Welcome to The Roaming Fork
Hi, I’m Markus. Come along with me as I roam through countries seeking out interesting and tasty food experiences.
The Tropical Spice Garden had been high on my list of places to visit when planning my recent trip to Penang. I had read about the cooking classes, the café, and the tours of the gardens which made it sound like it would be quite a pleasant day out. […]
Chowrasta Market, also known as Chowrasta Bazaar, is a famous Penang institution that has been around since the late 19th century. Housed inside a recently renovated building, with a façade that reminds me of a 1960s council building, the market is a hive of activity with a few interesting points […]
When it comes to the famous must-try Penang hawker food, there is no shortage of quality options available. As a result, the competition is fierce which means the quality of dishes is outstanding. As I’ve written before, to help me research this important topic, I joined the “Penang Hawker Food” […]
A visit to Penang is a visit to Malaysian food heaven. When Malaysians argue about their favourite food city or town, Penang is always high up on the list, if not first most of the time. The food in Penang is heavily influenced by its multicultural history. Waves of immigration […]
The Secret Garden restaurant is well named, with a couple of secrets you need to discover before sitting down to a hearty Vietnamese meal. First, the entrance is partially a secret and quite difficult to find as it’s marked by a small sign at the end of a busy alleyway. […]
One of the best ways to experience the vibrancy of Saigon is to visit one of the many markets located throughout the city. From the tourist-centric Ben Thanh Market in District 1, to Binh Dien, the mega seafood wholesale market located on the outskirts of the city, you will find […]
Follow me as I roam through countries seeking out interesting and tasty food experiences. I will be exploring food experiences using a “paddock to plate” life-cycle; that is, I will follow the raw ingredients from the producers through to the final dish.
This means visiting farms and local markets, taking the odd cooking class, visiting restaurants, seeking out the freshest and tastiest street food stalls, and best of all, eating delicious food!
We will attempt to immerse ourselves into these markets, where a congregation of bustling shoppers negotiate their way through narrow aisles at the same time as the stall holders sing out their daily specials in distinctive rhythmic patterns.
Of course, travel is made up of more than just food (you have to do something between meals!), and this blog will also feature some local sites worth visiting as well as capture the essence of each destination through photography.
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