Articles by Samya Sattar

Cheap Eats: San Francisco Holes in the Wall

Cheap Eats: San Francisco Holes in the Wall February 15, 2010 | Food Lovers, San Francisco | Read More
If you’re in San Francisco on a serious budget but still want to eat well, you’re in luck. This city boasts some choice holes in the wall. Take Yamo for instance. The true definition of a hole in the wall, this teeny Burmese restaurant has only a counter and bar stools. A couple of women...

Hong Kong: In Search of Dim Sum

Hong Kong: In Search of Dim Sum January 18, 2010 | Food Lovers, Hong Kong | Read More
If you have 24 hours in Hong Kong, the city has much to offer: shopping, stunning views from Victoria Harbor, and many museums, for starters.  I recently had a day-long layover in Hong Kong and I had but one mission: dim sum. I asked at my cheap hotel if they could recommend any good dim sum in the...

One Night in Bangkok (or Two, or Three): Eat Your Way Through the City

One Night in Bangkok (or Two, or Three): Eat Your Way Through the City December 21, 2009 | Bangkok, Food Lovers | Read More
Paris may be the city of love, but Bangkok is the city of gastronomical greatness. Don’t, however, walk into the first tourist trap near your hotel. Here’s a culinary guide to three days in Bangkok. Day One I don’t care what you do with your day – you could elbow your way through...

Chicken Sashimi: The Next Fad for Foodies?

Chicken Sashimi: The Next Fad for Foodies? September 21, 2009 | Food Lovers | Read More
Foodies like to pride themselves on being adventurous eaters. They aim to be worldly and try exotic new foods and like them. And if these foods are considered unpalatable by common folk, then all the better. Offal – what used to be considered the waste parts of a butchered animal – is now...

Dining Out with the Little Ones: Kid-Friendly Eateries

Dining Out with the Little Ones: Kid-Friendly Eateries August 24, 2009 | Food Lovers | Read More
If you like to have a nice meal out once in a while, but you decided to have kids, it’s not a mission easily accomplished. It’s probably best to get a sitter, but failing that, you need to find those rare places that accommodate both the little ones’ and your own tastes. Start by thinking...

Biryani at its Best: Food Fit for a King

Biryani at its Best: Food Fit for a King August 10, 2009 | Food Lovers | Read More
The Muslims from Western Asia conquered a large part of India in the 1520s. Thus began the Mughal Empire, which ruled over most of the Indian subcontinent until the mid-nineteenth century, when it was replaced by the British Raj. The Mughals left their mark on India – not just with their amazing...

Camp Treats: What Would Teddy Roosevelt Eat?

Camp Treats: What Would Teddy Roosevelt Eat? July 13, 2009 | Food Lovers | Read More
Teddy Roosevelt, the 26th President of the United States, was one of America’s great conservationists. His efforts helped develop what would one day become the National Park Service (NPS), which was formally established on August 25, 1916. Teddy enjoying himself It’s really quite a legacy,...

Traveling with Forbidden Fruit

Traveling with Forbidden Fruit June 15, 2009 | Food Lovers | Read More
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection regrets that “it is necessary to take agricultural items from your baggage. They cannot be brought into the United States because they may carry animal and plant pests and diseases. Restricted items include meats, fruits, vegetables…” Okay. It’s...

First Date Dining: Forget Candles and Long Walks on the Beach

First Date Dining: Forget Candles and Long Walks on the Beach June 1, 2009 | Food Lovers | Read More
Have you ever gone to a restaurant and watched people that are obviously on a first date? They tend to have too many silences, there’s always a bunch of awkward nodding and smiling, and they always, always order too much food. While under ordinary circumstances the following possibilities are wonderful...

Guinea Pig, Tripe and Head: Daring to Try Something New

Guinea Pig, Tripe and Head: Daring to Try Something New May 4, 2009 | Food Lovers | Read More
Do you ever get the feeling that life is passing you by? That you’re weighed down by a sense of ennui? That you’re not really living? Well, snap out of it. Do something new. It’s never too late to try something for the first time. Like guinea pig. In Peru. It’s their national...