Category Archives: food

White Russians and Soup

Hi reader – thanks for stopping by – this is a half formed chapter – but I wanted to get it down just to get some sort of accomplishment. I’m actually heading down to Hong Kong in a couple of … Continue reading

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Borscht and Baked Rice

Hey! It’s been 2.5 years since I’ve posted anything. Lots of stuff has been happening, but instead of an update, I’m going to post some writing. A book has been kicking around in my head for a long long time, … Continue reading

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Japanese Spring Festival

Wow, as always, we’re really catching up on old news. Way back in February, my colleague Mike and I decided to go to Japan for snowboarding. While I had been many times, this was to be his first time to … Continue reading

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Taipei Living

Sometimes in my life, circumstances collide and allow me to do something really fun things, even if they are for work. Over the last two weeks, due to the opening of a new Nike store in Taipei and the Nike … Continue reading

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Tenya 22 in Shanghai

When you speak to Western expatriates in Shanghai, I feel as there is oftentimes a tried-and-true list of places to go to eat. Brunch? Madison. Spanish Tapas? El Wily. High end Italian? Mercato. I enjoy all of those places, but … Continue reading

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Korean Chicken Wings

So my friend Tiff and I have become obsessed with Korean Fried chicken from this place out PAST Gubei. It’s actually a chain from Korean called Kyochon 1991. They make fried chicken. Koreans and fried chicken? Yeah, it’s seriously good. … Continue reading

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Taipei redux

I was actually in Taipei, not to eat, but to run. Despite being woefully unprepared (wrong shoes!) and tired (just having run the Shanghai half two weeks prior). I went for a warm up run around my hotel neighborhood just … Continue reading

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Beef noodling

Here’s a secret. Up until recently, I thought Taiwanese Beef Noodles were overrated. *GASP*. Yes, it’s true. Let’s go back a bit: Beef Noodle Soup is one of the National Dishes of Taiwan. In fact, it has it’s own wikipedia … Continue reading

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Off to the other side of the straits

Until I flew over, I didn’t realize it had actually been 4 years since my last visit to Taipei, but it’s a real shame, because Taipei is one of my favorite cities in east Asia. As a tourist, there’s actually … Continue reading

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Singapore in Shanghai

Newly opened iAPM Mall has been talked about quite a bit here in Shanghai. Three years ago, during my last visit to Singapore three years ago, Mylinh and Sandra took me to Jumbo Seafood at East Coast Parkway Seafood Centre. … Continue reading

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