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  • The Rough Guide to The Greek Islands | Rough Guides
    best beaches to escape the crowds You ll discover the choicest resorts from boutique to backpacker get the low down on island hopping from Corfu to Kós and read expert background on everything from Homer to hiking Make the most of your time on Earth with The Rough Guide to The Greek Islands EBOOK 14 99 EPUB MOBI and PDF GBP EUR USD Buy Ebook This item is already in your basket About ebook formats PAPERBACK CHOOSE A RETAILER BELOW AMAZON US BARNES NOBLE Authors Nick Edwards John Fisher Rebecca Hall John Malathronas Format Ebook Watermarked More info Published March 2015 Series Main Series More Products Europe Greece Related Guides 2 99 Rough Guides Snapshot Greece The Cyclades View Guide 15 99 The Rough Guide to Greece View Guide 2 99 Rough Guides Snapshot Greece The Dodecanese View Guide 6 99 Pocket Rough Guide Athens View Guide 9 99 The Rough Guide to Crete View Guide 2 99 Rough Guides Snapshot Greece The Ionian Islands View Guide 2 99 Rough Guides Snapshot Greece The Peloponnese View Guide 6 99 Pocket Rough Guide Copenhagen View Guide 14 99 Make the Most of Your Time in Britain View Guide 13 99 The Rough Guide to Budapest View Guide 2 99 Rough Guides Snapshot Ireland Belfast View Guide 9 99 The Rough Guide to Norfolk Suffolk View Guide 7 99 Pocket Rough Guide Venice View Guide 2 99 South Central Anatolia Rough Guides Snapshot Turkey View Guide 13 99 The Rough Guide to Rome View Guide 2 99 The central and southern Aegean Rough Guides Snapshot Turkey View Guide 2 99 Rough Guides Snapshot Germany The Black Forest View Guide 2 99 Rough Guides Snapshot Germany Hamburg and Schleswig Holstein View Guide 2 99 Argyll Rough Guides Snapshot Scotland View Guide 7 99

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  • The best cuisine in the world – as voted by you | Photo Gallery | Rough Guides
    travel 20 places to embrace your inner hippy The most beautiful places in India 20 brilliantly colourful places The most beautiful places in the USA as voted by you The most beautiful places in England 20 of the best family travel destinations In pictures around Italy in 16 foods 30 inspiring quotes to live by from around the world 20 seriously weird places around the world 20 of the best honeymoon destinations The most beautiful city in the world as voted by you View by Destination Africa Egypt Ethiopia Kenya Madagascar Mali Morocco Namibia Rwanda South Africa Tanzania Zanzibar Tunisia Asia Cambodia China India Indonesia Japan Laos Malaysia Mongolia Myanmar Burma Nepal Philippines Singapore South Korea Sri Lanka Taiwan Thailand United Arab Emirates Vietnam Australasia Australia Fiji New Zealand Central America the Caribbean Barbados Belize Costa Rica Cuba Guatemala Jamaica Panama Puerto Rico Trinidad Tobago Europe Austria Belgium Bulgaria Croatia Czech Republic Denmark England Finland France Germany Greece Hungary Iceland Italy Montenegro Netherlands Norway Poland Portugal Romania Russia Scotland Serbia Slovenia Spain Sweden Switzerland Turkey United Kingdom Middle East Dubai Israel Jordan North America Canada Mexico USA South America Argentina Bolivia Brazil Chile Ecuador Peru View by Theme Activity Architecture

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  • Wine Regions | World Wine Regions | Rough Guides
    of the cheapest places to travel 20 places to embrace your inner hippy The most beautiful places in India 20 brilliantly colourful places The most beautiful places in the USA as voted by you The most beautiful places in England 20 of the best family travel destinations In pictures around Italy in 16 foods 30 inspiring quotes to live by from around the world 20 seriously weird places around the world 20 of the best honeymoon destinations The most beautiful city in the world as voted by you View by Destination Africa Egypt Ethiopia Kenya Madagascar Mali Morocco Namibia Rwanda South Africa Tanzania Zanzibar Tunisia Asia Cambodia China India Indonesia Japan Laos Malaysia Mongolia Myanmar Burma Nepal Philippines Singapore South Korea Sri Lanka Taiwan Thailand United Arab Emirates Vietnam Australasia Australia Fiji New Zealand Central America the Caribbean Barbados Belize Costa Rica Cuba Guatemala Jamaica Panama Puerto Rico Trinidad Tobago Europe Austria Belgium Bulgaria Croatia Czech Republic Denmark England Finland France Germany Greece Hungary Iceland Italy Montenegro Netherlands Norway Poland Portugal Romania Russia Scotland Serbia Slovenia Spain Sweden Switzerland Turkey United Kingdom Middle East Dubai Israel Jordan North America Canada Mexico USA South America Argentina Bolivia Brazil Chile Ecuador Peru

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  • Travel Features by Lucy Kane | Rough Guides
    Theme Activity Architecture Beaches Belief Boats sailing Budget travel Coasts islands Crafts and markets Cycling Deserts Discovery Diving snorkeling Everyday Life Extreme Adventure sports Family friendly Festivals events Food drink Heritage ruins Indigenous culture Leisure Luxury Mountains Museums art Music National parks reserves Nature Nightlife Novelty Off the beaten track People Photography Railway journeys Relaxation Road trips Romance Shopping Structures Surfing Tourist Trail Tradition Transport Walking trekking Wildlife Winter sports Features Lucy Kane Sort by Date Popularity Fantastic food markets Lucy Kane 24 02 2014 Conquering Mount Olympus Greece Work off that moussaka with a hike up the most monumental of the Greek mountains Mount Olympus Soaring to 2920m the mountain is swathed in mysticism and majesty mainly due to its reputation as the home of the Ancient Greek gods Reaching the peak isn t something you can achieve in an afternoon you ll Lucy Kane 13 08 2013 20 wonderful wine regions Lucy Kane 14 06 2013 Ten things to do in Barcelona for free There s a lot of things to do in Barcelona Spain s second city the dark twisting streets of the Barri Gòtic the cool and sophisticated La Ribera district filled with designer shops and fashionable bars the enticing beaches and über modern seafront area all topped off by some seriously unusual architecture an integral part of Catalan s Lucy Kane 08 04 2013 Ten things to do in Copenhagen for free Surrounded by sea peppered with sleek and striking architecture and populated by an attractive laid back bunch of Danes Copenhagen tops the table for being Europe s most relaxed city But this enviable lifestyle comes at a cost it s also one of the most expensive cities you ll ever come across With food and drink at eye wateringly high Lucy Kane 21

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  • Skiing Holidays | Snowboard Holidays | Rough Guides
    Budget trips 20 of the cheapest places to travel 20 places to embrace your inner hippy The most beautiful places in India 20 brilliantly colourful places The most beautiful places in the USA as voted by you The most beautiful places in England 20 of the best family travel destinations In pictures around Italy in 16 foods 30 inspiring quotes to live by from around the world 20 seriously weird places around the world 20 of the best honeymoon destinations The most beautiful city in the world as voted by you View by Destination Africa Egypt Ethiopia Kenya Madagascar Mali Morocco Namibia Rwanda South Africa Tanzania Zanzibar Tunisia Asia Cambodia China India Indonesia Japan Laos Malaysia Mongolia Myanmar Burma Nepal Philippines Singapore South Korea Sri Lanka Taiwan Thailand United Arab Emirates Vietnam Australasia Australia Fiji New Zealand Central America the Caribbean Barbados Belize Costa Rica Cuba Guatemala Jamaica Panama Puerto Rico Trinidad Tobago Europe Austria Belgium Bulgaria Croatia Czech Republic Denmark England Finland France Germany Greece Hungary Iceland Italy Montenegro Netherlands Norway Poland Portugal Romania Russia Scotland Serbia Slovenia Spain Sweden Switzerland Turkey United Kingdom Middle East Dubai Israel Jordan North America Canada Mexico USA South America Argentina Bolivia Brazil

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  • Five top holidays for music fans | Travel Feature | Rough Guides
    popular bands often playing in tiny packed out bars for free You might hear Arabic rhythms over the top of a saxophone or electronic soul in French and Arabic To plan your night you ll need to pick up some of the flyers dumped at the entrance to Ta Marbuta in Hamra or at the Art Lounge bar in Karantina Then head across town to walk up the hilly Monot Street home to the popular Facebook Pub and the city s see and be seen crowd But Monot is losing its edge to Gemmayze at the bottom of the hill a change kick started by a red neon lit bar called Torino Express The bars start emptying out after midnight when queues start to form at clubs such as BO18 and Sky Bar BO18 is in a converted bunker and when the sun rises over the Mediterranean the roof peels back and the party steps up a gear The open air Sky Bar meanwhile has a 360 degree view of the city lights framed by the mountains and the never ending shoreline and patronized by Armani clad Hummer driving playboys It may all feel a little too cool for school but Beirut can rival London or New York on a good day Feeling the blues at a Delta juke joint Mississippi The ceilings are often made up of half rotted wood half plastic sheeting and rain drops are collecting in buckets on the stained carpet floor If you want a drink your choices are simple beer or whiskey served in a plastic cup From the outside on a weekend night these places often look abandoned with assorted junk piled up against the front wall But open the door after 10pm and you ll find one of the most influential musical genres of the past century in full swing with a hard drinking hard partying crowd grooving and shaking to some of the Delta s finest bluesmen who are usually stuffed into a corner with their battered guitars and primitive PAs but making enough noise to be heard three zip codes away Live music is guaranteed on weekends and could come from gnarled white country boys with one battered slide guitar dungarees and a ZZ Top esque beard or from nattily attired black bluesmen armed with electric guitars drums and bass Red s on the outskirts of Clarksdale in a residential area straight out of The Wire and Po Monkey s located in a field a few miles from Merigold are patronized by an eclectic mixture of predominantly local characters Expect to embrace conversation with music lovers beer swillers and tall tale tellers Juke joints don t tend to have websites phones or set opening hours For the most up to date information on what s on in the various venues in the Delta call the Cat Head music and crafts store in Clarksdale on 1 662 624 5992 Grooving at Reggae Sumfest Jamaica As you might expect from Jamaica s

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  • Travel Features by Emma Gregg | Rough Guides
    Argentina Bolivia Brazil Chile Colombia Ecuador Guyana Peru Uruguay Venezuela UK View by Theme Activity Architecture Beaches Belief Boats sailing Budget travel Coasts islands Crafts and markets Cycling Deserts Discovery Diving snorkeling Everyday Life Extreme Adventure sports Family friendly Festivals events Food drink Heritage ruins Indigenous culture Leisure Luxury Mountains Museums art Music National parks reserves Nature Nightlife Novelty Off the beaten track People Photography Railway journeys Relaxation Road trips Romance Shopping Structures Surfing Tourist Trail Tradition Transport Walking trekking Wildlife Winter sports Features Emma Gregg Sort by Date Popularity Swinging through the Tsitsikamma forest canopy Skip back a few millennia and we were all arboreal primates We ll never know for sure what those ancestors of ours looked like But in Tsitsikamma National Park you can discover the primate within by swinging through the canopy 30m up In fact whizzing is a better word for instead of bombing through the Emma Gregg 27 12 2013 Climbing Table Mountain South Africa If the skies are clear on your first day in Cape Town drop everything and head straight for Table Mountain It s an ecological marvel and a powerful icon for the entire African continent What s more the views from the top are unmissable as long as the celebrated tablecloth of cloud stays away For Capetonians Emma Gregg 24 12 2013 Listening to Gnawa music in Essaouira Morocco It s midnight in Essaouira and a castanet like rhythm is drifting over the ramparts on the steely Atlantic breeze Tucked into a courtyard is a group of robed musicians playing bass drums reed pipes and qaraqebs metal chimes which are clacked together in the fingers Their leader the maalem plucks a three stringed gimbri lute Singers in Emma Gregg 01 11 2013 Five top holidays for music fans If you

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  • The best food in the world – and where to eat it | Travel Feature | Rough Guides
    Arabic restaurants there s not a strong tradition of postprandial desserts Instead you ll need to head to one of the larger outlets of Habiba or their competitors Jabri or Zalatimo patisseries with a café section Glass fronted fridges hold individual portions of Umm Ali an Egyptian milk and coconut speciality sprinkled with nuts and cinnamon and muhallabiyyeh a semi set almond cream pudding enhanced with rosewater comfort food Arab style Choose one to go with a coffee and perhaps a water pipe of flavoured tobacco Habiba Jabri and Zalatimo www zalatimosweets com have numerous stores across Amman Grab the quintessential snack in New York No snack is more symbolic of New York than a bagel with cream cheese piled high with lox smoked salmon a few slices of tomato and red onion and perhaps some capers for effect You can find bagels nearly everywhere of course and many claim to be the best but no one does it quite like Russ and Daughters It s not a restaurant or diner but an appetizing store family owned to boot that has spent four generations brining baking whipping and generally perfecting the art of righteous Jewish food It s mostly known for its smoked fish and you can t go wrong with any of their salmon offerings or their whitefish or sable for that matter But the salty belly lox cured rather than smoked may be most toothsome of all Lay it over their own home made soul satisfying cream cheese smeared on a garlic bagel also made in house and you ve got the best accompaniment to a cup of coffee and the New York Times known to man Russ and Daughters 179 E Houston St www russanddaughters com Spend a night at the lobster pound Maine Eating Maine lobster is a culinary rite of passage for visitors to the state It requires tools nutcracker teeny tiny fork patience and enough hubris to believe that you can look cool even while wearing a disposable bib It s smart to bring along an experienced lobster slayer your first lobster can be intimidating and it s nice to have a bit of guidance as well as someone to take that requisite embarrassing photograph When you re ready to begin crack the claws in half pull out the meat with your little fork and dip it in the melted butter Lobster meat comes well defended so be wary of sharp points along the shell The tail follows the claws tear it from the body pushing the meat from the end Finally if you re feeling emboldened pull off the legs to suck out the last bit of flesh There is no other meat like lobster tender sweet elusive and in Maine where lobster is king the crimson crustacean is celebrated with parades festivals and an energetic devotion that s shared by everyone Tuck into fish chips in Lancashire It s a battle almost as old as the Wars of the Roses Where should you go for the best fish and chips in Britain Yorkshire and Lancashire both lay claim to the title but for both sheer quantity of choice and the local pride taken in serving the finest haddock and chips cod is most definitely a southern thing it s the northwest that has the edge Lancashire has more chippies than anywhere else in the UK but these days it s Blackpool s sea air that provides the ideal atmosphere for devouring a wrapped paper bag full of deep fried goodness Standout among the resort s chippies is Seniors where the fish is bought fresh each morning from nearby Fleetwood s fish market and delicacies including hake and turbot are often on offer alongside the standard choices If Blackpool feels a little too bellicose then head a few miles south to the tiny village of Lytham where Whelan s has been frequented by the likes of Rick Stein who loved this bijou gem so much he wrote about it in his Seafood Lovers Guide Here the haddock is fried in beef dripping and the chips have a deeply satisfying crunch Perhaps the most revered of all the northwest s chippies though can be found up the coast in the sleepy county town of Lancaster Here lies Hodgson s proud recipient of a garland of awards including the National Federation of Fryers Fish and Chip Shop of the Year Like all the best chip shops in this area you ll struggle to find gravy spring rolls or microwaved pies What you will find is an authentic slice of northern hospitality and gargantuan portions Just keep any references to Yorkshire strictly critical Make a mess with crabs Maryland Hands stained red with Old Bay seasoning fingers so slick with crab fat you can hardly clutch your beer maybe a few stray bits of shell stuck in your hair or to your cheek that s the sort of dishevelled look which you should be aiming for at a Maryland crab feast Picking hard shell steamed blue crabs is a sport Marylanders attack with gusto from May to October though anyone will tell you that the heaviest juiciest number one jimmies are available only near the end of the summer That s when the most popular crab restaurants up and down the bay have lines out of the door and every other backyard in Baltimore seems to ring with the sound of wood mallets smacking on crab legs The process starts with yanking what can only be described as an easy open pull tab on the crab s under shell From there dig out the yellowish fat called mustard as well as the gills then snap the hard back shell in half and proceed to scoop out the sweet succulent flesh Try Annapolis s Cantler s Riverside Inn www cantlers com or Costas Inn www costasinn com in Baltimore Lunch on Creole cuisine in New Orleans Louisiana New Orleans is a gourmet s town and its restaurants are far more than places to eat These are social hubs and ports in a storm They re also where New Orleans comes to celebrate itself in all its quirky battered beauty And no restaurant is more quintessentially New Orleans than Galatoire s the grande dame of local Creole cuisine Lunch particularly on Friday and Sunday is the meal of choice set aside an entire afternoon Arriving at the restaurant brings you to a display worthy of a Tennessee Williams play Seersucker clad powerbrokers puff on fat cigars dangling dainty Southern belles on their arms immaculately coiffured women greet each other with loud cries of dawlin It s the same century old menu too basically French pepped up with the herbs and spices of Spain Africa and the West Indies Lump crabmeat and plump oysters come with creamy French sauces or a piquant rémoulade a blend of tomato onion Creole mustard horseradish and herbs side dishes might be featherlight soufflé potatoes or fried eggplant To end with a kick order a steaming tureen of potent café brûlot jet black Java heated with brandy orange peel and spices prepared tableside with all the ceremony of a religious ritual Get on the trail of the perfect Key Lime Pie Florida Highway 1 connects the Florida mainland with Key West a spectacular ribbon of causeways and bridges that soars above sandy bars mangroves and channels thick with giant mantra rays and sharks it s also your route to the best key lime pies in the country Aficionados are divided graham cracker or pastry crust Meringue on top or whipped cream The one thing that everyone can agree on is that adding green food colouring is taboo Authentic key lime pie is always light yellow The gluttony begins in Key Largo where the Key Lime Tree offers thick piquant creations made with condensed milk Heading south Marathon is home to Porky s Bayside Restaurant skip the barbecue and go straight for the coronary inducing deep fried key lime pie This time it s the batter that s top secret Key West at the end of the road is pie central The Key West Key Lime Pie Co serves all sorts of fancy custard like frozen versions including mango pineapple and coconut For classic fluffy meringue toppings head to the Blond Giraffe Key Lime Pie Factory they also do whipped cream Finally Kermit s Key West Key Lime Shoppe serves pie with a consistency somewhere between gelatin and cake a perfect blend of sugary and tart Eat like a Newfoundlander in St John s Belbin s Grocery isn t your average supermarket Here you ll find fish and brewis pronounced bruise a sort of fisherman s comfort food of soft boiled salt cod blended with crumbled chunks of bread and drizzled with scrunchions fried fatty pork that adds a bacon like addictiveness to the mix Or toutons pieces of bread dough fried in pork fat and slathered with hot molasses the aroma of these frying is what lures Newfoundlanders out of bed in the morning And then there s the venerable jiggs dinner a traditional and deceptively simple Sunday feast that s one of the most satisfying home cooked meals you ll ever have Each family has its own variation even Newfoundland truckstops serve it according to the dictates of the local ladies in the kitchen but expect a heap of corned or salted beef drenched in rich gravy and served with buttered cabbage potatoes and a bevy of lightly boiled vegetables Cod tongues another local delicacy are actually the chunks of gelatinous meat found behind and under the tongue of said fish Animal lovers meanwhile should note seal flipper pie really is made with seal flipper Sample fish tacos in Ensenada Mexico Constructed by piling freshly fried pieces of white fish on two warm corn tortillas and topping with shredded cabbage a little light mayo a splash of hot sauce and a squirt of lime the taco de pescado is Mexican food at its most basic and delicious Like all great street food fish tacos taste better when served somewhere devoid of any atmosphere most choice locations lack a proper floor ceiling walls or any combination thereof Ensenada a large fishing centre on the peninsula s northwest coast is one of the best places to sample the taco de pescado it s said that the dish was first concocted here by Japanese fishermen Fifteen minutes inland from the port and the Mercado Negro fish market lies a well established street vendor Tacos Fenix The three person outfit operates from the pavement one person preps the ingredients a second mans the frying pan and the third handles the money and drinks You don t have to know much Spanish beyond por favor and gracias to order just listen and watch the people in front of you And don t worry about the juices running down your hand after the first bite getting dirty is part of the fun Try the Argentine parrilla Succulent juicy Argentine beef has a distinct refined taste redolent of the perfect pastures that the cattle graze upon the incredibly fertile pampas an emerald green carpet radiating out for hundreds of kilometres around Buenos Aires The beef s flavour is expertly brought out in its preparation The traditional in fact practically the only method is on a parrilla a barbecue using wood or occasionally charcoal but certainly never gas Almost sacred to Argentines the parrilla is a custom that has its roots in gaucho cowboy culture the fire is lit on Sundays holidays after football matches pretty much at any excuse In the countryside ranch hands spread the embers along the ground in the town chefs use a metal pit A grill is hung above and the food lined up fat chorizo sausages and rounds of melting provolone cheese to start followed by tasty asado ribs and finally huge slabs of steak The meat is of such quality that there s no need to drown it in sauces the parrillero cook will lightly season it and offer up some chimichurri to add zip The best parrillas are found outside Buenos Aires closer to the source Stay on an estancia ranch such as El Ombú to enjoy beef reared on site or seek out family run parrillas found in pretty much every countryside town A taste of Brum The Balti Triangle Just a couple of kilometres southeast of Birmingham city centre lies a microcosm of north Indian and Pakistani life Clothes shops stock saris salwar kameezes and pashminas halal butchers stand beside grocers with Asian fruit vegetables and spices jewellers sell elaborate gold creations by the weight This area centred on three roads Ladypool Road Stoney Lane and Stratford Road is home to something just as iconic to Birmingham as the Bullring and the Rotunda the balti Baltis are cooked and served in the same balti bowl a small thin pressed steel wok that allows for a swift cooking time baltis take around eight minutes to cook far quicker than a curry Vegetable oil and fresh herbs and spices are used rather than ghee and curry pastes giving the dish a lighter fresher taste And naan instead of rice is the accompaniment of choice The Balti Triangle as it s been dubbed has around a dozen authentic balti restaurants among the best are Punjab Palace Al Frash and Shabab all on Ladypool Road and Shahi Nan Kebab House on Stratford Road The Balti Triangle is spread over the Sparkhill Balsall Heath and Moseley neighbourhoods and is easily accessible from the city centre Visit www balti birmingham co uk and www visitbirmingham com for maps transport details restaurant reviews and tours Roll up your sleeves at a hairy crab banquet China The supreme delicacy in Shanghai cuisine is to be honest an ugly little critter Hairy crabs called mitten crabs in the west are about the size of a fist greyish green and their legs are covered in bristles They re usually caught and served from after the Mid Autumn Festival in September till around the end of November The very best are grown in Yangcheng and Tai Lakes in nearby Suzhou the ones from Tai Lake are said to be meatier but those from Yangcheng have the tastiest roe At a crab banquet first you are shown your crab trussed up in reeds and clicking indignantly then it is taken away and cooked to be returned to you still whole but now a delightful blushing pink in colour You ll need to roll up your sleeves eating crabs Chinese style is a pretty visceral experience First you have to take the shell off exposing the soft fleshy parts If you re lucky you ll have a female stuffed with delicious red roe You eat everything but the lungs the gill like greyish bits dipping the meat in a pungent sauce of soy ginger and vinegar Hairy crabs are regarded as being cooling to the body so are taken with a good warming wine as an accompaniment hua diao rice wine from Shaoxing is traditional but a good Chardonnay does the job nicely Everyone in Shanghai has a favourite crab restaurant but the crab harvest has been hit hard by water pollution and unscrupulous counterfeiters abound so don t order it just anywhere A reliable staple is Wang Baohe at 603 Fuzhou Lu Witness the rituals of a kaiseki meal Japan Kaiseki ryori Japanese haute cuisine was developed as an accompaniment to the tea ceremony it has the same sense of ritual meticulous attention to detail and exquisite artistry all of which combine for a sublime sensory if rather pricey experience At a kaiseki restaurant the atmosphere is just as important as the food Ideally it will be in a traditional wood framed building Kimono clad waiting staff show you to a table set out on rice straw tatami mats A hanging scroll and a perfectly balanced flower arrangement both chosen to reflect the season enhance the air of cultural refinement The food fits the occasion and setting A full kaiseki meal usually consists of ten to twenty small dishes perhaps featuring succulent slivers of raw fish with fiery wasabi relish a few simmered vegetables silky smooth tofu delicious pickled items or tempura as light as air Only the freshest ingredients are used to create a flawless array of seasonal delicacies designed to complement each other in every way taste aroma texture and visual appeal Kyoto is the place to sample kaiseki cuisine try Nakamura ro or Hyotei Fill up on little eats in Taiwan Crowded alleyways blaring scooter horns and a mix of Mandopop and Nokia tunes may not sound like an appealing night out but there s a reason why Taiwan s night markets pack people in some of the best food in Asia The Taiwanese love food so much they ve perfected what s known in Chinese as little eats xiaochi tasty snacks served in small portions think Chinese takeaway meets tapas The places most associated with xiaochi are night markets held all over the island most get going in the evening and don t typically close till after midnight At Shilin Taipei s best and biggest night market a typical evening starts with a few warm up laps perhaps grabbing a couple of appetizers along the way a sugar glazed strawberry fried pancake with egg or succulent Shilin sausage served with raw garlic and eaten with a cocktail stick Suitably inspired it s time for a little more chopstick work many stalls own a cluster of plastic tables and chairs where you can slurp and munch while seated Classic dishes include slippery oyster omelettes covered in luscious red sauce and addictive lu rou fan juicy stewed pork on rice Still hungry Try some celebrated regional specialities danzi mian from Tainan noodles with pork egg and shrimp or deep fried meatballs from Changhua Serious connoisseurs or more likely those with adventurous

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