Tag Archives: Indian

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

Posted in Food & Drink, South Asia | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Four Meals in – and One Meal with – Fiji

Between November 2008 and January 2009, I went on a RTW trip.  The computer on which I had uploaded those photos went kaput soon after, but fortunately I had salvaged the hard drive.  It was only two days ago that … Continue reading

Posted in Food & Drink, Oceania | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Cardamom’s the Word in Guatemala

In spite of the title of this post, truth be told, the way to say cardamom in Spanish is cardamomo.  With a name like that, surely it’s not indigenous to that part of the world.  (Same thing with coffee/café, you … Continue reading

Posted in (Inhuman) Nature?, Food & Drink, Human Nature, Languages, North America (non-NYC) | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Great Bunny Chow (South Africa)

So…there’s a chance that I used the phrase “the great” in the title either in the pejorative sense, or to reference another sandwich from South Africa called gatsby. Regardless of whether I enjoyed this food, what seems to be in less … Continue reading

Posted in Food & Drink, Sub-Saharan Africa | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment