There’s really not much to do in New Jalpaiguri (known by train code as NJP), India, except it’s a big train railroad junction – sort of the station that connects North India with Northeastern India. After spending time in both Darjeeling and Gangtok and I had to go back to NJP. And apart from waiting [...]
by Mark Wiens on May 16, 2013
by Mark Wiens on May 14, 2013
Nagaland, located in very Northeastern India, is a state that’s just north of Myanmar and just south of China and Bhutan. There are sixteen main tribes in Nagaland, each with similar yet unique traditions and practices. While food from each tribe overlaps, there are also certain dishes that are specifically known from a certain tribe. [...]
by Mark Wiens on May 10, 2013
Pakistani Pakora A pakora is a deep fried fritter included in Indian food, Sri Lankan food, and Pakistani food in a variety of variations. These homemade Pakistani eggplant pakoras were wonderful, and the local family who served them to me said that they especially enjoy eating them, along with tea, on a rainy day.
by Mark Wiens on May 7, 2013
After spending time in Kolkata, I had an opportunity to visit a friend of mine in the Northeastern Indian region of Nagaland. Eating pork is a big part of the local culture, especially around holidays and celebrations. I got to taste many different Naga food dishes, including lots of pork, fish, and some incredible chili [...]
by Mark Wiens on May 5, 2013
Thank you for watching! (If you can’t see the video, click here to watch it on YouTube) You may remember this delicious Indian street food stall that I wrote about a few weeks ago. And finally, here’s the video. Camamc Street is a business office street in the heart of Kolkata, India, and everyday for [...]
by Mark Wiens on May 3, 2013
Isaan Thai Feast Isaan food originates from the northeastern province of Thailand. Green papaya salad, grilled chicken, blood cockles, and sticky rice were all a part of this incredible feast at Bangkok’s graveyard restaurant.
by Mark Wiens on May 2, 2013
Camac Street, which apparently has been renamed Abanindranath Tagore Sarani, is a low-key (and pleasantly calm compared to other Kolkata streets) commercial street in the heart of Kolkata. Businesses, stores of many kinds, cafe’s, and residential condos all flourish along Camac Street. And there’s one other thing, Kolkata street food, which happens to be widely [...]
by Mark Wiens on April 26, 2013
Fried Tongue Just before eating a huge breakfast of huevos rancheros, I couldn’t help but snack on this oily, yet lusciously flavorful, fried tongue!
Hey! My name is Mark. After graduating from university, I decided to travel and EAT!
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