I’m curious? I live in Thailand and have many Thai friends who travel, but one thing that bugs me to no end is that they for the most part will not step out of their food comfort zone. One of the great treats of travel is to eat local. For my Thai friends they head to Chinese, Japanese, or Thai restaurants for their meals. They often will bring fish sauce, chile, fried garlic and dried shrimp on holiday. My partner is a tour leader and he even has to bring bottled water from Thailand for his customers. You can’t drink tap water in Thailand and must buy bottled or filtered water, but it comes from the tap anyway, but purified.
For me the food, wine and and even the water is part of the travel experience. My question is: When you travel, is the local food part of your travel experience or do you try to replicate your culinary habits from your home country?