My travel companions are foodies. They found each other at a Meetup that involves seeking great restaurants and trying new foods. Eating is a phenomenal experience. It brings different personalities together, and with the right people, the conversations around the table are always interesting. Here are 5 terms you should know when travelling with foodies.
1) Foodie /ˈfuːdi/
: a person with a particular interest in food; a gourmet.
: not to be confused with Footy /ˈfʊti/, a fanatical Aussie sport that I have yet to understand.
2) Next destination /nɛkst/ˌdɛstɪˈneɪʃ(ə)n/
:the place to which someone is going.
For a foodie, the next destination is determined by when we want our next meal. It could be the restaurant 30 minutes away or the other one 2 hours from now. Once decided, we enter the coordinates and head to the next mouth-watering restaurant.
We can happily devour our food. But, wait.
3) Wait /weɪt/
: delay action until a particular time or event.
Like resting steak before serving, eating out with foodies means one must wait until photos are taken before one can proceed to eat.
Alright, now, you may begin.
4) Share /ʃɛː/
: have a portion of (something) with another or others.
Sharing is common practice among foodies. This allows for maximum exposure to a variety of dishes. Though, not every foodie abides by this practice.
5) Steamboat ˈstiːmbəʊt/
: boiling pot of broth placed at the center of the dining table where meat and veggies are cooked*
Steamboat is less of a foodie term than a term my Malaysian friends use to refer to “Hot Pot”. Eating with foodies means there is no lack of food, which reminds me…
6) Brekkie /ˈbrɛki/
: (informal) breakfast
A term used by Aussies heaps (see how I did that? Refer to this post about “heaps”). Brekkie with foodies is no laughing matter.
Hope you enjoyed our meals.
*My definition. All other definitions are from Google.