Recently I’ve received a few emails and inquiries from readers and Googlers about many aspects of travel in Southeast Asia. Though I already have some content that addresses these questions (hence the traffic and emails), I thought I’d take some time to answer my most frequently asked questions in single posts. First up? THAI FOOD!
I didn’t fall off the face of the planet, but thank you for asking! Instead, I’ve amassed a huge amount of pictures and stories and I was too busy experiencing it all to bother posting it right away. But, I’m back. So let’s start where we left off with a little post on Turkish drinks.
So I may or may not have just stuffed my face full of macarons in Paris, but I am still not done talking about Turkish food, and this is my website so you have to listen to me. Part of the allure about Turkish food is that aside from the döner kebab, it hasn’t made the international [...]
Turkish food is basically the Mexican food of greater Europe. By this I mean it’s tasty, inexpensive, and just a touch exotic when your charmed life errs toward the boring side. It’s also a hard habit to quit. Though I’m now into the reaches of western Europe, I keep stopping for kebabs (a subject I’ll [...]
Sometimes I use this space to publish unedited rambles about all of the food I’ve eaten in a specific country. Unfortunately, I’ve lost this habit. Sometimes, the food in a particular locale doesn’t inspire (see: Mongolia, Russia). Other times, I get lazy (see: China). [...]
These look like normal fresh beans, right? Maybe a cousin of the delicious fava? That’s what I thought when I picked up a pack for the steep price of $1 from the Tesco Lotus down the street. I couldn’t make out the name in Thai, and a crude translation named them cluster [...]
Khao Soy – Potentially deadly to someone with a shellfish food allergy!
“Watch that bus jump over the median and hit you,” I said to my friend Pete as we were walking towards a ramen place for dinner on his first night in Bangkok.
“Wouldn’t it be funny if lighting [...]
Have you ever heard of Burmese food? I certainly hadn’t before visiting the country. Well, I assumed the people in Myanmar eat, of course, but I didn’t know what exactly constitutes Burmese cuisine. Before arriving, I questioned the very existence of a unique culinary history in Myanmar–that fertile stretch of land sharing [...]
Honestly, I struggled to find the delicious, relatively cheap food that I thought I’d be eating in Laos–a consequence of spur-of-the-moment travel and the attendant whimsical decisions that lead to exhaustion upon arrival in a new place. If you’ve been humping your backpack round the streets after 8 hours of bus travel, [...]
Beerlao Gold by the Mekong River in Luang Prabang.
Before we go deep into the seedy underbelly of explicit Laos food porn (that post is coming soon), I have to introduce you to my special Laotian friend. With a uniquely mellow character that always manages to offer a [...]
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