Tag: Food

Omoide yokocho

Best yokocho in Tokyo

Tokyo has some of the best nightlife in Asia. One of the most pleasant experiences though is also one of the simplest. Go to one of the many old…

Mount Fuji from Lake Kawaguchi

Majestic Fuji from Lake Kawaguchi

This post about our trip to Mount Fuji from Lake Kawaguchi has been such a long time coming. It’s been a year now since I was there. As memorable as the…


Takayama: Feudal Japan

While Kyoto was incredibly nice and the Gion Matsuri an eye-opener to Japanese festivals, Takayama offered a slice of Japanese culture, tradition and architecture in a setting that…

Geisha in Gion

Kyoto: Of Geishas, Maikos and Matsuris

Kyoto was probably the city I was looking forward to the most on my Japan trip. I’d heard endless stories from fellow travellers about how Kyoto is the…

Mixed beef pho at Pho Hoa

Weekend in Saigon

…and I’m still procrastinating to complete my posts on Japan to talk about my quick weekend in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) while memories are still fresh. It was my fourth…

A weekend in Phuket

Weekend in Phuket

I have so much more to write about my Japan trip but I’ll skip to my short weekend in Phuket last month first. It was my third time in Phuket….


Hiroshima: City of Peace

After Miyajima, we had only a few hours to spare in Hiroshima before heading to Kyoto. Naturally, I wanted to see the A-Bomb Dome and understand the extent of the…

Miyajima: Itsukushima Shrine's Torii Gate

Miyajima: The Ryokan Experience

I read before that Miyajima could be done as a day trip combined with Hiroshima. While that may be true, I am just so glad that I decided…

Osaka shinsekai entrance

Osaka: A laid-back Tokyo

Osaka was the first leg of my Japan tour and landing at Kansai International Airport got me all fired up. I had enjoyed myself tremendously the previous time I…

Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang

My trip from Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang may have been a nightmare because of the ridiculously cold weather and incessantly winding roads, but I just love that…

Vang Vieng

Vang Vieng

When you reach Vang Vieng by land from Vientiane or Luang Prabang, you see yourself on a defunct air strip where dogs run about freely and kids play…

Sihome Backpackers Hostel


I was in Vientiane twice during my trip as were many other travellers. It’s usually a pit stop at the beginning and end of your journey in Laos….


Tokyo Food Porn

I recently visited Japan and Tokyo again but a couple of years ago, I was in Tokyo largely because I wanted to try some of the oldest restaurants in…

El Nido: View from Islandfront Cottages

Gorgeous seas of El Nido

Boracay has been labelled by many as one of the top beach destinations in Asia. I haven’t been there yet but from what I hear, it is a…

Weekend in Bali

Weekend in Bali

Bali holds fantastic memories for me. I enjoyed my times surfing the waves at Kuta and riding aimlessly with my ex-housemates. Or with my ex-colleagues and friends pigging…

Weekend in Koh Samet

Weekend in Koh Samet

Bangkok is a great place but sometimes it gets overwhelming with all the hustle and bustle. If you want a cheap, quick and easy get-away, then a weekend…

Bangkok Jay Fai's crab omelette

Pigging out in Bangkok

I travel to Bangkok a number of times every year and among all the things I love about the place, food probably sits right at the top. On…

Mandalay U Bein Bridge

Road to Mandalay

Mandalay was my least favourite place in Myanmar but to be fair we didn’t spend much time there. In fact, we were only there in transit on our way to Bagan….

Inle lake fisherman

Serene Inle Lake

Inle Lake is probably the highlight of my trip to Myanmar. It was literally a breath of fresh air after braving the dusty roads of Yangon, Mandalay and Bagan. Two years…

Shwedagon in Yangon

Touring Yangon

We spent only one day and one night in Yangon and frankly I wouldn’t stay any longer. Yangon is a city which sleeps at 9:00pm so unless you…