Ask a local where to go for a casual yakitori meal in Tokyo and they would probably point you to Torikizoku. It is arguably one of the biggest yakitori chain in Japan and there are outlets everywhere.
It is almost impossible to not locate a Torikizoku in Central Tokyo; just in Shinjuku alone, there are more than 5 outlets. That they see queues every single night at every outlet speaks of their massive popularity and there is every reason to love Torikizoku.
It is undisputedly the best name to trust when you want a casual, fuss-free, authentic local izakaya experience in Tokyo. And the best part? You won’t have to break the bank for a meal at Torikizoku; everything on the menu—including alcohol—is priced at only ¥298 each. Most of the branches open till 5am daily; you know where to go when you are feeling hungry at night!
Everyone thinks of cha chaan teng when it comes to casual dining in Hong Kong. For the uninitiated, cha chaan teng is a no-pretense, fuss-free local eatery in Hong Kong that serves comfort food at affordable prices. These local diners are everywhere in Hong Kong and you will always find locals dining in those nondescript outlets.
A cha chaan teng is not known for service, unfortunately. It is really a place where you eat and go, or do a few quick readings of your newspapers. That said, the essence lies in savouring a moment of local delicacy amidst the humdrum of the city life.
A trip to Hong Kong is not complete without eating at Cha Chaan Teng. Here is our guide to the best cha chaan teng in Hong Kong that we can always count on for a good local meal.
There is nothing not to love about Japan—the beautiful landscapes, rich history, scrumptious local delicacies and exciting seasonal activities to take part in. Japan is a country that is worth visiting countless times because there is just so much to see and do there.
When we talk about Japan, most of you would inevitably think of the more popular destinations such as Tokyo, Osaka and Hokkaido. For your next trip to the land of the rising sun, why not take the road less traveled and venture to Kyushu Island instead?
As Japan’s third largest island, Kyushu is a spectacular place that is known for its scenic countryside, stunning geographical formations, bubbling hot springs and friendly locals. It is the perfect getaway from the hubbub of city life and is where you will find like-minded nature lovers.
If you are ready for a week of adventure and fun at Kyushu Island, read our 5D4N Kyushu Itinerary to know the best places to visit, things to do and local food to try. We know you will love the place as much as we did!
One local dish that everyone looks forward to trying in Seoul is Budae Jjigae, or also commonly known as ‘Korean Army Stew’. Bada Sikdang is an eatery in Itaewon district that is frequented by locals who are craving for Budae Jjigae.
Bada Sikdang has been serving its Budae Jjigae for over 45 years. What makes the Budae Jjigae at Bada Sikdang unique is the addition of cheese; it may not follow the exact recipe for the traditional Budae Jjigae, but it is an interesting twist for those who are looking for something different.
Other than Budae Jjigae, Bada Sikdang also offers BBQ meats such as T-bone Steak (W30,000 per pax), Beef Ribs (W25,000 per pax), Pork Chops (W15,000 per pax), as well as the signature Beef Sausages (W25,000 per pax).
Drop by Bada Sikdang in Itaewon for a fuss-free Korean stew and you will leave with happy tummies.
As the trend of Korean culture continues to rise in Singapore over the recent few years, Korean food has become a big part of our daily lives. You can find plenty of Korean restaurants and marts all over the country, with Korean-everything that we all love.
Binggrae is a popular food brand in South Korea and their desserts are especially delicious. Ever since we tried their Pangtoa Blueberry Ice Cream Cake and Mango Bingsu, we have been big fans of their creations. The Pangtoa Red Velvet Ice Cream Cake with Cream Cheese and Green Tea Flavoured Ice Cream With Sweetened Red Bean Paste in Fish-Shaped Wafer are just two of the many colourful dessert products in Binggrae’s extensive line.
The best part about these ice cream products is its inexpensive price tag. You can easily grab one of these in Shine Korea, Hao Mart, Sol Mart and selected provision shops islandwide and enjoy them in the comfort of your home after a hearty dinner.
Here’s what we love about the newest additions—Red Velvet Ice Cream Sandwich and fish-shaped Matcha Waffle.
Made using a variety of botanicals and spices, gin exudes herbaceous qualities that make it tricky to play around with.
Yet, simplicity is key when it comes to this underrated spirit and something as simple as a gin and tonic is one of those simple concoctions that bears timeless appeal. When it comes to gin—a drink that warrants no unnecessary flair or fancy ingredients—it is always the delicate treatments that work best.
To truly experience the very best that gin has to offer, we strongly suggest leaving it to the masters who have dedicated their lives to perfecting their craft. Here is our list of the best gin bars in Singapore.
A shout-out to those working in Singapore’s CBD because we are introducing to you a new coffee bar at Amoy Street, for you to get your daily fix of caffeine.
Officially launched on 25 September 2017, Upside Down Coffee Alternatives is a beautiful café space where you will discover quality brews which are crafted and poured by their main barista, Ivan. And on every Friday in October, you can get your hands on a batch brew for just S$1; what are you waiting for?
Bali is an Indonesian island that is extremely popular among tourists because within the island itself, there is much to see and do. The island boasts activities catering to both young and old—there are gorgeous beaches, exciting night clubs and not forgetting the wonderful Balinese food.
Towards the southern region of Bali is Seminyak, an upscale area catering to those who are into the latest fashion hauls, fine restaurants, luxury spas and the hottest bars in town. You are likely to find something unique at every turn—be it a lovely concept cafe or an up-and-coming themed restaurant and bar.
Seminyak has so many great restaurants, cafes, eateries and bars and it is impossible to cover the area within three days. For starters, here’s our 3D2N Seminyak Eating Itinerary to show you the best places you should not be missing out.