Last week the European Union hosted the Itaewon European food week. All your favourite restaurants had special dishes and all the stores really upped the ante by stocking their shelves with lots of lovely European goodies. So in keeping with the European theme, I helped host the Eurail Pass foodie crawl last Saturday with delicious results. The crawl was so popular that it will now be on once a month on the 2nd Saturday of every month. For more Details check out the Chips maps page.

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The first restaurant on the tour was Tapeo. You may have read my full review before, but it was the first stop on our European tour. The Spanish tapas restaurant, served us up 3 of their finest paellas. A cuttlefish ink, a seafood, and a chicken paella. They were washed down with cerveza from Barcelona and their famous sangria. A great start to the tour.

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Second stop of the day was Un Deux Trois for a taste of France. Here we tried the calamari carbonara. Not a traditional dish from France but it was exceptionally tasty. I have never eaten anything like this before, but it was so good. The calamari was cut into ribbons to make the pasta. It went down a storm with a glass of champagne.

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Third stop was Chef Meili to see what Austria had to offer us. Our Austrian host served us up his finest sausage, potatoes and sauerkraut. It was the perfect thing to warm us up on the cold autumn day. This was all washed down with a nice wheaty Erdinger.

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Last stop on the tour was Zelen to try Bulgarian food. We waltzed right past the queue and were assigned our table, it was nice to be treated so well. Here we tried Pork loin stuffed with cheese and served in a delicious gravy, it was so good we were all fighting over the bread basket to mop up those last few juices left. We all left the tour full happy and little worse for wear, well I did any how.

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Despite being an Itaewon local and food blogger it was a great chance for me to try some dishes that I hadn’t had, and will certainly be looking forward to the next one. It’s not too late to sign up for tomorrows Hot & Spicy Tour, trying four of the hottest dishes in town, it will certainly have your taste buds tingling by the end. Checkout 10 magazine for more details.

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