I love watching Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations on the Travel Channel. Here’s my personal [photo] ode to Tony:
We both love SE Asia
Malaysian chuanr (meat skewers) at the Hawker Centre in Penang
Sting Ray for the first time (Penang)
Delicious Fried Oyster in Penang–similar to how the Taiwanese make it
I have a newfound affinity for Vietnam (mainly because I love noodles?)
Bún Bò in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (Bun=rice noodles; Bo=beef)
Gabe, Steve, me and the donut vendor + son in Hanoi, Vietnam
The best bowl of Phở Bò (Hanoi, Vietnam)
My local police officer friend from the 30 hour train ride from HCM to Hanoi
The mysterious snack he offered me which I politely accepted and respectfully consumed. It was like a grey rice cake sandwich, with caramel and nuts in between…oh and I also found some Viet newspaper in it…I suppose it was a keepsake for my tummy
I aspire to be as adventurous as Tony when it comes to eating anew. As Tony says in Kitchen Confidential, “Your body is not your ‘temple’, rather, it’s your ‘rollercoaster’.
Eating Scorpion with Caitlyn on Wangfujing in Beijing, China
The delicious scorpion prompted Ceej and I to try the seahorse
Oh and random, but, Tony used to read Tin Tin growing up. So did I. Another reason for us to be friends.