As much as experimenting with food when you're traveling can be really a great experience, sometimes missing the food you usually eat, and really like can be a struggle.
I've been to few countries, but I've already experienced this feeling of craving something specific for days or weeks and not being able to eat it. Either because the product can't be found, is too expensive or need to be cooked, which can't be done in hotel rooms.
The two countries where I felt this way were Japan and Italy. Italy because there's meat everywhere, and because carbs(white ones) are a huge part of the typical meals. And I'm not eating carbs, or really few. I'm a bit of a nutrition freak, so even on trip I can't help but count my calories, think of the intake of vitamin, nutrientsn iron blabla. am i getting boring?
In Japan, breakfasts were torture at the begining. No real bread, no croissants, no cheese, no jam( but no bread anyway so why searching for jam?), fruits were hella expensive... I seriously thought I was going to turn mad every morning until we found Mr donut that just saved my life (let's just say that in Japan I had completely given up on eating veggies, non fried or not overly sweet. Actually donuts were the less sweet we could find there.
I was so desperate for cheese, that I almost spent 15dollars on buying a ridiculously goatcheese.
But I also was desperately broke, so I did not.
I know, everytime I'm going on a trip for more than a week somewhere (except for Germany or England) that food is going to be as much of an howsohuge joy as an issue.
Fortunately when travelling you walk a lot. A lot. So it's quite rare you gain weight. At least it's always been the case until now. pleasegodoftripkeepitthatwayiwanttokeepeatingsomuchontheroad.
So I thought I'd share with you some pictures that will make you drool.
Oh and btw, the lovely Colleen was great enough to let me talk about how much I love Tokyo on her blog!
Check her out, she's funny and super kind!