“As far as her mom was concerned, tea fixed everything. Have a cold? Have some tea. Broken bones? There's a tea for that too. Somewhere in her mother's pantry, Laurel suspected, was a box of tea that said, 'In case of Armageddon, steep three to five minutes'.”
This is a mega-post on everything worth eating in Qingdao. I'm a total travel foodie, and hence made it a point to visit Qingdao's two most popular street food haunts: Pichai Courtyard and Taitung Night Market, For all who's seen my Instagram stories, yes, starfish is actually edible!! Despite its tough outer skin, a cooked… Continue reading [Qingdao] Starfish, Sea Urchin and Other Exotic Foods
We discovered a gem on Day Two, in the form of a quaint two-storey establishment nested along Minjiang 2nd Street. Drawn to its warm façade of multi-coloured stained glass windows and brick walls lined with backyard pottery, we entered through a homely wooden wrap-around porch where patrons can dine on hand-painted blue wooden furniture overlooking the streets, reminiscent of having cosy breakfast at a neighbours' patio.
All beer enthusiasts would have tasted the famed export from Tsingtao Brewery, whose name derived from its city of origin in Shandong Province. Unlike most Western lagers, Chinese beers tend to add rice into their fermentation process, hence lowering a certain taste of acidity in its end-products. For the sake of tasting only the freshest… Continue reading [Qingdao] 5 must-haves on your bucket list
"Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book." — John Green (The Fault in Our Stars) "It seemed like forever ago, like we've had this brief… Continue reading But it is the nature of stars to cross
Busy streets, busy lives. Vintage gardens of the Shanghainese. Short peaceful roundabout by the river~ Before heading for the best Xiaolongbao/pork dumplings settlement in the city 😀 Palm-sized dumplings, sipped with a straw. Foodgasmic contents~ International symbol of comfort, source of caffeine sustenance: my desperate attempt at staying on high alert for a… Continue reading shanghai march ’13