Entries in food blog (18)

Wednesday
Mar172010

food blog: slice of heaven – the best chicago pizza

the best chicago pizza

Chicago is where the thin-crusted and delicately topped Italian-style pizza took on a new shape as a hearty meal. More like a casserole or pie, the deep-dish and stuffed style pizzas are two Chicago favourites and must-tries when you are in town. Here are a few joints worth checking out:

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Friday
Mar052010

food blog: melaka, malaysia's foodie paradise 

five spice in Melaka

Melaka is a feast for the senses in general. But the strongest draw of the incense-laced old Malaysian spice port down the road from Kuala Lumpur may well be its food. Melaka hosts an array of low-price, high-quality catering outlets. 

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Wednesday
Mar032010

food blog: dos and don'ts of hong kong yum cha

yum cha in hong kong

You just can't have a peaceful lunch in Hong Kong, especially in a Yum Cha restaurant where it's always cluttered with people – there are no decent Wedgwood teapots, no superior services, and no bossa nova radiating from all corners of the restaurant.

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Wednesday
Jan062010

food blog: thailand on a diet

diet foods in thailand

Very few people have the resolve to diet when traveling – part of the ‘authentic’ experience is to consume as much local cuisine as your stomach will physically allow, or that’s always been my policy. Still, in the interest of not being mistaken for a lost dugong while floundering in the breaks off Karon Beach next vacation, here are some low-fat Thai foods to gorge on.

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Wednesday
Dec162009

food blog: singaporean mooncakes

mooncake in singapore

For a country with such a ubiquity of delicious foods, there are surprisingly few fat people in Singapore.  I think I saw one the whole time I was there and that person probably had thyroid problems. Just like Thais, whose national pastime is eating, the Singaporeans just don’t seem to convert their constant snacking into body mass.

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Wednesday
Dec092009

food blog: parisian scenes

France is apparently the most visited place in the world, so it stands to reason that you are a complete moron if you can’t find a good meal in a Super City like Paris. However, should you be afflicted with traveling moron syndrome (it can happen to the best of us) the below are some of my most memorable food-related experiences in the City of Lights.

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Wednesday
Dec022009

food blog: hutong’s high altitude dining in HK

high-rise restaurants in Hong Kong

One of HK’s most striking features is its skyline – you know this as soon your low-cost carrier mercifully touches down. Skyscrapers are hemmed in by mountains on one side and Victoria Harbour on the other and the results are devastatingly pretty – enough for gourmands to wonder:  ‘how can I marinate in this view while eating something marinated?’ 

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Wednesday
Nov252009

food blog: bangkok after midnight - Part 2

midnight restaurant in bangkok

This week we shall further explore eating after drinking. Moving away from Sukhumvit, the other most likely place you’ll be stumbling about is Silom/Patpong. Depending on what you’ve been doing here, you may be suffering post-traumatic stress and therefore be off your food. Personally, I find food comforting in any situation – in this case it can help keep your mind off what you have seen (and can never unsee).

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Wednesday
Nov182009

food blog: bangkok after midnight - Part 1

midnight restaurant in bangkok

A great many people who come to Bangkok find themselves in need of something greasy after a night on the tiles. Since the bars don’t officially kick you out until about 2am, the hapless drunk might wander into a 24-hour McDonald’s thinking it’s the only option. While McD’s is probably the easiest thing to order when your eyes are putting a kaleidoscope effect on everything, there are cheaper, greasier options if you can remember the following in your time of need.

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Wednesday
Nov112009

food blog: curious georgetown

food in georgetown

Penang means two things to me: visa runs and food. Since it offers Malay, Indian and Chinese cuisines, my micro-stay in Georgetown meant my stomach had to practically defy the laws of biology to digest enough food so I'd felt like I'd experienced the place properly.

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