Located in Saga Prefecture, Arita (有田) is a town known for their porcelain – Arita Yaki. With only half a day in Arita, we visited the Kyushu Ceramic Museum and ate lunch at the nearby cafe. Liked many towns in Japan, there is a local food “experience” in Arita called the Arita Yaki Gozen. Here’s what this special meal looks like.
I ate mapo tofu a lot when growing up but never learned how to cook it. In fact, it wasn’t until a year or so ago that I took an interest in cooking Chinese food. If I knew that mapo tofu is so easy to make, I’d have learned how to make it sooner! Could you believe that with only a few ingredients and some pantry items, you can make a delicious dish that goes well with rice?
Known as 99 islands, Kujukushima is made up of a cluster of 208 islands located in Sasebo, Nagasaki. Why 99? That’s because “kujuku” sounds like ninety-nine in Japanese. There are several observatories in the area where you can view the islands but some are not easily accessible by public transit. Thus, one of the easiest way to see Kujukushima is to take a cruise the Pearl Sea Resort. This 50 minutes cruise will tour around some of the islands and provide information about Kujukushima in Japanese, English, Mandarin and Korean.
Afternoon tea is the perfect time to catch up with friends. Since both Ms Liao and I live in Burnaby, we decided to try the afternoon tea offerings from November Dessert. Located a few doors away from Sugar Lab, November Dessert is a new dessert cafe in the Royal Oak area. They offer a half-size and a full-size afternoon tea set. Let’s take a look at what’s included!
A nice hot bowl of soup warms the soul when it’s chilly outside! Soups are great year round but the time I appreciate soups the most is during the cold weather months. I tend to cook a lot of different soups at home where it has both protein and vegetables so all I need to do is serve it with rice and dinner is ready!
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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