Sweet and Sour Chicken in Bruges, Belgium

Brussels Sprouts

What I ate in Belgium.

I did a terrible job at eating well in Belgium. It was partly because there wasn’t really a Belgian cuisine I was dying to try. And partly because Belgium seemed to have so much more cheap options. And I wanted to save my Euros for all the eating I’m going to do in Paris and Spain!

I did get the standard waffle. And frites.

I did mean to get moules frites. But I never did. Everywhere they were just immensely expensive. And all the restaurants just had the same photo of them in the window. So instead I ate…

Roast chicken in Brussels, Belgium

Roast chicken in Brussels, Belgium
There was a chicken fast food place close to the hostel. It was so tasty. I may have gotten it twice…

hostel cooking
One night I made oatmeal. Simply because my hostel roommates were leaving for home and had an unopened bag left. I needed to buy milk for it. None of the milk was refrigerated. I hope I don’t die.

Mushroom pasta salad.
A lunch of pasta salad with mushrooms and a strawberry apple juice.

Cheap hamburger in Brussels, Belgium
Jaime is on much more of a budget than I am. So he liked to eat cheap. So we went to this place twice that had a burger, fries, and Coke for 3 euro.

Polish cookies in Brussels, Belgium
We had cookies for breakfast one day.

Chocolate in Bruges, Belgium
Some chocolates Jaime and I shared.

South Africa flavored Fanta in Bruges, Belgium
This Fanta tasted just like South Africa. Not that I’ve ever tasted South Africa before.

Sweet and Sour chicken Chinese food in Bruges, Belgium
This sweet and sour chicken was the best I’ve ever had.

Croissant and coffee in Belgium
And a cappuccino and chocolate croissant I had while waiting for my train.

Hi, I'm Val. I spent most of my 20s in a standstill, unable to pick which path in life I wanted to take. I wanted the nomadic life of a traveler but also wanted the husband, the condo, and the kitten. Unable to decide which life I wanted more, I did nothing. When I turned 30 I’d had enough of putting my life on hold and decided to start “choosing my figs.” So, I quit my job, bought a one-way ticket to Europe, and traveled for three years. Now I'm back in Chicago, decorating my apartment in all the teal, petting my cats, and planning my next adventure.

  • Jaime
    August 1, 2011at11:52 am


    xoxo Miss ya ;)~

  • Keri
    August 1, 2011at12:57 pm

    I absolutely LOVE your blog and the fact that you’re a competitive eating superfan and your traveling through Europe and I just needed to get that out there. So yeahhhh, you’re legit awesome 😀

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