While most of us like to pretend that the motivation behind our obsession with wanderlust lies somewhere in the mystique of faraway towns and the hustle and bustle of other-worldly cities, there is no denying the real reason we dream of packing our suitcases and jumping on a plane is not to feed our hunger for travel and exploring, but actually to feed our hunger for new and exciting cuisines. Let’s be honest, the satisfaction of getting 100 likes on our photo at the Great Wall is great, but the satisfaction of trying dan jiao AKA Chinese egg dumplings are So. Much. Better.
Boy, do we have a surprise for you. From Monday the 20th of February, we will be giving all you great foodies the chance to eat your way around the world. That’s right. Across four weeks, we are offering a trip to four countries that are renowned for their delicious eats (in addition to their rich cultural and historical offerings, of course): Italy, Thailand, India and China. And, it’s as simple as matching your delivery order to the cuisine of our country of the week. Not that hard, is it? You’ll be chowing down on some chicken tandoori against the backdrop of the Taj Mahal in no time.
Let us break it down for you.
Week one: Italian
Order a mouthwatering pappardelle cremosa to eat while you re-watch Eat, Pray, Love to give you the chance to live la dolce vita in Italy.
Order Italian on Menulog: The Italian Willoughby, Willoughby, NSW
Week two: Thai
Your go-to favourite dish, pad see ew, could see you kicking back with a coconut on Koh Phi Phi. Just a quick reminder in case you forgot: all you have to do is order (like normal) to be in the running.
Order Thai food on Menulog: Kin Thai, Adelaide, SA
Week three: Indian
You know that fragrant onion bahji that you’ve been thinking about every day for a month? It could be your ticket to a reclining beach chair on the coast of Goa if you order it during our Indian week.
Order Indian on Menulog: Shahi Indian Cuisine, South Perth, WA
Week four: Chinese
Some good fortune might win you a ton of memories in Shanghai. Order wonton soup to remind yourself why a trip to China would really make you smile.
Order Chinese on Menulog: Lucky Yu Chinese Restaurant, Nunawading, VIC
To sweeten this tasty offer, we are also giving away one ultimate, gastronomic travel ticket to ALL four destinations to the lucky connoisseur that orders each cuisine of the week over the four weeks. The more you order, the higher your chances are of winning.
If that wasn’t enough, there are also 100 x $50 vouchers up for grabs each week, which can go straight into your travel piggy bank (or if you’re anything like us, your food piggy bank).
As the well-known saying goes, when in Rome, eat all the spaghetti and pizza – but until then we’ve got the next best thing: when in your home, eat all the spaghetti and pizza … to get you to Rome.
Order now so you can start dreaming about your foodie travels.