Germany, what a sausage fest!

Germany, what a sausage fest!

Eat, Street Food, Travel
Confession, I didn't come up with this 'creative title'. Here we conclude the last post on Germany, so we thought it would be nice to have a summary of all the sausages of this beautiful country. After all, it is a land of sausages. 1. Frankfurters in Frankfurt These are small sausages smoked at low temperature. They are not cooked through, but only boiled in hot water for short period. They have distinctive smokey flavour, and often served with mustard and bread. Alternatively, you can have them in potato soup, just like how we did it. 2. Nünbergers in Nuremberg These are small grilled sausages from Nuremberg, typically served with sauerkraut and bread, with a squirt of mustard. They have a sweet taste, and go perfectly with a glass of…
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Dogs+Shakes: ‘move over, burgers!’

Dogs+Shakes: ‘move over, burgers!’

Eat, London, Street Food
Move over burgers, hot dogs are coming! Remember how we have such a craze for gourmet burgers. Apparently, they are no longer 'hip'. It is now all about hot dogs.  Stratford is a spot we frequent. Apart from shopping, we hit Dogs + Shakes for lunch. It is a food van located in Stratford Westfield. Besides hotdogs, we were also spoiled for milkshake choices. We went for a Ranch dog and a Nacho dog. Boyfriend was very skeptical about my Nacho dog at the beginning, He thought it was weird to have nachos in a hotdog. How wrong he was! The nachos added crunchiness, which complemented beautifully to other parts of the hog dog. The ranch dog has the classic sauerkraut. It reminded us of Germany. So here is what…
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Christmas at South of Thames: SC Food Market and Winter Market

Christmas at South of Thames: SC Food Market and Winter Market

Eat, Street Food, Travel
Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way.." Is it lovely to be Christmas again! All the food to eat, mulled wine to drink, and gifts to shop. It is one of my favourite time of the year, an excuse for me to treat myself and people around me. Yet, the best parts are the Christmas markets. Last time, we talked about Christmas market at Leicester Square, here we move slightly south to the other side of the river to explore SC Food market and Southbank Centre Winter Market, which are right next to the Royal Festival Hall. Oh, all those beautiful lights, mouth drooling food, heart warming winter beverage... First Stop: SC Food Market This is by far one of my favourite food corners, with the other one being…
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Christmas in Leicester Square

Christmas in Leicester Square

Eat, Street Food
Time of the year again. All Christmas lights are lit up. All trees are decorated. Turn your radio to full blast, all you hear are Christmas songs: "You better watch out, you better not cry..." In London, there are several Christmas Markets around this time of the year. The most well-known one is the Winter Wonderland, but it is now way too crowded than it used to be. Even the Piccadilly line is experiencing delays due to so many people trying to get to Hyde Park Corner. I now have to consciously try to avoid the Piccadilly line when travelling within London. Then there is the Christmas Market at Southbank. I prefer this one more, purely because it is less crowded, and it situates at one of my favourite spots…
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Chinatown Street Food

Chinatown Street Food

Eat, Street Food
Life has been kind to me recently. Although everyday is packed with work, assignments, activities and trillions of things to do, I rather enjoy them. Besides, being busy often means I don't have time to cook, so an excuse for me to eat out. I like Chinese food, and go to Chinatown quite often. The street food there has to be the best.   Steamed bun+skewers (they took the skewers out). There are steamed buns with different fillings. Personally I like the vegetarian one but there are also pork and beef flavours. The skewers are Sichuan Style, a bit spicy. It comes with sesame paste and coriander. You can add extra chilli if you want ;) Another of my favourite is the Chinese pancake. It is traditionally made of green…
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Japan Matsuri: explore Japanese Culture

Japan Matsuri: explore Japanese Culture

Eat, Street Food
We are the generation that grew up with Japanese culture, with Doraemon teaching us about friendship, Sailor Moon showing us that girls can be strong too, and of course there are the cute Pokemons. In fact, I loved the manga and anime so much, I aspired to be a manga artist when I was a child. When slightly older, the love for these cartoons remained as childhood memories. Yet, I started to appreciate the more traditional aspects of Japan: Chado (tea ceremony), Ikebana (flower arrangement), Zen Buddhism... The list goes on. Despite these traditional things, Japan never lost its touch to cuteness, or the 'kawaiiness'.   It appears things from Japan are often made with great care and precision. I remember, when I visited Japan three years ago, how much I…
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