Foodie Sunday: Fugu at 虎福亭 in Tokyo

Okay, normally the foodie posts are done on Friday but after some tweets back and forth, I was inspired to write up the awesome experience eating Fugu (河豚) when we got a chance to visit Tokyo a few years back (thanks for the inspiration @sqlbelle!). For starters, you have to make sure that you order fugu from a sushi chef that has a long history of experience with fugu – one wrong slice and … you’re not going to do so well, eh!?  Near the front of the restaurants that serve fugu, they have a sign showing the number of…

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Travel Tuesday / Foodie Friday: Hong Kong

Note, this travel tips blog post is about six months in the making since I had visited Hong Kong back in March!  Nevertheless, Hong Kong is one of my favorite places to visit and I’m including a bunch of random thoughts about our (my family joined me – yay!) visit to this amazingly vibrant city. For starters, this city is a foodie’s paradise! While visiting the city, we had the luxury of having an old friend of ours be our tour guide.  And she was telling us that she had friends from Singapore (another foodie paradise) come to Hong Kong…

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Foodie Friday: St. Honoré Boulangerie

While I’m hardly a food expert like FollowMeFoodieMijune ‏(@followmefoodie), I still consider myself a foodie.  And what I often whet my appetite upon are baked goods – more specifically French bakeries. I used to live in “la belle province” in the most awesome of cities – Montréal.   So I wasn’t enjoying French Bakeries – I was living it!.  Every morning, I would walk down the stairs from my condo and there would be the smell of fresh French baguettes and fresh cheese. While I’m not French, I’d like to think I know a little bit about French bakeries.  And one…

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Foodie Friday: Vancouver’s Banana Leaf Malaysian Cuisine Restaurant

Braised Lamb Shank in Cumin and Star Anise Photo credit goes to Steph L. on Yelp Vancouver is regularly ranked in the top liveable city list (for awhile, they were #1) – the temperate environment, beautiful scenery, and general aura of the city is just amazing.  Just as awesome is the city’s quality and diversity of great food. Amazing Malaysian Cuisine One of those places is most certainly Banana Leaf Malaysian Cuisine.  As of this post, they have four restaurants in the Vancouver area – I personally have went to both the one on Denman and the one in Kits…

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Sunny Sunday: Tofino

This is a picture of an isolated beach in the wonderful town of Tofino (yes, I actually took it!).  Located on the west coast of Vancouver Island – if you are surfer, camper, hiker, or just plain old nature lover – this is a beautiful place to hang out.  Drive up from Victoria to Nanaimo (yes, of the famed Nanimo bars) and then cut through Vancouver Island to its west coast – it is a wonderfully scenic drive (this from a person that doesn’t like driving).  For more information on Tofino, check out Tofino’s Wikipedia page – and check out…

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Foodie Friday: Taiwanese dessert 芋圓

I realized that from my tweets and Facebook posts (thanks Facebook Timeline) – I often go outside of the realm of being a nerd and display all sort of passion on travel, outdoor stuff, and of course food! So one of the things, I’m going to start adding to my repertoire of blog posts will be Foodie Friday.  Every Friday (well, maybe every 2nd Friday), I’ll blog post about some awesome food that I like and that you may want to try! Taiwanese “Small Eats” and Night Markets So for my first post, let’s talk about 芋圓 – also known…

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