CATEGORY: ‘General’

Yes, the Drivers do Know the Best Places to Eat…

18 Apr, 2016

After a morning visit to the terra cotta warriors located an hour outside Xi’an, our guide had promised a lunch at a “local” place.

Street Food for Tourists on Muslim Street, Xi’an…

17 Apr, 2016

Our apartment was a five minute walk away from the Drum Tower and Muslim Street in Xi’an.

Lamb Kebabs or Skewers on Muslim Street, Xi’an

08 Apr, 2016

The lure of freshly grilled or grilling meat is almost always irresistible.

Freshly Squeezed Pomegranate Juice

07 Apr, 2016

Glistening like edible rubies in the evening light, pomegranates on display in street stalls in the muslim quarter of Xian made me stop in my tracks.

First Nibbles in Xi’an…

06 Apr, 2016

After settling into our apartment at the Citadines Central just a stone’s throw from the Drum Tower, we checked email (can get incoming, can’t send any outgoing?! on gmail), hit the local 7-11 equivalent for water and sodas, unpacked a bit, and checked out a map of the area.

Where in the World…

05 Apr, 2016

We just arrived. And it’s colder and wetter than we had expected at this time of year. We don’t understand a word that’s spoken. And our gmail doesn’t work, nor can you google anything. But we ventured out of our hotel on foot for a quick look around the neighborhood. While the…

Oxtail “Ragu” a la Marketman

04 Apr, 2016

I had three precious packages of oxtails that I had been meaning to turn into an Indonesian “Sop Buntot” or oxtail soup, but weeks had passed and I never got around to it.

Arroz de Mariscos a la Marketman

28 Mar, 2016

One of the most memorable dishes we enjoyed on our trip to Portugal last year was this gorgeous arroz de mariscos (dotted with piri-piri sauce), at a seaside restaurant in the town of Cascais.

 

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