Try the limited Bento from anywhere in Japan at JR Tokyo Station

I have been to Tokyo for almost ten times but I never actually have been to the JR Tokyo station. It happens we were transiting to another line to visit Tokyo Disneyland this time and passed by the Ekiben-ya Matsuri by luck.  This ekiben (lunch boxes for the stations) shop operates as early as 5am…

The heavenly natural low sugar unicorn 

This week’s instagram has been flooded with hashtags and posts about the very limited special unicorn drink from Starbucks.  The pinkish purple with swirls of blue was too dreamy to be drinkable, and I wasn’t really dare to try.  And I got curious and read reviews about this unicorn, various people have concluded this mythical…

Korean fresh strawberry milk 생딸기우유 

Recently there is a spring beverage trend happening in Korea, many cafes and bistros are making their own fresh fruit milk in bottles! These fresh fruit milk are made with 100% real ingredients and therefore the cost are quite high, so I tried making my own and it actually turn out irresitably well! The essence…

Make your own low sugar fresh strawberries jelly

I have always been skeptical about store bought jams and syrup, you honestly never know what has been put in it and how much sugar it contains.  So instead I tried making my own and to keep it as fresh as possible, I usually just make a small portion for the rough amount I need…

How to properly slice beef for Chinese stir fry?

Choosing the right part of beef for Chinese stir fry is crucial, and slicing properly for a tender taste is often an important step people would miss, or didn’t think it would matter.   Usually choosing the right part for stir fry need to consider three things:  tenderness, thickness and boneless.  I usually take the…

Dim sum pan fried stuffed hot yellow pepper with fish paste

There are over hundreds types of Dim sum in the Chinese cuisine, and they all come in different ways of cooking.  Apart from steaming buns, deep fried dumplings, there are also pan fried items like stuffed hot yellow pepper.   The stuffed hot chili pepper with fish paste often is quite an pricey Dim sum…