Cambodian food revisited

I’m quite delayed in posting this but I did want to take the time to post one last entry from my trip to Asia!  This was my second time in Cambodia, but I got to spend much more time there this time and thus was able to do much more food research ahead of time … Continue reading

Street food delights of Northern Vietnam

The second part of my trip in Vietnam took me through Hanoi and Ha Long Bay, and I decided to focus on food even a bit more by taking an official street food tour and a cooking class. (I did both with Hanoi Cooking Centre, which is pricier than other places but worth it)  I … Continue reading

Amazing varieties of food in south and central Vietnam

As part of my current travels, I spent a full eight days (which for those of you who know me know is an incredibly long time for a Merri trip) in Vietnam, working my way through the major cities from south to north.  I’ve wanted to visit Vietnam for a while for multiple reasons, not the … Continue reading

Eating real Chinese food

After my visit to Japan, I went onward to Shanghai for three days to visit some good friends and see a city I’ve wanted to see for ages.  Shanghai is amazing and I had a fantastic time there, due in very large part to my incredibly generous friends who showed me all the best places … Continue reading

Exciting food exploration in Japan

Apologies for the absolute radio silence for the past few weeks!  I have embarked on my funemployment trip (aka the trip all consultants take between quitting their jobs and going to business school), which consists mostly of travel throughout Asian countries.  I’m visiting a mix of places that I’ve been to before, ones I haven’t, … Continue reading

Delightful culinary variety in London

As I’ve mentioned several times in this blog already, I recently had the opportunity to take a trip to one of my favourite cities in the world, London.  The last time I was there was about two years ago and it was so wonderful not only to be there again but also to realize how … Continue reading

Cooking Thai food in Chiang Mai

A few weekends ago, I embarked on one of the crazier travel decisions of my life – going to Thailand for a mere 3 days (it’s a 9 hr plane flight from Sydney, which is in fact close to essentially no other cities in the world) for a wedding and to reunite with all the … Continue reading

Bibimbap and other delights in Seoul

  A couple weeks ago, I had the great fortune to be able to visit the very cold but delightful city of Seoul in South Korea.  The language barrier there is pretty intense, but luckily one language we all have in common is pointing to things we want to eat.  Korean restaurants are great for … Continue reading

Fantastic food in Siem Reap

Going to Siem Reap in Cambodia was without a doubt one of the best trips (and certainly the most meaningful on a grander scale) I have taken since re-locating to Manila.  The country is stunning, the people are incredible and truly moving, and the temples are awe-inspiring, but I expected all this.  What I did … Continue reading

Unabashed gluttony in Taipei

A couple weekends ago, I got the opportunity to do a solo trip to Taipei, which meant that I spent the entire weekend eating.  Happily this is extremely acceptable in Taipei, as the entire city revolves around food.  It was without a doubt one of the most fun food adventure cities I’ve ever been to. … Continue reading