Category - Countries

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Buying in Vietnam or Why I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Haggle
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From sea to table: Our tour of the Tsukiji Fish Market
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Bintan: The Cancun of Singapore
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Lost in Translation: Japan Edition
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Let’s Make A Move (On Out)

Buying in Vietnam or Why I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Haggle

Woman selling fruit on the street sees an Asian-American. “5,000 Dong! 5,000 Dong!” Girl passes by uninterested. She then sees me (white American). “25,000 Dong! $1! Special price!” That covers most of the interactions I’ve had with sellers in Vietnam.

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From sea to table: Our tour of the Tsukiji Fish Market

This is the first part of a two-part post on the Tsukiji Fish Market. We’ll cover the star of the show: the tuna auction. We’ll talk about the rest of the market in a later one.

Warning: This post has graphic content. Those who are squeamish should not continue reading.

 

Most of us have had sushi at least once in our lives. There really is nothing like it in the food world. I enjoy that first bite, feeling the tenderness of the fish against the texture of the rice. But have you ever asked yourself how it got there? (more…)

Bintan: The Cancun of Singapore

 

Bintan tree next to beach

Beautiful sandy beaches giving way to the incoming tide.

Bintan. Land of palm trees slowly wafting in the wind. Big, beautiful white sandy beaches. Beyond those sandy curves lay vast expanses of clear blue water… And, in a premonition of travels to come: monkeys playing on the side of the road. (more…)

Lost in Translation: Japan Edition

We had just gotten into Tokyo and I was hungry. So after wandering around the temples, we stumbled into our first 7/11. Now, the food selection is truly impressive. Each item is neatly bagged and described. Among those items are donuts, crispy puffs, onigiri (rice balls), and a host of other items (even crustless pre-made[…]

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Let’s Make A Move (On Out)

Now that we’ve hopped over to Japan and are immersed in a world of foods both visually stunning and delicious, I think it’s time to take a look back at some of our Singaporean food and culinary delights over the past two weeks. (more…)

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