Category 'Foodporn Friday'

The Best Things I Ate In September

September was a magical month. I started it off in the UK, surprising my mum at her wedding, which was a whole surprise in itself (confused? read this). Then it was off to Singapore… with Ting for our first international trip, heck our first trip outside of Taipei, together. Then there was a fair bit of travel within Taipei itself in September, heading to new neighbourhoods and seeing what they had to offer. Oh and of course, there was
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All The Things I Ate In Singapore

The prospects of astronomical prices and lolloping around with nothing to do played on my mind before heading to Singapore, but both worries proved to be unfounded as I ended up absolutely loving the city…. One thing I wasn’t worried about before heading to Singapore though? The food. I posted on my personal and my blog pages on Facebook, and got some rather emphatic responses from friends and followers. There’s absolutely no way that I would have been able
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All The Food I Ate In Bangkok

During the four days I spent in Bangkok to celebrate my 28th birthday, I ate. A lot. In fact, I ate so much on my last day that I practically needed rolling from the desk in my hotel room to the bed, a mere three feet away. Suffice to say, the food in Bangkok was superb, and the Thai capital definitely lived up to its reputation as being a great destination for people who love to chow down on the…
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Tibetan Food: 9 Must-Nosh Noms

Tibetan food isn’t something that I’ve encountered a whole lot of before. Even here in Taipei, where there’s a whole host of food from different parts of China…, Tibetan isn’t a cuisine that I’ve had the pleasure on chowing down on. In fact, the only Tibetan food that I can recall eating are some momos that I had in Berlin last summer.   Since Tibet isn’t really on my travel radar for the immediate to near-distant future, I jumped
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Parisian Perfection

If you were to ask me which city in the world is home to my favourite food, I’d probably contemplate it for a while before finally answering, Paris. Such an obvious response perhaps, but the French capital has a stellar reputation when it comes to food for a reason, and it’s also home to my favourite restaurant… on the planet.   Of course, since I’ve only spent a total of little over a week in Paris, that means that there
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Delving Into Din Tai Fung

Thanks to the good ole’ interwebs, before I’d even landed in Taipei this January, I had people constantly recommend one place to me as a must-eat venue: Din Tai Fung. A dumpling den extraordinaire, Din Tai Fung is known for its xialongbao… (小龍包), a kind of soup dumpling, but I’d been resistant to go. I’d heard from friends in Taipei that it was too expensive and overrated – 90NT per dumpling? No thanks. However, after being caught in a sudden
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Modern Toilet: Taipei’s Craptacular Cafe

Modern Toilet is one of those places that, as soon as I heard about it from friends in South Korea, I knew I had to go to. A restaurant where everything from the decor and plates to the food itself is toilet themed? That’s right up my alley, and the kind of thing that I go bananas for when I travel.   Taipei is choc full of theme cafes…, and Modern Toilet, located in the Ximen neighbourhood, is probably
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An Ode To Fro-Yo

Summer is possibly my least favourite season out there. In Asia, it tends to be hot, wet and sticky, and makes me question why I even bother to shower some days, as I’ll end up drenched in a pool of my own sweat mere minutes after leaving my apartment. In the UK, the existence of summer itself is often questionable, as some years seem to totally bypass it. Alas however, summer is a reality, and I have numerous tools to…
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The Best Things I Ate In July

Confession: I’ve been eating out a lot less than I usually do lately. Although this isn’t really a confession as such, because I totally talked about it in my healthy eating post …from last week. So if you were nodding in agreement while reading that first sentence, congratulations. You’ve just outed yourself as someone who doesn’t read my blog as often as you should. For shame.   Rather than go on shaming you for the duration of this blog which
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Getting Into A Healthy Groove: What I’ve Been Eating Lately

I have a confession to make: I haven’t been eating out all that often lately. Heck, I’ve barely been eating out at all over the past couple of months, as I’ve been whipping my butt back into shape after gaining a ridiculous amount of weight over both Christmas and my first few months in Taiwan, partially due to not having a proper kitchen, partially because of bacon pancakes. OK, mainly because of bacon pancakes. And, you know, not really exercising.…
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