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bi-rite creamery, san francisco

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Yes, it was late. Yes, it was cold. Yes, it was raining. Yes, we got ice cream.

Post- Burma Superstar dinner, post-performance at the Women’s Building we hoofed in back in our high heels to the car. Despite the drizzle and my aching feet we made a detour to Bi-Rite to join the line of other smart people satisfying their sugary dreams. Verdict: worth it. Want more.

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March 14, 2011 at 1:24 pm

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the next great singapore food tour

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Before I left Singapore we had another Singapore Food Tour (seriously, you could probably have an infinite amount of these in Singapore – there are so many places to eat).

Actually, wait. I have a few, unrelated things to purge from my brain.

– Yesterday I found a dead frog on the table in one of the conference rooms at work. Dis.gust.ing. How did it get there? No one knows.

– I am totally obsessed with watching Top Chef All Stars. I DVR each episode and then watch it about 5 million times. No, not just because of Dale Talde. (Although it’s a nice bonus.) The challenges are freakin’ crazy this season and you got some pretty badass chefs on the show. Except for Jamie who keeps flying under the radar…

– My brother got me the Momofuku book for Christmas and now I really, really want to try the cereal milk custard and the ramen.

– I’m leaving for a trip to Asia in a few days and I’m not packed at all.

– I wore boots over my jeans for the first time 2 days ago. I’m still recovering.

– I hate this laptop.

Okay, I feel better. Where were we?

Singapore. Food Tours. Let’s talk about it.

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December 24, 2010 at 3:34 pm

yay! we’re in dublin!

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I’m using the royal WE so you can live vicariously through me.

This is your Dublin intro post. A leisurely walk through my first few days in the Dubs. It involves the mall, French stuff, and fried fish.

I landed around midday in Dublin so I had to power through and stay up until atleast 8pm to try and shake off the jetlag. To make sure those hours melted away as fast as can be I headed to the mall (shocking) where I rifled throug the H&M racks and acquainted myself with Penney’s. I also indulged in some mall food.

Pizza, of course. Toppings were ok, the crust was meh. At least the cheese wasn’t weird like it often is in Asian pizzas. Cheese is not a strong point for Southeast Asia. Sorry.


Since I was doing so good whippin’ jet lag’ butt, I treated myself to some pistachio ice cream from an Aussie chain. It was alright but not particularly memorable.

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October 1, 2009 at 9:11 pm

the blue pumpkin, siem reap

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I’m having dejavu with this post. I feel like I’ve totally blogged about this already but all of my searches are coming up empty so unless it was eaten by the internets I really haven’t posted about Blue Pumpkin in Siem Reap yet. More Cambodia – hooray!

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August 25, 2009 at 7:00 pm

brought back to life by iberry

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I’m spending a lazy weekend at home in ultimate relaxation mode. No appts, no have-to-dos, no must-meets, etc. I have a bunch of those types of things (some of which are fun) on the horizon so I’m spending this weekend loading up on the me-time.

Let it be known that my month long hiatus is not the product of a lack of food adventures. There was lots of eating going on but there was also lots of burnt out-status going on too. That’s all behind us now since my recent trip to Bangkok has gotten me all riled up to share my latest favorite find.

I first learned of iberry via the loveliest of lovely food blogs, Eating Asia. They reran an old post about their love for iberry which coincided with my business trip to Bangkok so I jumped at the chance to try something they had featured. My first trip to iberry was the dessert end of dinner at Central World the pictures of which died an unexpected death due to user error (read: I accidentally deleted them). How amateur of me. Didn’t matter though because after my first visit I KNEW I would be back the next day.

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May 24, 2009 at 2:24 am

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wasabisabi, hong kong

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Another recommendation, this time from Jeff, to check out Wasabisabi led us to dinner on the 13th floor of the Times Square Center. Now don’t make the same mistake we did by going around in circles trying to get to the 13th floor. Use the outside elevator to go straight there. If you try to get in through the elevators inside, you’ll end up everywhere but the 13th floor. If you’re taking the MTR take the Island line and get off at Causeway Bay. Exit A will lead you right to Times Square.

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January 23, 2008 at 7:09 pm

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leg 2: seoul to singapore

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After 12.5 hours of plane time we had a brief 1 hour layover in Korea. A good time for us to stretch out (thanks for seats with no armrest for ease of stretching, Incheon Airport!), walk around, and take a breath of non-cabin air. Sadly, it was night time in Korea so most of the kiosks in the terminal were closed.


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October 17, 2007 at 6:13 pm

machan – taj hotel, new delhi, india

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It took 4 plane rides but I finally made it to the Taj Mahal in Agra this past weekend. Pretty awesome right? Love’s greatest monument did not disappoint.

On our way back to the airport, Mr. Kuggi, our awesome driver/tour guide, took us sightseeing around Delhi. For lunch we ended up (fittingly) at the Taj Mahal Hotel, a swanky 5 star establishment not far from Delhi’s famous sites. The hotel has a number of different restaurants. We settled for the all-purpose, safari-themed Machan. Machan refers to the platforms that they used to build on top of trees so that royals could spot game during expeditions.

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October 17, 2007 at 5:34 pm

eating at milton’s

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We really stretched our dessert legs in Santorini and by the time we hit Athens we were on a sweet tooth binge. Usually, we roam around for an hour peeking at menus to see if anything looks promising. During one hunt in Santorini, we found a place that had eggplants on it’s dessert menu. That was probably a little more interesting than we wanted to get. We found Eat at Milton’s in the Plaka not far from our hotel after dinner at Noodle Bar. We ended up having dessert there both nights in Athens.

On the first night we split 2 desserts. Unfortunately, the pictures don’t do it justice as it was really dark (and the macro on my camera doesn’t work well with flash). The first was a strawberry cake with peanut mousse, vanilla ice cream, and chocolate syrup. The strawberry pie was a cake-from-the-box pink with just the right amount of sweetness and a texture that was just the right mix of dense and fluffy. I’m not sure what was up with the peanut mousse as it was green – maybe it was pistachio mousse? It was just a small dollop. Served warm with vanilla ice cream and chocolate syrup this cake did not disappoint.

athens dessert

We also ordered (bc we’re piggies) lemon souffle. I should have taken a picture of the inside of the souffle as this picture makes it look like a big, burnt ball. The outside of the souffle was crisp. A nice contrast to the soft lemony cake inside. Around the cake are candied kumquats. My first kumquats ever. The plate was finished with a generous helping of coconut ice cream.


Like I said, we returned to Milton’s on the second night after our day trip to Delphi. We had intended on ordering the apple pie (which we had considered getting the night before), but they were out.


Instead, we opted for the chocolate cake which was served with a cute little jug of sweet milk. We made a little hole in the cake and poured the milk in. Pretty common as a dessert, but still executed well.


Surely we couldn’t all share 1 dessert so we also opted for the yogurt ice cream with honey and walnuts… except they didn’t serve ours with walnuts. Go figure. Don’t kid yourself either, this is not like frozen yogurt. So the first bite of this was kind of strange. It really, really tastes like yogurt. It even has that tartness that yogurt has. The honey starts to harden a little too since the ice cream is so cold. After the third spoonful you get used to the yogurt taste and I have to admit it was pretty darn tasty.

If you’re in the Plaka, definitely try to swing by Eat at Milton’s. It’s a cute place to grab dinner or just dessert and drinks. They are open way late. On the second night, we had dessert at about 11:20pm. They are into the details (as you can tell by the plates above) and even make the place settings trendy. The service is fair, but it’s a little pricier than most places (each dessert was about 9 Euros).

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May 30, 2007 at 7:44 pm