From the monthly archives:

January 2013

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Noodles Drying in Laos

January 28, 2013

After crossing the Nam Khan River by a bridge that’s only up during the dry season. I was exploring Luang Prabang, Laos, and came across some round flat circles that were indecipherable on a wooden makeshift table on the side of the road. It turns out that these were being prepared to make rice noodles! [...]

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Laotian Sausage

January 27, 2013

This gives a whole new meaning to street meat. I saw this drying on the sidewalk in Luang Prabang, unattended.

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Riverweed (Kai Paen) from Laos

January 26, 2013

One of the local dishes that can be found in Laos is called the riverweed (kai paen). It is similar to seaweed, but as you can probably already guess, it grows in the river instead. Once it’s collected, it is dried in sheets, and then often coated in sesame seeds and garlic and fried in [...]

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Grilled Buffalo Skin from Laos

January 24, 2013

Grilled buffalo skin served with a spicy sauce, likely made from rice wine vinegar, fish sauce, garlic and chilis. Took a little getting used to but once they softened after some chewing, they were great as a beer snack! I discovered these at a great new hidden restaurant on the Mekong River, called PhoKow Restaurant, [...]

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Hui Lau Shan, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

January 10, 2013

Hui Lau Shan is a chain dessert restaurant with lots of deliciousness. I went to both the Sheung Wan and Causeway Bay locations while in Hong Kong (the latter I just accidentally stumbled into after lunch today) and had a couple different mango desserts. The first is a mango ice cream with pomelo and coconut [...]

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Kau Kee, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

January 9, 2013

Curry beef brisket with flat noodles. So delicious, and only about $4 Canadian a bowl. Perfect for an afternoon snack. Open for dinner only (around 3 pm and later, it seems, this restaurant has been around for over 90 years. Don’t miss it!

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