Category Archives: Food and Drink

Fun at Fenix Food Factory in Rotterdam

Fenix Food Factory, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

The Rotterdam Market Hall (Markthal) is the number one tourist attraction in this city we’re currently calling home. And we absolutely love it (and find ourselves there several times a week). But there’s another food hall in Rotterdam and it’s most definitely worth a trip across the Nieuwe Maas River. Fenix Food Factory is like the […]


To market to market (in Rotterdam)

Rotterdam market, the Netherlands

Of all the unique things to do in Rotterdam, our favorite is rather ordinary: shopping at the outdoor market. Every Tuesday and Saturday, one of the biggest street markets in Europe (with 400 stalls!) opens in the center of the city. This market on Binnenrotte has so many different things on offer: the freshest fruit and […]


Everything you need to know about the Gouda cheese market

Gouda Cheese Market, the Netherlands

On a recent sunny Thursday, we took a quick trip from Rotterdam to Gouda. The reason for our trip was the Gouda cheese market. We love cheese in general, but Sarah really really loooovvves Dutch cheese. Also, having now lived in Rotterdam for six months (ack… where does the time go?!), it was time to […]


Where to drink Polish craft beer in Wroclaw

Polish craft beer bars in Wroclaw

We are beer drinkers and beer lovers. And one of our favorite things to do while traveling is to try local beer. We had read that the craft beer scene in Wroclaw, Poland is top notch, so we were especially excited to visit the city. We were not disappointed. Polish craft beer is very good […]


Best pho in Rotterdam Centrum

Best pho in Rotterdam

Where is the best pho in Rotterdam? This is a question we’ve often asked ourselves. We currently live close to two renowned pho spots so decided to check them out. Here is our head-to-head comparison of pho in Rotterdam Centrum: Pho Hanoi vs Deli Tasty. To make things fair, at each place Sarah ordered pho […]


The beers of Southeast Asia

Bia hơi, Hanoi, Vietnam

We told ourselves we wouldn’t drink too much beer in Southeast Asia. But for the sake of research and this blog and since it was between 85-100 degrees when we were there and the beer typically cost around $1, we may not have lived up to that promise. Here are our findings. Chang (Thailand) This […]

Best Bangkok cheap eats at Terminal 21

Best Bangkok cheap eats at Terminal 21 food court

Looking for good cheap eats in Bangkok? Hit up the Terminal 21 food court: Pier 21. Because some of the best street food in Bangkok isn’t actually on the street! The Terminal 21 food court is a mecca of street food that’s actually cheaper than what you’ll find on the street. And every stall has a menu […]


Bún bò: recipes from the road

Bún bò Köln

We ate a lot of good food in Hanoi. A lot. It’s hard to play favorites, but one stand-out dish was definitely bún bò. There are different types of bún bò throughout Vietnam. The version we tried in Hanoi was a delicious bowl of herb salad, rice noodles, and beef topped with fried shallots and peanuts, all […]

Cheap eats in Tokyo

Cheap eats, Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo has a lot of restaurants. There are currently 83,783 restaurants in the city listed on TripAdvisor, but some put the number closer to 200,000. Tokyo also has the most Michelin starred restaurants. So you can eat well in this city. We, of course, are on a budget. But we love cheap eats, especially the kind that […]


The garlicky pleasures of the Czech Republic

Olomoucké tvarůžky

We like garlic. Sarah cooks with it in almost every meal at home. So we were delighted to find two dishes that highlight the vampire-fighting bulb while traveling in the Czech Republic. Olomoucké tvarůžky  A specialty of Olomouc, it is a ripened, soft cheese that has a pungent,  garlicky smell and taste. We first tried […]