Tag Archives: Street Food

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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Pani Puri (Puchka)

Given Name: Puchka Alias:  Panipuri*, Phuchka, Gol Gappa, Gup Chup Place(s) of Origin: India Place Consumed: Dhaka, Bangladesh Common Features: Potatoes, chickpeas, puri, tamarind, water, a newspaper (taking the place of banana leaves) Verdict: Believe it or not, I can … Continue reading

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Chinese Street Food: Bingtanghulu (冰糖葫芦)

China might not be one of the first twenty countries you think of when you want something sweet, so I’ll give you a couple of delicious options for starters.   And now, it’s time for a third. Have you ever wanted … Continue reading

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My Nominee for Best Street Food Vendor

It is surprisingly easy to choose which restaurants are my favorites.  Whether or not it has cheap eats, waitstaff that sit down and awkwardly talk with customers, windows, soap and water or some combination of the four, is of minimal importance … Continue reading

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Jakarta: Raw and Uncensored. But Mostly Raw.

Have to keep my readers guessing with the post titles, no? Say, have you heard of the benefits of (good) hygiene?  Jakarta, Indonesia would appreciate if you forgot about that for a brief point in time.  Instead, street food vendors are … Continue reading

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Over the Counter and Below the Equator

After a long, humid, shirt-wringing kind of day in Jakarta, Indonesia, I craved street food.   But really, that could be said about every day in Jakarta.  It’s as good an excuse as any to eat with reckless abandon. Every now … Continue reading

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General Tso’s 8th Floor Walk-Up: Rotisserie Realtors in China

Walking by real estate offices in China might make you wonder.  Wonder what? Now that’s the important question.  The men are usually outside dun’ing, that is, squatting, at the edge of a step, in addition to smoking and texting, often at … Continue reading

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Digestion is Half the Battle: Jakarta Eats, Part Dua

As I’ve alluded to in an earlier post, Jakarta is the epicenter of Indonesian food.  Imagine being able to get NYC/New Haven pizza in LA or anything Mexican on the east coast and having those respective meals actually taste good.  … Continue reading

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Limeño, Cuzqueño, Jameando, Vacilando: A Few Peruvian Bites (and one Sip)

¿Ñew to Perú?  Aspiring to dive right into the local offerings of neon sodas and alliterative grains?  I’d like to introduce to readers a sampling of what’s available in Peru, not limited to but chiefly in the cities of Lima … Continue reading

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Assorted Eats in Jakarta

I apologize for the delay in posting; I’ve been quite busy lately and am disappointed for not keeping everyone apprised.  Also, I’ve been looking at digital cameras so that you don’t have to stare at digital noise while scoping out … Continue reading

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