Tag Archives: Dessert

Restaurant Review: The Chocolate Buffet at The Sukhothai, Bangkok

Disclaimer: In exchange for two chocolate buffets, I am writing this review. Although a few Thai desserts come to mind, when I’m traveling to Bangkok, my mind is set on the spicy mains, the soups, and exotic juices. However, if … Continue reading

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Event Review: The Big Chocolate Show 2018, New York

Disclaimer: In exchange for two tickets to New York‘s second annual The Big Chocolate Show 2018, I am writing this event review. Although there was a small press event and awards ceremony on the night of September 28th, between the 29th and … Continue reading

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Who Knew Desserts Were Sweet? India’s Rasgulla

Given Name: Rasagola Alias:  Rasgulla Place(s) of Origin: Odisha (Orissa), India Place Consumed: Dhaka, Bangladesh Common Features: chhena*, maida*, sugar syrup, (lemon juice) Background: I’m a sucker for South Asian desserts, but oh are they cloying(-ly sweet).  More so than … Continue reading

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Product Review: Honey Mama’s Cacao-Nectar Bars

When I’m looking to eat dessert, I’m not always looking to be deluged in sugar or something extremely sweet.  Sure, I’ve gone overboard on mango sticky rice, Skippy Peanut Butter and Chocolate, and at buffets, but these days, that craving … Continue reading

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Chicken for Dessert: Tavuk Göğsü

What did you have for dinner? You don’t say. How about dessert? After a long wander through downtown Izmir, Turkey, I was craving something sweet.  Baklava would have been an easy choice, but I wanted to try something different. Not … Continue reading

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Fried Mantou with Condensed Milk (China)

When much of the world thinks of Chinese food, do bread, dairy and dessert often come to mind?  I’m not even referring to ingredients or dishes from hundreds or thousands of years ago, or Chinese restaurant kitchens adapted to local … Continue reading

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Fascinating Wedding Cakes from Around the World

Wedding cakes are renowned for their grandeur in regards to their aesthetics. Using tall, white cakes with figures on top symbolizing the groom and the bride is the sort of design which prevailed in US weddings in the 1950s embodying … Continue reading

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Was it Potable?: Ais Kacang, the Food Pyramid of Shaved Ices

Sweet corn.  Evaporated milk.  Red kidney beans.  Agar-agar.  Azuki.  Ice cream.  Fruit syrup.  Peking duck.  Patatas bravas.  Sole meunière.  Where do the toppings stop??   Well, if you knew from the first few ingredients that this was ais kacang (bean ice), … Continue reading

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Tonsillitis and the Marathons: The Japanese Take on Western Portions

Tonsillitis and the Marathons… sounds like a terrible band name, right?  But if you saw it on a t-shirt in a Chinese department store, it would be the least of your worries.  Tonsillitis, after all is an inflammation of the … Continue reading

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Five Orders of ข้าวเหนียวมะม่วง Please. Mango Sticky Rice? You Know It Well.

Mango sticky rice, or khao niao mamuang (khao niao being glutinous rice). It’s just about the only Thai dish I think about, besides the ful and pickles on Soi Arab.  And if you said, hey, what’s up with that?  You’d … Continue reading

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