Nordic dinner: simple but delicious

Nordic dinner: simple but delicious

Coming from a Pakistani family, I was always used to the heavy spices and extravagant flavors of my home country’s dishes. After trying a traditional Nordic dinner, I realized that food doesn’t have to be spicy or bursting with flavor to be delicious. The Nordic countries consist of Finland, Iceland,...

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Wagashi:  Japanese sweets

Wagashi: Japanese sweets

The Japanese truly know how to make incredible desserts. I had the opportunity to try traditional Japanese desserts known as wagashi. Wagashi were originially made with simple fruits and nuts, known as “kashi,” in Japan between 300 B.C. and 300 A.D. during the Yayoi period. Because sugar was rare and...

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Momo: Nepali dumplings

Momo: Nepali dumplings

It’s one thing to eat a dish completely different from that of your culture, but it’s another to create it yourself. I was fortunate enough to not only try momo, which are Nepali dumplings, but I was able to create them myself. After inviting former Nepali Student Association President Anuka...

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Nuclear spicy noodles: We tried it so you don’t have to

Nuclear spicy noodles: We tried it so you don’t have to

When my news editor, Emaan Bangash, first approached me about joining her recently-established Chew Crew, I was enthusiastic. When she excitedly told me that the first food I’d be trying would be the spiciest ramen currently on the market, my enthusiasm promptly turned into a cross between curiosity and dread....

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Durian: The world’s smelliest fruit

Durian: The world’s smelliest fruit

The durian has been on my bucket list to try for years. Call me overdramatic for putting a fruit on my bucket list, but this extremely intimidating spiky fruit with a legendary ghastly smell sounded worth trying from the start. Often referred to as the “King of Fruits” throughout Southeast...

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