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BuildingMyBento · 1d ago

پولۇ Polo (Xinjiang, China)

From the portion size, you can tell they knew I was coming.  From the reused cooking oil, you can tell I knew what I was getting into. I consumed this tasty polo, better known to much of the...
BuildingMyBento · 1w ago

Taiwan, ever UNinvited

Taiwan, or the Republic of China had served as the sole representative of “China” since the founding of the United Nations in 1945.  They were finally expelled in favor of growing internatio...
BuildingMyBento · 2W ago

Ethiopian Chechebsa

Chechebsa, or kita firfir, is a nauseatingly filling breakfast item from Ethiopia.  In one sitting, I’ve eaten six slices of a New York (pizza) pie in a sitting, obscene amounts of cheap sus...
BuildingMyBento · 2W ago

Separate Checks

During my last visit to Japan, I finally tried the Kani Douraku (かに道楽) restaurant chain, that time in Kyoto.  They specialize in crab, or the kani in the Kani Douraku name. Admittedly, I qui...
BuildingMyBento · 3W ago

A Brief Tour of Al Balad, the Historic Center of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Although I was quite looking forward to visiting Al Balad, the historic section of Jeddah, Saudia Arabia, I was already slightly disappointed before my first visit.  Due to various reasons w...
BuildingMyBento · 1M ago

But Did You Know That I’d Lose My Wallet?: The Japan Edition

Coincidentally, I did lose my wallet during my first trip to Japan.  The details are rather fuzzy – it happened in 2000 – but it did shock me that it happened in a country known for actually...
BuildingMyBento · 1M ago

Cinema Rossiya in Yerevan, Armenia

It’s quite obvious that I’m willing to travel out of my way – which amusingly puts things “in my way” – to observe (what I believe to be) unusual examples of architecture. Though, how does o...
BuildingMyBento · 1M ago

Product Review: Honey Mama’s Cacao-Nectar Bars

When I’m looking to eat dessert, I’m not always looking to be deluged in sugar or something extremely sweet.  Sure, I’ve gone overboard on mango sticky rice, Skippy Peanut Butter and Chocola...
BuildingMyBento · 1M ago

Event Review: 2017 New York Summer Fancy Food Show, Part 2

Welcome to part 2 of my review of the 2017 New York Summer Fancy Food Show (for part 1, please click here).  This time, I’ll be reviewing some of my favorites from the show. Also, one of my ...
BuildingMyBento · 1M ago

Restaurant Review: andpizza, Manhattan, New York, USA

Disclaimer: In exchange for this restaurant review, I received one pizza. A fair question would be, why would I review a pizza chain based in Washington D.C.?  Not only that, but New York, N...