Failing the ‘patience barometer’ after seeing the endless queues into pavilions, we went on the hunt for interesting edibles. There is something for everybody and every budget at the Expo – from McD’s to trdelník – and I had a ready list of nations to check out. It’s just too bad that the food trucks/restos couldn’t be positioned in one main area. This would’ve made it much easier to order a little bit of everything in a single sitting, instead of walking willy-nilly all over the place.
Boulangerie at the french pavilion: flaky, buttery croissants (1.60€) and Croc-baguettes (7€).
Cafeteria-style dining at Chile’s pavilion.
If Japan has lots of places using touchscreen ordering like this, then I be in trouble if I visit. Quick lines, great service (cashiers always helpful if you didn’t know how to use the ordering system), and pretty good food even if some dishes are pricey.
86 that lobster roll! Panino ripieno con insalata di astice del Maine. Sold out at food truck USA.
No turkish coffee (at the bar) at Turkey’s pavilion. I find it hard to believe that the country is suffering a shortage of java. Take it off the menu if you don’t, or won’t, have it!
No more Dutch Weed Burger at The Netherlands pavilion.
As unbearable as it may seem, members of the ursidae family are a food source in Estonia. It just sounds unsettling because while I would never look at this mighty beast as a pet, they simply don’t seem like an animal that deserves to be on a plate. Given the 25€ price tag for a 240g tin, canned bear (actally 87% bear, 5% pork) must be delicious stuff.