As much as I love travelling, the actual commuting to a dream destination can be very dreadful at times. It is definitely not fun being squished into narrow, questionably-comfortable seats, with limited leg room, alongside hundreds of strangers. Here, I’ve complied a list of things you can bring/do, to make your journey more enjoyable. ...Continue reading
It was a sleepless night for most of us as we were jet-lagged. We set off early at 8am to begin our journey in Kyoto. We wanted something quick and easy, so we stopped by Matsuya for some breakfast. Because I just had the traditional Japanese breakfast yesterday, I decided to have the beef and egg rice bowl instead. It was alright. Definitely not the best gyudon I’ve had. ...Continue reading
Due to jetlag, we were able to wake up quite early today without any issues. We leisurely packed up, checked out and then headed to Tsuta Japanese Soba Noodles, where one can eat the famous Michelin-Star ramen. But don’t expect a spontaneous walk-in kind of experience. ...Continue reading
After over 16 hours of watching multiple Hollywood, Korean, and Chinese movies, listening to random podcasts and audiobooks, and eating questionable plane food, we finally landed in Tokyo at their Haneda Airport. The commute (by metro) from Haneda airport to our hotel was a short 30 minutes (much faster than if we flew into the Narita Airport). ...Continue reading
Featured image: Cheese Chicken Galbi @ Alirang I am extremely happy that the most popular Korean restaurant in Ottawa, Alirang, now has a second location. In the past, I would often forgo its downtown restaurant because I did not want to wait for a table during their busy dinner hours. Now I can easy walk… Continue reading Alirang: Best Korean Food in Ottawa
Featured image: Beef brisket bao and the classic maple BBQ pork bao @ Gongfu Bao Having had some Gongfu Bao back in their food cart days at Confederation Park, I was pretty excited to hear that their shop on Bank Street has open. The shop itself is not super big but the decor is very interesting with… Continue reading Quickie Nom Noms: Gong Fu Bao – Now serving both familiar and new tastes.
As we near the end of 2018, I would like to see how I am doing in terms of working my way through this year's Canada's 100 Best Restaurants list. I've been to several of these restaurants over the years, so I thought it would be interesting to see how I was doing at this point… Continue reading Bowsing my way through Canada’s Top 100 Restaurants 2018: My Food Diary
Featured image: Holly's Hot Chicken sandwiches and beer-battered brownies @ Holly's Hot Chicken x Dominion City Pop-up Brewery Kitchen Series. I've had Holly's Hot Chicken a few times already and am amazed every single time. They don't have a single physical location, so I've been very lucky to catch them at their pop-up locations. They… Continue reading Quickie Nom Noms: Holly’s Hot Chicken – The Best Fried Chicken Sandwiches in Ottawa
Featured image: Burrata @ Bar Lulupus. For my birthday, Aaron brought me to Bar Lulupus, a new gastropub in town. Apparently they are usually very busy, so I'm glad Aaron had made reservations. I've seen this name frequently on social media, so I was really excited to try it out. Location/Ambience They are located in… Continue reading Bar Lulupus: Amazing Selection of Craft Beer and Excellent Food Under One Roof!
As much as I would love to eat out all the time to try all the nom noms in town, we try to cook at home most days of the week. It can get very difficult and tedious at times trying to meal plan. For the last year or so, We've tried out a few… Continue reading Meal Kit Delivery Comparison: Chefs Plate vs. Good Food vs. Hello Fresh