Cooking in Kathmandu

“Twice a day?” I confirmed, not believing what I was hearing, “Every day?”  Anu smiled. “Yes. Every day.” We were referring to dal bhat, the traditional dish of Nepal, which people there do indeed eat twice each day, every day. And they LOVE it. When you walk through the streets of Kathmandu (or any Nepali…

Southern Sichuan’s Hanging Coffins

“Xuanguan!” the bus ticket-collecter exclaimed to me when I said I was headed to Luobiao. “Yes!” I exclaimed excitedly, “Xuanguan!” I paid my 22 yuan and settled into a 2.5 hour bus trip down a river gorge into what felt like the middle of nowhere. I don’t think it was, really, as the bus seemed…

A crispy treat in Myeik, Burma

Leading up to the big pagoda in Myeik in Southern Burma there’s a street lined with stalls selling everything from sunglasses and longyis to toys and ice cream, and this crispy treat that I don’t know the name of. This man was making them, first by slowly pouring the batter into a wok full of…