I love to travel as it is inspiring and gives so much insight into so many aspects of our world, life, culture and societies. One nice linking aspect I found recently when traveling around Asturias – a principality in northern Spain – came to my mind when I explored some rural sites where hórreos (from Latin horreum) where shown, which are storehouses for grain. My brain made the immediate linkage to the “Chocolate Sandwich Cookies” branded […]
Traveling abroad gives new impressions and lets one re-think habits and preferences. This time it hit me, when looking for something for breakfast and I found these sweet spread called “Dulce de Leche” which is quite popular in many Latin America countries, as here in northern Argentina. I must confess that it is far too sweet for me, but well with a big mug of black coffee! 🙂 Normally I go for fruit, joghurt, coffee with milk and some bread […]
My last trip before this year ends gave me the chance to experience a bit of christmas in Madrid. It was amazing to see how many people strolled around in the city, it was like after a big soccer game! A lot of lights are there as well, mostly not too fancy more elegant and giving the overall scenery a beautiful glow. The good thing: food is as expected, croquetas, tapas and cafe cortado! 🙂
Another pleasing fact during my travel in Vietnam was the availability of fresh fruit and veggies where ever you go! Of course the markets offer the biggest variety at one place, anyway you can get fresh stuff mostly everywhere and it is fresh, not travelled around half of the globe and get only ripe while in transit. Must confess I am really jealous of these countries with so much fresh and tasty things to eat!
So it is puffed rice. It’s done by roast the paddy in a wok style pan together with sand to distribute the heat better. Than the popped rice is parted from the sand by a sieve and the peelings are fluttered away. One step to make a sweet out of it is to mix it with peanuts and caramel to make candy bars.
Phu Quoc, the island in the south of Vietnam is famous for two ingredients of many Local dishes: pepper and fish sauce. While you can visit both, pepper farms as well as fish sauce plants, you can only take home the pepper by plane from Phu Quoc as Vietnam Airlines refuses any of these bottles to be carried in you luggage, they even screen for it, as a broken bottle can nearly impose an emergency landing due to the awful […]
We ended up at the Nhà hàng Chả Cá Thăng Long after exploring Hoàn Kiếm district. This restaurant only serves Chả Cá. Chả Cá is a dish that is a specialty in Hanoi consisting of shallow fried fish, dill, veggies and is served with rice noodles. The restaurant itself is quite simple. You just have to order drinks, as the hot pan with fish in it will arrive soon on the heater on your table when you sit down. And […]