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Chef and travel show host Anthony Bourdain says you should go online and troll the city’s foodies for information… “provoking nerd fury online”:
“Go to a number of foodie websites with discussion boards. Let’s say you’re going to Kuala Lumpur — just post on the Malaysia board that you recently returned and had the best rendang in the universe, and give the name of a place, and all these annoying foodies will bombard you with angry replies about how the place is bullshit, and give you a better place to go.”
You could ask for information nicely too or turn to apps like Eat Your World, but some people react more to trolling. Think about it: when a traveller says they had the best burger in your town somewhere and if you don’t agree with them, you’re probably more likely to respond than someone asking “Where should I eat?” The internet has no shortage of people armed with an opinion, especially if someone disagrees with them.