peanut garlic noodles
Food

Peanut Garlic Noodles

I made this as a post-workout meal today. It's summer here in Fiji, and the humidity and high temps are intense. I like to workout at home in natural temperatures (no AC, no fan), which means that workouts get harder during this time of year because of the conditions. It's good for building endurance. I… Continue reading Peanut Garlic Noodles

Ji's hand pulled noodles Suva cold sesame noodles
Adventure, Food

Ji’s Hand-Pulled Noodles, Suva, Fiji

Ji's is a popular spot, known for it's hand-pulled noodles. You can watch a guy in the kitchen working the dough by hand. We went to the one in downtown Suva yesterday, and I was very happy with what I ordered for lunch: cold sesame noodles. The food came out quickly, and the dish was… Continue reading Ji’s Hand-Pulled Noodles, Suva, Fiji

pappardelle with Fijian chicken lovo
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Pappardelle with Fijian Smoked Chicken

Ah, pappardelle. My favorite noodle. I love the texture, and the relatively large width of the noodle enables them to absorb flavors well. We've still got leftovers from the lovo our gardener prepared this past weekend, and I stirred them into a pasta dish with the same flavor base as the Fijian butter chicken I… Continue reading Pappardelle with Fijian Smoked Chicken

Chai Chef Suva Fiji chicken dumplings
Food

Restaurant Recommendation: Chai Chef, Suva, Fiji

Chai Chef has been around for about a year. It's located in Flagstaff Plaza in Suva, Fiji. It's been on our radar, and we finally tried the food there for the first time after a sunset walk along the seawall. The food we ordered was excellent: chicken dumplings and two dry-noodle dishes topped with beef… Continue reading Restaurant Recommendation: Chai Chef, Suva, Fiji

Adventure, Food

Pho 75, Arlington, VA

Now that I'm back at the office, I've begun to revisit old haunts. The first on the list is Pho 75, to which I've already returned three times in the last 2.5 weeks that I've been back in the area. The neighborhood has become gentrified, with a lot of pricey apartments and restaurants coming up… Continue reading Pho 75, Arlington, VA