Food

EUROPEAN NOOOOMMS

To take a break from school and treat myself to a stress free, adventure-filled getaway, I decided that two days after graduation I would jet off to Europe. This entailed starting off with a few days in Prague, then taking a train to Vienna, followed by a bus to Germany, a bus to Slovenia and finally a long ass bus ride to Croatia where we spent several days in both Split and Dubrovnik. The trip, 16 days long, a compilation of 5 countries, and  a colorful group of friends, was absolutely amazing and everything that I had hoped for.

Every morning we would wake up and have a wholesome breakfast followed by lots of exploring. Whether that was walking the city streets, peddling in the open air markets, white water rafting, canyoning and more, every minute spent abroad seemed to be bursting with new adventures. These adventures were always followed by a rich lunch and the day was completed with an even heartier dinner. We were able to catch a lot of pastel sunrises and intense, fiery sunsets, go out to bars and clubs and experience *legal* European nightlife and overall do as our hearts pleased.

The food however, did not drop the ball and I found myself filling up on rich, savory traditional dishes such as Wiener Schnitzel and grilled Slovenian fish and mouthwatering, delicious desserts like gelato, cream cake, and trdelnik. I was able to chow down at every meal everyday and it was wonderful (and it didn’t break the bank either which is a huge plus!)

 

Enjoy these crazy European Noms!

 

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Wiener Schnitzel with potato salad (left), Glazed pork belly with sauerkraut  (Prague)
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Trdelnik: a traditional sweet from Prague, baked sweet dough cylinder filled with sugary goodies
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Herb and almond crusted, baked goat cheese salad (Vienna, Austria)
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Turkish influences in Vienna, Chicken and pepper kebab from an open air market that sold lots of dried fruits, Turkish candies and Baklava!
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Nutella and ice cream filled Trdelnik (sweet baked dough cylinder, rolled in cinnamon sugar and nuts) from Prague, Czechia
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Vanilla Ice cream filled Trdelnik from Prague, Czechia
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Wiener Schnitzel (traditional breaded lamb filet) served with Viennese potato salad
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Shwarma roll from a street stand in Vienna, Austria
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Little traditional bakeries dot all of Europe. This one was famous for its strawberry filled danishes (Vienna, Austria)
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Carrot juice from a street stand, it was a let down in the flavor department but at least it gave me super human sight (Vienna, Austria)
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This dish was called “One Meter of Vienna” a compilation of traditional Viennese dishes like Wiener Schnitzel, beef goulash, sauerKraut, beans and bacon and more (Vienna, Austria)
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An amazing vegan ice cream from Vienna, Vanilla base with chunks of nuts chocolate and coffee beans
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Bled cream cake: A buttery, flakey crust with a custardy sweet filling and a healthy helping of whip cream
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Grilled Trout from Lake Bled Slovenia, grilled veggies, mashed potatoes and a bals
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Strawberry Bled Cream cake drizzled with chocolate syrup (Bled, Slovenia)
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Shwarma sandwich on the flakest, freshest bun everr #PHAAT (Bled, Slovenia)
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Rosemary glazed leg of lamb served with sautéed veggies and smashed potatoes (Bled, Slovenia)
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Seafood stew over rice served lakeside in Bled, Slovenia
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Mixed grilled meat plater (Lamb, Pork, Chicken) served with mashed potatoes (Split, Croatia)
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Mini Doughnuts drowning in a healthy drizzle of Nutella (These were killer, 10/10 would recommend) Split, Croatia)
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A nice brunch after a long night out. English breakfast in Split (Baked beans, toast, mushrooms and caramelized onions, bacon, sausage and two fried eggs)
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Rosemary, almond and coconut potato fritters that were an experimental order but actually ended up being really good (Split, Croatia)
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Oxtail and tomato Risotto topped with parmesan and herbs (Split, Croatia)
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Balsamic glazed strip steak served with red cabbage coleslaw and buttery polenta (Split, Croatia)
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Our island hopping meal! Grilled sardines served with potato salad (Hvar, Croatia)
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Salty Peanut Butter gelato from a corner stand in Dubrovnik, Croatia
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Holy mid drop. (this was the best gelato I have ever tasted btw)
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Local seafood Platter (seared bluefish and tuna filets, mussels, grilled calamari, Adriatic shrimp and jumbo shrimp served with potato salad and collard greens) from Dubrovnik, Croatia
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Dark chocolate and strawberry ice cream from Dubrovnik Ice Cream, in the Old Dubrovnik Port

 

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Lamb filets with rosemary and thyme served with deconstructed babaganush topped with roasted pine nuts (Dubrovnik, Croatia)
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Steak tartar topped with arugula, fried onions, grated cucumbers, fresh parmesan and dressed with a citrus vinaigrette. (Dubrovnik, Croatia)

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