Foreign Flavors

The Origins of: Mo Mo

“Think about you when I’m goin’ to bed. When I wake up, think of you again." -- Becky G, musician (Obviously talking about Mo Mo) “I’ll have more Mo Mo please!” This seemed to be a common theme throughout our time in Nepal. I think within a ten day span we each probably consumed fifty of… Continue reading The Origins of: Mo Mo

Trek & Transit

Trek & Transit: Realizations on the Road to Pokhara

The road to Pokhara is a bumpy one. A supposedly eight hour journey from the heart of Kathmandu to the mountainous, second-largest Nepali city, puts your nerves to the test. Winding gravel roads, hugging the mountain sides with mere inches to spare between two lanes of traffic and a vertical drop. The line of twenty… Continue reading Trek & Transit: Realizations on the Road to Pokhara

Foreign Flavors

The Origins of: Geng Fak Tong

Sometime in the year 2015, I had an epic tasting experience that shaped my Thailand Peace Corps service. I was given an orange shaded curry at my school for lunch one day. In it, a thick hearty vegetable that had been boiled down to a dreamy, soft and malleable existence. The vegetable alone gave the… Continue reading The Origins of: Geng Fak Tong

Foreign Flavors

The Origins of: Sticky Rice

Pick it up with your hands. Yeah, go ahead- get in there. That’s it. Now, roll it into a ball. Nice! Okay, you see that red sauce that is chop full of chilis? Dip that glutinous ball into that sauce and prepare to have your mind blown. Flavors, texture, pure joy. That is what occurs… Continue reading The Origins of: Sticky Rice