This year I spent my birthday in Toronto, Canada – amongst amazing friends in a locale I am somewhat familiar with. I admit there are still many pockets of area in Toronto that I have not visited yet. It is a funny thing that happens to me, as I mentioned before I love to explore. However, when it comes to places I actually live in – like Toronto, Winnipeg, Hong Kong. Even on a broader reference, I have barely explored the provinces of Ontario and Manitoba, they are the provinces of Toronto and Winnipeg, respectively.
So to celebrate my birthday, I naturally “traveled” and ate. In the last 48 hours, I had traveled to Mexico, Japan, Philippines and Italy – without getting on an airplane. Would you like to come along? Continue reading
Prior to my arrival in Laos – I had never tasted or seen Lao cuisine. Or so I thought…
Little did I know, Northern Thai cuisine and Cambodian cuisine were developed from Lao cuisine! This explains why the names are similar if not the same and tastes similar as well. I was in for a treat… and HEAT! Spicy, hot, heat! Bring me a towel, sweat from the spicy food will be competing with sweat from the hot, humid weather.
Before embarking on this Epic journey, I figured I had to go into training – what type of training you ask… Continue reading
Turkey, the country, not the bird straddles 2 continents.
The Silk Road ran through Turkey. The famous Hagia Sophia in Istanbul (what was Constantinople) was constructed as a cathedral, then converted to be a mosque and now stands as a museum.
One can only assume the local food to mirror it’s rich history and it’s geographical location. Continue reading