The Pursuit of Everything

In the very beginning, or at least around October 2012 when I had decided to begin blogging about the food and culture from my travels, I encountered one of the greatest challenges every blogger inevitably must face: What should I title my blog? After long brainstorm sessions, numerous conversations with family members and friends, and lots of research, I had a good and solid list … Continue reading The Pursuit of Everything

Cooking Class in Vietnam

On February 6, our last day in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, Mary and I took a cooking class at the Vietnam Cookery Center. Established in 1999, the Vietnam Cookery Center is the first professional Cookery Center in Vietnam, teaching Vietnamese gastronomy to Tourists and other professional visitors from all over the world. The class started with an informative tour of the local and busiest market … Continue reading Cooking Class in Vietnam

Dream on dreamer Part I

Just three weeks ago, I was on an island in the Philippines. In the past three weeks, I’ve been in 5 countries, 12 cities, and I’m still going! Currently I’m in Shanghai, China. I’ve had many friends back at school asking about my trip and commenting how they wish they could do something similar. I’ve also had a lot of time to think on our … Continue reading Dream on dreamer Part I

Fish Amok in Cambodia

Today Mary and I took a Cambodian cooking class and learned how to make a delicious Khmer favorite: fish amok. Ever since we’ve arrived in Cambodia, I’ve been ordering fish amok everywhere, so I was happy to learn that I’d be learning how to cook this traditional meal myself. Fish amok by yours truly There are many different cooking classes offered throughout the city. I … Continue reading Fish Amok in Cambodia

Our one and only day in Battambang

Today we embarked on a 9 hour boat ride from Siem Reap to Battambang, Cambodia. To clarify, when I say boat I don’t mean this or this… I mean this. Although Mary and I were not prepared for this experience due to a shortage of food and Mary’s small bladder, it was interesting to boat by the floating villages in Cambodia. Once we arrived in … Continue reading Our one and only day in Battambang

Fried Kway Teow in Singapore

A belated post on Singapore: January 20, 2013 After a taste of island life in Boracay and some needed R and R in Manila, Mary and I said bye to the Philippines and hello to Singapore – the official start of Taking Asia 2013. Thanks to Mary’s friend, Jin, we had a great tour guide who helped us maximize our 24 hours in Singapore (we … Continue reading Fried Kway Teow in Singapore