Nagasaki is well-known for champon and Castella cake. Unfortunately, I did not get to try either when I was there ‘cos I ran out of time and tummy space. What I did try was the chawanmushi at Yosso, a restaurant that has
Known as ‘chirin chirin ice cream’, this delicious sorbet-like ice cream in a cone is sold at ice-cream carts located at tourist attractions around the city. The ice-cream seller would usually shape the ice-cream into a pretty rose design. I bought my
When I was researching what to eat in Fukuoka, one of the things that kept popping up was ‘motsunabe‘, or cow’s intestines hotpot, a Fukuoka delicacy. I love eating offal (tripe being at the top of my beef offal list)
Ever since I read Ekiben Hitoritabi, the food manga about a train enthusiast who went travelling around Japan to eat the various bentos sold at Japanese train stations, I have been wanting to do an ekiben trip myself someday.
I love red bean soup. When I was a kid, red bean soup made a regular appearance at home during the weekends. My mom liked to serve this dessert because it is easy to prepare, tasty and the ingredients are
Yesterday, I had coffee and cake with my cousin at a Ciel Patissierie, a bakery tucked in a housing estate at Lor Ah Soo which offers pastries that are very good value for money. We ordered the lemon meringue tart
No matter how much I love Japanese food, I start craving for spicy food after a while. I cannot go without my regular chili fix. The sort that burns my mouth and stomach, and makes me perspire so much that
Although Fukuoka is famous for its tonkotsu ramen, the most memorable noodles that I ate during my stay in Fukuoka was this delicious udon from a shop called Karo no Udon, located on Kokutai Road. A chef-friend recommended this udon
It took me four visits before I managed to eat a bowl of beef noodles from this stall run by a middle-aged Hainanese lady (not the one in the photograph above) at a corner coffeeshop at Tai Thong Crescent. I
I found a new thing to do, and that is making yoghurt. I love eating yoghurt, especially Greek yoghurt with honey and granola. But eating store-bought yoghurt regularly costs quite a bit of money, so I thought about making it.
It is so much easier for me to eat better when I am not working. I have the time and energy to prepare vegetable and fruit smoothies for breakfast, or whenever I feel hungry during the day. I eat lesser
Now that I am not working, my form of retail therapy is visiting the wet market and supermarket several times a week. I don’t have to jostle with the crowds during the weekdays, which allows me plenty of opportunity to
I am very fond of fruit tarts. My earliest memories of fruit tarts are the ones sold in Delifrance. I ate these tarts very often when I was in junior college, at a time when a tart costs $1.80.