Asian cooking, Baking Recipes, Cupcakes & Muffins, Korean food, The Breakfast Bin

I wish my mornings were always filled with Korean Egg Bread

Visiting a country during its different seasons can be interesting. For one thing, you get to appreciate the artistry that Mother Nature has poured upon each season to make them unique from one another. The changing of the seasons has a way of reminding me as well how there’s a continuing cycle in the Universe. …

Great Eats

Have an affordable home-cooked Pinoy meal at Wooden Spoon

For the longest time, I’ve been hearing about Wooden Spoon. This restaurant isn’t new. It’s not gimmicky or flashy like the recent additions to the local restaurant scene. So why then does it constantly have a long line of people waiting for a table? When we arrived for dinner at around 7PM, we were already …

Baking Recipes, Frozen treats, Yeasted breads

Let’s construct a Japanese-style Honey Brick Toast Box

A few weeks ago I wrote about Hokkaido’s sublimely soft Milk Bread, but that loaf of bread isn’t just good for sandwiches and morning toast. It’s also rather perfect for the Japanese Brick Toast. Have you ever heard of a Brick Toast, aka a Japanese Toast Box? It’s this really neat invention where a super …

Baking Recipes, Cookies, The Tummy Train TV, Traveling

Sapporo Memories in a Travel Video + Homemade Langue de Chat Recipe

One of Sapporo’s most famous food icons is the langue de chat sandwich cookie. It’s French in origin but it’s enjoying quite a bit of popularity among locals and tourists alike. I guess it makes sense since making baked goods like this is a way to put Hokkaido’s amazing dairy to good use. It’s pretty …

Eat or Retreat, Product Reviews, Traveling

February 2017 Japanese Snack Haul from Sapporo [Vol. 3]

Another trip, another snack haul! In case you didn’t know, getting to haul packaged foods like these from Japan and South Korea is one of the things that excites me the most about traveling there. Asian snacks are THE BEST! From the lovely packaging alone you already feel the anticipation to tear it open and …

Product Reviews, Sponsored posts

Fuel your Pokemon Go craze with Boulangerie22 Pokemon Cakes

With their penchant for creating super cute character cakes, I knew it was only a matter of time before the Asian bakery chains got in on the Pokemon Go craze. And with the introduction of the Boulangerie22 Pokemon cakes, that time has finally arrived. My first encounter with Boulangerie22 was fairly recent– late last year …

Traveling

Sapporo Travel Diary 2017: A brief visit to the Sapporo Central Wholesale Market

Despite having visited Japan twice before, would you believe this is only my first time paying a visit to a Japanese market? I guess third time really is the charm! Because I wanted to acknowledge this momentous occasion, I decided to write about it briefly as part of my travel diaries. This is the last …

Great Eats, Traveling

7 Foodie Experiences To Try for Your Sapporo Adventure

Japan is definitely a place that ranks high on every food-lover’s list. The Japanese consider food preparation an art, and you can feel (and taste) this pretty much anywhere you eat– yes, even in the konbini! From using fresh ingredients to ensuring every dish is prepared just right, it’s not at all difficult to appreciate …