Archive for the ‘Asia’ Category

#143 Tibet: momos are totally a country, right?

Share   So when we say the word “country”, what the hell do we actually mean? Most of us would agree that Taiwan is a country; China and the (other) United Nations definitely disagree. Puerto Rico is technically a territory, but it has its own national soccer team, and it definitely has its own cuisine. […]

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#0 Cuba and/or China: Astorian Chino-Latino fusion

Share   Nuevo Jardin de China is one of those places that I’ve walked past literally 100 times, without really noticing it. Chinese food in Astoria? Meh. Not when there’s baklava and mezedes as far as the eye can see. But wait… “Nuevo Jardin de China” is, um, Spanish. Fine, it’s probably just one of […]

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#136 Bhutan: gross national happiness, but without the yak

Share   So you know how sometimes you’re in a hurry, and you slam on the brakes at a stoplight after just barely missing your chance to run through the yellow light? And then it seems to take forever for the light to turn green again. And then you’re cranky? Like, just a little bit? […]

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#131 Armenia: flaming kabob platter > supermodel

Share   Before I tell you about a perfectly spectacular Armenian meal, please allow me to whine a little bit about my own incompetence. Over the past several years, I’ve made four attempts to track down a legit Armenian meal. None of the first three worked worth a poop. Attempt #1: I dragged three friends—including […]

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#0 Kuala Lumpur night market: duck tongue, century eggs, and a random bottle of snakes and scorpions

Share   As a white boy who loves to travel, I absolutely live for the moment when a friendly foreign host gets that evil glint in their eye at a street stall.  It’s a mischievous glimmer that says, “heh heh heh, it’s going to be hilarious to watch the white American boy eat this.”  Previous […]

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