Have you ever had one of those night outs when someone suggests Italian food and the instant answer would be pizza or pasta? Well, make sure to check these Italian street foods when you pay a visit to little old Italy. There’s more to Italy than their wonderful pasta and pizza. Immerse yourself in the flavours that Italian cuisine has to offer.
A classic Italian dessert, one is sure to taste Italy once they try this sweet yet light pastry dessert from Sicily.
New to the Italian street food scene, this pocket carved from white pizza is filled with ox tail or chicken.
Arancini (Fried Rice Balls)
This Sicilian treat is everything that is good about street food, fried and filled with cheese and meat. This savory treat would make you want more and more.
Olive Ascolana (Fried Olives)
Stuffed and deep fried breaded olives sound weird yet distinctly appetizing. This street food delight embodies the taste of Italian street food.
Of course Gelato is a part of this shortlist. This snowy and creamy treat packs a lot of flavour along with its smooth texture that makes you want to live in Italy for the rest of your life.
TIP! Make sure to get these treats in their region of origin (which is mostly in Sicily!) to get the best of the best in terms of authenticity.
Las Vegas is popular for its casinos, hotels, and live shows that would challenge any city for its night life but Las Vegas is more than just The Strip. Here’s a short list of things to do in Las Vegas without going inside a single casino.
Visit the Grand Canyon
Although it’s not within the vicinity of Las Vegas. There are various day tour groups and tours that will allow you to enjoy this majestic view.
The Neon Boneyard
Much of Las Vegas history lies in its hotels and casinos which are more often than not coupled with glamorous neon signs. Once these signs (along with the establishments at times) retire they find a new home in the Neon Boneyard. Make sure to contact tour groups that offer night trips.
The Hoover Dam
If you’re a sucker for road trips then a visit to the Hoover dam is for you. Just an hour drive from Las Vegas proper, the Hoover dam is a marvel to behold. Various tour groups offer guided tours so be sure to check them out.
After visiting the dam be sure to visit Lake Mead. The lake offers various water activities that are offered in what is considered as the largest water reserve in the USA.
The Mob Museum
Make sure to visit the Mob Museum in downtown Las Vegas to have an interactive crash course on Mob history as well the the history of the city during the prohibition. Sit in the electric chair or see mob paraphernalia in this weirdly noir trip down Las Vegas memory lane.
Viva! Pinas is a series that features some Philippine Festivities to help you plan the itinerary of your next vacation to the Pearl of the Orient. This time, we feature some of the festivals during the month of July.
1. Sandugo Festival
This is a festival that is celebrated every July in celebration of the friendship between Datu Sikatuna and Spanish Miguel Lopez de Legazpi.
2. Kinabayo Festival
This colorful festival is held in Dapitan every July to commemorate the city’s conversion to Christianism during the 1600’s.
3. Cordillera Day
Cordillera Day is celebrated with colorful dances and good food in commemoration of the founding of the Cordillera Administrative Region.
4. Pagoda Festival
This is celebrated every July, in commemoration of the Holy Cross of Wawa. The Cross is paraded in a special pagoda along the Pasig River, accompanied by other pagodas in a parade.
A culinary trip across California won’t be complete without catching one of these diners on wheels. These trucks serve various takes on local cuisine as well as street food. Let’s kick things off with the 5 essential food trucks to catch in California.
The Lobos Truck
Serving up a savory take on American comfort food, The Lobos truck offers a wide range of food from premium burgers to mac & cheese as well as their own take on hot wings. Next time you see this red truck make sure to get wachos (waffle fries nachos).
KOREAN TACOS! The meaty yet savory with a hint of sweetness from the Korean barbeque can now be eaten with a Mexican twist. Be sure to sample their kimchi quesadillas as well as their best seller the spicy pork tacos.
We have to admit, nothing beats the comfort of feasting on melted cheese between two perfectly toasted pieces of bread. This food trucks offer various takes on the American classic with fixins such as pork BBQ and mac & cheese.
Now for something sweet. Nothing beats the California Sun that a perfectly made ice cream sandwich. Yes you heard that right ice cream served as a sandwich. Pick your ice cream as well as the vessel for this snowy treat. The flavors range from the classic vanilla to the more exotic Thai Tea. You can also choose the cookie from the classic chocolate chip to the more playful Maple Flapjack.
No streetfood list will be complete without the classic hotdog in a bun. This foodies truck offers authentic New Jersey style dogs with a twist. Their signature brats and buns will almost always make you wanting for more.
Canada has become insanely popular of late because of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The charismatic 23rd PM of Canada has made waves with his modern views and very personable personality. It’s not a far thought that he would come from the Great White North.
It’s time to explore the Canadian Rockies which is filled with inspiring scenery of lakes, mountains and glaciers. The peaks of the Canadian Rocky Mountains can be found between Alberta and British Columbia where there are beautiful sights to see. Here are a few you must not miss if you should find yourself in the Rockies.
Ireland is a mystic land that has greatly influenced western culture. From its vast lands to its welcoming people Ireland surely has a lot to offer. Yet aside from the culture and the people Ireland also has a lot of succulent and savory dishes that are native to Ireland. Here’s a few of the tasty treats that you have to try once you visit the Emerald Isle.
Nothing makes you feel more at home than a steaming pot of stew. Irish stew makes the experience more homey and rich with the use of succulent mutton as the protein for the dish. Add in a variety of herbs and veggies and you have a deep dish that will make you feel at home in Ireland.
With the name taken from the act of coddling, Coddle is a homey Irish dish that makes use of left overs plus pork sausages and onions to boot. The ingredients are then slowly stewed in an oven to mix up all the savory flavours that make up the dish.
Irish Soda Bread
Soda bread is an Irish staple which makes use of sodium bicarbonate as the rising agent (hence the name). Soda bread is a good match for the hearty Irish stew or even Coddle.
Corned Beef and Cabbage
Keeping up with the homey theme of Irish cuisine, Corned Beef and Cabbage is an Irish staple that would satisfy one’s cravings.
A type of blood sausage, Black pudding is a breakfast staple for Irish families. This sausage mix of blood, pork meat and fat mixed with various other ingredients is sure to make a pleasant start for any person.