If I had to recommend one place in Japan that one should visit, it will be Shirakawago. A UNESCO heritage site, the scenery here is stunning, with architecture that is quite unlike anything else that I have seen in Japan. Shirakawago is
Cherry blossoms at Nakameguro-kawa. It is an excellent place to view the beautiful cherry blossoms. We walked along both sides of the river, filled with quaint and charming boutiques and cafes. What lucky residents to be living in those apartments overlooking
If you are a big fan of oyakodon and you happen to be in Tokyo, you should give Tamahide a try. I read that this famous restaurant in Ningyocho, founded in 1760 (or thereabouts), is the birthplace of oyakodon. What
One of the main drivers for us ending our Japan trip in Tokyo was to eat teppanyaki at Hakushu and tempura at Tenmasa. We enjoyed ourselves so much at both places on our last trip several years ago, and a repeat visit
My usual coffee-hunting trail led me to Itaewon this time. I have not been to this part of the city before, brimming with restaurants serving foreign food. If you crave for Turkish food like kebabs, or Mexican food like nachos,
Update: Omotesando Koffee has closed its doors and is now operating as Toranomon Koffee at Toranomon Hills. We checked out Omotesando Koffee – reputed to be one of the best coffee shops in Tokyo – on our first evening in
Last month, we went on a 4-day getaway to Bangkok with another couple friends of ours. It was the husband’s birthday that week and the trip was some sort of an extended celebration. An excuse to indulge, really. We had
I usually hang around the Hongdae area that is closer to the Hongik University subway station. That’s where I go to eat my favorite churros at Churro101, or have an expresso at Coffee Lab. This time, I wandered around on
I finally got around to visiting Fell + Cole, after hearing good reviews about their ice-cream. I had some trouble locating the store in Hongdae, not realizing that it was closer to the Sangsu subway station then the Hongdae subway station.
I was writing posts of my Japan trip in sequential order. Then I got a little bored with doing so, became distracted with doing a bunch of other stuff, and now I am trying to get back to finishing up
I enjoy Korean food too much to eat anything else whenever I am in Seoul. I was shopping at Comme des Garcons when it started to rain, and I was trapped in the beautiful six-storey glass-steel building without an umbrella.
I was wandering around Hongdae looking for the Fell + Cole ice-cream parlor, when I spotted this traditional-looking cafe in front of a large open-air carpark. Looking at the menu that was displayed outside the cafe, the place specializes in
There is just so much shopping, eating and drinking that I can do in one day when I am in Seoul. In the evenings, I like to watch a musical in one of the theaters in the city. (No late-night