Lazy Sunday in Shanghai

What can you do on a lazy Sunday in Shanghai? Xintiandi? Tianzifang? Why not spend a quiet afternoon in an old French Concession villa for something light and some simple?

A walk in Tianzifang 田子坊

Tianzifang was on my bucket list of things to do in Shanghai despite coming here for umpteen times and outstation here for over 3 years. Managed to have a lazy morning in Shanghai, decided to go for a touristy walk around town. 

Nasi Padang the proper way

Whenever I went to Jakarta (or for that matter, Indonesia), I would always head out to my favourite Nasi Padang restaurants for a real treat.

Dutch Raw Herring, a must try!

In Amsterdam, fish stands sell raw herring (‘haring’), a soused raw fish with a strong taste. Dutch raw herring is hugely popular in Amsterdam. In Holland, people have been eating raw herring for over 600 years. For foreigners it might be a bit strange to eat a raw fish that has nothing to do with…

Tsim Chai Kee 沾仔記 @ Central

Wanton noodles in Hong Kong is like chicken rice in Singapore, it’s so difficult to find one that’s really good, but you can’t really find one that’s really bad as well.

You can get fat in Tokyo

I had one of the best job in the world, traveling the places and trying out new things. And due to the job nature, I could get fat very easily if not careful. The challenge was to avoid empty carbs or really worthless carbs and reserved them for the really worthy ones. Tokyo is the…

Surprise at Starbucks

Custard with Salty Egg Yolk Mini Mooncake from Starbucks. Surprising that it was not too bad, especially with a mug of unsweetened black coffee.

Satay By The Bay @ Marina Bay

A modern update on the Satay Club along the old Esplanade tradition, Satay By the Bay tries to recapture the hawker atmosphere of fragrant satay grilling away while the sea breeze blew. Well, this place did not capture any breeze and looking for the entrance was a challenge for one. I would recommend it for…