Posts Tagged ‘Tea’

January 27, 2010 Off

Yueh Yiin Shiuan 玥飲軒 (Taipei: Shida)

By in 10: Taipei

We met up with Jon’s friend who took us to the cool Shida and Taida neighbourhood, which is the area surrounding the two Universities in the Da-an district of Taipei. There’s a nice college town/bohemian vibes to the area and it’s flourish with cheap eats, 2nd hand bookstores, cool cafes and live houses for local […]

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January 25, 2010 3

Booday (Taipei: Zhongshan)

By in 10: Taipei, Favorite Food Entries

When I was in Hong Kong back in October I saw these really cute independent zines called Booday and I selected one for purchase. I ended up regretting not getting more issues because it has a wonderful but simplistic aesthetics – illustrations and photography that feels natural  (see sample pages here). Each issue explores a […]

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November 23, 2009 6

People’s Recreation Community (Hong Kong: Causeway Bay)

By in 09: Hong Kong

It’s rare to see small and interesting “indie” cafes in Hong Kong on the street level due to the outrageous rents in this city. So it has became a trend to open cafes on the upper floors of business buildings which has cheaper rent. Thus these cafes were coined “Upstair cafe.” Upstair cafes are usually […]

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November 19, 2009 6

Intercontinental Lobby Lounge (Hong Kong: Tsim Sha Tsui)

By in 09: Hong Kong

We walked all over Mongkok and Tsim Sa Tsui all day long. Before heading back to the Hong Kong Island via Star Ferry we surrendered to our tired feet and rested at the chichi Lobby Lounge at the Intercontiental Hotel for afternoon tea. The Lobby Lounge’s interior was rather soulless and business looking, and it’s […]

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November 12, 2009 5

Club Qing (Hong Kong: LKF)

By in 09: Hong Kong, Favorite Food Entries

An unique thing to check out in Hong Kong’s culinary scene is “Private kitchen“. Sort of similar to the speakeasy bar in the US during early 20th century, Private kitchens are unlicensed “secret” eateries that’re inside someone’s apartment or a nondescript office building, usually without prominent signage and were spread only through word of mouth. […]

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