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Food Travel: How to eat kaiten-zushi like locals do

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While sushi is amazing to look at, a lot of people are intimidated with the tradition that comes in the creation and consumption of it. If you want to enjoy this Japanese cuisine in a laidback atmosphere, nothing can beat the convenient conveyor belt sushi or kaiten-zushi. As much as you want to scrape off the plates, you still need to know some basic tips to enjoy your Japanese meal:

Japanese Food

You just can’t sit and grab plates

When you go for a conveyor belt sushi, you just cannot eat away as soon as you get to the restaurant. You need to get settled in. Most likely you will see a spigot for some hot water. Near that will be a container of green tea. You will be given a mug to enjoy some hot tea.


4 Reasons to Ride the Singapore Flier

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The Singapore Flier is arguably one of the best places to visit in all of South East Asia. When I first heard of its construction, I did not believe that such an enormous structure could fit in the tiny city island but once I see it upon completion, I am awed beyond belief because the Singapore Flyer is indeed larger than life itself.

1. Enjoy 360 panoramic view
If you want want to enjoy a beautiful 360 degrees panoramic view of the city, you don’t need to sneak up to the tallest skyscraper in Singapore. All you need to do is get a ticket to ride the Singapore Flyer and you will be rewarded with sights that will take your breath away! On a clear day you can see the bustling streets of Orchard Road, the scenic Straits of Singapore and even Batam Island in neighboring Indonesia! Being in this gigantic Ferris Wheel does not mean that you will only be contained in your seat for the entire 45 minutes – in fact, you get to take a stroll, take in the views and get excellent snap shots as souvenirs!


Food travel Denmark: Discovering new Nordic cuisine in Copenhagen

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Copenhagen has been on any gourmands dream food destination ever since it generated buzz about the new craze for Nordic cuisine. The capital of Denmark is also home to the best restaurant in the world according to the S.Pellegrino top 50 restaurants of the world award– Noma.

Noma ruled the gastroscape in 2010 and remains to be on top of the culinary world. Aside from the top restaurant, Copenhagen is also where some restaurants with Michelin stars are located. Add to this the best chefs residing in the city.

The young chefs in Copenhagen spearheaded the transition of the city from a pork and potato meal destination to a gustatory top destination. These young chefs define what new Nordic cuisine is by blending all their skills, creativeness, and ingenuity learned from the best chefs from around the globe.


Top Restaurants in 10 of the Best Cities Across the Globe (Part 1)

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It’s hard to navigate around a foreign city in search of the best places to eat. Amidst all the banners and the neon signs of food establishments in the sprawling city, there are only a select few worth visiting. Unfortunately, unlike the locals, you do not have the time to wander around and taste every place that strikes your mere fancy. In this article, we guide you to the best restaurants in one of the top global cities of the world so you know where to eat when you’re there.

New York

  1. Locanda Verde – Andrew Carmellini helms this Italian restaurant in TriBeCa. The dish that most reviewers recommend is the sheep-milk ricotta served with herbs. The patries of Karen DeMasco gives a hearty breakfasts in the restaurant its muffin top with her signature lemon tarts and coffee cake.

Top 7 Places for Food Lovers

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If you’re out to find the best spots for the city’s local culinary delights, here are the top 7 cities that will surely meet every foodie’s great expectations.

Lyon, France

The French’s influence is evident in every part of the globe and what better way to enjoy authentic French cuisine than going to the country itself. France is all about good food but the best of palates are not limited to Paris. Lyon is next to Paris in term of land size and here, you can savor the authentic French cuisine that has made the rest of the world take notice. Fresh local sausages and Bresse poultry are served everyday at various bistros and restaurants that are found in Lyon. La Tassée is famous for the best of the city’s cuisine with its best sellers veal kidney and pike served in matelote sauce. L’Alexandrin is not only famous for its Bresse served in a rich and sinful cream sauce but also for the warm and friendly greetings by the wait staff. If you want to whip up your own French dishes, head to any of the 40 plus food markets in the city for the freshest finds.


Top 10 Most Extreme Restaurants in the World [with videos]

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What do you consider in finding the perfect place to eat?  On top of the list is the sumptuous food that they serve. Others consider affordability.  For some, the location of the restaurants matter. The ambiance is a huge factor too. That is why restaurant owners pay interior designers to provide a well suited setting for their dining place. They choose the best materials in building up their restaurants.  Dishes together with its tableware are served in a very artistic manner.

Some imaginative restaurateurs add some twists to their set up to spice things up a bit. Aside from the awesome interiors you will be amused with how the meals are served or how you should be eating them. Weird food plus themed environment equals unique dining experience.

Opaque, Los Angeles, California


Top Restaurants in 10 of the Best Cities Across the Globe (Part 2)

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We continue our gastronomic journey through 10 great cities and check out the best restaurants that can please our palates. In case you missed the first 5 cities we listed, you can click here to read about the top restaurants we featured.

London

  1. Modern Pantry – This quirky establishment offers one of the best breakfasts in London. Helmed by Anna Hansen, guests will have an enjoyable time picking on their English breakfast or Modern Pantry’s signature omelettes.
  2. Wright Brothers Oyster & Porter House – The English know their oysters well and this is quite evident at Wright Brothers Oyster & Porter House. Get a plate of the oysters and drink Prosecco.
  3. The Restaurant at St. Paul’s – This treasure is just right behind St. Paul’s Cathedral. Sample their treats like salmon with brocolli and their leek puree. Their gingerbread sandwich filled with ice cream is laced with natural honey.

Visit Malaysia’s 30-day Food Haven

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For Muslims, the holy month of Ramadhan marks the beginning of a 30-day fasting period. They abstain from food from sunrise to sundown, and for some this may be quite an arduous task. Nonetheless they persevere, and one advantage is that the locals get to enjoy a tempting variety of food when they attend “pasar Ramadhan” or food markets set up all over the country. These stalls sell mostly local food and other treats at very affordable prices. It is easy to be tempted to buy up everything in sight, so be sure to practice moderation when you purchase food and avoid wastage!