There’s still so much of Taiwan that I have never been to as I normally hang out in Taipei only. One day my friend suggested that we take a trip to Tainan City, a city on Taiwan’s southwest coast. It is the oldest city in the country and also the island’s capital from … Continue readingmore +
Recapping what I did and ate in good ole’ NYC. I’d been super looking forward to chilling out and catching up with my peeps back home, because in the last year or so, I didn’t feel much like connecting with anyone anywhere. I was drowning from plot twists that life’s been dishing my way; coping … Continue readingmore +
I arrived at Saigon, the ancient capital city of Southern Vietnam, welcomed by an afternoon downpour. Looking out the windows of the Merc that has been sent to pick me up from the airport, I saw motorcyclists clad in rain ponchos zipping by in this monsoon season. My ride from the airport took approximately … Continue readingmore +
I was quite bent on shutting out as many distractions as possible during the last few weeks of 2013, so that I could kick back and plot my course for 2014. I had thought that I’d be hiding indoors, inside the comfort of my apartment and quietly spending the holidays … Continue readingmore +
Being a purveyor of chic living is hard work. Oh, such hard work. ;) After back to back late nights and skipped meals the week prior due to my attendance of and excitement towards Fide Fashion Weeks events, I was whisked away to a much-needed R&R getaway over the weekend. … Continue readingmore +
I am a hopeless boutique hotel junkie! That should not come as a surprise to you since I am an artsy hipster type who’s a purveyor of chic living. Boutique hotels with carefully curated interior decor items and integrated visual branding get me totally weak in the knees. Every corner … Continue readingmore +
One chilly evening in recent memory, my parents and I sat down on low stools huddling around a pot of Ginger Duck Stew in Taipei. This particular restaurant specializes in the hotpot dish and it’s a crowd favorite during the winter time.
Banh Mi is always a good idea, but I’ve never tried making my own at home. Even though there are a bunch of places in Singapore that sell Vietnamese sandwiches now, I came back from LA with a couple of Vietnamese ham rolls so I thought why not make banh mi at home. The star item in this homemade banh mi is also Nem Nuong, which is Vietnamese grilled pork sausage-meatball hybrid.
I made Gamjatang this week because I was craving it in a big way. I’m resorting to making and eating all my fave foods in order to bring my appetite back from the dead. This Korean spicy soup with hefty potato and pork bones totally sounds inviting to me so I rolled up my sleeves and got cracking.