This trip, like my last, offered the usual noodles, ma po tofu, and other spicy Sichuan dishes. But, as a bonus, I also had an amazing chance to shop and cook a few favorites.
International – Food & Travel
One of my writing highlights of the year was my first published piece for Lucky Peach, which invited me to share my discovery of the wide variety of noodle dishes in Chengdu, China.
From xiao long bao to hongshao rou to delicious sesame wontons and sesame noodles.
Someone told me you come to China for food, but you come to Chengdu for flavor. I found plenty of flavor and fell in love with the city.
In which I search for some of the best beef noodle soup and soup dumplings on the street, and find unexpectedly fine food in my gorgeous hotel.
From biang-biang to liangpi to goat blood with silk noodles, I got my noodle fill in Xi’an. Check out this photo-heavy post of noodles and more, including a few video clips that show how to prepare some of my favorite dishes from my short stay in China.
After a tonkotsu ramen immersion in Fukuoka (and Tokyo), I return to Seattle to try three new restaurants serving the same style of ramen here. One is great, one is good…and one is a flop.
If you’re visiting Tokyo for business or pleasure, there’s a good chance you’ll be staying in the Shinjuku area. Arrive at night, and you’ll feel like an alien amidst all the neon in the Blade Runner-like atmosphere. How do you navigate the streets to find good restaurants with great food? Here are some suggestions.
Seafood on rice. Given the quality of these two ingredients in Japan, I’m always eager to indulge in any dish of this nature. During my recent trip to Tokyo, I enjoyed three distinct versions of seafood on rice, including one version that included three different ways of eating it.
Only four nights meant a lot of fast eating for my first-ever trip to Korea. Here’s a photo-heavy (and meat-heavy…and noodle-heavy) look at my visits to markets, a cooking class, cafes (including a sheep cafe?!?) and restaurants.