Author: Alex Misbach

Five Places for Western Comfort Food in Vladivostok, Russia

While abroad, it’s natural to get a bit homesick and start craving the comfort foods we are used to. While we recomended that you dive into the local culture as much as possible, sometimes seeing foreign takes on American classics can be interesting and educational… right? Here’s a list of six fast food places that […]

3 Pubs and Clubs in Vladivostok

Vladivostok offers a variety of pubs and clubs for nighttime entertainment and meals. Below are three recomended by SRAS students who have previously lived and studied in Vladivostok for a semester.   The Underground Karaoke on the VSUES campus When one of my friends first asked me about singing karaoke, I was a bit hesitant. […]

International Cuisine in Vladivostok

Vladivostok is a large, international metropolis. On the border with or very near several Asian states: Japan, North and South Korea, and China, Asian influences in Vladivostok’s restaurant scene is very strong. You’ll also find Indian (which is also investing in the Far East) as well as cuisines that from the Caucauses, which have been […]

A Guide to Vladivostok Groceries

Along with all of the positives that are part and parcel of moving to a new city – experiencing a new culture, learning a new language, making new acquaintances – there are of course difficulties. Hopefully, this short guide will work to ameliorate at least one of the challenges of settling into a lifestyle; namely, […]

Gourmet in Vladivostok

Nearly all of Russia is going through a culinary revolution right now. Since the collapse of communism, the restaurant and cafe scenes have had time to grow and blossom. New international food trends are being imported and old Russian recepies rediscovered. Perhaps most improtantly, many Russians are now starting to seek out quality food and […]