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Never Far from Fruit

Never Far from Fruit


AFAR Media

The thing I love most about traveling (and living) in the tropics, is that you are never far from finding good tropical fruit. Such was the case on this afternoon as we walked to the bakery. A woman had staked out the sidewalk next to the shop to to sell her guava.We made a point to try nearly e...

Discover: Cranbrook

by @ Wikitravel

If you visit Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada and crave a dinner of alligator meat, you can get it at K's Amazon Eatery -- even though the Amazon and its gators are thousands of miles away.

Discover: Saudi Arabia

by @ Wikitravel

In Saudi Arabia, you can try authentic apple-flavored Budweiser. (Non-alcoholic, of course.)

Get Off the Beaten Track in Hue, Vietnam

by Phuong Thuy @ The Christina's Blog

Located on the bank of Perfume River, this city is the capital of Thua Thien Hue province, 700 kilometers to the south of Hanoi. Although you can visit Hue at any time of the year, the most charming season is surely from March to August, especially March through April when the temperature is at its […]

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Where to eat on the way to Dalat?

Where to eat on the way to Dalat?

by Lyra @ Hello Saigon!

We ended 2017 with a road trip to Dalat to celebrate the start of the year 2018. Kinda weird writing that sentence. So anyhoo, it’s not our first trip to Dalat but we’ve always been clueless as to where we … Continue reading

Discover: Savannah

by @ Wikitravel

Chippewa Square in Savannah, Georgia was the site of the bus stop in the movie Forrest Gump, but don't look for the famous bench; it was just a prop.

Adventures in Lake Toba

by Dara @ Up & Adrift

A video montage of the short trip in Samosir, Lake Toba!  

South Korea’s Santorini

by undergrounderground @ Up & Adrift

If you only have 1 day to spare in Busan, the one place you should totally check out is Gamcheon Culture Village. Only about 1.5 hours away from Haeundae (Busan’s main tourism district), Gamcheon...

Chaise Beige Salle A Manger

by admin @ theedtechplace.info

chaise beige salle a manger lot de 6 chaises gaya capitonnaces en tissu beige. . . . . . . . . . . .…

But Cuisine

by admin @ theedtechplace.info

but cuisine 10 cuisinistes au banc dessai. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Guide to Route 40's Korean cafes

Guide to Route 40's Korean cafes


Howard County Times

Itching to satisfy a coffee craving or satiate that sweet tooth? Try something a little different at one of Ellicott City’s Korean cafes.

{Klang Valley} Tous Les Jours @ Bukit Bintang - Being Antventurous

{Klang Valley} Tous Les Jours @ Bukit Bintang - Being Antventurous


Being Antventurous

Tous Les Jours (pronounced as too lay joo) a Korean-owned bakery franchise is located at the heart of Kuala Lumpur or more precisely, basement of WOLO Hotel

PSK Christmas Promo

PSK Christmas Promo

by Lyra @ Hello Saigon!

I can’t recommend enough the use of Essential Oils and how it has helped in the overall wellness of our family. I really started out as a skeptic and even in my oily journey, I really check, double-check things because … Continue reading

A Foodie’s Guide to Hue, Vietnam

by Phuc Nguyen @ The Christina's Blog

Come to Hue and Eat like a Local Hue City is the old capital of Vietnam. Despite its location – next to Da Nang – the new economic center, Hue is calm and peaceful in a unique way. If you want to have a truly relaxing travel experience, Hue is definitely the city you must […]

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How to get to Jinshanling (Great Wall) from Beijing

by Dara @ Up & Adrift

Seeing the Great Wall is epic, but not as epic if you’re on a crowded tour group with hoards of chinese tourists, or if you’re walking on sections of the wall that are overcrowded...

The bike journey from Samosir to Tele

by Dara @ Up & Adrift

Many have boasted about the beauty of lake Toba, the geographical wonder of the supervolcano crater, the surreal experience of a certain magical fungi. I took the bait and headed out to Medan to see...

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

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

[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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Discovering Sapa: A Comprehensive Guide to Visiting Vietnam’s Northern Hill Station

by Juliana Hahn @ The Christina's Blog

Sapa is famous for its beautiful landscapes full of verdant rice paddies, rolling hills, Vietnam’s highest mountain, and hidden trails in overgrown valleys. While the idea of coming here for a trek far off from the noise and pollution of the big cities inspires wanderlust, organizing it all can be a bit daunting, especially for […]

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Vegetarian in Vietnam - How to Survive as a Vegetarian in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon, Vietnam) ?

Vegetarian in Vietnam - How to Survive as a Vegetarian in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon, Vietnam) ?


A Visit in Saigon

Very easy. You may be surprised but Saigon is a good city for Vegetarians. It is much more vegetarian friendly than Bangkok in Thailand. By the way, I am a Vegetarian myself, you can visit my Vegetarian page. The word in Vietnamese for Vegetarian is “Chay”. Món Chay is “Vegetarian food”. Look at the following picture. … Continue reading How to Survive as a Vegetarian in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam) ? →

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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Wat Rong Khun or Atlantis Mirage?

by undergrounderground @ Up & Adrift

Wat Rong Khun is the famous white temple Chiang Rai is known for. But the truth is, it isn’t really a temple. Its an art exhibit privately owned by the artist Chalermchai Kositpipat, who...

5 Signs Your Training Efforts Are Failing

by AsiaLIFE @ AsiaLIFE Vietnam

We have again gone full circle… a new year has started… what does 2018 hold for you? Is this going to be the year you ...

Where’s Wallis? Kangaroo Island, South Australia

Where’s Wallis? Kangaroo Island, South Australia

by Caitlin Wallis @ Where's Wallis?

Where we stayed: – Penneshaw, AirBnB, $150/night – Postman’s Cottage, Rocky River, Flinders Chase National Park, $75/night – Woodward Hut, Cape Borda, $72/night Where we ate: – Sunset food and wine, 6 course degustation $89pp – Multiple homemade picnics/platters due to a lack of shops! What we did: – Seal Bay – Vivonne Bay – […]

Discover: Havana

by @ Wikitravel

For an "authentic" experience in getting around Havana via public transportation, try El Camello, a split-level bus pulled by a semi-truck, and resembling a 2-humped camel.

Discover: Lubbock

by @ Wikitravel

Among the objects on display at the Buddy Holly Center in Lubbock, Texas, memorializing the city's favorite son, is a giant-size replica of the rocker's trademark glasses.

Cali and the coffee zone

by Juanka @ PilotFish Traveling around the world

After almost ten months of travel, we are happy to come to my home country of Colombia. I am extremely happy to finally be in many places I haven’t been in Colombia and visit my family. It’s nice to see familiar faces after such a long time of travel. We decided to start at the bottom of the country with Cali. This city is the capital of the Colombian salsa, city of many typical dishes like Sancocho de gallina (hen soup), almojabanas y pandebono. Cali is the city known as forever spring, since the weather always feels as spring or

Beijing to Mongolia (UlaanBataar) overland

by Dara @ Up & Adrift

The journey to UlaanBataar from Beijing can be done in many ways. The local way”, is much more cost efficient but takes a longer time. But judging that you actually save quite a lot...

Discover: Kanab

by @ Wikitravel

When eating at Houston's restaurant in Kanab, Utah, tip the servers well; they pack pistols, although it's just for show -- allegedly.

{Ho Chi Minh City} The Cafe Apartment

by Constance Ann @ Being Antventurous

The Cafe Apartment was the sole reason why we’re returning to Vietnam once again! last year we visited Hanoi (which i have yet to blog *shifty eyes*) and this time we’re back exploring the south – Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC)! The Cafe Apartment is a 9-storey building which used to be an old apartment housed… Read More {Ho Chi Minh City} The Cafe Apartment

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Tous Les Jours -- Hai Ba Trung

Tous Les Jours -- Hai Ba Trung


TNH

The HBT branch of the Korean-owned, French-themed bakery chain which sells everything from pizza to sandwiches and cake.

バンザイ!

by Dara @ Up & Adrift

Nihon in the spring of 2016 Tokyo – Takayama – Shirakawago – Kyoto – Osaka

Smoked salmon plate – Escena Lounge & Grill

Smoked salmon plate – Escena Lounge & Grill

by vicentesf @ Vittle Monster

Cream cheese, tomato, red onions, capers, bagel. $14 Escena Lounge & Grill, Palm Springs CA There was a lot of salmon on this plate. I couldn’t eat most of it. I wish the bagel was better though. It was really … Continue reading

Tous Les Jours - KL Magazine

Tous Les Jours - KL Magazine


kuala-lumpur.ws

Notification: the restaurant is permanently closedTous Les Jours, a French-Korean bakery, first opened its doors in late June 2013, much to the delight of its fans who might have come across it overseas (“Oh look, it’s that bakery I tried in Seoul!”), occupying a

Shark fin dumplings – Good Mong Kok Bakery

Shark fin dumplings – Good Mong Kok Bakery

by vicentesf @ Vittle Monster

Good Mong Kok Bakery, San Francisco CA Mmm, these dumplings were really tasty and hearty. I don’t think there are actually any shark fin in the dumplings since its illegal in California.

Where’s Wallis? (Almost) Ballooning in Bagan, Myanmar

Where’s Wallis? (Almost) Ballooning in Bagan, Myanmar

by Caitlin Wallis @ Where's Wallis?

I’m not going to lie, I came to Bagan for the hot air ballooning. I left being so glad that I came, despite the fact we didn’t fly, more details of what else I did in Bagan in a post to follow…. When I first saw a photo of dozens of balloons at dawn floating […]

2017 In Review

by Constance Ann @ Being Antventurous

hallo Anteaders! *wipe cobweb* i have failed to keep up with blogging. in fact, i have been posting sparingly on all social media platforms. i’m trying to live the moment, instead of posting instantly. there’s a rule among us, no phone once all food is served. when it’s time to eat, we enjoy the food… Read More 2017 In Review

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Another dull shopping mall

by Joe Buckley @ The 10 latest reviews on HCMC.COM

I’ve basically summed it up already. Parkson is just another dull shopping mall, full of people who have attached a large part of their identity to their consumerism. And people who think that buying lots of stuff makes them happy. And people who like to flash their cash with gaudy and kitschy jewellery, clothes and make-up of questionable taste.

This is where independence comes to die. An overly-clean place full of characterless tiles and characterless shoppers, shopping for characterless brands, such as Marc Jacobs, Lacoste, Calvin Klein, and lots of others with forgettable names that I’d never heard of before. Although if I said that while I was in the place I would probably have been branded a heretic.

There’s not too much fun anyone can have in this place, especially if you’re doing your best to hold back tears as you look around and realise just how hegemonic corporate late capitalism can be.

Despite all this, it’s got a great bowling alley. So if you want to do some ten pin bowling, go there. If you don’t, never ever step food inside the place. Unless, of course, you’re a completely vacuous person who just wants to buy more stuff.

Discover: Japan

by @ Wikitravel

Good things come in threes — and in Japan, the list includes views, castles, gardens, mountains, hot springs and giant Buddha statues.

Where’s Wallis? At the Pointy End of an Emirates A380

Where’s Wallis? At the Pointy End of an Emirates A380

by Caitlin Wallis @ Where's Wallis?

What: Emirates A380 First Class Sydney – Bangkok How much: 90,000 Qantas points + $350 (face value $5000) My only experience of luxury air travel to date has been a couple of 1hr BA business class flights between London and Zurich when I was working on a project over there. The only differentiators between business […]

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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Zoom With A View

by Charles Snowdon @ The 10 latest reviews on HCMC.COM

Zoom has been a haunt of mine for years & has been the venue for many reunions. I have a personal fondness for the place but shall remain impartial for the sake of a beneficial review.

Set on a busy corner near Bùi Viện, Zoom does suffer from road noise & a fairly steady flow of hawkers which can at times become testing. However, the well selected music which is played at an appropriate volume does well to counteract the traffic din. In addition the staff here are always friendly & seem to be very content in their roles as Zoom staff.

When eating here, I usually go for a burger as they are consistently good & from 115,000đ with a free beer, the price is certainly competitive. The menu is broad with everything from Mexican to all day breakfasts. I have never been disappointed with the servings here & am yet to meet anybody that has been.

It is also worth noting that there is a happy hour from 7pm to 10pm when Huda or Saigon Green beers are a mere 10,000đ. After 10pm further offers are available. The owner of Zoom also conducts Vespa tours which has proved to be very popular with tourists visiting Saigon. The appreciation for Vespa is further proven by nostalgic Vespa items adorning the walls.

Zoom gets 4 stars, really I cannot fault any aspect here, it’s a shame that there is no longer outdoor seating but that is something that is certainly beyond the bars control. I recommended a visit for an evening drink or meal whilst enjoying decent music and watching the, at times, frenzied traffic.

Saigon – Ho Chi Minh City | - PilotFish Traveling around the world

Saigon – Ho Chi Minh City | - PilotFish Traveling around the world


PilotFish Traveling around the world

Hello Saigon ! We have arrived in the exciting city of Ho Chi Minh City, one of the largest city in South Vietnam. It is not only a big city but a city of history. Vietnam has a heavy past with the war between the north and south of Vietnam that lasted 20 years! South Vietnam was a capitalist and anti-communist state which fought against the communist North Vietnam and Viet Cong from 1955 to 1975, with the help of the United States and other countries. On 30 April 1975, Saigon fell and the war ended with a communist victory. After that, Saigon has been renamed Ho Chi Minh City in honor of Mr Ho Chi Minh who was a vietnamese Communist revolutionary leader and prime minister and president of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. He had an important impact in the foundation of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. The city has its memorial war museum (War Remnants Museum) and we could know a little bit more about what happened during the Vietnam war specially with the implication of the

5 Best Shopping Malls in Ho Chi Minh City - Saigon’s Most Popular Shopping Malls

5 Best Shopping Malls in Ho Chi Minh City - Saigon’s Most Popular Shopping Malls


vietnam-guide.com

Shopping malls in Ho Chi Minh City are the best places to be (after its vibrant street markets) for a satisfying shopping experience during your holiday. Easily accessible on foot or cyclo, these shopping malls are also conveniently located near five-star hotels and popular landmarks such as Notre

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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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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Discover: Clipperton Island

by @ Wikitravel

If you somehow find yourself visiting Clipperton Island and lack things to do (understandably), try running around the island and timing yourself; the record circumnavigation time is one hour and 17 minutes.

Discover: Fukuoka

by @ Wikitravel

A bullet train ride on the Hakata-Minami Line in Fukuoka, Japan costs just ¥290 (under US$3). Alas, the end-to-end trip lasts just ten minutes.

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

Getting Around in Hue, Vietnam

by Phuc Nguyen @ The Christina's Blog

Hue is the famous Imperial city of Central Vietnam, the throne of the Nguyen Dynasty from 1802 to 1945. Old and tranquil, Hue is frozen in time, standing amongst the remnants of a once glorious Asian empire. Because of this, getting around Hue is intriguing with many options available, and sights to see. A major […]

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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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The 7 most used apps during our world trip

by Juanka @ PilotFish Traveling around the world

Ready to take on the road for a while? Don’t know what you’ll need to have in your phone for your adventures? The same way we felt before departing in our one year adventure around the world. Although, sometimes it’s fun to see where the road takes you without any technology, a lot of times it’s good to have the information in the palm of your hands. Here are the apps we used the most during our travels, some of them we learned about them while on the road, others took some research and trying them in order to find

Chicken flauta – Tropisueno

Chicken flauta – Tropisueno

by vicentesf @ Vittle Monster

Salsa verde, queso fresco, sour cream. $3.50 Tropisueno, San Francisco CA This was a yummy lil bite was really tasty! There wasn’t much of the flauta, but I think the toppings and lettuce help make up for it.

Day trip to Chichen Itza

by undergrounderground @ Up & Adrift

‘Chichen Itza. Chicken Pizza.’ The tour guide was funny, teasing us to make sure we payed attention to what he was saying about one of the new seven world wonders. We were outside the...

Discover: Jakar

by @ Wikitravel

A cypress tree outside Kurje Lhakhang monastery in Jakar, Bhutan is claimed to have grown from Guru Rinpoche's walking stick.

Orlando, more than just theme parks

by Juanka @ PilotFish Traveling around the world

There are now more than 2 million people who call Orlando their home, and it’s growing. I started calling this city my home about 16 years ago when I moved here with my mom. The first thought I had was that Orlando is probably just a complement to Disney World and nothing else. However, I realized that it had a lot more to offer. From Winter Park and Park Ave to the thousands of lakes and parks around, the city has a lot to give. The best thing about living in Florida is that the weather is warm almost all

A peaceful park

by Charles Snowdon @ The 10 latest reviews on HCMC.COM

Tân Cảng Park is located in Bình Thạnh District, not far from District 2. It is within fairly reach of Thảo Điền Pearl Building so it is an ideal respite for residents living there.

On approaching the park, I was struck firstly by the quietness of the area then by the abundance of bright flowers. The park is not far from a main road but it does not overly suffer from the constant hum of the traffic. It is also bordered by the Saigon River. In addition to the masses of beautiful flowers, there are tennis courts, tables & ‘huts’ that I presume are used for cooking & serving food. They are quite ingenious looking & would not be out of place on a tropical island. The eating area & general layout suggest that this is a popular spot for wedding receptions and the setting for wedding photographs. Indeed the trees & flowers would undoubtedly provide a lovely back drop for a memorable occasion.

The palm trees, greenery & water features all tended to by devoted gardeners make this a peaceful place that is well worth a visit. This is the type of park that is ideal for laying back & diving into a good book, the tranquillity & lovely grounds will surely enable even the most stressed person to unwind.

Due to its location I would not make a special trip, however if passing by, it certainly deserves a stop & a meander. Five stars for Tân Cảng Park & next time I shall return with a book & a picnic.

 

Counter Culture burger – Blackbook

Counter Culture burger – Blackbook

by vicentesf @ Vittle Monster

Stuffed with Kraft American cheese, more American cheese, applewood bacon, iceberg lettuce, pickle, hickory sauce, buttered bun. $13 Blackbook, Palm Springs CA This burger was tasty, but I was expecting it to be bigger. The stuffed patty was nice and … Continue reading

Chaises De Salle A Manger Fly

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Farmer’s Cobb salad – Remlinger Farms

Farmer’s Cobb salad – Remlinger Farms

by vicentesf @ Vittle Monster

Chicken salad, boiled egg, blue cheese, bacon, tomato, black olives, cucumber. $8.95 Remlinger Farms, Carnation WA This salad was very basic, and not that good. The ingredients were prolly low quality and the chicken salad was pretty bland. Hmm…

Table Salle A Manger Blanche Design

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A Tavern for lamb

by Charles Snowdon @ The 10 latest reviews on HCMC.COM

A Sunday roast is a tradition in the UK & as it had been so long since I had partaken in such a great ritual, I decided to seek out the best for a Sunday roast. The suggestion that kept coming forth was The Tavern in district 7.

As usual, Sunday arrived & off we went to The Tavern for the anticipated roast dinner sensation. On arrival I was informed that today’s roast was lamb for 245,000đ. Without hesitation, my order was placed & my friend ordered the all-day breakfast.

After about 20 minutes 2 large plates crammed with steaming grub arrived at our table. My roast was more than substantial & smelt like a Sunday at home in the UK. The plate was covered with lamb, roast & mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables & a Yorkshire pudding. Mint sauce & gravy were the side-kicks for this dish of splendour.

Not to be out done, the breakfast was also vast with eggs, beans, sausages, hash browns, mushrooms, bacon, toast & butter. At a price of 155,000đ, this is without a shadow of doubt the best I have set eyes on in Asia.

Taste wise, the roast was exactly as it should be with everything properly cooked & served at just the right temperature, a truly pleasing roast that would not be out of place in London’s finest pubs. My only gripe is that the Yorkshire pudding was a rather heavy consistency, this has to be due to the available ingredients in Vietnam. The breakfast was faultless, I sampled some & can vouch for my friends testimonial.

So 4 well earned stars for The Tavern, highly recommended & I shall return in the not too distant future.

Exploring Saigon

Exploring Saigon

by Lyra @ Hello Saigon!

So this morning as the car I was on passed by the Tourist Information Center by the river, I thought to myself what it would be like to work in that center. How much information should they know and would … Continue reading

Tous les jours

Tous les jours


Hello Saigon!

One of the things I love in Saigon is its bakeries.  You’ll never run out of bakeries to buy yummy delights. One of my favorites is Tous les jours. I haven’t tasted a bread from this ba…

Mr R Drinks 雨田先生手冲饮品吧 – Instagrammable Fox And Rose Milk Tea, At Zhongxiao East Road Taipei

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[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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{Melaka} Ramadhan Buffet @ Equatorial Hotel

by Constance Ann @ Being Antventurous

the Holy Month of Ramadhan is right at the corner and the culinary team at Resthouse Cafe, Equatorial Hotel has curated a wide selection of Ramadhan buffet menu which features rich Malaysian and Middle Eastern available between 7 – 10.30pm from May 27th – June 24th 2017. at only RM 95 nett (adult) | RM… Read More {Melaka} Ramadhan Buffet @ Equatorial Hotel

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Table Salle A Manger Modulable

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{Malacca} 486 Baba Low

by Constance Ann @ Being Antventurous

hallo Anteaders! gong hei fatt choy! i hope this Fire Rooster (turkey?) year be kind to all of us. good health good career good relationship good eberything XD. and here’s first post in 2017 on Being Antventurous! yesh i changed the blog name. cos AntzWorLd sounded too juvenile and now that I am an adult… Read More {Malacca} 486 Baba Low

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Thai One On pizza – Zeeks Pizza

Thai One On pizza – Zeeks Pizza

by vicentesf @ Vittle Monster

Chicken, bean sprouts, carrots, cilantro, mozzarella, Zeeks peanut sauce, olive oil glaze. Zeeks Pizza, Lynnwood WA This pizza was certainly creative, but I’m not sure it was for me. It was really weird to have all that Thai flavor and … Continue reading

Where’s Wallis? Glamping in Gundagai

Where’s Wallis? Glamping in Gundagai

by Caitlin Wallis @ Where's Wallis?

A desire to escape and switch off from our busy lives, whilst retaining the comforts and luxuries of home has led to a meteoric rise in the popularity of ‘glamping’. Some recent glamps and weekend escapes that I’ve come across in Australia and NZ: Bubbletents: transparent tents set over the world’s second largest canyon at […]

Discover: Saudi Arabia

by @ Wikitravel

Don't look for nightlife in Saudi Arabia: alcohol, dancing, movies and mingling with the opposite sex are all prohibited.

Terrific Asian-fusion

by Ouassini Fertas @ The 10 latest reviews on HCMC.COM

Located right in the center of the city, Aura is a new restaurant that specializes in Asian fusion food. Opened by the owner of the well-known (and by the way excellent) Ciao Bella and Saffron, Aura has some prestigious older sisters to make proud! So, let me tell you that my expectations were high…

From the moment we entered there we knew we would be well taken care of. The very welcoming staff offered us a complementary glass of sparkling wine and appetizers while waiting for our other friends, which I truly appreciated as a good customer service is not common in Saigon…

The menu is appetizing and you would probably not find anything alike elsewhere in the city. Actually I had the feeling I could not really make a wrong choice… However, on the manager advice I chose a Salmon tartar and a five-spice Salmon while my friends ordered other house’s specialties. From the starters to the mains including drinks, not a single thing went bad, everything was perfect! Even more, they managed to surprise me with a mix of tastes I had never experienced before.

Aura has all the ingredients to become a star on Saigon dinner’s stage and hopefully I will be lucky enough to eat there one more time before coming back to France for a few months. At least it will surely be the first restaurant I will go to when I come back.

Work

by Constance Ann @ Being Antventurous

i hardly talk about work at social media because we follow each other on Facebook and Instagram. but today, nope, i’m not going to rant or what, just being thankful. for great colleagues and great suppliers/partners/gov officers we work with. they’re always they whenever i need them. thank you.   (38)

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One more month to go

by Lydie @ PilotFish Traveling around the world

We honestly don’t really realize it but our trip is slowly going towards the end..! It feels almost unreal. We still have 1 more month to go through Buenos Aires, London, Barcelona but at the same many questions come  in our mind such as “Are we going to be able to live normally again? What next? and Where? and How?.. And at the same time we try to enjoy every single moment of this trip without stressing about the unknown. A year ago we were actively planning every aspect of the trip and here we are in Buenos Aires before

Discover: Santa Fe

by @ Wikitravel

In the celebrated art colony of Santa Fe, New Mexico, you can of course get paintings of the scenery of the southwestern United States, but did you know you can also get original paintings of Daffy Duck and Wile E. Coyote?

Lobster roll eggs benedict – Eight4Nine

Lobster roll eggs benedict – Eight4Nine

by vicentesf @ Vittle Monster

Maine lobster, two farm eggs, green goddess hollandaise. $22 Eight4Nine, Palm Springs CA Mmm, this lobster benedict was delicious! I love the large pieces of lobster and the green goddess hollandiase sauce was very tasty.

Com tho ga – claypot chicken rice

by AsiaLIFE @ AsiaLIFE Vietnam

According to the worldwide web, cooking in unglazed pots has been around since Roman times, or 27BC. Cooking rice in claypots is also thousands of ...

Discover: Takaoka

by @ Wikitravel

On your way from Takaoka to the Vladivostok ferry? Take a look out the window: the name of the Himi train line means Ice-Watching.

Olive focaccia round – Arizmendi Bakery

Olive focaccia round – Arizmendi Bakery

by vicentesf @ Vittle Monster

$1.50 Arizmendi Bakery, San Francisco CA The olives were especially large on today’s batch of olive rounds. Yum! They were nice and juicy.

Where’s Wallis? Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Where’s Wallis? Angkor Wat, Cambodia

by Caitlin Wallis @ Where's Wallis?

​Where we stayed: Sarai Resort and Spa – $70USD/night What we did: Explored Angkor Wat and surrounding temples – $37 single day entry ticket/$60 for up to 3 days + $25 total for Tuk Tuk for the day Where we ate: Genevieve’s restaurant Spoons restaurant Foreign Correspondents’ Club (FCC) Goat Tree (@ Sarai Hotel)   This […]

The Blame Game

by AsiaLIFE @ AsiaLIFE Vietnam

One of the less attractive features about living in this part of the world is the tendency to deflect blame. It’s always someone – or ...

Table Salle A Manger Ronde A Rallonge

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Discover: Kota Kinabalu

by @ Wikitravel

The Hall of Skulls at Monsopiad Cultural Village outside Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia features 42 skulls of enemies, all killed by the warrior-hero Monsopiad.

The accidental Paisa in Medellin

by Joe Le @ PilotFish Traveling around the world

As we meet interesting and inspiring travelers along the way, we decided today to share an article of one of our fellow travelers and friend Joe Le. The most friendly guy from Sydney traveling the world. Find out this post and more on his Tumblr page. Enjoy! 🙂 Entourage got it wrong. Having heard for years Vinnie, E, Turtle and Drama pronounce it ‘medi-een’, I was strangely taken aback to discover it’s actually pronounced ‘medi-gene’. This, of course, would prove to be the first of my many misconceptions. As they say, mud sticks. I’ll confess that when I first embarked

Tous Les Jours #4

Tous Les Jours #4


Send Cakes To Vietnam

Tous Les Jours Vietnam - #4: tous les jours cake birthday, vietnam birthday cake, cream cake, fresh fruit cake, vietnam fruit cake

Beers & free frames

by Charles Snowdon @ The 10 latest reviews on HCMC.COM

Banana bar is in a good location in D.7, it is an unimposing enterprise with a few seats available outside. I have ventured here on a few occasions & it has never been overly crowded. I like this as the main reason I go is to take advantage of the free pool table. It’s not a bad table & serves its function well although there are better tables elsewhere.

Price wise, Banana bar is a bit cheaper than alternatives in the city centre, a Heineken is 35,000đ & Beer Saigon is 30,000đ. It has a good range of beverages including some on draft such as Tiger. There is a happy hour starting at 5.30pm when draft beers go as low as 25,000đ. Snacks are also available & during happy hour these are priced as low as 40,000đ.

With regards to décor, it is fair to say that this place needs sprucing up. It just feels like it is lacking some TLC & a general polish or a coat of paint would certainly raise the whole feel of the establishment. The original owner was certainly on the right track but it seems that the current proprietors did not inherit his passion.
The service is fine, nothing great & no reason to complain. The staff are gracious enough & seemed to enjoy gawking as we played pool. That’s fair enough but I did find it rather invasive, although it meant that the replenishment of drinks was never delayed. If you are in the vicinity of the bar & need a drink with the chance of free pool then Banana bar is the place to go.

Carrelage Pour Salle A Manger

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Korean franchise for French bakery latest venture for local entrepreneur

Korean franchise for French bakery latest venture for local entrepreneur


Phnom Penh Post

One young man who survived the Khmer Rouge and lost a lot of family members has come back strong in entrepreneurship.  His name is Chy Sila, general director of CBM Corporation.

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

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

[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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Tous les Jours for Fresh Bread and Coffee

Tous les Jours for Fresh Bread and Coffee


Along Le Thanh Ton

For some people like me, strong coffee in the morning is ideal but not the cold, iced coffee. I still prefer the hot, freshly brewed or dripped black coffee. It makes me warm and really perked up. …

Meubles Salle A Manger Design

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Smashing Day

Smashing Day

by Lyra @ Hello Saigon!

Because it’s the start of the year, I make a long list of resolutions — at least in my mind. To make things simple and doable, I just promised myself I’d like to get back to some sport activities. Today, … Continue reading

Cheesy Potato Bread

by admin @ Tous Les Jours Bakery

Combined with potato, cheese, honey and mustard

Where’s Wallis? Risking life and limb at the Figure 8 Pools, Royal National Park, Sydney

Where’s Wallis? Risking life and limb at the Figure 8 Pools, Royal National Park, Sydney

by Caitlin Wallis @ Where's Wallis?

In the last couple of years the Figure 8 Pools in the Royal National Park, 50kms or so south of Sydney, have become somewhat of an ‘Instagram sensation’. What are they? A perfectly formed natural pool that resembles a Figure of 8, set out on a rock shelf by the ocean. The setting for some […]

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

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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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Choco Butter 3 (Kay & Alf)

by admin @ Tous Les Jours Bakery

Soft chocolate cake sheet with sweet chocolate cream sanded Cute Toy on top!    

Discover: Kratie

by @ Wikitravel

The interior of the Phnom Sombok temple in Kratie, Cambodia is decorated with torture scenes for the edification of the non-virtuous visitor.

Red Velvet 1

by admin @ Tous Les Jours Bakery

Red cake sheet with creamcheese frosting sanded traditional red velvet for TOUS les JOURS (Decoration may different from image)

Mellow Pan。メロ Singapore – 1st Japanese Melonpan Specialty Shop With Ice Cream At Our Tampines Hub

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

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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{Melaka} Lucky Famous Sdn Bhd 粿条仔

by Constance Ann @ Being Antventurous

ask any Malaccan about 粿条仔, most likely they would know about this place. not me though. M brought me here after a looong day at work. good food never fail to cheers me up! good food unnecessarily equals to expensive meal, it can be delectable yet reasonably-priced. and i do think 粿条仔 is categorized in… Read More {Melaka} Lucky Famous Sdn Bhd 粿条仔

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Simple Long Term Travel Hacks

by Joe Le @ PilotFish Traveling around the world

Travel Hacks you asked? Here are some tips from the pro himself Life on the road is not as glamorous as most make it out to be. A lot of the time it really is living out of a backpack with the creature comforts of home seemingly a world away. After almost a year of traveling I’ve picked up a few travel hacks that help make things easier. Although not the most comprehensive list, it may provide some useful tips for those of you embarking on an upcoming trip. Clockwise from top left… – The first thing you need is

Two Days in Hanoi – How to Make the Most of It

by Juliana Hahn @ The Christina's Blog

Small alleys crammed with food stalls, delicious smells filling the air of the quaint Old Town streets and imposing monuments honoring Vietnam’s rich and turbulent history— all that and more is Hanoi. If you are planning a short trip here and want to see all the main attractions, this two-day itinerary of the capital is […]

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How to survive gecko-land

by AsiaLIFE @ AsiaLIFE Vietnam

Being a mum of a newborn means long hours of having the baby attached to your chest as she nurses or sleeps (especially if you ...

Discover: Jacksonville

by @ Wikitravel

If you visit Fort Caroline National Memorial in Jacksonville, Florida, don't expect to see the eponymous fort itself; it's now beneath the waters of the St. John's River.

Custard pastry – Tous Les Jours

Custard pastry – Tous Les Jours

by vicentesf @ Tous Les Jours – Vittle Monster

Banh lop kem. 10,000 VND Tous Les Jours, Ho Chi Minh City VIETNAM This was a nice little sweet treat for our morning walk to the War Remnants Museum. It got SO hot that we had to stop at Tao … Continue reading

Swiss Cheese Fondue

by Juanka @ PilotFish Traveling around the world

The most typical dish in Switzerland, delicious and great to share moments with friends or family. Plus delicious Swiss cheese, the fondue is something not to be missed.

Buenos Aires, the Paris of South America

by Juanka @ PilotFish Traveling around the world

Wait, what? The Paris of South America? For the longest time I thought of Buenos Aires as another big city, with no much to offer but crazy soccer fans in matches like River Plate and Boca Juniors or Independiente and Racing. But I was mistaken because Buenos Aires is full of culture, nice big and beautiful architectures, and the most known of all, sexy Tango. Lucky for us, I seem to have friends and family spread throughout the world, and the best thing is to be able to visit and spend some time with them. Also, the local expertise when it

{Melaka} Sin See Tai Cafe

by Constance Ann @ Being Antventurous

welcome to one of the latest hangout spots in town! Sin See Tai is a lil’ quaint cafe located on a quiet alley, off the crowded touristy area. we took a short stroll from the car park (RM 3/ entry) along wooden nostalgic shop-houses and arrived at the door step which is instagrammable. pushed open the… Read More {Melaka} Sin See Tai Cafe

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Discover: Graz

by @ Wikitravel

UPC Arena in Graz, Austria was renamed in 1997 to honor native son Arnold Schwarzenegger, but the old name was restored in 2005 over the governor's support of the death penalty.

Pad thai fried noodle – Chili Cha Cha 2

Pad thai fried noodle – Chili Cha Cha 2

by vicentesf @ Vittle Monster

With chicken. $9.95 Chili Cha Cha 2, San Francisco CA This wasn’t very good. It was bland and both the chicken and noodles were dry. Hmm…

Food Trip: Kingscross

Food Trip: Kingscross

by Lyra @ Hello Saigon!

A couple of weeks ago when I brought my son to American Eye Center in Crescent Plaza for check up, we saw that a new restaurant just opened, Kingscross. Honestly, we’ve been really sad that NYDC has closed in this … Continue reading

Discover: Aberdeen

by @ Wikitravel

Among the artifacts displayed at The Gordon Highlanders Museum in Aberdeen, Scotland is a flag from Hitler's staff car. (Don't ask how they got it.)

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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Purist Patisserie – Exquisite Entremet Cakes Found In the Heartlands. Hidden Gem At Kovan

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

It was quite a journey to locate Purist Patisserie, for it was smack right in the middle of a Kovan private housing estate, with no direct train or bus services. Situated at the end of shop houses of The Promenade @ Pelikat, it may be easy to overlook the shop if not for its bright pink interior and rose gold chandelier which caught my attention. Also note its rather limited opening hours, from Fridays to Sundays noon to 6pm. Not the most ideal location to set up a patisserie, but that does not deters Patissier Joanne from pursuing her dreams and setting up a place of her own to showcase her creations. Joanne’s forte lies in French entremet, which her meticulous crafting skills can be observed from the exquisiteness and aesthetic details of every entremet. But when it comes to taste evaluation, it is usually based on Patissiers’ concept as well as individuals’ preference due to the complexity and various components that go into the dessert. I took a liking to the Cebu Sunrise [$8] which consisted of coconut, mango and jasmine rice. The light coconut mousse was well complemented with sweet mango gelatin fillings and added rice cracker base for that crunch. The most aesthetical pleasing award would go to Fleur ($8), layered with thin waffle biscuit base, raspberry mousse and white chocolate. It was further topped with freeze-dried fruits, popping spheres and edible flowers for elevated appealing factor. I also liked how various components blended well to give an overall tangy note. While I usually love matcha desserts, the Zen Garden ($8) slightly fell short of my expectation. Layered with matcha, black sesame and yuzu, I found the citrus flavor of yuzu slightly overwhelming and outshone the other two components. For alcohol lovers, go for the Whiskey Bar...

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Discover: Tokyo

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Want to visit the Northern, Western, Eastern and Southern Capitals? Book flights to Beijing, Xian, Tokyo and Nanjing.

Where’s Wallis? Flinders Ranges, South Australia

Where’s Wallis? Flinders Ranges, South Australia

by Caitlin Wallis @ Where's Wallis?

  Where we stayed: – Converted Bedford Bus, Kookaburra Creek Retreat, Mount Remarkable, $70/night – Wilpena Pound Resort, Flinders Ranges, $155/night – Merna Mora Station, $100/night – Clare Valley Motel, $138/night Where we ate: – North Star pub, Melrose – Woolshed Restaurant, Rawnsley Park Station, Flinders Ranges – The Prarie Hotel, Parachilna, Flinders Ranges – […]

Budget Travellers or Cheapskates?

by AsiaLIFE @ AsiaLIFE Vietnam

This is probably a bit contentious but today I am going to write about the plethora of stories that are cropping up on social media ...

Tous Les Jours Vietnam rolls out new look - Inside Retail Asia

Tous Les Jours Vietnam rolls out new look - Inside Retail Asia


Inside Retail Asia

Tous Les Jours Vietnam has launched a new brand identity at its Hai Ba Trung outlet in Ho Chi Minh City.

Tous les Jours Cafe - The Wandering Cubicle

Tous les Jours Cafe - The Wandering Cubicle


The Wandering Cubicle

As the name suggests, Tous les Jours is a French cafe and bakery. Overall a great place to work or just chill and read.

Where’s Wallis? Top 10 Australian Experiences

Where’s Wallis? Top 10 Australian Experiences

by Caitlin Wallis @ Where's Wallis?

I’m now 2 years into my Australian adventures, far longer than I planned to stay, and there are still so many place to explore. Green = visited, Red = to see: Many people’s perception is that Australia is filled with deadly animals and is “only beaches”. Whilst the dangerous beasts are out there, I haven’t encountered […]

Choco Bear 1

by admin @ Tous Les Jours Bakery

Soft chocolate sheet with chocolate cream Cute size of cake decorated like a teddy bear    

Old Kowloon themed arcade in Kawasaki

by Dara @ Up & Adrift

Tucked away in the less ventured city of Kawasaki lies a legendary arcade housed in huge 8 level building. Every floor boosts a different kind of entertainment, fun and games. Expect billiards, darts, UFO...

Chaises Habitat Salle A Manger

by admin @ theedtechplace.info

chaises habitat salle a manger agracable chaises habitat salle a manger 4 chaise fauteuil apolo r233f mobilier salle 224. . . . . . .…

Tous Les Jours - Hồ Chí Minh

Tous Les Jours - Hồ Chí Minh


Foody

Foody.vn là nơi chia sẻ và đánh giá địa điểm, với hàng ngàn địa điểm về ẩm thực, giải trí cùng hàng ngàn bình luận. Tham gia để chia sẻ trải nghiệm với cộng đồng

Our favourite yoga retreats and workshops

by Lydie @ PilotFish Traveling around the world

You don’t know where to go for your next yoga retreat? Here are our top 5 Yoga retreats and workshops We have heard many times, “where shall I go for a yoga retreat?” It is a hard question as it depends on many factors. However, we can be sure that some major elements should be in the package for a restful and memorable yoga retreat. The type of yoga you want to practice From Yin yoga, to Asthanga, Hatha or Acro yoga, it exists indeed a lot of yoga styles nowadays. Do you want to rest, work out, meditate, or

The Shelter Collection

by AsiaLIFE @ AsiaLIFE Vietnam

The Shelter Collection was founded in 2004 by Danish national Ole Riis in collaboration with the Danish Vietnamese Association. Father of two adopted Vietnamese children, ...

Going to Ho Chi Minh City? Here’s what you need to know

Going to Ho Chi Minh City? Here’s what you need to know


Up & Adrift

Planning to visit Ho Chi Minh City for the first time? Get from the airport to city center for less than a dollar! And other tips on shopping, safety and exploring the city. TIP 1. Take public bus …

The Case for College

by AsiaLIFE @ AsiaLIFE Vietnam

As tuition costs continue to rise, so do questions about the usefulness and importance of a university degree. Most former American students I know, including ...

Very Ngon Homewares

by AsiaLIFE @ AsiaLIFE Vietnam

When Lise Nguyen-Owen came to Vietnam in 2008 to volunteer at a non-governmental organisation, she noticed a disturbing dearth of tea towels. Then she discovered ...

Wild mountain blackberry ice cream – Seabolt’s at Deception Pass

Wild mountain blackberry ice cream – Seabolt’s at Deception Pass

by vicentesf @ Vittle Monster

Casade Glacier ice cream. Waffle cone with single scoop. $2.25 Seabolt’s at Deception Pass, Oak Harbor WA This ice cream was really good, and everyone at the market and deli were super friendly. I thought the price of this ice … Continue reading

The oddest place on Nguyễn Trãi

by Joe Buckley @ The 10 latest reviews on HCMC.COM

Walking into Zen Plaza is a very bizarre experience. From the outside, the building just looks like it houses the offices of innumerable boring businesses. Which, as it turns out, is exactly what it does house. Although the bottom couple of floors make some sort of claim to be a shopping mall.

And it’s a claim which the place doesn’t manage to pull off. The first thing I noticed was a sign pointing to the basement. So, like Alice going down the rabbit hole, I went down there. But it certainly didn’t lead to a Wonderland – just a grubby basement and a small Family Mart.

Back upstairs I went. I found some half empty clothes shops. A floor or two more followed, and each had a couple more ghost stores and customer-less restaurants. Then I realised that members of the public can’t go any higher, because that’s when the offices start. So I went back downstairs. And left the warped Wonderland.Which was a relief.

Taking decent photographs was also a challenge here, because there’s so little there. Nguyễn Trãi contains a lot of interesting little stores worth exploring. Zen Plaza, however, isn’t one of them. It’s odd, but not in a good way.

Choco Heart 1

by admin @ Tous Les Jours Bakery

Enjoy your special day with chocolate heart cake! Available for small size can enjoy up to 2-3 people

Where’s Wallis? Ho Chi Mihn City, Vietnam

Where’s Wallis? Ho Chi Mihn City, Vietnam


Where's Wallis?

Our 2 days and nights in HCMC were non-stop! In fact the whole trip to Vietnam was a bit of a whirlwind with 2 nights in Ho Chi Mihn,  3 in Hoi An, and 3 in Hanoi and Ha Long Bay.

Sincelejo, Cartagena and family

by Lydie @ PilotFish Traveling around the world

Our time in Colombia is passing by too fast! It is going to be soon a month we are in the country and we still have a lot to see and people to visit. Anyway we are enjoying every single minute of our travel in Colombia. After a short stay in Medellin, we went to visit Isabel and her family, Juan’s cousin that is from Sincelejo. Sincelejo is not really an exciting city to visit but it still have some nice places to discover, especially visited with local people! The majority of the aunties and uncles of Juan’s dad family

Pre-boarding snacks – Alaska Lounge

Pre-boarding snacks – Alaska Lounge

by vicentesf @ Vittle Monster

Peanut butter and jam on wheat toast, mimosa. Complimentary Alaska Lounge, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) Had an early flight to it was nice to have a quick snack and a mimosa to relax with before boarding. Yay! Advertisements

Conquering Mount Fansipan the Right Way (Tallest Mountain in Vietnam)

by Anna Suszynski @ The Christina's Blog

Mount Fansipan is the highest mountain in Vietnam and Indochina peninsula, located in the Hoang Lien Son mountain range. It was once only visited by adventure seekers fit enough to make the strenuous hike, but now this mountain offers a few different experiences for all types of travelers. Regardless of the new tram that brings […]

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Discover: Bohinj

by @ Wikitravel

Medieval frescoes in the Church of St. John the Baptist in Bohinj, Slovenia often show figures with large swellings of the neck (goiters), caused by lack of iodine in the local diet.

Where’s Wallis? (E)Biking in Bagan, Myanmar

Where’s Wallis? (E)Biking in Bagan, Myanmar

by Caitlin Wallis @ Where's Wallis?

My visit to Bagan, Myanmar, is one of the first times I’ve travelled somewhere alone in a while. When travelling alone I find all my senses are heightened. Not solely due to always being slightly more wary (although there is an element of that) but I also think it’s because there are no distractions, you […]

The Ultimate Guide to Shopping in Saigon - The Christina's Blog

The Ultimate Guide to Shopping in Saigon - The Christina's Blog


The Christina's Blog

Saigon is a shopper's paradise - offering a chaotic maze of malls, boutique shops and markets. This is your comprehensive guide to shopping in Saigon.

Travel news: Monte Carlo Las Vegas Update

by @ Wikitravel

As of today, Las Vegas' Monte Carlo Casino Hotel remains closed pending the investigation of last week's fire and the impending repair work. At this time, reservations at the Monte Carlo are being moved to other MGM Mirage hotels. In addition, the Lance Burton show will be suspended for the time being and all tickets that have already been purchased will be refunded.

Christmas & New Year’s English Mass Schedule

Christmas & New Year’s English Mass Schedule

by Lyra @ Hello Saigon!

Sharing with you this year’s English Mass schedule for Christmas and NY. If you need the full document with the map, please email hellosaigoncity@gmail.com. Have a meaningful Christmas everyone!

Breakfast pastries – Tous Les Jours

Breakfast pastries – Tous Les Jours

by vicentesf @ Tous Les Jours – Vittle Monster

Banh lop choco. Chocolate chip pastry. 13,000 VND Banh lop man. Mi ham cheese pastry. Each 9,000 VND Tous Les Jours, Ho Chi Minh City VIETNAM I don’t think we really needed these pastries, but it was hot walking outside … Continue reading

Discover: Seoul

by @ Wikitravel

Fans of spicy fermented cabbage from all over Korea flock to the Kimchi Museum in Seoul.

SBCD Korean Tofu House – Korean Soontofu Restaurant Offers NEW Unagi (Jang-Eo) Dishes, Starting from $5.90

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

The one Korean dish that I enjoy for the level of comfort it brings is the Soontofu, the soft tofu stew with ingredients such as seafood and vegetables in a spicy broth. “Soon” in Korean means “soft”. SBCD Korean Tofu House is one of the few Soontofu specialty restaurants in Singapore, with branches at Tanjong Pagar Centre and a newly opened outlet at Millenia Walk. The Millenia Walk branch was HUGE (at least in Singapore’s context), with spacious interior, tall ceilings, floor-to-ceiling glass windows, and open kitchen concept where you can observe the team of chefs preparing the soups. Don’t have to worry smelling like Korean stew as you walk out as the space is ventilated enough. One important highlight: At the back of the Korean restaurant is where the soft and silken tofu is made FRESH daily. The tofu you are eating is made right in the morning. The chefs from SBCD use special soybeans imported from Paju, South Korea. The area is said to be close to Korea’s Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) and contains the freshest-tasting produce due to the untouched nature. Surprise, surprise. The Korean restaurant has also introduced NEW Jang-Eo (장어) dishes – fresh water eel imported from Korea. While the Jang-Eo is popular during the hot summer days in Korea, you seldom see it in Singapore, at least not yet. The NEW menu will comprise of 4 new Jang-Eo dishes including three under the dine-in menu and one for takeaway. Here are the food items you can expect: Unagi Main on Hotplate ($19.90++, with Soju $29.80++) The Koreans love their Jang-Eo – freshwater eel marinated in novelty sauces, with savoury and delicate taste. Called the “Jangeo-gui” which literally translates to “grilled eel”, the Koreans believe that eating this dish can help improve stamina and prevent heat...

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Where’s Wallis? Diving on the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns

Where’s Wallis? Diving on the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns

by Caitlin Wallis @ Where's Wallis?

The company: Quicksilver Group – Silverswift Series Tour The cost: $314.50 ($250 after using discount voucher in Ironman Cairns race pack) The reefs: Flynn Reef and Coral Garden The trip: 8.30am departure Cairns Reef Fleet Ferry Terminal 1.5 hour journey to the ‘Outer Reef’ (featuring lots of vomit :O ) 3 x 45 minute dives at […]

Socially Responsible Travel in Hanoi (Travel and Give Back to the Community)

by Phuc Nguyen @ The Christina's Blog

The phrase “socially responsible travel” is a new trend followed by travelers all over the world, in the context that traveling and experiencing new cultures is popular nowadays. Hanoi, renown for the chaotic Old Quarter, many little temples, Dong Xuan Market that sells household goods and street food, already has so much to offer. However, […]

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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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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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{Beauty} Dior Makeup Products Haul

by Constance Ann @ Being Antventurous

i have recently purchased a few items from Dior, and thought i’d do a mini review here. TINT M introduced me to tint. the colour staysss on well even after sipping and eating. no reapplication, nice. this Dior Cheek & Lip Glow is the first that i tried on and LOVE it. i love the effect… Read More {Beauty} Dior Makeup Products Haul

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Appropriately Unspectacular

by Joe Buckley @ The 10 latest reviews on HCMC.COM

Tân Định market is a large market selling a vast array of different things, as you’d expect from any market. The outside of the place is lined with food stalls, selling an impressive variety of dishes, so it’s easy to combine a trip here with lunch.

Although the market is a great place to go if you’re in the area or live locally, there’s nothing particularly exciting or exotic about the place – although it is housed in an unusual building with a unique façade – so you do not need add it to your must visit list, or make any special effort to go there.

The really interesting thing about Tân Định market, though, is its history. In the late 19th century, the market (then known as Phú Hòa Market) was one of the most important markets in Northern Saigon. The current building, however, was constructed by the French colonial government in the 1920s – partly to improve hygiene, and partly to increase the state’s revenue. And it is in this unusual building that the market is still housed today (minus the roof, which has been replaced).

So, the market is worth finding out about for general interest, but, despite being a great local place, if you don’t ever find yourself in the area, you’re not actually missing much.

Discover: Vicksburg

by @ Wikitravel

When you visit Vicksburg (Mississippi) National Military Park, you can see one of the first ironclad gunboats, dating back to US Civil War times.

Cuisines

by admin @ theedtechplace.info

cuisines nouvelles cuisines socooc des cuisines pour les petits espaces. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

10 things to expect when travelling in China

by Dara @ Up & Adrift

While China is a huge and beautiful country to travel around, it’s also good to know what to expect to avoid being thrown off by the lack of courtesy or intense culture shock. After...

A lovely place

by Joe Buckley @ The 10 latest reviews on HCMC.COM

When I first heard about this market, I was excited to visit – Vườn chuối means ‘banana garden’, and I thought that I’d be entering into a world combining The Secret Garden with banana plantations (minus the labour exploitation).

I was quickly put right however, as friends told me that it’s not a garden or particularly related to bananas. It is, however, a market. Disappointed, I went online to see what other people thought about the market, and was met with a tidal wave of positivity – some people even declared it to be Saigon’s best market. My enthusiasm was renewed, so I set off for a snoop around.

If it isn’t Saigon’s best market, it certainly comes pretty close. Housed in a nice building, the market combines all the best bits about other markets – some busy areas, some quiet areas, some pedestrianized areas, some areas with motorbikes whizzing through, some dark areas, some light areas… the list goes on. The stalls, range from nearly looking like real shops, to nearly looking like wandering street sellers. All this diversity and variety – amazing given the market’s relatively small size - makes visiting the market a really fun experience, made even more so by the jovial and helpful people who work in the market.

The stuff for sale is just as varied – ranging from clocks and gold to raw meat and vegetables, via cloth, bakeries, tinned food, health and beauty, etc. etc. One of places to go when you want to by something, but you’re not quite sure what.

{Malacca} Revisit Backlane Coffee @ Jonker Street

by Constance Ann @ Being Antventurous

BRUNCH PLACE Backlane Coffee is still one of my favourite cafes in Malacca. Previously there’s only dessert and beverages, no food. so imagine how ecstatic i am when i discover that Backlane Coffee now serves brunch alllll day long, ranging from muesli, french toast to baked egg, from sandwiches to pizza! i am happy with the… Read More {Malacca} Revisit Backlane Coffee @ Jonker Street

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Meatball sandwich – Portico

Meatball sandwich – Portico

by vicentesf @ Vittle Monster

Provolone cheese, lettuce, onions, pepperoncini, jalapenos. $7.95 Portico, San Francisco CA The sandwiches at Portico are very large, and this was no exception. I like the bread that they use and they heat up this meatball sandwich to melt the … Continue reading

A delight from Delhi

by Charles Snowdon @ The 10 latest reviews on HCMC.COM

I was in need of a food delivery & thought I would try out the ordering service of ‘foodpanda’. Clicking through what seemed like endless options, Taj Mahal grabbed my attention. The free delivery, very reasonable prices & the appeal of Indian cuisine meant my decision was made. After opening my account, which was a simple process, my order was placed. As it was my first order I received a confirmation call & was told that my food would arrive in 45 minutes.

An hour later, I received a call & my food had arrived. It was delivered by a lady, smiling & eager to hand me my food. The delivery time really did not matter as the steam filled bag confirmed that it was hot & ready to devour. On opening the individual containers, I was very pleased to see that they had included a ‘salad’, a nice touch that I have not encountered elsewhere.

With regards to the food, I was not disappointed. However, I did find the ‘garlic & cheese’ nan to be lacking in cheese, in fact it was completely absent. The biriyani was perfectly cooked & a contender to meet the best I have ever had. The paneer was also very good, although I found the consistency to be different to other paneers, still tasty but not top notch. The tikka masala I found to be a bit over salted, not unbearably so but it was apparent. However, I was unable to finish it all & once reheated the next day, it all tasted even better, the tikka had become truly sublime.

I will order from Taj Mahal again, without any hesitation, the well-priced menu, wide selection & superb taste make it a must try for any fan of Indian fare.

2018 Soft Drink Trends

by AsiaLIFE @ AsiaLIFE Vietnam

We talked last year about this year’s alcoholic drink trends, so this month we’re looking at soft drink trends. Don’t underestimate the soft drink market ...

Emergency Savings (Part 2)

by AsiaLIFE @ AsiaLIFE Vietnam

Last month I talked about the importance of having three to six months emergency savings while working overseas. There are three main ways you can ...

Cultural Spotlights of Hanoi (Experience Hanoi like a Local)

by Phuong Thuy @ The Christina's Blog

Hanoi is perfect for a trip of cultural exploration. Its culture is expressed in many of the remarkable attractions of the city. The culture, too, is in every activity that you see on the street. In this article, I will go through several casual cultural spotlights of Hanoi. A random cultural experience of the city, […]

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A Thrilling Hai Van Pass Adventure With Onetrip

by Phuc Nguyen @ The Christina's Blog

Vietnam is a fabulous country that sings harmonies of the wild jungle and the people that venture through it. That is a destination that you must visit at least once in your life if you seek adventure. One of the most desired places to stay in Vietnam for both foreigners and locals alike is Da […]

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Mini Oily Guru Workshop

Mini Oily Guru Workshop

by Lyra @ Hello Saigon!

A couple of weeks ago, I co-hosted an Essential Oils 101 and Mini Oily Guru Workshop, together with my good friend Ruth. Ruth opened her home to seven awesome ladies who wanted to learn a bit more about why we … Continue reading

11 Best Korean Coffee Chains – When You Are SEOUL Craving For Coffee & Cakes

11 Best Korean Coffee Chains – When You Are SEOUL Craving For Coffee & Cakes


DanielFoodDiary.com

Subscribe: [Seoul] It is not exaggerating to say that every 2 to 3 buildings you cross in Seoul, you will find a coffee place. Sometimes you get a row of them, from Angel-in-Us, A Twosome Place, Caffe Bene, Paris Baguette, Ediya Coffee, and Tous Les Jours. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); These Korean coffee chains have boomed significantly, given big boys Starbucks and The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf a run for their money. However, recent article have reported that these chains have reach saturation point, and many have chosen to expand overseas to China and the US. I do not really have a strong personal preference for any, because it would large depend the location I am at. With that said, I like HOLLY Coffee for its ambience and branding, A Twosome Place for the cakes, Tous Les Jours for breads, and Paik’s if I really need inexpensive iced coffee. There are many others such as Droptop, Zoo Cafe, Mango Six, Coffee@Works, and Caffè Pascucci which I would like to try the next time. A Twosome Place Partnerships with Celebrities, and Once Had Lee Min Ho As Endorser It has a strange name, but it means, “A cup of coffee, TWO of us, SOME dessert, PLACE”, and is owned by the CJ Foodville of CJ Group. The chain is a coffee chain in Korea with over 500 outlets. It just expanded to the Chinese market with Lee Min Ho as brand ambassador, and is an upscale coffee chain targeting the more affluent market. So Ji Sub is said to be a major investor. Prices may not be cheap so you can expect to splurge a little at this café. Their coffee and drinks are considered decent, and their cakes above average both in terms... Continue Reading

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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