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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 cheese in hand luggage be mistaken for plastic explosive?

I'm planning to travel with hand luggage only from Portugal to Austria. I want to bring a Portuguese cheese (queijo da Serra) with me. The cheese has a semi-hard skin, is creamy inside and is wrapped ...
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Can I carry fried rice and dried chicken preparation?

I am traveling from Kolkata to Chennai. Can I take some food like fried rice and dried chilli chicken? And as I am going for a educational trip I need to carry a 117cmx87cm poster. So these two will ...
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Is it possible to order airag at bars in Mongolia?

I've been to a couple of bars, mainly up-market, in Mongolia, and none of them seemed to have airag (fermented horse milk) in the drinks list. I was able to drink some airag at a ger next to a highway ...
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Can I bring a homemade Italian tomato sauce through the US customs?

I have a homemade tomato sauce, 100% made in Italy, that I would like to bring to a friend in the US. I've read all the US customs documentation: it is written that I have to declare it, but not if it ...
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Does any hotel in Jaipur allow guests to cook food themselves

Some hotels allow guest to cook their own food at extra charge. A friend of mine is planning to travel to Jaipur (in Rajasthan, India). He could not find a hotel which provides facilities for a ...
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Will retort vacuum sealed canning bags pass metal detector, TSA allowed?

After a bit of research on food "canning" solutions, it seems one of the latest "technologies" in canning is (metal) retort packages. Are these type of packages detected on metal detectors? If ...
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Do I have to pay duty or taxes on bags of coffee as I transit the USA and enter the UK?

My question is perhaps unusual, but I want to make sure I won't have any problems. Can I travel with three bags of coffee, each 250 grams for personal use. I have a layover in the US before my onward ...
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Early breakfast availability in Japan?

I'm planning a trip to Japan in a couple months. Here in Korea, shops and restaurants often don't open until late morning--even most coffee shops aren't open for breakfast. The main exceptions are ...
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Can I take beef jerky in my carry-on?

I am flying from Seattle to Hilo, Hawaii next week and would like to take some homemade beef jerky in a vacuum-sealed bag. Can I take it in my carry-on with Hawaiian Airlines?
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Bringing whale meat in to the EU

Can I bring whale meat from Iceland to EU? (I am based in Poland but I guess everywhere in the EU rules are the same.)
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Can I bring food which is not recognised as safe through US customs?

On my trip to the US, I'm planning to bring condiments containing pink pepper, typical of French cuisine, as a gift. Something like this: As I understand, there should be no problem with bringing ...
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Does Canada have 5-star buffets served daily and offering Chinese delicacies like those of Hong Kong hotels?

In Hong Kong, my friend discovered buffets from 5-star hotel chains served daily with more food variety and higher quality than in Canada, including Chinese delicacies like Abalone, Fish Maw, and ...
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Is a restaurant open at Keflavik Airport at 4:30 am?

I am considering an itinerary (WW126-WW810) which would have me arriving at KEF at 4:30 am and departing at 6:15 am. My problem with WOW air is that I don't really want to pay €14 or more for airline ...
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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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Cooking inside a hotel room

We are looking for a hotel for a two weeks stay. We would like to cook our own meals on an electric stove (with no fire). Is it usually permitted to use such high-power electric equipment in a hotel ...
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Would it be ok to eat rice using a spoon in front of Westerners?

It seems to me that Westerners are willing to learn to use chopsticks in Asian restaurants. However, when spoons are the way the dish is normally eaten within the country of origin, Westerners prefer ...
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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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How to know if a meal was cooked with or contains alcohol?

In the restaurants that I have been to, the menus usually indicate if an item has things like peanuts, eggs, is vegetarian, or contains raw meat. In some Asian restaurants, menu items are also given ...
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Keeping a small item refrigerated in carry-on on short domestic flights

My next trip is composed of two domestic flights with a short connection. I will be travelling with carry-on luggage only, containing cheese that is best kept a fridge temperature. What is the best ...
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Is there native cuisine that is typical for Western Ukraine/Galicia, but not for the rest of Ukraine?

I am traveling to Lviv soon and would like to taste some local dishes. Specifically, I'd be interested in trying cuisine that is typical for Western Ukraine, rather than the country as a whole. Since ...
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How to eat a meal with locals in Turkey?

When I was in Japan I found this website that matches travellers with locals in various cities who host them for dinner and I thought it was a great travel experience. I'm wondering if there's any ...
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Except pitcher filters, are there portable water filters needing electricity that filter chemicals, metals, and pathogens? [closed]

This question equals this; the only difference is that the filter can now be powered. Please specify: the voltage of the filter. My relatives will be travelling only in North America, Western Europe, ...
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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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Rome - little time, intense travelling [closed]

Next week I am going to visit Rome at scientific conference. It will last for 5 days (Monday - Friday) from 9:00 - 17:00. So I won't have much time to see everything. I was reading some guides and ...
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Milano style hot chocolate in Geneva-Bern-Zurich?

I am in Switzerland and looking for a proper, thick hot chocolate, the kind where your spoon barely sinks into :) Something like this: To react to a deleted answer: most of the time hot chocolate is ...
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How to find a restaurant that is open now in South Korea in English?

I want to eat something in Seoul, South Korea, at midnight (mostly 23:00 to 6:00). In other cities of other countries, you can use Yelp to find a list of restaurants that are open right now, or at ...
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Bringing tea bags in zip lock bag to Korea?

Would I be able to bring tea bags (Lipton tea from Australia, and Twinings) in a zip-lock bag inside my checked luggage along with unopened Cadbury chocolate bars and such? I will declare on arrival. ...
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Pasta in San Francisco! [closed]

Is there any good place for pasta in San Francisco? I tried 2-3 restaurants, but wasn't really satisfy.. I am Greek, which might make it harder to get satisfied, but I don't know the city, so a local/...
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Can you put canned food in checked-in bags on flights to Iceland from the US?

I'm planning a trip to Iceland and wondering if I can include canned food with oil in it in my check-in bags. I will be flying from USA to Iceland. From a little research, it looks like I can't take ...
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Are sunflower seeds popular in North Indian food?

I have an allergy for sunflower seeds. Are sunflower seeds popular in North Indian food, or is it safe for me to eat whatever is there? Just sunflower seeds. I am fine with sunflower oil.
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Are there Cocktail bars in London that can be booked < 4 weeks in advance? [closed]

I will be in London for a theatre trip on a Saturday in September and would like to visit a rooftop bar before the theatre for a drink/cocktail. Having looked at web sites for many of these bars, ...
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Hungarian salami in carry-on luggage

I'm traveling (by plane) between 2 Schengen countries and want to transport several large big Hungarian Salami sausages in my hand luggage. Do I need to worry of any kind of possible hassle when ...
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Food Across CA-US Border [duplicate]

I am travelling via Greyhound through the border at Windsor/Detroit. I plan on bringing a sandwich, some fruit, and non-alcoholic drinks with me on the bus. Will I be able to take them through?
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Raw grains through security

I am studying abroad and trying to save money by taking food from home (the US) and not having to buy EVERYTHING once I get there. I have packed ziplock sandwich bags of raw brown basmati rice and ...
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Desireable form of container for transporting cans of beer in luggage

I was intending to bring some beer back home in my check-in luggage. From reading some of the previous questions on StackExchange, I know that transporting beer in glass bottles is safe and practical, ...
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Going to New Delhi for a conference. Where to drink/get water?

I've just read Drinking tap water in India, which has some mixed messages (in different answers) regarding tap water safety in different locations and conditions in India. Now, I'm traveling to a ...
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Is there a guide for breast feeding etiquette around the world?

I was talking to a friend who became a mother recently. She needs to travel, and takes her son along, but she was saying that one of her problems when travelling is not knowing how to behave regarding ...
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How to find an authentic curry in Aarhus Denmark

I'm visiting Aarhus Denmark for a month and really enjoy a good curry once in a while. I've looked on Trip Advisor, but no joy.
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Received gestures in UK pubs: pint versus half-pint

People who do not speak English well, or even people who do not want to speak a lot, will often resort to received gestures to indicate what they are after. Some of these are almost universally ...
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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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Are there large US-style supermarkets in France?

I'm in Paris, and I've stopped into a Monoprix and a Carrefour, and in both cases compared to what I'm used to in the US the selection was quite small. It was just a fraction of what American stores ...
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Where in Switzerland can you refill a gas cylinder?

Are there any shops / facilities where man can get a gas canister refilled in the Switzerland (around Chur)? I am interested in filling a 2kg gas canister like the one on the picture. I know that it ...
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Marzipan in Italy - what brands should I look for? [closed]

Whenever I'm in Germany, one of the highlights for me is eating loads of Niederegger marzipan, and buying a few packs to enjoy the weeks after coming home. Unfortunately, I somehow forgot to stock up ...
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Difference between 'as you wish dining' vs 'second seating'

I was looking into getting reserving a cruise and was asked to choose between as you wish dining and second seating. As you wish dining makes it sound like you can eat whenever you want to, whereas ...
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Bringing mangos from the UK to Russia as a gift

There is an existing question here Mangos on flight from Palawan to Manila? that addresses a different case. We are hopping over to Russia tomorrow, I will return the same day/next day but my family ...
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How does the Italian “Aperitivo” work?

One of the Italian traditions I yet have to fully understand is the "Aperitivo" / "Apericena". It basically is a (pre-)dinner buffet that comes included when you buy a (slightly higher priced) drink ...
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Is it possible to get breakfast or coffee before 9am in a cafe in Batumi?

An old travel buddy of mine is back in Batumi right now bemoaning the fact that she can't find any cafe serving coffee or breakfast in the city until after 9am. Are there perhaps some places there ...
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Can you take frozen meat from Thailand when going through a land border?

Will I have any legal problems if I buy a lot of frozen meat in Macro in Thailand, and keep it in a portable freezer powered from the car battery, and want to cross borders to neighboring countries (...
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What personal food can cross land border from Canada to the USA?

I am crossing the border from Canada into USA with a cooler full of personal food. After reading this document, I am not fully clear about the restrictions. I am bringing some processed pepperoni, ...
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What do the lists of numbers mean next to menu items in Prague?

I am currently in Prague, and I have noticed on quite a few menus there will be the following next to an item: A: 1,3,7,8 The numbers may be different for each item, but it doesn't seem to mean ...