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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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 ...
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Carrying decent cutlery while flying

Earlier in my life, when I flew less, I took a small metal knife, fork, and spoon with me most places so that I could eat anywhere without my silverware splintering into my food. Lately, I've learned ...
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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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Grocery Delivery Services in Denmark

We are going to stay in a cottage somewhere in Denmark this summer (Southern Denmark, specifically). As we would like to spend our time relaxing at our place rather than foraging in the nearest ...
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Delicacies of Emilia-Romagna region [closed]

I would like to know and ask about food of Emilia-Romagna region, to be more specific what should I try in Rimini? I've off course googled about this, and I have some clues of Italian food, we all ...
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Travelling with Infant to Hong Kong - Need to use Kitchen

We are travelling Hong Kong next weekend. We have a 9 months old baby. She has lactose intolerance (meaning she can't take any milk material). We give her home made food, mainly, which is made of some ...
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Is it allowed to enter in Disneyland Paris with food?

Last time that I've visited Paris I was able to go for Eurodisney and I saw some people with natural sandwiches on their bags, is it allowed to enter on Disneyland parks with some food? It's very ...
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Where can I find a "Melty Cheese Wheel"?

I'm going to Switzerland (Geneva), also to Paris, and Amsterdam, there's some place where can I find a "Melty Cheese Wheel"? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52d6UhLdiSw Looks like that the real ...
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Vegan restaurants in Paris (5th arrondissement)

I'm visiting Paris soon and I was trying to find vegan restaurants and bars there. I am specially interested in places around the 5th arrondissement. Is there any list of such places? If it were ...
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Can I have a watermelon in hand luggage?

I'm flying from UK to Germany with Easyjet (there's next to no weight restriction to hand luggage). I've never had a problem with various edible items before, on any of my EU routes. I don't see how a ...
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Can I take pickled plums (umeboshi) through USA Customs?

I am living in Japan and my host mother is offering to give me her homemade umeboshi, or pickled plums. The plums do have a seed in the middle but because they have been pickled the seed can't grow. ...
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Where can I try Andean specialties in Lima?

I'll be in the Peruvian capital soon (Surco neighbourhood to be exact) but won't have time to go to the mountains. From what I understand, cuy (guinea pig) is an Andean and not a coastal specialty, so ...
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Is frozen chicken widely available in and around Oslo, Norway? Is the price higher than other capitals like Stockholm?

I will be travelling to Norway next month. I was wondering about what is available to cook and eat in the supermarkets there. So specifically: are frozen chicken legs/breasts cheaper than other kinds ...
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Should I leave a tip in a fully automated restaurant in the USA? [duplicate]

When I go to a fully automated restaurant in the USA (example 1, example 2), am I supposed to tip?
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What are the regulations for making a fire while camping in Iceland? [duplicate]

What are the regulations for making a controlled and monitored fire made with the intent of cooking/heating while camping in Iceland?

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