There is a common misconception that Tokyo is a pricey destination to visit, what with souvenir shops by the dozens, and tasty food choices no matter where you turn. But saying that Tokyo is expensive need not necessarily be true.
We believe that you can always choose whether or not your trip to the land of sushi, ramen and all things kawaii is going to be painful to the wallet or not. Tokyo has many affordable yet impressive dining options within the city.
Ganso Zushi—a Kaitenzushi chain in Tokyo—is one such place. It is not a name as frequently mentioned when people talk about dining in Tokyo, but it is definitely one which serves fresh sushi at incredibly affordable prices.
Should keeping fit be one of your New Year’s resolutions, then this brief guide to the upcoming runs in Singapore would be perfect for you.
Several of these runs are for a good cause, which is ideal for those who pledged to do more for the society. Similarly, if you are running out of ideas to do in Singapore, why not gather your family and friends and register for a fun run?
From OSIM Sundown Marathon to 2XU Compression Run, here are 7 Runs & Marathons in Singapore In 2017. There are many different categories to choose from such as non-competitive and competitive. Some of these marathons have exciting prizes to be won too.
The capital of England is not just home to the best dining destinations but too boasts a fine selection of museums. Following the recent Brexit, travel gurus have declared the UK as a great travel bargain; its affordability has propelled London to become even more highly sought after than before.
From Victoria and Albert Museum, Grant Museum of Zoology to National Gallery London, here are The 9 Best Museums in London that all cultured travellers must check out. By the way, most of London’s major museums offer complimentary general admission. Now, you have no excuses to not make a special trip!
One of the most highly anticipated festivals for the Chinese has to be the annual Chinese New Year. Based on the lunar calendar, the festival falls on the first day of the first month which is unlike the international New Year, and it differs every year.
Chinese New Year is the time when families get together, and for foreigners who make use of this holiday to travel back to their hometown for a family reunion. An important aspect of this festivity is also its traditions which have been kept for many generations.
If you have always been curious about the significance of spring cleaning and why are we told by our parents to stay up past midnight on the Eve of Chinese New Year, let us share with you 7 Chinese New Year Traditions And Their Significance. READ ON
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Jem—which stands for Jurong East Mall—is Singapore’s third largest suburban mall that is home to 241 shops, spreading over 880,000 square feet of space.
Located just outside Jurong East MRT Station, Jem is a lifestyle shopping mall where visitors can find mid-tier shopping brands, entertainment and of course a wide variety of food. From alfresco dining to casual dining outlets and restaurants, there is little wonder why the mall is always crowded during meal times.
With so many options for you to choose from, let us make things easier for you with an overview of Jem’s Food Directory on the cafes, restaurants that you can dine at.
Eggs are an essential ingredient. These glorious spherical wonders are used in just about anything. From a simple egg wash on pre-baked pastry to being a key ingredient in holding meat together or simply on its own with some fresh toast or steamed rice; eggs are what we cannot live without.
The great thing about eggs is that it is extremely versatile. You can find it in any cuisine internationally. Think a piping hot Asian-style shrimp omelette or some delicious British-style Scotch eggs with a gorgeous orange/yellow center.
Here Are 10 Amazing Ways To Cook Eggs so you can check more egg-y dishes off your food list.
A trip to Seoul is always refreshing—for the soul, for the wardrobe and beauty cabinet, for the tummy. However, the city can get a little too bustling and crazy, so much so that it is overwhelming.
If shopping all day every day is not your thing, or even if you are just looking for a little more sightseeing outside of the city, day trips might just be what your itinerary needs.
Take a look at these 7 Most Fulfilling Day Trips From Seoul, and set off for an adventure that does not just involve facial masks and day-to-night retail therapy.
As one of the world’s most densely populated cities, Hong Kong is often pictured by outsiders as an incredibly cramped place.
But if you are willing to venture out from the heart of the city and explore the under-the-radar New Territories, you would be surprised by the vast number of non-urban alternative attractions and activities. Yes, a whole new world awaits!
From the world’s very first Hello Kitty-themed organic farm, making a wish at Lam Tsuen Tree in a 700-year-old village to stuffing your faces at award-winning Kei Kee Dessert, here is a brief guide on what to do and what to eat on a day trip to Yuen Long and Tai Po in New Territories.
The busy Yongkang Street is a one-stop destination for all travellers visiting Taipei. You can easily spend half or day—or even more—exploring the bustling street and its adjoining alleyways. Oh and don’t worry if you are travelling in a group with differing palates; Yongkang Street’s vast variety of dining options will definitely cater to the group’s varying preferences.
There are seriously ample options to choose from – think roadside vendors, Melbourne-inspired speciality coffee cafes, dim sum restaurants, French patisseries and more. From the original Din Tai Fung to CNN-recommended dessert store Smoothie House, here is our Guide To Taipei’s Yongkang Street and the cafes, restaurants & shops to visit.
With Christmas barely over, many of us are still feeling guilty about the Christmas feasts we had indulged in. It certainly doesn’t help that the Chinese New Year festivities are starting slightly earlier this year, with it being held at the end of January.
The first few days are usually celebrated with an endless amount of sinful, yet delicious food and snacks. However, it is still possible to maintain your waistline without going on an extreme diet.
Here are 7 Simple Ways To Survive Chinese New Year Feasting.
Chinatown is an ethnic neighbourhood in Singapore that was once home to the early Chinese migrants.
Today, the cultural enclave has evolved into an eclectic mix of old and new, where visitors can visit modern establishments housed in restored heritage shophouses. Interestingly, the district has a few long-standing attractions that still serve the local communities today.
From visiting national monument Sri Mariamman Temple, attending tea appreciation classes, eating local delicacies at Chinatown Complex Food Centre to savouring traditional bakery Tong Heng’s famous egg tarts, here is our Guide to Singapore’s Chinatown. There is so much to see, so much to eat and one would have to explore the vicinity to understand what we mean.
When it comes to premium Japanese beef, most epicureans’ general knowledge are confined to just Wagyu. But did you know that under the category of Wagyu lies several more species?
Many restaurants—outside of Japan—use the word ‘Wagyu’ and ‘Kobe’ interchangeably, which is inherently wrong. Here’s the thing: Every Kobe is Wagyu, but not all Wagyu is Kobe.
Wagyu basically refers to any Japanese cattle breed, whereas Kobe, on the other hand, refers to a specific black Tajima cattle that have been raised under strict conditions in Hyogo Prefecture.
From Matsusaka Beef to Ohmi Beef, here are The 5 Different Types of Premium Japanese Beef Worth Splurging On.
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Wasabi—you either love it or hate it. The popular Japanese condiment is usually eaten with sashimi and sushi, but in recent times, we are seeing wasabi as a flavour in several desserts and sweet treats; KitKat is one of them!
Maybe you do not like wasabi due to the spicy sensation (sort of) that shoots up your nostrils. Well, it does not give you that sweltering heat of a chilli padi, but it definitely makes your eyes well up.
It is easy to shun wasabi altogether at the dinner table, but perhaps these 9 Health Benefits You Will Enjoy From Eating Wasabi might change your mind the next time you see a dish of this Japanese speciality.
Taipei is renowned for their wide selection of night markets and interestingly themed cafes and restaurants which are pretty damn impressive. We have sieved out some Instagram-worthy destinations that you need to check out when in the popular Taiwanese city.
From Alice In Wonderland, Hello Kitty to Lego, here are 10 Best Themed Cafes and Restaurants In Taipei that you would definitely want to check out. We are not even exaggerating when we say people from all over the world flock to Taipei just to dine at these cafes!
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Located in Southern Kowloon, Tsim Sha Tsui is one of the most popular and populated districts in Hong Kong. From chic restaurants in shopping malls to hole-in-the-wall eateries, there are so many dining options to choose from.
Tsim Sha Tsui has so many restaurants, eateries and cha chaan teng that it can be quite a headache to decide on where to dine at. For a start, here is a quick guide to the restaurants in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong that you can dine at.