Vietnam: a guide to food, from north to south. PART 2

Vietnam made such an impression on me that I wanted to devote adequate time and space to discussing my experiences, both with the food and otherwise. The previous post focused on Hanoi and Hue, which were also the first two stops along our trip. The next major stops were Hoi An and Ho Chi Minh City, the feature…

Vietnam: a guide to food, from north to south – PART 1

Before travelling to Vietnam, I was largely ignorant of its serene natural beauty, bustling and quickly transforming cities, and incredible food culture.  Vietnam in my mind was primarily associated with the Vietnam War (known as the American War to the Vietnamese), which I suspect is the case for many other Americans. Though I was in Vietnam…

Kuala Lumpur – the finer side

Besides offering a lot of Malay, Indian, and Chinese food, KL has restaurants that serve up almost any kind of cuisine you can imagine. And after a solid week of noodles or rice, often served with some type of curry, I was looking to try some other kinds of dishes I knew I could find…

Kuala Lumpur – oodles of noodles

I want to apologize to my loyal readers (I know you’re out there…) for this post being so delayed! But between traveling to Asia, working in Asia, and traveling back to the US, it was really difficult to find time to write. I did, however, manage to eat waaaaaayyyy more than necessary and snap a…