Girl Shares Pics Of Street Food From Around The World On Her Instagram Account
Melissa Hie posts pics of the delicious street food she discovers during her travels on her Girl Eat World Instragram account, where you can see everything from the amazing looking Hello Kitty donut from Japan to this plain but delicious puff she purchased in Myanmar.
As you can tell the food isn’t the only reason people are oohing and aahing over Melissa’s pics, and her drop dead delicious images should serve as an example of how to do social media food pics the right way.
I was just scrolling through my VSCO feed and realized that… I forgot to post a ton of #GirlEatWorld from Kyoto ??! ? This is the cutest marshmallow from the Hello Kitty cafe @op.118 and I randomly stumbled into while walking around Ninenzaka in Kyoto. We thought this is a mandatory photo since my nails matched ????. Oh sweet memories… I will never get bored of Japan. —- I will be writing on the blog about Japan eats very soon. Follow me on facebook.com/GirlEatWorld for blog updates! — #TooCuteToEat #ShotOniPhone6sPlus #HelloKitty #HelloKittyLover #eeeeeats
?? ? A slice of Za'atar-topped Manakish in Amman. Manakish is like Arabic pizza! It is normally eaten for breakfast. — Check out my highlight post on Jordan at the link in my profile above! ☝?️? I will be writing more on Jordan so be sure to follow the blog or like me on Facebook for updates. — On the background is the Amman Roman Theatre, which seats about 6,000 people. It was believed to be built on the 2nd century when Amman was called Philadelphia under the Roman empire. The amphitheatre was restored in 1957. On present day, the theatre hosts concerts and cultural events. #ShareYourJordan #VisitJordan #ShotOniPhone6Plus
?? Stuffed Falafel in Downtown Amman from Hashem Restaurant. I have been very impressed by the falafels I had in Jordan. My first meal in Amman was a Falafel sandwich from Al Quds in Rainbow street. Despite not being hungry at the time, I ended up eating the whole thing because it was just so delicious! This stuffed falafel from the legendary Hashem took it to the next level. It is topped with roasted sesame and stuffed with onions before deep fried to perfect crispiness. Ahhh I miss falafels. Hashem retaurant has been in business for over half a century and is extremely popular for breakfast among locals, serving authentic middle eastern cuisine such as hummus, mutabal, ful, and of course, falafels! I was told the Royal Jordan family had been spotted having breakfast here once in awhile! Truly a meal fit for the King ;) #VisitJordan #ShareYourJordan #ShotOniPhone6sPlus
??? Manakish in a small village between Jordan and As-Salt. Manakish is flatbread topped with various ingredients such as eggs, minced meat, cheese and za'atar. Sounds like a certain food we all know and love… Yep, I call this the Arabic Pizza! Manakish or Man'ousheh is typically eaten for breakfast in many Levantine countries such as Jordan. My favorite is this white cheese and za'atar one! The white cheese has the consistency similar to haloumi, but much milder taste. Most of the taste of the manakish came from the Zaatar instead, a very important herb in Jordan. #VisitJordan #ShareYourJordan #ShotOniPhone6Plus
?? My middle eastern lunch in the middle of the Wadi Rum desert at Captain's Desert Camp! I think this is the perfect summary of what I had been having these past 8 days. On the left of the plate is all the usual suspects – olives, yogurt, hummus and mutabal (baba ganoush) – which we always have for lunch, breakfast and dinner everyday here. Roasted chicken and lamb skewer which is the popular meat of choice in the middle east – I haven't had beef or pork since I landed! The flatbread is called Arayes, which roasted and filled with spiced minced lamb. Wadi Rum (Valley of The Moon) is an impressive desert filled with sandstones that are taller than the some of the skyscrapers in Singapore. Due to the extreme terrain that makes it look extraterrestrial, it has been chosen as location set for many movies, most recently being The Martian in 2015 starring Matt Damon! #ShareYourJordan #VisitJordan #ShotOniPhone6sPlus
?? Limonana aka Lemon Mint ?? at the Dead Sea at the beautiful Kempinski Ishtar @kempinskiishtar. It was quite a surreal experience to be floating in the dead sea. As soon as you enter the water, you can feel instant weightlessness. Then you just lay back and it feels like you are laying down on a floatie! Definitely a bucket list ☑️ After dipping into the dead sea, you can also try the mud therapy which is supposed to be good for your skin. I found the earthy smell a bit too overbearing so I only had it on for about 3 minutes, but it did make my skin feel super soft! Limonana has been my drink of choice in Jordan. It's a popular drink in the middle east, made of lemon juice and fresh mint leaves, served frozen as a slushie. The perfect drink to cool down on a relaxing hot afternoon by the pool. Right behind the Limonana is the Dead Sea and the country border between Jordan and Palestine. Aside of the weightless feeling, it is unreal to realize you are looking at different countries on each side of the sea! #VisitJordan #ShareYourJordan #ShotOniPhone6sPlus Follow me on snapchat and facebook for more real time update! ▶️girleatworld◀️ on both platforms.
?? Barazek in Amman, Jordan, or Baraze2 as I have been taught by @nogarlicnoonions. Barazek is a syrian crispy cookie covered in toasted sesame, honey and pistachio. This cookie is very popular in the Levantine region. On the background is Amman as viewed from Wild Jordan. Amman is often referred to as "the white city", due to the limestone that is used as a facade in all of the buildings in Amman. #VisitJordan #ShareYourJordan #ShotOniPhone6sPlus Follow me on snapchat and facebook for more real time update! ▶️girleatworld◀️ on both platforms.
I'm going to Jordan ?? with @visitjordan in two days! Here is a #GirlEatWorld by @sceatheworld at the desert of Wadi Rum when she went a few months ago. This is Ma'amoul, aka Dates cookies that are very popular in Levantine countries such as Jordan, Israel, Palestine, Lebanon and Syria. The thousands of palm trees around the desert of Jordan results in great varieties of dates, from blonde to dark to the almighty Majdool date, the king of all dates. I can't wait to explore Amman, Jerash, the Dead Sea, Dana, and of course, the majestic Petra!! I have also been dilligently watching @migrationology's Jordan foodlogs on youtube too to prepare myself for all the delicious Jordanian cuisine ☺️
? a Panda-bun filled with red bean in Kobe, Japan by @op.118! She got it from Kobe's chinatown area, called Nankinmachi – named after Nanjing which used to be the capital of China. "Machi" means town in Japanese! Nankinmachi was developed by Chinese merchants after Kobe Port was opened to foreign trading in 1868 and became a vibrant area bustling with trades and restaurant by early 1920s. And! It's time to announce my next trips – I am off to Lombok to hike Mount Rinjani ⛰?? this weekend, then I will be traveling to Jordan ?? with @visitjordan for 8 days next weekend. I am sooooo looking forward to it! ? #toocutetoeat
??❤️?⛰ Pisang Goreng (Banana Fritters) with cheese and chocolate above the clouds ☁️ at Mount Rinjani Crater Rim in Lombok, Indonesia. This past weekend I went on my first-ever climbing trip with my buddies @franciak, @shekbagg, @boycodesworld and @heyitsabhi. Mount Rinjani is an active volcano located in Lombok island. This delicious banana fritters was freshly prepared for us by our porters from @hallotrekker! It's a snack I've always loved as a child growing up in Indonesia. I have written a post on the details of our trek experience. Link is in my profile above ? #ShotOniPhone6sPlus #TeamRinjaniTG #Rinjani #MountRinjani
???? The cuuuutest handmade cat donut from Floresta Nature Donuts @floresta_nature_doughnuts at Shin Kyogoku 新京極 Market in Kyoto. These are called Doubutsu Donut どうぶつドーナツ or "Animal Donut". I have wanted one since I saw them on instagram awhile back! These animal donuts became a sensation about 4 years ago, created by Floresta in Nara. Due to the massive success of the animal donuts, they now have branches all over Kansai region (Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, etc)! There are many different animal designs, but this cat donut is one of their original designs. The donuts are all cake-based and the ears are made of almonds. So adorable! Special thanks to my friend @soulstruck for the tips ❤️! @op.118 and I practically ran to find these donuts when you told us there is one near Nishiki Market! #ShotOniPhone6s #ShotOniPhone6sPlus #toocutetoeat #floresta #どうぶつドーナツ #donutscookiesandcream #eeeeeats #buzzfeedfood
⛩??? A modern take of the well-loved, fish-shaped Taiyaki from a food market at Fushimi Inari in Kyoto by @op.118. Taiyaki normally contains red bean paste or custard cream, but this parfait one has whipped cream, chocolate pocky stick, green tea paste and red bean paste as well as crunchy cereal inside! Follow @op.118 who is currently touring through Japan. — On a separate note, I have been refreshing my Japanese knowledge using @iknowjp app which teaches you daily japanese vocabularies on-the-go through fun quizzes and games. Knowing these vocabularies has been extremely helpful for me on this trip! Since I have been having such a great experience with iknow.jp, I'm happy to share a free trial using the code ➡️?girleatworld16?⬅️. When you sign up at their website www.iknow.jp using this coupon code, you will get 1 month of free unlimited use so you can try it for yourself too! Coupon expires on May 15! #notsponsored #icecreamking #icecream #eeeeeats
Sakura mochi さくら餅 ? at Arashiyama Bamboo Forest. This Kansai-style sakura mochi is made of mochi rice formed into a ball with azuki (red bean) paste inside and wrapped in picked sakura leaf. In Tokyo, you would find the red bean paste wrapped in thin pink crepe instead of rice. This sweet snack is traditionally eaten during Hanami (sakura flower viewing in April) or Hinamatsuri (Girl's day in March), welcoming the beginning of spring. The leaf is edible too! Arashiyama Bamboo Forest is a super cool sight to visit in Kyoto. As soon as you step into the forest, you can immediately feel the drop of temperature. Photos can't justify the beauty of this place! #ShotOniPhone6s
Two more weeks until Osaka~ 大阪まで2週間です‼️ ??? This creamy Hokkaido Ice cream is definitely on my to-eat list. Thanks @taramilktea for tagging me! Interested in eats from Japan? Get notified for the next #GirlEatWorld post from Osaka! Click on the three dots icon ⚫️⚫️⚫️ on the top right hand corner ↗️ of this picture to do so ??
Happy Lunar New Year! ?????? This picture is of two delicious dumplings from last year during my visit to Beijing at the famous food street Wangfujing. This year I'm spending my new year with my family in Indonesia, having annual reunion dinner and receiving ang bow aka the red envelopes. Each year of lunar new year is associated with one of the twelve animal zodiac. Legend has it once upon a time, Buddha called for all animals on earth to meet him. Twelve animals showed up and Buddha assigned a year for each of them. There are also fables on how the order of the animals are picked, but you can google that yourself since it's pretty long. This year is the year of Monkey ?! For those celebrating, I wish you a prosperous and joyful year ahead! #gongxifacai #lunarnewyear #shotoniphone6
Hai gaiz! I kicked off 2016 with a dream diving trip that were planned for over a year. I've been on a liveaboard on MV Black Manta for the past 6 days in Raja Ampat in West Papua, Indonesia where the diving is just phenomenal. We clocked in 19 dives and saw everything we hoped to see! Follow me at @ichabunni for diving stories. We are usually anchored far away from land so fishermen and villagers would come visit on a boat with goods. They brought us coconut for $1! ❤️?
My favorite #GirlEatWorld moment of 2015 goes to the Great Wall of China! I think it goes without saying why this was such an amazing experience. It definitely ticked off one of my bucket list! It's already 2016 in Singapore now! It has been an amazing year for me. I wish you all a very happy new year and awesome travel this year! ?
2nd favorite #GirlEatWorld moment in 2015 is also from Australia ??, but a completely different part of the continent – the outback! This is a glass of white wine I had during the magical Sounds of Silence dinner with the view of Uluru. My experience in the outback can't be summed up in an instagram post, so i'll have a series of blog post coming up at my blog girleatworld.net! You can follow me at facebook.com/girleatworld to be notified when these posts finally come together. Waking up in your tent in the middle of the night to a repetitive thumping sound and peeking outside to find out it was a group of wild wallaby passing by your campground was… quite amazing to say the least. It's a memory I will truly cherish forever. Thanks @yhaaustralia for sending me on this trip!
4th favorite #GirlEatWorld moment of 2015 – This is a Bo Lo Bao at The Peak in Hong Kong ??. This year i visited Hong Kong four times = Three times for work and once for a trip with @skyscannersg. In total, I spent over a month and got to know the city really well, especially the Causeway Bay area. Thanks @singasongjess for accompanying me on one of the trips and @cultoflee for meeting up whenever possible! Why Bo Lo Bao? Because it's so popular in Hong Kong that it became part of Hong Kong's intangible cultural heritage. Bo lo bao means pineapple bun ? but it does not contain any pineapple at all. It earned its name due to the sweet crust of the top of the bun which resembles the scaly exterior of pineapples. It's normally had for breakfast, and sometimes served with a block of iced butter inside. The Peak is a short tram / cab ride away from Central Hong Kong. It's a popular spot for a scenic view of Hong Kong island. On a good day you can see across the victoria harbor on to the Kowloon side as seen in this picture!
#GirlEatWorld by @yvonne_shien 70's Ice Ball. These are a perfect sphere of shaved ice with flavored syrup. Looks like an odd treat, but you'd be glad to have this on your hand when walking around Armenian street looking for street arts! ☀️? I was told this used to be a favorite in Singapore as well, but we don't seem to have it anymore.
#GirlEatWorld by @jerricatan at the beautiful Marina Bay waterfront in Singapore. She is having the $1.20 ice cream sandwich you can get from the street vendors here. They originally come as a long block and hand-cut to about 1" thickness, then served between two wafers or a piece of bread! A lot of people think its weird but I actually like the bread. I can't resist one whenever i pass by an ice cream uncle ? you can also get them in unusual flavors like durian (yum) or corn!
#GirlEatWorld by @lena.soh – Koulouri in Athens, Greece ??. Koulouri (or κουλούρι in greek alphabet) is a cheap sesame bread ring that locals would grab from street carts for breakfast every morning. It also looks similar to Turkish simit to me! Thanks @lena.soh for this awesome shot. Do yourself a favor and follow her amazing pun-filled european adventure over at ➡️ @lena.soh ⬅️
#girleatworld (or#boyeatworld) by @utosh – one of my favorite instagrammers! This is taken at Stonehenge, a prehistoric rock formation located just a few hours outside London, UK ??. Not sure why I didn't take any pics when I visited last year! Anyways, it is believed this stone circle dated back to 2000-3000 BC. While the history of Stonehenge is still a mystery, the ruins align with the sunrise / sunset during solstices. It's also not known how exactly people built this monument 5,000 years ago, demonstrating an impressive feat of engineering for its time. Stonehenge remains one of the most studied archaelogical feature in the world, and archeologists are still uncovering its secrets even today!
Happy mid-autumn festival! ??? This is an important holiday celebrated in many east asian culture, namely Chinese (Moon festival), Vietnamese (Children's day), Japanese (Tsukimi – literal translation of "Moon Viewing") and Korean (Chuseok / Hangawi). Though the name differs across countries and cultures, it seems to be originated from friends and family gathering for celebration of full harvest moon – hence the mooncake! In chinese tradition, the mooncake is a delicacy offered at celebration of mid-autumn. These days the mooncake is offered even for business clients which has resulted in fancy mooncakes made by high-end hotel brands. In Singapore, a good mooncake can cost anywhere between $52-$68 for a box of 8! You also have to be careful when eating these since they are deceptively high in calories due to the rich filling (normally red bean, lotus or salted egg yolk) There are many variations of legends associated with this festival but my favorite has got to be the one with a selfless rabbit sacrificing itself for others. The story goes: Once upon a time, three deities from the Moon? transformed themselves into poor old men???? and went begging for food on earth from a monkey?, a fox? and a rabbit?. The monkey and fox gave them food, but the rabbit was poor and did not have anything to give. So instead, the rabbit decided to throw itself into a fire? so that the old men can have food. The deities were so touched by the rabbit's selfless act that they let the rabbit live in the Moon Palace with them. Might sound like a crazy story, but apparently "Rabbit that lives in the moon" is observed in many east asian and aztec culture, resulting in variations of folklores that tells of a rabbit and the moon. This is believed to have originated from markings on the moon that resembles a rabbit, which can be seen during the full moon. You can search for "Moon Rabbit" if you are interested! ???????????
#GirlEatWorld (or #BoyEatWorld ?) by @mil_aaan – a cute Berner Mandelbärli at Old City Bern in Switzerland ??, taken in front of the Zytglogge Clock Tower. Mandelbärli is an almond bear-shaped cake, a Bern classic inspired by The city mascot which is… Yes, you guessed it! ? A Bear ?. In fact, "Bern" is thought to be the folk etimology of the word "bear" in german and according to local legend, the city is named as such because the founder decided to name it after the first animal he encountered during a hunt, which turned out to be a bear. Zytglogge is Bern's most recognizable landmark, a clock tower built in the medieval 13th century. It also features a 15th century astronomical clock although you can't see it in the pic since it's covered by the bear cake. By the way – if you sent me a direct message, there is a good chance I didn't see it! The best way to submit your picture is by tagging it #GirlEatWorld though I can only see this if your instagram is not private. You can also email your #GirlEatWorld inspired-pics to email@example.com!
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