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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...
Epicurean Concept of the Week - Yusheng, a Chinese New Year Culinary Tradition

Epicurean Concept of the Week – Yusheng, a Chinese New Year Culinary Tradition

Yusheng, also known as the “Prosperity Toss,” is a Chinese New Year culinary tradition. “Yusheng” literally translates to raw fish, but like many things in Chinese, the sound of the words phonetically can also mean wealth and prosperity. Yusheng is a holiday dish, unique to CNY – in...
Best of Accidental Epicurean in 2013 - Asian eats, travels and favourite recipes

Best of Accidental Epicurean in 2013 – Asian eats, travels and favourite recipes

Reflecting back on 2013, I did partake in some amazing meals, travels and learn some new favourite recipes. Along with that Accidental Epicurean won some awards, namely the blog to watch by the UK site 101 Holidays, and Accidental Epicurean also reached #49 rank worldwide for all food...
Top Things to Do, See & Eat in Xi'An, China - Terracotta Warriors, Dumplings, Muslim Quarter and more...

Top Things to Do, See & Eat in Xi’An, China – Terracotta Warriors, Dumplings, Muslim Quarter and more…

For any traveler to China, Xi ‘An is a must. But there’s more than just being on the Silk Road and the Terracotta Warriors to get excited about. In this 3,000 year old city, historic sites abound and live in juxtaposition with today’s modern city of 8 million...
7 Rules of Etiquette When Eating and Traveling in China - Read Chubby Hubby

7 Rules of Etiquette When Eating and Traveling in China – Read Chubby Hubby

You might think there are no rules in China, that anything goes. Actually, this is not true. There are very clear rules of Chinese etiquette – they are just different than many other places in the world. So slurping soup and spitting in public is totally acceptable –...
A Guide to the Best Restaurants in Hong Kong

A Guide to the Best Restaurants in Hong Kong

When I am in Hong Kong, I make a point to plan my dining in advance. Not only because most of the better known places must be booked well in advance, but also because there are just so many outstanding choices of where to eat – from Michelin...
Our Top 10 Favourite / Best Restaurants in Shanghai, China

Our Top 10 Favourite / Best Restaurants in Shanghai, China

  It’s been almost 3 years in Shanghai now, and I finally feel comfortable enough to share ┬ámy list of favourite and best Shanghai restaurants. Why so long, you ask? Well, Shanghai is an enormous city, population of 23 million people to be exact – this is a...
Photo Trek - Visit Jinli Street in Chengdu, China

Photo Trek – Visit Jinli Street in Chengdu, China

                                      Jinli Street in Chengdu is a place admittedly designed for tourists. But that doesn’t mean you should skip it when visiting Chengdu. There’s loads of local colour, snack foods...
Tim's Kitchen in Hong Kong - Michelin-starred Cantonese

Tim’s Kitchen in Hong Kong – Michelin-starred Cantonese

Hong Kong has no shortage of incredible dining experiences and Michelin-starred restaurants. But there are a relative few that are down-to-earth, affordable and as generally approachable as Tim’s Kitchen. Chef Yau-Tim Lai opened Tim’s Kitchen in 2000 in a surprisingly un-flashy part of town. In the Sheung Wan...
Meet the Chef - Paul Lau of Tin Lung Heen at the Ritz Carlton, Hong Kong

Meet the Chef – Paul Lau of Tin Lung Heen at the Ritz Carlton, Hong Kong

  Chef Paul Lau has been cooking all his life…well, since age 14 when he started learning Cantonese cooking. His decades of study have served him well. ┬áToday he is a chef at the Michelin starred Tin Lung Heen at the Ritz Carlton in Hong Kong. And if...
Epicurean Concept of the Week - Ma La, Sichuan Mouth-Numbing Peppercorns

Epicurean Concept of the Week – Ma La, Sichuan Mouth-Numbing Peppercorns

Sichuan, a regional cuisine from the Sichuan province of China, is not for the faint of heart. It is known as one of the spiciest foods in the world, thanks to the regional Sichuan peppercorn which are actually the dried seed husks of the prickly ash tree. Sichuan...