International – Food & Travel

Chengdu, China

A Dream Trip to Chengdu, China

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.

A Whirlwind of Noodles and More in Xi’an, China

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.

10 Sensational Stops for Japanese Food in Shinjuku, Tokyo

10 Sensational Stops for Japanese Food in Shinjuku, Tokyo

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.

Bowled Over by Donburi and Chirashi in Tokyo

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.

Picture This: A Stomach-Stuffing Sojourn in Seoul

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.