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Recipes From Afar: Som Tam Salad, Thailand

May 20, 2014

     Recipes From Afar: Som Tam Salad, Thailand

Papaya salad from Thailand
Photos by Glynn Pogue

It was our first night in Chiang Mai. After a 24-hour journey of buses, overnight trains, and general mishap, all my friend Noele and I wanted were long showers and a great meal. Before this trip, we’d had dreams of Thailand’s notorious midnight raves, but even…

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Recipes From Afar: Singaporean Fried Rice

March 27, 2014

 Recipes From Afar: Singaporean Fried Rice

Singaporean fried rice recipe
Photos by Juliana Loh

Contrary to what you might gather from your neighborhood Chinese eatery, there isn’t really a fixed recipe for fried rice. It evolved from throwing leftovers in the wok to stir-fry—one of the sustainable ways the older generation ensured every scrape of food was eaten, not wasted—and voilà, you get a…

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A Vegetarian’s Guide to Cambodia

January 21, 2014

          A Vegetarian's Guide to Cambodia

Banana vendor in Cambodia
Banana vendor in Kampong Chhnang province, Cambodia

As I slurped up the last bit of spicy broth from my lunch of ramen noodle and bok choy, I felt full and satisfied. That is, until I took a final look at my bowl: Hiding at the bottom, alongside a few stray bean sprouts,…

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Taiwan Contest Winners Announced!

December 2, 2013

Thank you to all who participated in our recent Taiwan contest! We had asked for Facebook likes on users' photo uploads—it was a close race, but we’re ready to announce our winners. The grand prize winner, who will receive a free night in Taipei at Bigfoot Hostel plus NTD 1,000/US$35, is user evyyang, with 121 Facebook likes on her upload of a frosty Taiwanese dessert. May we suggest…