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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