SPAIN EAT LIKE A LOCAL

IMG_5704-1The best thing about traveling is all the tasty food you get to eat! Spain has flavor in every corner you turned into. If you want to try a little bit of everything you totally can because tapas offer small portions! Here are some of my favorite dishes that you must try!IMG_4295.jpegWhen we first arrived to Madrid we stopped at Mercado San Miguel and tried the famous Iberico Jamon. Wow, I’ve never had ham like this anywhere in the states. It takes years for the process of this ham to be made, but I promise you it’s worth the wait. You can eat by itself or in a sandwich with some cheese. IMG_4311.jpegSalmorejo is a cold tomato soup similar to Gazpacho but with a couple different ingredients such as the boiled eggs. Cordoba is the home of this iconic cold soup and is a favorite of many locals. Everyone said we had to try it and was so we did and we had no regrets! IMG_4317.jpegCalamari is in almost every restaurant menu in Spain. You can have it fried, grilled or even in a sandwich. Every region has its own recipe and different combinations of calamari so just as the locals and they will tell you their specialty. IMG_4423.jpegPaella is one of the most popular dishes of Spain. Its origin is from Valencia but you can try it anywhere in Spain. You can try different variations of different ingredients such as chicken, beef, fish, shrimp and clams. I would compare it to a stir fry but with a Spanish twist. It’s defiantly a must try if you are in Spain! IMG_4547.jpegClams with garlic and olive oil was recommended by a couple who was sitting next to us at Eslava, a restaurant in Seville. I had never tried clams before and I was always hesitant but I stepped out of my comfort zone and really enjoyed them! Sometimes you just have to trust the locals! IMG_4737Churros y Chocolate! This a signature treat of Spain that will have you craving in once you go home. The crispy churros and the thick warm chocolate make an excellent combination, especially in the winter. We had it at a couple different restaurants but one of our favorites was at the popular San Gines of Madrid.

Have you traveled to Spain before? What are some of your favorite foodie items? Please share because we all enjoy yummy food!

SHAVE ICE KAUAI EDITION

IMG_0279.jpegShave ice like never before, so sweet, so soft and so yummy! Hawaiian shave ice is a popular treat among locals and tourist. You can find little huts or food trucks that have a variety of flavors and toppings that will make you come back for some more! Seriously, I had at least one a day! Here were my frequent spots that I would recommend to grab some shave ice.

JOJO’S SHAVE ICE

Located in the small town of Waimea you’ll find this shave ice hut along the popular street. You can grab one on your way up to Waimea Canyon or on your way down. They have popular combinations if you’re not sure what to order and you can even add ice cream to it.FullSizeRender.jpgONO ONO SHAVE ICE

This place is a little hidden and we just happened to stumble upon it and we had no regrets! It’s in Kappa and it’s one of the more cheaper ones but still so tasty. The lady let me try a couple of flavor before I ordered to make sure that I would love it.IMG_0953.jpegWAILUA SHAVE ICE

This was my favorite spot to grab shave ice! The flavors were so different and unique and you could defiantly share one. Some of the popular flavors included Lava Flow, Coconut Coconut Coconut and Love Potion No. 9. Their location is in Kappa next to a pizza food truck which was also yummy and affordable. You can grab dinner and dessert at the same time! FullSizeRender-1.jpgOTHER TO TRY:

  • Shave Ice Tege Tege
  • Hawaiian Blizzard
  • The Fresh Shave
  • Locococo Shave Ice

Is there other shave ice spots that you would recommend to try in Kauai or any where in the world? I know I would travel for some yummy shave ice!