An Easy Side Dish – Guylan (Recipe)

There are a lot of different vegetables out there. Some I have probably never even heard of and then there are others that all look the same. Leafy greens are supposed to contain lots of nutrients, so here’s an easy recipe for a green vegetable that you may not be familiar with – guylan which…

Asian Fish Markets and Trying Sea Urchin

You know what I find fascinating? Other than finding food and learning about different cultures, it’s where my readers are from. It’s especially intriguing when I discover someone reading my blog from a place I’ve never even heard of. It only makes me want to discover more about that country (and, of course, the food)….

A Hungarian Breakfast

I have been a bit MIA recently, so I apologize if you left any comments and I haven’t been able to get back to them yet. Just know I always appreciate you stopping by to read my posts and supporting me on my blogging journey. I recently took off to travel again, only this time…

Wedding Traditions

I have been pretty calm the past several months, but this past week panic mode set in as I realized I only had a few more days left. I will be in travel mode, but I’m also going away to get married. There was lots to prepare, but I finally made it after months of…

XO Sauce Cheong Fun (Recipe)

It sounds strange, but XO sauce is actually the name of a sauce that some claim to have originated in Hong Kong. The name seems to denote hugs and kisses at first, but the in Chinese culture the symbols represent chicness or high prestige. Don’t worry though, it’s an affordable sauce that can be found…

Pörkölt and Hungarian Side Dishes

Similar to a goulash, pörkölt is another Hungarian dish that is great to have on a cold day. The two dishes have similar ingredients, but pörkölt is more like a stew so the consistency is thicker. The one I had contained beef, spices, and (of course) sweet paprika. It is super savory and can be…

Yali Pears with Tendrilleaf Fritillary Bulbs (Recipe)

Walking into a traditional Chinese herbal store can be intimidating. There are so many foreign herbs that are beneficial to use, but they don’t always come with instructions. One such herb is called the Tendrilleaf Fritillary Bulb or what I refer to as “Chuan Pei”. These little bulbs can be found in some medications, but…

Tripas à Moda do Porto

The Easter holiday recently passed. Many children get to do Easter egg hunts during this time and as fun as it is to find chocolates and treats, I’d like to think the adult equivalent is travelling around the world. I travel, I hunt down restaurants that serve the dishes I’m looking for, and then I…

Pomelo Peel Stew

You know how I’m a strong proponent for not wasting anything when it comes to food? Usually I am referring to offal, but how about the skins of a fruit? Some use the zest of citrus fruits for baking and cooking or even turning them into dried goods or candies, but have you ever consumed…

Honolulu Shortbread Cookies

There are so many places that I have yet to explore. It’s a never ending mission to travel around the world to see the sites, hear the different languages and music, and taste and smell the food. However, when it’s not possible, a good alternative in getting a glimpse of a country is through it’s…