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Egg-citing: Visiting the Gudetama Chef Restaurant in Shanghai

I don’t really understand the craze about animes and cartoons, but I do know I overuse Gudetama emoticons. I also get stuck at the Gudetama shops all too often during my trips to Japan. I don’t like to admit it, but I think I am into this lazy & grumpy egg yolk. The Gudetama restaurant just opened in Shanghai, and I invited my sister to join me on the adventure before the grand opening.

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Sailor Moon Pop-up Café at Harajuku, Tokyo

Sailor moon still holds a special place in my heart. It’s been perhaps close to 20 years since the last time I actually watched the anime, but I still remember how obsessed I was with it when I was little. My mom told me I would cry for hours if I miss an episode on TV, and I used to beg her to take me to a Sailor moon-themed restaurant every week. Not to mention all the toys and costumes I had…… I’m sure all girls around my age can relate.

And that’s why I was so freaking excited when I found out there will be a Sailor Moon Pop-up Café during the time I was in Tokyo! The Sailor Moon pop-up is at the Q-Pot café at Harajuku, Tokyo from June 30 to August 20, 2017! 

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Night + Market – Authentic Thai Cuisine in LA’s West Hollywood

For me, travel planning involves a lot of restaurant scouting. A trip is not complete without a handful of decent meals planned in. You don’t want to go to the soulless, touristy spots that betray the true culinary potential of every city. The best way to find local gems is to ask your local friend. You can also do some research online……which is what I did before leaving for LA. After scanning around 5 food-related websites, I decided to make a reservation at Night + Market, a Thai restaurant in West Hollywood. They recently opened a new location at Silver Lake as well.

After a day of shopping on Melrose and at the Grove, I arrived at Night +Market just in time. We also found a parking spot on the street just a few steps away from the restaurant.  It was gonna be a good day!

 

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Alan's Bistro [Shanghai]

For my parents’ 28th marriage anniversary, I decided to book a table at Alan’s Bistro, a new French eatery in town that promises to serve good food without the usual swanky feel of French restaurants. The bund housed only ultra high-end restaurants for years, and now it’s finally warming up to the concept of bistro-style places, well, only if they are opened by world-renowned chefs. Alan’s Bistro is a good example of such. Chef Alan Yu is the Executive Chef at the 8½ Otto e Mezzo and worked at Jean

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Chop Chop Club [Shanghai]

Ever since moving to Shanghai four years ago, I’ve been on a mission to try out all the restaurants that are worthy of exploring, whether they’re brand new or have been around. By now, I’ll have to say I’ve been to pretty much all of the nice restaurants in town. You can call me the Bund Girl just because I used to go to the bund for dinner dates at least twice a month. But that was back in the days when I was single and ready to mingle.

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