NATIONAL DISH QUEST

We fly for food so we’ve made it our mission to try every country’s national dish(es). Aside from sharing our own stories, we’d love to hear yours too. If you’d like to contribute to our National Dish Quest, then please visit THIS PAGE for more information.

CHINA: A Dumpling by Any Other Name

CHINA: A Dumpling by Any Other Name

Lumping this polymorphous staple of Chinese cuisine into one generic term is much like saying your favorite hue is “color” --- there are literally endless variations and it would be impossible for one single description to embody all the different types of dumplings that exist in the multiple regions of the Middle Kingdom.
Read More
USA: The Best Burger Joints of Phoenix, AZ (and their Signature Burgers)

USA: The Best Burger Joints of Phoenix, AZ (and their Signature Burgers)

The burger is America’s quintessential comfort food. It can be enjoyed in a number of ways, but every Phoenix burger joint worth its salt is able to craft the classic burger with cheese with its own spin. As a burger enthusiast and a follower of burger news, I’ve singled out the best burgers in Phoenix at these seven restaurants.
Read More
MALAYSIA: A Festival of Flavor and Texture Called Nasi Lemak (Recipe)

MALAYSIA: A Festival of Flavor and Texture Called Nasi Lemak (Recipe)

Nasi lemak is one of my absolute favorite things to eat in Malaysia. I just love all its different flavors and textures, especially that spicy sambal! If you've never had nasi lemak before, it's basically a breakfast dish consisting of fragrant rice served with chicken, fried ikan bilis (small anchovies), roasted peanuts, cucumber slices, sambal, and a hard-boiled egg.
Read More