Food & dining

Souvenir from Devon

Posted on December 31, 2013 by Toothpicker

Main: Devon coastline at Teignmouth; bottom left and right: the historical market town, Totnes
 
Many years ago when I still at University, I was invited to be the witness at two good friends' wedding ceremony in Exeter. I have since lost touch with the couple ( I don't even know if [...]

This post was posted in Food & dining, Shopping, Shopping guide, Travel, Eco living & sustainability, England and was tagged with shopping, eco living, Devon, Shopping guide


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 & sustainability, 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


Hong Kong's neighbourhood: Sheung Wan

Posted on May 21, 2013 by Toothpicker

Main: Tai Ping Shing Street; bottom right: Xin Xin gallery
 
I often feel blessed to have lived in different cities around the world, which I believe helps me to be open minded about different cultures and people. Yet I have always felt like an outsider ( not always by choice), and never felt [...]

This post was posted in Coffee, Hong Kong, Food & dining, Architecture, Photography, Shopping, Shopping guide, Travel, Street art & graffiti, Street life and was tagged with Coffee, Hong Kong, Food & dining, shopping, Sheung wan, street life


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


Art weekend - Shoreditch

Posted on November 15, 2012 by Toothpicker

Keiko Masumoto "motif/ vessel" at ICN gallery
 
My last stop of the art weekend was Shoreditch, the 'current' destination for art, design, music or any kind of creative industry.
At the ICN gallery, young Japanese artist, Keiko Masumoto's ceramics, vessels and potteries are fascinating. Using traditional Japanese motifs and techniques but sculpted and presented [...]

This post was posted in London, Food & dining, Exhibitions, Street art & graffiti, Art and was tagged with London, art and design exhibitions, graffiti/ street art


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