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Back in Hanoi Where it all Began

In May 2014 we set off on our first long-term adventure, 7 months travelling through South East Asia and on to New Zealand. We started that trip by flying straight into Hanoi and it was a hot, crazy, noisy, intense sensory overload, where our love affair with Vietnamese food began. Returning two and a half years later we were intrigued…

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Cancun and a First Taste of Mexico

You may have noticed we haven’t posted as much about food on this trip. Sadly, apart from Ceviche, the cuisine in South America just didn’t live up to the standards of Asia and it was so unhealthy! At first it seems great but a few weeks of eating only fried food and carbs with absolutely no flavour in any dish…

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Lima Food Tour

Keen to try some more local food, we did a food tour in the Miraflores and Surquillo neighbourhoods with Food Walking Tour Peru. Below are a few of the dishes we tried:

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Don’t Cry For Me Argentina

Our visit to Argentina was to be defined by two things…steak and red wine. Luckily, one of our friends lives in Buenos Aires, so he took us to some of the best restaurants and wine bars in San Telmo.

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Penang – City of Food and Culture

We were excited to come to Penang, mainly because of its reputation for great street food. Anyone we’d spoken to or anything we’d read online raved about the hawker stalls and food courts. And it hasn’t let us down. Compared to street food elsewhere in Asia this place is on another level. We have also made a new discovery…the joy…

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Nasi Lemak

We couldn’t leave Penang without trying Malaysia’s national dish, Nasi Lemak. Traditionally eaten for breakfast and often seen wrapped in banana leaf parcels in food courts and on the the street.

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Char Koay Teow

Just down the road from our hotel is Kimberly Street, where in the evening dozens of Hawkers set up their stalls. Right outside Sin Guat Keong Coffee Shop is a Char Koay Teow stall – rice noodles fried up with shrimp, egg, beansprouts and chilli. I have to say this was the tastiest noodle dish I’ve had the entire time…

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Mot, Hai, Ba…ZO!

Last night we decided to go on a street food tour round Hanoi’s old quarter. We were picked up in a cyclo and dropped off at a random restaurant where our guide for the evening, Johnny Walker, was waiting.

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Bun Bo Nam Bo!

We stumbled across this street kitchen today, mainly packed out with locals but the guy was so friendly to tourists as well. Only one thing on the menu, so ordering wasn’t a problem!

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