street food


February 17, 2017

The Umami Reader: We Support Restaurants that Support Immigrants

by Sarah Han

– The restaurant and hospitality industries are two of the biggest with large immigrant workforces, and people within the food industry are beginning to speak out about the anti-immigrant Trump administration policies. For example, restaurant owners are showing their support for their staff by printing it right onto their receipts, reminding diners who they can thank for the food they’re eating. […]

April 26, 2013

Postcard from Luang Prabang: Breakfast Essentials

by Johnny Lopes

On an early morning off the main drag in Luang Prabang, Laos, Pasaneyom Coffee Shop is bustling with regulars. Pasaneyom offers the breakfast essentials: porridge, coffee and donuts. They keep a big vat of water going over the fire, and the coffee pots over that to keep things HOT and economical. I went to this […]

March 8, 2013

Postcard from Bangkok: Pad Thai Chef

by Johnny Lopes

By Johnny Lopes Khaosan Road, Bangkok; Backpacker Mecca. The street gets stupid busy at night between fellow travelers and merchant hustlers. You can buy everything from new suits to a ride to a local ping-pong show. As an amateur photo-journalist project, I went out in the early morning to seek out the silent streets — I […]

February 22, 2013

Postcard from Nahoko: Fertility Festival (Taitung)

by Nahoko Morimoto

*Nahoko Morimoto is a Tokyo-based photographer. Her work has been featured in Brutus and Vogue Japan.

May 1, 2012

Slightly Peckish: Khanom Thai – Thai Sweets (BKK)

by Sakura Gooneratne

I know it’s been almost two months since I visited Bangkok, but I didn’t want to deprive y’all of the wonder that is Thai sweets and desserts. So here’s a quick run down of the sugary delights we sampled in Bangkok. Us folk who don’t live in Thailand are truly hard done by as it’s […]

March 23, 2011

Skankynavia: Bangin’ Cock Delish (Bangkok)

by Anders Arhoj

I’ve fallen in love with the Bangin’ Cock, aka Bangkok, the frantic and exotic capital of Thailand. Just returned home to the rather chilly degrees of Copenhagen from a sensual 33˚C, and I severely miss the hot sticky nights, tall palm trees, weird exotic birds, first class pool swimming–and most importantly, the almost hilarious abundance […]

February 2, 2010

Report from Bali

by Moto Yamamoto

I took my mom to Bali in December. I loved it. Being a visitor is good, since I didn’t have to deal with too much local crap. Bali, although thought to be one of the best resort islands, is yet a developing country. My friend Tonny and Corey moved there, and they have a fabulous […]

March 9, 2009

Tachigui: Eating Whilst Standing

by Yoko Kumano

Eating while walking, talking, driving, computing and making love. Most Americans have done many or all of these things. Hopefully not simultaneously. Eating while standing in one place, however, is something that Americans don’t do on a regular basis… yet. Enter Tokyo, and the prevalence of stand-up dining, or tachigui. Step off most any train […]

October 24, 2008

Umamiventure #13: Flushing Food Circuit, Pt. II

by Kayoko Akabori

Preface: Umamiventure #13: Flushing Food Circuit, Pt. I DUMPLING TIMEZhu Ji Guo Tie40-52 Main Street (Entrance on 41st Avenue)T: 718.358.6265YAMAHOMOThey tasted good, and damn cheap. 8 huge dumplings for $2.50 were great. I thought I got vegetable and pork dumplings, but somehow something was lost, and I got fried pork bun. Good, but way too […]

June 18, 2008

Street Food in Indonesia

by UM Guest

Hi, I am writing a bit of my personal sharing about food that we had during our recent trip to Indonesia. Attached pictures were taken by Antonius Lo (my husband). If you are interested, Antonius’ works can be viewed through his professional photography website, or his Flickr page. I hope you enjoy. Cheers, Jennie +++ […]