During a three-year expat stint living in Singapore, I had a lot of mealtimes to spend investigating the local food scene. The gastronomic offering is as diverse in flavour as it is in price. Here I reveal my top three local dishes that will tantalise your tastebuds, while being gentle on your wallet.
You would be hard pressed finding a cuisine that isn’t available in New York City. One of the most diverse and interesting aspects of the melting pot city is the array of international influences. In the Foreign Cuisine Finder series I share all the delicious discoveries I make on my global adventures, and while in NYC I […]
On your first trip to New York City you went to the top of the Empire State, wandered Wall Street, cycled Central Park, saw a Broadway show, marveled at The Met and probably got up-close and personal with the Statue of Liberty. Now you‘re fortunate enough to be returning to NYC, so what will you […]
Being an Aussie expat that has lived in the U.S. and Asia, I sometimes get questions about Australian food. In this post I will make my recommendations for travellers heading Downunder and the four foods I think are worth sampling while you are visiting the Great Southern Land.
Food, glorious food, is a fun way to delve into the roots of a culture; to peel back the layers of influence and taste the history of a destination. The American South possesses a cuisine all of its own that reflects its climate, resources and varied residents over history, including Native Americans, European colonial powers […]
Eating is an essential ingredient in the immersive travel experience. I try to sample local cuisine for at least two meals a day while I am abroad. In the first edition of Foreign Cuisine Finder, I shared foods from Ireland, the Cook Islands and Cambodia, that made a seriously good impression on my taste buds. […]
Peranakan culture evolved from foreign traders settling in South East Asia between the 14th and 19th centuries, particularly major ports such as Singapore, Sumatra, Penang and Malacca. Here they married local women and the new generation born of these unions were known as Peranakan, meaning “locally born” in the Malay language of Bahasa Melayu. While […]
More images of my day spent with the Tamil Hindu’s of Singapore, celebrating Thaipusam. If you missed the post earlier in the week, get all the details of this incredibly unique spectacle by clicking here. Enjoy the many faces of Thaipusam…
You have never had pins and needles like this! Thaipusam, a festival commemorating the feats of Hindu God, Lord Subramaniam, is notable for the sacrificial piercing of devotees flesh. Thaipusam is celebrated by the Tamil people who originated in southern India. It generally takes place around January or February, during the full moon of the tenth […]