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27 Incredible Hostels for Food (Slideshow)

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30 Incredible Hostels for Food

Some hostels offer much more than white bread and peanut butter.

Yes! Lisbon Hostel, Lisbon

One Hostelworld reviewer said that this hostel’s 10 Euro Portuguese dinners “taste like a 5-star restaurant.” They even offer vegetarian options.

Hostel One Paralelo, Barcelona

You won’t find a restaurant with menus in this rave-reviewed hostel, but the food gets five-star testimonies from guests who said the complementary Spanish and Italian style meals were “some of the best” they’d ever seen.

Lisbon Lounge, Lisbon

You’ll find travelers enjoying a three-course traditional Portuguese dinner every night in this backpacker’s favorite.

Home Lisbon Hostel, Lisbon

At this cozy hostel, the owner’s mother cooks up Mediterranean/Portuguese comfort food like codfish in cream sauce every night. But don’t think it’s too quaint to be good. Raves one reviewer, “Mamma’s dinners are the absolute best you will have in Lisbon for the price, guaranteed.”

Siem Reap Hostel, Cambodia

Munching tasty bar snacks in a poolside tiki hut doesn’t exactly scream “hostel”, but that’s exactly what you’ll find in this chic Asian hotspot.

Dream House Hostel, Kiev

If you’re hungry for American favorites with a flair, you’ll find the Dream House to your liking. One Trip Advisor reviewer swears, “Their carrot cake is to die for.”

Katz & Maus inside the Circus Hostel, Berlin

In this two-story café overlooking Berlin, you can get coffee and a breakfast buffet, beer and panini, specialty cocktails, and a full dinner menu. Why would you even need to leave?

Garden Village Guesthouse and Restaurant, Siem Reap, Cambodia

What could be better than eating local cuisine from your own private balcony overlooking a tropical garden? Not having to go back to your hostel when you’re ready to call it a night.

Rumah Kundun, Gili Trawangan, Indonesia

Their free breakfast includes what one Trip Advisor reviewer describes as the “best banana pancakes ever.” Couple that with affordable rooms and the waterfront location and you may be in danger of never leaving.

Refill Now!, Bangkok

Refill Now! is a hostel that’s run like a resort. Travelers describe the space as impressive and the food as “awesome”. For breakfast you can treat yourself to a watermelon frappe with your pancakes, and at night when you’re winding down with a Tom Collins or a specialty margarita, why not add an order of fried calamari?

Oasis Hostel, Granada, Spain

Located in Granada, Spain’s historic Albaicín district,Oasis Hostel welcomes backpackers with a complimentary drink and breakfast. Even better are the tapas tours held each Tuesday and Thursday, where guests are guided through a visit of the best bars in one of the last cities in Spain where the tapas are still free.

Esencia Nativa Hostel in La Libertad, El Salvador

Esencia Nativa makes backpackers and surfers feel at home in their small Central American beach town with fresh fruit smoothies. Their onsite restaurantoverlooks the ocean and serves traditional breakfasts, fresh seafood, pizzas, and veggie burgers.

La Hamaca Hostel, San Pedro Sula, Honduras

"Eating is one of traveling’s most celebrated experiences, " claims La Hamaca Hostel, and the hosts take that to heart by including homemade food as part of their hostel’s experience. Along with cold beer and cocktails, meals prepared by the house cook Tesla Oviedo contribute to the homey atmosphere at La Hamaca.

Ostinatto Hostel, Buenos Aires

The complimentary breakfast at Ostinatto Hostel in Buenos Aires goes above and beyond, including multiple kinds of fruit, cereals, bread, and "dulce de leche butter" (that in itself may be worth the trip). Every week the hostel hosts asado, or BBQ, nights where you can meet fellow backpackers and partake in an Argentinean tradition.

Be Hostels, Barcelona

All visitors to one of Be Hostel’s five locations in Barcelona receive a free drink and classic tapa. Each hostel also offers free breakfast, a fully equipped kitchen, and arranges culinary activities such as a tapas and flamenco tour.

Malabar Farm, Lucas, Ohio

The Malabar Farm youth hostel is located on a working farm in Ohio’s Malabar Farm State Park. For a taste of the harvest, you can visit the farm’s onsite restaurant that serves dishes like herbed goat cheese and onion soup using products from the farm. For those who prefer to catch their own food, you can fish for bluegill and catfish from the farm ponds.

Menaggio Youth Hostel, Lake Como, Italy

Breakfast is included with a stay at Menaggio Youth Hostel, but you can also enjoy lunch and dinner (think bruschetta, pizzas, and salads) at the hostel’s restaurant, which overlooks Lake Como. For further cultural immersion, you can learn to cook Italian cuisine yourself at one of the hostel’s cooking classes.

Hostel Tevere, Warren, VT

Hostel Tevere offers more than comfortable lodging in Vermont’s scenic Mad River Valley; their in-house restaurant cooks up breakfast and dinner at affordable prices. Highlights of a recent menu included winter salad, poutine, and a maple whiskey mousse.

Hostel Pangea, San José, Costa Rica

Hostel Pangea in Costa Rica holds hostel dining to a high standard. Their restaurant uses only organic ingredients bought at the local market, according to co-owner Andres Poveda Solano. The burgers are popular around the city, and guests demand to know the secret ingredient to their fresh ceviche and quesadillas.

Mosquito Hostel. Krakow

Along with the price of your stay, Mosquito Hostel in Krakow includes free breakfast and dinner. It’s no homemade pierogies — think spaghetti and hot dogs — but the portions are hearty and, like any good Eastern European host, they pour vodka on the weekends.

Canadiana Backpackers Inn, Toronto

The breakfasts offered in most hostels are letdowns, and backpackers are usually lucky to leave with enough food to fuel their morning. Not so at Canadiana Backpackers Inn in Toronto, which includes a complimentary all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast and around-the-clock coffee and tea.

Green Tortoise Hostel, San Francisco

Green Tortoise Hostel has been providing healthy meals to its guests for decades. According to Lyle Kent, president of Green Tortoise Adventure Travel, "Cooking and eating… offers more than just satisfied appetite but a social experience as well." The hostel provides a hearty and healthy free breakfast every day of organic oatmeal and fresh fruit, and free dinner three times per week including dishes like pasta primavera and Thai curry.

Villa Saint Exupéry Gardens, Nice, France

Villa Exupéry is located within a converted monastery and filled with art from the likes of Chagall and Monet, but the real draw is the food: Recent specials at the hostel’s restaurant included chile lime salmon with minted couscous, stir-fry vegetables, and chicken with potato purée and honey roasted carrots.

Osa Mariposa, Puerto Escondido, Mexico

Surfers head to Osa Mariposa hostel for the killer waves at the nearby beach, but the food itself is worth the trek to this small beach village. Visitors have their choice of a vegetarian breakfast spread with options like fresh-squeezed tropical juices and granola, and traditional vegetarian Mexican meals are served each night. For beverages, take your pick of locally roasted coffee and Oaxaca’s famed mezcal liquor.

Hostel Nari-Nari, Marrakech, Morocco

Visitors to Hostel Nari-Nari in Marrakech rave about the delicious free breakfast, which includes an assortment of breads and "honey to die for.”Moroccan cooking classes are available to guests for an additional price, and there’s plenty of mint tea on hand to make you feel like a local.

Betel Box, Singapore

Like any good hostel, Betel Box offers free breakfast and a fully equipped kitchen, but they also offer freefood tours to its guests of the surrounding Joo Chiat neighborhood, a district known for its outstanding cuisine. The tours last anywhere from three to 12 hours, and during one record-breaking tour participants consumed a total of 36 dishes. Be prepared to be overfed with dishes like curry puffs, durian, or chili crab.

Oasis Hostel, Lisbon

Like its sister hostel in Granada, Oasis Hostel in Lisbon recognizes that a stay in a foreign city isn’t complete without a taste of the local food scene. Twice a month, the hostel leads gastronomic tours of the city’s culinary specialties. To get your day started, Oasiscooks up a standout breakfast every morning. Choose from tosta mista (grilled ham and cheese sandwich), muesli with yogurt and homemade jam, or scrambled eggs with bacon and toast.

Traditional Peruvian Dishes

1. Aji de Gallina (Peruvian Chicken Stew)

Aji de Gallina is a Peruvian stew made with chicken and cooked with yellow chili peppers, walnuts, garlic, turmeric, and other spices. The dish traditionally comes with half a hard-boiled egg.

The Aji de Gallina was believed to be introduced to Peru in the 16th century by the African slaves. Now it has become a staple dish in Peruvian cuisine.

At first glance, you might think this dish is packed with flavors. Actually, the taste is quite mild. The yellow chili peppers are not as spicy as you think they are. The flavors are just enough and not so salty that you have to drink glasses of water afterward.

Where can you find Aji de Gallina?

Most of the restaurants will have Aji de Gallina on their menu. But if you are trying to get it cheaply through “menu del dia” (menu of the day, usually with drinks and soup included), you may have to look around.

Generally, Cusco has some of the best Aji de Gallina. My favorite was from a restaurant in Cusco named Pachapapa!!

Address: Carmen Bajo 120, Cusco 08003, Peru
Hours:11 AM – 11 PM Daily

2. Alpaca Meat, An Exotic Traditional Peruvian Food

Yes! You can eat alpaca meat in Peru.

Those cute little animals running around the city of Cusco and in the Andean mountains are actually traditional Peruvian food. Some of you are probably thinking “alpacas are too cute to eat” but they are also extremely delicious. Sorry not sorry!

Like beef steaks, there are different parts of the alpaca that will have different tenderness and taste. A good alpaca meat/steak is tastier than some of the best steaks I have ever had!

Where can you find alpaca meat?

The only city in Peru that I encountered alpaca meat was in Cusco, the ancient capital of the Incas. Many restaurants will offer grilled alpaca (Alpaca a La Plancha) but those are usually bad cuts and aren’t as tasty. The best alpaca meat I had in Peru was at Pachapapa in Cusco.

The alpaca skewers at Pachapapa was nearly orgasmic!

Alpaca meat is a dish you MUST try in Peru when you visit Cusco!

Address: Carmen Bajo 120, Cusco 08003, Peru
Hours:11 AM – 11 PM Daily

3. Anticuchos, The Strange Peruvian Street Food

At first glance, Anticuchos looks like your typical shish kebab or just your regular skewers. While that is true, they are not your typical chicken or beef. Anticuchos are typically made with the heart or the liver of a cow.

I still remember ordering it for the first time and getting really excited for some beef skewers. But when I bit into it, I knew something was off completely. The tenderness and the taste were nothing like what I was expecting. It felt like I was eating street food in Southeast Asia again.

Even if you are not into that type of stuff, Anticucho is a Peruvian street food you must try. It originated from the Andes part of the region and has been a traditional food for a very long time.

Where can you find Anticuchos?

You can find Anticuchos easily on the street. Anticuchos are very common street food in Peru. Just make sure you pick the street cart with more people so you know the meats are a little fresher.

Make sure your meats are cooked thoroughly, or you might end up in the hospital with typhoid fever or salmonella!

4. Arroz Con Pato (Rice With Duck)

Arroz con Pato (Rice with Duck), is a traditional Peruvian dish from a city in Northern Peru called Chiclayo. Over time, this dish has become so popular that you can find it almost everywhere in Peru.

Ducks have always been a native species in Peru. With the arrival of new ingredients such as rice, onions, and cilantro, all of these ingredients are cooked with the duck to create a rich flavor.

The original Arroz con Pato can be easily found in Chiclayo, where the rice is green due to the spinach and cilantro they put in it.

Where can you find Arroz con Pato?

If you want to find the traditional Arroz con Pato, you will have to go to Chiclayo. The only problem is that Chiclayo is off the tourist path and there is not much to do there.

Lima, the gastronomical capital of Peru, has some amazing Arroz con Pato as well. If you decide to try Arroz con Pato in Lima, you have to go to Fiesta Restaurant Gourmet!

Address: Av. Reducto 1278, Miraflores 15074, Peru
Hours: 12:30 PM – 12 AM Daily EXCEPT Sunday. Sunday they are closed.

5. Caldo de Gallina (Hen Soup)

Caldo de Gallina, or Hen Soup, is one of the oldest traditional foods in Peru.

The traditional soup consists of hen (not chicken), noodles, eggs, different types of potatoes (Peru has over 3,000 types of potatoes), and Chinese onions. The hen is usually cooked in the soup for hours so the flavors of the hen can come out.

Keep in mind that you can also get Caldo de Pollo, which is chicken soup. You might think they are the same thing but it is not. Hens are kept in the wild and eat everything organic, chickens are not. As a result, the meat of the hens will be much tougher and tastier.

Where can you find Caldo de Gallina?

You can find Caldo de Gallina throughout the entire country. It is a very popular dish. However, my recommendation is to eat it in Cusco because Cusco is really cold. The warmth of the soup and the flavor of the hen will be the perfect dinner after doing the Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu or other hikes in Peru.

6. Causa Rellena

The Causa Rellena is a unique traditional dish with lots of history from Peru. On the surface, it looks like a cake stuffed with vegetables, kind of like a healthy dessert that your parents tricked you into eating when you were a kid.

In reality, it is a dish made with two slices of fried potatoes with different kinds of ingredients stuffed in the middle. The filling in the middle can be a permutation of chicken, salad, or seafood.

In English, Causa Rellena translates to a stuffed cause. This translation literally does not make any sense unless you know the history behind it.

Back in the Pacific war, Peru was fighting Chile alongside Bolivia. When supplies and food came short during the war, the women would go around villages asking for whatever they could get.

With more than 3,000 types of potatoes in Peru, it wouldn’t surprise you that they were able to gather some potatoes and vegetables such as corn, cabbage, and carrots.

With all the ingredients, the women made what is today known as the Causa Rellena for the soldiers. And when the women were handing the “stuffed causes” to the tired soldiers, they would say “This is for the cause”. Hence, the name Causa Rellena was born.

Where can you find Causa Rellena?

Causa Rellena can be found throughout all of Peru, but Lima definitely has some of the best I have ever tried.

Punto Azul in the beautiful and safe neighborhood of Miraflores is the restaurant to go to if you are in Lima. Not only does Punto Azul have some killer Causa Rellenas, but it also has some of the best Peruvian ceviches!

Address: Calle San Martin 595, Miraflores 15074, Peru
Hours: Sunday: 11 AM – 5 PM | Monday: 6 PM – 12 AM | Tuesday to Saturday: 11 AM – 12 AM

7. Charqui (Dried Alpaca or Llama Jerky)

If you thought you were done with alpaca meat, then you are wrong. Charqui or Ch’arki in the indigenous language in Peru is alpaca, llama or a mixed jerky.

Do I need to say anymore? This is one of the most authentic Peruvian snacks to try! You can even take some with you back home or for your Machu Picchu hike!

Where can you find Charqui?

Charqui is going to be hard to find if you are not looking for it. It won’t be in restaurants, stores on anything like that. Your best bet is the mercados or markets around town. You can try finding it in the Mercado Central de San Pedro in Cusco.

Address: Tupac Amaru, Cusco 08003, Peru
Hours: 9 AM – 6 PM Daily

8. Chicharró n , A Delicious But Unhealthy Food You Must Try in Peru

Chicharrón is a classic dish made of fried pork belly or pork rinds. This is probably the dish you want to stay away from if you have any sort of heart problems. It is no joke how unhealthy but tasty this dish is.

In Peru, you can often find street carts selling Chicharrón, either just the meat or in a sandwich. You can usually tell when you start to smell it from a street away. When the pork is fried in its own fat, the smell will have you salivating before you even see it.

But in my opinion, chicharrón definitely smells better than it tastes. But don’t let that discourage you, you must try this food in Peru at least once.

Where can you find Chicharrón?

Typically the street carts will sell some decent quality Chicharrón. But if you are looking for some of the best ones I have ever tasted, you have to go to a place called El Chinito in Lima. They have some amazing Chicharrón (sandwiches).

Address: Av. Almte. Miguel Grau 150, Barranco 15063, Peru
Hours: 9 AM – 12 AM Tuesdays to Thursday | 9 AM – 3 AM Friday, Saturday | 9 AM – 1 AM Sunday | Closed Monday

9. Cuy (Guinea Pig), One of The Classic Peruvian Dishes

Cuy, or guinea pig, is probably the most famous Peruvian food. Unlike the name suggests, guinea pigs are not actually pigs. They are rodents like rats and hamsters.

Cuy has been a Peruvian delicacy way before the Incans or the Spanish came around. They were more than the typical livestock such as cows or pigs because they were much easier to breed and more nutritious.

Where can you find Cuy?

Cuy is one of the most popular dishes in the Andes. For that reason, the city of Cusco will have some of the best Cuys you will ever find. The best place I had it was at Pachapapa in Cusco. They also have some of the best Aji de Gallina and Alpaca meat.

Address: Carmen Bajo 120, Cusco 08003, Peru
Hours:11 AM – 11 PM Daily

10. Leche de Tigre (Tiger’s Milk)

Leche de Tigre, or tiger’s milk, is commonly confused as the leftover juice to Peruvian ceviche. However, that is not entirely accurate.

Leche de Tigre is prepared beforehand using a fish stock made with actual fish, a lot of lemon juice, salt, and pepper to give it some spice. The resulting juice itself is sometimes consumed straight or sometimes used as a sauce for ceviche or other kinds of seafood.

Many Peruvians believe that the Leche de Tigre is a restorative drink, a drink that will give strength back to the user. Some also believe that it is an aphrodisiac.

Where can you find Leche de Tigre?

Lima! Lima! Lima! You should only try Leche de Tigre from Lima. It has some of the freshest seafood in all of Peru. Go to Astrid & Gaston and you won’t be disappointed.

Address: Avenida Paz Soldan 290 Av. Paz Soldán 290, San Isidro, Lima, Lima 15073, Peru
Hours: 1 PM – 3 PM, 7 PM – 11 PM Monday to Saturday | 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM Sunday

11. Lomo Saltado, One of The Most Popular Foods in Peru

Lomo Saltado is a local Peruvian dish that many Peruvians enjoy daily. It is usually made with marinated beef strips, onions, peppers, cilantro, tomatoes, and other ingredients.

From the photo, it might look like the typical stir-fry beef that you get at a Chines takeout. In fact, there is some truth to that. Lomo Saltado originates from “chifa” traditions, or the Chinese part of Peruvian cuisine.

Unlike typical stir-fry which is just rice and beef with vegetables, Lomo Saltado comes with fries. The potato fries are the Peruvian influence on the Chinese stir-fry, hence the name “chifa”.

This is the dish you want to try if you are “playing it safe.”

Where can you find Lomo Saltado?

Literally everywhere!! Lomo Saltado is so popular that you will often find it as a menu of the day option.

12. Papa a la Huancaina, The Classic Peruvian Appetizer

Papa a la Huancaina is a popular Peruvian appetizer that originates from Lima. The potatoes are boiled and served with a creamy and spicy yellow sauce made from chili peppers. The yellow sauce is called Huancaina, hence the name Papa a la Huancaina.

It is also one of the few vegetarian Peruvian foods.

Where can you find Papa a la Huancaina?

Pretty much everywhere in Peru. They can be found easily as appetizers in restaurants that have a menu of the day!

13. Peruvian Ceviche, Peru’s National Food

Peruvian ceviche is the national dish of Peru. It is the one dish you must try when you visit this gastronomically diverse country. In fact, many travelers come from all over the world just to get their hands on some of the freshest Peruvian ceviches.

But what exactly is ceviche (sometimes called cebiche), and is it safe to eat? The answer is YES.

Ceviche’s most important ingredient is the fish, followed by the quality of the lemon. The lemon in Peru is unique to the region and much more suitable for making ceviche than any other lemons. The acidity of the lemon juice actually cooks the fish, killing all the harmful parasites and bacteria.

That is how strong Peruvian lemons are!

Combined with other fresh ingredients such as red onion and cilantro, the Peruvian ceviche gives off a flavor that is unique in its own ways. Traditionally, it is made with chili peppers to give it some spice, making the Peruvian ceviche much different than any other ceviche.

Where can you find Peruvian Ceviche?

Peruvian ceviche requires some of the freshest fish, so it would make sense that the coastal city of Lima has some of the best ceviches. Even though you can find ceviche in places like Cusco, the fish they use is trout.

Trout is not a fatty fish and contains many bones, making trout ceviche one of the worst dishes I have ever tried in Peru.

Trying Peruvian ceviche doesn’t mean you have to spend a lot of money. There are many good and affordable places for Peruvian ceviche in Lima. My favorite place is definitely Punto Azul in Miraflores.

Address: Calle San Martin 595, Miraflores 15074, Peru
Sunday: 11 AM – 5 PM | Monday: 6 PM – 12 AM | Tuesday to Saturday: 11 AM – 12 AM

14. Pollo a la Brasa (Rotisserie Chicken)

Pollo a la Brasa (sometimes referred to as Peruvian chicken) is simply known as rotisserie chicken in the United States. It is a dish that originates from Peru and was only served in high-end restaurants back then. Nowadays, it is one of the cheapest and most consumed classic Peruvian dishes.

Where can you find Polla a la Brasa?

You can find Polla a la Brasa pretty much everywhere in Peru. They are so common that you will see them being roasted as you stroll down the streets of Lima or Cusco.

15. Roccoto Relleno, The Most Spicy Food in Peru

Rocoto Relleno, or stuffed pepper in English, might look like the typical stuffed pepper that you can find in other countries. But don’t be fooled by its innocent appearance.

Is Peruvian food spicy? A rocoto pepper is a least 10 times spicier than a jalapeño when raw. If you like spicy food, then this is the one food you must try in Peru. If you can’t handle it, my advice is to stay away from it.

Rocoto Relleno is stuffed with minced meat among other ingredients and then topped with melted cheese. The taste is great if you can handle the spiciness.

Where can you find Rocoto Relleno?

Rocoto Relleno is popular in the city of Arequipa, a city one-night bus away from Lima or Cusco. Arequipa has many local restaurants known as Picanterias. My favorite one to try Rocoto Relleno is Picantaria La Capitana.

Address: Calle Los Arces 209, Urbanización, Cayma 04014, Peru
Hours:12 PM – 5:30 PM Daily EXCEPT Thursday when it’s CLOSED

16. Tiraditos

Tiraditos look like the Peruvian form of sashimi from Japan. In fact, tiraditos are what many considered to be a fusion of Japanese and Peruvian food.

It combines the sashimi from Japan and the tiradito sauce from Peru. The tiradito sauce is a spicy sauce usually made from a mixture of lemon juice, various seasonings, peppers, and sometimes even rocoto.

Like ceviche, the main ingredient is raw fish. The difference between the tiraditos and the ceviche is that ceviche is submerged in the sauce before it is served. Tiraditos are not.

The sauce of tiraditos is poured on top right before it is served, therefore the fish is still uncooked. You can taste the freshness of the fish much better in tiraditos than ceviches.

Where can you find Tiraditos?

The city of Lima has some of the best tiraditos due to its geographical location on the coast. Many seafood restaurants will serve a fairly decent tiradito but I had my favorite tiraditos at La Mar.

Address: Av. Mariscal La Mar 770, Miraflores 15074, Peru
Hours:12 PM – 5:30 PM Friday to Sunday | 12 PM – 5 PM Monday to Thursday

17. Trucha Frita (Fried Trout)

Trucha Frita (fried trout) is a typical cuisine in the Andes of Peru.

The Andes mountains provide freshwater resources where trouts can easily reproduce. Many cities up in the Andes (such as Puno) will have trout farms. If you are lucky enough, you can even catch your own trout at one of these trout farms and have it cooked in front of you.

Peru is one of the largest exporters of rainbow trouts. They have shipped trouts all over the world including the United States, Europe, and many other countries. Trouts in Peru are considered some of the best trouts in the entire world. So don’t forget to try this dish when you are in Peru.

Where can you find Trucha Frita?

Trucha Frita can be easily found throughout all of Peru, but I recommend eating at places closer to the Andes Mountains. Cities like Puno and Cusco will have some of the freshest truchas you will ever encounter.

Trucha Fritas are usually offered as one of the options for the menu of the day. These restaurants can be found easily throughout the cities.

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6 Ways to Eat Vegan in Africa

1. Eat Local Vegan African Food

Dishes featuring cooked grains, vegetables and legumes make up a large portion of the typical African diet, even today. One staple dish that you will see everywhere is a porridge made from local grains or tubers.

In southern Africa, it’s usually made from coarsely-ground maize meal and is called “pap” in South Africa, “nsima” in Zambia and Malawi and “sadza” in Zimbabwe. While in eastern Africa, it’s made from maize, millet or sorghum flour and is often called “ugali”.

And in western Africa, the porridge is made from cassava and green plantain flour and is known as “fufu”. Actually, there are many other local names for this dish, but the important thing is that you recognize it when you see it.

7. Beetroot Curry

A plate of Sri Lankan curry and rice is complete only when a nice helping of beetroot curry is included! No that’s not really true, you can have a plate of curry without beetroot. However, when I was traveling in Sri Lanka, I came to love the beetroot curry – it’s such a wonderful dish.

The beets are diced up before being cooked to death with a number of spices including cinnamon and curry leaves. The beets are nice and soft, and rich in flavor.

Throughout the duration of my stay, I just couldn’t get enough of this blood red vegetable, that tastes so good with other curries.

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Generator Hostel, Barcelona, Spain

Vivid, stylish and affordable Generator is a perfect place to stay in such a vibrant city as Barcelona. It seems like the designers team have pulled all of the color from the streets right into the rooms inside! Add up bright colorful lanterns everywhere, floors forged with ornate Hungarian tiles and a huge terrace with best views of the city. Fiesta never ends at this place!

  • Prices: dorms from 11.40&euro per night privates from 21.60&euro
  • Location: in the heart of the stylish Gracia neighborhood, 5 min walk to two main metro stations, Diagonal and Verdaguer.
  • Facilities: free wi-fi inspiring events held nearly every week laundry 24/7 reception.
  • Attractions: loads of incredible Gaudi Houses at the same district, close to stunning La Sagrada Familia church Las Ramblas street Pablo Picaso museum.

La Tradición

La Tradición has a reputation for being a restaurant where locals go for Yucatecan food, and getting that seal of approval is not an easy feat! The ambiance here is relaxed and pleasant, perfect for a family lunch. They cook all dishes the traditional way with firewood, coal, or buried in a Pib to achieve the state’s representative flavors. Without a doubt, their most iconic Pibil dish is Cochinita, but you can also try other regional specials here.

La Tradición
Calle 60 #293, Col. Alcalá Martín
Tel. (999) 925 2526
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Sun. – Wed. 12 pm – 6 pm, Thu. – Sat. 12 pm – 11 pm

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