48 Hours in Yangon

Landing in a new city after dark is like being blindfolded until you arrive at your final destination. You have no idea what anything looks like until your first peek out the window of the hotel room (if you’re lucky enough to have a window). At the lovely Loft Hotel, we not only have a…

So What is Japanese Ramen Really Like?

It takes years of training, a lifetime of commitment, a bellyfull of emptiness. That’s what it takes to eat a healthy bowl of real Japanese ramen. Top 5 Ramen of Japan: Kikanbo Spicy Ramen (カラシビ味噌らー麺 鬼金棒)! Loved everything about this ramen! It’s the bees’ knees. The boss hoss. And word up–they have a Tsukemen-only joint next door!…

A pop-up blog about laksa!

If you want a distraction from whatever it is you’re doing, check out my new pop-up blog about laksa. It’s got pictures of laksa, reviews of laksa, and that’s it. Simple. Delicious.  

Puebla: more than just the food.

Since the likes of Anthony Bourdain pimped Mexico’s fourth-largest city, Puebla has been on the hit list of many a foodie. Puebla’s namesake dish, mole poblano, is its most famous, but we encountered many layers to the food scene in just 3 days and nights in this charming, wealthy city. Eating was a primary purpose of our…

Makan Malay Part I: Tempeh

Unless you’re Indonesian or Malay, you might think only vegans and health nuts eat tempeh. That would be sad. Tempeh is not supposed to be some overpriced block of hippie meat. It’s a traditional and tasty ingredient used in Malay and Indonesian cooking. Tempeh and tofu are both fermented soybean products but they differ in significant ways: Tofu is made from…

Photo Essay: Cape Town’s Food Markets

Trade embargo and economic isolation can have a positive effect on a nation, if its land is fertile and its people resourceful with food. South Africa has evolved a distinct and rich food culture characterized by an unselfconscious locivorism. The food in South Africa reflects necessity and pride, not trendiness, although in Cape Town hipster…

Hanoi Eat/Drink

Hanoi Eat/Drink FOOD: First bit of advice is to check ReidOn. The author is a Lonely Planet writer and knows his stuff. We didn’t get around to all his tips but we can certainly vouch for some. The SavourAsia page is also very helpful. 1. Quan An Ngon is a must. Especially if you are…