Omakase Dinner at Rin Sushi – Review

Omakase Dinner at Rin Sushi – Review

I had recently enjoyed an Omakase dinner at Rin Sushi in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada. The reservation was pretty easy and when I called Rin Sushi to check why my preferred time, 7 pm, was never available they explained to me that they reserve the  (Full Story)

Taiwan Trip Memories – Day 3/3

Taiwan Trip Memories – Day 3/3

The Taiwan trip was the first of my four-nation journey and in the early hours of my fourth day I was scheduled to fly out to Singapore. To avoid struggling with the luggage in the wee hours of the day, I had planned to check  (Full Story)

RBC’s New Travel Credit Card with 35k Points

RBC’s New Travel Credit Card with 35k Points

Air travel is slowly returning to normal and Canada’s RBC (Royal Bank of Canada) is offering a travel credit card with a handsome bonus and other benefits. So, I got the RBC Avion Visa Infinite card which comes with 35,000 Rewards Points, enough to fly  (Full Story)

Taiwan Trip Memories – Day 2 of 3

Taiwan Trip Memories – Day 2 of 3

If Day 1 of my three-day Taiwan trip was quite a relaxed one, Day 2 was meant for some strenuous exercise. Recap: on Day 1, I had a relaxing hot springs bath at Beitou, a visit to the Raohe Night Market and then capped the  (Full Story)

Taipei Trip – Day 1 of 3 (Memories)

Taipei Trip – Day 1 of 3 (Memories)

I had arrived for my Taipei Trip in the very early hours of the day. I was staying at the Marriott Courtyard, and there was a bus service from the airport that stopped right in front of the hotel. The first bus was more than  (Full Story)

In Japan, An Act of Kindness

In Japan, An Act of Kindness

Japan had excited me since my childhood, and a few years ago I did get the chance to spend some time visiting Tokyo, Nara, Osaka and Kyoto. And during that trip I came to experience the Japanese kindness. On my last full day in the  (Full Story)

Benefits of Bitter Taste – Part 2 (More Recipes)

Benefits of Bitter Taste – Part 2 (More Recipes)

In my previous post, I had described the importance and benefits of bitter taste in our food. That post, The Benefits of Bitter Taste, I had outlined that while western cooking has gone so mild in bitter taste (except perhaps for coffee), this taste plays  (Full Story)

The Benefits of Bitter Taste

The Benefits of Bitter Taste

I was recently watching a cooking show episode of a well-known, since deceased, US chef. His comments on the merits of bitter taste made me think how different Asian cultures approach this taste compared to western cooking. Bill Briwa, in his video, said that bitter  (Full Story)