If there’s one thing I’ve learned about food while living in Indonesia, it’s that ANYTHING can be fried. I’ve eaten fried meats, fried sweets, fried tofu and tempe, fried fruits and fried veggies. I think the only thing that I haven’t seen fried is ice cream, but we’ll leave that to the Mexicans. Snacks, or […]Read more "Side Dish: Fried Snackin’"
At least once or twice a week I will open up my lunchbox and find salted fish among the usual suspects like boiled eggs doused in chili paste, fried cubes of tofu and the ever-present mound of white rice. The salty snacks can range from fish that look like your basic minnow to more prehistoric-looking […]Read more "Side Dish: Those Salty Fishes"
This is the rambuton. While it’s easy to see why this fruit often results in juvenile giggles (“rambut” is Malay for “hairy”), I prefer to compare it to something a little less obvious (and Freudian for that matter). In my mind, the rambutan is the punk rocker of the fruit world. Check out that rad […]Read more "Side Dish: Punk Rock Fruit"
I used to write for a style and arts blog in Philadelphia and so I got into the habit of creating stories that fell under different “column-like” headings. With this in mind, I started the “Sidenotes” headings to depict the short little random thoughts that I sometimes post here. And now, since food is an […]Read more "Side Dish: Here’s Lookin’ at You Kid"