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Winter has definitely come in Japan!

Food & Drinks, Travel, Where to eat

I recently went on a Sweet Potato Hunt in tokyo. In Japan, come winter time, you will see different types of Satsumaimo (sweet potato) flavoured snacks. For about 3 centuries, ishi yaki imo (roasted sweet potatoes on stones) were sold street side from vendors and then eventually trucks. This tuber has been popular in japan,…

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Food & Drinks, Recipes

Love is in the air! Spoil your loved one this Valentine’s day with breakfast in bed featuring some beautiful buckwheat pancakes accompanied by red wine spiced poached pears. The buckwheat pancakes are sweetened by banana, and they are soft and delicious; along with the sweet and tender pears and the tanginess from the yogurt, rest…

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Food & Drinks, Where to eat

Halo halo, literally translated to “mix-mix”, doesn’t actually originate from the Philippines. Rather, inspiration may have come from the Japanese dessert called “kakigori”, as seen in other Asian icy desserts like Singapore’s “ice kachang”, Malaysia’s “cendol”, and Vietnam’s “che ba mau”. The idea of putting sweetened toppings and creamy syrups or liquids may have come…

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