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Rooftops and outdoor dining in London

Posted on September 18, 2014 by Toothpicker

Dalston's Street Feast
 
This blog entry was meant to be published in the summer but somehow I got distracted and left it unfinished. Now that the sun has returned after the awful rainy and cold August, perhaps we can still take advantage of the rooftops and outdoor dining venues during our last days [...]

This post was posted in London, Food & dining, Gardens & parks and was tagged with London, Food & dining, roof gardens


Eat, drink & shop in Shanghai French Concession

Posted on March 31, 2014 by Toothpicker

The former French Concession in Shanghai is a large and historical where you will find beautiful colonial architecture, Western-style eateries, cafes and bars as well as glossy shopping malls and independent shops selling fashion, gifts, furniture, design and home accessories.
This is not a comprehensive guide, it is only a rough guide to [...]

This post was posted in Coffee, Food & dining, Exhibitions, Architecture, Shopping, Shopping guide, Travel, Chinese design, Traditional arts & crafts, Shanghai, Design and was tagged with Coffee, Food & dining, art and design exhibitions, shopping, fashion, traditional crafts, chinese design, Shopping guide, Shanghai


Cheese night walk

Posted on December 22, 2013 by Toothpicker

Top left: Borough market; Top middle: All Hallows by the Tower; Top right: The oldest street art 'The Two Mice Eating Cheese' on Philpot Lane; Main: St Paul's Cathedral
 
City Lit, the centre for adult education recently launched a new Dark London walks series, which sounded very interesting. I signed up for one [...]

This post was posted in London, Food & dining, Architecture, Hiking & walking and was tagged with London, Food & dining, architecture, walks, cheese


All about Fungi

Posted on November 19, 2013 by Toothpicker

 
I have always loved eating mushrooms, ( it's funny to say this but Campbell's mushroom soup was one of my favourite when I was a kid) years ago, I even bought a hardback cookbook on mushrooms only. About two years ago, I met a couple on a hike who like to [...]

This post was posted in London, Food & dining, Nature, Eco living, Hiking & walking and was tagged with London, Food & dining, walks, nature, eco living, fungi


Hong Kong's neighbourhood: Mid-Levels

Posted on May 26, 2013 by Toothpicker

Main: Government House on Government Hill; bottom left: Hong Kong Botanical garden; bottom right: View from Government Hill

 
Hong Kong's Mid-Levels has always been a prestigious residential area and only the English were allowed to live in the area back in the early colonial period! It was relatively quiet and 'unspoilt' until the [...]

This post was posted in Coffee, Hong Kong, Food & dining, Architecture, Travel and was tagged with Coffee, Hong Kong, Food & dining, architecture


Tsukiji fish market

Posted on February 26, 2013 by Toothpicker

 
Although I have been to Tsukiji fish market many times, I have never been able to get up early enough to see the auctions or other market activities. However, I still enjoy strolling around and having omakase sushi breakfast whenever I visit. But when I heard that the 78-year old market is [...]

This post was posted in Tokyo, Food & dining, Shopping, Shopping guide, Travel, Markets, Anything Japanese and was tagged with Tokyo, Food & dining, Markets, sushi


The art of Kyoto cuisine

Posted on February 18, 2013 by Toothpicker

The garden and diners' view at Yudofuya, Ryoanji temple

 
Some people view food as fuel or necessity to keep them alive, while others view it as pleasure or art. In Kyoto, culinary is not just an art form, it is a philosophy that is highly influenced by its culture and Zen Buddhism.
Many of [...]

This post was posted in Food & dining, Travel, Anything Japanese, Kyoto and was tagged with Food & dining, Kyoto


Films about SUSHI...

Posted on February 4, 2013 by Toothpicker

This blog entry actually coincides with my trip to Japan... the land of sushi!
 

The variety of sushi USB in Japan...
 
I remember the days when many English people would cringe at the thought of eating raw fish, but those days were long gone and now sushi has become so popular that it would [...]

This post was posted in Food & dining, Films & documentaries, Anything Japanese and was tagged with Food & dining, documentaries, films, sushi


The power of ramen

Posted on December 31, 2012 by Toothpicker

More than just a bowl of noodles... famous Sapporo ramen with butter and sweetcorn

 
I have been slacking a bit during the festive season... and for the last blog entry of 2012, I will write about my beloved comfort food, ramen!
In the past few years, Hong Kong has been experiencing some kind of [...]

This post was posted in London, Food & dining, Anything Japanese and was tagged with London, Food & dining, ramen


Beef 2012 by Seungho Lee

Posted on November 9, 2012 by Toothpicker

This blog post is long overdue... I told Seungho that I would write about his award-winning MA project after my Helsinki trip, but it has taken me all this time to get round to it!
I have been corresponding with Seungho from About:blank via emails since I started stocking their notebooks. Hence, it [...]

This post was posted in Food & dining, Finnish design, Eco living, Social issues, Korean design, Designers at work, Design, Videos & animations and was tagged with Food & dining, Helsinki, Finnish design, eco living


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