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Chua Lam’s Pho 蔡瀾越南粉 – Celebrity Food Critic Opens Vietnamese Pho Shop At Hong Kong Central

Much fanfare was buzzing with the opening of yet another Vietnamese restaurant in the city. The brainchild of Chua Lam 蔡瀾, renowned TV host, food critic and writer; it comes as no surprise that he decides to open a Vietnamese-themed restaurant as his first foray into the F&B business. (Will Wong Ah Yoke open a ramen shop one day?) Word has it that the celebrity food critic has been a big fan of Melbourne’s Vietnamese eatery, Pho Dzung, and inherited the recipes from its owner who is also a friend. Queues started forming at Wellington Street since......

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Mukshidonna Seoul 먹쉬돈나 – Popular Toppoki Restaurant Known For Its Budae (Army Stew) Base, At Samcheong-Dong

Mukshidonna Seoul 먹쉬돈나 – Popular Toppoki Restaurant Known For Its Budae (Army Stew) Base, At Samcheong-Dong

Mukshidonna 먹쉬돈나 is a well-known “Toppoki” (Korean rice cake) restaurant, though many tourists also know it as a Budae Jjigae (Army Stew) place. Their most popular outlet is at Samcheong-dong, near Gyeongbokgung Palace. Samcheong-dong is famous for its Bukchon Hanok (Korean traditional houses) Village, surrounded by both Gyeongbokgung...

December 02, 2018
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Jean Frigo 장프리고 – Hidden Café Behind Refrigerator Doors And Unassuming Fruit Stall, Near Dongdaemun Design Plaza Seoul

Jean Frigo 장프리고 – Hidden Café Behind Refrigerator Doors And Unassuming Fruit Stall, Near Dongdaemun Design Plaza Seoul

Forget about those vending machine door cafes , as they will probably go passé soon. Or, maybe not in the next 2-3 years. This is one that is different. A hidden café-pub, which lies behind a refrigerator door. Unknown to most people (tourists at least), Jean Frigo 장프리고...

November 28, 2018
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Bada Sikdang 바다식당 - Famous Army Stew Restaurant With 48 Years Of History, At Itaewon Seoul

Bada Sikdang 바다식당 – Famous Army Stew Restaurant With 48 Years Of History, At Itaewon Seoul

Located in the trendy Itaewon district, Bada Sikdang 바다식당 is a traditional-looking Korean restaurant that specialises in the popular Budae Jjigae (Army Stew). While searching for “Best Army Stews” in Seoul, I came to realise that the same dish of Budae Jjigae can take quite varied forms. And...

November 25, 2018
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Raohe Night Market 饒河夜市 – Must Visit Night Market In Taipei, For Pepper Buns, Angus Beef Cubes And Stinky Tofu

Raohe Night Market 饒河夜市 – Must Visit Night Market In Taipei, For Pepper Buns, Angus Beef Cubes And Stinky Tofu

One of the oldest night markets in Taipei, the Raohe Street Night Market饒河夜市 is packed with food, retail and entertainment stalls. Raohe Street Night Market is the epitome of authentic Taiwanese experience. With its wide range of traditional street food stalls, quaint retail shops, and carnival/arcade-style activities, this...

November 21, 2018
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Toc Toc 톡톡 - One Of Seouls' Best Restaurants. Asia's 50 Best, Set Meal Only At 45K Won (SGD55)

Toc Toc 톡톡 – One Of Seouls’ Best Restaurants. Asia’s 50 Best, Set Meal Only At 45K Won (SGD55)

Foodies are exploring more of Seoul’s fine dining scene, which is gathering more awareness and momentum during the recent years. Some of the stand-out restaurants include Jungsik, Ryunique and Mingles. Well, I won’t say that Toc Toc is exactly fine dining, as it is a contemporary casual French-Asian...

November 20, 2018
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10 Michelin Street Food In Bangkok - From Michelin-Starred Jay Fai, To Jay Oh's Tom Yum Mama And Sanyod's Roast Duck

10 Michelin Street Food In Bangkok – From Michelin-Starred Jay Fai, To Jay Oh’s Tom Yum Mama And Sanyod’s Roast Duck

So the Michelin Guide in Thailand was announced. While results remain debatable, there are quite a number of Thai street food eateries and stalls being honoured. The most notable name will be Raan Jay Fai located at Mahachai Road, Bangkok. It is the ONLY Thai street food eatery...

November 16, 2018
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