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10 Fun (but super cheap) things to do in Brisbane!

Tommo Food, Fun

FUN FOR A FIVER (FFAF). Thats right, nothing on this list costs more than $5 per person. After over a year living in Brisbane we have searched out fun on a budget, and these are our top 10 favourite things for first time visitors with no money.   1. SCENERY: Brisbane River Cruise – Without the tourist price tag.   Why pay $50 or more for a river cruise when you …

Asian Cuisine: The Tantalizing and the Terrifying: The Best and Strangest food options

Megsy Food, Tommo-Eats-Something-Terrible

National Dish VS Strange Regional Delicacy for every Asian country (With photos and information for each one). We wanted to know what to eat in Asia and there is no fully comprehensive guide on the Internet, so we made one! Featuring the essential national dishes along with those crazy, strange, weird, slightly gross and sometimes stomach turning “must try” regional dishes that you won’t find at home…….if not to try yourself, at …

Momo Brasserie: Pastrami New York Style Sandwich

Momo Brasserie, Sydney (Restaurant Review with Video)

Tommo Food, Video Blogs

Its sandwiches, awesome posh sandwiches! If you want to sit down and eat gourmet sandwiches in Sydney CBD then Momo Brasserie is the place. Not only is the menu extensively filled with mouthwatering classics as well as some unique and inspiring choices but the service is excellent too! Subway is cheap and tasty, and don’t get me wrong as a Five Dollar Traveller you should probably opt for eating fast food on …

Meat on a stick at Crazy wings!

Crazy Wings, Chinatown, Sydney (Restaurant Review with Video)

Tommo Food, Video Blogs

We set out to Chinatown with an ideal, for dinner we wanted to eat everything “on a stick”. In many parts of China it is quite normal for a large amount of street food to be served BBQ’d on a stick. Crazy Wings in Sydney upholds this tradition and was a lucky find whilst walking around – plus its BYO. So a cheap night of Meat on a stick with …

Fishmongers basket at Fishmongers restaurant in Manly

Fishmongers, Fish and chips in Manly, Sydney. (Restaurant Review with Video)

Tommo Food, Video Blogs

This is not your traditional Fish & Chips. Fishmongers offers a menu of deep fried aquatic treats that differs from your regular street side fryer. We enjoy tempura prawns and veggies along with the slightly more classic fishermans basket including battered fish and Calamari. Take awesome fresh ingredients and deep fry them… how can you go wrong? Well, fortunately Fishmongers do not go too far wrong. The Fish was light, …

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TIPS – Ideas for eating cheaply in western countries whilst travelling

Tommo Food, Travel Tips

Food can be expensive, especially if you are eating out all the time whilst travelling. However there are alternatives and tips for saving money that you might not have thought of! If you are a first time backpacker, your previous experience of eating abroad may be in hotels, restaurants, and fast food from McDonalds, Subway or KFC… When travelling you probably don’t want to be stuck only eating international brands, …

Eat insects at chiang Mai markets, Thailand

Edible Insects! Eating Crickets, Grasshoppers, Silk Worms and many more! (With Video)

Tommo Food, Tommo-Eats-Something-Terrible, Video Blogs

Food: Insects (Grasshoppers, Large Crickets, Silk Worms, Cicada) Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand (Saturday Market) The “Mix Bag” Quite a selection of these not-so-delicious looking edible insects were available! So I decided to opt for a “mix bag” with a few from each variety for only a dollar! yum :-s I Guess insects are part of the holy grail of weird food that most westerners won’t even think of eating, but …

Stingray menu, Kuala Lumpur

Can you eat Stingray? Yes! And its Delicious.

Tommo Food, Tommo-Eats-Something-Terrible, Video Blogs

Only $2 for a tasty serving of deadly stingray… Food: Stingray Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia With its thick leathery looking skin and its now infamous reputation for killing Steve Irwin with a barb to the heart, Stingray does not instantly sound like something you’d serve at your dinner party. In fact it was something I was surprised to see on a menu so I had to try it…     …

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Why eat at The Heritage Food Village, Kuala Lumpur?

Tommo Food, Food Experiences (Restaurants and Where To eat In...)

Because its amazing! All the best street food styles of SE Asia brought into one massive food court fusion extravaganza! You will pay slightly more for the food than you would on the street, but the quality is very high and you can still find plenty of great food for $3 per serve. Whatever your favourite Asian cuisine, the Heritage Food Village at Lot 10 in Bukit Bintang (Kuala Lumpur) brings …

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Baan Thai Cooking Classes – Chiang Mai, Thailand

Megsy Cooking Classes, Food

They gave Tom a cleaver, what did they expect to happen?  Cooking up a storm at the Baan Thai Cooking School in Chiang Mai, Thailand. We are big foodies here at Five Dollar Traveller, and there is nothing like learning how to cook the local cuisine yourself! Don’t learn when you get home… learn from the locals and get to know the inside tips and tricks that make those special …

Das boot beer Rhodes

Drinking the Das Boot Beer in under 10 minutes (Rhodes, Greece) – With Video

Tommo Booze, Food, Video Blogs

The five dollar travellers love a beer challenge! As far as marketing goes, the 2 litre boot in Rhodes has to be the best one we’ve found so far (2010), but our search is perpetual… The massive boot just looks awesome, and drinking all that cold lager at speed is harder than you’d think! A serious beer needs a serious face 2 Litres… thats just under 4 pints. We were …

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Eating Abalone (Raw) in Hawaii

Tommo Food, Tommo-Eats-Something-Terrible

Food: Abalone (Raw) Location: China Town, Honolulu, Hawaii. Its a shellfish, sounds harmless enough right? My suspicion should have been aroused when I asked the seller if they “were ok to eat raw?” and his reply being a rather hesitant “sure… if you like”. Video coming soon. VERDICT Its hard to describe just how horrible this is raw… it might be a delicacy cooked, but alas my taste buds were …