20th stop: Spain

Two years ago, I was fortunate to visit Barcelona. I survived on Gaudi’s art and tapas bars for a week and signed off with a Lobster Paella in la Barceloneta before I continued to historical Valencia; I was marvelled with the Spanish landscapes of olive and mandarin trees and finished my trip in the freezing…

18th stop: Japan

Japanese street food? I must be joking! No I am not! Japanese cuisine is considered one of the World’s greatest and finest cuisines. In the older days, among the upper class, Japanese meal would be brought on serving trays called Zen. In Lebanon, I used to pay high bills for the quality of ingredients and presentation…

17th stop: Greece

I have good vibes for Greece. Having spent some childhood holidays on the Greek Islands; although I couldn’t tell the difference between Beirut and Rhodes; I recall the clearance of the Mediterranean water and my seven years older brother sneaking a peek at Greek women tanning their bare boobs while I was busy playing jackpot…

16th stop: China

I tried Chinese food for years back in Lebanon, only to find out that the Chinese I once knew is called Thai in Australia. 3 years ago, I was invited to a birthday dinner for a guy made in China. I had high expectations to see cashew nuts, bamboo leaves, soy beans, and of course…

14th stop: Jamaica

It’s 5pm on Friday and I just slammed the door of the office announcing it’s the weekend woohoo! I was making my way home when I bumped into a Jamaican kiosk at the noodles market. The guy was rubbing the legs of a beautiful chicken with so much exotic love and spicy herbs… Stir it…

11th stop: Indonesia

When I started writing this blog, my workmate “Evie” loved the idea. Coming from Indonesia, Evie took it very personal and arranged with another colleague “Tima”; a feast in the city, to tell their Indonesian gastronomic story. There was everything on the table, except street food! with Evie and Tima telling their culinary techniques over…

10th stop: Turkey

Available in every street market, it’s the red food stall always in action; bursting with women continuously kneading, chopping, filling and frying; supervised by one man with frown eyes who basically takes your order and finalise your dish with a lemon wedge. If you haven’t guessed yet, I’m talking about the Turkish Gozleme, made of…

9th stop: Mexico

It’s the kind of food that makes me want to PARTYYYYYY! The colourful presentation of Tostadas, the fresh aromatic ingredients of Quesadillas, and the flavourful kick of Tacos are all exciting and they work very well with a bottle of Corona, loud music and fireworks. One more time: PARTYYYYYY! White corn, beans, tomatoes, guacamole, and…

8th stop: Morocco

When it comes to cooking; I am old fashioned. I appreciate simple and honest food that doesn’t require sophisticated techniques and overrated cookbooks; and Moroccan cuisine meets my expectations (and hopefully yours), with their gentle cooking methods of Tagine in terracotta, and Couscous in double-chambered couscoussier; along with spices, fresh vegetables, nuts and dried fruit. Extreme tolerance is…

6th stop: Germany and Austria

It’s Oktoberfest and I am feeling Bavarian today Yoodle-ay-ee hoo! Although I had softer lunch plans and good intentions, I was destined with a gallon of beer and a large plate of dead roasted animals! If I haven’t got the hint already, Meat is undeniably the basis of German and Austrian cooking, due to their union at various points…