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12 Hours in Macau: What to Eat

June 4, 2013

          12 Hours in Macau: What to Eat

Congee and crab dish from Seng Cheong, Macau
The spread at Seng Cheong

In this guest post, Juliana Loh relays her itinerary for taking “heavyweight food friends from Hong Kong” out to eat in Macau for exactly 12 hours. Because it was during the Chinese New Year holidays, some of her favorite spots were…

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Recipes From Afar: Mango Sandesh, Calcutta

September 19, 2012

In this guest post, Sukanya of the food and travel blog Saffronstreaks shares with us the recipe for a favorite Bengali milk-based sweet from Kolkata (Calcutta): aam sandesh, or Indian fudge infused with mango. Of course, this “fudge” is not made with chocolate but with cottage-cheese-like chhana (also spelled chenna); the translation stems more from the dish’s texture. For more on milk-based treats from India, check out our…

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Recipes From Afar: Cold Tofu and Noodles, Japan

August 23, 2012

We recently had the pleasure of cooking one evening with our friend Megumi, who shared with us these favorite warm-weather recipes from Japan. Both are very simple and fresh-tasting, perfect for the dog days of summer. Below she describes each in her own words. Hiyayakko (Cold Tofu) Tofu was one of the foods we ate almost every day when I was a child. Back then it was not…