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Top 7 dishes to eat in Japan

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Japan offers a smorgasbord of experiences and visiting the ‘Land of the Rising Sun’ should be on every traveller’s list at least once. From the historical city of Kyoto to the sprawling capital, Tokyo, apart from the incredible temples, pagodas, markets and shops, each destination also offers a variety of delicious food options to sink your teeth into! I left the Tucan Travel marketing department behind and travelled for two weeks on our Southern Japan tour in April, 2019. After much...

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Comfort food from around the world

Costa Rican Gallo Pinto

From big bowls of mac and cheese to hearty roast dinners, comfort food comes in all shapes and sizes. However, through my adventures around the world, I have noticed one dish, that is served as a comfort food globally. And that, my fellow travelers, is the infamous rice and beans!

Rice and beans are staple in each culture for some very good reasons. Rice is full of minerals and vitamins, and it has many health benefits...

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South America

Peruvian Tacu Tacu recipe

Peruvian cuisine might not be on the map in the same way as some of its Latin American neighbours, things are set to change and there’s a lot to shout about. It has a strong identity, whilst empanadas might be Latin American thoroughfare Peruvian dishes are uniquely Peruvian and brilliantly diverse. Not surprising when you consider that Peru has 30 microclimates ranging over the Sechura Desert into the Andes and onto the Amazon jungle.

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Mastering the ultimate Colombian Arepa

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When you think of Colombian cuisine really, what springs to mind? Spice? the endless consumption of coffee? (which is all totally fabulous by the way) or you know, that famous Colombian dish everyone raves about... The Burrito.

Okay, okay, so whilst Colombian dishes aren’t exactly the same as Mexican there is still plenty in the way of flavour. Bursting with a Caribbean...

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Colombian Empanadas Recipe

Empanadas - small, golden brown bites of deliciousness, filled with a variety of ingredients, but in Colombia one of the most common recipes comes with beef. These are perfect for a snack on the go or a starter, and during my time in Colombia, I couldn't get enough of them! Below is a recipe for how to make these savoury treats, served best with Aji - a typical Colombian hot salsa.

Ingredients (20 portions)

For the dough

  • 2 cup precooked yellow...
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Feasting on Fanesca – Easter in Ecuador

Easter is a great time to visit Ecuador! With such a large Catholic population, the week known as Holy Week, from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday, is a time of celebration and it is common to come across festivals, parades and street music.

But this Easter I discovered another benefit to being in Ecuador during holy week - Fanesca! In 10 minutes of walking around town I had seen Fanesca advertised in about 90% of the restaurants I walked past, but I had no idea what it was. Being in a...

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Top 10 Dishes of Colombia

Colombia has a rich and diverse gastronomic scene, characterised but large hearty meals made with fresh ingredients and lots of meat! Here you’ll find Colombia’s top 10 dishes as discovered by Tucan Travel team member Tony Perdomo on his travels through this beautiful country, where food is as much a part of the culture as coffee.

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Travelling with Dietary Requirements

Michael Fab offers advice from his own experiences of travelling the world as a coeliac.

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Sampling Vietnamese Cuisine

Owen Denton, ex Tour Leader at Tucan Travel has journeyed the world, sampling all the culinary delights on offer. Here he offers advice on where to eat in one of the most flavourful countries in Asia.

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Learn to cook Nom Du Du

Koto Vietnam's recipe for smoked eggplant with garlic, chilli and basil, a traditional Vietnamese dish  is as easy to cook as it is delicious.  Koto is a restaurant devoted to training young people living on the streets of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City to cook and develop the skills needed for a better and safer future.  For more information on Koto and to find out how to donate to this fantastic charity, click here.

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3 medium...

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