youtube, www.japan-guide....
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How much hassle is it to bring food into the US?

I'm travelling to the US on business in a month or two. I'd like to bring some British chocolate as a gift for the people I'll be meeting. As I understand it, pre-packaged, commercially-produced ...
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Portugal Customs - goods in quantities greater than those permitted

I am a Brazilian with a Portuguese resident authorization. I will visit my hometown in Rio Grande do Sul state and I would like to bring a kind of tea (Chimarrão tea) to here. As I will have a bunch ...
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Are liqueur chocolates considered liquids at airport security?

as you may know, Christmas is coming. My question is simple, if I offer a liqueur chocolates box to someone taking a plane after Christmas, will he be allow to take it on board or will he have to eat ...
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Can I bring keto powder through airport security? [closed]

I've started doing keto (more specifically a power keto where you put it in water).. anyways can my powder keto pass security and a bigish plastic bottle (with a metal ball to help shake it up)?
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Bringing bottled soda on Air France / Philippine Airlines flight to Manila

I will soon be flying from Europe to Singapore SIN via Paris CDG (checked through luggage) and then board a separate flight from Singapore to Manila NAIA. I'm visiting a friend and I'd love to bring ...
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Travelling from UK to Australia with creatine and whey protein

I am travelling to Australia next month from the UK, and would like to take my pack of Whey Protein and tub of Creatine with me. Am I best to take these in carry on, or checked luggage? I have a ...
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Bar or cafe open 24 hours in Bucharest

We have a flight that arrives to Bucharest very late (2am, weekday). Then we have a train at 7am. We don't want to pay for an hotel just to stay 3 or 4 hours, but we still don't want to stay waiting ...
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Can I take a 330g tin of Fois Gras Poitiers in my 10 kg cabin bag with Ryanair? [duplicate]

Can I take a 330g tin of Fois Gras Poitiers in my 10 kg cabin bag from France to London Stansted with Ryanair?
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Which countries do not have the concept of certain ‘breakfast food’? [closed]

I recently visited Ukraine with a friend. One night we stayed at a hotel that served meals. In the morning, we came down to breakfast and were surprised to be served a carbonara-type pasta dish–not ...
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Japanese Corn and Mayo Pizza

I read about a Japanese pizza with corn and mayo. Sounds interesting! I'd like to order from a place that is popular in Japan, but that's NOT considered fancy, artisan, or gourmet. From which ...
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How can a tourist order a dabbawala lunch?

I've recently learned about an amazing traditional lunch delivery service in Mumbai: The dabbawalas constitute a lunchbox delivery and return system that delivers hot lunches from homes and ...
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What are the places that sell coffee beans called in Turkey?

What should I search for on the google maps for such a store; I already tried "kahve çekirdekleri" and "kahve" but the results seem to be mere coffee shops. I'm in the Beylikduzu zone in Istanbul.
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Is it okay to order a pot of tea in Australia and ask for an extra cup?

When ordering a pot of tea in Australia at a cafe is it OK to ask for two cups? A pot of tea is usually served with only one cup. I like drinking tea but I only drink one cup and I realized that a ...
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Where can you find the cheapest beer at Stockholm-Arlanda Airport?

The beer is super expensive at Stockholm-Arlanda Airport, usually around 100-120:- (10-12€) for a 50 cl lager at any bar or restaurant. As a Swede I find this outrageous as a beer in the alco shop is ...
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Can I get bubble tea at Taipei Taoyuan airport?

I already liked bubble tea before but I now know that Taiwanese bubble tea is next level. Sadly, I was only here for a long weekend and fly back tomorrow morning. Is there a place at Taipei Taoyuan ...
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