185 – On A 2018 Second Quarter Update And Revising The Blog Policy

Let's step on the brakes with the food reviews for a while so I can write an update post. I'm back on track just 13 months after my old smartphone got ruined, with a new phone making the recent spate of reviews possible. It's not exactly the best model with only a 5 megapixel camera … Continue reading 185 – On A 2018 Second Quarter Update And Revising The Blog Policy

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184 – On Slowing Down At Sha Tin: Tuan Tuan Chinese Brasserie, UP Town Center

If you remember my post about Tuan Tuan Chinese Brasserie from 2015, I mentioned how its Megamall branch reminds me of 1920s Shanghai. Change is the only thing permanent in this world, and I guess it also applies in this case. Three years after that post, Tuan Tuan now reminds me of a tea house … Continue reading 184 – On Slowing Down At Sha Tin: Tuan Tuan Chinese Brasserie, UP Town Center

183 – On A Legacy Of Matcha: Tsujiri Matcha, The Podium

The year is 1860 in Japan. Commodore Matthew Perry opened up the once-isolated nation to world trade five years before, ending the Tokugawa shogunate's sakoku policy implemented two centuries prior. Conflict between the French-backed pro-shogunate forces and British-supported imperial loyalists was fomenting. The full-blown Boshin War eventually broke out between the two sides, with firearms … Continue reading 183 – On A Legacy Of Matcha: Tsujiri Matcha, The Podium

182 – On The Honolulu-Honshu Connection: Johnny Kahuku’s Hawaiian Shrimp House, Eastwood Mall

Expect Pearl Harbor to come up most of the time whenever the words Japan and Hawaii are mentioned in a sentence. December 7, 1941 is a date immortalized in history due to the attack on the eponymous naval base—now a National Historic Landmark. However, Japan-Hawaii relations started as early as the 1800s with King Kamehameha … Continue reading 182 – On The Honolulu-Honshu Connection: Johnny Kahuku’s Hawaiian Shrimp House, Eastwood Mall

181 – On Bad-Ass Breakfasts: The Wicked Waffle, Eastwood Cybermall

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so that old maxim says. Different countries around the world have different ways of eating after the 8-hour "fast" brought about by a good night's sleep. Let's have some examples: United Kingdom: The full English platter—bacon, eggs, tomatoes, mushrooms, toast bread, and sausages (bangers), and a … Continue reading 181 – On Bad-Ass Breakfasts: The Wicked Waffle, Eastwood Cybermall