TravelEater, aka Johanna Read, is a Canadian who loves travelling and loves eating, but hates eating tourist food. She collects -- and shares -- advice about eating around the world (and about what to do between snacks). Johanna is World Travel Buzz's new International Eating Expert and will be writing a monthly column.
My favorite Thai dish is also the most popular one in Thailand. Thai people say that if they don’t know what they feel like eating or cooking, they automatically turn to pad kra prao—hot basil stirfry. I order pad kra prao almost every time I’m at a Thai restaurant and for almost every lunch and dinner when I’m in(…)
Don’t you love the delicious things you discover while traveling? My favorites are anything with fruit, either fresh or made into something delightful. I’ve discovered several new fruits during my travels this year—snakeskin fruit and milk apple being two I’d never even heard of before. I also surprised myself by enjoying a fruit I’ve known(…)
Malaysia is known for its food. Chinese, Indian, and Malay are all here, often integrated into the most delicious of dishes. I’m in Malaysia right now feasting and learning as much as I can about a cuisine not that well known to North Americans. Nyonya (or Nonya or Peranakan) cuisine is one of the original(…)
Being a perpetual traveler means staying in exotic locales in luxury hotels and eating in the best restaurants in the world. Sometimes. It also means borrowing the spare room or couch of family, friends and even, sometimes, strangers. I’ve spent much of my summer being a house guest in various cities in the US and(…)