[TAIPEI] oo5. DAZZLING CAFE

Dragging our 20kg luggage through subway stations and streetwalks of Taipei seemed like the best way to work up an appetite. So that day, a native Taiwanese friend, Wesley, met us at the legendary Dazzling Cafe, touted by many food bloggers for their famous ice-cream toasts. And we feasted on this ginormous 3-tiered toast splendidly […]

SEOUL DIARIES 011: SOONDAE 순대

Introducing Korea’s traditional blood sausage: What it is: pig’s intestines stuffed with fermented soybean paste, glutinous rice, kimchi, cellophane noodles and pork blood. To this date, I can’t believe I had eaten this!! It’s pig intestines and I actually finished this whole plate of SOONDAE without knowing what it is!! Having walked across Han River […]

Pure Waffle, Duke St London

As mentioned previously, I had major unresolved cravings for waffles. Whilst everyone else went shopping at SOHO, I slinked into the stylish, contemporary waffle parlour to have the Pecan & Butterscotch Waffle with Ice Cream for lunch. The store manager Andy was extremely friendly and chatted with me! He commented on the books I was […]

Cafè + Pizzeria Frankfurt

In a shop along the quiet streets of a village in Frankfurt: an old man works alone in a cafe pizzeria, serving up heavenly pasta dishes, coffees and pizzas. Andrey, Azri, Chloe and I were there on a busy afternoon, sharing a Quattro Formaggi (4-cheeses pizza), tagliatelle, potato ravioli and the works. The old man […]

London Lovin’: Ladurée

London Lovin’ – Parisian sweet treats in the heart of Britain! In 2011, The French patisserie’s first stand alone London tea salon opened at Covent Garden Where? The Market Covent Garden London WC2E 8RA Did you know…Ladurée was the first pâtisserie to color the macaroons, and sandwich them together with ganache or buttercream filling!! How […]

Travel-diary: Nagoya Unagi Rice ひつまぶし (Japan)

Finally tasted the most famous Hitsumabushi (Unagi Rice) in Nagoya! The 4300YEN platter that we ordered for 2 came with these set of instructions, a four-step guide to eating the reknowned Japanese dish. I must say, this is the best eel-rice I have ever tasted!! I loooove unagi rice! So following the etiquette guide, the […]

Travel-diary: Dachau Concentration Camp, Munich

Exceedingly bright and cloudless summer day spent at Dachau, Germany’s longest running Jewish concentration camp Here we are at the gate, where 60,000 Jews entered but never left. (admittedly, we look a tad too happy for the solemnity, but it’s a tourist thing) To be honest it could be a lovely walk in the park […]

“Just let the men stay naked as long as we girls can shop.”

Keep calm and have a Coca-Cola~ Copenhagen, Denmark Day 1.5 “Just let the men stay naked as long as we girls can shop” #advertisement

[TAIPEI] oo1. Frozen ice and flashing lights

Taipei in the summer heat – not my ideal kinda holiday. Nevertheless, street food and shopping makes up for everything! We conquered Ximending and Shih-lin Night Market.