2010 Summer Vacation – Experiments with various cuisines …

Norway

Norway (Oslo): Various cured meats with vegetables ... Blood sausage was also included, along with reindeer ...
Norway (Bergen): The Fish Market was something ... Just walking around was a lot of fun. There were all kinds of seafood abound ...
Norway (Bergen): Coffee with Chocolate/Strawberry cake ... It was a relaxing way to take an afternoon break ...

Sweden

Sweden (Stockholm): Grand Hotel Smorgasbord. Round1. Various kinds of picked fish (Herring), Meat Loaf, Smoked Salmon, Caviar etc ...
Sweden (Stockholm): Grand Hotel Smorgasbord. Round2. Swedish Meatballs ...
Sweden (Stockholm): Grand Hotel Smorgasbord. Round3. Desserts & Cheese ... Overall, it was a unique experience. Something I wanted to try ...
Sweden (Stockholm): Grand Hotel Smorgasbord. Round3. Desserts & Cheese ... Overall, it was a unique experience. Something I wanted to try ...
Sweden (Stockholm): Swedish Cinnamon Buns with Coffee ...
Cruise from Stockholm to Helsinki: The Appetizer spread at the Smorgasbord ... Seemed liked picked fish is very popular there ...
Cruise from Stockholm to Helsinki: The Appetizer spread at the Smorgasbord ... Seemed liked picked fish is very popular there ...
Cruise from Stockholm to Helsinki: Round1. Appetizers ... Focussed mainly on seafood ... Oysters, picked fish, Sturgeon Caviar ...
Cruise from Stockholm to Helsinki: Round1. Appetizers ... Focussed mainly on seafood ... Oysters, picked fish, Sturgeon Caviar ...

Cruise from Stockholm to Helsinki: Round2. Swedish Meatballs and Lingonberry Sauce ... Also tried some Cloudberry Jam ...
Cruise from Stockholm to Helsinki: Round2. Swedish Meatballs and Lingonberry Sauce ... Also tried some Cloudberry Jam ...

Cruise from Stockholm to Helsinki: Breakfast. Sausages and Meatballs ... As you can see I love meat ... 🙂

Finland

Finland (Helsinki): I must say these Finnish pastries were just awesome! It came with a sauce that really took it to another level ...

Finland (Helsinki): Coffee and Tuna Roll for breakfast ...

Russia (St.Petersburg)

Russia (St.Petersburg): Shchi/Borsch (Cabbage Soup) was great ...
Russia (St.Petersburg): Coffee & Local pastries ...
Russia (St.Petersburg): Karcho (spicy tomato soup with pork) with Lavash (Georgian Bread) ... I also tried Vasileostrovskoe Draft Beer ...
Russia (St.Petersburg): Georgian style Beef Stroganoff, with potatoes ...
Russia (St.Petersburg): Solyanka (stewed beef with tomato and spicy herbs) ...Klaster Light Beer ...
Russia (St.Petersburg): Bliny, with chocolate sauce, along with a chocolate/fudge pastry ...

England

England (London): A heavy breakfast of eggs, sausages and baked beans ...
England (London): Pastries at London Tower. Scones, Pastries and Tea!
England (London): Cottage Pie. Seasoned beef mixed with veggies and spices topped with authentic bisto gravy, colcannon potatoes and cheddar cheese served with peas ...

England (London): Bangers and Mash. I am a big fan of sausages ...

UAE

UAE (Dubai): Paragon Restaurant. The condiments have arrived. Waiting for the main dish ...
UAE (Dubai): Paragon Restaurant. The condiments have arrived. Waiting for the main dish ...
UAE (Dubai): Here it is. The famous Paragon Biryani! Man, was it something ... After eating a lot of tasteless "so-called-biryani" in US, it was a treat to eat the real thing ...

India

India (Sulthan Bathery): I am a big fan of Gooseberry (Nellika). I like to eat it with some salt and chilli powder ...
India (Sulthan Bathery): The pastry aisle of a local bakery ... You can see why I put on weight after the vacation, though I walked a lot (I mean, A LOT!) ...
India (Bangalore): The pastry aisle of a coffee shop in Richard's Town ...
India (Thrissur): Coconut Pudding ... Yum!
India (Thrissur): Vegitarian takeout from a local Caterer. There were some 15 different dishes, along with a couple of payasams ... It was just great ...
India (Kozhikode): The original Paragon Restaurant. It was really crowded, but the Biryani, as usual, was just spectacular ...

India (Kochi): Grand Hotel on M.G.Road. How can I visit Kerala and not go to my favorite restaurant? The Karimeen Pollichathu was the highlight ...

Scotland

Scotland (Edingburgh): Shamola Restaurant, on the Royal Mile. The Roti here was the best I have ever eaten. It went very well with the Dal Fry ...
Scotland (Fort Williams): Haggis and Chips ... Man, Haggis is heavy. I could notice the fat in it ...

Ireland

Ireland (Dublin): Guinness at a local Pub ... A bit on the bitter side and not as bubble as Beer ... I liked it though.
Ireland (Dublin): Steak and Mushrooms, along with some Chips ...

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