Simple Strawberry Preserves Recipe


I was never a jam or jelly fan until I tried the strawberry compote at Kona Cafe at Disney World. I loved the fact that the compote was slightly runny and had a hint of sourness to it. You could also taste the freshness. I have been thinking about … [Continue reading]

Lung King Heen Hong Kong 龍景軒


I came here with my husband, G for my 30th birthday lunch. When I made my reservation, I had the receptionist email me their menu so that I can preorder my dishes. In many higher end Chinese restaurants in Hong Kong, if you do not pre-order certain … [Continue reading]

Monument Valley and The View Hotel


It could be the butte's or perhaps it was the cloud formations. But there was something about Monument Valley that took my breath away. It's not just the view, but the spiritualness of the place. A feeling unlike any other that I have experienced. … [Continue reading]

Carve Sandwiches NYC


Pretty much everyone in my family dislikes turkey. Le sigh. In order to get my turkey fix, I head towards Carve Sandwiches in Times Square and order their signature Thanksgiving on a Roll sandwich. Filled with juicy rotisserie turkey, apple stuffing, … [Continue reading]

Mak’s Noodle Hong Kong 麥奀雲吞麵世家


Since Mak's Noodles and Tsim Chai Kee are directly across the street from each other in the Central District of Hong Kong, there is a lot of debate on which one to visit. My answer would be both if you are really curious, but without a doubt Mak's … [Continue reading]

Loaf On Sai Kung 六福菜館


When my parents requested a high quality seafood lunch during one their visits to Hong Kong, I brought them to Loaf On in Sai Kung. Loaf On is the first restaurant in Sai Kung to receive a Michelin star, and rightly so. Loaf On is famous for their … [Continue reading]

Lei Garden Hong Kong 利苑


Lei Garden is an upscale Cantonese restaurant chain with many locations in Asia. G and I ate at there quite often when we lived in Hong Kong because we loved Lei Garden's steamed egg whites with fresh shrimp and fresh crab. There is nothing quite … [Continue reading]

Grand Canyon South Rim Take Two


The first time I visited the Grand Canyon South Rim was on a big bus tour from Vegas. That meant getting on the bus at 7am, travel for 5+ hours, spend a rushed 45 minutes at the Grand Canyon, and travel another 5+ hours back to Vegas. It was no … [Continue reading]