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The Box That Bears Her Ashes

by Marck @ The Marocharim Experiment

“Unpack” is a word used a lot over the past few days to describe reactions to “My Family’s Slave;” it is a verb that captures the Filipino-ness of it all. How we unpack balikbayan boxes, how we unpack things when we move homes, how we unpack things when we settle into a place like America. […]

Floating Lotus Lake Homestays, Mekong Delta

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

In the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap, a collection of bamboo & palm-thatch huts on wooden stilts above a sea of lotus flowers, offer a night in a hammock or on a futon under a mosquito net, just a few feet above the frogs, the fish & the flowers... Continue reading

Don't Cross

by noreply@blogger.com (Mei G.) @ I Am the Master of My Destiny

There's a thin line between asking for what you deserve and sabotaging your happiness while pursuing it.

Tomb Rider: Hue to Dong Hoi on Back-Roads

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Covering nearly 200km of completely empty beach, coastal back-roads lead from the old imperial capital of Hue to the beach city of Dong Hoi. Scattered with thousands of traditional-style tombs, this coastal region is rarely explored by foreign visitors... Continue reading

An Illustrated Guide to The Lunch Lady - The Next Somewhere

An Illustrated Guide to The Lunch Lady - The Next Somewhere


The Next Somewhere

My newest "Food Find:" a week of eating with the Lunch Lady of Saigon made famous by Anthony Bourdain. Is the hype really worth it? Let's find out!

James Bond: Service

by LEVINS @ Yo Levins

Written by Kieron Gillen / Drawn by Antonio Fuso It’s possible to be a James Bond fan even if you haven’t enjoyed one of his movies in a good 20 years. Warren Ellis made it especially easy last year when he wrote a 12 issue run featuring the character, a genuine surprise from Dynamite comics […]

Families show little ones a good time at Baby Date festival in Costa Mesa

Families show little ones a good time at Baby Date festival in Costa Mesa

by Louis Casiano @ Orange County Register

Young guests and their families filled the OC Fair & Event Center on Sunday, Feb. 11 for the inaugural Baby Date festival. Activities included photo booth shots, face painting, fashion shows, arts and crafts and a chance to meet mermaids.  

Jon Smith Subs opens in Oviedo

by Ricky Ly of TastyChomps.com @ Tasty Chomps' Orlando Food Blog

I was born and raised in Palm Beach County so have many memories of Jon Smith Subs growing up. They were the mom and pop corner sub shop where I lived. I was excited to hear that they have finally made their way up to Orlando (though all the way out in Oviedo) and dropped by during the opening recently. The first Jon Smith shop opened in 1988 in Palm Beach County, FL serving up their signature marinated grilled sirloin steak and real chicken breast subs. I ordered the Steak Bomb –  Sirloin steak, Grilled onions, peppers, mushrooms, bacon, tomatoes & provolone. My sub was quite delicious – the bread was fresh as was the steak. I think next time I’ll try their traditional steak with cheese and forgo the other ingredients – ok maybe I’ll keep the bacon. The manager/owner was in, a Oviedo native, greeting and welcoming each family and patron entering the shop – it was quite the welcome sight. Jon Smith Subs – Oviedo 3607 Aloma Ave, Oviedo, FL 32765 https://jonsmithsubs.com/locations/oviedo-fl/ Mon-Sat 10:00am-9:00pm Sun Closed

7 Day Water Fast

by Erwan Heussaff @ The Fat Kid Inside

Solenn and I were looking for a challenge this year. We decided to do a 7-day Water Fast. The premise is simple: 7 whole days with no food, just water. NOTHING ELSE. No juices, coffee, tea, broths, vitamins, etc. If it’s not just water, it’s not a water fast! 🙂 Some people say it’s good...

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Saigon Lunch Lady

Saigon Lunch Lady

by acintas @ The Eatvidence Trails

This entry has been long overdue. If you know me in real life, you probably would have heard me raving …

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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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Figs, Cacao Nibs, Super Pigs: 10 Hot Topics On Food Republic

by Tiffany @ Food Republic

We’re psyched about the Winter Olympics this week, so we rounded up some great Korean dishes to enjoy during the opening ceremony. We also showed San Francisco some love with news about chef Dominique Crenn’s upcoming dinner series and Dandelion Chocolate’s guide to using cacao nibs at home. Down South, one of our editors learned to […]

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MBBH = More Bun Bo Hue

MBBH = More Bun Bo Hue

by Little Red Jenn @ Bun Bo Hue – Little Red Jenn

Hello! I feel bad for neglecting this blog for more than a month! My sincere apologies. Here’s an update on my Bun Bo Hue adventure.  #7 – Bao Chau on East Hastings. It somehow tasted different than the other BBH that I’ve had so far. I’m not sure if it was the soup or the […]

Recipe: Healthy vegan Southwestern quinoa bowl

by the Blind Cook @ The Blind Cook

Happy new year, and welcome to 2018! I don’t really make new year’s resolutions because I believe self-improvement is something on which one should constantly work—I guess you could say I believe in year-round resolutions—but for most people, a new year marks new beginnings, a newer and improved version of yourself. This means many resolutions […]

Stand Up Paddle Boarding The Islands Of Phu Quoc

by Huyen Pham @ Phu Quoc

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  From South Korea To Phu Quoc For SUP: Stand up paddle boarding Flat seas, crystal clear water, light winds, 28 islands, 3 main rivers, 1 large lake and more importantly… no sharks! Phu Quoc is a dream destination for those who love action water sports and the island is slowly becoming the action water sports capital of Vietnam. WHAT'S ... Read More

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First Look: Mai’s Bistro in Mills 50

by Ricky Ly of TastyChomps.com @ Tasty Chomps' Orlando Food Blog

Mai’s Bistro is a new fast casual restaurant that has opened up in Orlando’s Mills 50 District, specializing in Vietnamese street food such as banh mi, Vietnamese sticky rice, and banh cuon rice crepes. They bake their own bread and sweets and make everything in house. On a recent visit, I loved their banh cuon rice crepes and their variety of both sweet and savory Vietnamese sticky rice (xoi). You could get bbq roast pork, chinese sausage, or shredded chicken for savory sticky rice and jackfruit for sweet sticky rice. They bake their bread from scratch on site and their grilled pork banh mi is one of the best i have had. Their staff was very friendly and hospitable. Will try again soon and update! Mai’s Bistro in Mills 50 830 E Colonial Dr A, Orlando, FL 32803 Menu: maibistrousa.com Phone: (407) 730-8538

Tijuana Flats reveals items from their “Secret Menu”

by Tiffany Nguyen @ Tasty Chomps' Orlando Food Blog

*Secret Menu Item* The Mexican Pizza – A fried flour tortilla is topped with your choice of protein, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, tomato sauce, jalapeño and a drizzle of sour cream.  This was my favorite!   We were invited to Tijuana Flats near Millenia Mall to try items from their “Secret Menu” as well as some classic items. Tijuana Flats was was founded in Winter Park, FL in 1995 by University of Central Florida graduate Brian Wheeler with $20,000 in loans.  Tijuana Flats now has 136 locations in 6 states. The Tijuana Flats Manifesto is their Declaration of Independence, their Dead Sea Scrolls.   It’s everything they believe in expressed in a single stream of madcap consciousness.  You’ll find it displayed in every Tijuana Flats location. Tijuana Flats’ regional manger, Joey.  He has been with the company for 19 years.  He is super nice.  To the right is our wonderful host, Sarah. The store manager for their Millenia location, Mike.  He is a super cool guy! The talented kitchen staff!  They did a great job with everyone’s food! Chips & Dip – A basket of warm chips, with a side of handmade salsa, queso or guacamole. *Secret Menu Item* The Double Stack tacos is available in chicken or steak.  Queso is spread across a soft flour tortilla then wrapped around a hard-shell taco – filled with cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, jalapeño and sour cream. *Secret Menu Item* The Bangin Chicken Tostadas – crispy fried chicken cubes tossed in a buffalo sauce with refried beans, tomatoes, cheese, and a drizzle of ranch.  Served with a side of salsa. Cookie Dough Flauntas – Chocolate chip cookie dough loaded into a flour tortilla, lightly fried & topped with powdered sugar.  Served with a side of chocolate syrup. I won a free bottle of sweet chili hot sauce during trivia! Founder Brian Wheeler created his own line of hot sauces.  The “Smack My Ass & Call Me Sally” brand includes some of the hottest sauces in the world. Be sure to check out the Tijuana Flats location near the Mall at Millenia!  They did a wonderful job hosting us and providing great Tex-Mex food! (Source credit: Tijuana Flats) Tijuana Flats 94693 Gardens Park Blvd., Orlando, FL 32839 (407) 965-5090 https://tijuanaflats.com

The 2017 Traveler’s Holiday Gift Guide Part Two

by Izzy Pulido @ The Next Somewhere

  Christmas is less than 10 days away! Continuing on with the 2017 edition of the “Traveler’s Holiday Gift Guide,” I have twenty-four more worldly holiday gift ideas for all the globetrotters and even some for the armchair traveler. And feel free to enter not one, but TWO giveaways at the bottom of the page! […]

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Can Tho/Saigon (Day 102): Back to the Big City!

by Kaitlyn Mah @ Bun bo Hue – Where to, Gumshoe?

June 10, 2016 It was our last morning in Can Tho before heading back to Saigon (I’ll call it Saigon now instead of HCMC, since we’re in the south). The lady downstairs reserved seats for us on the 1pm Phuong Trang bus, so we had a bit of time to get something to eat for … Continue reading "Can Tho/Saigon (Day 102): Back to the Big City!"

Facebook Believes Americans Are Good at Evaluating Their Sources, And Other Comfortable Delusions

by Faine Greenwood @ Faine Opines

Mark Zuckerberg would like you to know that he cares a lot about disinformation and bots and propaganda. He is very concerned about this, and is also very aware that he possesses terrifying technological powers. (See, his brow! Consider how it furrows!) And so on January 19th, he made another one of his big announcements.  […]

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HO CHI MINH CITY | Saigon Food Trip: Soups and Whatnots - iWander. iExperience. iKwento

HO CHI MINH CITY | Saigon Food Trip: Soups and Whatnots - iWander. iExperience. iKwento


iWander. iExperience. iKwento

How can you say no to a considerable bowl of soup that only costs around a dollar (Php50). Looking for suggestions for a Saigon food trip?

CHEAP CHOWS | KFC Salted Egg Yolk Fried Chicken

by Lallie @ LALLIE PERALEJO

Everytime Kentucky releases something new, I’m automatically baited — hook, line and sinker. So when I saw somewhere on Facebook that KFC’s latest concoction rides the salted egg yolk craze, I was drawn, even though I have every reason to stay away, far away from it. One, I have long established that fried chicken is ...

The Lunch Lady - Saigon's Celebrity Street Food Stall

The Lunch Lady - Saigon's Celebrity Street Food Stall


Migrationology - Food Travel Blog

The Lunch Lady in Saigon is a street food restaurant that specializes in serving Vietnamese noodle dishes. Though famous, the food remains delicious.

Colorado’s Milkshake IPAs Sweeten Up The Craft Beer Scene

by Jess Kapadia @ Food Republic

Milkshake IPAs may not sound like a beer genre you’d gravitate towards, but this new craft style out of Colorado successfully straddles both worlds. Grab a long straw (if you have to), because this marvel of chemistry just might be here to stay. What is a milkshake IPA exactly? It’s a beer brewed with milkshake flavors like chocolate, vanilla and […]

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Enjoy a Cultural Tet in Central Vietnam: Hue, Da Nang, & Hoi An.

by Phuc Nguyen @ The Christina's Blog

The North celebrates the Spring of 2018 with many unique festivals such as the Hai Ba Trung Festival, the beautiful pink peach-blossoms that line the streets, and a slight breeze that is both warming and reminiscent of home. The South, on the other hand, greets Tet with the charming yellow apricot-blossoms and joy in the […]

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The Lunch Lady - The Dropout Diaries

The Lunch Lady - The Dropout Diaries


The Dropout Diaries

After appearing on Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations foodie travel show, the Lunch Lady is undoubtedly Ho Chi Minh City's most famous street food vendor.

CIF-SS girls soccer playoff pairings

CIF-SS girls soccer playoff pairings

by OCVarsity sports staff @ Orange County Register

The CIF-SS girls soccer playoff pairings were released Monday, Feb. 12. GIRLS SOCCER DIVISION 1 First round, Thursday, Feb. 15 Los Alamitos bye Rancho Cucamonga at Northwood Vista Murrieta at San Clemente Long Beach Poly at La Mirada Dana Hills at JSerra Beckman at Chino Hills Westlake at Hart Millikan at Santiago/Corona Santa Margarita bye […]

Saigon: BBQ Ostrich, Boats, Bun Bo Hue  - Faine Opines

Saigon: BBQ Ostrich, Boats, Bun Bo Hue - Faine Opines


Faine Opines

We’ve made it to Saigon. I call it Saigon because it is easier to type than Ho Chi Minh City. The Khmer call it Prey Nokor since it was Cambodian until the 1700s, but I won’t get into it. We took the Sapaco Tourist Bus, which leaves from Sihanouk Boulevard near Olympic Market, and it …

The Lunch Lady – Street Food Celebrity Made Famous By Anthony Bourdain, Daily Rotating Noodles Menu At Ho Chi Minh City

The Lunch Lady – Street Food Celebrity Made Famous By Anthony Bourdain, Daily Rotating Noodles Menu At Ho Chi Minh City


DanielFoodDiary.com

Subscribe: [Ho Chi Minh City] A store which piqued my interest while I was researching for Vietnamese street food was The Lunch Lady, which came up as one of the common search results. Many bestowed her with the title of “legendary” street food vendor in Ho Chi Minh. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The Lunch Lady (known as Nguyen Thi Thanh) propelled to fame after being featured on No Reservations. It is a food and travel programme hosted by American chef and TV personality, Anthony Bourdian. The store has since then been patronized by many other food influencers from various countries and garnered them a wide following of international visitor ship. (I looked around and noticed a few more tables with foreigners. Her specialty is noodle soup and interestingly, she has a daily rotating menu which serves only one type of noodle soup every day. Seven days in a week, she can whip up seven kinds of noodle soup such as Bun Thai, Bun Mam and Banh Canh Cua. Totally unheard of to me, and the most common Pho is not even on her menu. I wondered would the idea work in SG if I sell Bak Chor Mee Soup on Mondays, Wanton Mee Soup on Tuesdays, Hae Mee Soup on Wednesdays and etc. The amount of logistics and ingredients to buy! I visited the store on a Friday, and the noodle soup of the day was Bun Bo Hue, which translates to Spicy Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup (VND 40k, SGD$2.40). The bowl of noodle soup felt visually intimidating at first with its bright orange hue, which resembled chilli oil from Mala pot. However, I took my first mouthful but it was nothing like that. I didn’t even found it spicy. A case of being... Continue Reading

Best new banks for travellers, expats, and nomads

by James Clark @ Nomadic Notes

A guide to new world of banking and finance – direct banks, international transfers, mobile wallets, crypto exchanges, and other online investing platforms I often grumble about the high fees associated with international banking when travelling abroad (especially with Australian banks), so I’ve been looking around at banking alternatives. Changing bank accounts is not something […]

Bun Bo Hue Dong Ba

Bun Bo Hue Dong Ba


Sites'n Bites

There are three Vietnamese recipes I want to learn when we move back someday to North America.  One would be Bo Kho, a beef stew that I love to eat with a French baguette.  The next one would be Ba…

Food Network Chef Roberto Treviño opens new restaurant, El Buda, in Downtown Orlando

by Tiffany Nguyen @ Tasty Chomps' Orlando Food Blog

My sister and I got to meet Food Network Chef Roberto Treviño from Iron Chef America (he battled against and beat Mario Batali) at his new restaurant El Buda on Church Street and we enjoyed trying some of his delicious and flavorful Latin-Asian food that he prepared for us.  Chef Roberto Treviño’s concept of blending two cultures together is so unique and the fusion of flavors in all of his dishes were all on point, I really appreciated and loved it.  Overall, I give five stars to the food, service, ambiance, and the entertainment at El Buda.  You must check them out next time you are in the Downtown Orlando area. El Buda has a Daily Happy Hour from 4-7pm and includes 2 for $5 Draft Beers, $9 Craft Cocktails (they are normally $11 and feature top shelf liquors) and$5 Sangria.  Sunday Brunch (Saturday coming soon!) is from 11am – 4pm.  $22 Brunch includes unlimited top shelf mimosa and top shelf craft cocktails.  Guava Gelee Gimlet. They offer nightly drink specials at “The Cellar” downstairs, a speakeasy type atmosphere.  Herame Con Coco Pork Dumplings Duck Nachos Prawn Tempura with Forbidden Rice Ho Fun with Grilled Churrassco Peking Style Duck Confit with Scallion Pancake and Seasoned Vegetables Churro Be sure to check out El Buda – Downtown Orlando soon!  You will love it! El Buda 116 W Church St, Orlando, FL 32801 facebook.com/ElBudaDowntown/ (407) 203-8171

Finding the Lunch Lady

Finding the Lunch Lady


Hello Saigon!

I’m a huge fan of Anthony Bourdain and him featuring Nguyen Thi Thanh, or better known as The Lunch Lady, is something I’ve been meaning to cross out of my personal food bucket list.  A…

Diet Fads that Need to Die

by Natasha Athab @ The Fat Kid Inside

Are you trying to lose weight and searching for the fastest way possible? Googling this will pretty much give you numerous insights to diets that could claim effectivity given a short period of time. These kinds of diets are most commonly known as “fad diets.” Fad diets are people’s go-to when they want a “quick-fix”...

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Lunch Lady…again

Lunch Lady…again

by Julian A @ Lunch Lady – iPhở

This time I had the Bún bò Hué. It’s from the Hué region of Vietnam and is dominated by a spicy, fish sauce flavor. Rice vermicelli, pig knuckles, congealed blood and lemon grass in a spicy broth was delightful. The food here is worth every moment. Clearly I’m eating too much.

Maison Marou – Best Chocolate in Saigon, or Anywhere?

by admin @ Eating Saigon!

Maison Marou 167-169 Calmette Street District 1 +84-873005010 09:00 am – 22:00 pm ************************************************************************ Fifteen years ago, when I first began traveling back and forth between Vietnam and California, there were two predictable requests by my Vietnamese friends about what items I must buy in the USA and bring back for them upon my return [Read on ...]

2nd annual Epcot International Festival of the Arts at Walt Disney World

by Tiffany Nguyen @ Tasty Chomps' Orlando Food Blog

We were invited to a media preview of the 2nd annual Epcot International Festival of the Arts at Walt Disney World.  The month-long festival runs from January 12 – February 19, 2018 and includes an art walk, photo ops, chalk art, culinary offerings, live music, stage performances, art seminars, activities designed with families in mind and so much more.  They’ve rolled everything you love about the arts into one spectacular salute. Official Festival of the Arts merchandise These four pins are redemption prizes for the scavenger hunt Design your own screen printed t-shirt with Enemy Ink Masterpiece Kitchen Smoked Salmon Tartare, Caviar, Crisp Lavash and Traditional Accompaniments (delicious!) Painter’s Palate (Odyssey, Festival Center) Trio of Savory Croissant Doughnuts: Whipped Boursin Garlic and Fine Herbs Cheese with Fresh Herbs (V), Chicken Salad with Shaved Fennel and Fresh Herbs, Spicy Tuna with Wasabi and Seaweed Salad (really enjoyed biting into these cronut pairings!) Gallery Bites: A Trio of Hors d’Oeuvres: Chilled Shrimp with Cucumber Cream Cheese on a Crostini, Traditional Deviled Egg with Candied Bacon, Crispy Truffled Risotto Ball with Truffle Aioli Festival of the Arts White Chocolate Painting with Chocolate Easel (GF)(V) Festival of the Arts White Chocolate Painting with Chocolate Easel (GF)(V) Decadent Delights (Promenade) S’mores Tart: House-smoked Buttermilk Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Mousse, Toasted Marshmallow Meringue, Graham Cracker Dust and Malted Milk Chocolate Sauce The Destructed Dish Deconstructed Strawberry Cheesecake: Whipped, New York Style Cheesecake with Fresh Florida Strawberries and Sugar Cookies with Micro-basil (great dessert dish!) Deconstructed Breakfast: Twinings® Spiced Apple Chai Tea Shake with Maple Syrup, a Waffle Crisp and Candied Bacon (non-alcoholic) (caution: this is a sweet one!) The Artist’s Table Roasted Pork Roulade with Butternut Squash Purée, Marble Potatoes and Baby Carrots with a Red Wine Sauce featuring Melissa’s Produce Cuisine Classique Seared Corvina with braised Ratatouille and Lemon-Thyme Beurre Blanc (GF) Pop Eats Sous Vide Poulet Rouge Chicken Roulade with Apples and Sage served with Warm Brie Fondue, Blueberry and Beet Gel and garnished with Apple and Beet Chips (GF) Pop’t Art: Modern-design Sugar Cookie with Strawberry Filling (V) Sous Chef Daniel Contreras Disney on Broadway Concert Series preview with Jenn Gambatese and Kevin Massey Jim, a long-time Disney pianist Trailblazing Ladies of Disney Animation, Presented by Mindy Johnson, Author of Ink & Paint – The Women of Walt Disney’s Animation They gifted all of us a copy of Mindy Johnson’s book (retails for $60) Be sure to check out Epcot International Festival of the Arts soon before it ends on February 19.  You will love it! (Source credit: Walt Disney World) Epcot 200 Epcot Center Dr, Orlando, FL 32821 (407) 939-5277 disneyworld.disney.go.com/events-tours/epcot/epcot-international-festival-of-the-arts/

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 […]

Top Five Things To Do in Munich, Germany

by Izzy Pulido @ The Next Somewhere

Presenting ‘Munich, Germany’ according to blogger Roobens Fils of Been Around The Globe. The “Whereabouts” series is now taking guests! Have a location to share? Pitch your idea here. When you ask someone “Have you ever been to Munich, Germany?“, either you will hear “No” or “Yeah I went there, for the Oktoberfest festival, I […]

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Move Over Pho! Bun Bo Hue Is The Vietnamese Soup You Need To Know About. - Food Republic

Move Over Pho! Bun Bo Hue Is The Vietnamese Soup You Need To Know About. - Food Republic


Food Republic

The central Vietnamese city of Hue, once the capital of Vietnam and still known as the Imperial City, has a distinctive cuisine full of diminutive rolls, savory pancakes, dumplings, skewers and other snacky bites. Standing in contrast is the mighty Bun Bo Hue, a soup that starts with pork and beef bones, gets a kick from lemongrass, annatto and shrimp paste, and finishes the job with a tangle of herbs, a squeeze of lime and a few delicious add-ons like sliced brisket, crab balls and, in some cases, cubes of congealed pig’s blood. We dove deep into the dish's history, and found a recipe from of all places, Brooklyn.

Chè Chuối Nướng Út Lúa

by admin @ Eating Saigon!

Chè Chuối Nướng Út Lúa 115 Phan Đăng Lưu Street, P.7 Phú Nhuận District DT: 0915 762 076 DT: 0121 547 3763 Facebook:Chuối Nếp Nướng Nam Bộ *************************************************** If you’re in Saigon, and can’t quite make it to the Mekong River Delta countryside, don’t despair. There’s still a way to find yourself inside a Mekong [Read on ...]

TCA report criticizes San Clemente’s campaign against toll road, city fires back

TCA report criticizes San Clemente’s campaign against toll road, city fires back

by Fred Swegles @ Orange County Register

The chairman of the agency that governs the 241 Toll Road directed agency staff on Feb. 8 to send inside information about San Clemente’s anti-toll road campaign to the California Fair Political Practices Commission. Foothill/Eastern Transportation Corridor Agency Chairman Ed Sachs of Mission Viejo did that, after a lively discussion at a Transportation Corridor Agency […]

Recipe of the Month: Gluten Free Banana Bread with Chocolate from Oaxaca

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

A simple, easy recipe for gluten-free banana bread that is both moist and healthy! No butter -- just coconut oil and yoghurt, along with Oaxacan chocolate.

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New Year: 2018 Adventure Resolutions

by Izzy Pulido @ The Next Somewhere

This year, I will travel to… Find out in my 2018 Adventure Resolutions! Happy 2018 my readers! I’m a bit late to welcoming everyone to this new year but that’s because I was busy gallivanting around Spain! (This post is being typed mid-air on my way back to Boston from JFK Airport after being stranded […]

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Return of the Lunch Lady

Return of the Lunch Lady

by Julian A @ Lunch Lady – iPhở

Okay, so it’s really me returning. After a couple of months back home in the States I was ready to resume eating the wonderful street food of Saigon.  Since I recently realized I’m less than two kilometers away from the Lunch Lady, I’ve decided to spend more of my lunch time hours nestled beneath the […]

The Importance of Having a Healthy Mindset

by Jose Villablanca @ The Fat Kid Inside

Being a personal trainer, a lot of people come to me wanting to look and feel better about themselves. And many of those people only focus on the physicality of getting fit, forgetting that mental toughness, your mindset, or the mind-body connection, is necessary. What do you think of when I tell you to visualize...

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The Lunch Lady of Saigon

The Lunch Lady of Saigon


The Marocharim Experiment

Saigon: a tide of motorcycles, tourists, and lately, American culture. Where East met West, both in war and peace. Where Old meets New, both in love and trepidation. Where Viet Cong hats and rubber…

The Universal Rules of Dieting

by Marc Capistrano @ The Fat Kid Inside

I’ll be real with you right off the bat. With the amount of information on dieting and exercise programs, the blueprint to fat loss is available. There are online resources, podcasts, and, thanks to the wonderful folks at Amazon, we pretty much have every book available to us at our doorstep with one click. The...

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Saigon Lunch Lady

Saigon Lunch Lady

by acintas @ saigon lunch lady – The Eatvidence Trails

This entry has been long overdue. If you know me in real life, you probably would have heard me raving …

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Duffy’s Sports Grill Adds New Items to Menu

by Katherine Nguyen @ Tasty Chomps' Orlando Food Blog

Duffy’s Sports Grill invited us to check out some items from their menu, new and old. Duffy’s Sports Grill consists of 35 locations throughout Florida (including Orlando!) and more than 80 TVs in each location. It is the perfect place to catch your favorite team game or sit back and enjoy a great meal. Of course, it was after work and the weekend began so we decided to check out some drinks. We discovered with delight that ordering the S’mores Girl Scout Cookies specialty Martini comes with cookies. Who doesn’t like an adult version of milk and cookies? The martini is very tasteful and nice for a night with the girls. If you are not too fond of a milky liquor, how about Pear…fect Martini? Or two because Duffy’s Sports Grill offers 2 for 1 drinks all day every day. Music to your ears, right? Loaded Potato Skins include bacon, scallions, jack & cheddar cheese, and sour cream. Textures ranging from smooth/creamy to crispy creates a nice touch to the savory flavors. Crispy Calamari is dusted in seasoned flour and garnished with crispy cherry peppers, served with marinara and spicy kickin’ bayou sauce. They weren’t kidding when they said the spicy kicking’ bayou sauce had a kick to it, but is nice with the appropriately seasoned calamari. Seasame-Crusted Ahi Tuna is seasoned, seared in sesame oil and served with cucumber salad and Soba noodles in Asian dressing. Each item on this plate is chilled and has its own flavor unique to one another. I’m not mad we ordered this dish and would order it again! These ribs are dressed with Duffy’s Sports Grill’s new Korean BBQ Sauce. The ribs have tender parts and crispy sections depending on where you take your bites. The delicious sauce has a balance between sweet and spicy. Also, I hear it is great on wings when it comes to watching a game or in general. Of course, I can’t go to a sports grill without ordering wings. This is a plate of hot boneless wings served with blue cheese and celery. The hot sauce here is on the vinegar side of the hot sauce spectrum. Blackened Beef Tenderloin Tips served with Horseradish cream sauce and the options of two sides. Here, we decided on grilled zucchini and sweet potato fries as our sides. The tips were room temperature, but delicious; it would be a greater delight if they were hot. The grilled zucchini were fresh and had a crunch to them, which was to my liking. The sweet potato fries were made well and sapid. As there is the S’mores Girl Scout Cookies specialty martini mentioned above, there’s a S’mores Girl Scout Cookies specialty involving cupcakes that you could order for dessert. $1 from each order of the cupcakes and/or martinis will go towards Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida! For more information  check out the Duffy’s Sports Grill website.

Cô Thành Set to Bring A Taste of Vietnam This Summer

Cô Thành Set to Bring A Taste of Vietnam This Summer


Hong Kong Tatler

A restaurant inspired by Ho Chi Minh’s city’s food icon “The Lunch Lady” opens this summer

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

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

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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Recipe:  Sicilian-style Spaghetti – Pasta con le Sarde

Recipe: Sicilian-style Spaghetti – Pasta con le Sarde

by thehungriestpanda @ The Hungriest Panda

One can never have too many cookbooks.  But with the world going digital, cookbooks today are being downloaded on tablets and almost any recipe can be found online.  Although it certainly makes things more convenient, I still love grabbing my favorite cookbooks from the bookshelf, flipping through their glossy pages and finding inspiration from the beautiful photographs.  Sadly, I have to admit that of all the cookbooks I own, I’ve probably only made a handful of recipes from each — […]

I Drew Some Festive Drones for the Holidays

by Faine Greenwood @ Faine Opines

  I’ve been messing around a lot with Adobe Illustrator.  It’s an incredibly irritating piece of software if you’ve grown up using nothing but Adobe Photoshop – everything is counter-intuitive! What does that symbol even mean? Why can’t  I just combine the two things, why is this so hard! But I’ve passed over some kind […]

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Lasenta Boutique Hotel, Hoi An

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

A comfortable & aesthetically pleasing synthesis of the exotic & the familiar, the modern & the traditional, and Asian & European elements, Lasenta Boutique Hotel is yet another addition to Hoi An's list of excellent value, mid-range accommodation... Continue reading

In Medellin: Thinking Botero, not Escobar

by Skyler McDonald @ 180 Degrees West

We had a guy named Pablo show us around Medellin.  This Pablo is a young guy who founded Real City Tours Medellin and spent an afternoon showing us around his city.  Medellin is a hard place not to like — it’s trying so hard and so earnestly to clean up its image as …

5 Ways to Keep Exercising while Traveling

by Mark Aldrin Hipolito @ The Fat Kid Inside

Traveling is a great way to discover new places and try new experiences. Most people also use traveling as a way to escape their usual daily routine—that means taking a leave from work or school and also taking a break from exercising. When you are traveling, the last thing you want to be thinking of...

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Playing with Caffeine and Explosives in Colombian Coffee Country

by Skyler McDonald @ 180 Degrees West

We had a lot of expectations about visiting Colombia’s La Zona Cafetera (coffee country).  My coffee nerd husband, who spends his mornings carefully weighing and grinding his beans before hand-brewing a single mug of coffee, was especially excited. We assumed, for example, that visiting the premier coffee growing region in a …

The Lunch Lady ~ Serving up Saigon Street Food

The Lunch Lady ~ Serving up Saigon Street Food


Eating Saigon!

The Lunch Lady Hoang Sa Street ̣ (across the street from 25 Hoang Sa) District 1 ***** Literally for years, I’ve been reading about The Lunch Lady whenever I would read backpacker online disc…

City Guide Singapore

by Izzy Pulido @ The Next Somewhere

The City Guide Singapore gives you a comprehensive guide of the fascinating city-state. Along with Monaco and Vatican City, Singapore is one of three modern day city-states. Located on the tip of the Malay Peninsula and home to 5.5 million citizens, this densely populated country is rich in monetary wealth and diversity. It also boasts […]

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

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

[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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Bun Bo Hue

Bun Bo Hue

by Little Red Jenn @ Bun Bo Hue – Little Red Jenn

I’ve decided to go on a Bun Bo Hue (spicy pho) adventure! I don’t know why but I’ve had spicy pho for three days straight. So…because of this I’ve decided to go on a spicy pho journey. Tiny disclaimer, I am not Vietnamese so I’m just describing what my taste buds tell me. Anyways, here […]

It’s a Weird World After All – China’s Foreigner Theme Park

by Faine Greenwood @ Faine Opines

It’s a Weird World After All – Roads and Kingdoms “The white form of Christ the Redeemer, standing considerably shorter than his Brazilian counterpart, spun in slow motion atop a yellow pedestal on an orange, artificial mountain. Candy-colored gondolas bobbed gently above the Christ’s outstretched, beseeching arms. A waterslide, painted blue and rimmed with green, […]

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Channeling Bourdain: Pilgrimage To The Lunch Lady

Channeling Bourdain: Pilgrimage To The Lunch Lady


One-Week Notice

Saigon's Nguyen Thi Thanh---better known simply as 'The Lunch Lady'---skyrocketed onto the tourist trail after Anthony Bourdain visited her roadside eatery on No Reservations. One of the most interesting things about her restaurant is its daily rotating menu.

The Incredible Edge of the World in Saudi Arabia is awaiting your visit

by Thuymi @ Adventure Faktory 🌍 A platform gathering inspiring travel experiences to inspire people to travel more and live abroad.

What are the things to do in Old Dubai? This guide is not about the landmarks to see in Dubai, but places you should know to go grab a bite, buy, drink, eat again… read...

Lunch Lady!

Lunch Lady!

by Julian A @ Lunch Lady – iPhở

I found out about the Lunch Lady watching “Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations” on the Travel Channel.  She’s located not far from the American consulate at 23 Hoang Sa in District 1 and sets up shop under a shady tree. She makes a different soup every day of the week and starts every day by going […]

Mooncakes for Mid-Autumn Festival

Mooncakes for Mid-Autumn Festival

by thehungriestpanda @ The Hungriest Panda

I have to say one of the best things about being an American expat living in Shanghai is being able to enjoy both Chinese and American holidays.  Like many holidays around the world, Chinese holidays are focused around tradition, getting together with family and friends and having a big feast.  It’s also an added bonus that many holidays here are celebrated over the course of several days and some times even up to a full week. Tomorrow is the official […]

Stoking Siargao: Fun Activities for Non-Surfers

by RJ Abellera @ iWander. iExperience. iKwento

No doubt, Siargao Island has a reputation when it comes to surfing. But admit it, the intimidating waves sometimes only allow professional surfers to enjoy. Cloud 9 wasn’t coined if not for the thick waves and hollow tubes that can go as high as nine-foot. However, I didn’t find myself riding a board and doing […]

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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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Crazy Jump Macau Tower: Bungy jumpers in costume at the highest commercial skyjump in the world

by James Clark @ Nomadic Notes

Sometimes the word crazy is overused, but in the case of the Macau Tower Crazy Jump the use of crazy is warranted. The Macau Tower is 338 metres high and was completed in 2001. Bungee jumping from the tower began in 2006. The jump is 233 metres, making it the highest commercial skyjump in the […]

Market Moves: NYC’s Food Scene Gets Big News

by Tiffany @ Food Republic

New York’s food scene has no signs of stopping. It was announced yesterday that tech-giant Google is buying its New York neighbor, Chelsea Market for $2.4 billion. While no plans have been drawn up, The New York Times reports that this addition to Google’s real estate makes New York’s presence similar to that of the company’s […]

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Kamandi Challenge #5

by LEVINS @ Yo Levins

Written by Bill Willingham / Drawn by Ivan Reis DC are celebrating the 100th birthday of comics legend Jack Kirby this year by having some of their top creators compete in the Kamandi Challenge. Each issue sees a different writer/art team work on one chapter in the life of Kirby creation Kamandi, the last boy on […]

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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10 Bold Recipes For A Japanese Fusion Feast

by Food Republic @ Food Republic

Feel like Japanese food tonight but aren’t so great at making sushi? We gathered up our favorite Japanese fusion recipes — no sushi-making skills required — for a dinner that hits every flavor note you’re craving. Soy and yuzu? Check. Uni and rice? You bet! Noodles, rice bowls, salads and tasty fried things? Right this […]

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Saigon Lunch Lady

Saigon Lunch Lady

by acintas @ lunch lady – The Eatvidence Trails

This entry has been long overdue. If you know me in real life, you probably would have heard me raving …

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

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

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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Uber Taxi Vietnam Review Promo Code

by Phuquocisland @ Phu Quoc

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Review of Uber Taxi Vietnam – Promo Code (uberPhuQuoc) for Free $15 Ride Included This may sound too good to be true – free Uber Taxi rides, $15 credit to take taxi anywhere in Vietnam (Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City), no taxi booking fees, $1 discount off UberTaxi fares, 25% discount off UberTaxi fares. Initially I felt the same ... Read More

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First Look: Sticky Rice Lao Street Food

by Ricky Ly of TastyChomps.com @ Tasty Chomps' Orlando Food Blog

Had a truly delicious lunch today at Sticky Rice Lao Street Food! Located on the first floor of Bikkuri in Mills 50, the owners of Sticky Rice has transformed the small restaurant into something resembling an outdoor Laotian night market stall with dark ceilings and low, wooden tables. The menu is very affordable with most dishes ranging from $4 to $5, perfect sizes for sharing over Laotian beers with friends if one chooses. You’d be tempted to order the whole menu. It reminded me of places my uncles would go to enjoy grilled meats and beers (they serve BeerLao here!) late into the night growing up. Alot of the food had flavors that reminded me of my childhood, though Vietnam is a neighbor of Laos there are some similarities as well as differences in the cuisine. I loved the char on the grilled chicken wings seasoned in fish sauce and sugar, and the crispy pork rice lettuce wrap which had little crunchy bits and pieces of roast pork. It’s important to note that the sticky rice order is meant to be eaten with other dishes such as the pork sausages or beef jerky rather than alone – making a perfect combo of carbs and meat. They also had a delicious noodle soup that reminded me of Vietnamese banh canh or udon noodle soup called khao piek sen. khao piek sen noodle soup Another favorite was the pork tapioca dumplings, sticky chewy white balls of tapioca stuffed with crispy pork and garlic! pork tapioca dumplings Save room for dessert like the sweet pandan jelly in coconut milk, mango sticky rice, and coconut gelato on purple sticky rice served inside bamboo. We dunked our sticky rice in the sweet coconut milk for that extra sweetness. Overall very impressed by the food and the authenticity of flavors at Sticky Rice – definitely will bring my family back here to try. Go soon and with friends and enjoy Orlando’s first and only Laotian street food restaurant! They are open 11:30am to 10:00pm daily. Sticky Rice Lao Street Food 1915 East Colonial Drive Orlando, Florida https://www.facebook.com/pg/StickyRiceStreetFood

De keizerlijke keuken van Hue, Vietnam - Where The Food Is

De keizerlijke keuken van Hue, Vietnam - Where The Food Is


Where The Food Is

Wie in Vietnam iets verder durft te kijken en de keizerlijke keuken wil proeven, moet naar Hue.

One Day in Hue - The Peaceful City of Vietnam - The Christina's Blog

One Day in Hue - The Peaceful City of Vietnam - The Christina's Blog


The Christina's Blog

If you are thinking about paying a visit to the old citadel of Vietnam, here is your unique itinerary for one day in Hue!

How to get a Tourist Visa for Saudi Arabia

by Thuymi @ Adventure Faktory 🌍 A platform gathering inspiring travel experiences to inspire people to travel more and live abroad.

Considering AdventureFaktory just recently went to Saudi Arabia, we have been bombarded of e-mails and DM’s all over our social media about How to get the Saudi Tourist Visa. Well let us tell you genuinely...

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 […]

Jean Grey #2

by LEVINS @ Yo Levins

Written by Dennis Hopeless / Drawn by Victor Ibanez After a disappointing first issue that didn’t suggest anything new or fun was going to happen to one of Marvel’s oldest characters in her first solo series, issue 2 ramps up the excitement levels to the point that it feels like an entirely different book – […]

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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The Health Benefits of Doing Burpees Everyday

by Mark Aldrin Hipolito @ The Fat Kid Inside

If you have a love-hate relationship with burpees, then you definitely landed on the right page. Burpees are probably one of the hardest free-letics exercises to do, and they’re also not as fun as the other usual exercises, which is why it is totally understandable that most people hate them. However, there are still a...

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

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

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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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 […]

Orlando Magazine’s Dining Awards 2018 Readers’ Choice Ballot! Closes Feb 1!

by Ricky Ly of TastyChomps.com @ Tasty Chomps' Orlando Food Blog

It’s time again to cast your ballot for the best in Central Florida dining in Orlando Magazine’s Dining Awards 2018 Readers’ Choice Ballot! Poll Closes Feb 1! Voting closes on February 1st, so the next two weeks is crucial to get your vote in. Bonus: a voter will be selected at random and win a dinner for two! People can vote on their favorites or nominate restaurants. Winners will be revealed in the May Dining Issue, and celebrated at a private ceremony with a plaque and rowdy round of applause. Make sure to vote LOCAL!!!! Vote Here: http://www.orlandomagazine.com/Orlando-Magazine/December-2017/Dining-Awards-2018-Readers-Choice-Ballot/

Visiting Dalat – Vietnam’s City of Eternal Spring

by Juliana Hahn @ The Christina's Blog

Founded in 1907 as a French hill station, Dalat is still a popular destination both for local and international visitors. The city quickly grew, with new hotels, resorts, golf courses, and even boarding schools. Located in the highlands and surrounded by pine forests, the city enjoys a temperate climate quite unlike the rest of Vietnam. […]

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Bulla Gastrobar – Winter 2018 Menu

by Ricky Ly of TastyChomps.com @ Tasty Chomps' Orlando Food Blog

Winter, brief it may be, has arrived to Central Florida with the latest frosty blasts covering most of our region this past week. The Spanish-inspired Bulla Gastrobar has recently debuted their Winter Menu, featuring savory, hearty dishes that will certainly warm any foodie’s appetite this winter. Here is the menu: Sabores de Invierno Winter Menu Padrones Rellenos $8 – Shishito peppers stuffed with Mahon cheese, encrusted with panko crumbs and a spicy tomato dipping sauce Caldo Gallego $8 – Galician Soup, White beans, pork shank, chorizo, kale Piquillos a la Vizcaina $11 – Ground beef and pork stuffed piquillo peppers, bechamel sauce, black currants Lechon Asado $23 – Slow Roasted Pig, Pork Demi, Panadera Potatoes Chuletas de Cordero $23 – Lamb Chops, Honey Beer Reduction, Kale, Potato Foam Some of my favorites from the menu included the: Padrones rellenos, crunchy panko crusted, stuffed shisito peppers filled with mahon cheese – each bite oozes with warm cheese – perfect. The Piquillos a la Vizcaina, stuffed piquillo peppers were both savory and sweet – savory from the ground beef and pork and bechamel cheese sauce but also a touch of sweetness from the black currant reduction and nutty sliced almonds. If you are a fan of lamb chops, try the chuletas de cordero – subtly sweet from honey reduction, it’s a hearty dish with delicate potato foam and crispy kale. My absolute favorite on the menu is the lechon asado, thrice cooked slow roasted pig with a pork demi sauce and panadera potatoes – thick and juicy, the pork just melts in your mouth with the crispy pork skin is a fantastic treat. The menu lasts all winter until March so visit soon! Bulla Gastrobar 110 S Orlando Ave #7, Winter Park, FL 32789 bullagastrobar.com

Maria & Enzo’s Ristorante at Disney Springs opens on National Spaghetti Day

by Tiffany Nguyen @ Tasty Chomps' Orlando Food Blog

We were invited to the media preview and grand opening of Maria and Enzo’s Ristorante with a special dedication moment including leadership from Disney, Patina Restaurant Group and Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse.  Following the dedication, we went inside the brand new Italian restaurant for a media reception and we celebrated National Spaghetti Day with some apps, pasta, wines, cocktails and sweet treats; perfect for the occasion.  Maria & Enzo’s Ristorante is a warm and dreamy restaurant with friendly staff, delicious food, and airline themed aesthetics that is adventurous and playful. The backstory is that the building was a once-abandoned Disney Springs airline terminal from the 1930s.  Italian immigrants Maria and Enzo owned a small bakery business inside the airline terminal and they purchased the entire building after the airline terminal closed down.  As an airline pilot, Enzo was drawn to the abandoned airline terminal and to open a spacious restaurant in it was a dream of his and Maria, who both wanted to introduce Italian cuisine to guests at Disney Springs. CACIOCAVALLO FRITTO – fried sicilian cheese, spicy tomato and pomodoro sauce SPAGHETTI ALLA CHITARRA – burrata and meatballs ARANCINI DI CARNE – fried rice stuffed with meat ragù, peas and mozzarella.  They were delicious! PROSCIUTTO-WRAPPED BREADSTICKS CHERRY TOMATO AND MOZZARELLA SKEWERS Delicious TIRAMISU! These were the best CHEESECAKE POPS that I have ever had in my life! CANNOLI– sheep’s milk ricotta, chocolate chips, candied orange.  It was the best cannoli that I have ever had in my life! Randomly selected guests will be upgraded upon arrival to the First Class Lounge and will receive a more upgraded level of service.  Guests 21 years of age or older will be served a complimentary glass of Prosecco and kids will receive a complimentary airline pin. Be sure to book a reservation at Maria & Enzo’s Ristorante, link below, so you can experience this amazing new restaurant for yourself! BONUS: We also got to take a tour around the new Enzo’s Hideaway Tunnel Bar. …and The Edison. Maria & Enzo’s Ristorante The Landing, Disney Springs, 1570 E. Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830 (407) 560-8466 mariaandenzos.com Enzo’s Hideaway Tunnel Bar 1570 E. Buena Vista Drive Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830 (407) 560-9288 enzoshideawayfla.com The Edison 1570 E. Buena Vista Dr. Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830 (407) 560-9288 theedisonfla.com

Why You Should Go to Sicily

by Faine Greenwood @ Faine Opines

I drove around Sicily back in October. I had a business trip in Rome, and I had this general impression that I should go somewhere. Somewhere warm, because I live in Boston and Boston winters are a cruel meteorological joke, and October is when I start wondering if this winter will be the one that […]

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SINGAPORE | Singapore Hostels for Budget Travelers

by RJ Abellera @ iWander. iExperience. iKwento

Singapore is a prime destination in Southeast Asia and sometimes scares every traveler because of its cost of living.  But Singapore is not purely about luxurious hotel accommodations and fancy dining on Michelin-starred restaurants. Surprisingly, food is cheap with hawker centers scattered around the city-state. In addition, Singapore hostels make the backpacker scene less intimidated. With […]

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Sihanoukville – The New Macau of Southeast Asia

by James Clark @ Nomadic Notes

“Guess how many casinos are in Sihanoukville”, my taxi driver asked as we drove from the train station. “20”, I said with confidence. I had read a news report about it recently and I felt certain with my answer, even though it seemed like a ridiculously high number. “55”, he said. I don’t know if […]

First Look: Metro Diner at UCF – University Blvd

by Ricky Ly of TastyChomps.com @ Tasty Chomps' Orlando Food Blog

“Where the Locals Eat” Known as one of the best places for breakfast in Jacksonville, winning multiple accolades, Metro Diner has finally expanded further into the Orlando area near the always brunch-happy UCF area in East Orlando. The first Central Florida is in Altamonte Springs. Founded in Jacksonville in 1992, over 25 years ago, Metro Diner specializes in breakfast specials and comfort diner food and was recently featured on Guy Fieri’s “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” on the Food Network. Let the flavor town train roll on! On a recent visit, the place was packed with local professionals in from the cold on their lunch breaks. People love breakfast and brunch in Orlando and there seems to be more and more options each day. I ordered their signature Fried Chicken and Waffle – the fried chicken was nice and crispy, but the waffle was the real star – light and fluffy yet also with a nice crisp. The strawberry butter was also a wonderful touch to this sweet and savory dish. Fried Chicken & Waffle $15.49 Half a fried chicken and a Belgian waffle, topped with powdered sugar and sweet, strawberry butter. Served with their special honey tabasco, sweet and spicy sauce. Metro Diner 11650 University Blvd Orlando, FL 32817 https://metrodiner.com/locations/florida/orlando-university/

Đi tìm 'Lunch Lady' ở Sài Gòn

Đi tìm 'Lunch Lady' ở Sài Gòn


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TTCT - Ba chiếc xe máy dừng lại dưới tán cây bàng xòe rộng, năm anh Tây ngó nghiêng rồi mắt sáng lên: “I found it, Lunch Lady is here!” (Tôi tìm ra rồi, Lunch Lady ở đây!).

The Best of Saigon Street Food: What To Eat And Where to Find It

The Best of Saigon Street Food: What To Eat And Where to Find It


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Eat your way through Ho Chi Minh City / Saigon's streets with this guide to the best dishes and where to find them. Bonus section on visas, taxis, and more!

Black Bean Burgers with Caramelised Balsamic Onion

by Phei Yee Yap @ The Fat Kid Inside

These black bean burgers are by far some of my favourite homemade burgers to make. It has a satisfying and robustly meaty texture, with the creaminess from the Sriracha garlic aioli and the sweetness of the caramelised onion. It is so good that even devout carnivores will love it. Serve the burgers with some crispy...

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Celebrating the season at IKEA’s annual Swedish Julbord buffet

by Tiffany Nguyen @ Tasty Chomps' Orlando Food Blog

  We were invited to celebrate the season at IKEA’s annual Swedish Julbord smorgasbord – a nationwide event at participating stores.  A traditional Julbord is a highlight of Swedish cuisine, consisting of local and family specialties enjoyed with family and friends. Tickets for the all-you-can-eat buffet featuring traditional Swedish dishes were $16.99 per person / $4.99 for kids 12 and under, or at a discounted rate for IKEA FAMILY members ($12.99 per person / $2.99 for kids 12 and under). IKEA Food Range and Product Developer, Peter Ho, says, “The Julbord buffet is at the center of the classic Scandinavian holiday celebration, uniting family and friends alike.  It is a much anticipated tradition in Sweden that we enjoy sharing with customers all over.” The cutest Christmas reindeer!  An IKEA employee informed me that they were sold out, unfortunately. Swedish cheeses, crispbread, thin bread, softbread Gravad lax with mustard sauce Christmas ham Swedish potato salad Hard boiled eggs Assorted desserts Daim cakes with and without chocolate, Swedish fish Coffee, tea, fountain beverages Pickled herring, Swedish cucumber salad, Red beet salad, Hard boiled eggs, Christmas ham, Gravad lax with mustard sauce Poached salmon, Jansson’s temptations, sautéed red cabbage and apples, mashed potatoes and gravy Meatballs with lingonberries, mashed potatoes and gravy, sautéed red cabbage and apples, Jansson’s temptations Swedish Santa Lucia processional Swedish Santa Thank you Swedish Santa for the complimentary tote bags! (Source credit: IKEA) IKEA 4092 Eastgate Dr. Orlando, FL 32839 +1 (888) 888-4532 ikea.com/us

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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First Look: Big Kahuna’s Island Style Bowl

by Ricky Ly of TastyChomps.com @ Tasty Chomps' Orlando Food Blog

In a world where the customer is always right, is it no wonder that the chipotle style concept where guests get to customize and choose their own ingredients has become more and more popular? Located in far flung Oviedo/Winter Springs – at the southwest intersection of Tuscawilla and Red Bug Lake – is Big Kahuna’s Island Style Bowl. It’s a chipotlified version of a poke joint where you can order your various raw fish topped with items such as avocado, fried onion chips, mango,  and more all on top of rice and a drizzle of sauce. They slice their fish fresh daily just like they do in the islands and it shows in the taste of the bowl. It’s a small place but the freshness in poke fish is critical for obvious reasons and in this regard Big Kahuna shines. Make sure to save room for the insane $6 Pineapple Dole Whip Float, it’s essentially a pineapple soft serve paradise served inside a pineapple. Don’t worry they give you straws and spoons so you can dig at it. Big Kahuna’s Island Style Bowl 1450 Tuskawilla Rd #108 · (407) 543-3700 http://www.bigkahunasbowls.com/

“Something Fishy” of Apopka Celebrates Two-Year Anniversary This February

by Katherine Nguyen @ Tasty Chomps' Orlando Food Blog

Apopka’s adored, family-friendly, fresh seafood restaurant “Something Fishy” proudly announces their two-year anniversary this February.  Taking home top honors at Taste of Apopka and recognized among Best Seafood in Apopka in its first year, Something Fishy specializes in fresh seafood cooked to order that’s grilled, seared or fried, served in a variety of selections from delicious fish tacos to decadent crab cakes.  The ever-evolving menu, crafted by self-taught, skilled Chef and Owner Terence Phillips, features starters, salads, build-your-own fishy bowls and classic seafood entrees with a fusion of new age, fresh flavors and innovation served straight from “Chef T’s” kitchen.  Joined by wife of 24 years Philanthropist Patrice Phillips, Terence fulfilled his lifelong dream opening Something Fishy, which is a reflection of Phillips family gatherings and celebrations. For the two-year anniversary, the 1500 square foot, fast-casual restaurant with influences of South Hampton, Long Island will unveil a refreshed menu and new seating arrangements.  Something Fishy will also be introducing “Something Sweet”, their in-house bakery addition, along with implementing more catering and business lunches To Go programs. “We could not be more excited to celebrate the second year of Something Fishy,” says Terence and Patrice Phillips.  We are beyond grateful for the love, encouragement and support from family and friends and the community who have embraced us in our first year, and we look forward to welcoming even more Central Florida seafood lovers into the Something Fishy family this year and for many more years to come.” Something Fishy will celebrate their anniversary exactly one-year after they first opened their doors on February 24, 2017 with a special Two-Year Anniversary Block Party to be held on Saturday, February 24, 2018. Swim by Something Fishy, where the food speaks for itself, located at 2107 E. Semoran Blvd., Apopka, FL 32703.  Something Fishy is open for lunch and dinner and serves a full menu daily until close.  For updated hours of operation and more information, call 407-703-4850 or visit www.somethingfishyapopka.com.

Free smoothies for a year to first 50 guests at the grand opening of Tropical Smoothie Cafe in Winter Park

by Tiffany Nguyen @ Tasty Chomps' Orlando Food Blog

We were invited to check out the new Tropical Smoothie Cafe in Winter Park and we got to try a few of their menu items.  I LOVE smoothies.  They are my favorite thing to consume whether I am at work, home, or just finished a grueling workout and want something ice-cold and replenishing in my system to hold me over until I get ahold of some food.  Fortunately, Tropical Smoothie Cafe sells smoothies and hot items, so you can get both on the same stop.  The new Winter Park store is beautiful, bright, clean, and inviting and the smoothie and hot items were fresh and delicious.  You can expect to see me in line tomorrow morning trying to win free smoothies for a whole year! Detox Island Green (seasonal) – Spinach, kale, mango, pineapple, banana & fresh ginger (naturally sweetened).   The serving is generous, the smoothie had a great consistency and it tasted fresh.  I really enjoyed the fresh ginger in it too, since it’s so good for you! Cali Chicken Club Flatbread – Bacon, smashed avocado, tomatoes, romaine, mozzarella & basil garlic mayo.  This was my favorite! Buffalo Chicken Wrap – Made it vegetarian by substituting the chicken strips with Beyond Meat®Chicken-Free Strips, no lite ranch & mozzarella, and adding extra avocado & veggies.  It includes tomatoes, romaine and buffalo sauce.  This was my second favorite! Turkey Bacon Ranch Sandwich – Bacon, tomatoes, a romaine spinach blend, swiss & lite ranch on ciabatta Kale & Apple Slaw – It was really good.  The best kale & apple slaw that I have ever had in my life.  I loved the flavors of their sweet dressing, apple slices and julienne carrot married together to balance out the kale which is naturally bitter but so good for you as well! Be sure to drop by the new Tropical Smoothie Cafe – Winter Park early tomorrow,  January 10, for your chance to win FREE smoothies for a year!  They open at 7:00 A.M. Tropical Smoothie Cafe – Winter Park 501 N Orlando Ave. Ste. 209B Winter Park, FL 32789 (407) 637-5002 tropicalsmoothiecafe.com

The Best Homestays in Sapa (For An Authentic & Personal Experience)

by Phuong Thuy @ The Christina's Blog

H’mong, Dao, and Giay people speaking English more fluently than Vietnamese, tremendous natural vistas right outside your balcony, an early morning chill with clouds hovering over the mountains, this and more is what you should expect from Sapa! Located on the northern border of Vietnam, Sapa is the only region of the country that has […]

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Sneak Peek of K Restaurant’s Brunch Menu Items Debuting This Sunday

by Tiffany Nguyen @ Tasty Chomps' Orlando Food Blog

Our delightful feast was prepared by Chef de Cuisine, Ryan McLaughlin We were invited to K Restaurant in College Park to preview a few dishes from their new Brunch menu which will launch this Sunday, January 21 from 10AM-2PM and includes carafes of Mimosas & Bloody Marys. We also got to try dishes from their dining menu which changes daily according to the availability of fresh ingredients from locally sourced Central Florida farms and artisans, so be sure to check out their website beforehand for their updated menu. We enjoyed meeting the owner Chad Phelps (pictured above) and his wonderful team. The restaurant is quaint and dreamy, making it the perfect spot for a date or a casual meet-up with good friends trying out great fresh and local food. You must check out K Restaurant in College Park soon if you have not already! It is incredible. The talented kitchen staff The amazing serving staff Pork Belly Benedict Chicken and Biscuits with Sausage Gravy Fried green tomatoes Shrimp and Grits Basket of Biscuits and cinnamon maple honey butter The following dishes are from their dining menu of the night: Arancini Oysters with champagne Oysters with herbs Charred Octopus – Waterkist Farm tomatoes and peppers, olive oil, lemon Wild Mushroom and Caramelized Onion Toast Duck Cassoulet – great northern and cranberry beans, chard, pork belly, duck confit Shared Vegetable Platter K Filet – smashed red bliss potatoes, rainbow carrots, truffle oil, veal demi-glace with a serving of vegetables Lemon Meringue Tarts French Toast Bread Pudding – cinnamon anglaise, caramel Plated dessert course by the lovely Pastry Chef, Michelle Hulbert Chocolate Orange Grand Marnier Pistachio Layer Cake (my favorite!) Chocolate Mousse Torte Almond Cake – fresh blackberries Their beautiful outdoor patio Be sure to check out K Restaurant soon!  Stop by K Restaurant this Sunday,  January 21 from 10am-2pm to kick off their new Brunch with them! K Restaurant 1710 Edgewater Dr, Orlando, FL 32804 (407) 872-2332 http://krestaurant.net/

2010 Fuji Rock Festival Food Stalls

by noreply@blogger.com (e d b m) @ Eat Drink & Be Merry. Food, Travel and Photography in Los Angeles and Beyond.


Here's 5:50 mins of pure food. The food alone at the Fuji Rock Festival is worth the trip. Simply press mute when the high-pitched, nasal-voiced people get on your nerves. Enjoy.

Drone Racing at MakerFaire – Slate Piece

by Faine Greenwood @ Faine Opines

I wrote about the new sport – and yeah, it’s a sport – of drone racing for Slate. I headed to World Makerfaire in Queens at the end of September, which was definitely the first time I’ve ever been out to Queens. (It takes a long time when you’re heading in from Brooklyn, as it […]

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The 2017 Traveler’s Holiday Gift Guide Part One

by Izzy Pulido @ The Next Somewhere

Three years and counting! The third annual “Traveler’s Holiday Gift Guide” is here for the year of 2017 with twenty brandspanking new holiday gifts to fill our hearts with good tidings for our fellow neighbors, fill our homes with one-of-a-kind ornaments, and fill our bellies with foods from around the world. There’s more coming your […]

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Meet Livja Jaho, Videographer/Editor

by Izzy Pulido @ The Next Somewhere

Introducing the “Passport to People” Travel Interviews where I’ll take you around the globe, via inspiring, creative souls I’ve met while traveling! I met Liv during college at UMass Boston and immediately thought to myself, “this girl is going places.” And indeed, she has fulfilled that prophecy in every sense of the phrase: she’s followed […]

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Indoor Exercise vs Outdoor Exercise

by Mark Aldrin Hipolito @ The Fat Kid Inside

We all know that exercise has a lot of health benefits for the body and in order to get them, you have to stay consistent and determined enough to push through. One of the things that you have to take into consideration is the place where you will do your workout. Yes, while exercise can...

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Farmers Market Specials -- 6/21 - 24 + Vote for us at Hale Aina Awards

by Andrew Le @ BLOG - The Pig and the Lady

Honolulu Magazine’s Hale Aina Awards ballot is now online and The Pig & the Lady is up for 5 awards -- Best Oahu Restaurant, Best Cocktail, Best Vietnamese, Best Business Lunch, and Best Dessert -- Plus, Piggy Smalls is up for 1 award for Best New Restaurant! We were ecstatic and humbled by the wins we won last year and it just represented a manifestation of accolades that our dedicated and hardworking team could be very proud of. If you are a fan of ours and believe in what we are doing, please consider voting for us again this year.

Meanwhile here is our farmers market specials for the week: 

#MamaNoodle
BUN THANG — vermicelli noodle soup w/ pork, chicken and egg

#MamaBanhMi
NEM NUONG - vietnamese grilled pork sausages & meatballs

#MamaRice
PORK & SHRIMP — caramelized pork belly and shrimp slow cooked in claypot

PORK JOWL WATERMELON SALAD BUN BOWL W/ JAEW — grilled pork jowl marinated in palm sugar & spices, thai jaew sauce

We are also on our regular schedule as well. To see the schedule and full menu, head over to the Farmers Market page. 

CHEAP CHOWS | KFC Sisig Rice Bowl

by Lallie @ LALLIE PERALEJO

If I had to go in a food court and pick something that I know, in absolutely certainty, will bring my stomach joy, I’d beeline it to the instant sisig kiosk. Pre-chopped meat from the huge mountain of deep fried pork on display is tossed in a cup along with some minced onions and chili ...

Outback Steakhouse opens at new location in Oviedo

by Ricky Ly of TastyChomps.com @ Tasty Chomps' Orlando Food Blog

Outback Steakhouse, the Tampa-based Australian-themed American casual dining restaurant chain, has recently moved from its original Oviedo spot down the street to a new location just across the way from Sushi Pop. It was previously the location for Bojangles Fried Chicken. One of their newest dishes is: Big Aussie Bloom NEW Address: 215 W Mitchell Hammock Rd, Oviedo, FL 32765 Mon-Thu: 11:00 AM-10:00 PM Fri-Sat: 11:00 AM-11:00 PM Sun: 11:00 AM-10:00 PM for more info, visit: https://www.outback.com/locations/fl/oviedo

You must visit this hidden gem in Old Dubai

by Thuymi @ Adventure Faktory 🌍 A platform gathering inspiring travel experiences to inspire people to travel more and live abroad.

If you are visiting Dubai, you have to take some time to spend at Al Bastakiya, a beautiful artsy meets heritage neighbourhood in Old Dubai, situated on the Deira Creek side of town. Situated along the...

Valentine’s Day Dinner in Orlando 2018 – Where to go?

by Ricky Ly of TastyChomps.com @ Tasty Chomps' Orlando Food Blog

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and a romantic weekend in Orlando offers unique and affordable ways to celebrate. We’ve collected special deals for the perfect Valentine’s Day weekend, from hotel packages and romantic dinners to couples’ massages and sunset airboat tours. Hotel Packages & Amenities B Resort & Spa will be offering a B Together Couples Massage from February 15, 2018 to February 28, 2018. The massage is infused with rose essential oils and includes champagne and chocolate truffles. Prices for massages vary. 407-827-3111, bhotelsandresorts.com Caribe Royale is offering a  Romance Package that includes two nights in a deluxe king suite with jetted whirlpool tub, full American buffet breakfast for two, welcome wine and tuxedo strawberry amenity, late check-out and dining credit at their restaurant The Venetian Chop House. 1-800-823-8300, cariberoyale.com Four Seasons Resort Orlando will be offering a Couple’s Day at the Spa featuring a complimentary glass of wine and special truffles.  Couples will be able to enjoy the Healing Honey Treatment and receive a small bottle of the signature honey along with a complimentary Luscious Lips enhancement. Available only on February 14, 2018. 407-313-6161, fourseasons.com Hilton Orlando will be offering different couple experiences including: In Room Dining with chocolate covered strawberries and a bottle of champagne, as well as a private cabana rental including a half dozen red roses wrapped, a bottle of sparkling wine and food credit.  In Room Dining experience is available for $110 and cabana rental for $300. 407-313-8625, thehiltonorlando.com Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate will offer their “Love and Luxury” package, which includes luxurious accommodations, champagne and chocolate covered strawberries delivered to the room upon arrival and late check-out. 407-390-6664, omnihotels.com The Spa at Reunion Resort will offer a warm stone advance peptide couples massage.  It is approximately four hours long and concludes with a Reunion Manicure and Pedicure. Cost is $310.50. reunionresort.com Orlando World Center Marriott is offering a “Recapture the Romance” package February 9-10 and February 16-17, 2018. This offer includes dinner for two at Siro: Urban Italian Kitchen or Latitude and Longitude, “Light-Up-The-Night” laser light show, accommodations and two-hour Kids Club experience for up to two children ages 4-12. Prices begins at $329 per night with code ROM. 800-380-7931, worldcentermarriott.com Valentine’s Day Dining Luma – Recognized as one of the “Top 20 Restaurants in the state” LUMA on Park offers a romantic atmosphere, progressive American Cuisine and opportunity to check off a bucket list item. Executive Chef Brandon McGlamery offers locally-sourced, daily menus that feature delectable dishes including: Massachusetts Diver Scallops with freekeh, tri-color cauliflower, jalapeño butter, pickled cipollini onions or Border Springs Lamb Shoulder with glazed root vegetables, snow pea fondue, golden raisins, shiitake mushroom over a bottle of wine from their extensive list. lumaonpark.com  Prato – Prato celebrates cuisine from Italy’s rich culinary landscape, seamlessly blending Italian classics with modern techniques and seasonal ingredients. The rustic, communal atmosphere is perfect for a casual celebration; and who doesn’t like house-made pizzas and baked entrees made with Prato’s authentic Acunto wood-burning ovens crafted in Naples, Italy?  Enjoy their beloved Widowmaker pizza with Hazelnut Romesco, Cavolo Nero, Fennel Sausage and a Farm Egg or  Squid Ink Torchio with Braised Clam Amatriciana, Smoked Paprika Pangrattato over a couple of craft cocktails before splitting a Sticky Date Cake. prato-wp.com Luke’s Kitchen – Head to Maitland for a low key dinner at Luke’s Kitchen & Bar and movie. Enjoy carefully curated oysters from the raw bar and entrees cooked over an open fire grill and rotisserie alongside classically-inspired craft cocktails followed by an independent film right next store at the Enzian Theater. http://eatatlukes.com/ The Capital Grille has special Valentine’s Day eve offerings for 2018 – perfect for Orlando residents looking to extend the holiday with their loved one. On February 13, The Capital Grille is offering guests a generous evening with complimentary Veuve Clicquot Brut Rosé NV, Champagne and hand-dipped chocolate covered strawberries. In an atmosphere of relaxed elegance, The Capital Grille will thrill guests with hand-cut, dry aged steaks, artisanal ingredients and our award-winning wine list of over 350 selections.Reservations are now open for Valentine’s Day Eve, as well as Valentine’s Day for those looking for a more traditional experience. For guests looking for a last-minute reservation on Valentine’s Day, The Capital Grille’s Concierge app offers #ReservationRescue, whereby one lucky procrastinator will have the chance to secure a table for two at 7 p.m. on February 14. To enter, guests are simply required to download the app and select their favorite restaurant for a chance to save the day. www.thecapitalgrille.com Eddie V’s – For the perfect pair, Eddie V’s is offering elevated pairings for Valentine’s Day featuring famous champagnes with their ideal oyster counterparts. Guests can enjoy half a dozen oysters, including Pink Moon and Thatch Island oysters, complimented by a half bottle of champagne hand-selected by our Advanced Sommelier. For the perfect Valentine’s Day toast, guests can choose from Ruinart Blanc De Blancs, Moët Rosé Impérial or Krug Grand Cuvée. In addition to the special offerings listed above, Eddie V’s menu of fresh and flavorful seafood will still be available to order. The restaurant also boasts an award-winning wine list of over 300 selections, as well as hand-crafted cocktails. Reservations are now open. www.eddiev.com American Kitchen Bar & Grill invites guests to a four course dinner by Chef Venoy Rogers available only on February 14, 2018. Dinner pricing begins at $39 per person. 407-827-3111, bhotelsandresorts.com Four Seasons Resort Orlando announced that both their restaurants, Ravello and Capa, will be offering a prix-fixe four course meal on Valentine’s Day. The price is $75 per person at Ravello and $155 per person at Capa. Guests will also receive complimentary Prosecco and chocolates for spa guests. 407-313-6161, fourseasons.com Hilton Orlando will be offering a three course prix-fixe Lover’s Menu for Two at Spencer’s for Steaks and Chops Restaurant. Price is $175 per couple and it’s available only on February 14, 2018. 407-313-8625, thehiltonorlando.com Tapa Toro Tapas Bar & Paella Pit will celebrate romance on February 14 with a Valentine’s Day Menu for Two. Price for dinner is $85 per couple. 407-226-2929, tapatoro.restaurant Taverna Opa will be hosting their “Forget Romance, Let’s Dance” dinner event on February 14, 2018, complete with Belly Dance Entertainment and Greek-Style celebration. Admission is $85 per couple. 407-351-8660, opaorlando.com Villas of Grand Cypress will be offering an elegant candlelit five course dinner available only February 14, 2018. Available for $118 per couple. 407-239-1999, grandcypress.com  Canvas Restaurant & Market – 13615 Sachs Ave, Orlando, FL, 407.313.7800 – In addition to their regular a la carte menu, Canvas will be offering a few Valentine’s Day specials. Menu Highlights:  Prime Beef Tenderloin; 10 oz. bone-in, mole, sweet corn purée, charred shishito peppers ($50), Lobster Tail; Butter poached, artichoke hearts, housemade pappardelle, tarragon-citrus beurre blanc, and shaved black truffles ($45) Chroma Modern Bar + Kitchen, 6967 Lake Nona Blvd, Orlando, FL, 407.955.4340 Menu Highlights:  Gulf oysters on the half shell (6) with Tobikko caviar, watermelon, yuzu ($15), Roasted beef tenderloin for 2 or 4 to share; Shiitake mushroom “bacon”, double butter mashed potato, Josper charred broccolini, beet crisps, red wine reduction – For two guests, ($38 for 8 oz.), For four guests, ($75 for 16 oz.). Red Velvet Cheesecake; Champagne marinated strawberries ($4.50) Dragonfly Robata Grill & Sushi, 7972 Via Dellagio Way, Orlando, FL  32819, 407.370.3359, Open Wednesday, February 14 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a la carte specials or Four-Course Prix Fixe for $70. Plus, join a special “Sushi Making 101” class onSaturday, February 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and create lasting, fun memories with your loved one! Tickets to sushi class available HERE. Available a la carte or Four Course Prix-Fixe for $70: Tsukiji Market Moriawase $29, chefs omakase, Gomadare Cha Soba $22, japanese sea bream, ginger, wasabi, scallion, dashi, Barentain Makisushi, $17, chef’s special Valentine day sushi roll, Strawberry Shortcake, $7, ume jam, tamari ganache K Restaurant & Wine Bar, 1710 Edgewater Drive, Orlando, FL 32804, 407.872.2332 – Recently purchased by Chad Phelps back in July of last year, K Restaurant has a new “refreshed K.”  This Valentine’s Day, the restaurant will be offering a special menu for $100 for two people, in addition to their regular a la carte menu. Menu Highlights: Oysters; mignonette, Foie Gras custard, madeira glazed wild mushrooms, grilled bread, Lobster; Israeli couscous, English peas and tendrils, beurre rouge, Filet; potato and mushroom gratin, creamed greens, veal demi-glace, White Russian Chocolate Cake, Lemon Meringue Cheesecake Paradiso 37, Disney Springs, 1590 E Bueno Vista Dr., Orlando, FL, 407.934.3700, For Valentine’s Day, Paradiso 37 will be celebrating by serving guests a Valentine’s Day inspired prix-fixe menu at $39 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Menu highlights: Lobster Bisque with Sherry, Ginger Honey Glazed Cedar Plank Salmon; Roasted Vegetables, Cilantro Rice, and Grilled Lemon, Molten Lava Chocolate Cake; Vanilla Bean Ice Cream, Fresh Berries Pizza Bruno, 3990 Curry Ford Road, Orlando, FL 32806, Date: Wednesday, February 14, 2018, Time: 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. You got a pizza my heart! Get cheesy with Bruno Zacchini as you join us under the stars for a romantic Valentine’s Day experience. Pizza Bruno will host a couple’s pizza making class which will include hands-on instruction, small bites, DIY pizza, dessert and wine. This unique date night experience is $80 per person, plus gratuity. Let’s get saucy. Space is limited. Purchase your tickets today! The Polite Pig at Disney Springs , 1536 Buena Vista Drive, Orlando, FL 32830 Have a smokin’ Valentine’s Day at The Polite Pig in Disney Springs with a la carte menu selections including signature dishes like the Smoked Chicken Wingswith pickled carrots; House-Smoked Brisket with coffee rub; The Southern Pig Sandwich with pulled pork, fennel-apple slaw, tangy mustard bbq and Duke’s mayo; and Crispy Brussels Sprouts with whisky-caramel.. Visit www.politepig.comfor more information The Ravenous Pig, 565 West Fairbanks Ave, Winter Park, FL, 407.628.2333, Menu Highlights: Beginning Monday, February 12 through Thursday, February 15, The Ravenous Pig will offer a full a la carte menu, in addition to the below specials. Three Course Seasonal Prix-Fixe Menu – $40 per person, with a portion of proceeds benefitting No Kid Hungry. Chef Curated Specials for Two: Bison Tomahawk Rib Eye Steak, Whole Fish Dinner, Sweet Soufflé Dessert – For more information or reservations, visit theravenouspig.com or call 407.628.2333 The Rusty Spoon, 55 West Church Street, Orlando, FL, 407.401.8811 Menu Highlights: For Valentine’s Day, The Rusty Spoon will offer a full a la carte menu, in addition to chef curated seasonal specials. For reservations, visit therustyspoon.com or call the restaurant at 407.401.8811. Urbain 40 American Brasserie and Lounge, 8000 Via Dellagio Way, Orlando, FL, 407.872.2640 For Valentine’s Day, Urbain 40 American Brasserie and Lounge will be taking reservations Friday, February 9th through Wednesday, February 14th. They will be celebrating by serving guests a Valentine’s Day inspired prix-fixe menu at $68 per person, plus tax and gratuity. The regular a la carte menu will also be available to guests. Menu highlights: Appetizer Special: Heart Vol Au Vent of Bay Scallops & Rock Shrimp; Cultivated Mushrooms, & Early Spring Crop Asparagus, Champagne-Porcini-Vermont Butter Emulsion , Valentines Plat du Jour: “Marriage of the Land & Sea” Grilled 6 oz. Angus Beef Tenderloin & Herb-Roasted Wild Gulf Shrimp; Celery Root & Potato Puree, Haricot Vert, Young Carrots, Rich Red Wine Truffle Reduction & Sauce Béarnaise, Valentines Dessert Trio: For Couples to Share   Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House, 9150 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819, https://delfriscos.com/promotions/celebrate-valentines-day-at-dels/, Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House will serve a prix fixe Valentine’s Day menu highlighting elevated cuisine for guests to celebrate luxuriously. Featured menu items include Chilled Oysters with Caviar Mignonette, Simply Prepared Fresh Fish and the Double Eagle Steak – a three-inch thick, 45-Day Dry Aged Double Bone In Prime Ribeye. The prix fixe menu is available from Feb. 9 through Feb. 14 for $90 per guest. Reservations: Call (407) 351-5074 Tony Roma’s, 8560 International Dr., Orlando, FL 32819, Menu, Come celebrate Valentine’s Day at Tony Roma’s! Enjoy a special Filet Medallions Combo for only $30. The combo includes your choice of house salad, Caesar salad or Original Classic Potato Soup with Filet Medallions (6 ounces) topped with Cabernet demi-glace, mashed potatoes and fresh vegetables. Plus, choice of Grilled Shrimp Skewers or a Half Rack of Baby Back Ribs. Reservations: Call (407) 248-0094 Attractions Central Florida Nature Adventures is offering a unique Silver River Kayak Tour on Valentine’s Day. Price is $94 per person and the tour lasts about four and a half hours. 352-589-7899, kayakcentralflorida.com Wild Florida Airboat Tours will offer 15% off romantic sunset airboat tours and a stroll through the gator park valid form February 12, 2018 to February 17, 2018. To receive discount use code WildValentine online, over the phone or in person. 407-697-8018, wildfloridairboats.com Boggy Creek Airboat Adventures will offer 20% discounts on their sunset tours. After the tour, guests will receive a 10% discount to Boggy Bottom BBQ for a romantic dinner for two.  To receive the discount, guests should call and use special code “VALE18.” This offer is valid February 13, 2018 to February 15, 2018. 407-344-9550, bcairboats.com The Coca-Cola Orlando Eye is offering the “Love is in the Air” package from February 8, 2018 to February 18,2018. This package includes: a private capsule for the couple with priority boarding, a long-stemmed rose, a box of specialty chocolates and a glass of champagne. The price is $110 per couple for the champagne experience and $90 per couple for the non-alcoholic option. 866-228-6438, officialorlandoeye.com   Events Bar Louie at Orlando Airport will host a Stupid Cupid Spotlight Party on Wednesday, February 14, 2018. The party will offer drink specials along with half priced select appetizers and flatbreads. 407-845-7080, barlouie.com Howl At the Moon will host a Naughty or Nice Happy Hour Party on Friday, February 16, 2018.  It will be complete with games, drink specials, giveaways and live music. Date Night Table Package is also available upon request. 407-354-5999, howlatthemoon.com Leu Gardens will host a romantic concert on Valentine’s Day featuring Ricky and the Buzzcatz from 7:00pm -10:00pm. Advance tickets are $15 per person and will go on sale on Friday, January 26, 2018. 407-246-3622, leugardens.org SAK Comedy Lab will offer three shows on Valentine’s Day at 6:00pm, 8:00pm and 10:00pm.  A Sweetheart Special is also available for $48 and includes admission for two and two drinks. 407-648-0001 The Alfond Inn in Winter Park will host “A Valentine’s Experience Under The Stars” event on Saturday, February 10, 2018. The event will include cocktails in the Conservatory, followed by a three course dinner on the lawn and live music. The price for this experience is $99 per person. 407-645-6605, Eventbrite.com Track Shack will host the Third Annual Run 4 Love 4 Mile, presented by Florida Hospital on Saturday, February 10, 2018. All finishers receive a commemorative shirt and medal. Prices to participate vary and early pricing is available through January 27, 2018. Get $4 off with code LOVERUN18. trackshack.com

The Lunch Lady: A Diary

The Lunch Lady: A Diary


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Ms Nguyen Thi Thanh is The Lunch Lady. Her famous 'rotating menu' (she serves a different dish each day) is a huge draw for locals, tourists & foodies from around the world. I ate lunch here everyday for a week to see how good it really is... Continue reading →

Phu Quoc (Day 134): Our Most Relaxing Day Yet

by Kaitlyn Mah @ Where to, Gumshoe?

July 12, 2016 Today’s post is going to be pretty boring. Phu Quoc is the first place we’ve been to this trip where we’re happy to just hang out at the resort and do nothing. I guess you can say it’s a vacation from a “vacation”. Our first night here was good. There was some … Continue reading "Phu Quoc (Day 134): Our Most Relaxing Day Yet"

The Lunch Lady @ Saigon, Vietnam

The Lunch Lady @ Saigon, Vietnam


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This particular street food stall - Lunch Lady was brought to fame after its exposure on famous food critic, Anthony Bordain’s show. Nonetheless, The Lunch Lady was and still is popular for locals in the neighborhood. It has a seemingly ‘omakase’ (it means ‘leave it to the chef’ in Japanese ) concep

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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Hot new tables: New restaurant Co Thanh in Kau U Fong brings authentic Vietnamese food to Central, Hong Kong - Honeycombers Hong Kong

Hot new tables: New restaurant Co Thanh in Kau U Fong brings authentic Vietnamese food to Central, Hong Kong - Honeycombers Hong Kong


Hong Kong

Co Thanh brings the authentic flavours of Vietnamese food that were so loved by Anthony Bourdain to Hong Kong.

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

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[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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Salsa Frenzy in Cali, Colombia

by Skyler McDonald @ 180 Degrees West

Right from the start, Colombia’s been a party.  After we got stamped out of Ecuador, we walked across the no-man’s-land bridge between Ecuador and Colombia.  As we approached Colombian immigration, we heard booming salsa music and watched as the cab drivers on the Colombian side seemed to be having a …

Life Of A Scuba Dive Instructor on Phu Quoc Island

by Huyen Pham @ Phu Quoc

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Orange County girls basketball athlete of the week: Brea Olinda’s Stephanie Lee

Orange County girls basketball athlete of the week: Brea Olinda’s Stephanie Lee

by Dan Albano @ Orange County Register

The Register’s girls basketball player of the week for Feb. 12 Stephanie Lee Brea Olinda The junior guard set an Orange County record for 3-pointers in a game with 12 during a 40-point performance against El Modena. “She shot extremely well and didn’t force shots,” said Brea Olinda coach Bob Walton of Lee, who broke […]

Where’s The Place For The Best Stress-Free Siesta?

by Izzy Pulido @ The Next Somewhere

The classic siesta originates from Spain, it’s where you just take a step back from hectic life and wind down. After all, that’s what a traditional holiday is all about right? The Spanish culture links a siesta to a long sleep or a nice nap. As the country itself can get quite hot, people get […]

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Feast of the Seven Fishes Dinner at Reel Fish Coastal Kitchen + Bar

by Katherine Nguyen @ Tasty Chomps' Orlando Food Blog

One of the world’s tastiest holiday traditions will receive a “Florida-style” twist with the debate of a limited time only “Feast of the Seven Fishes” menu at Reel Fish Coastal Kitchen + Bar. This menu is offered from December 24, 2017 to January 6, 2018, including a seven-course seafood and wine Christmas Eve extravaganza to kickoff the celebration. The December 24 dinner will begin at 6:30pm and is limited to the first 25 guests. We were invited to taste the menu as a sneak peak to provide everyone insight of what is to come! The Bahamian Conch Fritters are served with a mango sauce. The mango glaze adds a nice sweetness to the conch fritters. Conch fritters are crispy, yet smooth in textures. The flavors are mild without the mango sauce. The Red Grouper Ceviche is fresh and cooked nicely with a lemony zest. The Smoked Rainbow Trout Fish Dip is a tad salty, but balanced when eaten with some saltine crackers. The trout has a texture similar to tuna. Be careful as it may have bones. The reception snacks above are paired well with Col De Salici Extra Dry Prosecco, which is a vintage Prosecco. The Mayport Shrimp on Grit Cake with Seafood Gumbo Sauce was cooked really well. The grit cake is crispy on the outside, while smooth and creamy on the inside. The shrimp was caught off of Jacksonville, FL. The Nueske’s Applewood Smoke Bacon-Wrapped Scallop with Butter Beans has an abundance of textures and flavors that blend well when eaten all together. When taken apart, the bacon may be salty so make sure you’re eating it with the scallop and butter beans. The scallop is very delightful and cooked well. The butter beans were very smooth and a type of bean I would like for someone who is not fond of beans. The savory and salty plates are paired with the Stags Leap Wine Cellars Aveta Sauvignon Blanc. It is very smooth with so many notes of fruit. The fruit notes are prominent in smell before it hits your palate. The Whole Fried Hog Snapper and Black Sea Bass with Smothered Tomatoes & Okra is paired with Spatz & Hall Pinot Noir from Sonoma Coast. The Fried Hog Snapper is very fresh with a corn flour seasoning. The meat has a slight sweetness to it. The Black Sea Bass is slightly dry in certain sections, but very tender and moist in other regions because the moistness depends on what area you pull the meat from. Nonetheless, the fish is very fresh! The outside is very crisp and flavorful. The Lobster Ravioli is very fresh and house made. It is served with a Seafood Bolognese Sauce that brings it all together. The lobster ravioli even tastes great alone without the sauce if you are sensitive to red sauce. It is paired with Stags Leap Wine Cellars Hands of Time Red that is full in flavor. The oyster of the Gulf Oyster Shooters (featuring Tito’s Vodka) is very fresh. There is a rim of Old Bay around the glass that goes well with the shot. It is absolutely earthy as it is suggested by the menu. The Famous Carrot Cake is famous for a reason as it is moist and has a chewy texture to it, which is delightful in my opinion. The Red Velvet Layer Cake is very moist and thick as it coats the palate. The cakes are paired with the Prunotto Moscato D’ Asti. The Prunotto Moscato D’ Asti is very smooth and delightful for a dessert wine as I am not usually fond os sweet wines. This dessert wines is not as sweet as the usual dessert wines that are paired. For more information, please visit Reel Fish Coastal Kitchen + Bar or their “Feast of the Seven Fishes” Facebook Event.

Penang (Day 132): George Town, a Hawker’s Delight

by Kaitlyn Mah @ Where to, Gumshoe?

July 10, 2016 We woke up this morning and looked at the calendar. Exactly one week until we’re home. So crazy! We read that Sundays in George Town are very quiet so we had a leisurely morning ourselves. We’re both getting a bit of a cold, so today is mostly going to be a rest day … Continue reading "Penang (Day 132): George Town, a Hawker’s Delight"

Parts Unknown: Finding Anthony Bourdain's Bun Bo Hue Lady in Hue, Vietnam - The Travel Sketch

Parts Unknown: Finding Anthony Bourdain's Bun Bo Hue Lady in Hue, Vietnam - The Travel Sketch


The Travel Sketch

How to find the elusive bun bo hue spot, deep in Dong Ba Market, that Anthony Bourdain once frequented on a trip to Vietnam in his series: Parts Unknown.

It’s Moving Time!

It’s Moving Time!

by acintas @ The Eatvidence Trails

Huzzah! This eatvestigation trail has now moved to its own domain at www.eatvidence.com Change your bookmarks! Advertisements

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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The lovely lazy river town of Kampot, Cambodia

by James Clark @ Nomadic Notes

I was last in Kampot in 2012 and I was pleased to see it was still the sleepy town I remembered it to be. Outside the old town area the city is being city-like with new construction projects here and there, but nothing compared to what’s going on in Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville. After travelling […]

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

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[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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Recipe:  Blueberry Lemon Mascarpone Cookie Crust Tart

Recipe: Blueberry Lemon Mascarpone Cookie Crust Tart

by thehungriestpanda @ The Hungriest Panda

Blueberries are in season!  Plus, they were on sale at my local market!  Yes!!!  Today I wanted to make an easy weeknight dessert so I decided to make a tart.  In my head, I figured a tart would be easier since I wouldn’t have to worry about creating a lattice crust topping or a crumble — the two common characteristics of pies.  But that got me thinking: what’s the difference between a pie and a tart anyway?  I did some […]

Bloat-Causing Food to Avoid

by Natasha Athab @ The Fat Kid Inside

Ever wondered why the moment you wake up you are greeted by a flat stomach only to see by the end of the day, you are carrying a food baby? Well, there must be something with the food you are consuming. Here is probably why you have the bloat:   Let me first introduce to...

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Bun Bo Hue number eleven and twelve.

Bun Bo Hue number eleven and twelve.

by Little Red Jenn @ Bun Bo Hue – Little Red Jenn

#11 – BBH @ Hanoi Pho on E. Hastings (Or at least that’s what I ordered. It came with prawns! And beef brisket! And regular flat Pho noodles! I’m not sure if they gave me a wrong order because there was a spicy beef and prawn Pho on the menu as well…the lady insisted that it […]

The Best Food We Ate in Vietnam, Part 1

The Best Food We Ate in Vietnam, Part 1


180 Degrees West

Skyler and I love exploring new places through their food. It’s a great way to get off the beaten path, learn about a culture’s background and influences, and it’s a wonderful way…

CATCH UP WITH HEY FAM!

by LEVINS @ Yo Levins

I record a podcast every week called HEY FAM with my pal Angus Truskett. Every week we make jokes about all the hot content we’ve consumed, mostly geeking out over comic books, video games, movies, TV etc. We ask funny mates to come join us every other week, sometimes we even get on some actual […]

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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Kicking back on Colombia’s Caribbean Coast

by Skyler McDonald @ 180 Degrees West

First, a quick update from us: Sadly, we are now home from our Big Trip, getting our feet underneath us, and figuring out Life 2.0. Even though we now have to worry again about landing jobs (where is my suit in our storage unit?!) and having responsibilities beyond finding local …

Travel:  Vietnam – Ho Chi Minh City, I Heart The Lunch Lady

Travel: Vietnam – Ho Chi Minh City, I Heart The Lunch Lady


The Hungriest Panda

If you have only one meal.  If you have only one hour to spare in HCMC.  Please.  Go. See. The. Lunch. Lady.  Holy. Moly. This was the most delicious soup I’ve ever had!  I first heard of The…

From Sweden To Phu Quoc With Love

by Huyen Pham @ Phu Quoc

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  From sweden To Phu Quoc with love We recently caught up with a newly engaged couple from Sweden who visited Phu Quoc in 2017.  The following is their account of the island. Interview Tell us a little about yourself. Who are you and where are you from? → My name is Mikael Bellon and my fiances name is Sarita Sihvonen, ... Read More

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by LEVINS @ Yo Levins

Hey Fam..! is a weekly comedy / pop culture podcast that I host with content king and memelord Angus Truskett. Each week we talk about new movies, games, TV shows – mostly we just complain about how bad DC movies are these days. We regularly have guests on, like comedians Tommy Dassalo, Gen Fricker, Becky […]

The Mitchen: a podcast about FOOD

by LEVINS @ Yo Levins

I’ve started another podcast! This one’s called The Mitchen​! It’s a weekly panel about food, hosted by ACME‘s head chef Mitchell Orr​ and I from his his kitchen table, with four guests from the food world joining us each episode to discuss food and restaurant news. For our first episode we are joined by four […]

Review:  The 1515 West, Chophouse & Bar at the Shangri-La

Review: The 1515 West, Chophouse & Bar at the Shangri-La

by thehungriestpanda @ The Hungriest Panda

It’s been quite awhile since I’ve done a restaurant review here in Shanghai. There has been a flurry of new restaurant openings recently but few have caught my eye until the recent opening of 1515 West Chophouse in the new Jingan Shangri-La Hotel. I’m not a big steak eater per se so I don’t typically get too excited about new steakhouses opening in Shanghai, but after reading about the Wagyu steak sandwiches on the lunch menu at 1515 West, I […]

Sapa-Y Ty Scenic Motorbike Loop

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Sapa's dramatic mountainous landscape continues north of town, via Y Ty Village, all the way to the Chinese border. Several small roads penetrate deep into steep, terraced valleys & climb high above ferocious rivers creating a scenic loop.... Continue reading

Is the Fitbit Ionic the ultimate fitness watch?

by Mitch @ Adventure Faktory 🌍 A platform gathering inspiring travel experiences to inspire people to travel more and live abroad.

Fitbit have lead the way in tracking your fitness with amazing products like the Alta HR (that we both own) and have taken this to a whole new level with the new Fitbit Ionic, their...

Where I’m At: December, 2017 – Hanoi edition

by James Clark @ Nomadic Notes

[Where I’m At; a monthly update of what I’ve been up to, site news, and where I’m going next.] Greetings from Hanoi! It’s been a month bookended by conferences in two different fields. I average about one conference a year, so two in a month is unusual for me. I try to mix it up […]

Caribbean Carnaval at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort

by Katherine Nguyen @ Tasty Chomps' Orlando Food Blog

Take a musical journey through the Caribbean during this interactive dinner show. Enjoy authentic food, songs and dances inspired by the islands. Savor the vibrant colors, delightful tastes and rich sounds of the Bahamas, Cuba,  Jamaica, Barbados, and Trinidad. This is your island escape. Come do the limbo, jump into the conga line and take part in the festivities. Now on Fridays! Includes all-you-can-eat buffet, plus complimentary non-alcoholic beverages. Wine, beer and Planter’s Punch are also complimentary for those ages 21+. CARNAVAL TICKET: $71** adult, $36** child (ages 3 – 9) Children under age 3 complimentary. PRIORITY TICKET: $81** adult, $41** child (ages 3 – 9) Sit closer to the action with seating in the first two rows of tables nearest the stage. Children under age 3 complimentary. TIME: Dinner Buffet Seating: Begins at 6pm Show: 7pm – 7:45pm LOCATION: Under the outdoor Cayman Court pavilion at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort. PARKING: Complimentary self parking (with validation stamp) or $5 valet parking. AGES: All ages welcome. Buy tickets at this eventbrite website. Photographs of the food and event are below. Check out the menu for the event!

Bun Bo Hue journey update

Bun Bo Hue journey update

by Little Red Jenn @ Bun Bo Hue – Little Red Jenn

It’s been a while since I’ve written about my Bun Bo Hue (eating) journey so it’s time for an update. Here are the three latest ones I’ve had. #13 – BBH @ Pho Ten in Richmond. I like this place because it’s convenient for me. But the BBH itself was just okay. I’d still go […]

BonBon Residence

by admin @ Eating Saigon!

BonBon Residence 2C8 Trường Sa Street P. 19, Bình Thạnh District **************************************** Let’s get this out of the way right up front.  I hate the name BonBon Residence.  Sounds like an assisted-living home for expired frozen treats. And, I want to be clear that Eating Saigon! is not in the business of reviewing the Saigon hotel/housing [Read on ...]

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 […]

Prawn and Chives Dumplings

by Phei Yee Yap @ The Fat Kid Inside

I have been craving dumplings a lot these past couple of weeks, so I decided to make these delicious dumplings with prawn and chives fillings. I usually make everything from scratch, including the dumpling wrappers, but with work and university being a little bit busier and crazier than usual, those ready-made wrappers from the Chinese...

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Friday the 13th Muni muni

by noreply@blogger.com (Mei G.) @ I Am the Master of My Destiny

Birth month means taking my annual physical exam, renewing my Google certifications and turning a year older. I'm 31!!!! Honestly, I barely remember my age, unless someone reminds me about it or I need to fill up something and asks for that detail. I'm not ignoring it, truth be told, I've been embracing my tita stage =)).

I was thinking of writing a letter to my younger self as a pre birthday post but I'm in a weird state right now and I just want to freely blog about the struggles and joys in my 30s.

*Money matters!
Five years ago, I had a leap of faith moment when I bought a condo and got a home loan. This made me strict about my finances because I know that every 17th of the month, I need to pay this fixed amount to the bank. It's not easy, I have a constant inner battle between saving for the future and living in the moment! I learned that it's important to save as much as possible because this is the age where it's embarrassing to have debt or to be unprepared for unexpected expenses. In terms of needs vs wants, I learned to invest on experiences rather than things - or that's what I tell myself so that I can keep on travelling.

*Health is wealth
I sincerely miss my fast metabolism, the days when I can eat a lot and remain slim are just memories. I have to exercise and watch what I'm eating, not just to stay slim but to be healthy. It's hard and expensive to be sick and I've read that the way you treat your body has a cumulative effect. What you eat and how much you exercise can contribute to your future state of well being.

* Quality over quantity in relationships
Part of growing up is learning to say no, without the guilt, to people or even activities that doesnt give a positive impact . I can't tolerate miserable or negative people because they can certainly drain you. I like people who are passionate about their career, hobbies or family because they inspire me. I like meaningful relationships and I now make sure to make time for my family and friends who matters. It has to be mutual, I stopped caring to those who won't make an effort. Meanwhile, the same cannot be said in my romantic relationship - it's in progress as of the moment and deserves a separate post. =)))

*Achieve!
Recently, I took the Gallup strengths finder test and my #1 strength is "achiever".  I agree that this drives me to get things done (on the areas that I can control) and I have to live with whisper of discontent. At some point, I decided that I should be growth oriented instead of goal oriented. Although I start my work day by listing my daily goals, it would be healthier if my mindset is working towards growth rather than accomplishing goals. I should also focus on being brilliant on few things rather than being a Jack of all trades.

When I was younger, I dreamt that by the age of 30 I'll be like this and that because that's what society tells us. But I've accepted that its OKAY that I havent figured out everything or that I havent turned out as how I imagined my 30 year old self. There will be times that I'll be sad or hurt about things not going my way but that's part of the whole process. What's important is that I'll choose to be happy and kind to myself every chance that I'll get because the best is yet to come!

Saudi Arabia Tourism to grow over 10% annually

by Thuymi @ Adventure Faktory 🌍 A platform gathering inspiring travel experiences to inspire people to travel more and live abroad.

Following our first trip to Saudi, our interest in the growth of tourism has been quite high! We can’t wait for borders to be open properly and for tourism infrastructures to be set as well...

A dogs life on Phu Quoc Island

by phu quoc @ Phu Quoc

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A Dog's Life on Phu Quoc Island Recently we caught up with “Jimmy“, a cute little dog living on the main island of Phu Quoc, along with his two owners.  The following is an interview from Jimmy's perspective that will offer those of you who are planning on bringing a pet to Phu Quoc some insight from both a local ... Read More

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Pizzeria Roberti in East Orlando

by Ricky Ly of TastyChomps.com @ Tasty Chomps' Orlando Food Blog

Pizzeria Roberti can be found tucked in a small corner on the east side of Orlando, off of Curry Ford and Chicksaw Trail. Here you will find one of the best pizzas in Orlando – from the crispy, tasty house-fermented crust to the house-made mozzarella cheese, Pizzeria Roberti is the real deal. Joseph Roberti, owner and chef of Pizzeria Roberti, takes a lot of pride in his work and it shows through the quality of the food here. Roberti tells us, “Our pizza on the surface is a New York Style Pizza, but underneath it is much more complex than that. In reality it is a combination of Artisan style pizza, Neapolitan style pizza, and traditional New York style pizza.” “Our dough is made from cultivated yeast produced in house similar to the production of artisan sourdough breads (Artisan characteristic). Our sauce is made from San Marzano tomatoes imported from Italy and less than a handful of all fresh ingredients (Neapolitan characteristic). We bake our pies in a traditional bakers pride pizza oven (New York characteristic), but we cook them at a high heat between 550 and 575 degrees Fahrenheit (similar to a Neapolitan characteristic). Our cheese is a combination whole milk and part-skim Grande Mozzarella (New York characteristic).” “Every ingredient of our specialty pies is produced in house. Our specialty slice pies are often garnished to order not unlike a dish coming out of a high end restaurant. And that is just the pizzas. We also have beer, wine, salads (all dressings made in house), subs, appetizers (such as our homemade fresh mozzarella), pastas (all sauces made in house), and vast catering menu. We are off to a great start in developing our concept and look forward to continually evolve as we grow. “As a kid my father used to take me to a local pizza shop a few days a week and the cooks used to teach me little things here and there. By the age of 8 or 9 I made my first slice pie. Fast forward a bit to 14, I was now living in Orlando, Fl, and about to start high school. I was looking to get started in my cooking career and I got my shot at a neighborhood pizzeria & bar. I started as a prep cook, then learned the hot line, then pizza station, and even serving from time to time.” “I liked my job but had ambitions for more, I wanted to pursue a career as a professional chef. As soon as I got my license I took a job on I-drive as a dishwasher in a much bigger and more known restaurant. It was a step backward, but it was also a foot in the door with a successful brand. Fast forward again about 3 years, I worked at few spots around Orlando, most notably the Citrus Club under chef Scott Haegele, and went to culinary school.” “Upon graduating culinary school I decided to go back to New York to learn how to transition from a cook to a chef. I got my shot, this time with accomplished chef Hung Huynh who took me under his wing, trained me, and gave me the exposure and opportunity to work with many great culinarians.” “Fast Forward another 4 years, I’m living in Miami, at this point a chef myself running various kitchens. In 2015 I created a company “Motion Hospitality Group” as a hospitality consulting business, with the intention of one day opening a place of my own. Fast Forward to today where Motion Hospitality Group currently owns and operates its first restaurant concept: “Pizzeria Roberti”.” What are your first childhood food memories? One of my first memories with food was when I was around 5 or 6, my parents weren’t home and my brother was watching me. He must have fallen asleep or something, and I made an apple omelet. The first thing I have ever cooked by my memory. What are some of your favorite dishes at Pizzeria Roberti? My favorite dishes at the pizzeria are the pesto & margherita pizzas, chicken marsala with farfalle pasta, and the pizza dough zeppoles. What do you like to cook for “comfort food” at home with your family? My Favorite thing to eat at home is Mom’s Lasagna. The Sauce “Our pizza sauce consists of a combination of San Marzano tomatoes imported from Italy and all fresh ingredients including fresh herbs and garlic. San Marzano tomatoes are known for their natural sweetness and low acidity.” The Dough “Our dough is made in house with our specially cultivated yeast, which is fermented on premise. This is an important characteristic of our dough because it creates a more robust flavor and the natural fermentation of our dough, makes it healthier and more digestible.” Pizzeria Roberti Address: 2751 S Chickasaw Trail Suite 107, Orlando, FL 32829 https://pizzeriaroberti.com

Shoutout to Simrans!

Shoutout to Simrans!

by Lyra @ Hello Saigon!

They say — “Life begins at…” WHATEVER. Well I thought to myself, it’s better to enjoy my birthday with this unicorn-themed cake now than when I hit 60. What do I know? Is anybody really too old for unicorns and … Continue reading

Secrets Abroad: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Turkey

by thetravelsketch @ The Travel Sketch

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2018 Orlando Food Predictions You Want to Know

by C Major @ Tasty Chomps' Orlando Food Blog

Happy 2018, Food Friends! Can we all agree that glitter and unicorn desserts are so 2017? Well maybe not, but a girl can dream. I caught up with some of Orlando’s coolest chefs to find out what they see coming to a table near you in 2018, and here’s what they had to say. The Verdict: Crazy desserts are out; smaller, savory sweets are in Asian eats are here to stay RIP to unnecessary gluten-free dishes Say hello to veg cuisine, it’s here and it’s not playing HAWKERS Asian Street Fare – Kaleb Harrell  “Ethnic desserts – We are revamping our entire dessert line because we feel customers are ready. Desserts that have a savory edge, are fruit-based, or just have ingredients outside of mainstream will gain popularity as the size of desserts decreases. Today’s customer would rather have a few bites of something amazing to end their meal than a bowl of corn syrup. Savory cocktails – This one has been on the fringe for a while, but I think 2018 is the year for savory cocktails to take hold.  Think meat stocks, dry rub ingredients, and vegetable instead of fruit juices.  Fast and fresh – This is the mecca for market share in lunch business.  A few companies are doing well and expanding quickly, but it’s a race to see who keeps consistency. Virtually every diner is looking for a fast, and ultra fresh lunch option. How many days can you eat a Chick-fil-A salad for lunch? Vinegars and sours – Fermented flavors are gaining more popularity and will continue in the next year. Look for pickling, fermenting, gourmet mustards, and generally bold flavors in small quantities to continue.  Cheese and charcuterie are amazing, but the accoutrements are starting to take center stage.” Black Rooster Taqueria – John Calloway “I think we will see a lot of cauliflower. Gluten-free has reached its peak, so we will see more artisan and/or rustic breads and people milling their own flours. Mexican will still be everywhere, but I believe Indian food is the next big cuisine. Food as medicine will also be a big focus. From all of the juice bars to doctors and nutritionists prescribing specific foods and diets, we’ll be getting back to our roots with the earth healing our bodies.” K Restaurant – Michelle Hulbert “I think there will continue to be interest smaller desserts – that are portion-control friendly. Over-the-top, gigantic desserts will be a thing of the past. The healthier sides of sweets will include more seasonal fruits.  I think in general we will see a larger focus on vegetables as the star and less starch-heavy dishes.” K Restaurant –  Ryan McLaughlin “I think in 2018 we will see a continued movement toward more vegetable-forward dishes, a dedicated focus on limiting food waste, and an even stronger movement within the chef community to support small, sustainable farms that are focused on the ethical treatment of animals.” Tapa Toro – Wendy Lopez  “I see familiar foods becoming more prominent on menus at restaurants. Think pork rinds and hot dogs. They will be reimagined with new ingredients and presentations. I think we’ll start to see lesser-known cuts of meat appear on menus around town – like Vegas strip and Oyster steak. We’ll start to see more family-style dining options at restaurants. At Tapa Toro, we see groups of people passing plates around the table. Why commit to one entree when you could try a little bit of everything?” Pizza Bruno – Bruno Zacchini “I’ll start with pizza! For me, I see Neapolitan pizza still going strong but new styles and types will become the next thing from Detroit squares to Roman thin crusts and artisan slice pies with farm-to-table ingredients. Pizza has so many styles most people have never seen so it’s really wide open. Overall fast casual is going to keep happening and moving forward with counter service places and places focusing on singular dishes done extremely well.  Flavors for me are Middle Eastern, more regional Asian (think Bangrak), and Italian, of course! I also think that in 2018 we’ll continue to see veg-centric cuisine making its way onto more menus.” Valhalla Bakery + Valkyrie Doughnuts – Celine Duvoisin  “I see a bubble bursting of the stuff on stuff on stuff on stuff. (Not that I’m not going to do excessive shit until it dies.) I think that more Asian popularity will happen, I foresee a rise in proper ramen coming to town and possibly Asian desserts. We’ve hit this wall of sugar hell, with no one hitting the less sweet almost savory desserts. Hopefully an end to the gluten-free obsession. My fingers are crossed for more Mediterranean-type places that focus on macro-based foods as fuel instead of insanely over designed places that don’t have the food to seal the deal.” Is this roundup missing something, or are you seeing a trend worth sharing? Comment below and cheers to new year! Snack on, Chauniqua Major, but we’re friends so call me Major! +++

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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Secrets Abroad: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Thailand

by thetravelsketch @ The Travel Sketch

Secrets Abroad is an ongoing series that explores the hidden sides of cultures from around the world. Check out previous editions here. I recently spent two weeks traveling around Thailand, talking with the locals and learning bits here and there about the local culture. Here are the top 10 interesting things I discovered. 1. Hapas […]

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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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Jane’s Bistro: a gem of a restaurant

Jane’s Bistro: a gem of a restaurant

by Lyra @ Hello Saigon!

I am not big on MY birthdays and I dislike doing preps for a celebration unless it’s for my boys. Since my birthday fell on a mid-week and didn’t want to inconvenience my closest friends on the venue. We just … Continue reading

Bistro One Zero Three

Bistro One Zero Three

by acintas @ The Eatvidence Trails

Away from the bustle and hustle of Harbourfront is a cozy little family-run fusion (think French, Middle-Eastern) restaurant that accords …

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Continuing my Bun Bo Hue adventure…

Continuing my Bun Bo Hue adventure…

by Little Red Jenn @ Bun Bo Hue – Little Red Jenn

#6 – Pho Thuan An – This is actually a late post. I ate this last week but didn’t get a chance to sit down and write about it. Pho Thuan An is a tiny little restaurant with (from what I remember) only 5 or 6 tables. The menu was actually quite extensive but I […]

SINGAPORE | Lush Surroundings of Singapore Botanic Gardens

by RJ Abellera @ iWander. iExperience. iKwento

When we stayed at Hotel Jen Tanglin Road, I mentioned to a friend that a UNESCO World Heritage Site is in the neighborhood. A laugh was an instant answer I got with a sarcastic question, “Is that true?” She actually didn’t believe that Singapore has a heritage site, and it’s the only one they have. […]

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Melbourne – The Hardware Société

by Jen @ Sites'n Bites

We fell in love with Melbourne. With great restaurants and cafes a plenty tucked away in alley ways, it was fun to wander around...

LIVE FROM MEREDITH

by LEVINS @ Yo Levins

I played the Meredith Music Festival in Melbourne at the end of last year and some people were mad at my set so I was a bit of a dick to them online and a few people thought that was funny/newsworthy so for a hot December minute I was all over the internet. I finally […]

First Watch rolls out new single-origin coffee nationwide, supporting women growers in Colombia

by Ricky Ly of TastyChomps.com @ Tasty Chomps' Orlando Food Blog

Florida-based breakfast, brunch, and lunch restaurant chain First Watch has recently unrolled a new coffee program, called Project Sunrise, using a new single-origin coffee sourced from women coffee growers in Huila, Colombia. The coffee program helps support a women-led growers organization called Mujeres en Café in Huila, Colombia. Traditionally, the coffee growing industry in Colombia has been male-dominated. Due to the country’s decades-long civil conflict, many women in Huila lost their husbands, brothers and sons and have now taken over the family business. Together, they formed Mujeres en Café and embarked on a mission to create sustainable businesses that elevate the lives of their families and improve conditions in their rural communities. “During our visit to Huila, we met groups of women in several villages who have dedicated their lives to producing great coffee. They are proud of their work and were eager to welcome us into their homes, walk us through their farms and share their stories,” Shane Schaibly, corporate chef and VP of culinary strategy for First Watch, said in an announcement of the new coffee program. “Each year, we serve more than 8 million cups of coffee in our restaurants. Through Project Sunrise, that gives us 8 million incredible opportunities to support these hard-working women and their families in Huila in 2018.” The high-quality beans these women grow and harvest in Huila are exported to the U.S. and roasted by the experts at Royal Cup Coffee in Birmingham, Alabama, exclusively for First Watch. The restaurant company pays a premium for these single-origin beans, which will be relayed back to the women farmers in Huila to help improve their quality of life and help facilitate their operations. Schaibly spent months working with coffee growers and roasters to develop a coffee that would complement the complex dishes, flavors and textures found on the First Watch menu. First Watch’s new Project Sunrise coffee fits the bill – it features a medium body, with hints of cherry, orange, toasted nuts, honey, milk chocolate and caramel, which makes for an ideal complement to First Watch’s variety of fresh breakfast, brunch and lunch dishes. For more information on First Watch’s Project Sunrise, visit blog.firstwatch.com. We were recently invite to try some of the new coffee at First Watch as well as sample some seasonal dishes like the millionaire’s bacon, four slices of hardwood smoked bacon baked with brown sugar, black pepper, cayenne and a maple syrup drizzle, and the cinnamon chip panacake. I enjoyed their new coffee, particularly the rich depth of flavor that complimented the dishes well.

An Unexpected Lesson in Loss

by Barbara @ The Dropout Diaries

Bryony Freestone was young and beautiful, with a contagious smile. She was part of a team of six university students we met during our stay with Marine Conservation Cambodia..

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Over a Weekend

by Marck @ The Marocharim Experiment

I woke up one day with Japan on my mind. The Japanese have a bunch of wonderful words and phrases for everything, but it’s always somehow lost in translation when you experience it here. A quick dinner at a ramen shop, for example, always starts with a chorus of “irasshaimase”—spoken in such a way that […]

Homestay at Dalat

Homestay at Dalat

by Lyra @ Hello Saigon!

For our latest stay in Dalat, we decided to again book through Airbnb. We had a good experience with Cozy House a couple of years ago and wanted to stay there again but it was already fully booked for the … Continue reading

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 […]

Recipe:  Pork Rei-Shabu with Soba

Recipe: Pork Rei-Shabu with Soba

by thehungriestpanda @ The Hungriest Panda

Often when I’m looking for a quick and healthy meal, I reach for soba.  Soba is a Japanese buckwheat noodle that, in addition to being a delicious accompaniment to a variety of dishes, is an amazing superfood as well.  It’s been known to enhance metabolism and even lower cholesterol and blood pressure as well. You can think of it as a healthier alternative to Italian pastas or white rice but almost equally filling. This next recipe I’m sharing with you […]

First Look: Inside Foxtail Coffee’s Foxtail Farmhouse in Winter Park

by Ricky Ly of TastyChomps.com @ Tasty Chomps' Orlando Food Blog

Foxtail Coffee owners have officially announced the grand opening date for Foxtail Farmhouse (Instagram | Website) to be on Saturday, February 10th. Doors will open at 8 a.m.–midnight; more specifically the sliding barn door that connects Foxtail Coffee to the new adjoining Farmhouse space. These will be the set hours for Farmhouse with the connecting door closing off Foxtail Coffee at 10 p.m. daily. The long-awaited expansion aims to bring more seating to the adjacent flagship location of the local coffee shop. In addition to more space, Farmhouse boasts a siphon bar, a silo coffee bean bar, craft cocktails on tap, local bites and four new “experiential” coffee items. Partners Alex Tchekmeian and Iain Yeakle, the brains behind Foxtail Coffee (Facebook | Website) say that the Farmhouse features the world’s largest coffee siphon bar, equipped with 14 individual burners. As a continuation of their existing partnership, DoveCote will manage the majority of their food items, inclusive of vegetarian and vegan-friendly recipes. Next to fresh bites and sandwiches, Farmhouse will feature items from local bakeries, Valhalla and Bluebird Bake Shop as well as Macaw! Foods. Complementing the enhanced menu, guests can also enjoy wines, ciders, and bubbly options, all curated with the help of DoveCote and Courtesy Bar owner, Gene Zimmerman. Zimmerman’s craft cocktail inspirations are in the same spirit of his downtown speakeasy. As for the experiential items, guests can find unique coffee-infused picks like a Shakerado and the Deconstructed Latté. “The Farmhouse closes off completely for private events but still connects to Foxtail Coffee. This allows us to have private events [at the Farmhouse] and still have Foxtail Coffee open.”-Alex Unlike any of their other locations, the Farmhouse will also cater to the after-hours crowd. Directly mirroring the coffee wall will be a wine bar featuring local wines, coffee and wine pairings as well as other specialty cocktails. Foxtail Farmhouse is located next door to sister space Foxtail Coffee at 1282 Orange Avenue in Winter Park [GMap]. Here is a FIRST LOOK inside the gorgeous new Foxtail Farmhouse:    

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by the Blind Cook @ The Blind Cook

You don’t fear what you don’t see. That’s my motto when it comes to why I decided to pick up snowboarding after I lost my vision. I snowboarded for the first time five years ago and have gone on an average of one trip (2 days each) per season. I skipped last season, so when […]

Complete Guide About The Lunch Lady In Saigon - Review & Menu

Complete Guide About The Lunch Lady In Saigon - Review & Menu


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The complete up-to-date guide on Saigon's famous Lunch Lady and her soups, made famous by Anthony Bourdain No Reservations Vietnam episode.

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New tenant Tori Tori coming summer 2018 to Orlando’s Mills 50 District

by Ricky Ly of TastyChomps.com @ Tasty Chomps' Orlando Food Blog

Updated 1/29/2018 TORI TORI will be a japanese pub opening in the Mills50 district at 720 N. Mills Avenue this summer. It will be a sister concept to DOMU and created by Sonny Nguyen (chef/owner of DOMU) with partner Johnny Tung. This concept will be part of the “DOMU Dynasty” also coined as the “Double-D Group” which will be the umbrella for all of Nguyen’s current and future concepts. “With much success and recognition of DOMU over the past year, I felt like I had to do more for our city to really put us on the map. I felt like there was a missing piece that I think the people of our city deserve to experience and is growing popularity in major cities around the country. What we’re creating is a staple to everyday Japanese culture and bringing a piece of that to Orlando. With the same mindset that was set forward for DOMU, expect the concept to come from “me” and to pack an edge of going against the grain. Meaning, that every detail will be curated from the design, to what we offer, and how we offer it. We will be sticking to true Japanese roots but will have my modern take on a lot of things.” More details will be released on the concept as time permits but in the meantime follow them on Facebook and Instagram @ToriToriPub ————————————— Spotted at the long vacant 4200 SF building located between King Bao and Pho 88 on Mills Avenue hangs a new banner stating simply “Tori Tori – Coming Summer 2018”. The location of 720 N Mills Ave Orlando, Florida was most recently home to Trung My Asian Market but has sat vacant for many years now. Little detail is known, but watch this space for more news soon.

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“Food is essential to life, therefore make it good.” – S. Truett Cathy, founder of Chick-Fil-A, and inventor of the chicken sandwich If it’s not obvious already, my husband and I love food.  When we sit down for breakfast, we ponder what’s for lunch.  When we’re eating lunch, we debate what to eat for dinner. And in the midst of dinner, we start game planning what we’ll eat tomorrow.  Is that weird or wrong?  Well, good food makes me happy, […]

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