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London Like Locals

January 27, 2016

I’ve had a love affair with London for quite some time.

Ever since I first visited during the winter of 2009, I knew this was my dream city. The diverse culture, the friendly people and, of course, the delicious food captivated me from the moment I arrived.

In fact, I was lucky enough to live in London during the summer of 2012 and I got to know the city very well. I researched restaurants, walked through different parts of town to get to know the local streets and took every chance I could to soak in the nooks and crannies of the city.

Fast forward to last year and I took another trip across the pond and back to London with some spare vacation days I had from work. Three cheers for time off!
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That One Time I Got Foie Gras-Wasted in Paris

July 28, 2014

IMG_8266I’m not going to lie- when I travel, I usually like to eat my way through the city I’m visiting. I’m a firm believer that the culture and lifestyle of a destination is enhanced by the local dishes and flavors.

For my summer vacation this year, I went to visit one of my best friends in France. She’s working on her master’s degree in Paris and I also missed her very much, so I decided to spend some days with her. Continue Reading…

Aloha!

September 19, 2013

I had the best vacation this summer. I hit the beach, drank Mai Tais and went sightseeing at some amazing places. Of course, I’m talking about the one and only Hawaii!

Apart from being excited to finally work on my tan and ignore my email for a while (which is a vacation within itself!), I was stoked to try new flavors and dishes in the Aloha state.

Early on in my trip, I tried the iconic Hawaiian poke – a dish normally made with fresh, Ahi tuna, scallions, cilantro, onions, soy sauce, sesame oil and a little chili pepper for a kick. Poke actually means “to slice or cut” in Hawaiian and this dish is reminiscent of an insanely fresh ceviche.

Super fresh and ridiculously tasty Hawaiian poke

Super fresh and ridiculously tasty Hawaiian poke

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Taste the Food, Experience the Culture!

January 8, 2013

This past summer, I was lucky enough to study abroad in Spain and visit many places in Europe and Africa. I became obsessed with authentic Spanish cuisine so I wrote this entry for the blog I kept while I was living and studying in Spain. Hope you fall in love with la comida Española like I did!

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I admit it, I’m a foodie. So naturally, I’m always fascinated by the different flavors I taste when I’m abroad. During my time in Spain this summer, this was no different. Continue Reading…

I Ate a Piece of NYC

November 13, 2012

Ah, New York City. One of my favorite cities in the world, if not my all-time favorite, NYC holds a beloved spot in my heart for two reasons:

  1. It is the home of NBCUniversal, my dream work place.
  2. The food is ridiculously delicious.

In regards to the grub you can find in the City, I’m always bewildered at the different types of establishments that I find in the Village, SOHO and even Midtown. Anything from bakeries, Indian food, specialty delicatessens… You name it, you can definitely find it in Manhattan.

In my recent trip to NYC last month, the city was more or less the same- busy, crazy cab drivers hogging up the street and smoke coming up from the sewers (I’ve always thought this was weird). I had very limited time to actually venture and explore the city since I was spending my days with friends I hadn’t seen in a while. However, I did manage to do something that I hadn’t done before – eat a hotdog from a street vendor.

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Fancy a pie, do you?

July 26, 2012

I’ve always had a fascination for anything British. Now that I’ll be living in the cosmopolitan city that is London*, I’m so excited to learn about the culture through the city’s food.

I’ve been spending my summer in Europe and, for about a month and a half now, I’ve been warming up to my Westminster flat with my parents. Luckily, we have about half a dozen pubs around our building, all within five minutes from each other. Continue Reading…