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Vietnamese Banh Khot - Small crispy pancakes topped with shrimp, pork, fish and my favorite, OYSTERS!
A bowl of bun thit nuong that's better than Mom's.
Guc fruit turns ordinary sticky rice into extraordinary sticky rice.
Vietnamese Thach - layers of coconut milk, pandan and coffee with a dash of agar agar.
No, it's not a dinosaur egg. It's a Soursop!
Thailand's Marian Plum or Map-Rang is a cousin of the mango in miniature. Its skin is edible and uniquely taut.
Swan-shaped cream puffs in Bangkok. Ridiculously cute and deliciously sweet.
Sipping on Thai iced tea on the streets of Bangkok. The plastic bag definitely adds to the experience.
Cockles fried in garlic on the streets of Saigon
Omakase - the new/old approach to eating sushi
Not your average root vegetable - Khoai Mo from Vietnam.
The caramelized sugar glaze atop the freshly fried dough is what makes this Vietnamese donut especially delightful.
Exploring the floating markets of the Mekong Delta.
Although Sugar Apples look reptilian on the outside, there is nothing cold-blooded about this sweet and juicy fruit.
You're looking at stuffed shells. Forget pasta, these involve snails!
Sweet and savory Vietnamese stick rice - xoi bap - served street side in Saigon.
It doesn't get any fresher than grilled clams served on the beach in Vietnam.
It's Longan season here in Vietnam and I just can't get enough of these "dragon eyes."
Pitaya - magenta on the outside, white and juicy on the inside
Bite with caution: Durian flavored cream puff
In Saigon, there's no need to wait for the Luner New Year to eat "banh chung."
Would you pay $10 for a mangosteen?
Fine dining reaches new heights with the arrival of Chef Charlie Trotter's appetizers and entrees for United Airlines!
Could you handle 7 courses of beef?
Iron Skillet Roasted Mussels with Lemon-Herb Butter at Palo Alto's Zibibbo.
Dip Sum Doughnuts - five spice sugar doughnuts, blackberry jam, chocolate sauce, gingered cream cheese
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!
Who says vegetarians can't grill? Jamaican BBQ Seitan!
Is the hype surrounding Magnolia cupcakes warranted?
This is sort of embarrassing to admit, but here goes... Jessica Simpson introduced me to Red Velvet Cake.
Are the burgers at Shake Shack worth the torturously long lines?
I'm well on my way to eating all 20 burgers on Alan Richman's list: "The 20 Hamburgers You Must Eat Before You Die." Here's #2 - The Luger Burger
I can't believe it's not butter! Or eggs. Or even sugar for that matter. BabyCakes in NYC whips up delectable vegan cupcakes.
James Beard Foundation's 2007 Rising Chef Award recipient David Chang makes a mean bowl of ramen.