Possibly the best chicken rice stand ever?

Jodi Ettenberg Legal nomads

This is a Hipmunk post from Jodi Ettenberg of Legal Nomads.

During my travels through Southeast Asia, it’s always fun to see the way vendors serve their foods. From artful mounds of fruit to piles of shrimp, lined up meticulously in a glass case to add to soup to many other edible treats, there is no shortage of eye candy.

But I’ve never seen a rice and chicken vendor like this one from Dalat, Vietnam. A 7-hour bus ride from Ho Chi Minh City, Dalat is in the southern part of Vietnam’s central highlands and is known as the city of eternal spring because of its mild (but not scorching) climate.
Presentation here cannot be beat! Steamed chicken, sausage and quail eggs, as well as sticky rice.
chicken rice in dalat

Chicken and rice never looked so fun! Dalat, Vietnam

(Thanks to James for the photo)
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Rocambolesc: Ice Cream of Champions in Costa Brava, Spain



This is a Hipmunk post from Jodi of Legal Nomads.

Rocambolesc is not your ordinary ice cream. I’m not a sweets person – give me french fries for “dessert” any day – but I indulged in this wondrous dessert in Costa Brava Spain, and I enjoyed every bite.

Taking the concept of haute-gelatería to a new level, Rocambolesc is a Girona store opened by an owner of one of the best restaurant in the world, El Celler de Can Roca. It features several ice cream choices, a slew of amazing topics and inventive options like cotton candy, below. (All are photos from my recent visit.)

For those like me with celiac disease, the chocolate brownies are completely gluten-free. Choice of sauce follows the toppings, and then you get to dig in and eat. For a more adventurous option, just ask behind the counter for their favorite combinations.

Closest airport is GRO (Girona), or you can fly into Barcelona and take a train from there to downtown Girona. The town has much more than ice cream to explore!


Jodi Ettenberg Rocambolsec

Jodi Ettenberg Rocambolsec

Jodi Ettenberg Rocambolsec

Where to find it:
Rocambolesc Ice Cream Shop
Santa Clara, 50
17001, Girona
Catalonia, Spain
Phone (+34) 972 416 667

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An edible cookbook? Why not!

This is a Hipmunk post from Jodi Ettenberg of Legal Nomads

A creative project from German design firm Korefe takes a cookbook and makes it different… and edible.

Made from fresh pasta that can actually be baked into a dish of lasagna, the quirky cookbook actually turns into one great looking meal! Unfortunately this is only a special project for a German publishing house and not being sold individually, but extra points for a great concept.

Per Korefe:

“The first and only cookbook you can actually read, cook and eat. Made out of 100% fresh pasta it can be opened, filled with ingredients and finally be cooked.”

And the finished product:

I hope they start selling them because it would make for a very fun gift.


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