Month: October 2017

5 Of The Best Bars In Belfast, Ireland

5 Of The Best Bars In Belfast, Ireland Belfast, Northern Ireland’s capital city is looking beyond its troubled political past to become a tourist hot spot. A city which thrives on its friendly people and lively drinking culture, locals here demand pubs of quality. Luckily for Belfast, it has them in droves… A city rich in history, Belfast may best be known as the city that built the ill-fated RMS Titanic. Increasing interest in those who wish to witness the birthplace of the doomed passenger liner or because they just love the bubblegum-coated movie has brought many a tourist...

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The Momofuku Shōtō Tasting Menu…So What Does The $550 Meal Look Like?

In a city such as Toronto — with its ever-changing tastes — it is becoming increasingly difficult for fine-dining restaurants to stay relevant… Celebrity chefs such as Susur Lee, Jamie Oliver and Mark McEwan, among others are all vying for spaces to showcase their next ground-breaking restaurants. Momofuku restaurant founder David Chang has already made a lasting impact since opening his first Toronto Momofuku restaurant in 2012. Back then it was nearly impossible to make a reservation. Months-long wait times were required. Things have since calmed down as Toronto diners now choose more casual dining options, but there were...

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The Art Of Phu Quoc Fish Sauce…What Makes It So Special?

The Art Of Phu Quoc Fish Sauce…What Makes It So Special? When it comes to Asian cuisine, there’s no escaping fish sauce. Used in countless dishes throughout all parts of Asia. Vietnam, China, Thailand, Korea, Japan and Cambodia all have their own particular brands of fish sauce. It is arguable, however that the Phu Quoc variety is the most renowned…so what makes it so special? The Vietnamese take their fish sauce very seriously. A staple of the country’s cuisine, fish sauce is to Vietnam what olive oil is to Italy. The subtly sweet amber-coloured anchovy extract should be as...

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The Commercialization of Sapa

The Commercialization of Sapa Anyone who has travelled to Sapa will be familiar with the onslaught of women and children dressed in traditional ethnic minority outfits ready to sell their ‘handmade’ souvenirs. Speaking English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Russian and even Italian in order to sell their souvenirs, anywhere tourists flock, aggressive hawkers are bound to follow… With the influx of tourists coming to Sapa, the territory has become saturated with foreign influences. Head into town, and any real estate boasting the views of the rice terraces has all but been snatched up by foreign hotel, bar and restaurant owners....

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