During a trip to Japan, Mr. Chau and I took a home cooking class and learned how to make pork and cabbage gyoza or Japanese dumplings. When I looked up comparisons between the pan-fried Chinese dumplings (鍋貼 or guoti) and the pan-fried Japanese dumplings (餃子 or gyoza), the difference seems to be in the dumpling skin and the filling. While both types of dumplings usually contain meat and veggies, the ratio of veggies to meat is higher for the Japanese gyoza. I’m not sure if that’s true but both types of dumplings are super yummy. Plus dumplings are so freezer friendly that I’d always make a batch to keep in my freezer for a quick meal or snack.
The Sublime Ruby KitKat is the world’s first chocolate bar made from ruby chocolate. Luckily, I was able to buy some during my visit to Tokyo. They were sold as individual bars at the KitKat Chocolatory for ¥432 (tax incl.). Here’s a video of me unboxing the Sublime Ruby KitKat and tasting it for the first time.
2018 marks the 30th anniversary of Final Fantasy (FF) and they held a special exhibition at the Mori Art Center Gallery in Roppongi Hills, Tokyo. Titled “別れの物語展” (Memories of You), the Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary Exhibition recaps all the FF series most memorable parting moments starting from their very first game. Here’s a recap of my experience at this exhibition that brought tears to my eyes.
We happened to be in Tokyo during the Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary Exhibition so we stopped by to check it out. Titled “別れの物語展” (Memories of You), the exhibition recaps all the Final Fantasy series most memorable parting moments in the past 30 years. While attending the exhibition at the Mori Arts Center Gallery, we discovered there was an FF 30th collaboration menu with The Sun Cafe. It’s only fitting that we replenish our HP (health points) with Final Fantasy food after our visit.
Kimchi fried rice has become one of my favourite seasoned rice dishes to make at home. It’s so simple to make. Much easier than Chinese style fried rice. You don’t even need to cook the rice a day ahead. This means you can prepare kimchi fried ride the same day you plan on serving it!
Hey there, I’m Jan. I have a major sweet tooth and believe the best way to experience different cultures is through the stomach. The kitchen is my playground where I try to recreate some of the delicious dishes I ate. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy reading my travel and dining stories!
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