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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What kind of things can you take from a hotel?

Hotels normally provide a big amount of sets (well, depending on the quality, but however, many!) that can help you feel more comfortable there. So for example you can get towels, slippers, candies, ...
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Is it safe to drink the tap water in Istanbul?

Is the water from the tap/faucet potable in Istanbul or must I buy bottled water? If not, what are the specific contaminants in it?
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Is there catering on Dutch domestic trains?

In the Netherlands there are local trains without toilets. So far so good. I would like to know if there are catering facilities (bar, restaurant, trolley, dispenser, ... ) on domestic Dutch IC ...
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Food options in Bangkok

I will be in Bangkok for some days in the beginning of October, after which I will be on a guided tour up in Chiang Mai. The second part of this trip will be fully guided and I don't have to plan ...
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Indian custom: Gifting sweets when returning from travel

I would be grateful for an explanation of a custom that I have observed among colleagues from India - good Indian etiquette that seems to be extend to co-workers at my new workplace (outside India) ...
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What is the seafood here? Got it in Chinese market [migrated]

can someone tell what is the food here and how to cook it?
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Does the Nizzamuddin Eraklum Express (train 12284) offer free food for sleeper section travellers?

I want to travel from Delhi to Manglore with the Nizzamuddin Eruklam Express (12284). Is food offered for free to sleeper section travellers, or do we have to pay for that? When it reaches Manglore, ...
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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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Why don't hotels offer (at least) 1 kitchen bookable by any guest? [closed]

A minority of guests do desire to cook themselves (even at luxury hotels like Shangri-La, Hilton's Waldorf Astoria, Marriott's Ritz-Carlton), as I've seen many guests complain about overpriced food ...
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Local cuisine in Peru

I am planning to travel to Peru, and one of the things that I do like to do every place I visit is to try out the local dishes like: Cozido das Furnas on Azores. I would like to know what are some of ...
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What's that weird food called that they eat in Dover Delaware?

I stayed in Dover Delaware years ago and was introduced to a breakfast food that the locals raved about. I forget what it's called and I can't for the life of me find the name of it. It's comparable ...
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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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Can I eat a beef burger in India?

I always heard that cows are holy in India. So I assumed that you can't eat any meat made of cows in India. But recently a friend told me, that it depends on the region. Not everywhere in India cows ...
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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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Are liqueur chocolates allowed on airplane?

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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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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Can I take a home baked christmas cake into Australia?

I have baked a large rich fruit cake decorated with marzipan and sugar icing for my son and his family. Can I bring it with me into Australia?
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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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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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Kosher Food in Heathrow airport

I have a 4.5 hr connection in Heathrow Terminal 5 (US Passport holder) and would like to know if there is kosher food available for sale in the airport, i would go to a diffrent terminal if thats ...
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How to prevent “Delhi Belly”?

Montezuma's revenge or Aztec two step in Central America, mummy's tummy, or Cairo two-step in Egypt, Kurtz Hurtz in Uzbekistan, Bombay belly or Delhi belly in India. A case of the sh-- or Hershey ...
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Can I take unopened sealed tea bags to Mexico from the U.K.?

All official links I can find are in Spanish. I’d like to take some tea bags to Mexico, is this allowed and do I have to declare them?
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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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Is food free in Duronto sleeper?

Is food free when traveling in Duronto sleeper class? I know that in 3rd tier, 2nd tier and 1st tier, food is free. But in Sealdah Puri Duronto, Howrah Delhi Duronto, is food free of cost? Is food ...
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What is way to eat rice with hands in front of westerners such that it doesn't appear to be yucky?

In India, we eat rice using our fingers. Generally in the West, a fork or spoon is used. I have tried eating rice with spoon but I don't feel satisfied with it. We eat dry rice but we mix curry and ...
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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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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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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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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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Can you also slurp soups that don't have any noodles in Japan?

I am writing a paper and couldn't find sources on just slurping the soups. Could anyone help.
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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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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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Can I accidentally miss the in-flight food?

I was wondering what will happen if I was wearing headphones or asleep (or both) and I missed the in-flight food? I don't want to miss it, but I know when I get lost in my music or fall asleep I ...
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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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Can I bring meat pies in my checked-in bags?

I am going back to the Philippines for a short vacation and I was wondering if I could bring some meat pies from Australia. I will be flying with Malaysia Airlines. I have two questions : Does ...
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Can I bring cooked meat into The Netherlands?

I will travel to The Netherlands in November. Am I allow to bring cooked meat in the plastic bag and seal it into The Netherlands? I will bring about 500 grams (1/2 kg) of cooked meat. Please let me ...
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Vegetarian dishes on Russian trains (European part)

On Russian long-distance trains that include restaurant cars, should I in 2019 expect that I can buy full vegetarian dishes there? On those pictures of a 2015 menu on the Trans Siberian Express ...
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Typical food in Norway?

I'm going to Norway (Bergen) soon and I want to taste something typical from that nation or from Bergen's region. I was thinking that one of the most typical food was fish, but I'm not sure about it. ...
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Is there a hawker stall selling local food in walking distance from Changi airport?

I have five hours between flights at Changi Airport and Scoot made me collect my bags between them, meaning I'm not airside. My favourite thing in Singapore is the cheap traditional food in the local ...
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Can a visitor who is “of age” in their country drink underage in the United States of America?

Is there any way to get around the drinking age? I'm 18 (19 at the end of the year) and I will be travelling to America next year with my 18 year old sister. The legal age here in Australia is 18, is ...
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Is it impolite to ask for halal food when traveling to and in Thailand?

How do people generally react to questions like "Do you serve Halal food" "Is this food halal" "Anything I should know about the food since I eat Halal" I have recently planned a week-long vacation ...
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Are there portable non-electrical water filters that filter chemicals, metals, and pathogens?

My relatives will be travelling in North America, UK, and Hong Kong. For environmentalism, they do not use bottled water, and need a water filter that: removes chemicals, metals, and pathogens. They ...
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Bringing pre-made bird's nest soup into the UK

I have an Asian tourist who wants to bring into the UK bags of pre-made bird's nest soup which is apparently very expensive in Asia and needs some advice on this. Is this item allowed? If so, what ...
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Food Allergies- Precooked/frozen meals to Netherlands

I was wondering if it is possible to bring prepared meals ( including meat) for my kids with anaphylactic allergies. I know that in general it is looked down upon but I am really stuck. We are from ...
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How to find better food in airports

I travel economy, and so have no access to food in business lounges. In my experience, airport food tends to be both expensive and of poor quality. I would like to be able to find food that is ...
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Is 150 Euro in my pocket enough to have 6 days food at Rennes city, France? [closed]

Is 150 Euro in my pocket enough to have 6 days food at Rennes city, France? Of course I will prefer low budged food like bread, rice, biriyani, chicken or eag etc?
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Meal times in Ireland

My fiancee and I will be visiting Ireland next October for our honeymoon. We will stay there for a couple of weeks, and we will stay both in cities, like Dublin and Galway, and smaller villages. What ...
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Does train 006K Ukrania from Kyiv to Moscow have a dining car?

I'm booked this evening on the train mentioned in the title. We were wondering whether there would be food or drinks available - I gather there would usually be tea from the attendant, but besides ...

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