Where to get MSG free stock for noodle soup?

Dashi or anchovy stock/striped tuna stock, is one of the most essential ingredient you need for any Japanese or Korean soup based dish, for example udon soup and kimchi stew. I found that most of the dashi powder are made with MSG and other addictives, and this striped tuna stock comes in pretty simple ingredients…

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…

A complete guide of Chinese ingredients in English

For those English speakers who are very much into the Chinese/Asian ingredients but often have no idea what they are in English, this complete guide may comes handy for you.   It’s actually compiled by the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department in Hong Kong, and have listed almost every possible ingredients that Chinese or Asian…

Balmuda toast cafe in Ginza to experience how good it can be

Japanese designer\musician\producer Hiroshi Fujiwara recently has an obsession over a steam toaster, and opened up a cafe in Ginza serving his favourite toasts that are made from this toaster. This Balmuda toaster is priced at about 25,000 yen in Japan, and is now making a big hit in Hong Kong, though you need a transformer…

How to turn your soft boiled egg in to ramen egg 味付け玉子?

| Japanese ramen soft boil egg 味付け玉子 | Earlier on I’ve shared my method of making soft boil egg, and you can actually make it into the delicious soy sauced flavoured egg featured in most of the ramen in one easy step.   It’s perfect for a side dish or to put in your noodle soup!…

Easy pan fried crispy lotus root chips 

Recently I’ve been trying to explore many possible ways to make Asian Keto or Paleo dishes, and I came to a conclusion that most crispy textured food do not qualified to be Keto or Paleo in most cases, because either it has been processed or a starchy vegetable.   When you make a salad or…

Are you ready to take a bite of the Lego brick in Japan’s Legoland?

Are you ready for some Lego brick shaped chocolate and fries in Japan? The newest Legoland amusement park will be opened in Nagoya, Japan in April this year. Apart from various kinds of Lego attractions and shows, I’m actually more interested to try the brick shaped Lego food, that includes Lego fries and chocolate, as…

Do left overs always taste bad?

If left overs are handled in a proper way, it could taste even better than when it was freshly made. Many Asian stew dishes requires a long time to cook, some may even take over night to cook, like braising pork hock. But after it has been cooling off for the night, the oil or…

Tsukiji tamagoyaki ‘brick’ egg sandwich (Daan G)

|Tsukiji tamagoyaki ‘brick’ egg sandwich (Daan G)| ‘Daan G’ or egg sandwich in Cantonese is an iconic Hong Kong style Chachanteng food apart from Hong Kong style milktea that you must try when you visit the city.  To judge a good piece of ‘Daan G’ base on the thickness of the scrambled egg as well…

Easy soft boil egg in just 4 mins

This is the kind of Japanese style soft boil eggs many Asian has a crush on!   There are many different ways to make it, but I find that most of the methods I’ve come across are just too “scientific” for me.  Instead of testing the temperature and time, I just cover the egg in…

5 super foods for Asian taste

Vegetarian diet is not the only option for better health.  Many have chosen stricter diets like Paleo or even Ketogenic diet.  However I find that the easiest way to start is to include as much superfood in your diet as possible. Paleo and Ketogenic seems to be a tough transition to most of Asians is…

Has anyone tried making the Japanese style rolled omelet?

  It would be much easier to make it with a rectangular shaped pan and you can purchase that at any Japanese or Korean supermarket. And if you didn’t roll your omelet nicely, don’t worry, you can always trim it at the end with a knife. The only key to success is keep the heat…