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TBT | Missing Gallo Pinto in Costa Rica

Image contains a photo of a plate of beans and rice with a small salad of tomato and lettuce on the right and a side of green beans and other chopped vegetables on the left. Below the beans and rice, there is a friend plantain. Above the plate, a bottle of chili sauce and a glass of a dark liquid can be seen.

It's been years since I was last in Costa Rica, but I still miss the national dish without a doubt. Read More »

TBT | Black Sticky Rice Ice Cream

Image contains an off-white background with a frozen dessert on a stick in the foreground. The dessert is purplish in colour, and it contains numerous black and purple specks within it. Below the dessert, there is a wooden stick and a hand can be seen holding it.

Travelling can lead to plenty of new experiences. In my case, one that has stuck with me is rice in my desserts. Read More »

WAIW | This Ain’t Vegandale!

Image is a photo of a Saigon street with numerous scooters coming towards the camera. Shops are visible on both sides of the street, and a small neon sign in the top left-hand corner says "Quán Chay Giác Tha".

One vegetarian (chay) restaurant on a street is a reason to get excited in many cities. In Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), Vietnam? Not so much. Around these parts, it takes more than one chay spot to make a street stand out. Read More »

TBT | Loving Hut: The Cult That Keeps Feeding Me

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For years, I've known about Loving Hut and Supreme Master Ching Hai, but despite my attempts to avoid giving her money, I keep finding myself at her restaurants. Read More »

WAIW | Dog Meat and Vietnam

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Whether or not you live in Vietnam, you've probably heard about the dog meat trade here. After an incident last night, I decided to talk about it. Read More »

WAIW | Harvesting Jackfruit

Image contains a large, leafy green tree in the background. In the foreground, there is a man on the left wearing a face mask. The man is holding a large spiny light green fruit to his right, and there is a dog with black patches around her eye that is looking directly at the man.

With less than a week left here in Chiang Mai, Thailand, I decided to take today to try harvesting one of the jackfruits on the property. Read More »