Category Archives: Dessert

It’s Food. You’re Supposed to Eat It.

Is it food?  You might ask that question at a buffet, or in-flight or just to tease your friend.  But can food be art?  I’m not sure, because I’m too busy eating it. How about that?  Is that art?  No, … Continue reading

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Teh Tarik (Malaysia and Singapore)

In fact, I had this drink at an Indian restaurant in Batam, Indonesia, but that island, as close as thirty-five minutes to Singapore by boat,  is so filled with unscrupulous Singaporeans – like the city-state itself – that it remains … Continue reading

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Walnut Milk (China)

This is a big one:  Walnut milk*…from China?  A dairy drink from East Asia worth mentioning?  The joke’s on me, it’s probably just powdered flavor spirit, ya know, MSG, a slew of sugar and walnut shavings that some factory worker … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Sometimes You Don’t Need a Description. I Call Those Times Belgian Waffles.

Europe, you haven’t been a common guest around these parts.  Well, there’s always this place, still trudging along after all these years.  You see, I like to treat my readers to the unfortunate brainchildren of the world– olive and asparagus … Continue reading

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