The Calgary Tower is the third tallest structure in Calgary, and with that comes a panoramic view of this city that seems to have grown in the middle of never-ending fields. So we just had to go have dinner at Sky 360 at the top of the tower, especially since it revolves slowly to give you a unique view every hour.
On a gorgeous day, we hired the most amazing private guide from Bali Traditional Tours to take us around to some of the most notable temples on the island of Bali. I’m normally very weary about tour guides, but we couldn’t have asked for a more knowledgeable, kind and down to earth guide than Ketut. The second temple he took us to was Tanah Lot, which is a pilgrimage temple on a rock formation on the southwest coast of Bali. And it was gorgeous. Continue reading →
Andrew and I were very excited when my Airbnb hosts suggested that we meet up at a fine dining version of a Peranakan restaurant before we left Singapore. When we entered Candlenut across from the Dorsett Hotel entrance, we were greeted with modern decor and the head chef, Malcolm, who came out with an amuse bouche of jackfruit and pomelo topped with shaved foie gras. It was a delightful contrast of light and heavy, which prepared us for a delectable meal of home recipes. Continue reading →
Pork loin kuro buta shoyu ramen: soy sauce and bonito fish broth with menma, scallion, nori, bean sprout, wasabi oil and boiled egg
Ever since Strings Ramen opened in Chicago’s Chinatown, the reviews have been conflicting, and now that I’ve eaten there, I’m a bit conflicted. But I would give their ramen another try farther down the line. In any case, walking in, I was in awe over how clean, modern and simple the place looked, and I loved the idea of an open kitchen at an Asian restaurant in Chinatown. Continue reading →
Our tour guide (of Bali Traditional Tours) was weaving the car through the narrow streets of Bali when the scenery changed from trash filled streets and dinky shops to endless fields of rice patties and marshmallow puffs amongst a sea of blue skies. I’m so glad our guide stopped the car for me to take some photos. Better yet, he even led us into the rice patties, and that is an experience that I will never forget. Continue reading →