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That Food Cray !!! and Urban Outfitters Food Fest !!!

by Eugene @ That Food Cray !!!

We’re super excited to announce the That Food Cray !!! and Urban Outfitters Food Fest this Saturday, November 11th in Los Angeles. Urban Outfitters has been gracious enough to hook-up their amazing Space15Twenty in Hollywood for our first-ever Food Fest !!! We’ve partnered with five amazing spots, who’ll each bring an exclusive CRAY dish to the food fest alongside some of their delicious usual offerings. They include: Tikifish’s poke bowls Cheezus’ grilled cheese sandwiches Little Egypt’s Middle Eastern desserts Dream Pops’s 3D-printed popsicles  Wanderlust Creamery’s unique globally-minded ice cream In addition, we’re going to have music, a candy bar, and a special pickling tutorial from Nico de Leon and Jessica Wang of LASA and Pique Nique. They’ll break down all you need to make your own homemade pickles !!! That Food Cray !!! and Urban Outfitters Food Fest !!! Saturday, November 11th | 2pm – 5pm Space 15 Twenty 1520 N Cahuenga Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90028 To catch the action, follow @urbanoutfitters, @thatfoodcray, and @space15twenty. See you there !!!

Jio Health Is Using Technology To Humanize Healthcare

by Jake Hornberger @ Vietcetera

Recent data reports show that by 2020, fifty percent of global healthcare expenditure will be used to treat the three leading causes of mortality—cardiovascular disease, cancer, and respiratory disease. To give you a little perspective, that’s about US $4 trillion. Globally, we’re also seeing a reduction in the number of hospital beds and decreased government […]

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Where to Eat in Oahu | Hawaiian Food & Local Favorites

by Jen Balisi @ Indulgent Eats | NYC Food & Travel

ALOHA! It’s officially 2018, which means a new year for me to use as an excuse to post more on my site 🙂 I just came back from an amazing trip to Oahu, which also gave me a 12 hour flight back to NYC followed by a 16 hour flight back to Hong Kong, so […]

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Sriracha Pimento Cheese Recipe

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

Many people from the American South are familiar with pimento cheese but I didn’t try it until 2013. It was so fun and addictively good to eat that I been making it ever since. The cheese was properly cut into small dice so you could taste its flavor. I’ve made it from a recipe in...

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That Nespresso Cray !!! Testing Out the New Creatista Plus

by Nicole @ That Food Cray !!!

This is brought to you in partnership with Nespresso. I’m a coffee addict. I drink it all day, every day. One of the first appliances I ever bought was actually a Nespresso machine. I’ve had it for years and I use it more than I use my stove or microwave. It was finally time for an upgrade, so I’m really glad I was invited to one of Nespresso’s Barista Masterclasses where we tested out the new Creatista Plus. We spent a fun afternoon at Grand Hyatt’s Ambassador Suite learning about coffee and how to make latte art.  The gorgeous stainless steel Creatista Plus was created so that coffee lovers can easily experience delicious café-style gourmet coffee at the convenience of their own homes. The Creatista Plus was designed with a fully-automatic steam wand, intended for creating textured milk at 11 milk temperature settings. The Creatista Plus creates anything from a frothy cappuccino to a velvety smooth flat white. It even creates meticulously foamed milk, perfect for creating latte art. Let me tell you, it’s not as easy as it looks, but good thing I’ll be able to practice at home now. Nespresso also introduced three new limited edition BARISTA Grands Crus, inspired by the ...

Top Twenty Eats, Kuala Lumpur 2018

by Chopinand @ ChopinandMysaucepan

Many locals lament the quality of hawker food in Kuala Lumpur has deteriorated. Like most things in life, the good stuff is right where you know how to find it. ~~~~~O~~~~~ To say farewell to 2017, Mysaucepan and I are … Continue reading

Amò Restaurant (Singapore)

by Sgt Noms @ fuck yeah noms

Where: Amò Restaurant 33 Hongkong Street Singapore 059672 Phone: +65 6723 7733, but fuck me, Singapore is in the #digitaldisruption future and you can book this shit instantly on Quandoo or Chope.  SEND ME A FAX HK AND WRITE ME A CHEQUE, I DON’T MISS...

Things to do on a short trip to Brisbane

by Joanne Yiu @ Ovolo Hotels

Josh Strehle Your plane starts to come in, the majestic brown snake (otherwise known as the Brisbane River) flows underneath, glinting in the afternoon light. Escaping from the manic pace of Melbourne with their coffee spilling everywhere, Sydney with its vacant nightlife, and Canberra with its….well….Canberra. Welcome to Brisbane. You’re here for a good time, […]

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Musubi Cafe Iyasume | Where to Eat in Oahu

by Jen Balisi @ Indulgent Eats | NYC Food & Travel

My fellow Spam lovers, Musubi Cafe Iyasume is the place for you. Spam musubi is the Hawaiian version of Japanese omusubi that takes marinated grilled spam and rice and wraps it with nori, or seaweed. The result is a super addictive item that can be eaten any time of day, as a snack, or as […]

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The Legal Nomads Guide to Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

A Puerto Escondido guide, including where to eat, the best spots to swim, where to stay, and how to get there and away from Oaxaca and elsewhere.

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Yat Lok 一樂燒鵝 – Michelin Starred Roast Goose Restaurant. Best Roast In Hong Kong?

by admin @ Hong Kong – DanielFoodDiary.com

[Hong Kong] One swift look at “Hongkong Top Roast Goose”, and you will have Yat Lok 一樂燒鵝appearing in almost every publication. The restaurant has been awarded a Michelin star consecutively from 2015 – 2018, it is also featured in Anthony Bourdain’s Hongkong episode. Does it live up to expectation? Located on a hilly street in Central, the exterior looks like a typical no frill Hongkong eatery – which would have you walking past had you not heard of it. It is a family-owned operation and has been going since 1957. The original location was in Tai Po but the eatery has recently relocated to Central. I arrived a little before 6pm, there was no queue and I quickly got a table. The queue began to form when I left the restaurant, thus your safe bet would be to come at off-peak hours. Despite the prestigious Michelin star, the interior was nothing extravagant. You cannot get more local than this, tables and chairs being set up next to each other to maximize turnover. The place was packed to the brim, thus it is advised not to bring your shopping bags here because you would have difficulty navigating your way around. The clientele comprises locals and tourists who flock here, especially after Anthony Bourdain sang praises for the roast goose. An English menu is available – it is concise and easy to understand. One can choose their choice of meat and their choice of carb, for instant BBQ Pork & Goose with rice comes at HKD58 (SGD$10.04), with noodles will be HKD56 (SGD$9.69). A plate of two of the following: Roast Goose, Roast Pork, BBQ Pork or Soya Sauce Chicken will cost you HKD165 (SGD$28.56). You can order a whole Roast Goose, half or a quarter. Half a roast goose will be...

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Follow Me Foodie to Lyon (the culinary capital of France)!

by Mijune @ Follow Me Foodie

Gastronomy is part of France's identity, especially in Lyon, and they have a reputation to uphold. French cooking is arguably the backbone to all cooking, and it is in France where we find many culinary godfathers inspiring generations.

10 reasons to visit Vietnam during Tet Festival

by Maeve Nolan @ Backyard Travel

Mid-February marks Vietnam’s most important date – Tet, the New Year’s period. It can be hard getting accurate insider information about Tet celebrations and what happens across the nation during its most festive period. It can be hard figuring out if Tet is a good time to visit Vietnam. Knowing what we know about Tet,

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Sunday’s Grocery – Delicious Fried Chicken & Sandwiches. One-Stop Store by Yardbird

by admin @ Hong Kong – DanielFoodDiary.com

[Hong Kong] Conceptualised by the team behind Yardbird – the hip Japanese yakitori and izakaya joint, is Sunday’s Grocery. Located at Kennedy Town, they brand themselves as a liquor store, curated convenience store and a takeaway sandwich store all housed within a neighbourhood grocery shop – an up-class one indeed. The first thing you would notice upon entering this store is the rows and rows of bottles of liquor, ranging from Japanese whiskey to Jamaican rum. Never knew they were THAT serious about their alcohol. Since Sunday’s Grocery acts more like a takeaway joint, there are no seats within the store itself where you can sit and enjoy the meal which makes it quite the hassle. You can either: a) Stand and eat at a small counter table in the store, b) Sit on makeshift crates outside the store or c) Take-away your food. From the deli menu is the Fried Chicken which you can select from either the regular or Korean flavour (HKD$110, SGD$20, with one side HKD$140, SGD$$25.50, with two sides HKD$170, SGD$31, with three sides HKD$200, SGD$36.40). The Original Fried Chicken had a crispy exterior with rather juicy chicken meat on the inside. Among the sides of market chips, vegetable sticks, pickles, hummus, coleslaw and chickpea salad, we chose the market chips to go with our chicken and they turned out to be strangely addictive. The saltiness of the crispy fried root vegetable chips together with the sweet Okinawa black sugar drizzled on them made an unexpectedly good combination that kept us going for more. Apart from their Fried Chicken, their specialty sandwiches are also highly recommended. Current options on the menu are Chicken Schnitzel, Roast Pork, Banh Mi, Katsu Sando, and Grilled Cheeeze with Tomato Soup. We tried the Roast Pork sandwich (HKD$80, SGD$14.60) and it...

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Kam’s Roast Goose – Hong Kong’s Michelin Starred Roast Meat Restaurant, At Wan Chai

by admin @ Hong Kong – DanielFoodDiary.com

[HONG KONG] It is not quite possible to talk about Hong Kong’s Kam’s Roast Goose 甘牌燒鵝 without mentioning about Yung Kee. (Read: Review of Kam’s Roast Singapore at Pacific Plaza) Kam’s Roast Goose is founded by Hardy Kam, the 3rd generation of the founder of the famed Yung Kee Goose, who wanted to continue with his family legacy. After the reputation and brand were at stake, a fresh start was what Hardy wanted to achieve. Yung Kee lost its supposed quality and luster due to long-running family disputes and court trials, while Kam’s Roast Goose has gone on to earn a Michelin star within 4 months of opening. The 100-seater Kam’s at Wan Chai continuously enjoys brisk business and support, with a moderate queue of 10-20 people in line during dinner hours when I visited. It is recommended to come between 2pm and 5pm if you need a seat quickly. Kam’s menu is extensive, with roasts such as Roast Suckling Pig (HK$400 for half, HK$780 for whole), Soya Chicken (HK$120 for half, HK$220 for whole), Roast Pork Ribs (HK$85) and Crispy Roast Pork (HK$80). Other items included Marinated dishes, Cured Sausages, Roast on Rice, and Roast with Noodles. The Roast Goose (HK$270 for half, HK$520) was indeed one of the best I ever had. The geese are specially sourced from Dongguan, freshly delivered every morning, though roasted in a gas oven instead of the traditional charcoal way. Packed with succulence with meaty tenderness, try having the slices both on its own and dipped into the fruity plum sauce. Though I wished that there was more crisp to the skin. There were two recommended types of roast pork – BBQ Pork Belly aka Fatty Char Siu (HK$150) and BBB Pork (HK$60). Go for the former. The Fatty Char Siu had an...

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The Wine International Group Sydney – Meeting #45

by Chopinand @ ChopinandMysaucepan

“Dove regna il vino non regna il silenzio” ~~~~~O~~~~~ If you have ever been to an Italian dinner party, you will be familiar with this Italian proverb. Whether it is the celebration of a wedding, All Saints’ Day or Christmas, meals … Continue reading

Zagin Soba –  Apparently “Best Ramen In Hongkong” According To Many Reviews. At Happy Valley And Central

Zagin Soba – Apparently “Best Ramen In Hongkong” According To Many Reviews. At Happy Valley And Central


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Newest In Singapore, Best Around The World | "They all ate & were satisfied" | Daniel Ang

Cheers to Melbourne’s Best Bars

by Joanne Yiu @ Ovolo Hotels

Julia Gralberg     As most Melburnians will tell you, Sydney may have the beaches but Melbourne has, arguably, the best bars. As a matter of fact, the Victorian capital with its world-class drinking scene has some of the best bars on the entire continent. With a buzzing nightlife and no lock-out laws, unlike Sydney, […]

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Your Guide to Vintage Stores in Hong Kong

by Sassy Girls @ Sassy Hong Kong

Get out there and start digging!   Hailed as the shoppers’ paradise, there is no shortage of places in Hong Kong to treat yourself to a little retail therapy. Choose your pick from independent boutiques, or chain retailers, all the way to ethical clothing labels and outlet malls dotted across town. If you are searching […]

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Chen Ji Intestine & Oyster Taiwanese Vermicelli Shop 陳記專業蚵仔麵線 – Possibly The Best Mee Sua In Taipei

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

[Taipei] Ah Zong Mian Xian, otherwise known as Ay Chung Rice Noodles 阿宗麵線 used to be my favourite Mee Sua from Taipei. When I say “used to”, it could be as far a decade back when it was crowded, but not flooded with tourists like now. Unfortunately, the standard and consistency was not like in the past as the store gets more commercialised. I was recommended to Chen Ji Mee Sua 陳記專業蚵仔麵線, or Chen Ji Intestine & Oyster Taiwanese Vermicelli Shop. Many call it the “Best Mee Sua in Taipei”, with “original local taste without over promoting”. Mee Sua is a Taiwanese dish that is basically a vermicelli soup included with large pork intestine or oysters. The noodles served with the soup should never fall apart or stick together. At least, this is what the general rule is. Chen Ji Mee Sua looked like an average Taiwanese food stand. No fanciful interior, just a counter where you can order food, and a couple of tables outside the shop. A large bowl大碗is priced at NT$65 (SGD$2.90), smaller bowl大碗at NT$50 (SGD$2.25), with clear vermicelli soup清麵線at NT$35 (SGD$1.60). If you like your pig’s intestines, then you would love the Mee Sua here. I found the pieces extremely soft, tender, and flavourful, and as a friend @eileen_eats_alot described, ”clean unlike some that have strong porky flavour”. I bought both large and small bowls to compare, and found the large bowl to be a lot more generous in ingredients. For the amount of oysters given, this bowl is reasonably priced. The consistency was smooth and thick without being sticky. Tip: Have it plain before adding some chilli and vinegar for more layered taste. I tried about 8 different bowls of Mee Sua in Taipei, this ranks as my top so far. In order to reach...

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The Sweetest WordPress Themes Around.

by amy @ Limewood-Hong Kong

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Hong Kong’s favourite places for banh mi  – Vietnamese sandwiches

Hong Kong’s favourite places for banh mi – Vietnamese sandwiches


South China Morning Post

Vietnamese bakers took the French baguette, adapted it to the humid southeast Asian climate, and filled it with local flavours. For Hong Kong’s burgeoning banh mi brigade, success is all about the quality of the bread

Reef Bar & Market Grill | Where to Eat in Oahu

by Jen Balisi @ Indulgent Eats | NYC Food & Travel

Grilling a steak by the beach with Diamond Head behind me is definitely not one of the things I expected to be doing during my time in Oahu. But there I was, standing behind a hot grill with a giant spatula, flipping a ribeye steak while looking out the windows to see the sun setting […]

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Japan Cray !!! Omi Beef, Biwa Trout, & More in Shiga Prefecture

by Nicole @ That Food Cray !!!

I love receiving surprise emails, especially ones that involve travel and FOOD. If feels like Christmas! Within a week of the first contact, I was on my way out to Shiga Prefecture to see what historical Omi Beef was all about. Sometimes, when you’re given an opportunity like this, you don’t say no and you clear the schedule. I was hit-up to take a trip out to Kansai, a region in the center of Japan that’s home to the Shiga Prefecture and one of the area’s most important lifelines, Biwa Lake. The body of water is an important part of many things ranging from a way of life to how produce is grown, and Omi Beef raised. It wasn’t evident in the beginning, but there are a lot of small nuances to the food in the region that allow it to be such a great place for a culinary adventure. As guests of Omi Beef, we were given a comprehensive tour of the region which included some beautiful shots of scenery, history, and luckily, a look into the region’s simple and intimate relationship with its surroundings. Biwa Lake and its water is a point of immense respect for the people ...

Gornergrat, Switzerland

by Chopinand @ ChopinandMysaucepan

“You have to get here this Friday coz I have booked the hotel at Zermatt for the weekend” she instructs from her hotel room in Vevey. I am in Kuala Lumpur for 2017 food adventure on my way to Europe to meet Mysaucepan who has been there … Continue reading

Sugar Miss – Popular Instagrammable Marble Cube Cake And Marble Cheese Cake At Taipei

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

[Taipei] One of Taipei’s most instagrammable dessert café of late has to be Sugar Miss, with photos of their famed Marble Cube Cake trending in several social media feeds (at least the Chinese ones). The Marble Cube Cakes come with varied fillings of matcha, raspberry and taro, available in very limited quantities. Each is priced about NT$240 – 265 (SGD$10.80 – SGD$11.90), considered on the higher side for Taiwan, though Singaporeans should be used to these prices for cakes. Do note there is a minimum expenditure of NT$200 required for each customer, which should be easily met as long as you get a drink. Reservations are recommended, as the café can get very popular during the weekends. As I arrived about 2pm, there were just 2 Marble Cube Cake left. The décor looked rather “Lady M” – all clean, white with marbled tables, and ironically Lady M Taipei is just located a short distance away with a moderately long queue. The entire vibes felt rather ‘cold’ though, without the extreme friendliness you see at other Taipei café places. Other offerings included the best-selling Marble Cheese Cake (NT$190 per slice, SGD$8.50), and Mille Crepe Cakes with flavours of Matcha Milk, Earl Grey, Valrhona Chocolate, Taro and Seasonal Fruit (NT$180 – 230, SGD$8.00 – 10.30). The Marble Cube Cake was certainly a good-looker, different from other conventional cakes, placed on a marbled plate on white table. This café certainly knows about how to get good lighting for optimal photos. Unfortunately, taste wise, it wasn’t the most impressive. It was OKAY. While the top molten layer looked melty, it was solidified and didn’t add much taste wise. Beneath was a chiffon layer and raspberry fillings that didn’t quite flow at all. It was probably just this cake, as I have seen other versions...

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Vietnamese Any Day – A New Book Coming Up!

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

You’re looking at the draft of my sixth cookbook! This week, I sent the manuscript to my editor, Kelly Snowden. Vietnamese Any Day is all about helping American cooks work Viet flavors into their regular rotation. Many people who are new to Vietnamese food do not know where to begin. They’ve been seduced by the...

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Indonesia Cray !!! Eating My Way Through #WonderfulIndonesia – Yogyakarta & Bali

by Nicole @ That Food Cray !!!

Last month, I spent two weeks in #WonderfulIndonesia sponsored by The Ministry of Tourism Republic of Indonesia. During my trip, I learned about Indonesia’s cuisine starting in Jakarta, then Padang, followed by Yogyakarta, and finally, Bali.  If you’ve been following along, I wrote about the first half of my trip where we spent three days in Jakarta and two days in Padang where we indulged in Nasi Padang and learned how to make rendang. The second half of our trip was spent in Yogyakarta and Bali. In Yogyakarta, we had the best martabak, and in Bali, we ate at one of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, Locavore. Read about these highlights and more below! Yogyakarta Martabak Kota Baru The best martabak we had on the trip was at Martabak Kota Baru! They only serve OG flavors including cheese, Nutella, banana, and chocolate. They also use butter instead of margarine which is why it’s a little pricier than some of the other martabak options we tried. It was sooooo delicious and worth every calorie. Jalan Abu Bakar Ali No. 22, Kotabaru, Gondokusuman, Kotabaru, Gondokusuman, Kota Yogyakarta, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta 55224, Indonesia p: +62 812-2941-071 Gudeg Yu Djum When in Yogyakarta, you have to eat ...

Our 4½ Month Southeast Asia Budget Backpacking Trip: All the Costs, all the Details

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

7 Countries47 Cities138 daysFor only $3081.30 eachThat’s $22.32 per dayAbout 156.29 per weekAnd $669.60 per month In this guide, I will share all the details of our Southeast Asia budget backpacking trip that included Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia, and Singapore. The Map: Budget Backpacking Southeast Asia The Details and Itinerary:A 47 Cities Tour [...]

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Hong Kong Michelin Guide 2018 – Bo Innovation, L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, Lung King Heen, Sushi Shikon, Tang Court, 8½ Otto e Mezzo BOMBANA Get 3 Stars

by admin @ Hong Kong – DanielFoodDiary.com

[Hong Kong] There are 6 Three-star Michelin restaurants in Hong Kong for the 2018 Michelin Guide Hong Kong Macau, the same as the year before, and the year before. No changes. They are 8½ Otto e Mezzo BOMBANA, Bo Innovation, L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, Lung King Heen, Sushi Shikon, and Tang Court. Of the 92 listed restaurants, 74 are from Hong Kong, and other 18 from Macau. The two-Michelin starred category remained more or less the same at 11 restaurants, with Duddell’s and Ming Court losing one star from the previous year. The NEW one-Michelin starred restaurants include Arcane, Kaiseki Den, Imperial Treasure, Ying Jee Club, Yee Tung Heen, The Ocean, Rech, and Tate. 2-star Michelin restaurant Ta Vie has Japanese influences, and is located at Hong Kong Central. Hong Kong Michelin Starred Restaurants 2018 Roast pork from 3-Michelin starred Tang Court. Three Michelin Stars (Exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey) – 8½ Otto e Mezzo BOMBANA (Italian) – Bo Innovation (Innovative) – L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon (French Contemporary) – Lung King Heen (Cantonese) – Sushi Shikon (Sushi) – Tang Court (Cantonese) Ryu Gin is the Hong Kong outlet to the famed Japanese restaurant RyuGin. Two Michelin Stars (Excellent cuisine, worth a detour) – Amber (French Contemporary) – Caprice (French) – Forum (Cantonese) – Kashiwaya (Japanese) – Pierre (French Contemporary) – Ryu Gin (Japanese) – Shang Palace (Cantonese) – Summer Palace (Cantonese) – Sun Tung Lok Tsim Sha Tsui (Cantonese) – Ta Vie (Innovative) – Tin Lung Heen (Cantonese) – Yan Toh Heen (Cantonese) Kam’s Roast Goose at Wan Chai. Ho Hung Kee – One star Michelin wanton noodle restaurant One Michelin Star (High quality cooking, worth a stop!) – Ah Yat Harbour View Restaurant – Akrame – Beefbar – Celebrity Cuisine – Duddell’s (Cantonese) – Epure – Fu Ho...

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Earth Day “Supper Club”

by Carolyn @ Charlie Hong Kong

This coming Sunday, April 22, is Earth Day.  There will be celebrations all week, including a Santa Cruz community gathering on Saturday.  How will Charlie Hong Kong honor the occasion?  Being present for the original first Earth Day, was a moving event for me.  What seems to have become a big party, though I’m not […]

WEEKENDER: 99 Bottles 1 Year Anniversary Party, Valentine’s Day Happenings and more

by Annie Simpson @ Sassy Hong Kong

What’s on this weekend…   With Valentine’s Day only days away, we’re looking at the city through rose-tinted glasses this weekend! But the fun isn’t reserved just for those who are loved up, there’s plenty to keep us entertained – regardless of your relationship status – with yoga and tacos, singles drinks parties, beer-fuelled afternoons […]

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Impress this Valentine’s Day at Two of the Cities Best Restaurants

by Sassy Girls @ Sassy Hong Kong

Eat your heart out at Bibo and The Ocean   Are you looking to up the ante this Valentine’s Day? We’re spoiled for choice in our city, so we’re helping you out, and giving you the low-down on two of the finest romantic dining spots in the 852. With a menu full of French favourites, […]

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Recipe for Homemade Honey-Basil Salad Dressing

Recipe for Homemade Honey-Basil Salad Dressing

by lolleroll @ lolleroll

Whether it’s because it’s the new year or because you’ve just returned from a vacation of too-much-of-everything, there’s always a reason to look for new ways to eat healthier. After almost two weeks in Sydney and Melbourne (brunch reviews to come soon!), our group was adamant that it will be salad or starvation for the next week. But if you’re already getting sick of your salad, try out my personal favourite twist of a balsamic vinaigrette dressing – something I often make at dinner gatherings to spice up the salads a little. The dressing goes with almost anything, but try adding in some figs, fresh basil leaves, feta cheese, toasted walnuts, in addition to the usual salad suspects (tomatoes, red onions, avocados). If you’re looking for more interesting ways to eat chicken breast, also check out: 3 Ways to Cook Flavourful and Healthy Chicken Breast Ingredients: 2 large garlic cloves, chopped 4 large fresh basil leaves, finely chopped (at least the size of your thumb) 1/4 cups of extra virgin olive oil 1/8 cups + 2 tbsp of apple …

8 Things I Love Most in Bangkok

8 Things I Love Most in Bangkok

by lolleroll @ lolleroll

Bangkok is the one city in the world I would not hesitate re-visiting over and over again. My four-year old passport has accumulated 10 sets of Thai immigration stamps, yet I’d happily give up more pages to absorb the chaos, ascend the buildings and devour the dishes here. Embarrassingly, I only made my way to check off The Grand Palace on my last visit. But that’s the thing; Bangkok is not about the sites to see. The charm of the city can only be felt by living in it. And here are 8 ways I lived the city that made me fall in love with it. 1. Rooftop Bar with Wine & Cheese at Scarlett There are countless rooftop bars dotted all around the city. While Above Eleven and Octave seemed to be the typical recommendations, Scarlett stood out to me more because of its laid back rustic vibe, which also felt a little less commercial. It was, as expected, more quiet than your usual rooftop bar at 6pm, yet turned out to be the perfect spot to enjoy …

Dim Sum Icon – Crayon Shin-chan 蜡笔小新 Dim Sum, Puking & Peeing Custard Buns

by admin @ Hong Kong – DanielFoodDiary.com

[Hong Kong] The Japanese can come out with the strangest things, and trust the Hong Kongers to turn them into baskets of dim sum. Social media has seen its wave of puking Gudetama custard buns, pretty Little Twin Star dumplings, and weird looking Kobitos, all offered as seasonal specials at Hong Kong’s Dim Sum Icon. But this takes the cake. (Photo credit: Dim Sum Icon Facebook) Crayon Shin-chan 蜡笔小新! This has been one of my favourite cartoons ever, hilarious when the mischievous (and clueless) La Bi Xiao Xin says the most irrelevant things ever. Especially to his mum and teacher. In the manga and cartoon, Crayon Shin-chan is known to well, expose his private parts accidentally. This WILL happen in your dim sum baskets. Obviously, not all food is meant just for eating. [Previous Entry] A character described as both kimoi (ugly) and kawaii, created by Japanese illustrator Toshitaka Nabata. Kobitos are grotesque looking boob-like dwarfs that got Japanese (and Taiwanese) children to fantasize about capturing and taking care of them. Now, you can eat them. They found their way into the dim sum menu, with offerings of Kobitos Steamed Rice Roll and Chill Sauce (HK$59), Kobitos Truffle and Mushroom Dumplings (HK$49), Kobitos Prawn Dumplings (HK$59), Kobitos Deep-fried Steak Mushroom (HK$79) and Kobitos Deep-fried Minced Chicken Dumplings (HK$49). I must say that I came with ZERO expectations, and must give it to the store for decorating in full theme. The walls, the accessories, the uniform, the plates, the teapot, the coasters, the merchandise, the mascot at the door… are all decked in Kobitos design. A documentary was playing on “How To Catch Kobito”. For real. (Which contrastingly reminds me of some Character Themed Cafes In Singapore done too half-heartedly.) The ‘must-order’ is the pink-coloured Kobitos Milk Custard Buns (HK$49.00), imprinted...

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Recipe: Vietnamese New Year square rice cakes in the Instant Pot | Banh Chung

by the Blind Cook @ The Blind Cook

This year, I got my banh chung practice in a month early because I was asked to do an interview with Vietnam Television for a Lunar New Year special feature to air around Tet, which is February 16th. After the usual sit-down interview, we shot some B-roll of me making banh chung with Alvin, my […]

Carnevale di Venizia, ITALIA

by Chopinand @ ChopinandMysaucepan

Like a first date, Venice seemed unfamiliar and mysterious. But I soon warmed up to its beauty and passion for celebrating the good things in life. ~~~~~O~~~~~ After a week in Switzerland, we catch a train from Vevey for Venice, the … Continue reading

New Coffee Shops to Stop By This Season

by Karen Chiang @ The Loop HK

If you’re having a love-hate relationship with the Hong Kong cold just like we are right now, you are probably also looking for some new coffee shops to settle in with a warm mug of flat white or hot cocoa to nestle up against. Don’t worry, we’ve got just the tried-and-tested list (listed in alphabetical […]

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A Radical Farm Bill is Born

by Good Food @ Good Food

Oregon Rep. Earl Blumenauer’s 'alternative farm bill' aims to spend more tax dollars on farms that produce food, and less on those growing animal feed and fuel. This article was originally published on CivilEats.

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That Food CRAY !!! The CRAYEST Savory Dishes of 2017 !!!

by Nicole @ That Food Cray !!!

I can’t believe it’s already 2018. This year flew by real quick. Sticking to traditions, I’d like to share my yearly roundup of the BEST THINGS THAT ENTERED MY MOUTH in 2017! Last year was CRAY and I was fortunate enough to have visited 32 cities in 15 countries. Here are the 17 most memorable dishes I had in 2017. I’m hoping this list will inspire some of your travels. HAPPY NEW YEAR !!! 17. Mh Zh, Los Angeles Mh Zh is a casual contemporary Israeli restaurant in Los Angeles. The block is hot and there’s an endless mob of people trying to cop a table. The pan con tomate is the simplest, albeit tastiest thing ever – tender sweet slices of heirloom tomatoes on a layer of garlic labneh on a perfect slice of bread. The hummus is crack too. 3536 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026, USA  16. Restaurant Locavore, Bali I was invited by the Indonesia tourism board on a culinary trip where we literally ate all day, every day for 2 weeks. The best meal we had was at Locavore, a restaurant in Ubud, Bali recognized as one of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants. Locavore prides itself on sourcing local produce offering an ...

My Favorite Restaurants in Hong Kong

My Favorite Restaurants in Hong Kong


Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

A list of sixteen of the best restaurants - from food markets to dim sum to noodles to Western food - to eat while you are in Hong Kong.

Thrillable Hours: Lebawit Lily Girma, Author and Photographer

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

The next in my alternative careers for lawyers series: interview with guidebook author and photographer Lebawit Lily Girma.

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Marina Square – 1-For-1 Buffets, Chirashi, Oysters, Amazing Dining Discounts And FREE E-Vouchers

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1-for-1 Buffets, 1-for-1 Chirashi Don, 1-for-1 Oysters, $5 off your favourite meal, 10-20% OFF your dining bill… these are just some of the incredible dining deals found at Marina Square. Marina Square has just launched an all-NEW app, which includes over 100 dining and shopping deals exclusively via the app (download from App Store or Google Play). If you are going to dine at Marina Square, I would encourage you to use the app to enjoy all the cost-savings. Redemption of the deals is extremely easy: just open the app, click on “Deals”, scan the QR code and enjoy the promotion! Here are 10 Restaurant & Cafes found at Marina Square, and the Special Dining Deals they offer: reDPan #02-03/04 Opening Hours: 12pm – 10pm, extended till 11pm on Fridays Marina Square App Deal: FREE house beverage with every main purchase Set up by DP Architects and The Food Explorer Group behind Cookyn Inc and Grub, redpan is all about “local fun dining”. Their best-selling dish continues to be the Prawn & Hae Bi Hiam Pasta ($19), tossed with sakura ebi and sautéed prawns, using a house-made paste from Chef Mervyn Phan’s (from Cookyn) grandmother’s recipe. Also look out for the Bak Chor Foie Gras Pasta ($19) which provides a new interpretation to one of our favourite local dish, added with foie gras; and Cold Pasta with House-Cured Salmon ($20) aromatic with a touch of truffle oil. Get the house-concocted beverage such as the refreshing Roselle Sour Plum Soda, Lychee Earl Grey Tea, or Lemongrass with Gula Melaka. Emporium Shokuhin – Senmi Sushi #01-18 Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm Marina Square App Deal: 1-for-1 Chirashi Don & Hokkaido Don Freshness is the key to all the thick-cut sashimi slices and sushi offered at Senmi Sushi. I am a personal fan...

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Eating it Raw in the Largest Fish Market in South Korea – Jagalchi Market

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

Busan’s Jagalchi Market (자갈치시장), the largest fish market in South Korea, has taken up two very different places in my memory. The first one is a very positive place, where the memories of incredible lunches, lively atmospheres, excitement and intrigue all sit. The second place is dark. It’s usually avoided at all costs. This memory [...]

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Next Up: Silvana and Cecilia Leung of Hong Kong Foodie

by Leanne Mirandilla @ The Loop HK

An elevator convo with Silvana and Cecilia Leung. See here for more from our Next Up series. What do you do? We are founders of Hong Kong Foodie tasting tours, a food tour operator in Hong Kong that’s passionate about spreading Hong Kong’s culinary culture. How does your business work? Led by true locals from this […]

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5 things you need to know about cannabis cuisine

by Rosalie Atkinson @ Good Food

"With regulation is going to come a cutdown in innovation," says Hilary Bricken, cannabis law expert. Find out what to expect when it comes to buying and consuming edibles in Los Angeles.

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The Best Korean Barbecue on Hong Kong Island and in Kowloon

by Kei Wa Lee @ Sassy Hong Kong

Fire up the grill!   There is no other dining experience that can quite compare to a sumptuous (yet affordable) feast at a Korean barbecue joint. From the moment you enter the restaurant, you will be greeted by the enticing aromas, curling up from sizzling tabletop grills and hitting your nose at full speed. Diners […]

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Introduction to Thai Cuisine

by amy @ Limewood-Hong Kong

Thai food is famous all over the world. This unique cuisine is a blend of centuries-old Eastern and Western influences. The key component of every dish is harmony. The flavours...

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CMG Asia’s Chief Creative Officer Michael Wong’s Guide To Creativity

by David Kaye @ Vietcetera

Michael Wong is the creative spark behind California Management Group Asia. The company, founded in 2007 with the aim to “make life better,” now has sixteen brands that include their first venture, California Fitness & Yoga, and newer imprints like UFC Gym, Yoga Plus, the Calikids Academy, and Eri Science of Beauty. Michael joined after […]

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Cullen Wines, Margaret River, Western Australia

by Chopinand @ ChopinandMysaucepan

After a most disappointing start to our Margaret River sojourn yesterday, we are here today at Cullen Wines, home to some of the best cabernet sauvignon merlot in Australia. This winery began with Dr Kevin and Diana Cullen planting a trial … Continue reading

Leeuwin Estate, Margaret River, Western Australia

by Chopinand @ ChopinandMysaucepan

Till this day, my mum still reminisces about a Leeuwin Estate seafood bouillabaisse so exquisite at a dinner which dates back to December 2004. To me, this must surely be the definition of an “unforgettable dish” at a restaurant. For … Continue reading

In the heart of mezcal country

by Gillian Ferguson @ Good Food

Gillian Ferguson reports on the mezcal boom from the state of Oaxaca, where 70% of mezcal is made. Business is good, but it's also raising concerns.

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Nosh (SG): Beautiful Remote Brunch Spot Near Buono Vista

Nosh (SG): Beautiful Remote Brunch Spot Near Buono Vista

by lolleroll @ lolleroll

Hipster-ish brunch cafes are pleasantly abundant in Singapore, but Nosh offers something slightly less hipster, more classic. The fact that its location is more remote means that it’s usually not jam packed on weekends; you definitely won’t need a queuing ticket to get a table (like we did at Atlas Coffeehouse). The Greenhouse part of Nosh is an outdoor area, surrounded by greenery. It’s beautifully peaceful, no wonder the first time I attempted to brunch here on a Sunday afternoon, it was closed for a wedding. With such a setting, I would’ve been skeptical about their food, but after hearing multiple positive experiences, I had to try it for myself. House-cured Salmon with Scrambled Eggs The house-cured salmon with scrambled eggs didn’t look too inventive at first. But we were impressed with the execution of the unexpectedly creamy eggs. The smoked salmon was also delicious, especially when mixed in with the mentaiko sauce. Shakshuka with goat cheese and eggplant fritters *must order* But the shakshuka was definitely a winner. It might even be the best ones I’ve …

What’s the story behind Chinese New Year pudding?

by Leanne Mirandilla @ The Loop HK

We’ve all seen them: once Chinese New Year is about to roll around, restaurants and hotels across the city begin stocking up on boxes of the sticky puddings. You might’ve tasted one of the savory versions (蘿蔔糕 lau bat go, AKA turnip cake — but it’s really made from radish!) at a regular dim sum […]

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Mellow Pan。メロ Singapore – 1st Japanese Melonpan Specialty Shop With Ice Cream At Our Tampines Hub

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The melonpan with ice cream, a Japanese sweet bun, reminded me of our popular local street food: Ice Cream Sandwich. The $1 Ice Cream Sandwich sold along the streets in pushcarts had always been one of Singapore’s Must-Eat items, so popular that it made into one of BuzzFeed’s listicles in 2016, which (unfortunately) went viral for the wrong reason. The Japanese melonpan (also known as melon bun) was named due to its outward appearance which resembled that of a rock melon, but in fact doesn’t taste like one traditionally. Located at the basement level of Our Tampines Hub is Singapore’s first melonpan specialty shop, offering Plain MelonPan in 2 different sizes: Small (1 for $2.60, 5 for $10) and Large (1 for $3.40, 3 for $9), MelonPan Gelato with 3 options: Small melon pan with 1 choice of flavour ($4.80), Small melon pan with 2 flavours ($6.80) and Large melon pan with 2 flavours ($7.80). Order and payment is first made at the casher before proceeding to the right for selection of gelato flavours from their wide selection on display. Interesting flavours include Avocado, Chendol, Honeycomb, Yuzu and D24 Durian, which are local and relatable. Toppings such as Sunflower seeds, Rainbow sprinkle and Peanuts are available at an additional $0.60 whereas durian toppings are priced at $2.50. I chose the Avocado and Black Sesame Gelato to go with my Large MelonPan Gelato ($7.80) that came with 2 rusks (twice-baked bread). The rusk actually acted as a “spoon” to scoop the gelato instead of licking or biting directly into it. I made the mistake of eating my “spoon” (accidentally) and ended up in a mess while licking the gelato though. The generous amount of gelato (which tasted more like ice cream with a harder texture and more solid shape) was actually...

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Zagin Soba – Apparently “Best Ramen In Hongkong” According To Many Reviews. At Happy Valley And Central

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[Hong Kong] With a competitive ramen landscape as one in Hongkong, it is really something to be given such high praises as “Best Ramen”. Zagin Soba specialises in chicken-based broth and originates from Osaka. The branch in Happy Valley is its first Hongkong outpost, while another branch has recently opened in Central. The interior layout rendered the place slightly upscale and relatively posh. It was incredibly clean; with a sitting counter typical of Japanese eatery and a few tables scattered at the front and at the back of the eatery. My first impression upon entering the restaurant was the efficient and courteous service as the waitress led us to our seats. She immediately got out some baskets to contain our shopping bags and placed them next to our table. She then politely brought us English menu when she realized we were tourists and spoke no Cantonese. The menu was concise with a photo placed next to each option to clearly illustrate each dish. Diners have a choice between Chicken Soup Ramen (HKD 138, SGD$23.88), chicken soup dipping ramen (tsukemen) for HKD 148 (SGD 25.61) or Seafood and Chicken Soup Ramen (HKD 138, SGD$23.88). There are side dishes available such as Fried Chicken (HKD 48, SGD$8.31) and Burdock Fried Rice (HKD 48, SGD$8.31). Tea comes complimentary; you have an option between hot or cold tea which will be served when you have settled down into your seat. Other drinks include Beer, Coke, Sprite and Yuzu sparkling wine (HKD20 – HKD58, SGD$3.46 – SGD$10.04). A limited edition ramen which changes every month is also available. For the month of November, it was Waygu Beef Ramen that comes at HKD 198 (SGD$34.27). Diners have to go down early for the decadent exclusive bowl as there are only 5 available per day. A bowl...

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MSG in Pho and what to do about it

by Good Food @ Good Food

Quite simply, monosodium glutamate, or MSG, makes things taste good, yet it continues to be feared and demonized. Vietnamese food authority Andrea Nguyen has written about the history of its use in pho and has sought to debunk some of the myths surrounding it.

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How is our chocolate addiction killing the environment?

by Simran Sethi @ Good Food

Journalist Simran Sethi sits down with the 38-year-old lawyer who inspired the world’s chocolate companies to tackle forest loss.

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Hong Kong on the Cheap

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

How Not To Blow Your Wad In Hong Kong (it’s a poker term) The 2nd most expensive city in Asia, but there are plenty of ways to budget travel Hong Kong. While Hong Kong is generally raved about, it’s not typically a backpacker stop, mainly because it’s too damn expensive. I’ve seen a lot of [...]

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Tai Cheong Bakery – Famous Hong Kong Egg Tarts Shop Opening In Singapore, Takashimaya

by admin @ Hong Kong – DanielFoodDiary.com

[Updated July 2016] An obvious tart fever in Singapore. First Japan’s BAKE Cheese Tart at ION Orchard which attracted a 2-3 hour queue, Hong Kong’s Honolulu at Centrepoint, and Tai Cheong Egg Tarts has opened in Singapore at Takashimaya basement food hall. Read review of Tai Cheong Bakery Singapore Takashimaya. The Egg Tarts in Singapore goes for $7.60 for 4 pieces, Chicken Pie $2.80 per piece and Cocktail Bun at $1.80 per piece. As an additional note: while the tarts contain no pork or lard, they are not Halal-certified. [Hong Kong] The popular Tai Cheong Bakery 泰昌餅家 started in at Lyndhurst Terrace, Central Hong Kong way back in 1954, and is famed for its one-of-a-kind egg tarts. The Dessert Chef Mr Au Yeung created this unique cookie-based tarts, filled the shells with thick egg liquid, and kept them baked for 13 minutes. Fresh. The last British governor Chris Patten was said to be a fan, and called them “the best Egg Tarts in the world”. That propelled Tai Cheong to immense media fame. Tai Cheong Bakery then moved to another location and expanded to several other branches over the years. The Central store continues to attract queues all the time, but can be tough to find if you are a first timer. Their egg tarts came with smooth bright yellow egg custard, seated inside crumbly fragrant buttery crust. I recommend getting them freshly baked, and eat them warm right outside the store! (super shiok especially when the weather is cold.) Tai Cheong Bakery Hong Kong 35 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong (10 min walk from Exit C, Hong Kong MTR Station) 中環擺花街35號地下 Tel: 83008301 Opening Hours: 7:30am – 9pm (Mon – Sat), 8:30am – 9pm (Sun, PH) Tai Cheong Bakery Singapore Takashimaya Shopping Centre #B208-5 (Food Hall), 391 Orchard Road,...

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Osteria Dell’Orsa, Bologna, Italy

by Chopinand @ ChopinandMysaucepan

After four glorious days in Venice, we took an early morning drive towards Modena, famous for its Ferrari factory and balsamic vinegar let alone the city where the 2016 best restaurant in the world resides. On the way, we made a point to have … Continue reading

What to do in Lebanon: A Guide for First Time Visitors

by Pearl Yan @ Sassy Hong Kong

What to do in the ‘Paris of the Middle East’   Lebanon, a beautiful country that’s often overlooked when planning a holiday, should be on everyone’s bucket list in 2018. You simply won’t find delicious hummus (and Lebanese mezzes), Roman ruins, fun nightlife, stunning mountains and beaches, awe-inspiring mosques and churches, all in one place anywhere […]

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Announcing TravelCon: The World’s Premier Travel Event

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

For a long time now, I’ve had a strong desire to organize a conference in conjunction with Superstar Blogging. Today, I'm excited to announce TravelCon, taking place in Austin, Texas, focused on writing, branding, business practices, marketing, video, and product creation!

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Hong Kong on the Cheap // How Not To Blow Your Wad In Hong Kong (it's a poker term)

Hong Kong on the Cheap // How Not To Blow Your Wad In Hong Kong (it's a poker term)


Itchy Feet on the Cheap

While Hong Kong on the cheap might sound like an impossible task, there are many ways to save money while backpacking Hong Kong. This guide will show you.

GoNOLA Tops: Banh Mi

GoNOLA Tops: Banh Mi


GoNOLA.com

New Orleans has an illustrious Vietnamese dining scene: here are 11 places to find the delicious banh mi Vietnamese po-boy in New Orleans.

My Immigrant Family’s Obsession with Paul Bocuse’s Soup with Truffles Recipe

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

“If you want to impress jaded Vietnamese guests, make French food,” my mom frequently told me while I was growing up. That’s among the reasons she made puff pastry when we came to the United States. It was as if she had been waiting all her life to knead excess moisture out of butter to...

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Exploring Off The Beaten Path Hong Kong: Pai Tau Village

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

Visiting Po Fook Hill, the 10,000 Buddha Monastery, and the hills around Pai Tau Village Sha Tin is not only great for immature puns (I Sha Tin your shoe), it also has some worthwhile attractions. You can check out the Hong Kong Heritage Museum, or the the oldest walled village Tai Wai, there’s also the [...]

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That Food CRAY !!! The CRAYEST Desserts of 2017 !!!

by Nicole @ That Food Cray !!!

I always have room for dessert. It’s really hard for me to say no to sweets, especially when I’m traveling. I love trying pastries from different cultures. In 2017, I did some math and was lucky enough to try different desserts in 32 cities in 15 countries. I had a hard time narrowing this list down to 17 desserts, so I’m adding an 18th! Here are the 18 most memorable dishes I had in 2017. I’m hoping this list will inspire some of your travels. HAPPY NEW YEAR !!! 18. Celso Y Manolo, Madrid I went to Spain for the first time in March. All we did was stuff our face with paella, croquettes, Iberico ham, and churros. Cinnamon is one of my favorite things ever and instantly fell in love with Celso Y Manolo’s Leche Frita, a Spanish fried milk dessert dusted with cinnamon and sugar. So good! Calle Libertad, 1, 28004 Madrid, Spain w: celsoymanolo.es p: +34 915 31 80 79 17. Kue Bandung Dan Kue Pukis, Yogyakarta I was invited to Indonesia by the Ministry of Tourism over the summer along with eight other lifestyle bloggers. Over the course of two weeks, we were on a mission ...

Soft Opening of Moi Moi

by stevemkm @ MOIMOI

The highly anticipated Moi Moi has finally opened at Lobby, Nexxus Building, 41 Connaught Road Central, Hong Kong

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Boulevard Grill HCMC: The Steakhouse With A Heart

by Jake Hornberger @ Vietcetera

There’s a new steakhouse in town, Boulevard Grill HCMC. Located in District 3, the restaurant’s philanthropic business model has them cooking up more than just their trademark Australian grass-fed T-bone and wagyu beef jerky. That’s because through the restaurant’s “Dining for Giving” program, Boulevard Grill HCMC are also connecting with non-profit organizations in the city […]

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Xiao Ya Tou (SG): Pimped-up Local Fusion 

Xiao Ya Tou (SG): Pimped-up Local Fusion 

by lolleroll @ lolleroll

I had been a tourist in Singapore countless times before moving here. The unbelievably cheap yet delicious chicken rice, char kway teow and laksa noodles at hawker centres would keep me satisfied time after time. These classic local dishes served in a super casual (borderline dirty) setting is really a key part of Singapore’s charm. But when it comes to local food outside of hawker centres – a proper restaurant where you can go to in better-than-flip-flops clothing – Xiao Ya Tou comes to mind first. Its ‘pimped up’ dishes provides an interesting twist to the classic Singaporean cuisine, without losing local flavours and maintaining good execution. The cute artsy hipster setting also makes it an appropriate spot to catch up with a group of friends, or go for a casual date. Small dishes to start with… We ordered a couple of small dishes to start. I loved the Brussel Sprouts (SGD14) – not only because I’m partial to brussel sprouts in general, but also because it was cooked with generous dollops of minced chicken which made …

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– noodlemi


noodlemi

About mi noodlemi first opened as a small shop in the buzzing city of Hong Kong in October 2012 As a clean and inexpensive concept, noodlemi is the perfect destination for a casual meal. All of our dishes are naturally flavored: – no MSG, – no unnatural additives – no artificial flavors You can be sure to find high quality, healthy … Continue reading ""

Travel to Vung Tau, Vietnam: Where to find the best noodle soups

by the Blind Cook @ The Blind Cook

During this particular trip to Vietnam, my family and I took a road trip to Vung Tau, a beach town not far from Saigon but is made to seem far because of traffic. You can find very affordable vacation packages through travel agents in Vietnam (or at least that’s what my family tells me). On […]

Your Vietnamese Street Food Guide to the San Gabriel Valley

Your Vietnamese Street Food Guide to the San Gabriel Valley


L.A. Weekly

The best food in Vietnam is found not in Michelin-approved establishments but on dirty street corners, where stray dogs linger at your feet carefully gnawing at scraps. Each tiny street stall will most likely specialize in one single dish; maybe bánh mì, maybe pho. That stall’s dish has inevitably been...

The Best Phở in Hong Kong

The Best Phở in Hong Kong


The Loop HK

Despite the prevalence of Vietnamese noodle shops in our city, it’s still...

A Year in Review (And a Needed Break)

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

As dawn broke on this year, I was excited for a fresh start. Last year, I dealt with panic attacks and anxiety from taking on too many projects, a breakup that left me heartbroken, and a mini-identity crisis from settling down. But that “greatest worst year of my life” set the stage for a year […]

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Bistro November

by Sgt Noms @ fuck yeah noms

Where: Bistro November 50 Keong Saik Road Singapore 089154 Phone: +65 6347 1928 Price: SGD78 (+17% tax) for the dinner tasting menu. The deal: Bistro November is a pop-up dining concept by Chef John-Paul (JP) Fiechtner which is, as the name suggests, only sticking around...

Bolivia – My Unexpected Favourite in South America

Bolivia – My Unexpected Favourite in South America

by lolleroll @ lolleroll

Travelling around South America for a month, we encountered all types of travellers. Some were only visiting Peru, others had been in the continent for 6 months. But the one most frequently asked question was: What has been your favourite so far? As much as Machu Picchu of Peru will impress almost anyone, and there’s no doubt Lima has now become my favourite food city in the world, I never hesitated to answer this question: my personal number one was easily La Paz, Bolivia. Here are some of my highlights from La Paz and Bolivia in general: 1. The Death Road Over the course of the month, we went from coastal towns like Valparaiso (Chile) at close to 0m above sea level, to hot springs in Bolivia which reached as high as 4800m above sea level. Moving across the continent through these altitudes was one of the coolest experiences, but not as cool as travelling from an altitude of 4600m to 1200m within 3-4 hours, via 56km of downhill mountain biking on The Death Road in La …

Quisque et sapien

by amy @ Limewood-Hong Kong

Sed sit amet sem dignissim, sollicitudin ante vel, consequat neque. Nunc justo lacus, rhoncus ut interdum nec, iaculis mattis orci.

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Spice Alley

Spice Alley


Spice Alley, Kensington Street

Official site for Spice Alley, Kensington Street – home to six Asian eateries including Japanese, Vietnamese, Singaporean, Thai, Malaysian and Cantonese.

Celebration of Plastic Bag Ban for Restaurants

by Carolyn @ Charlie Hong Kong

Thursday, October 11, at 1 PM, Charlie Hong Kong will celebrate the action: TO BAN PLASTIC BAGS FROM RESTAURANTS. Please join us.  Several of the Board will join us and SOS will be honored for all their hard work.  Santa Cruz Board of Supervisors, passed an ordinance to ban plastic bags in restaurants.  Pleased by the […]

Portlandia meets the Motherland: Kachka’s braised chanterelles and potatoes

by Rosalie Atkinson @ Good Food

Portland Monthly once called chef Bonnie Frumkin Morales' food, "like a feisty Russian Babushka’s cooking—with Pussy Riot crashing the dinner table."

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Delicious pork and won ton noodle soup at Mi Thay Nghiep Ky in Vung Tau, Vietnam

by the Blind Cook @ The Blind Cook

If I had to pick my top five noodle soup dishes, won ton noodle soup would definitely make the cut, along with pho, ramen, and bun bo Hue. (I know that’s only four noodle soups—I’m not sure which would be the fifth.) There is something so comforting, savory, and yet so simple about a bowl […]

Ambrose Redmoon Quote

by amy @ Limewood-Hong Kong

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear

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Mr R Drinks 雨田先生手冲饮品吧 – Instagrammable Fox And Rose Milk Tea, At Zhongxiao East Road Taipei

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

[Taipei] Instagram has certainly changed consumer habits and how coffee shops keep themselves abreast in a very challenging market. Mr R Drinks 雨田先生手冲饮品吧 at Zhongxiao East Road got into the social media limelight with its very photogenic drinks of Rose Milk and Marsh Milk Tea aka Mr Fox Milk Tea. Sometimes, you get other animals on the drink. Do not discount Mr R Drinks, or “Yu Tian Xian Sheng” as another one of those just riding on the Instagram trend. The barista-owner is serious about his coffee, importing coffee beans from various parts of the world, offering hand-drips and takeaway cups. Until he was overwhelmed with orders. When I visited, the shop had a limited menu of Marsh Milk Tea (NT$180, SGD$8.10), Rose Milk, Strawberry Milk and Baileys Milk (NT$150, SGD$6.80), Apple Cider (NT$150, SGD$6.80), Umeshu Soda (NT$140, SGD$6.30), Pikachu Soda (NT$65, SGD$2.90) and… Miso Soup (NT$90, SGD$4). As this is a one-man-show operation and lines can be long, every customer is limited to buying just one cup. During peak hours, you have to get a ticket first before queuing. The barista was seen frothing and making his drinks cup by cup, so wait can be rather long. Each cup took at least 5 to 10 minutes to make. I ordered the Marsh Milk Tea (NT$180, SGD$8.10) only because I was intrigued at the cute fox on the drink. Like how it got there? However, I was slightly disappointed when he handed me a hot frothy cup of milk tea on one hand, a fox on the other enclosed in a plastic packaging, and told me to put it on myself. I see. There wasn’t any 3D latte art involved. For the Rose Milk (NT$150, SGD$6.80) drink though, he helped to carefully place the rose ‘biscuit’ made of egg white...

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Kazo – Taiwanese Kazu Kazu, Lava Polo Buns And ‘Sexy’ Matcha Latte Bottles, At Chinatown Point

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Taiwanese Bakery Kazo has opened at Chinatown Point (nearer Hong Lim Food Centre side), offering a selection of Polo Buns, Cream Puffs, and Kazu Kazu which are long choux pastries. The brand is supposedly popular in Taiwan, with a different name of Nichifu 日芙洋菓子 with stores in Taichung. (My Taiwanese friends have never heard of it though.) Having just returned from Taiwan, I was inevitably curious towards Kazo and its products. Offerings included Premium Ice Cream Polo ($5.50 for 2 scoops, $3.80 for 1), Hokkaido Cream Golden Lava ($3.00), Crispy Cream Puff ($1.80), Kazu Kazu ($3.50), Cheese Tart ($3.00 for original, $3.20 for chocolate or matcha) and Kazoman Beverages ($3.00 – $3.50). This is like many things trending / instagrammable all in one store. The Premium Ice Cream Polo ($5.50) could remind some of Hokkaido Ice Cream Puff, in which you could choose from Hokkaido Cream, Matcha, and Chocolate. The former boosted a more crusty puff pastry and creamier quality ice cream, but lacked of that buttery fragrance. While I wished I could eat the Polo with my hands (like how the photos featured). In reality, the ice cream would start dripping within seconds and scooping from the provided plastic box would be cleaner. I was curious how the Kazu Kazu would match up with the famous Japan’s Zaku Zaku – which by the way has opened in Taipei and ‘inspired’ many other versions. This Kazu Kazu had a firmer crusty outer layer which I did not mind, though its filling of Hokkaido cream was mild and pale in comparison. My sense is the Hokkaido Cream Golden Lava ($3.00) could land up being its most popular item, as local consumers are still fascinated by the idea of flowing lava. Mine was indeed very molten. Though I suspect some might come...

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Father’s Day Article Sydney

by Alan Wong @ Ovolo Hotels

Pooja Sadhwani Scrap the meaningless box of chocolates, striped ties, silver-plated cufflinks, and gift cards this Father’s Day. Show your father how much he really means by treating him to a nice, hearty meal instead. I mean, it’s the least we can do for them seeing as they do pretty much everything for us twenty-four […]

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Sang Kee Congee 生記粥品 – Serving Piping Hot And Delicious Congee Since The 70s, At Sheung Wan Hong Kong

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[Hong Kong] Hong Kong excels in comforting eats such as congee. Imagine a chilly morning slurping a bowl of smooth and hearty bowl topped with the freshest ingredients. An experience not to be missed. Sang Kee congee is one of the favourite eats found in the Sheung Wan neighbourhood. The quaint eatery has been around for more than 40 years, famed for its fish belly congee, so much so that CNN has included the place in its top 40 Hongkong dishes they cannot live without. From its humble beginning as an open-air food stall on Burd Street, it has now expanded to two shops in Sheung Wan alone. The original Sheung Wan shop offers just congee, while the other serves brisket beef noodles as well. (There are two other branches at Yau Ma Tei and Quarry Bay.) The exterior is nothing to be raved about – simple, basic and as local as it gets where the environment is essentially quick eat and go. Definitely not a place to linger. There is an English menu with photos which makes for easy ordering. The menu comprises of various choices for congee, from pig’s giblets congee to chicken congee. Prices range from HKD 32 (SGD$5.54) to HKD62 (SGD$10.74) – which would be the Congee with fresh fillet, sliced beef & chicken congee. For certain choices such as Meat Ball Congee or Preserved Egg Meat Congee, you have an option between a small bowl (HKD 32, SGD 5.54) and a large bowl (HKD 41, SGD 7.10). Deep fried Chinese dough does not come complimentary; a small plate costs HKD 8 (SGD$1.39). There are other side dishes such as Fried Fish Meat Pancake (HKD 16, SGD$2.77) and Fried Vermicelli (HKD 16, SGD$2.77). Every customer gets served a complimentary cup of hot tea. I opted for...

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Wakanui Grill Dining – Steakhouse Using Meats From New Zealand And Cooking Techniques Of Japan, At Marina One

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On the 4th level of the rather futuristic looking (like off a Hollywood set) of Marina One lies two glass capsules. One of them contains Wakanui Grill Dining, an 86-seater restaurant which features steak and lamb from New Zealand. Wakanui, a New Zealand term meaning “to canoe over the land of plenty”’ is a grill restaurant concept that showcases the best available meats from the country. Its first outlet opened in Tokyo in 2011, and its success soon meant the opening of its second outlet there, focusing on lamb chops. Therefore, you could also find some Japanese influences in the menu over in Singapore’s outlet. The stars and the essence of the restaurant are therefore the New Zealand Ocean Beef and Wakanui Spring Lamb, which are grilled over Japan-sourced Binchotan charcoal in the centrally-placed, open kitchen. Starters included Neck Clam Soup ($12), Steamed Green Lip New Zealand Mussels ($22), Hot Smoked Salmon ($24), Seasonal Hassun ($32), Kikorangi Blue Cheese Caesar ($22) and Green Salad ($16) I was recommended by the service manager the Wakanui Spring Lamb Chop ($8) as the starter, and it turned out to be quite exceptional. The lamb had intense flavour and retained its natural juiciness, without the usual gaminess lamb would have. In fact, this would count as one of the most tender lamb chops I ever had. The Wakanui Spring Lamb are raised for approximately six months on the lush and highly nutritious spring pastures, with meat then aged for around four weeks until reaching its peak flavour. This process would ensure that the optimum flavour and texture of the lamb can be enjoyed year-round. In terms of the Ocean Beef, there were choices of 21 Days Dry-aged Bone-in-Ribeye ($199 for 1000g), Ribeye Cut ($79 for 350g, $109 for 500g), or Sirloin ($72 for 350g,...

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Mozaic (Ubud): Fine Dining in an Unsuspecting Place

Mozaic (Ubud): Fine Dining in an Unsuspecting Place

by lolleroll @ lolleroll

I always knew of Ubud for its calm, serene and Eat-Pray-Love kind of vibe. Without the desire of going on a yoga retreat, it hadn’t been the highest priority on my list of places to visit. But then I heard about Mozaic. In fact, a friend from Jakarta shared a number of excellent restaurants and cafes, along with the top-selling point about Ubud: an abundance of beautiful yet extremely affordable resorts. We stayed at Ume Sri Villas – it’s new, secluded and highly recommended. I can now verify that Ubud is definitely a place worth visiting, even if you’re not a yogi. But in a rather remote and secluded location, I wouldn’t have expected amazing food options, let alone a full-blown intricate fine dining meal, accompanied with top notch service. The quality at Mozaic was that of what you’d usually only see in large cities with fierce culinary competition. “From our Local Farmers” 6-course menu We booked Mozaic almost two weeks in advance (bookings are must) and was informed about their “local” 6-course or 8-course …

Pho in Singapore: The best Vietnamese restaurants to slurp a bowl of beef or chicken noodles

Pho in Singapore: The best Vietnamese restaurants to slurp a bowl of beef or chicken noodles


Singapore

Need soupy noodles? Find out who makes the best Vietnamese pho in Singapore - located everywhere from Ann Siang and Tanjong Pagar, to Joo Chiat and the CBD

How the "Vietnamese Madonna" Came to Own a Bánh Mì Shop in Little Saigon | KCRW Good Food

How the "Vietnamese Madonna" Came to Own a Bánh Mì Shop in Little Saigon | KCRW Good Food


Good Food

In Orange County, California, there’s no shortage of restaurants selling bánh mì, that delicious Vietnamese sandwich featuring a crunchy baguette filled with grilled meat, pate, fresh and pickled vegetables. The OC’s Little Saigon is home to the largest Vietnamese population outside of Vietnam.  But go to the town of Westminster and you can see a pop star behind the counter, a woman known as the Vietnamese Madonna.Read More

Guide to Seafood

by amy @ Limewood-Hong Kong

From scallops to prawns, seafood is delicious and presents many health benefits too. However, knowing how to source seafood effectively is important. You also need to know how to cook...

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Making The Artwork For Suboi’s 2.7 EP

by David Kaye @ Vietcetera

“This is the kind of project that inspires people to become designers,” Greg Jewett, Rice’s Creative Director, smiles. He’s talking about making the artwork for Suboi’s 2.7 EP, a cathartic coming-of-age record from the “Queen of Vietnamese hip-hop.” The finished cover is a strange, beguiling image most likely unnoticed by listeners streaming the three songs—the […]

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BEP Vietnamese Kitchen

BEP Vietnamese Kitchen


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BEP Vietnamese Kitchen Hong Kong

Story Of Our Wheat Noodles

by Charlie Hong Kong @ Charlie Hong Kong

Five or six years ago, we received the news, the company that made our noodles was going out of business.  This noodle is called a Hong Kong style noodle or chow mein (which means noodle) noodle.  It’s eggless and made from wheat.  So here was the opportunity: find a new noodle for the favorite Spicy […]

Vasse Felix, Margaret River, Western Australia

by Chopinand @ ChopinandMysaucepan

This beef rump cap elevates Vasse Felix to another level compared to so many fine diners around Margaret River ~~~~~O~~~~~ We have been eating our way around Margaret River over the last few days that included lunches at Leeuwin Estate … Continue reading

Skip the Pho, Order These Eight Vietnamese Dishes Instead

Skip the Pho, Order These Eight Vietnamese Dishes Instead


Houston Press

I get asked all the time about where to find the best Vietnamese food in Houston. How do I pick just one place? As of the 2010 Census, Houston is home to over 35,000 Vietnamese Americans, making it the fourth largest Vietnamese community in the country. A quick Yelp search...

What’s on Your Plate?

by Carolyn @ Charlie Hong Kong

An interesting question! Charlie Hong Kong cares about what’s on your plate. Our food is free from poisons/pesticides and GMO’s, sustainably grown and harvested, offered at affordable prices. Combining spices, herbs, daily made sauces, organic vegetables, free range chicken, antibiotic/hormone free meats, organic/sustainable salmon-using the elements of earth, water, sky, that nourish. Charlie Hong Kong […]

Khai Hoan Restaurant

Khai Hoan Restaurant


Phoenix New Times

A cheap, reliable ethnic storefront, offering tasty Vietnamese fare. The goi cuon -- shrimp, pork, greenery and noodles wrapped in rice paper -- are superb. Noodle dishes are appealing, and so is the crunchy lemongrass chicken. For a caffeine-sugar high, finish up with filtered coffee dripped over sweetened condensed milk.

The 12 best hikes in Southeast Asia

by Maeve Nolan @ Backyard Travel

Southeast Asia may not be famous for its hikes, but the region has its fair share of spectacular trails. It’s not that it’s difficult finding good hikes in Southeast Asia, it’s more if they’re worth exploring, given the proximity of Nepal, China and Japan. As adventure travel and hiking specialists in Asia, we say yes,

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That Restaurant Cray !!! Where to Eat in Los Angeles !!!

by Nicole @ That Food Cray !!!

I’m going going, back back, to Cali Cali… seems to be my theme song as of late. Over the last two years, Los Angeles has become my second home. I’ve had a list of restaurants to hit up that just keeps growing and I’ve barely scratched the surface. I get emails nearly every week asking where to eat in LA, so I finally decided it was time to make a list of some of my favorite restaurants in LA/South Bay. Again, this is a list of places I’ve eaten at in alphabetical order, and those I haven’t eaten at are on the list because of some LEGIT co-signs from people I trust. If you have any suggestions, feel free to shoot us an email at info@thatfoodcray.com !!! After’s (Multiple Locations) After’s is known for their delicious “Milky Buns,” an ice cream sandwich made with a doughnut-like sweet bun. What’s CRAY about After’s Milky Bun is they use a secret method to heat up the ice cream sandwich so that the sweet bun becomes nice and hot without compromising the cold, creamy ice cream. The flavor selection is wild, including jasmine milk tea, churro, cookie butter, acai blueberry, and more.  w: aftersicecream.com Click ...

SBCD Korean Tofu House – Korean Soontofu Restaurant Offers NEW Unagi (Jang-Eo) Dishes, Starting from $5.90

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The one Korean dish that I enjoy for the level of comfort it brings is the Soontofu, the soft tofu stew with ingredients such as seafood and vegetables in a spicy broth. “Soon” in Korean means “soft”. SBCD Korean Tofu House is one of the few Soontofu specialty restaurants in Singapore, with branches at Tanjong Pagar Centre and a newly opened outlet at Millenia Walk. The Millenia Walk branch was HUGE (at least in Singapore’s context), with spacious interior, tall ceilings, floor-to-ceiling glass windows, and open kitchen concept where you can observe the team of chefs preparing the soups. Don’t have to worry smelling like Korean stew as you walk out as the space is ventilated enough. One important highlight: At the back of the Korean restaurant is where the soft and silken tofu is made FRESH daily. The tofu you are eating is made right in the morning. The chefs from SBCD use special soybeans imported from Paju, South Korea. The area is said to be close to Korea’s Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) and contains the freshest-tasting produce due to the untouched nature. Surprise, surprise. The Korean restaurant has also introduced NEW Jang-Eo (장어) dishes – fresh water eel imported from Korea. While the Jang-Eo is popular during the hot summer days in Korea, you seldom see it in Singapore, at least not yet. The NEW menu will comprise of 4 new Jang-Eo dishes including three under the dine-in menu and one for takeaway. Here are the food items you can expect: Unagi Main on Hotplate ($19.90++, with Soju $29.80++) The Koreans love their Jang-Eo – freshwater eel marinated in novelty sauces, with savoury and delicate taste. Called the “Jangeo-gui” which literally translates to “grilled eel”, the Koreans believe that eating this dish can help improve stamina and prevent heat...

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Unusual Valentine’s pairings: chocolate with whiskey, gin and beer

by Simran Sethi @ Good Food

"You are your best Valentine," says contributor Simran Sethi. She suggests giving yourself the gift of a perfect pairing. Sethi spoke with brewers and distillers across the country to find the most pleasurable ways to combine chocolate and alcohol.

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Cure

by Sgt Noms @ fuck yeah noms

Where: Cure 21 Keong Saik Road Singapore 089128 Phone: +65 6221 2189 (or email reserve@curesingapore.com) Price: SGD110 (+7% GST and 10% service) for the seven course tasting menu.  Add another SGD90 (+7% GST and 10% service) if you want the matching wine. The deal: Cure isn’t...

Los Sotano | Hong Kong’s latest underground den for tacos & tequila

by Jen Balisi @ Indulgent Eats | NYC Food & Travel

Located underneath Cali-Mex Taqueria in Hong Kong’s bustling Lan Kwai Fong nightlife district, Los Sotano is a speakeasy style lounge serving up Mexican fare and a wide selection of mezcal and tequila. What looks like a giant tequila barrel against an alley wall is actually the entrance – just push and the door reveals itself. […]

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Giovanni’s Shrimp Truck | Where to Eat in Oahu

by Jen Balisi @ Indulgent Eats | NYC Food & Travel

With two outposts in the North Shore, Giovanni’s Shrimp Truck is one of the most popular places to get Hawaiian style garlic shrimp. There are numerous trucks and restaurants that serve the dish, and we actually preferred Romy’s over Giovanni’s as the shrimp just had SO much more flavor. That said, we still really enjoyed […]

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Introduction to Vietnamese Cuisine

by amy @ Limewood-Hong Kong

If you walk into a reputable Vietnamese restaurant in Hong Kong the first thing you will immediately notice is it’s fragrance. Fragrant elements play a pivotal role in this type...

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Food Safari Kuala Lumpur 2017

by Chopinand @ ChopinandMysaucepan

Restoran Fei Jay is arguably Kuala Lumpur’s best for mud crab dishes. ~~~~~O~~~~~ This Food Safari Kuala Lumpur 2017 is our fourth food safari of Kuala Lumpur in the last five years. Please check out the previous blog posts below: Food Safari … Continue reading

What You Need to Know About Teeth Whitening

by Sassy Girls @ Sassy Hong Kong

Smile Center debunks the myths   Teeth whitening is a hot topic. Strips and gels are bought mercilessly in an effort to achieve a whiter, brighter smile and we’re forever opting for a brand of toothpaste which claims to whiten our smile in a matter of weeks. There’s no harm in trying, right? But with […]

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Thrillable Hours: Karen Walrond, Speaker, Photographer & Bestselling Author

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

New Thrillable Hours Q&A about life after law with Karen Walrond, a former lawyer. Now, Karen is a public speaker, photographer, and bestselling author.

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The Cow Head Taco Philosopher King of Oaxaca

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

Oaxaca is full of great street eats, including this delightful philosophizing taco vendor who makes tacos de cabeza (cow head tacos).

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Pho Up | A new spot for Vietnamese food in Hong Kong’s SoHo District

by Jen Balisi @ Indulgent Eats | NYC Food & Travel

Walking down the Central-Mid-Levels Escalator, it’s hard to miss the big, bright red and yellow neon star hanging from the window of Pho Up, a brand new restaurant in Hong Kong’s SoHo District that comes from the same team as the beloved bar 65 Peel. The star is appropriate given the restaurant’s prime location on […]

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Paste (Bangkok)

by Sgt Noms @ fuck yeah noms

Where: Paste 3rd Floor, Gaysorn Village, 999 Ploenchit Rd Lumpini, Bangkok, Thailand Phone: +66(0)2 656 1003 Price: Including one drink, got out at around THB2100 per person (SGD90 / HKD515 / USD65) per person. The deal: The awfully named Paste is in the middle of Gaysorn...

Is charcoal coffee worth the hype?

by Abbie Fentress Swanson @ Good Food

Cafe owners say customers are willing to pay extra for charcoal in their coffee for its detoxifying effects and because the drinks look fabulous.

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Phorrito Recipe

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

  My husband and I were both skeptical, but for the sake of pho, we went to try the phorrito at Komodo in Los Angeles. It was December 2016, a couple days before Christmas. I posted a photo of myself eating the unusual noodle soup wrap on Instagram. There was curiosity, some disbelief, and a...

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Hong Kong Michelin Guide 2017 – 80 Starred Restaurants, 61 In Hong Kong and 19 In Macau

by admin @ Hong Kong – DanielFoodDiary.com

Michelin has unveiled the latest 2017 edition of its Michelin Guide Hong Kong Macau, recognising 9 newly starred restaurants in Hong Kong and 3 in Macau. There are six 3-star restaurants in Hong Kong. No change from the year before. So predictable, yah? The guide features a total of 238 restaurants, including 80 starred restaurants – 61 in Hong Kong and 19 Macau – along with 75 Bib Gourmand-rated eateries. Leading the line-up of new two-starred restaurants in Hong Kong is Kashiwaya in Central, which went straight to two star status exactly a year after its Nov 2015 opening. The Japanese kaiseki restaurant is the first overseas outpost of Japanese chef Hideaki Matsuo, who also owns three-Michelin-starred Kashiwaya in Osaka. NEW 2-star Michelin restaurant Ta Vie has Japanese influences, and is located at Hong Kong Central. Also making its debut in the two-star category is innovative restaurant Ta Vie helmed by Japanese chef Hideaki Sato, who fuses Japanese and French techniques to bring the best out of Asian produce. The restaurant was elevated from its one star ranking in the 2016 edition. (Had a meal there – quite exceptional.) I also noticed that the 1-Star Category description has been changed from “A very good restaurant in its category” to “High quality cooking, worth a stop!” Hmmm…. Hong Kong Michelin Starred Restaurants 2017 Famous signature “Xiao Long Bao” from Bo Innovation. Three Michelin Stars (Exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey) – 8½ Otto e Mezzo BOMBANA (Italian) – Bo Innovation (Innovative) – L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon (French Contemporary) – Lung King Heen (Cantonese) – Sushi Shikon (Sushi) – Tang Court (Cantonese) Ryu Gin is the Hong Kong outlet to the famed Japanese restaurant RyuGin. Two Michelin Stars (Excellent cuisine, worth a detour) – Amber (French Contemporary) – Caprice (French) – Duddell’s...

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New York City Girls Awed By Organic Bounty

by Charlie Hong Kong @ Charlie Hong Kong

My niece, from New York City, and her best friend, visited  Santa Cruz, this summer.  They had been dreaming about this trip since junior high.  Having just graduated high school and before heading off to college, their trip became a reality early July.  My niece has visited many times with her family, my brother is […]

Bakes Saigon: Laure Chevallier Is Serving Up Sweet Stories

by Jake Hornberger @ Vietcetera

Pastry making is an art form with a long and fascinating history. Naturally, the French did much to transform delicate desserts into their modern incarnation. Claude, the celebrated French painter and occasional chef, accidentally created the first modern puff pastry while attempting to make a cake for his sick father. Later, the glamorization of pastries […]

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Happy National Pizza Day!

by Mijune @ Follow Me Foodie

It doesn't matter how old you are, everyone has a soft spot for pizza. And whoever thought pizza parties were only for kids, grew up too fast and stopped having fun!

7 Short Luxury Cruises in Asia that will make you want to set Sail

by Maeve Nolan @ Backyard Travel

Luxury cruises in Asia are an undisputed treat. ‘Throw off the bowlines’ as the Mark Twain quote urges – cast away your ties to ordinary travel and embrace the timeless enchantment of the overwater journey. Cruising is one of our favorite ways to see a country – all the more when it’s aboard an elegant

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Bun Cha Vietnamese: Best Beef Pho in Hong Kong

Bun Cha Vietnamese: Best Beef Pho in Hong Kong


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See also: 3 Casual Spots for a Satisfying Bowl of Beef Pho Vietnamese food, specifically pho bo is one of my favourite kinds of comfort food. But coming across a good bowl of beef pho is not the no…

Food Day-It’s Time to Eat Real!

by Carolyn @ Charlie Hong Kong

Food Day, was on October 24. Mission: to promote a nationwide celebration of a movement towards more healthy, affordable and sustainable food.  In 2011, Food Day, brought together hundreds of thousands of Americans in all 50 states, at more then 2,300 events.  October 24, 2012, Food Day was even bigger, creating a web that criss-cross […]

SHARI SHARI Kakigori House 氷屋 – One Of The Hottest Dessert Cafés In Hong Kong Right Now

by admin @ Hong Kong – DanielFoodDiary.com

[Hong Kong] Kakigori かき氷 may be sold virtually everywhere in Japan, but it took some time for Hong Kong to catch on the fever – after the Korean bingsu and Matcha craze. This kinds of marries the two trends together. Faced with limited number of days in Hong Kong, I asked @stormscape to ask his HK instagrammable friends to recommend that ONE shop I must visit. This is it – SHARI SHARI Kakigori House 氷屋. Finding the shop wasn’t THAT difficult for me, as it was a very short walk away from Via Tokyo and Isee Isee, located at the hipster café stretch of Haven Street. For first timers, it may prove to be a sweaty find in the summer, about a 12-15 minute walk from Causeway Bay MTR station. However, when I went about early evening time, the shop was “closed for preparation” (not indicated in their Facebook). Had to leave disappointed. When I returned about 11pm, there was still a queue of youths waiting in line, all written their names on the queue board. One came dragging his luggage. Then, I had a little surprise. ”Daniel’s Food Diary? Welcome to Hong Kong.” Getting recognised by a café owner in Hong Kong, was my second (The first was Via Tokyo). Kakigori is a Japanese shaved ice dessert like fallen snow, flavoured with syrup and condensed milk. To offer it as a main specialty item in a shop in Hong Kong, was probably quite unheard of. SHARI SHARI offers flavours of Kinako Milk (HK$53), Kuro Sesame (HK$53), Banana Chocolate (HK$53), Caramel Macchiato (HK$57), Tiramisu (HK$60), The Top 5 flavours were Strawberry Special (HK$57), Kyoto Uji Kin Toki (HK$75), Japanese Tofu (HK$68), Matcha Cream (HK$72) and Mango Lassi (HK$68). The snow was undeniably soft and fluffy. A friend quipped, “Finer than...

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What’s New in the 852: Fat Legs’ BBQ at PMQ, The Envoy’s New Brunch and more

by Sassy Girls @ Sassy Hong Kong

Promos, Deals and New Places To Eat   In keeping up with our ever-changing culinary landscape, we want to keep you up to date on all the new restaurants, lunch and brunch menus and pop ups in Hong Kong. Mark your diaries, because this week has some amazing new offers you won’t want to miss. And […]

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Treat Yourself to The Best Pizza in Oaxaca At La Matatena Pizzeria

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

A profile of a new restaurant serving the best pizza in Oaxaca, with both gluten free and vegan pizzas in addition to regular thin crust, crunchy pies.

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Potts Point’s best eateries – Vegan tasting menus to tasty Japanese ramen soups

by Joanne Yiu @ Ovolo Hotels

Julia Gralberg Potts Point, situated only a stone’s throw away from Kings Cross, used to be a place of brothels and seedy bars but has over the last decade reclaimed its legacy. The grandeur of the suburb’s 1920’s art-deco architecture gives the neighbourhood a swanky feel and with many of its restaurants and bars adhering […]

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How to reclaim your lunch hour in Hong Kong

by Andrea Lo @ The Loop HK

Say no to your sad al-desko meal in front of YouTube and hit the streets for some fresh air and a much needed break from the daily grind. Your body will thank you for it. Here are some creative ways to take full advantage of your lunch hour.  Take a Nap Ever wanted to get […]

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Best Photos of 2016 & Plans for the Coming Year

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

11 of my best photos this year, as decided by readers.

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Tick And Pick’s Novelty Gifts For Tasteful Tourists

by Jake Hornberger @ Vietcetera

In 2017, Vietnam saw 12,922,251 international visitors exit its airports’ terminals looking to get a taste of what the country is all about. That number is an increase of 29.1% over the same period last year according to the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism. As new guests continue rolling into Vietnam, the demand for […]

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Maison Fashion Group’s Jonathan Wong Wants To Bridge Commerce And Content

by Hao Tran @ Vietcetera

Retail sales in Vietnam rose 12% year-on-year by the end of 2017. Vietnam has also been ranked as the country with the most potential in Asia—even higher than Singapore, China, Philippines, Thailand, and Malaysia—by the Ministry of Industry and Trade. Additionally, the Global Retail Development Index marked Vietnam as the 6th most attractive retail market […]

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Romy’s Kahuku Prawns and Shrimp | Where to Eat in Oahu

by Jen Balisi @ Indulgent Eats | NYC Food & Travel

Garlic shrimp can be found on the menus of food trucks & restaurants all over the North Shore of Oahu. It’s listed as shrimp scampi, and served with rice and sometimes macaroni salad and pineapple. While we didn’t get to try as many of the vendors as we would’ve liked, we loved the garlic shrimp […]

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Hong Kong Dim Sum Icon X Little Twin Stars Café – Pretty In Pink & Blue

by admin @ Hong Kong – DanielFoodDiary.com

[Hong Kong] Dim Sum Icon wins. Shortly after it has introduced the hugely popular Gudetama dim dum (remember those custard lava puking out of its mouth videos), the eatery based at Century Square (Central) and The ONE (Tsim Sha Tsui) has reached for another Sanrio character theme – this time Little Twin Stars. Little Twin Stars are this pair of angel-like siblings Lala and Kiki, known for their pink and blue hair respectively. Funny that they have been popular more than a decade ago (more like during the 80s), and are enjoying a revival now. Their signature coloured hair ‘turns into’ pink and blue Prawn Dumplings (HK$59 for 4 pieces) aka har gao. The show-stopper is really the Creamy Custard Bun (HK$49 for 3 pieces) which will provide another oozing affair. Steamed rice rolls (HK$49) and Steamed Pork Scallop Dumplings (HK $69 for 3 pieces) also contain Lala and Kiki’s faces, printed on edible rice flour. Queues are long, don’t come expecting top-notch service, but we think dim sum never looked this pretty and cute. Dim Sum Icon X Little Twin Stars Café B/F,, Century Square, 1 D’Aguilar St, Central, Hong Kong Tel: +852 2807 1682 Opening Hours: 11am – 11pm (Mon – Sun) https://www.facebook.com/DIMSUMICON/ Google Maps Dim Sum Icon TST L308, 3/F, The ONE, 100 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong (Tsim Sha Tsui Station, Exit B1 or B2) 尖沙咀彌敦道100號The ONE 3樓L308號舖 Opening Hours: 11am – 11pm (Mon-Sun) Google Maps Other Related Entries 10 Must Eat Food In Hong Kong 9 Best Restaurants In Hong Kong 10 Must Go Places In Hong Kong For Sweet Treats 10 Best Dim Sum Restaurants In Hong Kong Hello Kitty Chinese Cuisine (Hong Kong) * Photos from Dim Sum Icon and Discover Hong Kong.

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Spiced Persimmon and Ginger Muffin Recipe

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

My parents adore bargains, especially the ones at their local Salvation Army on Wednesdays, when seniors receive a 25 percent discount. On October 12, 2016, they scored a charming set of English Royal Wessex Red Willow dishes for about $22 (discounted from the original $29.50). They bought it with the intention of gifting it to...

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Tenku Ryugin – One Of Hong Kong’s Best Kaiseki Restaurant, Asia’s Best 50

by admin @ Hong Kong – DanielFoodDiary.com

[Hong Kong] Nihonryori RyuGin at Tokyo, Japan was one of the best, best, best, dining experiences I ever had. Almost every dish was exceptional, stylishly executed, a Japanese kaiseki meal full of surprises. However, it did take me a while to finally decide to dine at Tenku RyuGin in Hong Kong, Nihonryori RyuGin’s first and only overseas outpost. There is an inner voice that would pre-judge, “It won’t be as good…” but I went ahead because I liked it adequately. After I have saved up enough anyway. The Hong Kong satellite restaurant is headed by Chef De Cuisine Hideaki Sato, with its seasonal menu overseen by founder Chef Seiji Yamamato himself. A match to the restaurant’s name which means “singing dragon”, Tenky RyuGin is aptly located at one of Hong Kong’s most known skyscraper, high up on Level 101 on the Kowloon ICC Tower. The process of getting up, the amount of gold-decorated furnishing and design outside, the professional service rendered, could give you a glance to Hong Kong’s rich and famous. A 10-course kaiseki meal Tasting Menu is priced at HKD$2,180 (SGD$387, USD$280.70) without service charge. For comparison, the meal at Tokyo’s main RyuGin is well… 27,000 Yen (SGD$327, USD$237.50). A reflection of the times and currency fluctuations. RyuGin’s philosophy is for diners to “taste the blessing of the seasons”, and thus it is not surprising to get quality seasonal ingredients that exist all over Japan on a single plate. There were some standouts, such as the Deep Fried Sea Urchin from Hokkaido wrapped in seafood, presented on two charcoal sticks. Technically, this starter seemed challenging to execute. The outer layer tasted lightly crisp and battered, little trace of oil or what so ever. This enveloped the treasure within, and biting further would result in a burst of golden,...

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Indonesia Cray !!! Eating My Way Through #WonderfulIndonesia – Jakarta & Padang

by Nicole @ That Food Cray !!!

I just got back from another #WonderfulIndonesia trip sponsored by The Ministry of Tourism Republic of Indonesia! If you’ve been reading the blog (sorry I’ve been MIA), you may recall my trip to Indonesia in 2015 where I traveled from Bandung to Bali! Along the way, I watched the sunrise at Borobudur Temple, spent magic hour at Prambanan Temple, trekked up Mount Bromo, came face-to-face with the last of the Komodo dragons on Komodo Island, walked along the Jatiluwih rice terraces in Bali, and of course, stuffed my face all day, every day.  This time around, I spent nearly two weeks learning more about Indonesia’s culture, culinary offerings, history and we even got to do some shopping. The trip started with 3 nights in Jakarta, followed by a couple days in Padang, then Yogyakarta for 2 days, and Bali for the remainder of the trip!  I always feel like the best way to familiarize yourself with a country’s culture is through your stomach. Food is a major component of a region’s culture and so much is explained through local traditions, cooking techniques, regional produce, and more. The most memorable experiences I had was learning to prepare some Indonesian classics including sambal and rendang. I also ...

Christmas 2017: What’s on my holiday menu this year?

by the Blind Cook @ The Blind Cook

Our family celebrates Christmas, and that’s less than a couple of weeks away. My, how time flies. Following the likes of my post on our Thanksgiving menu last month, I thought I’d share with you what I’ll be making in our kitchen for this year’s Christmas dinner. Since the hubs and I hosted his family […]

House Of Chay’s Lifestyle Products For The Conscious Consumer

by Jake Hornberger @ Vietcetera

The conscious consumer movement is spreading across the globe. Buyers are better informed than ever about supply chain practices, and they’re demanding transparency. Sustainability and ethical practices are at the core of their concerns and in Vietnam, the movement’s been fed by scares around cups of fake coffee, sedative-fed pigs, and chemically-ripened fruit. On the […]

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Follow Me Foodie to the AIR MILES Reward Program Dining Discount Book + Giveaway!

by Mijune @ Follow Me Foodie

In partnership with AIR MILES I’m going to visit some of the featured restaurants from their dining book, and I want you to try it too! I’m giving away an AIR MILES Dining Discount Book, so you can explore with me… or just with your family and friends! ;)

Millennium Hilton New York Downtown – Epic views and the best downtown location

by Jen Balisi @ Indulgent Eats | NYC Food & Travel

Standing in that windowsill, I felt like I was watching the heart of downtown Manhattan beating. Looking straight ahead, the blurred reflections of passing clouds and buildings appeared on the mirrored facade of One World Trade Center. To the left and in between the skyscrapers of Brookfield Place were ferries cruising down the Hudson River, […]

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Everything We Ate in South Korea

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

This is (almost) all the food we ate during our 2 weeks in South Korea. The absolute number one thing we were looking forward to in South Korea was the food. It did not disappoint. We were introduced to new dishes we had never had before, and some old dishes that we had eaten bastardized [...]

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DineLA indecision? Enter Evan Kleiman.

by Evan Kleiman @ Good Food

Hungry people across Southern California wait all year to save money at LA's hottest eateries during DineLA. Good Food host and expert LA eater, Evan Kleiman, is here to help you decide where to snag a reservation. And don’t delay; DineLA only goes through January 26th.

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Best of: food-related ads from Singapore, Hong Kong and Vietnam in the last 15 years

Best of: food-related ads from Singapore, Hong Kong and Vietnam in the last 15 years


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Lürzer’s Archive editor in chief Michael Weinzettl presents his favorites.

Mijune Pak’s Valentine’s Day Dinner Ideas – Maple Bourbon Apple Roses & Steak

by Mijune @ Follow Me Foodie

Mijune Pak shares her Valentine's Day ideas on CTV Morning Live, which includes Maple Bourbon Apple Roses and some meat... slapping.

Jin Feng Braised Pork Rice 金峰魯肉飯 – Popular Lu Rou Fan Eatery In Taipei

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

[Taipei] Jin Feng Braised Pork Rice is a well-known eatery (at least among the locals) in Taipei that serves one of the most popular Taiwanese dishes, “Lu Rou Fan” otherwise known as Braised Pork Rice). There are several other places in the Roosevelt Road (Luosifu Lu) neighbourhood that serve braised pork rice, but this hole-in-the-wall dining spot has a reputation for being the best in town. The good news is that this place is budget-friendly with reasonably priced dishes that come in big portions. Keep in mind that there is usually a line in front of Jin Feng Braised Pork Rice, especially during lunch hours. Do not expect too much from the interior, as this place is more like casual local eatery than an actual restaurant. The tables are close to one another, and there is a chance that you will have to share a table with other guests. If you are in a hurry, you can always take your food to go. The Braised Pork Rice, priced at NT$30, NT$40, NT$50 (SGD$1.30, SGD$1.80, SGD$2.50) for their small, medium and large bowls, is definitely the signature dish here at Jin Feng in Taipei. The dish is served with a large amount of rice and topped off with a slice of bitter melon and braised pork. One thing to note is that while Singaporeans are used to bowls with loads of meat with less rice. The reverse seems to apply to many Lu Rou Fan stalls in Taiwan where there is very little meat in contrast to rice. I also noticed that other restaurants that offer this dish tend to serve it with more fat than meat, which is not the case here. The draw to me was the savoury sauce on the fluffy rice, when paired with hot soup was...

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Does Seasonal Organic Produce Matter?

by Carolyn @ Charlie Hong Kong

I’m having this inner debate about my commitment to serving locally grown-in season-organic produce.  Recently we offered a special, Spicy Green Beans, made from locally grown organic BlueLake green beans.  The beans retained their snap and the sauce was just the right amount of spice and savory.  The season has ended and so has the […]

The 5 best multi-country holidays in Asia

by Maeve Nolan @ Backyard Travel

Asia is without doubt one of the best regions of the world for an exciting multi-country holiday. With so many countries relatively close together, it seems almost like a wasted opportunity to see only one. The problem is – as always – which countries should you see? As Asia experts, we have years of experience

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Our Favourite Lingerie Boutiques in Hong Kong

by Sassy Girls @ Sassy Hong Kong

Ooh La Bra!   It’s a well-concealed secret that every day is a little more fabulous with the addition of beautiful lingerie. And make no mistake, ladies, special lingerie is all about how it makes you feel. When shopping for intimates, the combination of comfort and style are on the top of our priority list. […]

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37 Places to Eat in Tokyo

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

I asked for your food recommendations for Tokyo, and you did not disappoint. In November, me and some friends spent a week eating our way around the city. It's hard to have a bad meal in Tokyo, and while I didn't get to eat everywhere, these are some of the best places!

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Chinese New Year banners for good luck

by Leanne Mirandilla @ The Loop HK

Leading up to Chinese New Year, it’s not uncommon to see banners of four-letter sayings or single characters hung up on the front doors of homes — in the traditional auspicious colors of red and gold, of course. The signs — either in a diamond or vertical banner shape — are usually placed in entrances […]

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The 10 best family-friendly destinations in Asia

by Maeve Nolan @ Backyard Travel

Travelers often ask us for recommendations for the best family-friendly holiday in Asia. We’re firm believers that Asia is great for family trips, but we know it’s difficult figuring out what the best destinations are in this vast region for your specific family needs. To help you plan the most amazing family trip in Asia,

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Meats (Hong Kong)

by Sgt Noms @ fuck yeah noms

Where: Meats (HOLY SHIT, a functioning website in HK – my, how you’ve grown up since I’ve left) GF, No. 28 – 30 Staunton Street Soho, Central Hong Kong FYN Hot Tip:  It’s where that piece of pedestrian trash Jaspa’s used to be. Phone: +852...

Purist Patisserie – Exquisite Entremet Cakes Found In the Heartlands. Hidden Gem At Kovan

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

It was quite a journey to locate Purist Patisserie, for it was smack right in the middle of a Kovan private housing estate, with no direct train or bus services. Situated at the end of shop houses of The Promenade @ Pelikat, it may be easy to overlook the shop if not for its bright pink interior and rose gold chandelier which caught my attention. Also note its rather limited opening hours, from Fridays to Sundays noon to 6pm. Not the most ideal location to set up a patisserie, but that does not deters Patissier Joanne from pursuing her dreams and setting up a place of her own to showcase her creations. Joanne’s forte lies in French entremet, which her meticulous crafting skills can be observed from the exquisiteness and aesthetic details of every entremet. But when it comes to taste evaluation, it is usually based on Patissiers’ concept as well as individuals’ preference due to the complexity and various components that go into the dessert. I took a liking to the Cebu Sunrise [$8] which consisted of coconut, mango and jasmine rice. The light coconut mousse was well complemented with sweet mango gelatin fillings and added rice cracker base for that crunch. The most aesthetical pleasing award would go to Fleur ($8), layered with thin waffle biscuit base, raspberry mousse and white chocolate. It was further topped with freeze-dried fruits, popping spheres and edible flowers for elevated appealing factor. I also liked how various components blended well to give an overall tangy note. While I usually love matcha desserts, the Zen Garden ($8) slightly fell short of my expectation. Layered with matcha, black sesame and yuzu, I found the citrus flavor of yuzu slightly overwhelming and outshone the other two components. For alcohol lovers, go for the Whiskey Bar...

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Blind MasterChef cooks in the Underground kitchen

by the Blind Cook @ The Blind Cook

Back in October, I was invited to collaborate with Alvin Schultz of MasterChef fame and cook at the Eat Drink Experience Underground. The Underground is a supper club based in Houston where each event is an intimate dining affair with a highly creative, themed tasting menu. For this particular collab, we did a brunch-themed tasting […]

10 Best Vietnamese Food - What to Eat in Vietnam

10 Best Vietnamese Food - What to Eat in Vietnam


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Vietnamese food is known to be both healthy and robust in flavour, thanks its generous combination of fresh herbs and greens, paired with rice, noodles, seafood, pork and beef. While many cities such as Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City offer plenty of fine-dining venues and five-star

Yong Kang Beef Noodles 永康牛肉麺館 – One Of The Best Taiwanese Beef Noodles In Taipei

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

[Taipei] Yong Kang Beef Noodles 永康牛肉麺館 is known to be one of the best Taiwanese beef noodle joints in Taipei, well-known for its spicy soup. This two-level restaurant serves up signature Beef Noodles with tender Australian beef and chewy noodles in a flavourful broth, definitively a winner judging by the line in front of this dining establishment. (The other famous shop in the neighbourhood is 老张牛肉麵店 Lao Zhang Beef Noodles.) I went at about 10:45am and there were about 2-3 people in the line. Thinking that it should be okay if I take a stroll around the neighbourhood, I returned at 11:00am only to see about 30 – 40 people in the queue already. Many of them brought along their luggage or entire families. Lesson learnt: Come early. Yong Kang Beef Noodles was founded back in 1963 by Mr. Cheng who originally from Szechuan in China. After he finished his military duties, Mr. Cheng decided to open a small stall at Yong Kang Street and sell beef noodles. The stall became an instant hit and started to attract both locals and people from China who moved here to Taipei City. After Mr. Cheng retired in the 1970s, the place was handed over to his protégé, Mr. Luo who is the current owner. As for the interior, it has not much changed over the years. There are dozens of tables and they are usually packed with customers. You will also see the counter with a menu to choose from. There is also a tourist-friendly English and Japanese menu with photos. Most of the tables are round and can accommodate up to 6 people. If you come solo or in a pair, you are likely to be seated with other patrons. Their signature dish is the Braised Beef with Noodles in Spicy...

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Happy Paradise – Futuristic Cha Chaan Teng In Hong Kong, By Little Bao’s May Chow

by admin @ Hong Kong – DanielFoodDiary.com

[Hong Kong] The first thing I found out after booking a ticket to Hong Kong, was that May Chow (Founder of Little Bao, Asia’s Best Female Chef 2017) has opened a Cantonese fusion bar, or cha chaan teng with neon lights, at SoHo Central. Located at the cross junction of Staunton Street and Aberdeen Street, look out for the secret entrance. Happy Paradise can be spotted by this white signage at the entrance, not far from Chef Chow’s Little Bao. Unlike its relatively calm exterior, after walking up the short staircase and entering the dining room, you would get bombarded with neon-lit interior, psychedelic bar counter, and tiled walls with peculiar artworks. My group of friends started off with a couple of Happy Paradise’s signature Cocktails. Going at a price of about HKD88 (SGD$16) per glass, this was more affordable than the cocktails back home. Choices included Double Pear Happiness (HK$128) with cognac, rye whiskey, pear, lemon and five spices; Pink Flamingos (HK$108) of Jamaican rum, passion fruit and Campari; Kowloon Soy Smash (HK$128); Drunken Plums (HK$118) and a strange-sounding Durian Painkiller (HK$128) blended with toasted coconut cream, fresh-pressed pineapple and durian-infused rum. The dishes at Happy Paradise are conceptualised by Chef Chow and Executive Chef John Javier who was previously from Quay, Momofuku Seiobo and Master in Sydney. As with most of these upscale fusion concepts (and cha chaan teng) around the Hong Kong Island, the key is to order the right dishes. Unfortunately, the appetiser we ordered came up short. The Scallop Rice Roll (HKD110, SGD$20) probably came with the intent to mimic the ‘Cheong Fun’. However, for four pieces of finely grated and rolled scallops, it certainly ain’t value for value. Though I must say brilliant work on the presentation. Thankfully, the scallop rolls were the only...

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Il Ridotto, Venice, ITALY

by Chopinand @ ChopinandMysaucepan

“It is such a beautiful time to be in Venice” I say to Mysaucepan. “The carnevale is reason enough just to be here, let alone a spag bol I’m craving for.” “Eat seafood when in Venice” she quips. “Your spag … Continue reading

TOP CHEF CANADA: ALL-STARS TURNS UP THE HEAT

by Mijune @ Follow Me Foodie

Top Chef Canada: All-Stars kicks off its return by introducing an all-star roster of talent to the judges’ table including new resident judge, Mijune Pak of FollowMeFoodie.com. The show premieres Sunday, April 2 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Food Network Canada.

10 Must-Go Breakfast Places At 10 Asian Cities. Plus 99% OFF Travel Price To One Of These Destinations. WHERE?

by admin @ Hong Kong – DanielFoodDiary.com

Maybe I am biased, but some of the best food places around the world are in Asia, may it be Singapore, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Penang, Tokyo, Seoul, Jakarta, Shanghai, or Taipei. Here are 10 Must-Go Breakfast Places at 10 Asian cities. Have You Checked Them Off Your Bucket List? All of them are popular, some are iconic, some may not be the best around but have special significance. For those of you planning on travelling again, here’s an important tip. ZUJI will be offering 99% OFF, not reading wrong – 99% OFF (not applicable on taxes and surcharges) one of Singaporeans’ favourite travel destination. So far, they had 99% discounts to Bali, Ho Chi Minh, Phuket and Bangkok. The catch? You do not know where the next destination is until ZUJI sends you an alert. There are only 50 discount codes. To receive the “Insider News” before anyone else in Singapore, you can join the mailing list on www.bossisaway.sg to receive exclusive hints on the destination and updates on when the sale is happening. Sounds both crazy and exciting. The next destination is one of these 10 cities. Any guesses? Australia Dairy Company 澳洲牛奶公司 G/F, 47-49 Parkes Street, Jordan, Hong Kong (MTR Jordan Exit C2) 佐敦白加士街47-49號地下 Opening Hours: 7:30am – 11:00pm (Closed Thurs) Hong Kong Australian Dairy Company – Long Queues, Short Service & Very Good Scrambled Eggs At one of Hong Kong’s most popular and famous Hong Kong café (Cha Chaan Teng) Australia Dairy Company, expect attitudes, partly rude service, chaotic ambience, long queues, and a very good plate of scrambled eggs. The morning set at HKD$28 (SGD$5) consisted of a buttered toast, scrambled eggs, macaroni soup with ham and coffee or tea. Rule of thumb: Don’t be fussy, don’t appear lost and just order. And yes, the buttered...

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Longquan Peach Blossom Festival // This is Chengdu, China

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

If there’s an art to attending a Chinese festival, I’m the dumb kid who eats the paint. Give me some time and I’ll be linking to a How To Successfully Attend a Festival in China article right here. But for now, I’ll admit that my attendance at the Longquan Peach Blossom Festival was a short-lived [...]

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Coffee Libre 커피리브레 – Hidden Award-Winning Cafe At Myeongdong Cathedral, Seoul

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[Seoul] When I needed a good coffee recommendation, food blogger Daniel (yeah, same name) from Seoul Eats took me to Coffee Libre 커피리브레at Hong Dae near Hongik University Station. The thing that makes Coffee Libre stand out from other coffee shops in the city is the fact that the owners are dedicated to coffee. This is from sourcing the best coffee beans in the world, and choosing to have different brewing methods. Established in 2012, Coffee Libre 커피리브레 is an independent coffee shop in Seoul with branches in Yeonnam-dong, Yeongdeung-po, Shinsegae, and Myeongdong. The name of the coffee shop comes from the Spanish word “libre”, which translates to Mexican luchador wrestlers. The icon on the cup did remind me of Jack Black’s character from the Mexican-American sports comedy film Nacho Libre. Coffee Libre grinds beans for every single cup of coffee, and they have participated in dozens of coffee-related events in the country. I have been to 3 different branches of Coffee Libre. Hong Dae’s branch has more indie vibes for coffee aficionados; Time Square has a much bigger space and appeals more to the young; while Myeongdong’s outlet is a hidden spot right in the middle of a tourist hub. This small branch of Coffee Libre in Myeongdong boasts a quite unusual location, as it is situated within the Myeong-dong Cathedral complex. Yes, right in front of the famous church. The interior is simple and cozy with several tables and a long bar. Guests can choose to either drink their coffee indoors or take it to go. They are especially known for sourcing their single-origin coffee beans via fair-trade directly, and obtaining highly regarded CoE (Cup of Excellence) beans as well. As one of the top independent roasters they participate in various coffee-related events in Korea, and top baristas...

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How to make the most of your post-winter makeup

by Alan Wong @ Ovolo Hotels

Julia Gralberg The change of season calls for a change of makeup.   Dry and pale skin with chipped lips? Winter can be a pretty rough season for your skin and although the coldest months of the year may officially be over, the result of months of chilly weather is most likely, flaky and parched […]

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Have Your Own Super Bowl: Host a Cookbook Club Pho Party!

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

Meet Kristin. She’s sitting in front of four (4!) bowls of homemade pho. How did she manage to score that kind of jackpot? She and her husband Eric, along with a group of friends, have a private cookbook club. “Most of us went to college together so it’s a great way to stay connected,” she...

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The Splendour of Tuscany (Part 5) – Pappardelle al Cinghiale

by Chopinand @ ChopinandMysaucepan

Sometimes in life, you chance upon great surprises. This happened during our Italian sojourn in Tuscany. We wanted to explore the little towns around Montepulciano where we were staying for four nights to discover hidden secrets off the tourist trail. We were reluctant to … Continue reading

Portit mollis vitae

by amy @ Limewood-Hong Kong

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That Food Cray !!! for Urban Outfitters “Drop It Like It’s Hot” Season 1 Drop

by Nicole @ That Food Cray !!!

Nothing brings people together quite like laughs and great food. That Food Cray !!! is all those things rolled into one !!! If you’ve followed us from the beginning, it all began as an Instagram account that drew heavy inspiration from music and hip-hop. It would soon become a huge phenomenon with a passionate community of people sharing tasty AF things and demystifying food from around the world. Guides to the best places to eat in the world and food puns aside, That Food Cray !!! is excited to launch its latest project, a new line of T-shirts and accessories !!! That Food Cray !!! “Drop It Like It’s Hot” Drop 1 features five graphic T-shirts and a tote bag featuring a reworking of its OG Logo. The collection flips some of your favorite lyrics with the help of a series of hand-drawn designs. The collection is available now online at UrbanOutfitters.com and in-store across North America.

10 Can’t-Miss Concerts & Festivities of September 2017

by Alan Wong @ Ovolo Hotels

Amadou The month of August is about to pass, you probably escaped the death-defying summer of Hong Kong, or high-tailored out of wintery Australia. It’s September dammit! And you’re ready to soak up cooler climates, take on those New Year resolutions you’ve procrastinated for months, and try that new restaurant in town you couldn’t be […]

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10 NEW Restaurants Singapore January 2018 – Hawaiian Pancakes, German Burgers, And Korean Grill Meats

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao Ngee Ann City #B2-36A, 391 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238873 (Orchard MRT) Tel: +65 6733 3229 Opening Hours: 11:00am – 10:00pm Daily NEW Outlet At Ngee Ann City B2 Great to have Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao back at Ngee Ann City, which is a constant favourite for family meals. This is especially when we need to satisfy Xiao Long Bao cravings in the heart of town. In terms of food choices, the restaurant continues to specialize in Northern Chinese specialties – as its name suggest La Mian and Xiao Long Bao dumplings; along with meat and seafood dishes from around the Jiangnan region. The specialty is the Hainanese Chicken Xiao Long Bao ($6.80) which incorporates the Singapore signature dish of Hainanese Chicken Rice into their famed Chinese dumplings. To complete the experience, I would recommend dipping the dumpling into the specially made ginger paste, then let the entire piece burst in your mouth. Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao (Ngee Ann City) Food Exchange Novotel Singapore On Stevens, Orchard District, 28 Stevens Road, #01-01, Singapore 257878 Tel: +65 6491 6100 Impressive International Buffet At Novotel Singapore on Stevens The international buffet restaurant is located on the 2nd storey of the new hotel located in the prestigious Stevens Road neighbourhood. Ready for some fresh sashimi and seafood, hot cooking stations serving up Eggs Benedict, Risotto, Foie Gras, and BBQ and Grill? You must leave some room for the roast meats, which I thought was a cut (pardon the pun) above the rest. The Sunday Family Brunch from 12:00pm – 3:00pm is priced at $78++ or $128++ with free flow Moet Champaign, Rose wine, Red wine, White wine and Draft Beer. HSBC Card Holders enjoy 50% OFF the 2nd diner till 28th...

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Where to Eat in Oahu | Bakeries & Dessert Shops

by Jen Balisi @ Indulgent Eats | NYC Food & Travel

After a few spam musubis or a Hawaiian poke bowl, you’re bound to be craving something sweet. We had a LOT of dessert and pastries in Oahu to satisfy our sweet tooth, from donuts to cheese tarts to local shave ice. Here’s a roundup of our favorite dessert shops and bakeries in Oahu. Leonard’s Bakery […]

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Chen San Ding 陳三鼎青蛙鮮奶 – Best Bubble Milk Drink In Taipei, Near Gongguan Night Market

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

[Taipei] Chen San Ding 陳三鼎青蛙鮮奶 has been widely reviewed to be the best bubble milk drink in Taipei. It is located near Gonguan Night Market, an area where the university students typically hang out. What? Not 50嵐, Chun Shui Tang 春水堂, ShareTea, 丸作 which all have more swanky shops and long list of beverages. While Chen San Ding is widely known to serve “bubble tea”, there is no tea in any of its offerings. The signature drink is called 青蛙撞奶, directly transported to “frog knocking against the milk”. No frogs are harmed in the process, as the boba (tapioca pearls) used are thought to resemble frog’s eggs. What you get is a cup of boba pearls, caramel, cold milk, with choice of ice. All drinks are affordable priced at TWD40, which works out to be SGD$1.80. This is what you call cheap and good. Upon holding the cup, I couldn’t help noticing that the bottom was warm while the top layer was cold. That is because the tapioca pearls are cooked on the spot in brown sugar, giving them the soft texture and lingering sweetened and caramalised taste. The pearls were indeed soft, sweet, chewy and you just couldn’t resist having more. Like having a mini-party in your mouth. It felt like a kind of stress-relieving munching on them. The milk itself was not that sweet, which made the entire cup kind of balanced. Other drinks such as Ai Yu Glass Jelly, Brown Sugar Glass Jelly, Lemon with Pearls, Green Bean with Pearls are available, all priced at TWD40. While you cannot choose your sugar level, you can have an option of with or without ice. I went early in the morning, and was faced with a queue of about 5 to 10 people. But it quickly got longer, though...

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The Splendour of Tuscany (Part 2) – Bistecca alla Fiorentina

by Chopinand @ ChopinandMysaucepan

“The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for the steak to cook.” ~ Julia Child, legendary American chef and cookbook author ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~ It’s a little wet and windy today but the weather is no damper as … Continue reading

Vietnamese Food in Gretna

Vietnamese Food in Gretna


Off The Broiler

Hong Kong Food Market (504) 394-7075 925 Behrman Hwy Terrytown, LA New Orleans isn’t just about Creole and Cajun cuisine — its also one of the biggest centers of Vietnamese food in the …

My Mom Says This Blog is Boring

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

Last month, my mom told me she thought this blog was boring. “Where’s all the fun stuff? I want to see more photos of you traveling. I don’t care about these other updates.” “Mom, I live in Austin now. You know I’m not on the road that much,” I replied. “I know but still….I want […]

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Atum Desserant – Eat Desserts From Your Table Mat, Hong Kong’s Creative Dessert Space

by admin @ Hong Kong – DanielFoodDiary.com

[Hong Kong] The “Final Dessert “ at Alinea, one of the World’s Best Restaurants, is known for its theatrical presentation where sweets, cakes and syrup land direct on your table top. Diners eat DIRECTLY from the table. Atum Desserant at Hong Kong may have been inspired by the restaurant, specialising in desserts, known for its signature dish called “Improvisation” (HK$348 for two). Located at The L Square near Causeway Bay, make your way up to Level 16 in a small elevator. The lift is likely to stop at other floors, where you can take a peek at studios, hair dressing salons and other restaurants. Diners sit around a chef’s table. Come daytime and there would be natural sunlight with ample light for Instagram selfies. NOBODY ate their desserts here without taking any photos. Some quite a dozen at least. For the improvisation, you first choose a mat – white or black, where the sweets would be laid on. The sweet petite server asked if I wanted any words on it, most would request for “Happy Birthday” I shameless asked for “Daniel’s Food Diary”. LOL In about the next 10 minutes or so, you could watch the ‘artist’ transform the empty ‘canvas’ with ingredients of cake, meringue, pudding, panna cotta, mochi, chocolate chip, chocolate marquise, chocolate powder, loads of sauces, and a grand finale of liquid nitrogen sorbet. Ta-dah. Atum Desserant is not just all looks and gimmickry. There was a fair mix of textures (some fluffy, some moist) and taste profiles from sweet, tanginess to chocolatey richness. You could choose to eat the components separately, and mix them all around. However, I hit my sugar limit a quarter through, and couldn’t consume anymore. Food now, is really not just about taste, but the entire experience. For instagram and for the...

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Cheap Pandora Charms Uk Sale 2015

by amy @ Limewood-Hong Kong

simply for your free copy of,Pandora Charms Rings uk Sale Outlet Clear the Way: You don’t want to pull up to your new home in the moving truck only to...

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Shake Shack is Coming to Hong Kong this Spring!

by Sassy Girls @ Sassy Hong Kong

Sun’s out, buns out!   THIS JUST IN: Shake Shack is set to open in ifc mall this spring! We’ve haven’t heard an official date yet, but the burger shop is getting set to take over what used to be Red’s on the fourth floor rooftop. As soon as we hear more, we promise that […]

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Mauricio Alves’ Chameleonic Gema Architecture And Interior Design

by David Kaye @ Vietcetera

Gema’s General Director, Mauricio Alves, works with his multinational team in a house style defined by its indefinability. The architecture and interior design company were commissioned to design Le Club Bar at the historic Hanoi Sofitel Legend Metropole, NAMO’s artisanal Italian pizzeria, El Gaucho’s macho neo-industrial Argentinian steakhouses, and the Maharajah’s palace opulence of Tajmasago Indian […]

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Pho Up | A new spot for Vietnamese food in Hong Kong's SoHo District | Indulgent Eats | NYC Food & Travel

Pho Up | A new spot for Vietnamese food in Hong Kong's SoHo District | Indulgent Eats | NYC Food & Travel


Indulgent Eats | NYC Food & Travel

With a name like Pho Up, you better have a good bowl of pho. Thankfully they mostly back it up with a satisfying bowl that is cheekily printed with "Suck the pho up" below the rim.

The Clumsies On How They Became One Of The World’s Best Bars

by David Kaye @ Vietcetera

The Clumsies is an all-day bar in the Greek capital of Athens. Currently ranked sixth in the world, their high-concept cocktail menu is changed annually. While their team continue to innovate at home, two of The Clumsies are here to launch a pop-up at the Park Hyatt Saigon. They touched down with a suitcase filled […]

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The 15 Best New Restaurants in Hong Kong, Mapped

The 15 Best New Restaurants in Hong Kong, Mapped


Eater

Where to find Thai noodles and Sichuan peppercorn pizza in Asia’s bustling metropolis

Memories

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

Spurred by the writing of my next book about my years on the road, I find myself wandering the halls of memory reminiscing about my last decade of travel. I dig through old photos and journal entries. I search Facebook for people I met years ago. Stories and faces long forgotten zoom back into my […]

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Where to Find the Best Vietnamese Food in Ottawa

Where to Find the Best Vietnamese Food in Ottawa


Legal Nomads

A dish by dish suggestion list for the best Vietnamese food in Ottawa.

Detailed guide to eating out in Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong  | The HK HUB - open the door to Hong Kong

Detailed guide to eating out in Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong | The HK HUB - open the door to Hong Kong


The HK HUB

Detailed guide to eating out in Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong - restaurants, cafes, pubs and quaint neighbourhood eateries across a range of cuisines.

New Hong Kong Restaurants To Look Forward To In 2017

New Hong Kong Restaurants To Look Forward To In 2017


Hong Kong Tatler

This is the only list you need to refer to for the most highly anticipated new openings of the year

Bun Cha Vietnamese Cafe & Restaurant

Bun Cha Vietnamese Cafe & Restaurant


fuck yeah noms

A Fuck Yeah Noms Review - Bun Cha Vietnamese Cafe & Restaurant. OH MY YASSS, dreams do come true - fuck yeah pho times are finally available in the Kong

10 Days in Vietnam via Ho Chi Minh City

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

A Very Detailed Travel Itinerary Tours are for foo-ls. I tried my best to make that rhyme. While Vietnam may seem a little daunting at first, the country is not difficult to travel – especially if you have a great blog to aid you, with details on every leg of the trip, written by a [...]

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The best bowl of Vietnamese cake soup/banh canh is at Banh Danh Long Huong near Vung Tau, Vietnam

by the Blind Cook @ The Blind Cook

Before ringing in the new year with a healthy vegan recipe, telling you about my recent snowboard trip to Whistler, and filling you in on our Christmas plans, I was narrating my last travel to Vietnam where I finally found the best bowl of pho in Saigon. During this vacation, my family and I also […]

Mahina & Suns | Where to Eat in Oahu

by Jen Balisi @ Indulgent Eats | NYC Food & Travel

This casual yet trendy semi-outdoor restaurant inside the Surfjack Hotel in Waikiki has great vibes to go with its island influenced menu. We dined for brunch, which offered an eclectic menu of both brunch classics and unique items like our favorite dish, the pork adobo fried rice. It takes the Filipino pork dish and combines […]

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The House on Sathorn (BK): A Turkish-Asian Tasting Journey

The House on Sathorn (BK): A Turkish-Asian Tasting Journey

by lolleroll @ lolleroll

Bangkok and Lima are no doubt my favourite cities to experience food in general, but especially “fine dining”. If you read my feature on The Maker’s The Hit List, or Fine Dining Redefined in Hong Kong, you’ll know that this concept often makes me cringe. But a number of restaurants on the World’s 50 Best or Asia’s 50 Best lists stray far away from the white tablecloths stereotype of fine dining, and focus on creating an experience of a meal. For example, the experience at World’s #5 Central in Lima taught me everything I wanted to know about unique Peruvian ingredients at different altitudes. Asia’s #36 The Dining Room of The House on Sathorn in Bangkok brought me a similarly impressive experience, teaching me much more than just Turkish cuisine, but also how to get creative. The Dining Room of The House on Sathorn As soon as I got off my Uber to check in at W Bangkok, this beautiful house next door had my full attention as I eagerly turned to a friend, to ask “what …

Bobii Frutii Singapore – Colourful Bubble Tea From Taiwan Opening At The Clementi Mall, 10 Jan 2018

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

The Return Of The Taiwanese Bubble Tea craze in Singapore sees old players such as Gong Cha, Singapore brand LiHo and Taiwan’s PlayMade 丸作, all of them with difference in their areas of specialty. Let’s just say Gong Cha is known for their Alisan Milk Foam, LiHo for Cheese drinks (which is now everywhere) and PlayMade 丸作 for their freshly made pearls. Bobii Frutii will be opening its first store in Singapore at The Clementi Mall. I first tried Bobii Frutii 珍珠水果特調 in Taipei which attracted a crowd initially due to its distinct coloured and “Instagram-worthy” layers. Each cup is made using milk, tea and colourful pearls, with no artificial flavourings, man-made essences, creamer or preservatives. The menu in Singapore features a total of 37 drinks in a single cup size and divided into 5 different categories – Tea/Au Lait aka “served with milk” in French ($2.50 – $3.90), Ice Blended ($5.90 – $6.90), Matcha ($4.90 – $6.50), Fruit Tea ($3.90 – $5.90) and Cheese Tea, exclusive to Singapore ($4.50 – $5.90). Pearls aka bobii (Taiwanese slang for tapioca pearls) that are preservative-free come in 3 different flavours: Original ($0.60), Butterfly Pea ($0.90) and Brown Sugar ($0.90), are made in Taiwan and air-flown to Singapore to ensure freshness and consistency. One thing to note, the bobii in each cup is considerably less compared to other competitor brands out there. Apart from their aesthetically pleasing appearance, each of their signature items have funky names that made me wonder what the flavours are, so I gave up on their names and ended up ordering by colours. “Hi, can I have the blue and yellow layered drink?” “Oh, you mean Mermaid’s Tears?” “Ya, that one.” I cried. The names included Don’t Want To Work, Pandora Treasures, Childhood Memory, Green Romance, and Don’t Want...

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Sichuan Magic Dust Popcorn Recipe

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

Since late November, my friend Andrew Janjigian and I have made a total of about 55 batches of this popcorn. It’s his recipe, which he shared with me after I wrote about MSG in pho. When he realized that I was open to tinkering with monosodium glutamate in cooking, he sent the recipe to me....

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Nutritionists Have Found that These Foods Can Help Reduce Anxiety

by Novella Lui @ Sassy Hong Kong

Uplift your spirits with these nutrients   Stress is inevitable in our lives. Often, we think stress is related to negative attributes, but positive events such as a job promotion, moving, relocation, wedding planning and expecting a child, can all trigger stress. Stress can affect our mood and emotions. How we choose to deal with […]

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Nicholas Tang of Aerial Arts Academy on the power of pole dance

by Leanne Mirandilla @ The Loop HK

From our Hot Seat series.  Nicholas Tang is a pole dance and aerial hoop instructor at Aerial Arts Academy who also performs, competes, and judges in competitions across the globe. A Little Background Tang first started practicing pole dance at the age of 14 with Viva Vertical studio in Malaysia, attracted by “the idea of defying […]

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Hong Kong Cray !!! Legit Vietnamese Food at Nha Trang

Hong Kong Cray !!! Legit Vietnamese Food at Nha Trang


That Food Cray !!!

The one thing Hong Kong is missing and definitely NEEDS is good pho. I’ve been searching long and hard (I will not #pause myself LOL) for the last two years for a decent Vietnamese spot to fill this phokin void, but nothing compares to good ol’ Canadian steez. The noodles are never the right chewy t

Whats the Deal With Hong Kong’s Wet Markets

by Joanne Yiu @ Ovolo Hotels

Andrea Lo     Ever felt curious about traditional “wet markets” across the city, where poultry dangles from shopfronts, live seafood swim in tanks, and fresh vegetables are displayed in plastic baskets – all in a no-frills setting? Well, be curious no more – we’ve made it easy for you to shop at the wet […]

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Gwangjang Market: South Korea’s Oldest Market is Filled with Incredible Food

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

I’ll admit, I’m a little confused about Korea’s market scene. Gwangjang Market (광장시장) is located in what I believe is the oldest market building in Korea. It opened in 1905, when it was called Dongdaemun Market, which was the name of an older market that was destroyed in the Korean War and rebuilt in 1959. [...]

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The best Vietnamese in New Orleans

The best Vietnamese in New Orleans


Thrillist

When you think of the cuisine of the Crescent City, you’re likely to think of our famous seafood -- boiled spicy or lovingly battered a...

Earth Day Celebration!

by Carolyn @ Charlie Hong Kong

Earth Day is coming and I always like to honor it with a celebration that directly honors the earth herself. Everyday, at the restaurant, we work with foods harvested directly from the earth: organic greens, broccoli, lettuces, green onion, garlic, carrots, daikon, avocado, tomatoes, yams, peanuts, limes, rice as well as, other food products like […]

2017 Gift Guide for Curious and Obsessive Cooks

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

Looking for last-minute ideas for a favorite cook? That may entail gifting yourself (!), a friend, or family member. This year, I found myself obsessing about certain kitchen tools and cooking appliances. Maybe it was an escape from the political roller coaster that we’ve all been on — no matter what your affiliation or inclination...

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Hawker Chan (SG): Is the Cheapest One Michelin Star Worth the Wait?

Hawker Chan (SG): Is the Cheapest One Michelin Star Worth the Wait?

by lolleroll @ lolleroll

Singapore’s food scene has perhaps been best known for its abundance of delicious cheap eats. A chicken rice at many hawker centres could cost as little as SGD2.5 (just over USD2 or less than HKD15). Despite its almost inconceivably cheap prices and simplicity of food, Hawker Chan has even earned itself a Michelin star. With the inevitable hype around what may be the cheapest Michelin star ‘restaurant’, I wasn’t surprised to hear all the mixed reviews: “don’t bother, it’s so overhyped” versus “it’s the best chicken rice!!!” I had to check it out for myself. There are two different outlets Hawker Chan was initially just a stall in the Chinatown Complex Food Centre – go up to the second floor and when you’ve located the long queue, you’ve probably found Hawker Chan. Since earning its Michelin star, they opened another outlet across the street. It’s a little more pricy, due to the improved seating arrangement and environment. We decided to go old-school and visit the original stall. 35 min wait on a Monday morning We expected …

Local Eats & Tasty Treats Tour in Singapore

Local Eats & Tasty Treats Tour in Singapore

by lolleroll @ lolleroll

As part of our ‘Robinhood’ fundraising event at INSEAD, I auctioned off a Local Eats & Tasty Treats tour of Singapore, raising over SGD300 (!), to take people around to try lesser known local dishes and hidden gems around the city. I always tell visitors that there isn’t much to do in Singapore, but there are just not enough meals in a weekend to try all the good food here – let alone on a half day tour. But here are some of the things I thought were worth highlighting. Loo’s Hainanese Curry Rice It’s hard to be in Singapore and not eat Hainanese Chicken Rice – sometimes dubbed the ‘national dish’. But the less famous and in fact truly Singaporean dish that is unique to this city and born from the mishmash of cultures, is the Hainanese Curry Rice. Despite its confusingly similar name, it’s a completely different animal. This messy dish typically consists of fried pork chop, pork belly, squid, chap chye (braised cabbage), atop rice and covered in curry sauce. I found …

East-West Chicken Stock

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

For the most part, Asian meat broths and stocks rarely include a lot of vegetables. Onion and ginger and basically it. No carrot or celery. However, for the Paul Bocuse soup with truffles, I came up with this hybrid recipe. I made it in my Fagor Lux, but you can use an Instant Pot or...

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Recipe: Easy green chili with chicken in the Instant Pot | Chili verde con pollo

by the Blind Cook @ The Blind Cook

Sunday is the Super Bowl, and if you’re hosting or going to a potluck, here’s an easy, game-worthy dish. Even better, it’s healthy for those of you who are trying to eat less carbs this year. Best yet, you can pull the whole thing together in less than an hour in your Instant Pot. I’ve […]

The Year in Pho: Recipes, Cooking Tips, and Family Stories from 2017

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

| Wouldn’t you know it, there was a lot of pho fervor this year, especially at Viet World Kitchen! Instead of doing a year-end summary of the most popular recipes on the site, I decided to round up all the pho-related content that published during the past twelve months. I published tips, tricks, and recipes...

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Koreatown’s enduring love for gopchang

by Good Food @ Good Food

Feeling adventurous? Contributor Jacklyn Kim recommends heading to Koreatown and grilling up a heaping portion of "gopchang."

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Recipe: Uni carbonara

by the Blind Cook @ The Blind Cook

Valentine’s Day is Wednesday, and though the hubs and I never celebrate with much fanfare, sometimes it’s a good excuse to cook a nice meal together at home. Everywhere I go, people often ask if the hubs cooks at all. The truth is, he is a great cook. He is the workhorse behind all of […]

11 Westside (Hong Kong)

by Sgt Noms @ fuck yeah noms

Where: 11 Westside 1/F, The Hudson, 11 Davis Street Kennedy Town, Hong Kong FYN Hot Tip:  The entrance is not immediately apparent nor marked – so you kinda have to duck around and go up a set of stairs. Phone: I dunno, I couldn’t see...

Calling All Health Freaks: HK’s Top Gluten-Free Restaurants - Ovolo Hotels

Calling All Health Freaks: HK’s Top Gluten-Free Restaurants - Ovolo Hotels


Ovolo Hotels

Pooja Sadhwani Let me guess… you either clicked on this page because you’re on that vegan, paleo, gluten-free, or dairy-free diet that every health freak is raving about on their personal blog or Instagram page. #fitfood #cleaneats #fitspo, am I right? “It’s not just a diet, it’s a lifestyle.” All jokes aside, I know the …

Do-It-Yourself Walking Tour of Dalat, Vietnam – A Perfect Day in Dalat

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

Signup for my weekly newsletter The first time I took Chopper Suey (my Chinese-made American cruiser bike) on a road trip, was to the sexy hills of Dalat. As we pulled into town, surrounded by pines and fresh cool air, I knew I was going to love the place. Formerly a retreat town for the [...]

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Sara Tang of Better in Bed on having great sex

by Leanne Mirandilla @ The Loop HK

From our Hot Seat series.  Sara Tang first founded sex toy party business, Passionately Yours, in 2011. More than merely selling sex toys, the “pleasure education” parties also equipped participants with the information and attitude that would enable them to bring more passion and inspiration to their sex lives. Tang might have shut the doors on […]

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The Story of Our Sustainable Salmon

by Carolyn @ Charlie Hong Kong

Most people are aware that salmon is good for you, with it’s low fat, heart and brain supportive, high omega 3’s.  Salmon also contains important vitamins such as vitamins A, B and D.  I’ve heard tales about salmon, once so abundant, you could walk to the other side of a river, on the backs of spawning […]

Chom Chom - Vietnamese Restaurant Review - Vietcetera

Chom Chom - Vietnamese Restaurant Review - Vietcetera


Vietcetera

Founded by celebrity chef Peter Cuong Franklin, Chom Chom is a modern Vietnamese hotspot right off the main drag in SoHo, Hong Kong.

The Splendour of Tuscany (Part 1), Il Mercato Centrale

by Chopinand @ ChopinandMysaucepan

“You may have the universe if I may have Italy”   ~ Giuseppe Verdi, Italian opera composer ~~~~~O~~~~~ A good siesta after our long lunch at the world’s best restaurant for 2016, Mysaucepan and I find renewed energy and excitement as … Continue reading

10 Favourite Restaurants from Around the World in 2017

10 Favourite Restaurants from Around the World in 2017

by lolleroll @ lolleroll

It’s that time of the year to reflect! I never used to make New Year’s resolutions or set ‘goals’ until last year and it turned out to be a great idea because I can now be proud that I accomplished two out of three (I know they’re hardly difficult things to achieve): 1. cook more and 2. travel more to places I’ve never been to before. First, I continued to perfect my signature tiramisu and others have now testified that it’s a perfect recipe! I discovered the wonders of sous-vide meat. I developed a cornflakes-crusted French toast I am pretty happy to cook for others. I created a salad dressing I love (recipe coming soon). Second, I travelled to Myanmar (Yangon, Bagan, Inle Lake and Mandalay), Portugal (Porto and Lisbon), Peru (Lima and Cuzco), Bolivia (Copacabana, La Paz and Salar de Uyuni), Chile (San Pedro de Atacama, Santiago and Valparaiso) and am writing this post from Australia (Sydney and Melbourne)! Food is one of the most important parts of travelling to me – because it gives me inspiration. …

Fuck Yeah Noms 2018 Resolutions

by Sgt Noms @ fuck yeah noms

Fuck yeah, it’s 2018 and it’s time to set some resolutions for restaurants / bars everywhere. My fuck yeah suggestions for everyone to take onboard this year: ONE: Importing international chefs to “run” restaurants in Asia before sneaking them out of the country, leaving a...

25 Fun and Interesting Facts about Borneo that will inspire you to go

by Maeve Nolan @ Backyard Travel

Borneo. You probably know it for its rainforests, orangutans and world-class scuba diving. But there’s a lot more to this lush tropical island. Did you know that its jungles provide a rich habitat for rare creatures? It’s also home to the world’s largest (and most pungent) flower, its richest monarch and the highest peak in

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