Truffle chawan mushi from EN Japanese Brasserie (click on image to enlarge)
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The "boiled beef with hot-spicy sauce" is every bit as mouth searing as it looks, but there are plenty of blander options -- such as "special spinach pancake" -- on Lu Xiang Yuan's menu.
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The frightening Taliban invasion of the Afghan capital Kabul, courtesy of Al Jazeera's Todd Baer. Compare the CNN and Al Jazeera stories.
Bailout? If by accident of birth, you were in Kabul yesterday, you'd be dying to bail out. You would have been running for your life while crazed Taliban storm ... More >>