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Accidental Funnies - Eliminating "burger face shame" in Japan

Accidental Funnies – Eliminating “burger face shame” in Japan

Freshness Burger, a well known burger restaurant chain in Japan, had a business problem – their biggest and most iconic burger was bought mostly by men. Why? Consumer research revealed that women did not buy it because they were deeply concerned about “burger face shame.” Snarfing a massive hamburger...
Best Sushi in Bangkok? Isao Sushi - Read about it on Chubby Hubby

Best Sushi in Bangkok? Isao Sushi – Read about it on Chubby Hubby

I miss living in Bangkok, Thailand. I miss the Thai food, the Thai massages and the beaches. But one of the things I miss most is Isao Sushi. Sushi???? As one of the most missed things from Bangkok? Yes, indeed! Read more about the best sushi in Bangkok...
Recipe for Summer Cocktails - Vodka Slushies or Vodka Punch Southern-style

Recipe for Summer Cocktails – Vodka Slushies or Vodka Punch Southern-style

Growing up in the Southern US, punch was a “thing.” By that I mean, it is a special category of beverages that is served on special occasions and in social gatherings, often with sweet treats like cake or cookies. It even had its own special bowl and serving...
Insider's Guide to Singapore's Chinatown - Restaurants, Shopping, Temples and More...

Insider’s Guide to Singapore’s Chinatown – Restaurants, Shopping, Temples and More…

I lived in the Chinatown section of Singapore more than 2 years. Away from the glitz and glamour of the Louis Vuitton and Prada littered area of Orchard Road, I was hoping to find an authentic and more local living experience. So I rented a shophouse on well-preserved...
Accidental Funnies - Hello Kitty Themed Plane by EVA

Accidental Funnies – Hello Kitty Themed Plane by EVA

A couple of months ago, when it was still winter-ish in Shanghai, I made a quick jaunt to Taipei for the weekend for some nice sunny weather and good food. If you aren’t aware, EVA is the national airline of Taiwan. I have flown them before to Taipei, but...
Michelin-starred Dim Sum in Hong Kong - Tin Lung Heen, read on Chubby Hubby

Michelin-starred Dim Sum in Hong Kong – Tin Lung Heen, read on Chubby Hubby

I don’t know when it happened exactly, but Asian food has become my comfort food. When I had a bad day and want to soothe frazzled nerves, it’s no longer ice cream or a burger indulgence, I want noodles in broth. Maybe udon, maybe ramen, or beef noodle...
5 Things to Know When Buying Organic or Biodynamic Wines - Read Chubby Hubby

5 Things to Know When Buying Organic or Biodynamic Wines – Read Chubby Hubby

You may have been hearing more and more about organic and biodynamic wines. And you might be wondering, like many, what is the difference? Is it worth the premium? How many chemicals are really in regular wine anyway? Is this just a marketing gimmick? Some studies have shown...
Photo Trek - Guide to Bangkok's Chatuchak Weekend Market

Photo Trek – Guide to Bangkok’s Chatuchak Weekend Market

One of Bangkok’s most famous “must do” things for tourists and residents alike is to visit Chatuchak Weekend Market. Also known as JJ market, if you cannot find it here, I am guessing you don’t really need it! When I lived in Bangkok this was a regular stop for...
Epicurean Concept of the Week - Entomophagy, or Eating Insects

Epicurean Concept of the Week – Entomophagy, or Eating Insects

Do you think that eating insects only happens in the dark corners of Southeast Asia like rural Cambodia or Vietnam? Well, this is simply not the case. Entomophagy, the eating of insects, is a hugely spreading global trend. From NY to Mexico City and from London to Capetown, this...
Accidental Epicurean is Named in Top 25 Culinary Travel Blog Award by Flipkey

Accidental Epicurean is Named in Top 25 Culinary Travel Blog Award by Flipkey

Accidental Epicurean was named by Flipkey, a vacation rental site from Trip Advisor, on a list of top-25 Culinary Travel Blogs to Watch in 2014. We find ourselves in good company on the list with lots of fantastic blogs from the very focused blog about a guide to food...
Best Tonkatsu in Tokyo - Maisen, Read Chubby Hubby for More...

Best Tonkatsu in Tokyo – Maisen, Read Chubby Hubby for More…

If you are a regular reader of Accidental Epicurean, you will be familiar with my affinity for all things Japanese, especially Japanese food. A lot of people will wax poetic about the sushi and sashimi, but my big love when it comes to Japanese food is Tonkatsu. For...
Accidental Funnies - Summer is Coming Soon to China... Kids Wearing Watermelons

Accidental Funnies – Summer is Coming Soon to China… Kids Wearing Watermelons

It will soon be summer in China. Spring is over in a flash… there seems to be only about 2-3 weeks where one can hang up the winter coat and before the sweltering heat starts. I was on a business trip one year for 3 weeks and missed...