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Garnishing the Shrimp & Rice Vermicelli Soup.

Macau (originally spelled “Ma­cao”) was the last of the Portuguese colonies. On Dec. 20, 1999, after being administered by Portugal for 442 years, Macau was returned to Chinese governance. Today it is a Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China. 

The Chinese government has a policy of “one country, two systems,” so Macau is administered by the Macanese people and retains its capitalistic system — similar to Hong Kong...

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Griot de Porc
A great party snack — Plantain Fritas with Griot de Porc
You’re in luck with the spicy salad Laap
Goong Makham!
Ingredients for the Korean dish Mushroom Japchae.
Seoul, South Korea: Mushroom Japchae
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Secrets behind Truffled Poutine
Grilling the fish satay.

When my husband, John, and I were making arrangements for a March ’13 hotel stay in Bali, Indonesia, we were advised that we could not arrive on March 12th because that was Nyepi Day, the Balinese day of silence, a 24-hour respite from all noise. Even the airport is closed. 

We stayed at the Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Resort (Jalan Raya Tanah Lot, Box 158, Tabanan 82171, Bali, Indonesia; phone, in US, 877/324-4856). The rate for a room booked online at that time was $195. We...

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Kueh Dadar on a plate decorated with a typical Peranakan design.
Singapore. Kueh Dadar, a Nonya Peranakan snack or dessert