Noor | Food & Travel πŸ“Έ (@noorieboorie)

Noor | Food & Travel πŸ“Έ

NYC-based, nomad at heart πŸ—½πŸŒ Bangladeshi & Sri Lankan food πŸ‡§πŸ‡©πŸ‡±πŸ‡° Recipes & pop-ups πŸ‘‡ ------------------------------

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Wishing everyone a happy Friday and great Memorial Day weekend! And Ramadan Kareem!. .
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I'm looking forward to a lazy weekend​ playing catch-up with sleep and friends. 😊 .
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The simplest, prettiest blooms are always found at @thequeenskickshaw alongside lotsa good #vegetarian #eats and #comfortfood. One of my neighborhood favorites.πŸ‘Œ

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Sunflowers & tea for this #Tuesday #morning

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Morning face! 😢 .
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I found this pufferfish washed up on the shore in #Hawaii few months ago, it resembles what I currently look/feel like. πŸ˜•

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Still recovering from jet lag and a cold but I'm finally unpacked and feeling at home! .
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Enjoying my Friday with a caffeine boost and new cookbooks. How I've missed this! Can't wait to try out some of these recipes for my upcoming events. 😊 #friyay

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Streets lit up for #Vesak (holiday commemorating the birth, enlightenment and death of #Buddha) -- enjoyed the festivities and lights all over #Colombo the past few days. It's like wedding season in #Dhaka, with more lights than we get during the holidays in #NYC! .
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Feeling grateful for the precious time home with family and all the cultural celebrations and food we've enjoyed over the month. Can't wait to return to Sri Lanka and Bangladesh again soon, although for now looking forward to our other home -- New York! 😊

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I got JACK for a snack! 😁 #jackfruit

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Crab kottu roti (chopped up flat bread tossed with vegetables and Sri Lankan spices) with some fresh #ambarella juice on the side. πŸ˜‹

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A fragrant cup of ginger tea with a pretty slice of nature -- my kinda start to the day! #β˜• .
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(Yup, tea is always a recurring theme on my page!)

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Came back to one of my favorite places in #Colombo for simple homestyle Sri Lankan eats -- and it's still awesome after two years! .
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On my plate: Jaffna style mutton varuval, cashew curry, tempered cauliflower, coconut-chili sambol, pickled eggplant, fried fish, pappadum. Fresh pineapple juice on the side. Everything was beyond excellent! πŸ˜‹

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I can't get over these #nofilter lush greens 😍

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Lunch with a view! A nice way to relax after spending two hours #rafting down the river this morning. Surrounded by mountains and greenery on all sides, the view was breathtaking all around!

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Staying hydrated in this ridculous Colombo heat with copious amounts of chilled, fresh coconut water. Sweet and refreshing! Best part, the bits of young coconut flesh at the bottom that's been scooped out of the shells. .
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My in-laws have been informed (diplomatically 😜) how much I looooooove coconuts & coconut water so they've been cracking open a few #thambli (#kingcoconuts) every morning so that the refrigerator is always stocked. Can't complain! πŸ˜‹ These are sweeter than what we were having the past few weeks in #Bangladesh and #Malaysia. Also beats my usual #zico, #harmlessharvest or #vitacoco any day. Gonna miss this when we're back in #NYC. .
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What do you drink to stay cool on hot days? .
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#friyay #healthy #organic #coconutwater #mothernature

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It's 91°F / 33° C in #Colombo today. 😌
Thinking ice cream for breakfast (and every other meal) would have been a good idea again.
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#latergram #malaysia #srilanka #travelpics #foodpics

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One last roadside #tehtarik (tea with evaporated milk) in #KL before moving on to #SriLanka πŸ‘Œ

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A little break from spicy food (which I love, don't get me wrong!) was needed. Plus I'm starting to miss the brunches in #NYC and healthier comfort food at home. A good ol' avocado toast never fails! Loved the crunchy #quinoa topping on this one.
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#pretty #vegetarian #avocado #toast #avocadotoast #mytravelguide

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Rendang hopper (a rice flour & coconut milk #crepe) & eggplant, crispy okra hopper -- ridiculously good! This really was a combination of many flavors that I can never get enough of. .
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I know we're en route to Sri Lanka (where more hoppers will be consumed for sure), but I just had to check out this place. Such a creative and unique menu! We also had a dessert #hopper with shredded coconut & gula melaka (jaggery/kitul/gur -- whatever name you know it by!). Might be back for more before we leave!
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#mytravelguide

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Flowers & towers, what's not to like? 😊.
#petronas #petronastowers #petronastwintowers

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Just a little #kopi, #kaya butter #toast and #roti prata to get us started this morning. 😁 . .
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I'm back in KL after more than a decade and am so excited to eat EVERYTHING!!! πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹. .
#vegetarian #carbloading

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So long #Dhaka! It's been a fun two weeks of embracing my #Bangladeshi roots and many of the things I miss about home, savoring all my favorite #Bengali food and spending precious family time. Taking back more memories, as always. Can't to be back again, hopefully soon! #πŸ‡§πŸ‡© .
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Off we go to #Malaysia for the next leg of our trip!

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A beautiful mess and the most delicious plate! "Chotpoti" -- a #Bengali dish made with chickpeas, potatoes, green chillies, tamarind and lots of tangy, addictive spices. Chopped onions, cilantro, eggs & crushed "fuchka" go on top..
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This is one of the most popular snacks in #Bangladesh that I make often in #NYC when I miss the streets of Dhaka!.
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#bangladeshfood

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Colorful street markets in #Dhaka

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Ada lebu rong cha (ginger & lemon tea), doodh cha (milk tea) -- which one would you pick?
#bangladeshfood

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Bangladeshi homestyle food..
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Clockwise from top left: tomato onion salad, eggplant bhaji (fried eggplant), daal (tempered lentils), tetuler shorbot (a refreshing drink made with tamarind, sugar and spices), aloo chop (potato croquettes), gorur mangsho (beef curry). Rice not pictured. .
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Time for another nap! I've been napping so much the past few days, can't tell if it's all the food or the heat, or just me. 😐

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Deshi mishti ~ local sweets #🍬#🍭
Just looking 😊 ... Ok maybe I sampled one or two! 😳
#bangladeshfood

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Now that I've been back in Dhaka for a couple of days, it's time for some street food!.
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This is "aam bhorta" (raw tangy mangoes tossed with chillies, salt, lime) with "kashundi" (a quintessentially Bengali mustard sauce that's made with soaked, ground mustard seeds, mustard oil, vinegar and spices) -- a mango "salad" of sorts that is super delicious and addictive! πŸ‘Œ .
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Just talking about this makes my mouth water! πŸ˜‹
#bangladeshfood

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Came home to some simple, classic Bengali fare after a morning out in the Dhaka heat.
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Ilish polao, begun bhaja, aloo chop, tomato salad. .
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Hilsha fish (a local favorite, also considered the national fish of Bangladesh) pilaf, potato cutlets/croquettes, spiced fried eggplant & tomato-onion salad. .
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Debating between post-lunch tea or a nap now. Probably both, in that order!.
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#bengalinewyear #pohelaboishakh #food

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Shubho Nobo Borsho! 🏡️🌼 .
Happy (Bengali) New Year! 🌸🌺.
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This was my first time back in #Dhaka for Pohela Boishakh festivities in ten years and also my husband's introduction to how this holiday is celebrated in #Bangladesh (and I learned that they also celebrate new year on the same dates in #SriLanka #πŸ‡±πŸ‡°). Needless to say, we were pretty excited for the day and got a bit touristy! 😬 😊

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