Spotlight: Street Food in Osaka

Our trip to Osaka wouldn’t have been complete without sampling their street food. We’ve learned and evolved since our last visit to Asia, and now we try to balance street food with actual meals, so while the quantity of items tried may have shrunk, we made sure to try items we really wanted.


Takoyaki: the night market classic back home, this rendition was a lot gooey-er as it came hot off the press, just cooked through. Continue reading Spotlight: Street Food in Osaka

Cafe Onion


Cafe Onion made its initial impression due to the oddity of it, as well as the beauty of the original warehouse-like location. Having expanded to a total of three stores, the Anguk location is arguably one of the most popular, located in a traditional hanok setting.

Cafe Onion Anguk (카페 어니언)
Address: 146-1, Gye-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul
서울 종로구 계동길 5 Continue reading Cafe Onion

Soon Tofu Gelato


Having heard Gangneung was known for its soft tofu in my research, I stumbled upon Soontofu Gelato, and instantly added it to my list. While sharing my plans with my travel buddy, many upturned noses and resounding no’s were heard leading up to our visit to the city on the east coast of South Korea.

Soontofu Gelato
Location: 강원 강릉시 초당순두부길95-5
354-4, Chodang-dong, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do Continue reading Soon Tofu Gelato

Tsurutontan Soemoncho


Being thoroughly informed of the deliciousness of food that Osaka had to offer, we were fully prepared to have multiple meals a day during our short stay there. While I would not recommend this plan to anyone, it did lead us to trying the best udon I have ever had the pleasure of eating.

Tsurutontan Soemoncho
Address: 3-17 Souemoncho, Chuo Ward, Osaka, 542-0084, Japan Continue reading Tsurutontan Soemoncho

Victoria Bakery


While Instagram alone no longer easily captures my heart, good reviews via videos still manage to pique my interest. The beautiful counter of baked goodies caught my heart earlier this year, and upon realizing I would visit South Korea sooner than anticipated, I quickly added Victoria Bakery to my list of must-visits.

Victoria Bakery
Location: 서울 성동구 서울숲2길 18-7
18-7, Seoulsup 2-gil, Seongdong-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea Continue reading Victoria Bakery

The Frob Kitchen & Eatery

Ricotta Ravioli

Our first evening in Iqaluit had us scrambling to find a dinner place. Most places closed early, and there were only a few options in town, so we decided to go with one of the ‘fanciest’; The Frob, the restaurant at the Frobisher Inn.

The Frob Kitchen & Eatery
Location: Frobisher Inn, Astro Hill Complex
Iqaluit, NU
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Myoungdong Chammat Kalguksu


One evening, we were driving down a strip of Steeles I rarely pass by, and I spotted the brightly-lit sign reading “명동 칼국수”. I instantly thought of the outlet we had tried in Seoul, and my interest was piqued.

Myoungdong Chammat Kalguksu (명동 참맛 칼국수)
Location: 1549 Steeles Ave E
North York, ON
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