Today we begin our UK mini-tour with Mixtapes & Eager Teeth. Come hang out! Dates up at facebook.com/setyourgoals (Taken with Instagram)
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This is the view from our stage today. @borntobake where you at? #mallofamerica #setyourgoals #wcar #zumiezcouchtour #mericuh (Taken with Instagram at Mall of America)
We’re wrapping up Dan Coddaire of Set Your Goals Road Noms journey to Asia today with the band’s trip to Japan. It’s been a fun week of posts, and we can’t wait to keep pushing forward with the band’s journeys through America. Check out the final Asia update below!We spent the last five days and four shows of our trip in Japan. Since this was our fourth time to Japan we’ve come to know what to expect and where to go to get what we want. Nothing too crazy went down, but everything I ate was for sure delicious.A nice simple dish of oyako donburi, poached chicken with scrambled eggs and onions on rice. It was about 2 in the morning in Osaka when I went out to get this so I wasn’t looking for anything complicated. Hit the spot.A merry-go-round/boat style sushi spot in Osaka Mikey and I found after a bit of a search. Well-worth it though. I didn’t take any pictures because you know what sushi looks like, although I did have a piece of pork belly sushi which was pretty cool. Each dish cost around $1 each. So we spent roughly $10-12 to get completely stuffed on sushi. Perfect.
Cool photobomb in this pic, btw.In Nagoya a bunch of us got these hearty bowls of ramen. I got mine spicy and with extra pork. So good.
Dan Coddaire of Set Your Goals is back for his third Road Noms entry from the band’s recent trip to Asia. In his new entry, Dan tackles the band’s trip to Indonesia and was brave enough to recap his adventure with King Cobra blood (not joking), among many other lovely delicacies. Check it all out and try not to get too big of an appetite below!
After the Philippines we spent a few days and played a couple of shows in Indonesia. In that time I ate some things I never thought I would try in my life. And it was awesome.
We stopped at this place in Jakarta, King Cobra, which specializes in all things snake-related, for a quick refreshment.
Our man here picks out a cobra.
He lays it on a chopping block.
And next thing you know he’s holding a headless snake!
Fill ‘er up.
A cup of cobra blood. And a mint for after.
So yeah a bunch of us drank that and it was ok. They added arrack, a palm liquor, to it and it kind of ended up tasting like a shot of alcoholic soy sauce. The funniest part though was that we were told not to drink any coffee or tea for 4 hours. Apparently the blood gives you some sort of stimulant which won’t react well with caffeine and sugar? And they also said eating durian fruit afterwards can be deadly. Yeah, all I had for those 4 hours was water.
He’s back…and more courageous than ever? We kicked off Road Noms last week with Dan Coddaire of Set Your Goals, and he’s checking back in with his recent food escapades in the Philippines. If you’re curious about what balut (half-incubated duck) tastes like, don’t miss out on reading up below!
The second stop on our Asian tour was Manila in The Philippines. Although I didn’t get a chance to go out and discover any cool spots to eat, the rad people at Pulp Live brought us some traditional Filipino food that was really good, and slightly scary.
This was basically a mixed grill that included fish, chicken, clams, oysters and there’s even a crab sticking its claw out there. Tasty.
Some carnitas-style pork. Loved it.
I don’t honestly remember what was in the container on the left, but that shrimp noodle dish was good. The container on the right was a stew with a creamy, spicy broth and large slices of tripe. I had a slice and it was pretty good actually.
Quite an impressive spread in the backstage tent. @zumiezcouchtour takes snacking seriously. (Taken with Instagram)