Category Food

Dishes to discover on your trip to Cambodia

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While the cuisine of Thailand is lauded throughout the world, the meals of its Khmer next door neighbour is less well known.

In this article, we will profile dishes to discover on your trip to Cambodia: from breakfast to dinner to dessert, there is much to love about this nation’s culinary potential…!

Fish Amok

One of the most common dishes you’ll have the opportunity to sample during your trip to Cambodia is fish amok.

With much of its interior taken up by the massive presence of Tonle Sap Lake (the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia), and frontages on the Gulf of Thailand and the mighty Mekong River, seafood is on many menus across the country, and this dish will be on almost all of these.

Fish amok is comprised of a fish fillet covered in coconut milk that is cooked slowly in a ...

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Yummy Foods, Happy Bellies: Preventing Mishaps in Adventurous Eating

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Tongue-tickling spice combinations. Unfamiliar ingredients. New delicacies to explore. Half the fun of venturing to exotic locales is sampling new foods. Unfortunately, adventurous eating can also lead to an unhappy belly. Take advantage of a couple simple tricks to stave off disastrous travel sickness.

Seek Out Local Know-How

Looking for the best som tam and pad thai the street stalls of Thailand have to offer? Ask a local. Poll the front desk staff at your hotel in Bangkok for their favorite place to munch on street food. Let them know you’re not looking for an official recommendation so much as a friendly one, for the places where you might run into them snacking on a night off. Establishments frequented by locals are likely to be appetizing, affordable and authentic...

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Where to Find the Best Cheesecake in New York City

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July 13 is National Cheesecake Day, and there’s no better place to celebrate than the Big Apple. From famous bakeries to hidden gems, these are the best places to get a slice of cheesecake in New York City.

Junior’s

Junior’s is one of the most famous cheesecake spots in New York, and it lives up to the hype. They serve classic cheesecake and unique flavors like red velvet, sea salt caramel and chocolate mousse. Junior’s has branches in Brooklyn and Grand Central Station. They also have a branch in Midtown, close to many famous New York hotels, including the New York Marriott Marquis.

Eileen’s Special Cheesecake

Eileen’s Special Cheesecake is a small SoHo bakery loved by both locals and tourists. The bakery offers a variety of smooth and creamy cheesecake slices...

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5 French wine regions that will blow your foodie socks off!

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Love wine? There is no better place in the world to tour if this is the case than France. Its fertile countryside is covered with vineyards that are focused on producing vintages that will top those of yesteryear, which is something that you will better appreciate when you tour the following French wine regions…

1) Alsace

Sprawling over 15,000 hectares in the Haut-Rhin in the French interior, the Alsace vineyards produce a variety of quality wines that will make your journey out here well worth the trouble. The warm and dry characteristics of this region’s micro climate allow these fields to grow seven different types of grape – including those that produce Riesling and Pinot Noir.

When you are done sampling the bounties of these fertile fields, spend some time in the Alsace Vineyards a...

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Tasty Mexican dishes, and where to try them: a primer

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Awaiting the consumption of tasty Mexican dishes on your upcoming trio to Mexico? They are even better when you know where to try them, as they are at their best when locals prepare them in the way they were meant to be had. Don’t miss the meals and spots listed below…!

1) Tacos al pastor: Mexico City

Shortly after touching down in the capital of Mexico, take to the streets of the Centro Historico in search of your first gastronomic trophy. While tacos of all sorts are served on the sidewalks of the District Federal, the king of them all in our humble opinion is tacos al pastor.

It consists of lovely roasted pork loin basted in barbeque sauce, onions, and best of all, some sweet chunks of pineapple to top it all off...

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Eating your way through the best Mexican restaurants in San Antonio

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As you tour your way through Texas, you really begin to encounter its Hispanic influences in San Antonio. With a number of historic Spanish missions, those of Mexican descent have a long history in these parts.

This also makes this city a great place to sample their cuisine, as there are many authentic spots scattered all across town. In our opinion, the following joints on this list represent the very best Mexican restaurants in San Antonio…

1) Mama Margie’s (7335 S Zarzamora St)

The unpretentious nature of this 24 hour fast food style restaurant hides the brilliance that Mama Margie’s delivers to the hungry denizens of San Antonio. This is due to their practice of preparing food from fresh everyday, unlike thawing out frozen ingredients in lesser establishments. As a result, its drool-i...

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5 Must Have Bangkok Experiences

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Beautiful Bangkok, the city that never sleeps. From the parties on Khao San road to the temples with ancient statues and everything in between, any traveler will find events and sights to suit their fancy. No matter what type of traveler you are, there are a few must have experiences and can’t miss sights. Even if you only have a quick stopover, don’t miss these top 5 experiences so you’ll get the real Bangkok experience.

Khao San Road

Khao San Road is backpacker central due to most of the cheap hotels in Bangkok being in this area. Your senses will be tested as you walk down this street. Street vendors will pull you into their stalls trying to peddle their wares. This is a great place to pick up cheap souvenirs for those at home...

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Best pubs in Galway, Ireland

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While Dublin has many charms for foreign visitors, it is only the front door to the gorgeous nation that is Ireland. As one explores the remainder of this nation, they are bound to come across the western port city of Galway.

With only 70,000 people, this portion of the country feels much more like the authentic Emerald Isle that one would expect to see when arriving here from abroad. One element of that legend is Ireland’s pub scene, which is something that Galway excels at exceptionally.

In that vein, the best pubs in Galway will deliver an evening out that will satisfy your greatest expectations.

Tig Coili

If an authentic Irish pub atmosphere is what you are after, then spending some time at Tig Coili will ensure that your night out in Galway will be a gratifying one...

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Cape Town’s Trendiest Restaurants

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These days, the ascending nation of South Africa has been turning heads with its recovery from the days of apartheid, charging forward into the 21st century as a diverse nation filled with creative people from multiple backgrounds.

Naturally, this embrace of multiculturalism has created an environment where new exciting business concepts have emerged; nowhere else has this been more true than in Cape Town. Being South Africa’s most picturesque coastal city, it has drawn people from not only all over South Africa, but from all over the world to live in a vibrant emerging global metropolis.

Travelers seem to agree, as they have been arriving in increasing numbers year over year...

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America’s Most Decadent Doughnut Shops

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They grace the communal table of just about every workplace break room in America. Composed of light, airy dough, tons of sugar, and countless flavor variants, the humble donut has embedded itself into the consciousness of a nation. For those raised on these treats, or for visitors seeking to enjoy a pastry that is indelibly American, seeking out variations of these dessert items that depart the established norms (plain sugar, fruit-filled) is a quest that may net some exciting finds.

Your travels may take you to different regions of the United States, but in the cities that you’ll visit, there are dedicated entrepreneurs turning out creations seldom or never seen before, and the lines are streaming around the door with eager fans waiting patiently to try them.

The following three donut s...

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