|Apple Beneighs in Ghent.|
My food retrospective begins in Belgium.
|Waffle Van outside the Royal Palace in Brussels|
|Vending Machine Waffle|
Now, I am not a beer drinker. In fact, I think it tastes like horse pee. But in Belgium I found one beer that wasn't completely disgusting, the Kreik. Shown here it is made from fermented cherries and is very fruity. Not disgusting or soapy tasting in the least. It is also a sipping beer, one beer will last you a while versus some beers which Americans are known to chug down in 25 seconds. (PBR anyone?)
|A Kriek, apparently they make another version of it with rasberries "for the females".|
|Making pralines in Bruges|
Chocolate is the national food of Belgium. It is delicious and Belgians are known specifically for their hand made truffles made famous by international brands like Leonidas or Godiva. Each city I went to in Belgium had all these little hand made candy shops. They were very expensive but very cute. They did things with chocolate that you couldn't believe! Like with this one who had a whole "sexy" chocolate display full of chocolate bras/underwear and chocolate kama sutra. The hot chocolate in Belgium can be purchased from fancy cafes for a pricey cost and a nicer atmosphere or you can christmas market it for 2E and basically get the same thing, minus the whip cream.
Yes, friends the Europeans eat fast food too. In Europe the go to fast foodery is called Quick. It has free wifi for all customers. The whole reason I decided on eating there in the first place and you can get all whole meal: burger, frites with mayo and a drink for under 4E. A bargain in Europe.
|QUICK, eat it before it gets cold!|
My best meal was at the oldest pub in Bruges, Belgium. With my friend Alyshea we stopped by for a bowl of Belgian onion soup and a croque. This is also the pub where I discovered Kreik beer as my only beer of choice. I noticed on the menu they had a salad with gorgonzola wrapped in bacon. I am one of those baconphiles that loved anything wrapped in bacon so I ordered it ontop of my soup and croque. I was hungry!
Belgian onion soup is lighter and doesn't have cheese on it unlike it's French cousin. It comes with an open faced croque to dip in. YUM! Mix in a delicous cheesy and bacony salad and I was set! It was my best meal in Belgium and the fact I had good company with me, made it all better!
|Me and the bacony goodness|
The food journey continues in FRANCE!