Most meals taken in a Karenni-Burmese household center around the soup bowl. Usually a boiling broth with an assortment of vegetables – including the stem, leaf and vine – this […]
In Southeast Asia, the daily market is like a garage sale + grocery store + auction house on too many cups of coffee. From unusual meat items to untasted fruits, […]
Monosodium glutamate. In the Western world, it’s considered worse than a cockroach infestation at a Chinese restaurant. MSG is an allergy; a dirty habit; the cancer of good cuisine. But, […]
…because “jungle beast” doesn’t always mean wild pig. Since starting my volunteer placement with Karenni-Burmese, I’ve eaten off the typical radar. First, everything comes with rice. Three meals a day, […]
Pronounced (with the ethereal voice of an angel): hash brown burger What I (or Jollibee, a favorite fast food chain in the Philippines), bring you now requires an open mind, […]
Pronounced, in Tagalog dialect (with Midwest twang): el nido soup The imagery is brilliant: picture a bowl of twigs, assorted flora, a few chick feathers and the necessary glue of […]
Taste buds as restless as your wandering feet? Try this flavor of the week: Malaysia’s every-ingredient sweet treat, ais kacang.