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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...
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...
A Guide to Shopping in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

A Guide to Shopping in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

There’s lots to do in Cambodia – from experimenting with the local food to exploring the French cuisine that is a hold over from the days of French occupation. Then of course there are the historical sites that should not be missed from the darker days of Cambodia’s...
Accidental Funnies - Butcher Cleaver Knife Ring, Just in Time for Halloween!

Accidental Funnies – Butcher Cleaver Knife Ring, Just in Time for Halloween!

I don’t know if you have seen this clever cleaver ring making the rounds on the interwebs. Developed by Brazilian jewelry designer Raul Souza, it’s just in time for Halloween. Or if you are a foodie, it could be an ironic jewelry statement year round.  Either way, it...
A Cheeky Homage to Mooncake Festival - Hong Kong, Goods of Desire (G.O.D)

A Cheeky Homage to Mooncake Festival – Hong Kong, Goods of Desire (G.O.D)

There’s a store I love to visit every time I am in Hong Kong – Goods of Desire, otherwise known around town as G.O.D. They have an amazing plethora of cool, quirky funky items – perfect for oneself or as a gift to someone else. Things like eyemasks...
Quirky, Cool and Unusual Shopping in Tokyo, Japan - Ranking Ran Queen by Tokyu Department Stores

Quirky, Cool and Unusual Shopping in Tokyo, Japan – Ranking Ran Queen by Tokyu Department Stores

                    Among all of the other quirky cool places to shop like Tokyu Hands or Don Quixote in Tokyo, another shop not to be missed is Ranking Ran Queen. Even if you are not interested to buy anything, it’s...
Nishiki Market for Kitchen and Souvenir Shopping in Kyoto, Japan

Nishiki Market for Kitchen and Souvenir Shopping in Kyoto, Japan

Nishiki Market is a must do if you are in Kyoto and are a food lovers like we are here at Accidental Epicurean. Nishiki has been around for centuries in Kyoto and as such, many of the vendors have been operating their stalls for generations. In fact, today...
Best Cookbooks of 2012 on Chubby Hubby

Best Cookbooks of 2012 on Chubby Hubby

There are a few things I cannot stop buying when I travel ….perfume, quirky ceramics and cookbooks! I swore to myself that this year I would buy none of the aforementioned items. I managed to resist the ceramics – or does lacquerware from Myanmar count? I managed to...
Accidental Funnies - Bacon Scarf

Accidental Funnies – Bacon Scarf

I cannot decide if I find this funny or gross….probably both. But being a food geek, and a worshipper of bacon, I could not help but giggle when I saw this scarf made to resemble bacon. I only wish I had seen this BEFORE Christmas as I know...
Craft Beers and Microbrews in Shanghai at Cheers-In

Craft Beers and Microbrews in Shanghai at Cheers-In

One of my many laments of living in Asia has been the lack of access to craft beers, otherwise known as microbrews – the other laments are silly things like missing multigrain breads, the price of wine, and truly high-speed internet, but I guess this is a relatively small price to...
Shop like a Bangkok Local - MBK Mall for DVD's, Fake goods, Thai products & more

Shop like a Bangkok Local – MBK Mall for DVD’s, Fake goods, Thai products & more

For many people, Bangkok is a shopping destination. There are so many expansive and extensive malls like Emporium, Siam Paragon, Gaysorn and CentralWorld selling everything from high street, mainstream brands to Prada, Gucci, LV and the usual suspects among luxury brands. People travel from all over the region to find...
Epicurean Gear - High Tech Professional Kitchen Equipment for the Home

Epicurean Gear – High Tech Professional Kitchen Equipment for the Home

Can one achieve professional results in a home kitchen these days? I remember the first specialized kitchen tool I used. It was an apple core-er, and I was probably about 8 years old. My favorite thing to make was apple crisp and the biggest part of that dish...
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