The ultimate foodie bucket list! As a foodie, I am sure it is something that has crossed your mind a time or two. Read on as Lia shares with us her ultimate bucket list for any foodie.
If you like food as much as I do, then there is nothing better than discovering new things or trying out food you always wanted to explore.
Thinking about death is not exactly the most positive way of spending your time but nevertheless, it is also fun to list things you want to do before you kick this infamous bucket.
But why not make a list of things to eat before you die? Really. Creating your ultimate foodie bucket list just may be in order.
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So without further ado, this is my foodie bucket list and I am not talking fried chicken:
1. King Crab
The King crab has become quite famous outside restaurants thanks to The Deadliest Catch, a TV show demonstrating that fishing can be incredibly dangerous. The King crabs are enormous and their soft flaky meat almost excuses the risks these men have to undergo!
The infamous Fugu is Japanese fish roulette. Skilled chefs prepare the puffer fish, removing the poisonous bits, preparing the edible part. This is such an intricate procedure that just a slight slip of the hand could be fatal for the diner. The exhilarating feeling that one might have just escaped death is what makes this dish so attractive.
3. Dim Sums
Hong Kong is famous for its variety of Dim Sums, which are eaten throughout the day. It is a popular breakfast dish and come with a range of different fillings. From prawn to pork, these delicious parcels are cheap and a must try for anyone visiting Hong Kong. Exactly why it made my foodie bucket list.
Now, we are talking about the French ones, the delicate little sandwiches made of mainly egg whites and ground almonds. After my first bite, I was in awe. Crispy, soft and packed full of flavour, it is one of the most wonderful deserts I have ever eaten.
5. German sausages
If any country is famous for its sausages, it is Germany. Just wandering around in any German city you will see the beautiful display of meat everywhere you go. The Currywurst is probably the one I would recommend tourists, the humble Bratwurst is covered in a sweet curry sauce. One of the most popular snacks in Germany.
6. Jerk Chicken
If you like flavour, try Jerk chicken. It doesn’t get more flavourful than this. The marinade is packed with spices and scotch bonnets as well as authentic Caribbean rum. The marinated chicken is then BBQ’d. Not for the faint hearted, the scotch bonnet is widely regarded as one of the hottest chillies in the world. Do you like spicy? Would this make your foodie bucket list?
7. New York Cheesecake
I am not the biggest cake fan. In fact, the older I get the less I enjoy stodgy cakes. However there is one cake that takes the biscuit. The cheesecake. I am talking about the baked variety and not its inferior imposter which isn’t even baked but made stiff with the help of gelatine. Especially the New York cheesecake is widely regarded as the best cheesecake. Its thick, yet silky texture is what makes this the ultimate treat.
Mexico is famous for its fajitas and tacos, but there are so many other dishes, less famous and less bastardised than the aforementioned dishes. One of those is Tamale, a very popular and delicious dish that is cooked in a corn husk. A corn based dough is filled with all sorts of fillings, usually seasoned meat. The whole thing is wrapped up in the husk and then steamed until cooked.
While intestines are not exactly fine dining, once you try haggis, you will forget what is in it. The deliciously seasoned innards are mixed with oats and make for a surprisingly spiced meal. Haggis is one of those things that should taste awful but really is delicious.
10. Bubble Tea
The only drink on this list, bubble tea is one of the most popular drinks in Asia. These chilled teas come in hundreds of flavours and are often mixed with little beads made of tapioca starch. These are especially good on a sweltering hot day.
Now that I have listed my very own version of a foodie bucket list, what would be on yours?
Lia Schopmeyer is a fine dining connoisseur and blogger for Lords of Notting Hill, who sells the most top notch grills like the Weber Q10 range for a great summer party!