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A great yet little known Taiwanese-style restaurant in Taipei

March 26, 2009 through the looking glass

Tweet I did not know about this tiny gem of a restaurant until my girlfriend from college took me there last night. Lu Sang restaurant in Yongkang Street may strike you as yet another roadside Japanese restaurant in Taipei from outside because of its bamboo-focused decor, but a quick peek inside, the modernized traditional-style tables and chairs […]

Best scallion pancake in Taipei

March 26, 2009 through the looking glass

Tweet When you are in Taipei, you need to seek out scallion pancakes no matter where you are.  Chances are, they are good. But if you are adventurous and are a foodie, then you need to make a track to 永康街 Yongkang Street.  This stand is at the corner of a building, on the first floor […]

What the hack is this? The simple plant that inspired so many jokes…

March 18, 2009 through the looking glass

Tweet After my son posted with the REAL plant from which Wasabi is made from, he was horrified when we came up with many nicknames for the said plant… Somehow I doubt he would include the picture with him holding this in his scrapbook for this trip which is to be shared with his classmates upon […]

Enos @ Intercontinental Chicago

March 7, 2009 through the looking glass

Tweet Wine with chocolate. Need I say more? Sent from my iPhone Posted via email from The Absence of Alternatives

Life seen thru a Kinder: Subway is now a form of measurement

March 3, 2009 marketing at work

Tweet Somebody should give the gal or guy who is in charge of Subway’s “5 Dollar Foot Long” marketing campaign a raise. Oh, whatever. They are probably making a ton anyway. I don’t worry about their financial health really. But when you see a genius move done by a corporation, that seems to be the […]

Sushi for you, Obama-san!

February 24, 2009 a picture is worth a thousand words

Tweet The chef did try very hard to make it non-offensive. A friendly gesture really. Look at the USA flag and the similes! I am actually using this to test POSTEROUS My first reaction was: No! Not another Web 2.0 blogging/tweeting site… How do they expect us to keep up? Very soon, only SAHMs, celebrities, […]

In praise of Kome Kome Shu: Sake that is easy to love and drink

February 24, 2009 random

Tweet If you have never tried Sake, or if you tried but didn’t think that Sake is for you. Give it a try again. But this time, try the Kome Kome Shu. Literally, Rice Rice Wine/Booze. The alcohol content is much lower than the common varieties out there, at only 7%. And it is SWEET, […]

I love Bacon. But not this much… Bacon Flavored Jelly Beans?!

February 2, 2009 a picture is worth a thousand words

Tweet Now I have seen it all… Prove yourself to be a true bacon lover, get Bacon flavored Jelly Beans for this Valentine’s Day!

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The London Beer Flood of 1814

January 17, 2009 a picture is worth a thousand words

Tweet After I learned about the Boston Molasses Flood of 1919, I quickly got wind of a rival event that happened more than a century before the Bostonian food disaster: the London Beer Flood. In short, on October 14, 1814, heavy metal hoops that held a larger vat broke and ignited a chain reaction that […]

Today is the 90th anniversary of The Great Boston Molasses Flood

January 15, 2009 a picture is worth a thousand words

Tweet It happened on January 15, 1919: a giant vat containing thick heavy molasses exploded, and the heavy goo flooded the streets of Boston’s North End, reportedly clocking at 35 miles an hour. In the end, 21 people died from this tragedy and hundreds of people were injured. It took many days and efforts afterwards […]