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The Best (or at Least Our Favourite) Food Apps for the iPad

The Best (or at Least Our Favourite) Food Apps for the iPad

If you have an iPad and are a foodie, you must check these out Here at Accidental Epicurean, we not only eat, we also cook. While I have an enormous collection of cookbooks, lately I find myself using my iPad to source new menu and recipe ideas. Plus,...
Reasons why Shanghai, China is one of the coolest cities in the world

Reasons why Shanghai, China is one of the coolest cities in the world

Why Shanghai is one of the most exciting cities in the world right now! I have been coming to Shanghai now for 4 years. For those who came in the 80’s and 90’s and saw a wholly different China this will no doubt seem very recent. My Shanghai...
Kappabashi Dori – Kitchen Street – Tokyo, Japan

Kappabashi Dori – Kitchen Street – Tokyo, Japan

An endless array of kitchen stuffs for the commercial and home chef alike If you have even a passing interest in cooking as a home chef, you will want to make a special trip to Kappabashi Dori. You can buy everything here from plastic fake sushi for window...
Guide to Fantastic Boutique Shopping in the Soho / Central area of Hong Kong

Guide to Fantastic Boutique Shopping in the Soho / Central area of Hong Kong

Hong Kong is my favourite city for boutique fashion shopping in Asia Shopping in Asia is legendary and nowhere more so than in Hong Kong, where Asians and expats alike make pilgrimages to the wonderous twice annual sale periods to stock up on designer fashion. Hong Kong is...
SPACE, Prada Outlet!!!!!!!!!, Hong Kong

SPACE, Prada Outlet!!!!!!!!!, Hong Kong

Don’t miss the Prada Outlet in the Aberdeen area of Hong Kong I’ll keep this short and sweet. There is a SPACE outlet by the Prada company…gasp…in Hong Kong.
Epicurean Gear – New West Knife Works

Epicurean Gear – New West Knife Works

Knives are personal things for chefs. Not only do we (I’m just a few months into cooking school and saying we LOL) use them a lot (for me third only to the wooden spoon and little metal tasting spoon), but knives also kind of give us our personality...
Market for Designer Fake Goods in Shanghai

Market for Designer Fake Goods in Shanghai

Faux designer bags, jewelry, clothes and more   On West Nanjing Road, the side of Nanjing with the more local stores, lies 580 West Nanjing Road. An emporium for fake bag, jewelry, clothing and more. Here you will find everything from Louis Vuitton, Chanel and Marc Jacobs bags...
Guide to Shopping in Hanoi – the Nha Tho Area in the Hoan Kiem Lake District

Guide to Shopping in Hanoi – the Nha Tho Area in the Hoan Kiem Lake District

What to buy and where to buy it in Hanoi I travel a lot and I am tempted by so many stunning Asian goods and textiles. When in a country which has a famous good, e.g. Sri Lanka’s Ceylon Tea, Chinese Silks, Thai teak, etc. it is a...
Tianzi Fang at Taikang Lu in Shanghai – A Destination for Shopping, Galleries, Food and Drink

Tianzi Fang at Taikang Lu in Shanghai – A Destination for Shopping, Galleries, Food and Drink

A wonderful way to spend a weekend afternoon in Shanghai I love a lazy weekend afternoon in Shanghai. Unlike Singapore where the steamy weather often forces me into taxi cabs with air con, in Shanghai I love to spend the day walking the city and exploring various neighborhoods....
A Guide for a Walking Tour of Bazaars and Markets in Shanghai

A Guide for a Walking Tour of Bazaars and Markets in Shanghai

Spend an afternoon strolling Shanghai while taking in the bizarre and bazaars I miss antique markets and flea markets. I suppose it is mostly a Western thing – you see them in Paris, London, New York, Los Angeles. My personal favourite being a NYer was the Chelsea Weekend...
Sample and Buy Tea and Spices at Sagarmatha Tea House, Kathmandu, Nepal

Sample and Buy Tea and Spices at Sagarmatha Tea House, Kathmandu, Nepal

Friendly and knowledgeable family-run tea, spice and honey purveyors I have gotten into tea since moving to Asia. No longer a die hard coffee drinker, I enjoy herbal teas, black teas…hot or iced. Something about it feels lighter to me in this climate. And when I travel, I...
It's Happened to be a Closet - Unique Dining and Shopping in Emporium, Bangkok

It’s Happened to be a Closet – Unique Dining and Shopping in Emporium, Bangkok

Transplanted from the younger, more modern, and hipper Siam Square, It’s Happened to be a Closet brings its kitschy style and cozy cafe environment to the luxury malls of Bangkok. Can something so artsy, design oriented, and in your face work in a mall littered with high-end shops...