Egg Tart History: Pastéis de Nata & The Story of Custard Tarts

Tommo Food, Food History, The Dish Podcast

Egg Tart History: In this article & podcast we explore the history of the Egg Custard tart, and it’s famous Portuguese counterpart, the Pastéis de Nata (Cream Pastry). Who invented the egg tart? Was Portugal first, or did someone else beat them to it?  We also look at egg tarts around Asia – are they based on European egg tarts? Or did they evolve independently? Egg Tart History Podcast (S2E22) …

16 countries and 2 continents. Our best and worst Food Fun Travel experiences for 2015. Find out what we loved and what we loathed.

Best and worst in travel 2015

Tommo Food, Fun, Travel Freedom Podcast

16 countries across 2 continents. We’ve lost track of the amount of miles, but it’s been plenty! During that time we have seen, stayed, experienced and thoroughly chowed down on a lot of amazing things, and some not so good things… As always, full time travel can be stressful as well as inspiring. But with a full 365 days traversing the globe in 2015, what should you be going to …

Fun things to do in Hong Kong

Fun Things to do In Hong Kong

Megsy Food, Fun

This wasn’t our first rodeo. We ate and drank our way through Hong Kong back in 2013. Did we think we would be back in 2015 – no way! Were we so excited about going back that we peed our pants just a little bit – hells yes!!! During our last visit, we just fell head over heels in love with Hong Kong. The exceptional Cantonese and International food available. …

Xiaolongbao, Shanghai

15 Best Foods in Asia and where to find them

Tommo Food, Food Guides (What To Eat In...)

You love Asian food? So do we. This is our guide to the best foods in Asia! Taste is always subjective. One man’s spicy is another man’s uncontrollable, red faced pain. One woman’s sweet is another woman’s diabetic nightmare. As foodie travellers there is one thing we can promise – We’ve eaten a lot. In doing so, we’ve drawn a bunch of comparisons in order to compile this list. One year …

Best and Worst Travel of Asia 2013

Tommo Fun

12 countries, hundreds of towns and cities and well over 40,000KM covered – 2013 has been quite a year for travel! (Click here to see our full route and where we have been this year). But, if we were to do it all again, where would we long to go back to and where would we give a miss? There are so many lists of “Best places to visit” but we …

Hong kong festival of lights

10 random (but useful) things you should know about Hong Kong

Megsy Travel Tips

Hong Kong is a city of contrasts. Sky high prices and sky high buildings litter the central district, by Asian standards Hong Kong is certainly not somewhere the budget traveller should consider “affordable”. On the other hand there are ways around the budget problem that sometimes come as a surprise, and parts of Hong Kong that will leave you wondering if you are in a city at all. This is …

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Sex Organ Soup (Hong Kong) – Eating Testicles, Penis, Scrotum & Labia! (VIDEO)

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

A mouth full of cock is not normally my first thought before heading out for breakfast but apparently in Hong Kong a lot of people savour the opportunity to enjoy chewing on bovine chode prior to 11am. Originally this started out as a simple opportunity to swallow some testicles but after we arrived at the restaurant it turned out that for about $11 I could actually enjoy multiple sex organs. …

Eating Whole Deep Fried Pigeon inc. Head & Organs

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

TOMMO EATS SOMETHING TERRIBLE. People eat pigeon in western society, nothing terrible about that, but generally the meat would be presented in a pleasing and non-controversial way… Not so in Hong Kong. The deep fried head is placed delightfully on top of the rest of the meat and if you are lucky – I was – you’ll get an internal organ surprise left inside the rib cage too! Its somewhat …

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Getting your China visa in Hong Kong, the easy way!

Tommo Travel Tips

It’s become increasingly difficult for Westerners to get a China visa outside of their home country. Even when you can get a visa they won’t always issue you the duration you’d prefer and you often have to provide a mountain of supporting paperwork to get it. We skip all these issues and pick up a 3 month China visa in Hong Kong by filling in one side of A4 and handing over …