[travelling] Red crabs by the East Coast in South Korea

During the months with R are considered “oyster months”, then surely Winter is definitely the seafood season you never want to miss.   During December to March is the harvest time of the crabs along the Northern Hemisphere like regions including Japan, Canada, Korea.  Meaty crabs like the King Crabs, Snow Crabs and a regional…

[travelling] A stroll down Gangneung Coffee Street

It was such a hassle to go to the East Sea before the PyeongChang 2018 Olympics.  Taking the bus from Seoul was the only way that can get you to most of the cities along the East coast of the country. But now, with the KTX taking you directly from Seoul to Gangneung, you can…

[travelling] How to get the best deal when you buy electronics in Japan?

Japanese household electronics are still popular among many Asian tourists, and to satisfy the enormous oversea demand, many Japanese electronic brands have now introduce dual voltage small appliances, including hair dryers and other cosmetic used electronic goods like facial steamer and cleansing brush. In my trip to Japan this time, I was hoping there would…

[cooking] Boneless Hainanese chicken with fragrance rice

There are actually several different styles of Hainanese chicken, including Thai, Hong Kong and my most favourite Singaporean style.   The chicken itself is pretty much the same, in terms of taste and making, but the only difference is the dipping sauce.  Singaporean Hainanese chicken rice comes with three dipping sauce – dark thick sweet…

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…

Slow cook Unagi pork slice (鰻魚醬燒肉) 

Unagi sauce is one of the most popular and kept-at-home Japanese seasoning, let’s see what we can make with this other than grilling the eel. The unagi sauce is thick and sweet, I’m a fan of these thick soy sauce because I think they go very well with pork and chicken using Asian ways to…

Hong Kong style fresh milk egg tarts

Egg tarts are one of the signature local treats in Hong Kong.  Egg tarts are made in two different kids of shells in general, either cookie shell or puff pastry shell.  I personally prefer the butter cookie shell for its crispiness and here it is to share my way of making this delicious egg tart….

Easy peasy 15 mins MSG free Kimchi Stew (김치찌개)

Kimchi stew (김치찌개) is one of the most popular soup/stew you will find any Korean restaurant’s menu.  I tried making the stew and serve in different pots or bowls, but it’s just never the same!  They have to be served specifically in these Korean traditional earthenware pots (뚝배기), because these pots are so thick that…

Low sugar berries madness parfait 

Inspired by Korean chain Cafe de Paris’ fruit BonBon,  I re-created one that has much less sugar at a much lower cost!   I’ve taken the frozen berries that I bought last time to make the Unicorn Frapp, together with real fresh cream and some strawberries, and one of the my very own secret ingredient,…

Alternatives to hotdogs and burgers at Tokyo Disneyland

It’s always nice if you could experience different things at different Disneylands, if we really could.   I’ve visited all of the Disneylands, except the Shanghai one.  Honestly I’m quite bored and disappointed with the food choices and rides we can choose from at all of the Disneylands.  Disney has to maintain the image of…