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Eating 'round the world

Sake barrels in Kyoto, Japan.


For me, eating is one of the many joys of travelling.  In more recent years, I have taken to capturing memories of the food I enjoy ... in the same way as one would capture memories of landmarks, sights and special moments.  And why not?  I think food gives me more pleasure than a pile of rubble!

Al-Yemen Restaurant in Kuching

posted 4 Mar 2017, 01:28 by Alex Chan

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The first Yemeni restaurant in East Malaysia is very authentic and brings back many happy memories of my days in Yemen.  [View photos]

Eating in Italy

posted 21 Sep 2016, 20:49 by Alex Chan   [ updated 21 Sep 2016, 20:55 ]

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A little taste of the flavours of Italy. Hope to add to this album in future visits.  [View photos]

Eating in the Baltics

posted 21 Sep 2016, 20:47 by Alex Chan   [ updated 21 Sep 2016, 20:56 ]

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I come from a background of hot and spicy food.  So, in this region of bland food, I rediscover my taste buds and appreciate the real flavour of the produce.  [View photos]

Laksa isn't a dish ...

posted 8 Jun 2016, 03:20 by Alex Chan

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Contrary to some Western perception, Laksa isn't a dish. Instead it refers to a raft of different spicy noodle soups, each having a different regional origin. Let me introduce you to the ones I know, starting with the variety I favour most.  [View photos]

Eating in Argentina

posted 8 Jun 2016, 03:03 by Alex Chan   [ updated 8 Jun 2016, 03:15 ]

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Food in Argentina is heavy on meat and deep fried stuff. I'm surprised people aren't larger. Breakfasts are light and lunches/dinners heavy. Dinners are also late (8pm to 1am). They seem to do so much of it against common advice but all seems relatively well.  [View photos]

Eating in Peru

posted 8 Jun 2016, 03:02 by Alex Chan   [ updated 8 Jun 2016, 03:14 ]

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One of Peru's great eating secrets is the "Menu del Dia" or daily special set meals from 6 soles (over NZD2). Portions are small so that you can enjoy all the food without upsizing your body size to gringo proportions.  [View photos]

Eating in Southern USA

posted 8 Jun 2016, 03:00 by Alex Chan   [ updated 8 Jun 2016, 03:16 ]

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Small but delicious sampling of food from our brief stops in Houston (and surrounding areas), New Orleans and Miami.  [View photos]

Eating in Melbourne

posted 26 Jan 2016, 22:47 by Alex Chan   [ updated 26 Jan 2016, 22:53 ]

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For many, eating in Melbourne is heaven when it comes to Italian and Vietnamese cuisine. But for me, I like all that but I also have other options that are far more memorable.  [View photos]

Eating in Sichuan

posted 31 Oct 2015, 06:59 by Alex Chan   [ updated 31 Oct 2015, 07:04 ]

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Food in Sichuan is a mix of the hot and spicy (and oily) Sichuanese and the more subdued Tibetan. Of course the cuisine of the other Chinese areas are found too.  [View photos]

Eating in Nepal

posted 2 Sep 2015, 01:11 by Alex Chan   [ updated 2 Sep 2015, 01:19 ]

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Food in Nepal is a nice mix of Nepali food, Indian and Tibetan (which is in turn quite like some kinds of Chinese food).  And being smack on the backpacker trail, there is plenty of good western food too.  [View photos]

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