Recommended: Decker Barbeque, Texas-Style BBQ in Singapore

Highly recommended if you’re in Singapore and have a hankering for smoked meat*: the recently opened Decker Barbeque. On a visit not long ago, the meats — brisket, ribs, pulled pork — were perfectly cooked and well seasoned. And the sides, especially the mac ‘n’ cheese, were all excellent. There is also a kale (yes, kale) […]

Bangkok By the Numbers: Family Visit 2008, Early Numerical Status Report

My mom and step-dad arrived in Bangkok yesterday for a visit from the US. Here’s how their visit has shaped up, numbers-wise, so far: Thai Foot Massages Hour-long Thai foot massages enjoyed in the last 24 hours: 2 Combined hours of full-body massages planned for them for tomorrow: 4 Thai Cuisine Consumed Approximate number of […]

Waffle-Coated Hot Dog: Consumed in Kanchanaburi, Thailand

Remember the french fry-coated hot dog that I photographed in Seoul a while back? I mean, seriously, given the international acclaim that followed, how could you forget? Well, in my ongoing quest to identify and consume hot dogs encrusted in all manner of incongruous snack foods, I bring you the waffle-coated hot dog. In a […]

Passers-by Purloin Protest Papayas

Bangkok Post: Greenpeace’s protest against the lifting of a ban on open-field trials of genetically-modified (GM) papaya yesterday was met with an unexpected reaction from a crowd of onlookers. Passers-by took matters, and tonnes of papayas dumped by Greenpeace, into their own hands, and ran off. The environmental group dumped the papayas in front of […]

Restaurant Mascot Autocannibalism

The Suicide Food blog: What is Suicide Food? Suicide Food is any depiction of animals that act as though they wish to be consumed. Suicide Food actively participates in or celebrates its own demise. Suicide Food identifies with the oppressor. Suicide Food is a bellwether of our decadent society. Suicide Food says, “Hey! Come on! […]

Thaksin to Buy Man City?

Is Thailand’s ousted Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra aiming to snap up English football club Manchester City? IHT/AP: Toppled Thai leader Thaksin Shinawatra, who earlier made an unsuccessful bid for Liverpool, is planning to buy another English soccer club, according to a Web site close to Thaksin seen Monday. The site — — said that […]

Korean French Fry-Encrusted Corn Dog Linklove

Quick note: I just discovered that the (now infamous) Korean french fry-encrusted corn dogs have been featured on and CityRag. In other news, a couple folks have emailed to see if I’m okay after the landslide in the Philippines. Not to worry. I’m still here in Taiwan. More photos soon. I promise.

Ecuadorian Soup in The New Yorker

In the rare instances when news from Ecuador trickles into the American media, it usually involves strife: another democratically-elected president outsted, indigenous protesters railing against oil companies, etc. So you can imagine my surprise when my grandmother* recently handed me this week’s New Yorker magazine and said “hey, there’s an article about Ecuador in here.” […]