Bunks and Beaches. This challenge was sparked by a competition put on by Celebrity Cruises. My menu may seem a bit disjointed but I wanted to give you a sample of some amazing foods across three continents rather than worrying about whether the foods go together into a cohesive meal. Ok...time to get your stomachs rumbling.
Starter - Pozole and a Margarita in San Francisco
I could eat Mexican food three meals a day when I visit California. It should ideally be washed down with a margarita on the rocks with salt (well, maybe not for breakfast...). This pozole (a pork and corn based soup) and margarita with a hint of orange served in a pint sized glass from the Little Chihuahua in San Francisco is one of my fondest food memories of all time.
Main - Okonomiyaki in Osaka, Japan
We had the chance to visit Japan for the first time in 2014 and the food totally exceeded our expectations. Forget sushi for a moment. I present to you for your main...Okonomiyaki! This dish contains a little bit of everything and the best part is getting it at a restaurant that cooks it table-side so you can watch the magic happen.
Okonomiyaki is kind of like an omelette, kind of like a pancake and can be filled with all manner of noodles, vegetables, and/or meat. It's then smothered in mayonnaise and a savory BBQ sauce and topped with bonito fish flakes (tastier than it sounds). We tried Okonomiyaki at Okonomi Yukari not far from the main train station in Osaka.
Dessert - Flourless Chocolate Cake in Dublin, Ireland
For dessert, we'll fly from Japan to my home base in Dublin, Ireland. I'm a chocolate girl so I'm going with a classic to round out the meal...warm flourless chocolate fondant with a viscous liquid center. This specimen from Blackboard Bistro is one of my favorites. They don't always have it on the menu but whenever they do, we're there!
I hope you've enjoyed this round the world dining experience! I plan to invite some of my favorite bloggers (Our Tasty Travels, Wanderlust Marriage, Longing Travel, and Travel Sandwich) to participate. Can't wait to see what they come up with.