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The 50 Best Bars in the World - Cheers to the Winners in Tokyo, Singapore and Hong Kong

The 50 Best Bars in the World – Cheers to the Winners in Tokyo, Singapore and Hong Kong

In our travels around the world we have had some pretty amazing drinking experiences – from drinking Vietnamese Bia Hoi on the street with locals, to some outlandish, molecular gastronomy-inspired cocktails. There’s definitely no shortage of ways to explore the world through it’s drinks! Thus, we are happy...
Hidden Tokyo - Bar Piano in Shibuya is Quirky, Cool Tokyo at it's Best

Hidden Tokyo – Bar Piano in Shibuya is Quirky, Cool Tokyo at it’s Best

Is the oft visited Bar Piano in Tokyo’s Shibuya district worth the the trip? I think so… I am sure if you have done any research on “cool” things to do in Tokyo, you have seen Bar Piano mentioned at least once. Featured in Anthony Bourdain’s TV show,...
Best Yakitori in Tokyo? – Yakitori Hachibei Restaurant, Roppongi

Best Yakitori in Tokyo? – Yakitori Hachibei Restaurant, Roppongi

Since are so many choices when dining in Tokyo, why do I keep coming back to something so simple like Yakitori? Yakitori is ostensibly the most basic of foods – meats and vegetables, grilled on a stick. Many cultures have something similar like Thai moo ping (grilled pork on a...
Accidental Funnies - the Quintessential Trendy Restaurant Menu

Accidental Funnies – the Quintessential Trendy Restaurant Menu

We all know the place that has this menu… it’s likely called a gastropub, and it probably has some minimalist, urban chic decor going on – think exposed brick, industrial lighting and poured concrete floors with an epoxy glaze on top. The food isn’t bad, in fact they...
AE Nominated as 10 Best Food Blogs by USA Today  - PLEASE VOTE!!!! in the next 6 days

AE Nominated as 10 Best Food Blogs by USA Today – PLEASE VOTE!!!! in the next 6 days

Accidental Epicurean has been nominated as one of the top 10 Best Food Blogs by USA Today. For those of you who might not be familiar with USA Today, it is the #1 national newspaper in the US. There are some well deserved nominees there including myself, Joanna...
3 Refreshing Champagne Cocktail Recipes for Summer - Read Chubby Hubby

3 Refreshing Champagne Cocktail Recipes for Summer – Read Chubby Hubby

Somehow with all the trends in food and drink like artisanal crafting, molecular gastronomy and mixologists, simply pouring a glass of champagne or sparkling wine can seem boring and perhaps even….gasp!…lazy.  In cases like these, I am a big fan of the champagne cocktail. Now, I personally wouldn’t...
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...
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...