street food

In China, Very Bad People Are Selling 'Fresh' Walnuts Filled With Cement

Traveling to China? Check with your dentist first
Feb 27, 2013 1:31 pm

Talk about a nutty situation. Business Insider reported yesterday on a strange phenomenon — Chinese fraudsters selling walnuts, marked as fresh but filled with rocks and cement, to unsuspecting consumers. So, how exactly does this nasty practice work and why is it used to trick unsuspecting consumers?

Kumpir: A Hot Potato From Istanbul

Turkey's crazy street food never ceases to amaze
Dec 10, 2012 12:31 pm

Thanks to our editorial intern Laila, we've been pretty solidly educated on the glories of the various kinds of Middle Eastern street food she grew up with. First she brought Turkey's wet burger to our attention. Then we learned about koshary, the most delicious way to feed the most people with the least effort, via Egypt's Rachael Ray. Now with knowledge of kumpir — a specialty in Ortaköy, Istanbul — I'll attempt to reinvent the baked potato. Or at least use up a lot of leftovers all at once.

Drop The Lime Goes Wild At The Night Markets In Thailand And Taiwan

NYC-based DJ knows how to eat well
Dec 4, 2012 2:01 pm

A man who puts bitters on his concert rider is most certainly not messing around with food. And while we are meeting a lot of people with very discerning taste during DJ Week, Luca Venezia (known formally as NYC-based DJ and producer Drop The Lime) has some very particular taste as we found out in this interview

Legendary Sandwich: The Mitraillette

Or call it by its formal name: The Submachine Gun
Oct 25, 2012 11:31 am

I read myself to sleep last night with one of my favorite bedtime stories: Jon Chonko's Scanwiches book. It's a real thriller — intimidating Italian characters who may or may not be associated with the mob, a classic meat-meets-bread story, a little fluff, a sexy Cuban and a war (but I won't give away the twist). A war? Yes, Belgium wins. Awh, I gave away the twist. It's all because of the Mitraillette.

Fried Mexican Grasshoppers, Chapulines, Will Knock You Out Of A Taco Rut

Fries with eyes make a killer tostada
Aug 13, 2012 11:31 am

I hopped down to Oaxaca over the weekend to check out the Zignum mezcal distillery and discovered my new favorite food, which also happens to hop. Mexican fried grasshoppers, chapulines, will knock you out of a taco rut faster than a speeding mouse in a sombrero.

KF Seetoh's Singaporean Street Food Revolution

The hawker stall trailblazer wants to go global
Jul 26, 2012 3:01 pm

Sometimes referred to as the Asian Bourdain, Seetoh was born and raised with a deep understanding of Singaporean food culture as it pertains to its history, and that's why he's the perfect man for the arduous task of institutionalizing this essential facet of Singapore's identity (not that he's offering himself up).

Lunch In Singapore: Char Kway Teow

Rice noodles with the best secret ingredient ever
Jul 17, 2012 11:31 am

Man, there is just no way to make some street food look attractive. I poked and arranged and even tossed a Hudson filter over it and that char kway teow still looked like a pile of...well, whatever. This signature Singaporean stir-fried rice noodle dish is hyper-addictive and boasts some serious signature culinary moves of hawker culture.

Lunch In Singapore: Chicken Rice

Maxwell Hawker Center's famous Tian Tian ROCKS OUT
Jul 16, 2012 11:31 am
chicken rice

I realize this is not news. If you've seen Bourdain in Singapore or read any Southeast Asian food blog ever, you know that chicken rice is among the greatest global street foods ever whipped up, and Tian Tian at Singapore's famed Maxwell Hawker Center is most certainly where it's at. I went in a skeptic, and came out an evangelist. My life will never be the same. 

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