Unique and Traditional Food of the World

By on April 25, 2017

Traditional Food from around the world can be crazy, unique and even downright gross, but as travelers that will make it only the more appealing, trying anything at least once is in our DNA!

Travel bloggers explore the world and have the opportunity to eat in some of the most wonderful and unique places. There is everything from the hut on a Caribbean beach to the four-star restaurant in a famous European city. Here is some unique and gross food you may have the opportunity to try on your travels. Hopefully, you have a strong stomach and urge to live on the wild side.

Unique food of Spain

Food of Melide Spain

Pulpo, Melide Spain

Who in the world doesn’t love food? The Semi Adventurous traveler should always be ready to try anything. Pulpo (Octopus) in Melide Spain definitely needs to be on your bucket list. Melide is a municipality in the province of A Coruña in the region of Galicia, the town is famous for its octopus. So on one of our stops and following a recommendation we found ourselves with other Camino Pilgrims gathering at Pulperia Ezequiel, it’s not fancy but they have the best Pulpo around.


Traditional food of Peru

Looking for an unforgettable journey of Traditional Food and culture, look no further than Peru. Next on your culinary bucket list is to try two delicacies mainly found in Cusco and Lima, Peru.


First, a delicious dish of Alpaca a very nice tender beef-likee meat. It is a very common grass-fed meat. Our first night in Cusco featured Alpaca, fries, and Risotto and was one of the best meals of the whole trip. If you’re ever wondering around in Cusco you can find the Emperador across from the Plaza San Francisco on Granada St.


Traditional Food

Alpaca Risotto Dinner



The Traditional Food Cuy of Lima Peru. The next dish may not be as easy to digest. Cuy  (pronounced “kwee”) or as the kids like to call it, a Guinea Pig.  You have to at least try it. The dish is quite small as you can imagine, quite bony and is usually served whole – often with the head still on.

food of Lima, Peru






This Traditional Food dish is also considered to be of great importance to the Peruvian diet. One indication of how important the dish is to the rural Peruvian diet, there is a cathedral in Cusco that hangs a replica of Da Vinci’s Last Supper, in which Christ and the 12 disciples are seated around a platter of Cuy.


Food Cuy

The Last Supper – Cusco






  1. Reply


    August 26, 2016

    Wow, that last one really is exotic to say the least! Don’t think I’d be too fond of that myself! The octopus looks more edible ☺️

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    Semi-Adventurous Traveller

    August 26, 2016

    Thanks Dean. Truth be told I ate very little of it my husband finished it off he said it was greasy and somewhat like rabbit.

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