Runaway Food

Culinary Heaven is Right Here – Food of Vietnam

“Vietnam is a country of food, a country of skinny people obsessed with eating.” – From ‘Catfish and Mandala’ by Andrew X. Pham You’re right Andrew, they really are. One thing I didn’t worry in Vietnam was; what to eat. There are food carts, street vendors, hole-in-the-wall restaurants, and food vendors who carry their food …

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Mustamakkara: The Black Sausage Controversy

Mustamakkara, the black sausage. Would you eat it? Mustamakkara, the black sausage, is an authentic Finnish cuisine that originated in Tampere region. You can get it in other places in Finland, but not as authentic as Tampere’s. It’s the best to be eaten when it’s hot and fresh. The name itself just doesn’t sound very …

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The Art of Bun Cha Hanoi: My Favorite Vietnamese Dish

I give you my favorite Vietnamese dish; Bun cha Hanoi. The author of a Vietnamese cuisine guidebook said “I discovered new taste buds that I didn’t know I had.” I think that is the most accurate description about Vietnamese cuisine. As an avid eater, I was really excited about a month trip to Vietnam. And …

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Bring Chinese Cuisine to Your Kitchen: Dali Cooking School

    What is your favourite Chinese food? Have you ever make it at home?   Chinese food is widely known for cheap and easy takeout food more than home cooked meal. I do also like Chinese food and I enjoy cooking, but to this day I’ve never cook it at my kitchen. It’s one …

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Cooking Dakgalbi in Hanoi, Vietnam (Spicy Barbecue Chicken)

Dakgalbi 닭갈비 – means grilled chicken, literately. I posted a photo of Dakgalbi dinner from Korea a while ago, and Jenny mentioned that this was her favorite dish in Korea. We briefly talked about making it when I’m traveling to Vietnam. Few month later, here I am staying in Hanoi, Vietnam. We decided to make …

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Eating Bugs in Jianshui, Yunnan, China – Video Proof!

    Jianshui Barbecue (Jianshui chaokao 建水 烧烤)   Jianshui is a small town in southern Yunnan Province, China. It’s not glamorous as Yangshuo or Dali. There’s not much to do or see. It’s not famous for anything, I don’t think. Yet this is one of personal favourite places in China so far. People are …

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Introducing Food of Guangxi Province, China

    Guangxi Province is well known for the scenery. We were also there for explore the scenery but we discovered another Guangxi’s winning point: the food. It is not as charismatic as Sichuanese food, and not well known as Beijing style, but is certainly enjoyable. While I was staying in Yangshuo and Gulin, I …

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Tropical Fruits in Laos and Graphic Guide to How to Eat Them

    One of the best things about being in a tropical country is their fruit. How can I resist having mango, mangosteen, and papaya everyday? It is more desirable because I couldn’t get them in my home country; where there are four significant seasons. And of course, they are sweet and juicy, sour and …

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Four Course Summer Tasting at Yono’s – Albany, New York

The first dinner at Albany, New York was at Yono’s, just like I mentioned in the last post, and yes, I had to write a single post for this place. Obviously, I’m not an expert of food to use appropriate terms, but no need to be one to express my appreciation for the fine meal. …

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Runaway Photo: Dim Sum in Hong Kong

. *Location : Dimsum restaurant, Tsing Yi mall, Hong Kong *Occasion : It was my departure day. We had some great food during my short stay but I couldn’t leave without have some dimsum. Sunday morning, in Tsing Yi mall. Very interesting thing is that this mall is quite fancy and also the restaurant, yet …

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