When Takumi, the famous ramen restaurant from Dusseldorf, announced that they are bringen the authentic Sapporo Ramen to the West-Kruiskade in Rotterdam, everyone was excited. Do you remember the times that you went to Dusseldorf just to eat at Takumi or at Naniwa? I had only been to Naniwa, but I heard great things about… Continue reading Takumi Dusseldorf brings their best ramen to Rotterdam
Petting animals while having a cup of coffee or tea is a wonderful phenomenal in Asia and many cafés there thrive on this concept. While you can pet owls in Tokyo or cuddle dogs in Bau House in Seoul, cat cafés are still the most popular. A few years ago the first cat café opened… Continue reading Cuddling cats while having cake and tea at Rotterdam’s first Cat Café!
If you go to Beijing you will find a lot of restaurants that serve duck, but if you want to try an authentic Beijing Duck with cucumber and scallions wrapped in thin pancakes you should know where to look and also put some money aside for it. I tried out Da Dong Roast Duck Restaurant.… Continue reading The crispy and juicy Beijing Duck of Da Dong
Chocolate! Who doesn’t love to eat it! If you like to eat fair-trade chocolate, you are probably familiar with the chocolate by Tony’s Chocolonely. Besides focusing on making chocolate 100% slave free, they also bring out crazy chocolate flavours. This Dutch chocolate brand just opened a shop in Amsterdam near their office. And they have… Continue reading Tony’s Chocolonely opens own shop
In the north of Beijing there are many scenic areas like mountains and forest areas. These are great places to enjoy the nature and be away from the busy city centre, but they are also a good source for hot springs.
When I came across these white eggplants, I knew I wanted to make a special dish. So I decided to stuff it and bake it in the oven! Want to know how I made it? Read the recipe below. I found these eggplants at the open market in Rotterdam and they are much smaller than… Continue reading Stuffed white eggplant in oven
If you are in China or some other Asian countries and you get up early, you will see that it can be very lively outside. Not only do you see a lot of vendors selling breakfast on the streets, but in parks and courtyards you will find a lot of old people. They are doing… Continue reading Exercising with the elderly
As a foodie in China, my biggest challenge is knowing what food I ordered to eat. And in China… you never know. Why? Because most of the menus don’t have photos, English or pinyin, it’s just a list of Chinese characters. So sometimes I just guess or try to ask as good as possible, but… Continue reading Eating sheep intestine soup
If you want to know how an ancient street looks like and what ancient buildings there might have been, you should visit the Wide and Narrow Alley (Kuan-Zhai Lane) 宽窄巷子 in Chengdu. The newly restored old architecture dates back to the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasty and gives you an impression how people might… Continue reading Wide and Narrow Alley
Chengdu is known for the giant panda. This fluffy black and white bear is native for China and it’s their national treasure. Unfortunately it is an endangered species since their natural habitat has been reduced. Pandas are now only found in some mountain areas in Sichuan, Gansu and Shaanxi province. To maintain and increase their… Continue reading Visiting the giant panda