Cafe-hopping is one of the things that I do a lot whenever I am in Seoul. I usually make repeat visits to some favourites (Namusairo and Coffee Lab) and check out one or two new places. Some of their themed
The goma ice cream served by Gomaya Yuki is the best that I have eaten to-date. Smooth and creamy with very intense sesame flavours. On the shop’s recommendation, I ordered a scoop the Triple Rich black and a scoop of
Offal. Tripe. Horumon. Gopchang. Kway chap. I simply love eating offal. I haven’t come across an offal dish that I don’t enjoy. Take me to a Korean BBQ and I will be ordering the beef intestines instead of meat. In
Ristorante 245 Gion in Kyoto is one of the best recommendations given by the owner of the boutique hotel that we usually stay at in Kyoto. The restaurant serves Japanese-Italian food using plenty of fresh seasonal Japanese ingredients. They serve
Kagari Sapporo was the best accidental find during our trip to Hokkaido last year. I have always wanted to try the famous Kagari chicken paitan ramen in Tokyo but never managed to do so before the shop moved out of
The ubiquitous kimchi jigae can easily be found in most eateries in Seoul. It is such comfort food especially in cold weather. The stew’s savoury-tart flavour is very appetising – my favourite way to eat the dish is to mix
One of the things that I like to do in Japan is to visit a special Starbucks property if there is one. Starbucks Kyoto Ninenzaka is one outlet that has been on my bucket list for a long while. I
I have been seeing photos of the beef version of tonkatsu from Gyukatsu Motomura floating around on Instagram for the longest time but was never convinced to give gyukatsu a try. I like tonkatsu but the idea of deep-fried beef
We went to Hokkaido in late August. It was too late to see the sunflowers and lavender fields but we managed to catch other flowers in full bloom at the Shinsai No Oka flower fields in Biei. Shinsai No Oka
One of the things that I really wanted to eat in Sapporo was ‘soup curry’. I tried Samy’s Soup Curry in Downtown Gallery once and really liked it. So I was very keen to try the authentic version in Sapporo.
Flippers Pancakes has for the longest time been an item on my ‘want to eat’ list in Tokyo. Never managed to try it in all my previous visits because I hear that the queue to get in is quite long.
We were taking an early morning walk around the alleys near Kiyomizu in Ninenzaka and came across an outlet of Inoda Coffee. I enjoy visiting Japanese kissatens with their old-world charm. Despite having just had breakfast at Hotel Mume, I
Taiwanese oyster meesua is one of my favourite things to eat. During my earliest visits to Taipei, I ate a bowl of oyster meesua every day from Taipei’s well-known Ah Zong brand. Back then, I only knew of Ah Zong