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#TWChats 2017-02-08: Foodie travel - Our annual look at the top trends in culinary travel, from dishes to destinations.

ValerieChenTAW
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1 #Taiwan! Pondering going there later this year for delicious eats galore. (& def. using this guide >>… https://t.co/UNjYDSIkXs

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replying to @ValerieChenTAW @ValerieChenTAW That sounds delicious! #twchats

AvalonWaterways
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A1: Lyon, France! The cuisine is innovative, thoughtfully prepared and paired with world-class wine. Trust us, GO. #TWChats

ThatsVy
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replying to @AvalonWaterways @AvalonWaterways Home of Monsieur Paul Bocuse - Lyon was definitely a fav place to visit! #TWChats

VisitChinaNow
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Q1: We would love to travel to Shanghai to experience a plethora of culinary delights! @TWtravelnews #TWChats

ThatsVy
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replying to @VisitChinaNow @VisitChinaNow @TWtravelnews Lived there for two years. Cumin-spiced ribs and xiaolongbao. yum! #twchats

ThatsVy
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A1. I'd spin the globe and land myself anywhere in Asia. Spicy, sweet, savory, sticky, all things delicious!… https://t.co/HVe98fcT01

Intrepid_Travel
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replying to @ThatsVy @ThatsVy That's making us crave dumplings! Mmmm #TWchats

ThatsVy
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I could definitely use a bowl of these soup noodles right about now! #twchats https://t.co/KoJtoPlgrO

drillinjourneys
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A1. Definitely #Mexico! Each region, state, city, has its own specialty, from mole to tacos and everything in between. #TWchats

ThatsVy

replying to @drillinjourneys @drillinjourneys Tacos sound good right now (why does it have to be lunch time?!) #twchats

DKtravelweekly
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Q2: Name a culinary trend you've spotted on your recent travels #TWchats via @twtravelnews

ThatsVy
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replying to @DKtravelweekly @DKtravelweekly @TWtravelnews A2. (fill in the blank)- to- table meals. Farm, sea, or even hands-on food classes. #TWchats

ThatsVy

A3. I'd love to go back to Peru & explore more cuisine. I'd say no to the 'cuy' this time around, but yes to all the potatoes! #TWchats

ThatsVy
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A4. My hometown, Orange County. We have an amazing food scene with innovative, interesting dishes. & home to Little Saigon! #twchats

AccessTrips
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A4: #underrated for foodies #TWchats via @valeriechentaw PERU- because WHO KNEW potatoes were so cool?

ThatsVy
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replying to @AccessTrips @AccessTrips @ValerieChenTAW So many different types of potatoes! and Loma Saltado. #twchats

meeshull
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replying to @Intrepid_Travel @Intrepid_Travel @AKTravel_USA Why do we always do this to ourselves around lunchtime? (for us Pacific folks) cc @ValerieChenTAW #TWChats

ThatsVy
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replying to @meeshull @meeshull @Intrepid_Travel @AKTravel_USA @ValerieChenTAW Agreed. This is killing me right now! #twchats

DKtravelweekly
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Q5: Street eats: What’s your favorite street-food destination? Any standout dishes? #TWchats via @intrepid_travel

ThatsVy
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replying to @DKtravelweekly @DKtravelweekly A5. Lived in Shanghai for 2 years. Street-side ji dan bing, xiao long bao dumplings, and bao zi forever my favs! #twchats

GourmetOnTour
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A5: Singapore! Hawker stalls are a national treasure were you can find delicacies such as Laksa, Satay and Hainane… https://t.co/SPrBC2lZD4

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replying to @GourmetOnTour @GourmetOnTour Definitely agree with Singapore hawker stalls! #twchats

ThatsVy
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A5. Vietnam street food is heavenly. Bring a bowl downstairs & fill it with pho. Fresh-baked banh mi sandwiches. ba… https://t.co/7nbZ5U8Od3

JJainchillTW
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Q6: Dumplings in China, especially Nanjing #TWchats via @intrepid_travel #NJCity @DiscoverNanjing

ThatsVy
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replying to @JJainchillTW @JJainchillTW @Intrepid_Travel @DiscoverNanjing Drooling at my desk. Chinese street food is the best. #TWChats

Intrepid_Travel

replying to @ThatsVy @ThatsVy @JJainchillTW @DiscoverNanjing SAME #TWchats

ThatsVy
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A6. I've only done river cruising but the onboard cuisine/restaurant was top notch! cc: @UniworldCruises #twchats

ThatsVy
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Best advice ever! #TWchats https://t.co/obhQUhrH9y

Intrepid_Travel
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replying to @ThatsVy @ThatsVy Stretchy pants = so important though #TWchats

ThatsVy
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replying to @Intrepid_Travel @Intrepid_Travel Or designated eating pants. Whichever. #twchats

ThatsVy
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A7. Research restaurants or chefs from the region in advance & make reservations, visit local markets, explore! #twchats

TWtravelnews
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Q8: How do you find the best local eats? #TWchats via @RoyalCaribbean

ThatsVy
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replying to @TWtravelnews @TWtravelnews A8. Blogs from the region. I always ask my cab driver or a local that works in my hotel. "Where do YOU like to eat?" #TWChats

ThatsVy
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A8. I always love taking local cooking classes. Learning traditional cooking techniques, getting to know local chefs. #TWchats

ThatsVy
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A9. Traveling with family or kids? Pack snacks. Dining well doesn't mean having to splurge. Know your family's eating habits #twchats

dailysuitcase
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Q9: Don't be afraid to expose kids to unfamiliar food..More you do, less they want McDs. @familytravel4um #Twchats @mommalewsblog

ThatsVy
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replying to @dailysuitcase @dailysuitcase so important, especially if the adult is a picky eater. Don't limit their growing palettes because of your own. #twchats

ThatsVy
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A10. I had a great dining experience at MSP. Local craft beer, fresh food. Enjoyable vs. eating at fast food chains. #twchats

ThatsVy
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A11. OC/LA/SD sector of SoCal has amazing craft beer. Drive down the hops highway! Or visit Asheville, NC - booming food scene! #TWChats

Polymathically
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replying to @RoyalCaribbean @RoyalCaribbean @TWrtobin A11: The milkshakes at Ghirardelli here in #SF are ridiculously good. #TWchats

ThatsVy
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replying to @Polymathically @Polymathically @RoyalCaribbean @TWrtobin I just had a Ghirardelli hot fudge sundae recently! Good stuff. #twchats

ThatsVy
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A11. Had a delicious cocktail at Sovereign Remedies in Downtown Asheville, North Carolina. Drinks made with care! #twchats

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A11. Brandy Library in NYC is a great place for a nice place for a whiskey, brandy, bourbon drink. Ask the bartender for a rec. #twchats

AvalonWaterways
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A12: We WISH we could bring back Trdelniks from Prague. If you've tried these, we bet you agree! #TWChats

ThatsVy

replying to @AvalonWaterways @AvalonWaterways I've had these in Budapest! Cinnamon on mine please! #twchats

ThatsVy
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A12. I brought back some tasting vinegars from Germany. Always bring back coffee, wine, & haribo gummies in different flavors. #TWChats

ThatsVy

A12. I love bringing back recipe cards, esp. if I did a cooking class. i.e. my Paul Bocuse Institute recipe for Salad Lyonnaise! #TWchats

ThatsVy
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Thanks to everyone for a drool-worthy #TWChats today! Now I'm off to find some lunch!