Yummy Szechuan: Spicy Food Anyone?

Who doesn't like spicy food? Szechuan cuisine originates from Sichuan Province in China. This Southwestern province is home to Chengdu and famous for their Panda sanctuaries. Szechuan food is typically spicing and incorporates a variety of peppers including the famous Szechuan Peppercorn which produces a tangy feeling on your tongue. This effect is known as … Continue reading Yummy Szechuan: Spicy Food Anyone?

Dipping Ramen? : A Review of the Amazing Taishoken

Taishoken is an iconic ramen chain in Japan that specializes in Tsukemen Ramen or dipping ramen. Founded in the 1950s , Taishoken thrived and serves large delicious bowls of noodles. Taishoken's founder Yamagishi has had a profound impact on "Ramen Culture" and his legacy lives on through his ever popular ramen chain. Taishoken recently opened … Continue reading Dipping Ramen? : A Review of the Amazing Taishoken

The Inside Scoop: Airline Elite Status: Is it Worth it?

What is Elite Status? The three major U.S. carriers (United, American, Delta) all have a comprehensive membership program that rewards frequent flyers with elite status. Elite statuses are found in several different tiers and all come with varying benefits. It is more than just a title. Since most leisure travelers only make several trips a … Continue reading The Inside Scoop: Airline Elite Status: Is it Worth it?

Home Cooking from Laos: Noodles PHO ME

Laos is a small landlocked country in Southeast Asia where my father grew up. The country is heavily influenced by Thai and Vietnamese foods, but incorporates its own unique style and flavor. Noodles Pho Me does a wonderful job in bringing out authentic Laotian flavors reminding me of my grandmas home cooking. Location Noodles Pho … Continue reading Home Cooking from Laos: Noodles PHO ME