Japanese puffer fish fugu Guenpin

Will I die from eating Japanese Pufferfish “Fugu”?

90s kids will likely remember the Simpsons episode where Homer orders the Fugu (or pufferfish) at the Japanese restaurant, only to be told he has 24 hours to live after consuming its incorrectly prepared flesh.

It’s been nearly 24 hours since I ate Fugu, so I’m unsure if I’m barrelling towards my imminent demise, or if my gut ache is just a touch of wind. Either way, I’m still living it up in Japan so if this is my last 24 hours then cest la vie!

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Naughty Nuri's Ribs

Naughty Nuri’s – It’s About The Ribs.

Naughty Nuri's Warung Ubud

The worst photo ever of a sign

A couple of km outside of the relative hustle and bustle of Ubud’s centre is a side of the road shack or “warung” with a flaming grill front and centre.

This grill emanates smells so mouth-watering, it attracts locals, tourists, dogs and the occasional celebrity to sample the BBQ, charcoal coated meaty fare, every night until they are sold out.

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Night noodle market queue

The Night Noodle Markets: 5 better ways to spend your time.

Night noodle market queue

Actual footage of the Noodle Market queue ;P

People in Melbourne get pretty excited about food.

Situated along the conveniently located and picturesque Birrarung Marr, the Melbourne Night Noodle Markets is an event that evokes excitement in even the non-self proclaimed foodies of Melbourne. The 2-week long (free) event offers a chance for friends and family to meet, eat and be merry by the river.

In theory. 

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Bone Marrow at Mjolner

Eat like a Viking at Mjolner Melbourne

Mjolner Horn Cup Melbourne

I entered the heavy wooden carved door of Mjolner on Harware St in Melbourne, knowing very little. Armed only with the knowledge that this was a “Viking” inspired restaurant, specifically centred around the story of Thor, the god of thunder and his desire to create a dining hall that would allay the feelings of homesickness from Valhalla.

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Dark Mofo Hobart Tasmania

Dark MOFO: Avoid the festival food fomo

Dark Mofo Hobart Tasmania

If you’re planning to head to any destination festival these 5 tips may help you avoid dreaded food fomo, or resorting to a fast food fix in a city jam-packed like overhead luggage on a Jetstar flight.

Dark Mofo is a cultural/arts festival set in Tasmania’s capital city of Hobart, run by the eclectic, often controversial and quite mass appealing Museum of Old and New Art (Mona).

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