The foodie in you is always compelling you to try the best cuisines and unique dining experiences in the world. While you’ve already tried the renowned and popular cuisines and restaurants or your local eateries, don’t you think it’s time to step out into the world? From gastronomical cooking to dining in the sky, there are countless strange and fascinating cuisine experiences awaiting you.
Here are five that your inner foodie must explore once:
Bird’s Nest Restaurant, Thailand
Located in the Soneva Kiri Eco Resort, the Bird’s Nest Restaurant stands true to its name. Surrounded by actual masang trees, this restaurant is suspended over the ground at a height of 16 to 20 feet and looks like a bird’s nest with its wicker basket and attached leather straps. It offers an amazing view of the beaches and gives a tropical vibe.
The food served in this restaurant is gourmet, with their specialties being taro and banana chips. Don’t miss their renowned Galangal baked white fish that is authentically served in banana leaves. Also, their Soneva garden salsa verde is to die for.
One interesting aspect to dining in this restaurant is that the waiter arrives with your food on a zip line, making the dining experience thrilling will maintain your privacy during the high-end meal.
Ithaa Restaurant, Maldives
This undersea restaurant provides a ‘one of a kind’ dining experience. Translating to ‘mother of pearl,’ Ithaa Restaurant is located 16 feet below sea level. You can view the live fish and marine animals swimming in the pristine blue water through the glass ceiling above you, giving you an experience of virtual scuba diving through its 180 degree panoramic view.
This restaurant is located in the Conrad Maldives Rangoli Resort and can be accessed through a spiral staircase found by going through a small hut. It needs to be pre-booked weeks in advance due to its low seating capacity. The food is mainly European and French cuisine with seafood being the best pick. You can also order a few versatile and exquisite dishes like caviar and wagyu beef.
Beachside Dining in Waikiki, Hawaii
Dining in Waikiki is unique as it offers a chance of experiencing live Hawaiian music. It is accompanied by a breezy atmosphere and a magnificent view of the sunset because some of the best places to eat in Waikiki are located alongside beaches.
Apart from the unique coffee bars and dessert places, one popular dining experience in Waikiki is followed by the traditional Hawaiian celebration of Aha’aina Luau at the Royal Hawaiian Resort.
The celebration literally translates to: commemorate the meeting and feasting on local food as a group. It’s a complete package of songs, dance, fireworks, stories, and hula. The must try food includes the local shrimp dishes, pineapple salad, local island chicken, and Hawaiian bread pudding for dessert.
Singapore Flyer Sky Dining, Singapore
It’s literally dining on top of the world. The Singapore Flyer Sky Dining Restaurant is built on a wheel that allows you to dine in a capsule, providing a breathtaking view of the city. You get to sit in a capsule and the wheel spins two complete cycles, lasting about an hour. The pricing system includes a four-course meal including the butler service and the sky dining experience.
The must try dishes include the barramundi; shredded duck and Morchella in superior broth. You also need to try their popular mango parfait for dessert. The service and experience as a whole is absolutely satisfactory, which makes it a must-visit spot.
Grotta Palazzese Cave Restaurant, Italy
Dining in a cave surely sounds strange but isn’t really when it’s molded into comfortable seating within a pleasant setting. Last on our list comes the natural limestone cave at Grotta Palazzese, which is converted into a fine dining restaurant that faces the sea and provides peaceful vibes.
We all know how well-known Italian cuisine is, and served in such a setting makes it a ‘once in a lifetime’ experience. While you’re there, you need to try their famous Apulian cuisine that comprises of Calamari fritti, lobster ravioli, tuna and various types of cheeses, all made from fresh ingredients. Located in the southern part of Italy in a town called Polignano a Mare, this restaurant needs you to dress well and expects you to finish dining within two hours.
Trying some of the best cuisines in the world is surely on everyone’s list. But trying those within unique settings is rare. You definitely need to try at least one of these to satisfy your inner foodie.