Y'know, ones that have shaped your tastes now, been properly awesome, opened your eyes to new things etc. Can be as high brow or basic as you like.
Can think of loads of curries that have genuinely blown me away, eating yakatori in rural Japan and chatting to a guy in a bar for an hour despite neither of us speaking the language, trying dim sum for the first time back in 2001 in a dodgy part of Soho, eating fresh crayfish in New Zealand...
But one meal I'll always remember very fondly due to not having any preconceptions about it was this little spot in Malta. Reminded me of the little restaurant they went to on The Trip last week by boat. Average photo of the bay here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/sean_thomas/3750698530/in/set-72157621673122469/
Just a lovely day. No expectation on the food having read a fairly favourable review on a blog somewhere but got there via a long drive up a dust track after thinking we'd got dodgy directions, given how remote it was. Pitched up, got a table and they just kept bringing us out clams, prawns, squid and beer bit by bit for hours, going off and catching what they needed to in the bay. Not expensive either but felt like our own little spot.
Tell me some stories of places you've enjoyed eating and I'll read them on my commute home. Promise.