Shanghai: Laowang Hotpot (捞王锅物料理)

This was the greatest discovery this trip – thanks a lot to CEW who introduced this magical place to me. No regrets skipping Haidilao to try a new hotpot spot, which we enjoyed so much that we returned on our last night. Ordering This is the important part. As ordering is by way of scanning…

Shanghai Disneyland!

Hello world, from behind the Great Firewall! I’ve been meaning to write a post about my day at Shanghai Disneyland / useful tips for China in general because of the limited information available online on Shanghai Disneyland. I surfed a lot of blogs before I visited in order to plan my strategy for Disney, and…

Bangkok: Mother May I

I didn’t have any expectations coming into here – I just knew it was going to be picturesque and the ambience, really chill. Gotta say that this is the best dining spot this trip (in terms of price / ambience / food combined): set in a colonial bungalow with a patio for outdoor dining and…

Bangkok: The Never Ending Summer

A quick post on the most gorgeous space (ever) in the heart of Bangkok – with a name like The Never Ending Summer, how could I not make a visit? Located beside the Chao Praya river, it is easily accessible by a cab / uber / grab / water taxi from Saphan Taksin BTS Skytrain…

Tokyo: My Favourites (aka a Beginner’s Guide to Tokyo)

One of my colleagues is heading to Tokyo shortly and I am insanely jealous – I love Tokyo! Immediately I think of certain things I want to go back and eat, which triggered this entry – what are the food that I will return to eat, time and again? Each of these foods are foods…

California dreamin’ (Part 4)

The last post on my Californian trip – finally? It was such a loooong trip of good food – and I think I have not lost all the weight I put on since California. This post continues from where the last left off and covers Palo Alto (very briefly) and San Francisco, the last city…

Hong Kong: Lee Lo Mei

Interrupting the California posts (one more to go) to write this before I forget dinner at Lee Lo Mei and well, Rach had also asked me why there was so few Hong Kong posts considering I visit it almost every year. So here I am. We only found Lee Lo Mei because of Onyee’s great…

California dreamin’ (Part 3)

In terms of chronology, this should come immediately after post 1 on California – it should cover Malibu (very briefly), Santa Barbara, Monterey and Santa Cruz. We kept Miley Cyrus’ Malibu and Rita Ora’s Anywhere on repeat as we drove on the Pacific Coast Highway through Malibu towards Santa Barbara – Malibu is extremely pretty…

California dreamin’ (Part 2) – Disneyland!

In all honesty, the main point of this trip was to go to Disneyland to celebrate my birthday – it’s been a while since I’ve visited the Anaheim one (the last time I went was 11 years ago) and I thought the original Disneyland would be a good first Disneyland for Tdy, who has never…

California dreamin’ (Part 1)

Trying to get this post in before the year ends because as usual, life has gotten the better of me and I haven’t been the best at posting. About a month ago, Tdy and I went to California and did a road trip from LA to San Francisco. We were incredibly fortunate to have experienced…

the cronut

Happy Sunday (or not). I was trawling through my photo roll, reminiscing about London and I realised that I’ve never, ever posted about the cronut.  For the uninitiated, a cronut is a hybrid between the croissant and a donut – think of it as a donut-shaped croissant with flaky layers of buttery pastry, filled with…

Bintan, Indonesia: a whirlwind getaway

About two weeks ago, Tdy and I were itching to go somewhere over the 1 July weekend. As tickets to Bangkok were astronomical, we settled on Bintan which was a mere 45min ferry ride away. We booked the cheapest room at Angsana Bintan, and counted down the days to our trip. While we booked our…

Perth, Australia: eats / hits

4 words: It’s been a while. Since I’ve been to Perth, that is. However, I really don’t want to forget the wonderful time I had in Perth and the beautiful pictures I took must be shared with the World Wide Web. Here goes nothing! Perth has always been the quieter cousin of buzzy cities like…