[making] Grocery experience with the new Walmart Scan & Go

Walmart Canada has recently introduced a new convenient way of shopping.  No matter it’s grocery or household items or anything at Walmart, you can just simply grab a scanner yourself and scan the merchandise as you shop and self check out in minutes.   So here is a little experience to share with everyone.  …

[traveling] Where to get a good Asian treat near Port Authority in NYC?

If you’re catching a bus or walking nearby the Port Authority in NYC, you’ve got to check this place out. Just about 12 minutes walking distance away from Port Authority, Bibble & Sip is a small Asian inspired cafe that serves urban Japanese sweet treats like parfaits and cream puffs, they also have a variety…

[cooking] Ginger fried rice that warms you up in the winter

Ginger is one of the best natural remedy to help warming your cold body in the winter, you can either take a ginger foot bath or drink ginger tea, or enjoy a ginger fried rice.   To a lot of people, even some Asians, ginger has an overwhelming strong taste that you just can’t swallow…

[making] Fried Rice 101

A lot of people would wonder what’s the best rice to make fried rice?   Rule of thumb is, you need “dehydrated rice” or “harden rice” to make a good plate of fried rice.  Keep in mind for any fried rice that’s too moist, mushy or sticks together, should not consider to be good fried…

[cooking] Pork ribs with soft cartilage udon soup

Now this is part 2 of the slow cook pork ribs with soft cartilage recipe I shared recently, apart from a dish to pair with rice you can also make this into a delicious udon soup. First cook your udon with the MSG free soup stock for noodles that I shared earlier, and place the…

[traveling] Shop smart for cheap JAL/ANA Japanese domestic flight deals

With the rising of cheap Asian flight deals in Toronto, more and more Torontonians are reaching out to Asia, especially to Japan.  Now that there are direct flights from Toronto to Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya.  I used to travel through Japan with my JR pass, but recently I’ve found great domestic flight deals like 7300…

Low sodium Hong Kong style Borscht in 5 steps

|Hong Kong style Borscht| Traditional Borscht rooted in Russia and then it was transformed and presented in many ways like goulash and then veggie harvest soup, and in Hong Kong with a mix of east and west we have “Lor sung tong” – Hong Kong style Borscht. I’ve googled a bit on Borscht and found…

unveiling the dual voltage 100-240V travel cooker

Every time I shop at grocery stores or meat stores in Asia I honestly wished I have a mini cooker that allows me to cook, so that I can buy the wagyu beef and make myself a shabu shabu in my room. And recently I’ve found the one on amazon.ca! This dual voltage travel cooker…

New cheese flavour soft serve in town!

As a Toronto based food hunter, it’s too been too excited to find all kinds of new soft serves around the city this year! Apart from Tsujiri’s matcha and hojicha soft serve, there is also ihalo’s charcoal soft serve, and now the new Japanese cheese tart chain just opened up in the city is also…

[traveling] Where’s the best place to get snack souvenirs in NY?

New York is definitely one of my favourite city to visit, it’s vibrant and diverse, but I’m always disappointed when I try to find souvenirs in the city that I can actually use/eat/share, until I came across Trader Joe’s! Trader Joe’s is a local chain in the states, most of them are located in the…