Category Archives: Outside DC

Ethiopian food in Ethiopia

  Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela, Ethiopia   I will compare to Ethiopian food in the United States, so I won’t be starting from scratch here. The good news is that the product is tastier in Ethiopia. But the other good … Continue reading

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Pittsburgh bleg

Duquesne Incline To Mount Washington, Pittsburgh A loyal reader writes to me: Maybe a bleg on MR at some point (not naming me) for good places to eat and things to do in Pittsburgh? The suburbs stretching out to eastern … Continue reading

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Ethiopia bleg

I’ll be there, in a bit of time, and I’ll have the chance to get outside Addis Adaba. What do you all recommend to me? And where and what should I eat? I thank you all in advance for your … Continue reading

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Skopje notes

… The earthquake of 1963 is mentioned fairly often; it destroyed about 80 percent of the city. Mother Teresa was born in Skopje, and there is a museum in her honor. A good day trip from Skopje is the St. … Continue reading

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Shenyang bleg

Not too long from now, I’ll be in Shenyang, formerly known as Mukden, and largest city of Liaoning province. It is also the largest city in China’s Northeast. What should I do there, and what/where should I eat? What else … Continue reading

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A safety net we all can stand behind

While food security has increased in importance globally, the availability of cheap and nutritious meals at hawker centres is particularly central to Singaporean life. The hawker stalls that serve up traditional favourites such as char kway teow* and Hokkien mee … Continue reading

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San Francisco dining

Mandalay was the best Burmese food I’ve had, probably ever (NB: I’ve never been to Myanmar). Get the noodle dishes and soups, not the meat-based curries. In the Richmond neighborhood. Angor Borei is very good Cambodian, I enjoyed the pumpkin … Continue reading

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Finnish dining markets in everything

A pop-up in Helsinki, Finland might have just stumbled upon the answer to a question nobody was really asking: How can I order delivery and also go to a restaurant at the same time? Sure, table service restaurants kind of … Continue reading

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Where to eat in Lagos, Nigeria

Much of the food is good but not excellent. For the very best, I recommend two places in particular: The Yellow Chilli: (TripAdvisor) All the dishes seem to be quite good, but arguably the jollof rice and the seafood okra … Continue reading

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Three Manhattan Places

A few places to eat in Manhattan: Hatsuhana, very expensive sushi but outrageously good, (web site) 17 E. 48th Street. (TripAdvisor | NY Mag | NYT) Then try LoLo’s Seafood Shack up in Harlem (web site), 303 W. 116th Street, … Continue reading

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