Culinary Globetrotting: Asia

The second half of a man's life is made up of nothing but the habits he has acquired during the first half. ~Feodor Dostoevski(*)

Eating and Talking
A sweetly awkward lesson

"Seema was born in Bombay but moved to New York at 5. She's lived here really her whole life, and so I smiled when I picked up on her light Indian accent, ..."
Cooking with strangers can feel a little stranger than expected.
Seema stops and starts, showing me a bowl of lentils soaking in water, apologizing for the humbleness of the food she was making -- dal chawal, ...
rice with soupy lentils, her comfort food. She smiles nervously, letting out a half-breath laugh, and ...
Full Story: A sweetly awkward lesson;, Francis Lam

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Weird food of the world

"Look away now if you are having your lunch: we compile a list of some of the strangest food specialities from around the world."
Fried tarantulas – Cambodia ...
Full Story: Weird food of the world;
See Also: Life Changing Trips and How to Eat a Deep-Fried Spider in Cambodia;

Destinations> Korea
Seoul street food tempts adventurous eaters

Eager to woo tourists who bypass the country in their Asian tours,
South Korea is promoting food as a key element in its latest national rebranding campaign.
Like other Asian cities, Seoul is a lively destination for street foods and snacks. ...
Full Story: Seoul street food tempts adventurous eaters; USA Today

Fresh herbs at the center of Vietnamese cuisine
Vietnamese food uses foundation of fresh herbs
Fresh cilantro, mint and other herbs are central to Vietnamese dishes as soups, rolls, salads, stir fries, etc.
Included beautiful recipes of rice noodles with chives, shrimp and pork, and a soup with salmon, tomato, dill and garlic.
Where once the local selection of Vietnamese herbs was sparse, today a wide variety is available at markets in Southern California.
At this time of year, like many cooks, I'm obsessed with fresh herbs. But you can keep your Genovese basil, French tarragon and Italian parsley; for me the magic is in the leafy aromatics of the Vietnamese table ...
Full Story: Fresh herbs at the center of Vietnamese cuisine; Los Angeles Times

Unusual Drinks
Some Salt with Your Coffee? Taiwan's Hot Drink

"In Taiwan, sea salt is being whipped into the creamy foam atop sweet coffee"
Chinese people like to eat foods that Westerners consider unusual, things like pig-blood cake and chicken-butt kebab, to name just a few popular snacks. So the introduction of salty coffee shouldn't be such a shocker. ...
Some Salt with Your Coffee? Taiwan's Hot Drink;

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