Stories about Food from January, 2007
Senor Enrique in Manila introduces us to Jun, a Taho seller. Taho is a popular sweet snack in Philippines and it is made with bean curd, liquefied raw sugar and tapioca balls.
Bangladesh: Drugs, Sex Education, Freedom of Press, Winter Fruits and Vegetables and Man-Eating Tigers
There seems to be no stopping drug frenzy once it takes hold of a nation. Drishtipat Group Blog tells how Yabba, a speed/amphetamine derivative from Thailand is taking on Bangladesh. It started a few years ago as experiments of the upper class. It has penetrated deeply into the working class...
It's the month of Muharram in the Muslim calendar – a month commemorated with a variety of activities in Bahrain. Blogger Mahmood Al Yousif pays a visit to a friend's house, where they were preparing three pots – each with a capacity for 850kg of Shilla – a special dish...
Matt in Gust of popular feelings blogs about his experience of Seoul city culture: eating places, cafes, etc. Such spaces are disappearing with redevelopment plan, the upcoming one is Hongdae redevelopment.
Stunner offers a crash course in Jamaican patties.
News from the Caravan posts a recipe for manti, a dish made in not just Kazakhstan, but also in the rest of Central Asia, Mongolia, and Turkey.
ViewfromIran talks about a hot topic in Iran:the price of tomatoes.The blogger shares with us her connversation with a couple of friends. The blogger writes:“Why is everything suddenly so expensive?” “There are American warships in the Persian Gulf,” I say. By the way,“Ahmadinejad says If tomatoes are expensive then come...
Lam Chun See and his friend Peter Tan remember the first fast food restaurant in Singapore.”I doubt many young people know that Singapore’s first fast food restaurant was not from MacDonald’s or KFC …”
The IZATRINI.com blog reviews shortdrop.com, a web site for Trinidadian car enthusiasts, and TrinidGourmet.com interviews fellow food blogger Chenette.
Sanjaghak talks about inflation and high prices in Iran. The blogger writes the price of tomato has become so expensive that a deputy in Iranian Parliament said tomato is a luxury product, all people are not supposed to eat it [Fa].
Primalsoup associates memories and places with food, and urges the people she tags to do the same! “Me and my family like any other bunch of foodie people, associate most of our socialization and relationships around food. I especially, equate almost everything with food.”
Eating Asia takes us for a meal in Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur's Myanmarese enclave.
Matt explains what is haejangguk: Haejang means to eat or drink something in the morning to relieve a hangover and guk means soup; and shows what kind of food is served in haejangguk.
Noting the recent arrival of American restaurants like Chilis and Starbucks, Ocho Cuartos is still a bit surprised to hear that IHOP, or International House of Pancakes, will be making its debut [ES] in the upscale Monterrey neighborhood of San Pedro.
The Turkish Invasion writes about alcoholism in Russia – and posts Soviet posters on the topic.
Our Man in Tirana writes about the situation with coffee in Albania's capital.
We're about a week late, but Melissa de León has a delicious Rosca de Reyes al Café recipe to put an inventive twist on the traditional bread for Three Kings Day (January 6).
#1: Jeremy Shapiro, the Chef behind Stir the Pots, narrates his adventures during his trip to the Ecuadorean Andes: The array of colors and smell was inspiring as a chef.All I needed were my knives, a stove and a kitchen!What surprised me about such a humble town was the cleanliness...
Feed A Hungry Child Campaign on the CookBook project. “The purpose of this project is two pronged; that of documenting disappearing recipes along with practical hands-on cooking advice as well the larger goal of raising funds from the sale of the book for the FAHC (feed a hungry child) campaign.”
Following on a post in which she wondered about the existence of an authentic Caribbean-Chinese cuisine, TriniFood learns of the existence of “Chino-Cubano” (Chinese-Cuban) cuisine.
Tim Muth has an entertaining link to photos of “the biggest pupusa in the world” from Olocuilta, El Salvador.