Tag Archives: cuisine

Dispelling Cambodian Cuisine Myths — It’s Not ‘Mild Thai’!

Dispelling Cambodian Cuisine Myths — It’s Not ‘Mild Thai’!

Dispelling Cambodian cuisine myths seems to have become our part-time occupations. Not that we mind. No other Southeast Asian cuisine is so misunderstood and so under-appreciated — nor deserving of more attention. Let’s set a few things straight. Most visitors to Cambodia’s Siem Reap that we meet...
Discover Cambodian Cuisine, Asia’s Most Misunderstood Cuisine

Discover Cambodian Cuisine, Asia’s Most Misunderstood Cuisine

Discover Cambodian cuisine, Asia’s most misunderstood and under-appreciated cuisine, on one of our Cambodia Culinary Tours or Travel and Food Writing and Photography Retreats, which we host throughout the year, every year. Join us in Siem Reap and Battambang on one of our delicious journeys to...
What to Eat in Myanmar – Our Favourite Dishes

What to Eat in Myanmar – Our Favourite Dishes

What to eat in Myanmar? Everything from Mohinga, a fishy fermented rice noodle soup, to Ohn No Khao Swè, coconut chicken noodles, should satisfy the most critical of epicureans. This is a country of food-lovers for foodies. During our recent month in Myanmar the food was,...
Cao Lau, the Legendary Noodles of Hoi An, Vietnam

Cao Lau, the Legendary Noodles of Hoi An, Vietnam

In Vietnam’s historic riverside town of Hoi An, a noodle dish steeped in legend offers unique flavours and textures that only a rich culinary heritage and hours of preparation can produce. The ubiquitous dish, cao lau, is the essence of Hoi An in a bowl —...
Monday Memories: Bangkok’s Junior MasterChef

Monday Memories: Bangkok’s Junior MasterChef

There are many in Thailand who believe that traditional home-cooked Thai food is becoming a thing of the past. This image of Bangkok’s junior MasterChef gave me some hope that wasn’t the case. Pre-packaged curry pastes and even entire Thai dishes that were historically the...
Footpath Feasting: From Pho to Thit Bo Kho in Saigon

Footpath Feasting: From Pho to Thit Bo Kho in Saigon

When Lara first suggested the idea of a side trip to Saigon from Bangkok, my thoughts immediately turned to food, to Vietnamese food, and specifically to pho bo (or more correctly, phở bò). Soon after arriving, I’d be salivating at the words thit bo kho (thịt...
Eating Out in Berlin – from Currywurst to Pork Knuckle

Eating Out in Berlin – from Currywurst to Pork Knuckle

We’ve tried to eat ‘local’ wherever we’ve stayed on our grand tour this year. In places like Venice that meant eating distinctly Venetian cuisine made from local produce from the Veneto region and Venice’s lagoon. In multicultural cities like New York that meant eating everything...
How to Make Pierogi — the Secrets to Dumpling Success

How to Make Pierogi — the Secrets to Dumpling Success

The rustic, hearty food of Poland — particularly Pierogi — a big part of the appeal of places like Kraków and Zakopane for us, and for me, eating the food is also something of a nostalgia trip, thanks to my Russian heritage. At my grandparents’...