food tagged posts

Best food trucks and street food in Portland, Oregon

photo by CC user Shashi Bellamkonda on Flickr

Looking for the best street food in Portland, Oregon? This article will have us spill our guts on what we think are the most innovative food carts that can be found on the streets of America’s funkiest city… Portland is a cool place with lots more than just food, here are some of the best things to do in Portland besides visiting these great food trucks.

1) Picnic

Want to satiate your craving for meat and cheese slabbed between two thick slices of bread? If so, you’ll want to make Picnic your first food truck stop in Portland.

With even simple dishes like the BLT having its ingredients sourced and created with care (the bread is homemade and the bacon comes from local pigs that have had their flesh marinated in honey and black pepper), you’ll be in for a pleasant surprise if you think y...

Read More

Eating Penang: a foodie’s guide

photo by CC user 19160878@N08 on Flickr

Penang has been widely lauded in the food and travel media over the past few years for the quality of its cuisine, especially from its street stalls.

In order to make the most of your meal times on this flavorful Malaysian island, we have pulled together a list of a few dishes that you should eat before pressing on to other destinations in this exotic country.

Check’em out below…

1) Assam Laksa

This sour seafood soup is one of Penang’s most famous dishes, so be sure to hunt down a bowl as soon as you get settled in the bustling city of Georgetown.

Usually made with poached mackerel, noodles, shrimp paste, lemongrass, tamarind and chillies, the broth and ingredients are bursting with flavor, so much so that leading food critics consider it to be among the world’s best street meals.

There a...

Read More

Dishes you must eat in Sicily

photo by CC user Paoletta S. on Flickr

There are many amazing regions to visit in Italy. However, few appeal so strongly to foodies than the island of Sicily.

Representing the soccer ball on a map of Italy, the culture of this corner of the nation is strong, and needs to be experienced first hand to appreciate it properly.

With that in mind, here are several dishes you must eat in Sicily…

1) Arancini

When you are walking the streets of popular Sicilian centres such as Palmero and Messina, keep your eye out for Arancini, as it is a popular street food that will prime your appetite for the more elaborate meals that are to come.

Arancini are stuffed rice balls that are covered in breadcrumbs, and then deep-fried. The filling varies from place to place, but it usually is filled with cheese, peas, and meat/tomato sauce...

Read More

Five essential Vietnamese dishes you must try

photo by CC user Codename5281 on wikimedia commons

Heading to Vietnam soon and have no idea what meals to eat to get a clear picture of the local cuisine? This article will introduce five essential Vietnamese dishes you must try to gain the understanding you seek.

Let’s delve into the details of this matter below…

1) Pho

While there are many types of soup you can enjoy while in Vietnam, Pho is one of the best loved bowls you’ll be able to get.

Consisting of beef or chicken broth with slices or balls of either meat, spring onions, greens, and flavored by ginger and coriander, this ubiquitous treat can be found at street stalls and hole in the wall restaurants countrywide.

There are even fast food joints exclusive to Vietnam that specialize in this dish, but we recommend that you stick to the independent dealers for the best meals.

2) Banh...

Read More

Dishes to discover on your trip to Cambodia

photo by CC user sharonang on pixabay

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 ...

Read More

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

photo by CC user 7678722@N07 on Flickr

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...

Read More

Eating your way through the best Mexican restaurants in San Antonio

photo by CC user mccun934 on Flickr

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...

Read More

Cape Town’s Trendiest Restaurants

watw_captowsouafrbar

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...

Read More

America’s Most Decadent Doughnut Shops

watw_emndouatvoodouporore

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...

Read More

Culinary Explorations In Kuala Lumpur

watw_banleacuiinkualum

Over the last several years, Malaysia has been feted in the food media, as its multicultural blend of Chinese, Indian, and Malay cultures has resulted in a cuisine that has blended the best aspects of all three ethnicities, arguably creating one of the best foodie nations on Earth. While certain parts of the country are better than others for the variety and quality of dishes available (such as in Penang), heading to the federal capital of Kuala Lumpur guarantees access to a wide selection of the very best bites that Malaysian cuisine has to offer.

While you could certainly plunk your butt down at any old food court in KL, you travel to experience the best of the world, so knowing in advance about specific restaurants would be most advantageous to your ambitious plans...

Read More