The Struggle of an Unadventurous Foodie Abroad
Being a picky eater in a foreign country can be difficult. Part of you wants to try all of the local cuisines and dishes, but when you see that the menu consists of roasted octopus, broiled rabbit, and fried squid, you opt for the hamburger with a side of french fries. Spain is a place that is known to be a paradise among foodies. However, some of the food options can be off-putting to unadventurous eaters, such as myself. Here are 7 traditional Spanish foods that even the pickiest of eaters will love to try:
- Tortilla con Patata (Potato Omlet)
I’ve eaten this for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This baked omelet is filled with fluffy potatoes, and sometimes onions, spinach, and cheese. This plate is something that even the pickiest of eaters will likely enjoy.
Fried balls of cheese with bits of ham. Basically a fancier, more delicious version of mozzarella sticks.
Traditionally, Paella consists of rice, spices, seafood, rabbit, chicken, and/or snails. However, the picky eater has the option of vegetarian or chicken-only paella.
- Huevos Rotos
Fried eggs on top of fried potatoes. A delicious combination I never thought to put together before I came to Spain.
- Chicken Empanadas
Fried dough filled with seasoned chicken. A classic, tasty, and simple dish that is perfect for an afternoon snack.
- Patatas Bravas
Fried potatoes with a smooth, slightly spicy sauce. Some potatas bravas are spicier than others, but usually the sauce is fairly mild and very tasty.
- Chocolate con Churros
And finally, for dessert!… Well.. Breakfast. This dish is actually a popular breakfast option for Spaniards. The thick hot chocolate goes perfectly with the fried churros. A perfect dish for any pick eater out there.