Day Trip to Mae Salong, Thailand’s Beautiful Yunnanese Village

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When I heard about a small, ethnically Chinese village, located northwest of Chiang Rai town, I was intrigued… …But when I heard there was delicious Yunnanese food available, that’s when Ying and I decided we HAD to visit immediately. Mae Salong (ดอยแม่สลอง)? The official name of Mae Salong (ดอยแม่สลอง) has now been changed to Santikhiri (สันติคีรี), so […]

Day Trip to Ubol Rat Lake for Grilled Fish, Khon Kaen, Thailand

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The next step of filming for the Thai food tv show was to go to Khon Kaen (ขอนแก่น), one of the major cities located in the Isan region of Thailand. I’ve been to Khon Kaen a number of times, and each time I’m reminded just how good the som tam (green papaya salad) is in this area of […]

Myanmar Barbecue on 19th Street Yangon, Chinatown

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When you’re in Yangon and searching for places to eat, you’ll likely come across Yangon’s famous 19th Street in the Chinatown area of downtown. Every evening, the main street of Maha Bundala comes alive with vendors of all kinds, selling all sorts of edible foods, ranging from Chinese to local Myanmar dishes. 19th Street – […]

Cooking Food in Bamboo with the Akha Hill Tribe in Chiang Rai

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Chiang Rai, located in the northern tip of Thailand, is one of my favorite regions of the country. The green rolling hills and mountains, the thick jungle, and the peacefulness of the area, is what I love most about visiting. While filming the Thai food documentary, we went to Chiang Rai province to film a […]

Myanmar Tofu Salad – A Different Kind of Tofu Experience

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If you’re like me, you might think it’s a wheel of cheese. On my first visit to Myanmar, back in 2011, I was puzzled for a number of days, as to what exactly was that wiggly round of yellow matter, that people were eating on the streets? To cure my curiosity, I sat down at a street food stall and […]