FOOD GUIDES

As you can probably tell by now, food plays a major role in our trips. Through careful research and planning, we find only the best local food experiences in every destination. We hate touristy restaurants so if you enjoy local food, then these guides will be helpful in planning your next food trip.

12 Night Markets and Food Streets to Visit in Taiwan

12 Night Markets and Food Streets to Visit in Taiwan

When I think of Taiwan, I can't help but think of night markets. They're synonymous with the country and an integral part of Taiwanese culture. Ren and I travel for food so we can't visit this island without going to at least one night market. And it doesn't matter if it's our first or fifteenth trip either. Our Taiwanese experience would never be complete without it.
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Taiwanese Food Guide: 57 Things to Eat in Taiwan and Where to Try Them

Taiwanese Food Guide: 57 Things to Eat in Taiwan and Where to Try Them

We spent a full two weeks eating our way through Taiwan and it's many night markets. We visited Taichung, Tainan, Kaohsiung, Hualien, Tamsui, Jiufen, and Taipei. We tried as many dishes as we could and in the process reconfirmed what we had gotten a taste of almost four years ago – Taiwan is a magnetic country with a rich, vibrant, and storied food culture.
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The First Fusion Cuisine: 3 Reasons Filipino Food is the Next Big Culinary Trend (Plus 4 Dishes that Show You What We Mean!)

The First Fusion Cuisine: 3 Reasons Filipino Food is the Next Big Culinary Trend (Plus 4 Dishes that Show You What We Mean!)

What’s referred to as Filipino food is actually an umbrella category for all the different kinds of food located throughout the Philippine archipelago. And because the country is built the way it is – three groupings of islands spread north to south – the various peoples who populate the country have very different approaches to food.
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The Ultimate Vietnamese Food Guide: What to Eat in Vietnam (and Where to Try Them)

The Ultimate Vietnamese Food Guide: What to Eat in Vietnam (and Where to Try Them)

If I were to use one word to describe Vietnamese food, it would be "balance". Balance is important in all types of cuisine but it seems to be of particular importance in Vietnamese cooking. Vietnamese cuisine aims to strike a balance in different aspects of its food like taste, nutrients, and presentation, and it does so by paying attention to five elements per aspect.
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The Ultimate Japanese Food Guide:  What to Eat in Japan (and Where to Try Them)

The Ultimate Japanese Food Guide: What to Eat in Japan (and Where to Try Them)

I adore Japanese food. It's my absolute favorite cuisine in the world and a big reason why I love visiting this country. We plan on exploring every prefecture and trying as many local specialties as we can. If you enjoy Japanese food as much as I do, then you need to read this guide.
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