Tag Archives: Food

Hama rules

I should probably expand that to Hama and its residents rule.
So far, the people of Syria have been the most amazing part of the trip. I know it sounds like a cliche as I see people write this all the time but tonight was an eye opener.
My toenails are in a serious state of disrepair and I went searching for some clippers. Found one but I only had 15 pounds and they were 25. Immediately, a young kid no older than 18 bought them and said “welcome” when I smiled and thanked him. Then he walked off.
Anyhoo, a couple of photos of the dining experiences here. Both completely different but both completely amazing.

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Street life in Damascus

Spent alot of time walking through the Old City of Damascus yesterday, munching away at falafel and chicken shwarmas and getting blown away at the sights and sounds.
It is currently Eid, which is the celebration after Ramadan so the streets and markets are packed with people, mainly kids.
Anyhoo, some photos.

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Brick Lane

Went to Brick Lane to check out their market. Alot more local as Camden seemed a bit too touristy for my tastes.

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Hackney with the brethren

Went to Hackney this afternoon to check out the Vietnamese community. So naturally, this means heading over to a restaurant to see how authentic the food is.
We ended up at Song Que which is a Zagat rated restaurant on Kingsland Road. Very nice. Had some mussels with black bean sauce, chili fried spare ribs and deep fried noodles with beef. Yum.
Its a good thing that we are walking like crazy or we would be gaining massive amounts of weight.

Green mussels in a black bean sauce at Song Que restaurant.

Green mussels in a black bean sauce at Song Que restaurant.

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Borough Market

Went to the Borough weekend market today. Possibly the best market I have ever been to. A great foodies market, I had some great fun taking photos.

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Roadside chicken stalls

10,000 Riel ($2.50 USD) in front of Lucky Supermarket on Sihanouk Boulevard.
Tasty.

Barbecue chicken outside Lucky Supermarket

Barbecue chicken outside Luckys Supermarket

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Street food

One of the things I have noticed in the past 6 years of living in Cambodia is that Cambodians love to snack. That being said, there is always a snack cart around the corner to fill your stomach. So without any further delay.

Taken on the three block stroll from my flat to the Phnom Penh Post offices.

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Interested in some chicken wings?

Taken along Mao Tse Tung on a random errand.

Chickens headed for the market

Chickens headed for the market

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Kien Svay with Luu Meng

Out with Luu Meng from Malis restaurant today for a fah Thai story that will probably run in December.
Can’t say what it is about. You will just have to check out their magazine.

Just a couple of interesting photos out of it. We had to walk on this really dodgy bamboo bridge for the story. It was pretty nerve wracking to walk on it with all the camera gear….

A bamboo bridge

A bamboo bridge

Also took some really nice portraits whilst we were there

Charlie Lancaster, the writer, poses in a flower garden

Charlie Lancaster, the writer, poses in a flower garden

This lady came out to see what the commotion was.

This lady came out to see what the commotion was.

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