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but I don't know if my hummus will still be okay or not...
Are you sure the plane's storage is room temperature, I thought they were usually colder?
Also, have you checked to make sure it's legal to bring food into Thailand? A lot of countries don't allow such things.
opps, double post
deffinatley not. I brought hummus to school for lunch one time and it was in my locker at room temp until about noon. It turned sour that fast!!! it was nasty.. and it wasn't bad before I brought it because the stuff at home in the fridge was still fine.
Bring it in a cooler if you can.
Remember to watch out for the airport liquid & gel regulations. Take less than 100mL to be safe if it's going in your carry-on.
I have packed some uber weird stuff in my suitcase, but never out of the country, just from SFO to ORD for example. Boca Burgers, Tri-Tip, Feta Cheese, and yes Hummus. Can you freeze hummus before you go? I'm not sure what the consistency would be like. Hummus is chickpeas, lemon juice, spices, and sometimes tahini.
The other thought is - can you make home made on the other side instead of trying to pack it?
Don't try and take prepared hummus - it sounds like it would be likely to be spoiled before it got there! Hummus is VERY easy to make - take some cans of chickpeas if you don't think you'll be able to get them there, and a jar of tahini, and assemble it yourself.
Here's a very basic hummus recipe from about.com. As you can see it's a can of chickpeas, some lemon juice, tahini, and garlic, with a bit of oil for smoothness.INGREDIENTS:
- 1 16 oz can of chickpeas or garbanzo beans
- 1/4 cup liquid from can of chickpeas
- 3-5 tablespoons lemon juice (depending on taste)
- 1 1/2 tablespoons tahini
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
THe more I think about it, the more I want to recommend that you make it on the other side of your trip. Kajikit had a great suggestion and that is to take the cans of stuff you will need. No worries about spoiling and spilling! I've also seen tahini in cans too. Good luck!
Hey, I think I'm going to give home made hummus a shot! I eat this stuff everyday, really like the Trader Joe version. but might give it a shot.