It's All About The Food!


Wings and other treats on Jalon Alor, KL

We travel for the sensory experiences. We travel to SEE, TOUCH, HEAR, SMELL,

and more than anything, we travel to TASTE. We journey to sink our teeth into juicy new cultures, and in turn, we enrich our SOULS.

A street food menu in Chau Doc, Viet Nam. (Near the Cambodian Border) And we chose...DRUM ROLL PLEASE...

Potential Evil Chicken Herbs...

And... Potential Drugs Near the Northern Cattle! We never figured out what the food titles meant, but as the pics might suggest, they both looked evil and potentially drugged!

A Street Food Named Desire Me, eating Pho (pronounced Fuh like Duh!)...delicious Beef Noodle Soup! Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Viet Nam.

Capsicum Frutescens The Ubiquitous Red Chili! Whoo Hoo! \,,/ \,,/ Scoville Heat Scale 75,000 - 150,000

Sus Domesticus

The Stinky Fruit. Durian Love it or hate it, you certainly can't miss it.

A non-alcoholic fruit beverage. (That little green guy on the side - forgot the name!) Tasted just like a Margarita!

A very VERY serious Wing Man on Jalon Alor, one of the best foodie streets in KL! Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Yep. Just about anything can be cooked on a stick! Jalon Alor, KL.

Thai food in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia! YUM!

The best Sweet Chili Fish ever. Negombo Beach, Sri Lanka.

Oh, Donald Duck would not be happy to see this! Can Tho, Viet Nam. (Mekong River Delta)

Like I said, anything can be cooked on a stick. Including bits of pork & beef intestines...

The locals were tickled silly at our openness in trying their food. Yangon, Myanmar (Rangoon, Burma)

More Pho! Actually, it's what's for breakfast...in Viet Nam!

Banh Xeo (Vietnamese Seafood Crepes) of massive proportions! And a chance to eat with lovely new friends! Can't beat that combination! Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam.

So what are little boys made of? Frogs and Snails, and Puppy-Dogs' Tails! Okay. So we left off with the Puppy-Dogs' tails.

Replaced the Frogs (Already ate those!) with Eels! (Snails and Eels cooked two ways. Better than you might think!) Farewell meal. Ninh Binh, Viet Nam.

Banana Leaf wrapped Barbecue Pork with Sticky Rice for my husband. Luang Prabang, Laos.

And my hands-down favorite Lao dish, Laap. I prefer Fish Laap, but this particular one was made with minced Water Buffalo meat and stomach bile. Believe me, it was delicious!

Night Food Market in Luang Prabang, Laos. All you can load onto a great big plate for $2! A delectable bargain!

Witness the devastation! This WAS a meal of deep fried Elephant Ear Fish with piles of rice vermicelli noodles, mounds of fresh herbs, many layers of rice paper to wrap it all in, and a bottle of chili sauce (which came brand-new, seal unbroken). I'd say we left nothing but culinary destruction in our wake! And all for 185,000...Vietnamese Dong! US$ 8.00! For three people! (My husband, our boatman, and myself) Near the floating markets of Can Tho, Viet Nam. SOUTHEAST ASIA ROCKS!!!!!

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