Kyuu Kei Udon x Soba

I’ve written about the sore lack of tsukemen in Singapore, despite the dish being quite perfect for Singapore’s weather. I may have to take that back. A new restaurant has opened up below my office building which specialises in tsukemen. It has a short menu. You start by choosing your broth – (a) tonkotsu broth or (b) lobster broth. Next, pick your protein – (i) pork chashu or (ii) fried chicken kaarage. Add ons include onsen eggs etc.  Continue reading

Hanoi: Bun Cha Nem Cua Be Dac Kim

This is the first post in an overseas trip to Hanoi, Vietnam.

My first trip to Hanoi was over 5 years ago. It was like a trip of firsts. First trip since I found my job, first time to Indochina, first time I got scammed (yes and right when I landed in Hanoi, got scammed by the taxi driver to pay an “additional” toll of USD17).

That said, Hanoi was also where I started my backpacking trips around Asia and where I met many friends whom I still keep in contact with. More on that later.  Continue reading