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Accidental Funnies - Country Flags Made From Iconic National Foods

Accidental Funnies – Country Flags Made From Iconic National Foods

The interwebs is indeed limitless in its ability to entertain, but it is not always kittens and puppies that are amusing. Check out these country flags made up of iconic and traditional ingredients from each nation. For example, Italy as seen above is basil, tomatoes and pasta. Click...
Photo Trek - Chiang Rai, Thailand

Photo Trek – Chiang Rai, Thailand

Chiang Rai is like the younger, less popular sister of Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand. It doesn’t get as much attention as a destination as Chiang Mai does, but in a way this is good for the intrepid traveler as it means fewer crowds and a more authentic...
Accidental Epicurean named in Viator's Top 25 Travel Blogs for 2014

Accidental Epicurean named in Viator’s Top 25 Travel Blogs for 2014

It is always wonderful to be recognized. After all, this is a hobby for me. It’s out of the pure love I have for travel, new experiences and my passion for food. I truly believe any culture – it’s history, tradition and future – can be understood through...
Best of Accidental Epicurean in 2013 - Asian eats, travels and favourite recipes

Best of Accidental Epicurean in 2013 – Asian eats, travels and favourite recipes

Reflecting back on 2013, I did partake in some amazing meals, travels and learn some new favourite recipes. Along with that Accidental Epicurean won some awards, namely the blog to watch by the UK site 101 Holidays, and Accidental Epicurean also reached #49 rank worldwide for all food...
Rules for Tipping in US, China, Thailand, Europe, UK, Brazil and More...

Rules for Tipping in US, China, Thailand, Europe, UK, Brazil and More…

If you are like me, one of the things I always look up before I go to a new country is the rules of tipping or tipping etiquette. Being American, I come from a country where we tip for everything. If someone raises a hand to help you...
3 Asian Chili Paste Recipes - Never Buy in the Supermarket Again - read Chubby Hubby

3 Asian Chili Paste Recipes – Never Buy in the Supermarket Again – read Chubby Hubby

Never buy in the supermarket again, because…you can make them better at home. I am a big fan of making my own condiments. Fresh ingredients, no preservatives, and in most cases, significant cost savings are what motivate me. You may have seen my article on Western condiments like...
Luxury Hotels in Asia are Tops on the Conde Nast Traveler's Best 100 Hotel & Resorts in the World

Luxury Hotels in Asia are Tops on the Conde Nast Traveler’s Best 100 Hotel & Resorts in the World

Every year Conde Nast Traveler publishes a list of the 100 best hotel and resorts in the world. This year there are 15 of the 100 from Asia, and 1 in the top 10 here in Shanghai. I have had the good fortune to be able to stay...
Easy Thai Recipe - Pad See Ew Gai - Broad Noodles Stir-fried with Chicken and Egg

Easy Thai Recipe – Pad See Ew Gai – Broad Noodles Stir-fried with Chicken and Egg

This is one of my favourite Thai dishes – definitely in the top 5. In fact, I cannot visit Bangkok without having this dish of chewy noodles, chicken, scrambled egg and kailan stir-fried in black soy sauce. Along with any other items on my agenda like shopping or...
Read Chubby Hubby - Recipe for Thai Krapow Gai (Chicken with Holy Basil & Chilies)

Read Chubby Hubby – Recipe for Thai Krapow Gai (Chicken with Holy Basil & Chilies)

                      There’s only one thing to say about this recipe – it is the closest I have ever come to replicating my favourite dish from when I lived in Bangkok, Thailand. I used to eat at a local...
Best Sushi in Bangkok? Isao Sushi

Best Sushi in Bangkok? Isao Sushi

I miss living in Bangkok. I miss the Thai food, the Thai massages and the beaches. But one of the things I miss most is Isao Sushi. Sushi???? As one of the most missed things from Bangkok? Yes, indeed! Quietly tucked away 150 meters down on Sukhumvit Soi...
Easy Recipe for Thai Iced Tea

Easy Recipe for Thai Iced Tea

When I moved to Thailand some years back, I eyed Thai Iced Tea suspiciously for several weeks before I decided to try it. It was probably the strange orange color, bordering on nuclear in appearance. But once I actually tried it, there was no turning back. The creamy...
Why detox? A talk with Karina Stewart of Kamalaya Koh Samui

Why detox? A talk with Karina Stewart of Kamalaya Koh Samui

I have done a detox program a few times. I always feel so great afterwards I think I will never go back to my old ways. Unfortunately, it’s typically a matter of days not weeks before I slip back into the same old same old. And so I...