Anthony Bourdain Ate Here

It’s hot, humid, and full of foreigners. I guess that’s Dubai’s charm. It’s uncomfortable at times, but there are locales where you can find a respite from the heat. It’s expansive and with its vastness comes room to share. Hence, Dubai is sharing it’s opportunities with the world. On this day, I had the chance…

Breakfast in Cuba

In 2017, I visited Cuba twice and stayed with the same family both times. I paid to stay with them. This is a customary practice in Cuba. Homes that rent rooms to guests are called ‘casa particulares’. For an extra fee I was served breakfast each morning that included fresh fruit, eggs and cheese, bread,…

Lisboa Eats

In Portugal, there were plenty of sweets to try. The national favorite is Nata. It’s made of a custard in a pie crust. It’s delicious and light. I had mine with an espresso which in Portugal is called a ‘cafe solo’. My cafe solo was served with cinnimon and it paired nicely with my nata….

Yams? No. Sweet Potatoes!

If you find this blog title offensive that is because it was meant to be. Just as Dave Chappelle used an audio byte of Donnell Rawlins screaming “I’m rich, bitch” I want to make a proclamation about a different subject — one that has perplexed me for some years now. If you are like me then…

Soulful Adventure in Seoul

AJ’s flight to Guam had a 3 day layover in Korea. Our plan was to meet on Friday afternoon in Yongsan. Thereafter we made our way to Gangnam and Itaewon. We met Ally and hung out at the A-Loft lounge for a while. Thursday Party was our last destination.  Today we returned to Marley Coffee. What…

Spicy Black Noodles

The Chinese inspired restaurant on our university’s campus has introduced a new item to their menu. I have eaten this dish at other restaurants, but none were like this one. The difference? It is spicy. In general, Jja Jjang Myung, or Black Noodles as they are deservedly called, are served without hot peppers.   Black bean…

How about Them Apples?

The Chuseok holiday ended on Monday, but the fun didn’t stop. Last week I met a friend and spent time with her on my day off. We sang Karaoke, and she showed me around downtown. We hung out all night downtown. Finally, she and I went to a restaurant where we ate curdled blood soup….

Coming 2 America 2011

Yesterday, James and I went to an ice cream parlor that makes weird and unusual flavors. I remembered the building from an episode of Andrew Zimmern’s Bizarre Foods. I was thankful that I’d seen it. James was being a good tour guide. Across from this ice cream parlor was a vegan restaurant. I ordered a…