Originally Posted by sailorboy1
Are there really good cheeseburgers in Paradise? I ask as I just came back from Cancun
and the "American" cheeseburgers were, well they just sucked. The texture and taste was a lot different almost to the point of making your think "this isn't really beef is it". In my normal travels when I stop for lunch somewhere new and can not decide what to have I figure it is safe to just get a cheeseburger. I have found that for the most part it is pretty hard to mess up a cheeseburger, but I wonder if this doesn't translate to other countries.
I would think that a cheeseburger would vary mostly in the cheese from place to place, as beef is beef! But is it possible that the part of the steer that gets ground-up for hamburger (I understand it called minced beef in some places) is different resulting is a completely different patty for ones burger.
So I ask you world cruisers, are there good cheeseburgers out there? Or are cheeseburgers a very very regional taste depending on there you are?
Beef aint beef. Varieties of cattle exists all over the planet as do the food
sources, even the minerals in the water
they drink. The same goes for the lettuce, tomato, cheese and even the bread. Try buying
, what you think is, "normal" bread and you will notice that flavors can vary from baker to baker let alone country to country.
I remember trying to get a decent steak in Vietnam
, Laos and Cambodia
. All the local cattle are Brahman. Tough cows that look somewhat emaciated even though there is plenty of grass for them to eat. The result is stringy and tough meat, with little fat for taste. On the other hand you could eat the imported Aussie beef for a considerable price
and it was bloody brilliant.
I have eaten McDonalds in perhaps 15 countries. Heck , even they cant get the flavors to be the same. In the US they use USA potatos in Australia
they use aussie spuds, in Uk ,,umm probably time for an Irish potato joke.
So, in other words, when you are travelling, you will find that basic foods will rarely taste the same as they do at home. Thats part of the journey.