Posts Tagged with "Strange Food"

Drink a Shot of Snake Whiskey in Laos

Sunday, June 23, 2013

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Drink a Shot of Snake Whiskey in Laos

In Southeast Asia you will find the Golden Triangle, where the countries Burma (Mynamar), Thailand and Laos meet with only a narrow river as the boundary. While I was visiting on the Thailand side, there was the opportunity to take a long boat across the Mekong River to step foot on Laos. There was not a chance I was passing […]

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Eat Insects at Chiang Mai’s Sunday Night Market

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

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Eat Insects at Chiang Mai’s Sunday Night Market

I am not sure what my fascination is with eating bizarre foods, but prior to heading to Thailand there were a couple things that I knew for sure, one was that I would be riding in a tuk tuk and another was that I would absolutely, positively be eating insects. Rumor had it that this could be done […]

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Eat a Preserved Century Egg at a Thai Market

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

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Eat a Preserved Century Egg at a Thai Market

While taking a Thai cooking class, we made a stop by Chiang Mai’s Somphet Market to purchase ingredients for our dishes. This proved to be a bit more eventful than originally planned. Of course, it had a colorful selection of native fruits and vegetables, along with fresh fish being scaled right in front of you. But, what was unexpected was the […]

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Eat Squid Jerky in Hong Kong’s Tai O Fishing Village

Thursday, April 11, 2013

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Eat Squid Jerky in Hong Kong’s Tai O Fishing Village

After painfully climbing the 268 steps to see Hong Kong’s Tian Tan Buddha, Peter and I took a short bus ride to visit Tai O Fishing Village, also known as the Venice of Hong Kong. Since Venice, Italy is one of my favorite cities in the world, I had high hopes for this Asian-style water town. On the Western […]

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Slurp Chinese Snake Soup in Hong Kong

Monday, March 25, 2013

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Slurp Chinese Snake Soup in Hong Kong

It is snake season. That would be a really bad thing if you are hiking the Dragon’s Back trail at Hong Kong’s Shek O Country Park, but it is a really good thing if you are dining within the cities urban area. For myself, it meant that in addition to the adventure of eating chicken feet, there […]

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Nibble Chicken Feet at the Cheapest Michelin Star Restaurant

Monday, March 11, 2013

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Nibble Chicken Feet at the Cheapest Michelin Star Restaurant

Eating chicken feet was not my intention when we decided to dine at one of the cheapest Michelin star restaurants in the World, Tim Ho Wan in Hong Kong. It was just a bonus. Tim Ho Wan in is a hole-in-the-wall dim sum restaurant in Hong Kong that gained recognition after receiving a coveted one Michelin […]

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Eat Spam Musubi & Shaved Ice. Hawaiian Delicacies.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

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Eat Spam Musubi & Shaved Ice. Hawaiian Delicacies.

While in Maui, there were a few expected Hawaiian delicacies eaten; juicy shrimp from a food truck, fresh pineapple straight from the farm and even sweet shaved ice. What was unforeseen was the popularity of Spam Musubi, both the Spam itself part, as well as, the Asian musubi twist. Spam Musubi is like a Hawaiian sushi; seaweed wrapped around […]

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Eat Pigs Feet and Other Offal in San Francisco

Thursday, January 17, 2013

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Eat Pigs Feet and Other Offal in San Francisco

We were supposed to be having dinner with a friend at San Francisco’s Water Bar restaurant. But, at the last minute he had to cancel and I am grateful he did. Not because we don’t love spending time with him, but because I would not have had the adventure of eating pigs feet and other offal […]

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Eat Beef Stomach (Tripe) & Octopus in Portland

Friday, December 21, 2012

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Eat Beef Stomach (Tripe) & Octopus in Portland

It is rare that I ingest a truly perfect meal, the last time was while dining at the Ritz Carlton Manzanita Restaurant in Lake Tahoe, but it happened again this tripe infested night at Ox in Portland. The place was recommended by a cook from Olympic Provision, one we met at the Tasty n' Sons bar. He also […]

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Eat Adventurous Ice Cream for Breakfast in Portland

Friday, November 23, 2012

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Eat Adventurous Ice Cream for Breakfast in Portland

There is nothing wrong with eating ice cream for breakfast. Really. It actually is the smartest thing to do if you have ever seen the mid-afternoon line at Salt & Straw in Portland, Oregon. It consistently flows outside the door and around the corner. Salt & Straw is the hottest ice cream shop in Portland with adventurous and delicious flavors that are hand […]

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