I think everyone has certain foods that they’d travel the world for. We all have cravings. And when those food items are in far-off countries, we often crave them even more. My gorgeous greedy friend L, for example, is a total Penang food fanatic. (Then again, who isn’t?) One of her favourite Penang food items is tau sar peahs from Him Heang bakery (pictured above). A tau sar peah (or piah), for the unintiated, is a flaky pastry made with molasses and stuffed with bean paste. (If you want some more info, you can check out this page on the Tourism Penang website.)
My darling wife’s must-travel-to-eat faves include Sprungli chocolate truffles from Zurich, licorice ice cream from Simmo’s in Margaret River, yuzu macarons from Pierre Hermé’s Tokyo boutique, the lobster club sandwich from Anne Rosenzweig’s Lobster Club restaurant in New York, and the spinach-ricotta pizza from the unfortunately-closed Cip Ciap pizzeria in Venice.
Mine include any ice cream from Berthillon in Paris, pata negra ham from any of Bellota Bellota’s shops, a real Bellini from Harry’s Bar in Venice (I’ll be there in two weeks!), a bistro burger from Corner Bistro in New York, the steamed, stuffed leek starter at Le Cinq in Paris, the truffled egg pasta dish at Buon Ricordo in Sydney, the poached egg with soft polenta dish at The Botanical in Melbourne, and a bottle of Ottokringer dark beer from Austria.
But enough of what I’d travel the world to eat or drink. What about you? I’d love to know what you crave. Feel free to let me (and everyone else) know by posting it in the comments section below.