Kaena Point Hike: The Beautiful Western Tip of Oahu


Along with food and beach, one of the things I love doing most when I’m in Hawaii is hiking. Taking a hike is one of the best ways to experience the beauty of Hawaii. The very western tip of the island of Oahu is known as Kaena Point (officially spelled Ka’ena Point). Although it was once accessible… [Read More]

Beef Pho in Saigon: Try It at Pho Phuong 25


In Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), just like with banh mi, you’ll have a hard time walking more than a block or two without stumbling into the next pho restaurant. And sometimes you’ll smell it before you see it. Though it originated in northern Vietnam under the influence of the French, pho is another noodle soup… [Read More]

Bun Mam: Another Noodle Soup You Should Eat in Saigon


Before taking my most recent trip to Saigon, I didn’t know just how many different types of Vietnamese noodle soups existed. And even after eating numerous different types of soup, with many diverse flavors, I’ve barely scratched the surface of the variety and possibility of what’s available in Vietnam. Along with pho and bun rieu, another noodle… [Read More]

Phuket Market: A Delicious Experience at Talad Kaset


There’s one thing I never get tired of doing in Thailand: Visiting markets. And along with beautiful beaches, one of the things I love doing most when I’m in Phuket is going to the local fresh wet market. Talad Kaset (ตลาดเกษตร ภูเก็ต), located in Phuket Town, is a huge fresh wet market, packed with ingredients of… [Read More]

Bo La Lot – Probably My Favorite Vietnamese Food!


Soup noodle dishes are some of the most famous things to eat in Vietnam. And there’s no denying they are delicious. But there are other dishes, like minced meat wrapped in herbaceous leaves and grilled over charcoal, known as bo la lot, that happens to be one of my favorite delicacies from Vietnam. In this… [Read More]