We were excited to try the real food from lots of the countries we visited for example steak in Argentina, sushi in Japan and Pad Thai during our layover in Thailand.
BUT, we had quite a few EPIC food fails during the year, and here are a few of the worst and the funniest:
1) ECUADOR: We called these ‘poo balls’. We thought they would be yummy chocolates (left by our beds in a fancy hotel), but in fact they were mushed up beans
2) ARGENTINA: We loved empanadas in Argentina, but these ones were horribly drenched in sogginess. A floppy empanada was not our idea of yummy!
3) BUENOS AIRES: This one was in a fancy cafe in an art museum. It was a surprising food fail. The reason why I’m smiling is that it looked SOOOOO yummy, but it was actually horrid. It was made of layers of dulche de leech (SUPER sweet caramel) with meringues on top which was just too much sugar….. even for me!
4) QUITO: We sometimes enjoyed eating Cevice (raw fish cooked in lemon juice) in Ecuador, but this one turned up warm, pink and totally vomit-worthy! We sent it back!
5) SANTA MARTA, COLOMBIA: These are mouldy fish eggs!!! I had never had them before and Mummy said they would be delicious
But when Mummy actually tried one for herself, she said it tasted like rotting dustbins. Bob Bob literally took 10 minutes to recover after he tasted one, and never really ate sushi again. Daddy thought we were all making a fuss so he put a whole sushi in his mouth, and massively regretted it!
6) JAPAN: When we were visiting friends in Japan, the hotel offered an American breakfast. After lots of fishy breakfasts we were excited about the idea of sausages, but they turned out to be plasticy frankfurters, and rubbery eggs.
7) JAPAN, HOKKAIDO TO HONSHU: This one was a mean surprise. From the outside it looked like a plain bagel. But when I bit into it, it was full of a brown clump of sweet beany mush.
8) SUMATRA: On our way to Bankaru, we stopped at a VERY local cafe for breakfast after spending all night on the ferry. The food was lots of fairly indigestible deep fried stuff so mummy decided to stick with a coffee. This is what it looked like. There were gritty grains floating in some dish-washery water, sitting on a saucer that looked like it had never been washed. Eek!
9) TAILANA ISLAND: How can a mango on a tropical island be soooooo bad?!?!? (This one was!!!)
10) BALI: This is a typical Balinese local breakfast of black rice, with shredded coconut and cane syrup on top. Mum said she ‘didn’t mind’ it, but I thought it was a definite food fail
This blog is about food fails, but I just wanted to share 2 amazing food wins with you to finish up:
- In Buenas Aires, we went to this restaurant, even though we had a half an hour queue, AND we had booked. It turned out to be TOTALLY worth it though. Everyone else had steak, but I had the ribs which were by far the best EVER!
The chef in our hotel let us watch while she cut it up and served this AMAZING sashimi on a blue platter. I don’t think I’ll ever taste Sashime that fresh or that good ever again.
We survived lots of weird eating while we were away, and Mummy made sure we had plenty of vitamins and calcium, so sometimes we lived on odd combinations of food eg ‘yogpots’ and dried seaweed in Japan.
It was quite a relief to get home to real sausages and weetabix!!!