L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele, ITALY

Naples is known as the birthplace of pizza and for that one and only reason, we decided to make the two-and-a-half-hour drive from Roma to Napoli in search of the world’s best pizza. Truth be told, if we had more hours in Naples, we most likely would have gone on a pizza tasting adventure but […]

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TEN South African Foods You Must Try

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In South Africa, you’ll find an array of local dishes inspired by the indigenous population. Cultural traditions along with Dutch, French, Indian and Malaysian influences have led to a range of unique and vibrant dishes that have become known as home -grown and which, should form part of every traveller’s itinerary when visiting! I’ve put […]

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Tasting pizza in Napoli: L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele

Naples is known as the birthplace of pizza and for that one and only reason, we decided to make the two-and-a-half-hour drive from Roma to Napoli in search of the world’s best pizza. Truth be told, if we had more hours in Naples, we most likely would have gone on a pizza tasting adventure but […]

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Unexpectedly tasting shark fin soup in China

Food forms a big part of Chinese culture with tradition and meaning accompanying almost every step of a meal. Business dinners, weddings and other special occasions are almost always met with some form of exotic dish. Shark fin soup is a delicacy found in traditional Chinese cuisine and is made from the fins of various […]

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Nagata-Ya, Japan

After a long day in Hiroshima we stopped for dinner at the famous Nagata-Ya Japanese restaurant. Nagata-Ya is a Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki restaurant located on Hondori Road next to the Memorial Peace Park. It’s the perfect place to sit down and try some traditional okonomiyaki in a city that is famous for it. Nagata-Ya is a […]

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Tasting okonomiyaki

During preparations for my trip to Japan I did a lot of pre-reading about the things I wanted to see and do. I knew Japan was famous for sushi and octopus dumplings (takoyaki), so naturally that was on my culinary bucket list. But upon arrival I soon realized that each city in Japan is famous […]

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Cantonese Morning Tea

Cantonese morning tea, or zao cha (zao meaning morning and cha meaning tea) is a beautiful tradition in the Southern lying areas of China, forming an essential part of local daily life. Whether it be drinking a cup of refreshing oolong tea with family or sitting down together with friends, the culture of drinking tea […]

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Café Confucius, Beijing

Situated near the Confucius Temple in Dongcheng is a little Buddhist inspired coffee shop. Its mention in many China inspired guidebooks made me fairly curious as to how a little roadside café nestled in the heart of a hutong could be named after one of the most famous temples in all of Beijing which led […]

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Gelato Pique Café, Beijing

Nestled in the heart of Beijing’s Sanlitun, Taikoo Li shopping district is a cute little Japanese café. So little that you most likely will walk past without even knowing it’s there. In fact, I spent almost a year in Beijing without even tasting those delectable French-style pancakes. Until one morning before work I randomly strolled […]

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Tasting Peking duck in Beijing

China is famous for many kinds of exotic foods however depending on which city you visit; there will always be a specialty dish that is characteristic of that area. For Beijing, that dish is traditional Peking duck. The Chinese themselves have a famous saying that no visit to China is complete without climbing the great wall […]

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