Monthly Archives: November 2013

There’s No Street Food in Singapore

Yes, Singapore, East Asia‘s archetype of blandness had to find something to lure in those flying the Kangaroo route, and that something is most likely food.  Or, a gentle reminder of where you are.  No, it’s definitely food. If Collateral … Continue reading

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But Really, I Don’t Need It: Jakarta’s Cobra Soup

I was walking down one of the most illustrious boulevard’s I’ve encountered in my travels, Jakarta‘s Jalan Mangga Besar, when I sat down at a street vendor for some gratuitous late-night food.  But this wasn’t your everyday, run-of-the-mill street stall…unless … Continue reading

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糖葫芦/Sugar Fruit Skewers (China)

China‘s (冰)糖葫芦 (bīng)​táng​hú​lu are what you offer to someone who has grown tired of toothbrushes, floss and inevitably, having teeth.  Then again, if that person didn’t have teeth, how would he or she get these sugar fruit skewers down in … Continue reading

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I Left My Heart in Kansas City. I’m Talking About Eating Barbecue.

Let’s play a game. Heart healthy.  Which of the following do you not associate with that phrase?: (Oh, it’s my turn already?)  Salmon, exercise, the United States, barbecue, Wankel rotary engine. – Looks like the words written in bold are … Continue reading

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Ekmek Kadayıfı (Turkey)

Looks nasty, no?  No, I’m not referring to the soiled tabletop.  Ekmek kadayıfı, today’s highlighted food, hails from Turkey, the land of things that don’t look right but taste good, and things that look wrong but taste good. First, let’s … Continue reading

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پولۇ Polo (Xinjiang)

From the portion size, you can tell they knew I was coming.  From the reused cooking oil, you can tell I knew what I was getting into. I consumed this tasty polo, better known to much of the world as … Continue reading

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