Beijing Backpacking, Day 7: The Ultimate Hole In The Wall

If the first day of the week was about Chinese cuisine adopting the Western fast food format, today we hit the other extreme. When you’re hungry on your way home, sometimes you just have to point at a random subway station and take a gamble on what’s there. This joint is in Liuliqiao, the intersection … More Beijing Backpacking, Day 7: The Ultimate Hole In The Wall

Jordan’s most celebrated dessert: kunafa

You can’t visit Amman, Jordan without tasting freshly baked kunafa at Habibah Downtown. (Or knafeh, or kanafeh – count the different fillings, count the different spellings!) It’s hard to describe the golden dessert to you. Some say it’s the middle eastern version of a cheese danish. The salty sweet combination of crispy vermicelli-like pastry with soft melted … More Jordan’s most celebrated dessert: kunafa

Singapore: World’s most expensive city? Really? (2)

So, for the ‘world’s most expensive city’ Singapore, how much did this cost and how many did it feed? For SG$25 (roughly US$20), six of us were filled. This feast – a combination of curries with eggs, sweet and sour meat and fruit juices couldn’t be a better representation of the quirky Chinese-Malay-Indian intersection that … More Singapore: World’s most expensive city? Really? (2)