Mimiu In Osaka, Japan

After a long day of walking around the city, it was time for dinner. Without thinking much, we walked past the “Mimiu”. “Mimiu began as a Ryotei (Japanese traditional style restaurant) in Sakai, southern part of Osaka, 250 years ago. A few generations back, the owner Heitaro renamed the restaurant as Mimiu and focused the… Continue reading Mimiu In Osaka, Japan

Nishiki Market Experiences Before Covid-19

If you ever visited Kyoto, the Nishiki Market would be an exciting place of interest for visitors. The high ceilings of this market gave a feeling of spaciousness, even though the market itself was a bit narrow. It could become quite busy, as locals would come here to purchase authentic, locally-made delicacies. One of the… Continue reading Nishiki Market Experiences Before Covid-19

Fabulous Foods For Father’s Day

It’s been such a long while that we could gather as a family, even for small groups. We were all grateful that we could get together to savour some delicious food! Our family had this tradition of visiting my grandparents’ resting place on special occasions to place some flowers and even hang out to “share”… Continue reading Fabulous Foods For Father’s Day

Foodie Review: Hai Di Lao 海底撈

I love hotpot! It’s a very simple, but fun way of eating together as a family. Each person can choose which type of vegetable or noodle or meat to cook, cook in the hot broth and then, savoir each mouthful! You can choose to dip into a mixture of soy sauce, garlic and other sauces… Continue reading Foodie Review: Hai Di Lao 海底撈

Foodie Review: Hokkaido Ramen Santouka

Have you gone to Hokkaido for ramen? I would love to someday, but for now, let’s just try some ramen! It was a very cold winter day, so ramen was the perfect choice to keep our tummies warm. 🍜🍜🍜🍜🍜🍜🍜🍜🍜🍜🍜🍜🍜🍜 Clothes From The Ainu Museum Collection I noticed two beautiful robes hung on the wall as… Continue reading Foodie Review: Hokkaido Ramen Santouka

Christmas Time Is Finally Here

Merry Christmas We got to spend Christmas Eve at a relative’s nice big house. She always had the coolest and daintiest Christmas decorations around the house. I loved looking at all the little people posing in the Christmas winter village. My place wouldn’t be able to maintain such tidiness. Sigh… not my priority right now….… Continue reading Christmas Time Is Finally Here

Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Fruit

Thank you ViewFromTheBack for bringing this challenge to my attention! I love durian…Durian is one fruit that you either love it or hate it. People that hate it say that it smells like garbage or worse. My earliest memories of durian was following my mother around Chinatown and I would stick my head into those… Continue reading Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Fruit

Reblog Feature: Popular Halloween Candy That is Not Safe for Allergy Kids

“My son is severely allergic to eggs and since his diagnosis, I have become so much more aware of the ingredients in any food my family eats. Last Halloween was the first time I paid much attention to candy ingredients, and I was shocked by all of the popular Halloween candy that is not safe for allergy kids.” — Sarah,… Continue reading Reblog Feature: Popular Halloween Candy That is Not Safe for Allergy Kids

Vendor Feature: Ross Chocolates Sweetened With Maltitol

After enjoying the previous batch of sugar free chocolates (with stevia) from Ross Chocolates, I was pleasantly surprised to discover that they had another line of chocolates! This time they were sweetened with MALTITOL. What is Maltitol? According to Wikipedia, “Maltitol is a sugar alcohol used as a sugar substitute. It has 75–90% of the… Continue reading Vendor Feature: Ross Chocolates Sweetened With Maltitol

Reblog Feature: Lunchbox Dilemma Part One

One of the most time consuming part of going back to school is the packing of a lunchbox. I cringe whenever I see uneaten food come home inside the lunch box. As a mom, it is difficult to know for sure if your lunches will be eaten at all each day. You can only hope… Continue reading Reblog Feature: Lunchbox Dilemma Part One