Niimura Shinjuku: Affordable Tonkatsu in Tokyo, Japan

Deep-Fried Pork Cutlet Set, Niimura, Tokyo, Japan

Niimura, located in the Shinjuku district of Tokyo, Japan, is a restaurant specializing in tonkatsu, or Japanese fried pork cutlets. Before my visit, I had never heard of Niimura. I only noticed the restaurant thanks to a sign in front that displayed a Deep-Fried Pork Cutlet Set with rice and miso soup for 1800 yen. …

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Salt Horse: Craft Beer and Burgers in Old Town Edinburgh

The Bowhouse Burger, Salt Horse, Edinburgh, Scotland

It was my last night in Edinburgh, and I was in the mood for a beer. While there are many great pubs in Edinburgh, I wanted something different—a craft beer. While wandering around Old Town Edinburgh, I stumbled upon Salt Horse, a beer bar off the Royal Mile known for its selection of craft beers. …

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La Casa de Toño: Affordable Mexican Food Chain in Mexico City

Enchiladas Rojas Con Pollo

La Casa De Toño is a popular chain restaurant found across Mexico City known for serving traditional Mexican classics at affordable prices. While they are best known for their pozole, La Casa De Toño offers many classic Mexican dishes in a casual and clean environment. On the menu are enchiladas, quesadillas, chilaquiles, enfrijoladas, flautas, desserts, …

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Sushi Zanmai Higashi Shinjuku: Late night sushi in Tokyo

The Kokoro-iki Sushi Set with Miso Soup, Sushi Zanmai Higashi Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan

Sushi Zanmai Higashi Shinjuku is part of a popular sushi chain found in Japan. It’s well known for its quality sushi at reasonable prices. After traveling for 12 hours from California to Tokyo, I was tired, jet lagged, and in the mood for sushi. Since it was midnight, my options were limited. Exhausted from traveling, …

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Cheung Hing Kee Shanghai Pan-Fried Buns in Hong Kong

Signature Pork Buns and Shrimp Buns, Cheung Hing Kee Shanghai Pan Fried Buns, Hong Kong

Cheung Hing Kee Shanghai Pan-Fried Buns in Hong Kong is a Michelin-recognized restaurant that specializes in Shanghai-style fried dumplings. The small shop is located just down the street from Kowloon Park. Cheung Hing Kee, featured in the 2016 Michelin Guide, has gained notoriety for its sheng jian bao, a pan-fried soup dumpling fried in oil …

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Kam Wah Cafe: My favorite pineapple bun in Hong Kong

This could be the best pineapple bun in Hong Kong, Kam Wah Cafe

Kam Wah Cafe is a no-frills, old-school Hong Kong-style breakfast spot, or cha chaan teng, famous for its pineapple bun (ba lo bao). Since 1973, this institution in Hong Kong has been serving what some consider the best pineapple bun in Hong Kong. A pineapple bun is a sweet bun popular in Hong Kong and …

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How to get from Mexico City to Teotihuacan Pyramids by Bus

A great day trip from Mexico City is to Teotihuacan, one of the most important archaeological sites and Mesoamerican cities in the Americas. Teotihuacan is also a great day trip because it is close to Mexico City, a city of over 10 million people. While it is close to the city, Teotihuacan feels worlds away. …

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Le Thai: Lunch in Fremont East District of Las Vegas, Nevada

Panang Curry with Steamed Rice, Le Thai, Las Vegas, Nevada

Le Thai is a casual and authentic Thai restaurant in the Fremont Entertainment District of Las Vegas, just east of Fremont Street. Its opening in 2011 marked a turning point for the district, which was previously unknown for its dining options. Le Thai quickly became a cornerstone in the downtown Las Vegas culinary scene. When …

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Fulton Fish Frye: Fish & chips at New York-New York Las Vegas

The most popular dish, Fulton's Fish and Chips, Fulton Fish Frye, Las Vegas, Nevada

Although seafood is one of the last things on my mind when I visit Las Vegas, sometimes I crave fish and chips. While it might sound strange to eat seafood in the middle of the desert, Las Vegas is a foodie city with plenty of great seafood restaurants. One of the best places in Las …

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Letty’s de Leticia’s Cocina in Las Vegas Art District

Enchiladas with Carnitas in a Guajillo Sauce, Letty's de Leticia's Cocina, Las Vegas, Nevada

Letty’s de Leticia’s Cocina, in the downtown Las Vegas Arts District, is a local restaurant known for traditional and authentic Mexican fare. While they consider themselves fast casual, their food is anything but that. The food here is fresh and homemade, including tacos, tortas, and all-day breakfasts. Since moving from Mexico City to Las Vegas …

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