Mystery Street Food, Phuket, Thailand

I’m pretty sure the last thing I tried, the one in the picture, was some sort of octopus. Either that or some alien being that had been skewered and roasted. Prior to that, we had tried a few things that, despite the vendor’s attestations that it was chicken, had the texture and flavor of no…

Pizza (any pizza), Dar Poeta, Rome

It’s bread, pomodoro and cheese. Can it really be so much better in one place or the other? Now, I can’t definitively state that this pizza was the best I’ve ever tasted. But, it definitely was one of the most memorable. We saw this place on travel sites but the resounding recommendation was from our…

Afternoon Tea, Franco’s, London

OK. So, this was definitely not traditional afternoon tea and the price was anything but regular as well. But in terms of flavor, presentation and exquisiteness, this was definitely an experience worth having. The tea is for one person but the associated, finely crafted nibbles were plentiful enough for two and at the same tasty…

Risotto, Lisbon

The Risotto at this Restaurant with an infamous name, Lisbon, Portugal. I have described it as a transformative experience. The rice was perfectly cooked, not mushy yet not firm, creamy but not sticky, with the right balance of saltiness. The grilled shrimp imbued lightly sweet yet smoky flavor to the dish. There were mushrooms to…