Asahikawa is the 2nd largest city in Hokkaido after Sapporo and the gateway to the central region of the island. It also has the distinction of being the coldest place in Hokkaido with a temperature of −41 °C in 1902, the lowest ever recorded in Japan. So if it is snow you are after, this is certainly the place to find it.
I soon found out that the signature food of Furano is omukare (omelette, rice and curry) after picking up a brochure in the hotel lobby which lists a dozen place in Furano which you can try the dish! One of the 12 places listed was Natural Dining which is the in-house restaurant at Natulux. I had the opportunity to learn how to make omurice from the chef there.
I have been planning to bring the family back to Hokkaido since my trip to Hakodate last year. The kids love the food and the culture of Japan but are only familiar with the hustle and bustle of Tokyo. I wanted them to experience the charms of driving through rural Hokkaido with its padi fields, […]
Hakka food of Miaoli, Featuring Onsen Papawaqa and ChooArt Villa
If you need an excuse to visit Taiwan, then Onsen Papawaqa is surely it. Rockett Girl and I fell in love with the place the moment it came into view along the mountainous road. The minimalistic wood and concrete building is located in a valley right next to a river and looks as if it had just grown out of the riverbank. It is one of many eco-friendly places in Taiwan where one can go to escape the stresses of city life.
Do you remember the Master Chef featured in the Taiwanese movie, “Eat, Drink, Man, Woman?”. The opening scene of the movie absolutely enthralled me. What seemed like a series dishes prepared for a banquet ended up being the everyday meal for a family of four! In the movie, the protagonist was a semi-retired Master Chef of Taipei’s Grand Hotel who has been responsible for showcasing Chinese cuisine to local and foreign dignitaries for decades. The movie went on to tell the story of his three daughters garnished with lavish food scenes in between.
Bungsamran Fishing Park: Fishing for Giant Catfish in Bangkok!
Every time I come home from a fishing trip and show off my catch, my kids would always ask me when I am going to bring them fishing. I usually go a on boat for a few days, so it is not very child friendly. As such I have been looking around for a good […]
Top: Shakshuka: Eggs poached in tomato based sauce For the last leg of our Israel food trip, we headed back to Tel Aviv to discover what this modern Mediterranean city has to offer. Tel Aviv is located just a few kilometers south of the ancient port city of Jaffa. This port has been around since […]
Israel Food Trip: Machane Yehuda – Old Market of Jerusalem
Ashtanur Bakery, 125 Agripas St It’s a shame that many Church groups that travel all the way to Israel to visit the Holy sites should miss the opportunity to visit the other attractions that Israel has to offer. I find that you often discover the pulse of a nation when you visit their markets and […]
Views of the old City of Jerusalem If you missed part one of my Israel Food Trip then please click here to read it first. Seriously, you don’t watch part 2 of a 2 parter without watching part one first right? But ok, if you don’t want to, just read on, but don’t blame me […]
I have been wanting to visit Israel for the longest time. Growing up in St Andrew’s School meant that I have been hearing about stories from the land of the Bible since primary one and I knew that one day I shall have to visit the places which I have read so much about — […]
Dilmah Tea: Ever Wondered what’s inside that Teabag?
Advertorial When I was a kid, Chinese Tea at the Dim Sum was simply Chinese Tea. Nobody talks about Oolong, Pu Erh or Xiang Pian (Jasmine). Nowadays, people are getting more knowledgeable about Chinese Tea and more and more restaurants are stocking boutique Chinese Teas to pair with different Dim Sum. Now, Oolong and Pu […]
TakeMeToTravel: Share your foodie trips on this Food and Travel site!
Nowadays when I travel, the main attraction for any place I visit is the food. It doesn’t matter if it is a big city or small village, not every destination has great attractions, but everywhere you go, there is going to be something good to eat just around the corner! Now, the trick is finding […]