Balinese Food Culture


Your gastronomical experience in Bali is as enchanting and full of discovery as your cultural experience. I am a total believer that a significant portion of traveling should also involve your tastebuds. Of course, if you prefer to stick with cheeseburger or a Colonel Sanders’ meal-deal, or to drink your regular Bud light in your … Read more Balinese Food Culture

French Influence on Filipino Cuisine

Filipino cuisine as we know it today is a multi-layered expression of culture and history. It has a very Malay matrix in the “native” or indigenous foods like sinigang, pinangat and pinais. It has very strong Chinese influences, as we see from everyday food like lumpia,pancit and mami. The very visible Spanish layer one sees in fiesta food like lechon, relleño and morcon; Arab and Indian … Read more French Influence on Filipino Cuisine

Mongolian Food Culture


Mongolian Food Culture A stroll down any Mongolian residential street is usually the first introduction to a visitor of the savoury odours of the traditional meals of this country. If you are invited into somebody’s ger (or traditional tent dwelling) or apartment, you will probably have an opportunity of tasting buuz, khuushuur and bansh. These … Read more Mongolian Food Culture

Philippine Cuisine

Philippine Cuisine Philippine cuisine has evolved over several centuries from its Malayo-Polynesian origins to a mixed cuisine with many Hispanic cultural influences, due to the many Latin American and Spanish dishes brought to the Philippines during the Spanish colonial period. It has also received varying degrees of influence from Chinese, American, and other Asian cuisine. … Read more Philippine Cuisine

Chinese Food History

Chinese food history

Chinese Food History – An Anthropological Study Chinese food history, adapted from K.C. Chang, Food in Chinese Culture: Anthropological and Historical Perspectives, New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1977. Reprinted with permission from Yale University Press. To say that the consumption of food is a vital part of the chemical process of life is to … Read more Chinese Food History

Nyonya Food

What is Nyonya Food? Thanks to China has always traded with lands near and far across the globe. During the Ming Dynasty, as a diplomatic gesture to strengthen ties with the rich and strategic port of Malacca on the Malayan Peninsula, the Emperor of China betrothed his daughter Princess Hang Li Po to the … Read more Nyonya Food

Tibetan Food


The cuisine in Tibet 1.The cuisine in Lhasa. Lhasa is very rich of the food providing, as a tourist, besides your personal favourable caddy, biscuit, etc, you don’t need to bring too much heavey extra food with you. One day if you are in Lhasa, you will be amased to find out its rich variety … Read more Tibetan Food