Chinese Snack Taste Test Every country/culture has mysterious and “fear factor” foods that foreigners might have difficulty trusting . As a vegetarian, I often experience distrust more than I do an open and inviting look at food. Often, there’s no local to inform me about the cultural foods. Some foods appear off-putting and yet, it makes […]
Deep Fried Bugs Taste Test Challenge | Bangkok, Thailand (Click here if you can’t see the video) During my trip to Bangkok, I wanted to try eating deep fried bugs. The first time I was in Thailand, I did a video of myself eating a cricket. This time I wanted to try more. I went in search […]
Have you ever wished you could be adventurous enough to try street food in a foreign country, but unfortunately, the foreign foods you saw intimidated you? When I don’t know much about a country’s food culture and I don’t recognize their street food options, I get to feeling that way. Intimidated. Faint-hearted, I’m standing o…
“Go ahead honey, be a good girl/boy and eat your bugs. ” This something you could be telling your child some day and if you do, you’d not be alone. Over 2 billion people in the world supplement their diets with … you guessed it,.. bugs!
By the time I got to Cambodia, after having visiting much of Southeast Asia, I found there really wasn’t many Fear Factor Foods I haven’t seen.
‘Same Same’… but not too different.
In fact, the prize Fear Factor foods of Khmer folk seemed to share its neighbors’ palettes.
Here’s a few interesting foods as well as, a couple of players I haven’t yet seen…
It’s all too easy for a foreigner like myself, to point a camera and say, Ewww to foreign foods I’m not culturally raised with nor understand. That’s why in this post, I’d like to applaud Korea for is its proud aspiration towards healthy and FRESH foods. And …to say, Ewww.
As an American, I’ve lived most of my life in a shiny glass bubble…
So for me, traveling is my time to experience bold new adventures and broaden the glossy sheen of my bubble. One of the greatest thrills for me in visiting Asian/Southeast Asian countries, is encountering the unique culture shock or Fear Factor (see my Korea post here) of its different cuisines.
Sometimes you’re better off not knowing what you’re eating and Korea is just a land of too much information. Why? The food is actually really delicious and many westerners will tell you so but getting it past the gates of your eyes won’t be easy. You might lose all desire to order anything more than a pizza!
Not far from my hotel, where D Phan Si Road off-shoots onto a smaller street, D Tue Tinh, you’ll find Sapa market. It’s a local market of tobacco, produce and meat and a bit of a spectacle for unsuspecting tourists, as you’ll be able to get a glimpse of the local delicacies that tempt the village palate. For vegans and vegetarians, you may not want to enter the meat section– it can feel pretty hardcore