Our national managing editor Erin was traveling through southeast Asia this month and made some friends with an elephant in Chiang Mai.
Speaking of Bananas
One of Erin's favorite street treats in Thailand was banana roti, a fried dough filled with sliced bananas and egg, which then gets drenched with sweetened condensed milk (mmmm). This one she enjoyed in Bangkok along with SE contributor Jamie Feldmar.
And More Bananas!
Here's a banana vender at a produce market in Hoi An, Vietnam. Wouldn't that elephant like to be standing here right now...
Making Banh Xeo in Vietnam
Erin also took a few cooking classes while traveling through Vietnam on a food-centric trip with Intrepid Travel. In this class was the delightful Vietnamese chef Dzoan Cam Van in Binh Duong just outside of Saigon. They fried up some bánh xèo, the delicious Vietnamese pancakes made with coconut milk, turmeric, shrimp, pork, and bean sprouts.
Some goodies Erin brought back from Southeast Asia: larb-flavored Pretz, black sesame candy, and ginger coconut toffee.
We eat all the Tasty Bites
We spent a few lunches eating our way through the whole line of Tasty Bite food pouches for an upcoming taste test.
Birthday bagels for breakfast
Intern Lily got really excited when she found this novelty pizza hat hiding in one of our shelves.
CEREAL, OH YES
"Let's Spoon Tonight"
The random cereal package also came with a special Cinnamon Toast Crunch T-shirt.
The pillow is so baby-sized. And doodle-on-able.