Peter Wik

Peter Wik has been traveling the world since childhood. He has visited over 60 countries and some of them up to a hundred times. Peter is the owner of Relasian Travel & Event based in Stockholm, Sweden but constantly on the road. Peter is a foodie and loves to try new food around the world. Here he shares his favorite gems from places high and low around the world to make you go local yet being global. Peter lives in Stockholm and Paris.

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Hida Beef Box Lunch at Takayama Station

In the mountain town of Takayama at the station they do sell ekiben ( boxlunchen) to bring on to the train as they do at almost every station in Japan. These boxes are both healthy, fresh and have nice presentation. The region on Hida were Takayama is located is famous for good Hida beef. Here at the train station you can buy a box lunch that you can't find at many places around Japan. The box has something in the part under the food that as you pull the thread that comes out of a small hole that part starts to get hot and in 5 minutes you beef dish is cooked. Don't ask me how it works but everyone just loves it when the nice smell of cooked beef comes out as you open the lid! A must buy in Takayama as you leave with the train!