If you’re reading this, you’re probably the type of person who feels that a vacation is only as good as the number of amazing meals consumed. (Museums? They pale in comparison to authentic street food!) Here, 21 things you have to eat in their place of origin in order to call yourself an honest-to-goodness foodie.
1. FRESH SUSHI IN TOKYO
Think about it: The absolute best stateside sushi chefs trained for years under the masters in Tokyo. So don’t you owe it to yourself to eat the creation of an actual artisan?
2. BEIGNETS IN NEW ORLEANS
When in NOLA, go for the trifecta: a fried oyster po’boy, spicy Cajun gumbo and, of course, the world’s greatest beignets at Café du Monde.
3. CEVICHE IN PERU
In Lima, fish is typically caught within an hour of being served, and the ceviche is made with hot chili peppers, onion and lime juice. Wash it down with a not-too-sweet, just a bit eggy, refreshing pisco sour.
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