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Taste of Colombia

Colombia Food 101 Top things to try: Empanadas Chicharrón Arepa Bandeja Paisa Sancocho Morcilla Drink: Limonada de coco Colombiana Refajo Tales of a ChronicFoodie Overlooking Cartagena, Colombia many moons ago! Hola! It has been over 15 years since I found myself on the coastal city of Cartagena…

Taste of Jamaica

Jamaica Top things to try: Jamaican Patty Jerk Meat Ackee and Saltfish Callaloo Pepperpot Soup Festivals Scotch Bonnet Pepper Ting Blue Mountain Coffee Tales of a ChronicFoodie If there is a West Indian country that has become a place of comfort food to me, it has to be Jamaica.  When I was in grade 4…

Taste of Australia (Oz)

Australia Top things to try and eat: Meat pies Australian meats on the “barbie” Vegemite Damper bread Lamingtons Pavlova This is just a beginner’s guide and a place to start.  This is not even close to an exhaustive list but a place for where the curious foodie can begin.   Tales of a ChronicFoodie

Toronto – The Best Foodie Destination for the Adventurer

Toronto – The Best City In the World To Eat! Why Toronto is the greatest city in the world for the adventurous foodie CN Tower – Toronto, Canada There is so much to love about Toronto but one attribute that no one will dispute is that Toronto’s…

Korean Food 101 – Tdeukguk

Korean Food 101 – Tdeukguk Korean Food 101 – Tdeukguk A New Year’s culinary tradition for Koreans is to have this wonderful soup called Tdeukguk.   No one really knows why this soup is eaten at New Years but the theory I like best is the that the white rice cake in the soup represents the…

Korean Food 101 – Donkatsu

Korean Food 101 – Donkatsu Korean Food 101 – Donkatsu Korean Food 101 – Donkatsu:  When I’m at a Korean restaurant, one of my guilty pleasures, from all the options that exist, donkatsu is one of those things I just love. This breaded, deep or pan fried pork cutlet is comfort food to me and…

Korean Food 101 – Bulgogi

Korean Food 101 – Bulgogi Korean Food 101 – Bulgogi Korean Food 101 – Bulgogi:  If there is a beef dish that is as comfort food as it gets, bulgogi is on the top of that list.  This marinated beef dish will be at every special occasion and party hosted by Koreans. Bulgogi is a…

Korean Food 101 – Tangsuyuk

Korean Food 101 – Tangsuyuk Tangsuyuk Korean Food 101 – Tangsuyuk:  One of the things that I love about eating with Koreans is our natural way of sharing food.  “Family Style” eating is term commonly used when large plates of a dish are placed at a dining table and everyone takes their portion.  Sharing is…

Korean Food 101 – Jajangmyeun

Korean Food 101 – Jajangmyeun Jajangmyeun Jajangmyeon is a noodle dish that is topped with a thick salty black soy bean sauce. The literal translation of this dish is deep fried sauce on noodles.   Introduced to Koreans by Chinese merchants back in the early 20th century, this comfort dish has found some unusual traditions…

Korean Food 101 – Japchae

Korean Food 101 – Japchae Japchae Korean Food 101 – Japchae:  Out of the many things I’ve introduced to my non-Korean friends, I would have to say that Japchae is one of the clear favourites. Modern Japchae is quite different from where it began back in the 17th century.  Japchae is a combination of two…