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Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

So, I’m back in the States.  I’ve decided to finish out my Asia posts because I like the travel diary aspect of things, but I’m also going to include recipes in these last posts to round things out.  Thankfully, as I was flipping through my new book Authentic Cambodian Recipes, I came across a recipe […]

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

When I first arrived in Ho Chi Minh City, I was nervous about calling it Saigon; I was afraid that name, though shorter and simpler, carried negative colonial connotations. It turns out, however, that many Vietnamese still refer to the former capital of South Vietnam by that name; it technically describes to the inner urban […]

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

I just spent over a week in Vietnam, but I’m still unable to pronounce phở properly.  That, however, did not stop me from starting my visit out with a nice, big steaming bowl of rice noodle soup with beef.  We arrived just before lunch, so we had phở bò for a midday meal.  As we […]

Monday, August 29th, 2011

I’ve been getting worked up for months about this trip – and now I’m finally on it. And it’s incredible. This is my first time in Asia; before this adventure I’d done a lot of traveling in Europe and spent some time in South Africa, but I never made it to the Far East. I’m […]

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

In New York, we have a Chinatown in Manhattan…and then we have the real Chinatown, out in the borough of Queens, in a neighborhood called Flushing.  Some friends and I decided to get gluttonous this past weekend and eat our way across it; we took a little inspiration from an itinerary put together by Jessica […]

Monday, January 17th, 2011

So…I just got back from visiting a friend in LA.  Here are some things we ate and saw… First, all-you-can-eat Korean BBQ at Hae Jang Chon.  The quality at this place did not suffer for quantity.  We started out with some pretty conventional stuff – pork and bulgogi…