travel


October 10, 2016

You Need This in Your Life: Bacon and Egg Mazemen from YUJI Ramen

by Florentyna Leow

Living in Japan, I’m not used to spending a lot of money for ramen. But recently, while visiting New York – Brooklyn, to be exact – I shelled out $20 for a bowl of ramen and I would do it all over again.

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June 13, 2016

Exquisite Gems from the Sea at Ginpachi Sushi (Niigata)

by Kayoko Akabori

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One of the great joys of importing barware from Japan is that we not only make annual visits to the factories in Niigata but we also get to stop into Ginpachi, a local sushi-ya in Sanjo City.

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March 14, 2016

Furochan Eats: A Guide to Buying Fish Sauce in Vietnam

by Florentyna Leow

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Here’s the scenario: you’re travelling in Ho Chi Minh and you’ve made it your mission to buy fish sauce.

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July 6, 2015

China Diaries: Discovering Speak Low Bar in Shanghai

by Yoko Kumano

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As you may know, Google does not work in China. Savvy travelers would know to install a VPN service on their phones before taking off into China.

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June 29, 2015

China Diaries: Feng Yu SJB

by Yoko Kumano

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For years, I longingly listened to my grandma’s stories of her golden years in Shanghai. Her sudden move from rural Japan to French Concession Shanghai in the 1930’s exposed her to opera, Gauguin and film noir.

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June 15, 2015

China Diaries: Chongquing Laoma Tou Hotpot

by Yoko Kumano

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When I was traveling with Washi in Chengdu last month, he was trying to fight off a bad cough.

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May 22, 2015

Postcard from Shanghai: Shengjian

by Yoko Kumano

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*Yoko is in China for 10 days! And with no access to Facebook or Instagram, she is sending us photos the old school way — via postcards.

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Postcard from Shanghai: Wine of China

by Yoko Kumano

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*Yoko is in China for 10 days! And with no access to Facebook or Instagram, she is sending us photos the old school way — via postcards.

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Postcard from Shanghai: Din Tai Fung Limited Edition

by Yoko Kumano

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*Yoko is in China for 10 days! And with no access to Facebook or Instagram, she is sending us photos the old school way — via postcards.

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May 21, 2015

Postcard from Fengjing: Black Pig Museum

by Yoko Kumano

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*Yoko is in China for 10 days! And with no access to Facebook or Instagram, she is sending us photos the old school way — via postcards.

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