Monthly Archives: November 2019

Avec El

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I had seen beautiful photos of lattes topped with a slice of fruit, and even attempted my own throughout the years. As we were planning our latest trip to Seoul, I decided to hunt down the original cafe that served these lattes.

Avec El
Location: 서울시 용산구 후암동 41-1
41-1, Huam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul Continue reading Avec El

Ekibenya Matsuri

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When we first confirmed that we would be riding on the Shinkansen, I immediately looked up train bentos, and found Ekibenya Matsuri at Tokyo Station.

Ekibenya Matsuri
Location: 丸の内1-9-1
東京駅改札内 セントラルストリート1F
Chiyoda, 東京都 〒100-0005
1-9-1 Marunouchi Central Street 1F, Chiyoda 100-0005 Tokyo Prefecture
Continue reading Ekibenya Matsuri

Gion Tsujiri

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We couldn’t go to Kyoto without a sampling of matcha; on the way up towards Kodaiji, we passed several shops selling matcha soft serve, but we were all too full to partake.

Gion Tsujiri
Location: 東山区 高台寺ねねの道 京・洛市「ねね」
Shimokawaracho, Higashiyama-ku
Kodaiji Nenenomichi, Kyoto 605-0825, Kyoto Prefecture Continue reading Gion Tsujiri

Dipped Donuts

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I like a very specific type of doughnut – the soft, pillowy yeast ones are by far my favourite. While I have found favourites across the world, I was itching for a more accessible favourite, and when I first laid eyes on the doughnuts from Dipped, I had high hopes.

Dipped Donuts
Location: 161 Baldwin Street Unit 1
Toronto ON
M5T 1L9 Continue reading Dipped Donuts

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.

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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

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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)
Location: 146-1, Gye-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul
서울 종로구 계동길 5 Continue reading Cafe Onion

Soon Tofu Gelato

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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