Cutting Edge: Prepping for “Chopped”

Tomorrow’s the day. The name of the game is Chopped. The object of the game is to not be Chopped: mystery basket cooking competition:3 courses, 4 mystery ingredients, and at least 70 minutes of intense cooking. We’ll start with 4 cooks, but only one will be named Chopped Champion! Am I nervous? Not yet. It’s…

Biscoff Cookies: The Silver Lining #PostCards #SE43

You’re still there?! Thanks for sticking around. We left off in Cambodia and we’ll wrap up soon. But I just wanted to take a moment and give a quick shout out to Biscoff cookies, a Belgium original. Travel can be exciting, but the flight between the point of origin and the destination hasn’t always been…

Best Fried Chicken in Poipet #PostCards #SE43

The starting point for the planning of most trips is the food. What’s special about their foodways? I don’t know if I made it clear to you but during my trip to Cambodia, I was staying with two Americans and simply adopted their routine- which didn’t seem to include much cuisine representative of Khmer cuisine….

Can You Eat Noodles? #PostCards #SE43

It was an unusually busy Sunday. Metallic tables and plastic chairs, just like the one’s I had seen in Thailand, with the dining room extending from inside out to the street and the make-shift kitchen out front. Even with all this seating, finding a seat was no easy task. The few that could be spotted…

The Dollar Menu #PostCards #SE43

They say that pictures are worth a thousand words, and I’ve said it before too. But in Thailand, it seems a dollar is worth a couple dishes. Personally, it was a little hard controlling myself by the time I had finally found a place I thought was worth giving a try. I won’t say too…

Tuk Tuk Beep Beep #PostCards #SE43

Was I safe? Probably not. Did I survive? Alive and well to tell you all about it. After my day in Ayutthaya, I arrived in Bangkok with intention to find my way to Lumpinee Boxing Stadium for a Muay Thai match. After a number of taxis turned me down, I thought maybe I got the…

A Tor in Ayutthaya, Thailand #PostCards #SE43

Oops. This one got lost in the mail… Perhaps CIA isn’t technically my alma mater, I’m not sure the rules. But it seems Tor is indeed my brother. I had taken very little time to actually plan what I’d do once I arrived to Thailand. So it was a great pleasure to meet up with…

#PostCards #SE43

Yikes! Another mission to get you caught up with all the catching up I’ve been doing. I’ve been living in Japan with the idea that I would explore all of Asia (or at least most of it) on board a ship. But since I’ve been in Japan, that ship hasn’t left Japan. So just to…

Strawberry Nandaro: #SweetToothTokyo Detour

I know what I told you, but you’ll have to forgive me. It seems that every time I mention a food tour, I end up on a detour. So, for now, I won’t tell you the details of the wonderful food tour ahead of us but Japan will only be a part of it. As…

WisdomTeeth #SweetToothTokyo

Not the biggest sucker for sweets; if I’m gonna eat them, it’s gotta be worth it- rich, decadent, and doubtlessly dessert. So far in Japan, many desserts have left me longing for more- and likely to contain bean paste which is weird for us Westerners, granted that’s beginning to change (7-Eleven’s dorayaki with whipped cream?)….

Without Further Ado…Lisa’s Cake Market

The doors are finally open! Taking “New year; new you” to another level, Lisa and her team at Lisa’s Cake Market opened the New Year with newly opened doors at the grand opening of her new shop. My! It’s beautiful! If you haven’t already been, now’s a great time to visit. As usual, we have…

Meatless Fridge

Some like the Meatless Monday’s, some have health problems, some have diet preferences, and some will soon be declaring New Years resolutions. Me? I just need to go shopping. In the meantime, did lil search for some meatless motivation and there were many suggestions but those peppers L👀K  pretty good. What you thinkin? “So how…