Bouillabaisse in Beijing?

Think that Beijing is all about moo shu pork and Peking duck? Think again.Tapas, paninis, sushi - even all-you-can-eat massage parlors. If you can name it – and eat it - you can probably find it in Beijing.Have we abandoned our local street-food ways? Absolutely not. … [Read more...]

Dreaming of Dinner

dinner paris

After surviving on more than three months of Soviet and nomad-inspired cuisine from the Caucasus to Central Asia, we've begun to have visions of our favorite foods and restaurants. Here's a taste of what we've been craving.Note: this fantasy interlude does not represent a "best of" and is in no particular order. Deprivation knows no logic or sequence! … [Read more...]

Eating Ethnic in Prague

Pho (Vietnamese Soup), Prague Style

When we first moved to Prague in 2001, ethnic restaurants were relatively expensive; the selection was slim and value low. In response, we sought out odd spice shops and developed new skills in cooking Italian, Indian, Thai and Mexican. As with the availability of ingredients, the number of ethnic restaurants in Prague has grown substantially over the last few years. … [Read more...]

Hungry in Hoi An

Mango Rooms - Hoi An, Vietnam

After you've settled into your new Hoi An custom-tailored wardrobe, hit the streets in search of food and burst a few buttons on those new duds of yours. Your well-dressed taste buds will notice a flavor that resembles a blend of Chinese, Vietnamese and fusion (i.e., experimental and not traditional). Some dishes even purportedly (and oh so exotically) call for water … [Read more...]