To Peel or not to Peel

Every savvy world traveller understands the importance of staying healthy while travelling. All the guidebooks include food safety guidelines, particularly for travelling in Asia or third world countries, and all will include a version of this primary key rule: If you can cook it, boil it, or peel it you can eat it…otherwise forget it.  …

Here’s to Keeping Your Fluids Up in Bali!

I have to admit it, and I hate to admit it, but I am finding myself getting increasingly addicted to Coke Zero!! Now I know you’re all out there thinking “What? …How could you, a dietitian, drink that poison?” Well let me elaborate a little: Bali is HOT, so very hot and humid that you …

Babi Guling: Nose to Tail Eating

Babi Guling is a Balinese institution. The word is Indonesian and the literal translation is ‘Rolling Pig’. Otherwise called Roast Pig or Suckling Pig.  The word being Indonesian is unusual as most of Indonesia is Muslim and they don’t eat pork! So this delicacy is only found in Bali (and a couple of other small non-Muslim areas). It is a must …

Kid Friendly Places To Eat In Ubud

Due to our frequency of eating out as a family in Ubud, finding child friendly places is a priority. There are certainly not enough of these dining options around. It has taken us months to discover the following restaurants which cater specifically for kids as well as adults. These are our favourites, and not in any …

Great Sushi Comes On A Motorbike

One of the great things we have discovered here in Bali is that you can get great restaurant food delivered, and one of the best that we have come across so far is “Sushi on wheels”. This is a guy that makes fresh sushi to order, then delivers it to your villa. [UPDATE: sushi on …

The Food of Nicaragua

A common Nicaraguan meal that you will find throughout the country often includes a meat portion such as chicken or pork, deep-fried plantains (platanos), rice and beans (gallo pinto) and a cabbage salad. Many people may find that Nicaraguan food is very oily. However, do not let it scare you off from trying some of their delicious and …

The Food of Costa Rica

These food notes from Costa Rica were made during a week-long trip to the country in March 2005. These are just our food experiences and you may have a totally different experience depending on your budget, where you travel and where you eat. Some Costa Rican food (called ‘Comidas’) and drinks Casado – the word means …