Bouchon Bakery NYC – A Must Visit

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Bouchon Bakery is highly rated for a reason, pretty much everything is delicious. But the true standout is Bouchon's pistachio macaroon. This is coming from a person who dislikes pistachios in nut or ice cream form. Bouchon's macaroons comes in … [Continue reading]

Tai Cheong Egg Tarts 泰昌餅家

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I did not like egg tarts before I moved to Hong Kong and I have had only half of an egg tart since moving back to New York. BUT during the year I lived in Hong Kong, I had a Tai Cheong egg tart almost every single week. It was extremely good … [Continue reading]

2014 Goals

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I decided on only having 3 goals this year so that I can devote 100% of my energy to them. I do not want to be sidetracked and shoot myself in the foot by having too much on my plate. (1) Have my book ready to send off to editors by March 1st. I … [Continue reading]

Ending 2013 with Whimper

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I hate to end 2013 on a negative note as I try to write mostly positive posts on this blog. However, I feel that I needed to write this so that I will never forgot the lesson I learned regarding my marriage this year. My husband G is a hoarder. He … [Continue reading]

The Big Ship in the Sky: Marina Bay Sands

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What surprised me the most about Singapore was the lack of crowds. My parents and I were in Singapore for a long weekend towards the end of April 2012. During that time, we did not feel crowded at all even though we did all the touristy … [Continue reading]

Ding Tai Fung 鼎泰豐 Hong Kong

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Ding Tai Fung is probably the most famous brand known around the world for their xiao long bao aka soup buns/dumplings. What makes visitors queue up for Ding Tai Fung in Hong Kong is the clean atmosphere and the great service. Ding Tai Fung … [Continue reading]

Gourmet Burger Union Hong Kong

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I was never really a fan of burgers until the Double Truffle Burger at Gourmet Burger Union. 100% Grass fed New Zealand Angus Beef with truffle cream, gruyere cheese, caramelized onions, and rocket arugula on a toasted sesame bun. It is the best … [Continue reading]

Baluchi’s New York

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Baluchi's "Kerala Boatman's" Crab Curry is THE reason that I keep returning. Even though there are so many Indian restaurants in New York, hardly any of them serves crab curry. What a pity since crab and curry go so well together, especially when the … [Continue reading]

Antelope Canyon Page AZ Review

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National Geographic Magazine made Antelope Canyon famous. But does Antelope Canyon live up to the hype? I would say not, at least not for me. (1) You must be accompanied by a guide in order to view the canyon. And though the tour time states 90 … [Continue reading]

Joyous One 迎 – Best All Around Dimsum in Hong Kong

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It took nearly a year of trying out all the different dim sum restaurants in Hong Kong to find the best balance of food, atmosphere, service, and price point. How I wished that I discovered Joyous One earlier! Food wise: Joyous One has one of the … [Continue reading]