Category: Eats

Hong Kong 2018

Hello again, Wan Chai  Wan Chai 灣仔 is like an old friend – one I always visit whenever I am in Hong Kong. Wan Chai’s appeal is multifold. It is far from the maddening crowds of Central yet not too estranged from all the action. Stay options are […]

All the ‘Men’ We Ate in Kyushu

Can’t last a day without Men (麺) When in Japan, you can’t not eat ‘men’. There are all kinds of men in Japan. Ramen. Soba. Udon. Instant. Bespoke. Have them hot, in boiled savoury soup, or eat them cold/dry, dipping them in sauce/soup. Or fried – with vegetables/meat/seafood. Recently, […]

Tokyo Food Diary – Mar/Apr 2017

So we were back again in Tokyo, trying to catch sakuras this time. But the most detailed of plans was derailed by a major factor which we had completely overlooked: the weather. With the temperature plunging to a chilly 4 degrees (and the rain!), the buds refused to stir […]

Japan Food Diary – Tokyo Part 2

Dessert Japanese matcha ie powdered green tea. The tea is slightly bitter but the Wagashi (Japanese traditional sweet) 和菓子 that accompanies it counters the bitterness of the tea perfectly; and the Wagashi is invariably exquisite and of course, delicious on its own. At times I pause and wonder […]

Japan Food Diary – Tokyo Part 1

Osaka may be the kitchen of Japan but Tokyo is the true mecca for foodies. As a friend once quipped: you can’t find lousy food in Tokyo even if you tried. That is, unless you are really unlucky or lazy. Then you may find yourself chomping down mediocre […]