Perfect Pho: Vietname Noodle Soup – History, Basics and Recipe

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Ah, Pho! Finally, in our in-depth exploration of iconic meals from around the globe, we get around to talking Pho or humble Vietnamese noodle soup turned world-renowned comfort food. For those not in the know, we’re talking an absolute cornerstone of Vietnamese street food culture here: steaming hot, fragrant and aromatic broth served atop rice […]

Review: Michelin-starred Restaurant Substans Revisited (Better Than Noma?)

“That blue dress you helped me pick for my mother in law’s birthday? Too fancy?” The frenzied text came from friend and trusted proof reader Tina a half hour before departure. She was rightfully nervous. The evening was to be her first star. Her first Michelin star, that is, and she had not had much […]

Quick Picks: Restaurang Kvarnen – Stockholm’s Best Swedish Meatballs?

Swedish meatballs at Restaurang Kvarnen

It’s a near-perfect picturesque scene: I’m strolling from the Central Station, past the Royal Palace and through the ancient streets of Stockholm’s Gamla Stan (Old City) in search of one of the world’s most iconic dishes. My goal is the old working-class neighborhood of Södermalm. It is here, The Hotdog Judge promised me, I would […]

John’s Hotdog Deli: An Audience with The Hotdog King of Copenhagen

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The culinary scene of Copenhagen is changing nearly as fast as old condemned buildings make way for new high-rises or shopping malls. Luckily, though, in an ocean of change, there are still islands of relative stand-still. Places where time does pass, but things still seem familiar. Want a bite of the real Copenhagen? It’s easier […]

Tivoli Food Hall: What to Eat & Drink? A look at Tivoli’s luxury food court

Tivoli Food Hall

The cityscape of Copenhagen is changing rapidly these years. Under the streets, Metros are taking shape, while across channels, bridges are creating new pathways between boroughs. Old buildings are tumbling to their feet while new architectural marbles are rising to replace them. Yet in this constantly evolving landscape, one constant has remained. For almost 175 […]