Food File: Banh Beo

Bánh bèo is a dish from central Vietnam that’s still enormously popular in the former capital of Hue. Traditionally it’s a small steamed rice cake topped with dried prawn and.

4 years ago

A Fortune-Teller Told Me

There’s a middle-aged cross-dressing fortune-teller who does the rounds of Snail Street from time to time. He/she has clownish makeup, chipped red nail polish and wears an enormous silver.

4 years ago

Everyday Adventures: Stopped By The Cops

Cool breeze in my hair, spectacular city lights on my right, hilarious dining companion on the back of my bike. I’m yelling insanely funny comments over my shoulder as.

4 years ago

Food File: Bun Chao Tom Cha Gio

To understand the sublime beauty of bún chạo tôm chả giò, you first have to meet the ingredients. Dear readers, meet chạo tôm. Chạo tôm is usually translated as.

4 years ago

The Return Of The Prodigal Bag

Two days after my bag was declared officially lost by Tiger Airway’s underwriter, I got a call saying my bag had been found. What the XXXX, Tiger? Very late.

4 years ago

Tiger Airways’ Massive Customer Service Fail

It’s official. My luggage is lost. It’s only taken Tiger Airways 41 days to let me know. Given how frustratingly uncommunicative Tiger has been up until now, the email.

4 years ago

The Great Mums-Only Surfing Adventure

I had intended to arrive at the beach early so I could lean on the hood of my (mum’s) car and feel the sea breeze ruffle my hair. I.

4 years ago

The Great Koala-Cuddling Expedition (At Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary)

There’s a faded old photo of me, aged four, cuddling a koala at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary in Brisbane. It was my first excursion without my parents, who had.

4 years ago