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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, …

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.

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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 …

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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 …

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Eating Snake! From cage to bowl in Taiwan

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

Food: Snake Broth Location: Taipei, Taiwan. Can you eat snake? Its almost cliche to say unusual foods taste like chicken… but snake tastes like chicken. But our Snake soup has nice big skeleton sections to suck the tasty chicken like meet from, just so you know it definitely ain’t chicken.And of course, like you’d expect in Taiwan, they like it fresh, and the customers like to know its fresh, so …

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Eating Chicken Feet! Or in this case “Foot” as one was enough!

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

Food: Vacuum packed chicken foot Location: Dalian, China Chicken foot is pretty popular in Asia. So popular that you can by it from little news agents and corner stores for about 50c, vacuum packed! I’m joined in this video by travel companions Tony & Rich.  VERDICT Chicken foot is pretty foul! (pun intended. lol), but really, this was disgusting. I don’t know how they prepare/cook it prior to packing but …