Two Sticks Yunnan China: The UTS/Paddy's Market edition

Posted on December 22nd, 2014 in asia pacific, food

Oweing much to the big success of the original store, this is the second branch for the original Two Sticks on George Street situated near World Square. It's a much larger (not by much) fitout which is good because the original Two Sticks can have a long wait during peak dining hours.

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Ramen Street, Tokyo Station: Lots of Ramen restaurants within a small area

Posted on December 18th, 2014 in asia pacific, food

In my travels, when I was staying around the Chiyoda-Ku (千代田区) area in Tokyo I came across an interesting section of Tokyo Station while getting lost there (very common in Japanese train stations! Especially Ikebukuro).

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광화문집 - Probably one of the best Kimchi jjigae in the Jong-no area of Seoul

Posted on December 13th, 2014 in asia pacific, food

This place has no english name, but it roughly translates to Gwanghwamun House which is the area near famous Gwanghwamun intersection. It's truly a hole in the wall place and very hidden.

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In-n-Out Burger: The LAX layover edition

Posted on December 9th, 2014 in americas, food, travel

I haven't yet done a writeup on the Westchester In-N-Out yet but it's long overdue to get the more travel theme going to this and if you're a traveller or foodie, you've probably been through LAX at least once. The must visit destination on almost every LAX layover is In-N-Out Burger. That is why the recommended layover is at least 3 hours!

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Hakata Gensuke - Hakata Style Ramen in Melbourne

Posted on December 7th, 2014 in asia pacific, food, ramen, japanese

A new addition to the Japanese Ramen scene in Melbourne - meet Hakata Genksuke, a hakata style ramen place which lets you customize how you would like the Ramen cooked.

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Korean and Mexican fusion food lands in Sydney

Posted on December 4th, 2014 in food

About time! Yes It's been open for a while, but better to review it late than never. This is Sydney's first Korean & Mexican cuisine place. For those of you who have been to Austin Texas and love the Kimchi fries at Cilantro's - look no further! 

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Occupy Central - the real story

Posted on October 12th, 2014 in asia pacific, travel

Many of you have been wondering. Is it safe in Hong Kong? My answer is yes. It's mostly business as usual. If you are going for sightseeing or shopping you won't even notice most of the time.

 

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Sydney: Beat the lockout and continue drinking right in the city!

Posted on August 29th, 2014 in food, asia pacific

While the 1:30 AM lockout in Sydney has the streets of the CBD look like somewhat of a zombie apocalypse after midnight, there's an untouched area within the zone which is exempt from lockout restrictions. Yes that's right, the oasis to the dry town Sydney becomes at night is called restaurants. 

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Every product has a story

Posted on August 22nd, 2014 in food, asia pacific

Every product and innovation in the world today has a story behind it. A problem encountered, and a solution emerges. Then we take it for granted. And not just technological products. 

For this post I'd like to talk about the origin of Yunnan Style Noodles (過橋米線), and how to preparation and style originated. But more importantly also featuring one of my favorite places to try it.

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Foursquare rebranded - checkins are so passé

Posted on August 7th, 2014 in news, technology

Today foursquare just went through a new facelift and surgery (under the hood). No longer does it place emphasis on checkins, but now chooses to join Yelp, Urbanspoon, and Tripadvisor and also has changed it's social model from a friending perspective to a following perspective where you follow expert reviewers of particular categories and neighbourhoods.

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