Last month, I went on a 2-day & 1-night trip from Hong Kong to Macau via high-speed ferry.
Even though Macau is no longer a Portuguese colony, you can still see the Portuguese influence in their cuisine to this day. For example, Macau’s famous egg tarts were influenced by Portugal’s pastéis de nata.
The first café we stopped at was Lord Stow’s Bakery (安德魯餅店), for their world renowned Portuguese-style egg tarts! Continue reading
Restaurant: Ringer Hut
Address: 1072 Saratoga Ave, San Jose, CA 95129
Some time last year, I went back to Ringer Hut and got their “Nagasaki Saraudon”. Like the name says, sara udon (皿うどん) is native to Japan’s Nagasaki prefecture. Sara udon is a Japanese-Chinese dish; a Japanese dish influenced by the Chinese. Continue reading
Restaurant: Adobo Connection
Address: 1719 Decoto Road, Union City, CA 94587
Union City is predominantly Asian, with Filipinos as the majority ethnic group. A few months ago, one of the middle schools in the town was renamed “Itlong-Vera Cruz Middle School” to honor the Filipino-American labor leaders Larry Itliong and Philip Vera Cruz.
There many Filipino restaurants in Union City, or even in the Bay Area, until the last few years. If you were of a different ethnicity, you could only try Filipino foods through a friend whose parents cooked Filipino dishes at home. Now, with the increasing Filipino restaurants in the Bay Area, it seems that the younger generation, or the first generation Filipino-Americans, are gradually sharing their cuisine with others!
My sister and I went to Adobo Connection, which used to be part of the international chain based in the Philippines with the same name, for dinner over the weekend. They are under new management and will slowly be adding more items to their menu over the next few months! Continue reading
Address: 5855 Jarvis Ave, Newark, CA 94560
I picked up 60 pieces of Señiorita bread for $24 USD, sometime last week. Continue reading
Address: 〒542-0085 大阪府大阪市中央区心斎橋筋2丁目8-1
Area: Shinsaibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka, Japan
Nearest Station: Shinsaibashi (心斎橋)
Japan is notorious for inventing weird food, some good and some bad.
My cousin said we couldn’t leave Japan without eating something weird, so she got each one of us a corn potage ice cream in a waffle cone at Pablo (a dessert chain found throughout Japan). Continue reading