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Meet the Torta Ahogada, Guadalajara's Signature Sandwich

The torta ahogada ("drowned sandwich") began as a working man's lunch, almost exclusively sold from small stands on street corners. The inventor died decades ago, but a link to the beginning of the simple sandwich still remains in the city center where his apprentice has been clocking in every morning for the last 55 years. Here's the true story of the torta ahogada, plus tips on where to get a great one if you go to Guadalajara. 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

Where to Eat in Mexico's Valle de Guadalupe

Wine-loving folk in Baja, Mexico, speak with pride about the Valle de Guadalupe, a surprisingly lush, wide cut of land just off the coast from Ensenada. But the region is a destination for more than wine—restaurants cooking with lush local produce and seafood are serving some fantastic meals. More

Berlin's Asian Food Scene Is on the Rise

Despite Berlin's reputation as the capital of mild, the epicenter of inauthentic Asian food, there's a layer of not just acceptable, but actually good restaurants for mapo tofu and dumplings, laab and fiery papaya salad, pho and more, lurking just below the bland, curry-covered surface. More

Why Newfoundland Needs to Be Your Next Culinary Travel Destination

A new generation of Newfoundland chefs, fueled by renewed local pride and the island's growing economy, is bringing the lessons learned in their grandmothers' kitchens to St. John's restaurants. These restaurants are recreating—and sometimes reinventing—local ingredients and traditional meals in the Canadian province's capital in ways that bring to mind both the terroir-driven cuisine of Nordic countries and the casual hominess of country cooking in the Southern states of the US. More

Sweet or Savory, Martabak is the King of Indonesian Street Food

Most Javanese food can attribute its relative simplicity to the fact that it's an indigenous cuisine that has remained largely unaffected by outside forces, save for a bit of Chinese influence in certain dishes. Martabak, a roti-like stuffed fried flatbread, is a notable exception. Even on Java, folks I talked to said "this isn't Javanese food, it's Indian." Others trace its origins to the Middle East. Either way, it's one of the best street foods around. More

Headed to Chiang Mai? Don't Miss the Stellar Khao Soi at Lamduon Fahrm

Chiang Mai easily makes the list of my top five favorite cities in the world. Culinarily, it's one of the least familiar regions of Thailand. The local dishes, influenced by Burma to the Northwest, and China's Yunnan province and Laos to the north, don't really make it far beyond Northern Thai borders. With the exception of a few dishes at Pok Pok, Andy Ricker's ode to Chiang Mai in Portland and New York, I'd never seen half the dishes I tasted while we were there. The big exception is Khao Soi, the area's most popular export. I was eager to taste this fantastic dish at the source. More

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