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Bread, olive oil Waking up in Nakagin Sure does sound like me

Sugar Bombs of the World: Malaysia’s Teh Tarik

In fact, I had this drink at an Indian restaurant in Batam, Indonesia, but that island, as close as thirty-five minutes to Singapore by boat,  is so filled with unscrupulous Singaporeans – like the city-state itself – that it remains … Continue reading

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Best Street Food Nominees: Seafood Vadai in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Clearly, I haven’t thought this through. What do I mean?  The winner of best street food.  Yikes, that’s never going to happen.  What I mean is… there are myriad candidates for this category, and that’s a good thing. Today’s entry … Continue reading

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Some of Us Need a Break

Because even employees need a break sometimes.  Still, a Taiwanese dream must be second to none.

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The Best Snacks in the World, Japan Edition

It’s a tough question for the culinary traveler– which country has the best snacks in the world?  Impossible to answer, much like “which country has the best seated outdoor bronze Buddha statue built in 1993?”  (If you said Hong Kong, … Continue reading

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Hotel Review: Olissippo Lapa Palace, Lisbon, Portugal

Disclaimer: In exchange for this hotel review, I received a stay in Lisbon, Portugal in one of the Olissippo Lapa Palace’s Garden Wing pool rooms. Located in the posh embassy-filled Lapa district of Lisbon, the hotel grounds date to 1870, … Continue reading

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Product Review: Royal Hawaiian Orchards Fruit & Macadamia Crunches

Disclaimer: In exchange for two samples of the Royal Hawaiian Orchards Fruit & Macadamia Crunches, I am writing this product review. Although the Rainforest Crunch Bar (ok, and Reese’s Pieces) was my holy grail of sugary snacks, there are fortunately … Continue reading

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Event Review: LUCKYRICE™ New York Feast

Disclaimer: I am writing this event review in exchange for one VIP entry ticket. On September 22nd, the 36th floor Mandarin Ballroom at the Mandarin Oriental New York (entrance on West 60th between Broadway and Columbus Ave.) near Columbus Circle … Continue reading

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