'Travel' on Serious Eats

The Best Fried Chicken on the Planet: An Opinionated World Tour

You can travel around the world eating nothing but fried chicken. Here, in no particular order, are my picks for the crispiest, crunchiest, finger-lickingest fried chicken on the planet. Some are general preparations from a region of the world. Some are specific dishes at particular restaurants. Some are recipes you can make at home. All are crispy, meaty, and delicious. More

Why You Should Visit Singapore's Little India Now

If you're going to Singapore, you shouldn't miss Little India. The flavors found in this neighborhood are the real deal, not watered down for Western palates. Here's our guide to the essential bites, from extra-crisp fermented rice crepes on the southern end to Gujarati home cooking on the northern side. More

For the Best Food in Bangkok, Hit the Streets

You can wander the streets of Bangkok for weeks, pointing at every single thing that looks tasty, handing over a couple dozen baht, and eating until you burst, all without ever eating the same thing twice. And you'd have difficulty spending more than around $10 a day doing it. And, in fact, that's pretty much what my wife and I did for the few days we were there. Here's just a taste of what you'll get. More

Snapshots From Turkey: Kenji's Best Bites From Istanbul

Modern Turkish cuisine has the slow-cooked meaty stews and hearty beans of Central Asian and Caucasian cuisine, the warm spices of Middle Eastern cuisine, and the ingredient-forward influence of the Mediterranean, all mixed up and combined with the refined technique of Ottoman and Western European kitchens. The result is a very food-centric culture with a dizzyingly wide range of ingredients, techniques, and flavors. And in Istanbul, you can get a LOT of it. Here are some of the best things I ate. More

The Secret Life of Pie Town, New Mexico

When I first learned that there was an actual place called Pie Town, I had a definite idea of how it should look. My rather intricate vision involved streets paved with cookie crust, street lamps shaped like apples, and churches with meringue spires. What's the truth about this southern New Mexico town? We found out. More

This Hotel Lets You Order Pizza at the Push of a Button

You've just arrived to your hotel after a soul-sucking flight (or train trip, or car ride), and you're starving—it's late, room service isn't an option, and the vending machine down the hall promises nothing more than a sugar crash down the line. You roll over in bed in despair, when your eyes alight on curious salvation: a pizza button. On the phone. A button on the phone for pizza. More

The Crisper Whisperer: Vegetables on Vacation

Even if you like to put your best foot forward on vacation and seek out the most delicious-tasting fare your destination has to offer (regardless of its ANDI score), it's worth making room for the foods that will keep you feeling healthy and energetic. Even if it's only to ensure you have space in your belly for those world-famous fried clams at dinner. Here are five of my favorite tips for fitting in fruits and veggies on vacation. More

SE Staff Picks: Our Favorite Food Souvenirs to 'Smuggle' Home

When we heard about this recent bologna bust in New Mexico, where agents seized 385 pounds of Mexican bologna after finding it in a pickup truck (it's illegal to bring pork products across the border), we started chatting in the office about food "smuggling." Everyone's shoved a few food souvenirs into their suitcase, and most of the time it's not as illegal as 385 pounds of bologna. Here are some items we've brought across borders. How about you? What are your favorite food souvenirs to tote home? (Need not be illegal...) More

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