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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Bringing food items into the UK (from Chile)

I called the British embassy in Santiago in Chile, but they didn't know very much about that. Since I'll be visiting my Hungarian friend living in London, I want to take some food for her to taste ...
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Kosher food on British Airways Buy on Board

British Airways no longer serves a complimentary meal in economy on short haul services, replacing it with a buy on board service. When it was complimentary it was possible to order a kosher meal in ...
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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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Avoiding spicy food while touring South Korea

My tolerance of spicy food is below average for westerners. Can I avoid spicy food while visiting South Korea, preferably without eating all the time at McDonald's? I plan to mainly visit the ...
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Can you bring chili powder into the US?

I have received a B1/B2 visa and will travel from Denmark to the US. Can I bring chili powder and tea into the US? Can I bring chili seeds into the US? Should I store the powder/tea/seeds in my ...
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Bringing foods from Mexico to UK

I'm travelling to Mexico for several weeks with my Mexican wife, and we wish to bring a number of things back with us, but we're worried about if anything is not allowed. We know that we can only ...
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What is the indigenous cuisine / dishes of the Languedoc region of France?

In April I am travelling to Carcassone in Languedoc. As a Brit, I am keen to eat some authentic cuisine. What are the traditional dishes/diet of the region?
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Can I travel with cannabis-laced Vodka and Absinthe?

I am in Europe. Earlier I bought Vodka with little bit of cannabis, and Absinthe while I was in Prague, CZ. Now I am travelling internationally and was wondering if it is safe to carry one very small ...
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Carrying mustard oil in checked luggage into Germany

So I consume mustard oil a lot and this is very costly in Germany. I purchased a 5 liter (1.32 Gallon) bottle and put it in my checked baggage (the one that goes inside the plane hold, that's what I ...
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Sandwich alternatives for city trips

I often face the problem that my diet becomes very bread and cheese centred whenever I do trips to cities where eating at restaurants is expensive. In a city I sleep mostly at youth hostels where ...
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Unique/exotic Japanese food?

I am an unapologetic omnivore, and one of the joys of traveling is experiencing local cuisine and tasting things I might not be able to find back in the US. For example, when I was in Hong Kong, I ...
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May I take maté (dried form) on an aircraft and may I drink some while on board?

I'm from Argentina, and I'm not sure if one can board a commercial flight with mate ("tea"). It's a beverage you prepare by filling a recipient with the dried grass ("yerba mate") with hot water, and ...
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Sunny coffee house in Vienna

I would like to find a sunny coffee house in Vienna. That is one with enough glass in the roof or huge windows, so that on sunny winter days one can sit inside and still enjoy the sunshine. Any ...
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How to prepare a picky eater for Thai, Cambodian, and Vietnamese cuisine?

My in-laws are heading overseas on a guided tour of Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam. While my mother-in-law is a little more on the adventurous side when it comes to new flavours and textures, my ...
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How much for a European trip? [closed]

I want to go on a European trip with four of my friends during October for one week. How much will be the estimated cost (staying in a decent hotel + food) for the trip per head? Any critical cost-...
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How do I roast a marshmallow over lava in Iceland?

The title is basically my question. I'll be going to Iceland in mid-February. I've got it in my head that I want to make a s'more, cooking over lava as a heating method, while I'm there and I'm ...
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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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