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This little Kalamansi is a big deal in Pinoy (Filipino) cuisine.

This little Kalamansi is a big deal in Pinoy (Filipino) cuisine.

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Have you ever seen a more gorgeous piece of pork? Filipino Lechon is nothing short of heavenly.

Have you ever seen a more gorgeous piece of pork? Filipino Lechon is nothing short of heavenly.

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It

It's called The Big Cheese and weighs 1.4 kilograms. Guess how many people it took to polish this burger off?

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Grillin

Grillin' goat in Saigon. It's tastier than you think!

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There

There's something strange and yet strangely appealing about seeing these crustaceans alive and kicking prior to consuming them.

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If you have a passion for fruits, you

If you have a passion for fruits, you're really going to dig passion fruit!

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Vietnamese Banh Khot - Small crispy pancakes topped with shrimp, pork, fish and my favorite, OYSTERS!

Vietnamese Banh Khot - Small crispy pancakes topped with shrimp, pork, fish and my favorite, OYSTERS!

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A bowl of bun thit nuong that

A bowl of bun thit nuong that's better than Mom's.

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Guc fruit turns ordinary sticky rice into extraordinary sticky rice.

Guc fruit turns ordinary sticky rice into extraordinary sticky rice.

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Vietnamese Thach - layers of coconut milk, pandan and coffee with a dash of agar agar.

Vietnamese Thach - layers of coconut milk, pandan and coffee with a dash of agar agar.

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No, it

No, it's not a dinosaur egg. It's a Soursop!

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Thailand

Thailand's Marian Plum or Map-Rang is a cousin of the mango in miniature. Its skin is edible and uniquely taut.

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Swan-shaped cream puffs in Bangkok. Ridiculously cute and deliciously sweet.

Swan-shaped cream puffs in Bangkok. Ridiculously cute and deliciously sweet.

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Sipping on Thai iced tea on the streets of Bangkok. The plastic bag definitely adds to the experience.

Sipping on Thai iced tea on the streets of Bangkok. The plastic bag definitely adds to the experience.

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Cockles fried in garlic on the streets of Saigon

Cockles fried in garlic on the streets of Saigon

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Omakase - the new/old  approach to eating sushi

Omakase - the new/old approach to eating sushi

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Not your average root vegetable - Khoai Mo from Vietnam.

Not your average root vegetable - Khoai Mo from Vietnam.

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The caramelized sugar glaze atop the freshly fried dough is what makes this Vietnamese donut especially delightful.

The caramelized sugar glaze atop the freshly fried dough is what makes this Vietnamese donut especially delightful.

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Exploring the floating markets of the Mekong Delta.

Exploring the floating markets of the Mekong Delta.

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Although Sugar Apples look reptilian on the outside, there is nothing cold-blooded about this sweet and juicy fruit.

Although Sugar Apples look reptilian on the outside, there is nothing cold-blooded about this sweet and juicy fruit.

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You

You're looking at stuffed shells. Forget pasta, these involve snails!

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Sweet and savory Vietnamese stick rice - xoi bap -  served street side in Saigon.

Sweet and savory Vietnamese stick rice - xoi bap - served street side in Saigon.

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It doesn

It doesn't get any fresher than grilled clams served on the beach in Vietnam.

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It

It's Longan season here in Vietnam and I just can't get enough of these "dragon eyes."

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Pitaya - magenta on the outside, white and juicy on the inside

Pitaya - magenta on the outside, white and juicy on the inside

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Bite with caution: Durian flavored cream puff

Bite with caution: Durian flavored cream puff

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In Saigon, there

In Saigon, there's no need to wait for the Luner New Year to eat "banh chung."

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Would you pay $10 for a mangosteen?

Would you pay $10 for a mangosteen?

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Fine dining reaches new heights with the arrival of Chef Charlie Trotter

Fine dining reaches new heights with the arrival of Chef Charlie Trotter's appetizers and entrees for United Airlines!

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Could you handle 7 courses of beef?

Could you handle 7 courses of beef?

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Iron Skillet Roasted Mussels with Lemon-Herb Butter at Palo Alto

Iron Skillet Roasted Mussels with Lemon-Herb Butter at Palo Alto's Zibibbo.

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Dip Sum Doughnuts - five spice sugar doughnuts, blackberry jam, chocolate sauce, gingered cream cheese

Dip Sum Doughnuts - five spice sugar doughnuts, blackberry jam, chocolate sauce, gingered cream cheese

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Philly

Philly's Good Dog Burger is stuffed with Roquefort, topped with caramelized onions and served on toasted brioche. Some say it's the best burger in town!

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Who says vegetarians can

Who says vegetarians can't grill? Jamaican BBQ Seitan!

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