A few weeks ago, I ate delicious ramen noodles at Daikaya, a Japanese restaurant in Washington, D.C. (thanks, Trevor & Tina!). They were delicious because they tasted fresh and were packed with flavor. These ramen noodles reminded me of the fresh rice noodles Mike and I ate during our five months in Southeast Asia. They Read Post
What better way to learn about a culture than through its food? Discover tasty recipes from cooking classes we took during our travels, attempts at recreating street food or national cuisines, and successful dishes that sprung from inspirational ingredients.
Whether we are using Nuoc Cham to dip spring rolls in or adding a kick to an Asian soup we made with our homemade veggie broth, this one thing we cannot live without in our kitchen. We first learned about it from a Vietnamese Couchsurfing host. Initially, she introduced us to fish sauce, but showed us Read Post
1. Donuts in Tampere, Finland When we were in Tampere, Finland, we went to the Pyynikki Observation Tower not for its views, but for its donuts that our Finnish friend from Helsinki raved about. I’m generally not a fan of donuts (or any sweet pastries actually), but these were well worth the trek through the Read Post
The other day Tara and I stopped by a sushi restaurant and were served a bean sprout salad. Although we did not ask what was inside of it, we put together this recipe based on what we thought it could have been made out of. You can always buy ponzu from the store, but I Read Post
Soup has become a staple in our diet. Somewhere between Singapore, Thailand, or Cambodia, we realized that every third meal we were eating was a soup. Now that we have returned home, the frequency of our soup eating has continued. Since we eat so much soup, vegetable stock has become a valuable commodity in our house. Grocery stores Read Post