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German menu translated into English.

German menu

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If you just keep your eyes open, travel is full of laughs. This German menu, translated into English, amused me. “For salads we reached…

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Kajsas fish soup

Kajsas fish soup, Stockholm

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Kajsas fish soup I dream of Kajsas’ fish soup! Since I started visiting Kajsas Fiskbistron (fish bistro) in the 90s, I always order only…

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Pig organ restaurant in Singapore

Pig organ soup

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Here’s a restaurant in Singapore I didn’t try. In addition to its famous pig organ soup, the specialty restaurant pushes portions of pig livers,…

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How a pickpocket steals from a jacket hung on the back of a restaurant chair.

Pickpocket steals from jacket on cafe chair

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A strategist thief is one who creates his own opportunity, one who operates on a specific plan, one who steals with malice aforethought. The…

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The postcards are pulled away along with the wallet.

The Pickpocket’s postcard trick

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Kharem is another opportunist who doubles as a minor-league strategist. When we first met him, he was prowling the perimeter of a breakdance performance…

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Travel. Glamorous?

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Contrast Mamak with our New Year’s day dinner at Appetito, also in Sydney. Recommended by two people, nearby—and most important: open—it seemed a reasonable…

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Mamak Malaysian restaurant, Sydney

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Mamak is worth standing in line for. Bob and I waited 50 minutes for what is actually rather ordinary Malaysian food. But you can’t…

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Kaiseki: Steamed icefish on raw sea urchin

Japanese kaiseki dinner

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You are lucky indeed if you ever get the opportunity to experience a kaiseki meal, especially one in a ryokan, a traditional Japanese inn….

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Bad behavior in Cairo

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I’m mortified to remember the time I refused to shake hands with an Egyptian. It’s a sad commentary on the state of the world…

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Scams at restaurant tables

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A restaurant table is a good place to be had. The latest in low-tech scams happened last month in Hoboken, NJ, when a man…

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Purse stolen off lap at restaurant

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Should Have Left it in the Hotel—Gisela and Ludvig Horst checked into their Barcelona hotel and immediately got into an argument. Gisela did not…

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A giant version of the paper dosa, with its three little bowls of accompaniments.

Paper masala dosa

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Why did we order two? Paper masala dosa is one of my favorite meals. I order them at every opportunity when I’m in India,…

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duck in a can

Duck in a can

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Montreal—Read anything about this city’s vibrant dining scene and you’ll be pointed to Au Pied de Cochon. You’ll also be warned: dining here entails…

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Invitation to steal

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Bob and I must not be working hard enough. We’re just not getting the message out. We had a very good dinner at the…

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Pacific O

Maui and Majuro

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Pacific O Chef McDonald had a farm, EIEIO. We had a gorgeous dinner in Lahaina last week, outdoors, on the beach, hibiscus blossoms in…

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