Fries/chips/frites/patatje – chop a potato into straws and deep-fry it and you are on to a winner.
I looked into “must-eat” foods before we went to Amsterdam, and something that came up repeatedly was chips topped with mayonnaise, satay sauce and raw onion.
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Almost exactly a year after our New York + Extras trip, here is the last post!
Don’t ask 🙂 Instead be distracted by this photo… mmm, creamy goodness!
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As much as I like trying to be brave, sometimes language can be a barrier to exploration.
Local knowledge seemed ideal, so I decided to find a guided food tour we could go on, eventually signing us up for a Hanoi Street Food Tour.
Because one of our number didn’t eat meat, I opted for a private tour. As there were 4 of us, it didn’t turn out that much more expensive ($100 vs $80).
We turned up at the office on time, and were introduced to our lovely guide, who had the nickname Miss Smile. She plunged off into the streets (on foot), and we started the tour.
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This isn’t a proper post. This is really just a “look at this fish!” post.
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After nearly 4 years, H and I finally made it back to Thailand, this time to spend Christmas with his dad and family in Chonburi.
It was my first Christmas outside the UK, but a tree and presents were waiting, and we had an amazing buffet brunch at Mantra. Plus I didn’t have to eat a single Brussels sprout! Win!
As usual, food was one of the core parts of the holiday for me. Although I’ve had quite a lot of food in Thailand over the years, there is still a lot to try. After some online research I thought a traditional Thai breakfast would be a good place to start, specifically Jok and Pa Thong Ko.
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