WisdomTeeth #SweetToothTokyo

Originally posted on Tip of the Tongue:
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…

Ticked Off

Mm. Hey Good Lookin’  Been a long time. Sorry to keep you waiting. Wanted to talk about Chopped. Got a little caught up, my typing time given to discussion posts and research papers. Also taken aback by our loss of Tony B. I intended to right him a homage- should have at least re-posted from…

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?)….