Lab Made

Lab Made 6 Brown Street Tai Hang Hong Kong Since we spent most of our waking hours eating, it was a challenge to ever fit in any superfluous snacks or sweets.  We had a lot of time to kill on our last day in Hong Kong, so we took a bit of a detour to…

The Lounge & Bar @ The Ritz-Carlton

The Lounge & Bar The Ritz-Carlton  International Commerce Center 1 Austin Road Kowloon Hong Kong The footprint of British colonial rule has not faded with time since Hong Kong’s return to China.  Excluding the cab drivers, English is widespread and spoken well.   They still drive on the wrong side of the road.  Milk tea was practically…

Margaret’s Cafe e Nata

Margaret’s Cafe e Nata Macau Peninsula I had some amazing egg tarts in Hong Kong.  Being Portuguese in origin, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to try egg tarts in the former Portuguese colony of Macau.  I figured this would be my chance to decide, once and for all, which egg tart style reigns supreme:…

Hui Lau Shan

Hui Lau Shan Multiple locations Hong Kong When Anthony Bourdain had a layover in Hong Kong, he visited Hui Lau Shan, a mango focused dessert shop.  I love mango and I love desserts, but watching Anthony Bourdain eat orange goop was NOT appealing to me.  I prefer my mangoes on the tart side, and I…

Tai Cheong

Tai Cheong Bakery 35 Lyndhurst Terrace Central Hong Kong The Annoyer called Tai Cheong the best egg tart in Hong Kong.  It’s in my nature to question such bold statements when it pertains to food.  My thought it always, “Oh yeah? Well I’ll be the judge of that!”  And I arrived, ready to smear this…

Bake Cheese Tart

Hokkaido seems to be synonymous with delicious and high quality food/ingredients.  The island of Hokkaido in the northern part of Japan boasts a renowned reputation for its seafood and dairy products.  Croquant Chou Zaku Zaku in Japan uses dairy products from Hokkaido farms, and if you remember I was totally smitten by the sweet cream filled treats…

Jagalchi & Gukje Markets and Other Random Busan Eats

Busan is known for 2 things, seafood and their yearly film festival.  Naturally, my interest is in the former.  We spent the morning visiting the Jagalchi Fish Market, which is an incredibly smaller version of Tokyo’s Tsukiji Market.  Not only is the scope of the market much smaller, it’s not packed with throngs of people.  In…

Strawberry Cream Scones

I’m a strawberry fanatic.  I can’t help but pick up a package of strawberries every time I go to the store, even if I already have some at home.  Sometimes I find myself drowning in strawberries.  This wouldn’t be such a bad thing, but even at the peak of strawberry season I still get a batch…

Sweets Raku

Sweets Raku 5040 W. Spring Mountain Rd. Las Vegas, NV 89146 Yelp I almost made the same mistake twice in forgetting to blog about the best dessert place in Las Vegas.  Sweets Raku really impressed me with their perfectly executed made-to-order desserts when I first dined here 2 years ago after my diner at the…

Gion Kinana

Gion Kinana Google Maps After discovering kinako ice cream and falling head over heels in love, I was on the hunt for more.  Perpetually Underwhelmed recommended Gion Kinana which is known for its fresh ice creams and parfaits.  It’s located in the heart of the geisha district, a most historic and charming spot to spend…

Henri Charpentier

Henri Charpentier Multiple locations throughout Japan Part of my research into Japan eats involved Googling things like “Best [insert food] in Tokyo.”  Cross referencing enough of the results whittled down the list of “bests” to a manageable selection of eats.  Very scientific right?  My method has yet to steer me wrong when it came to eating…

Croquant Chou Zaku Zaku

Croquant Chou Zaku Zaku Shinjuku location Harajuku location Most of my eating was thoroughly researched and planned out.  I am loathe to eat random things willy nilly.  I just feel, more likely than not, you’re probably gonna end up eating something average and a waste of stomach real estate.  There are certain situations where I find myself…