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Green tea latte

It seems like this winter is extra snowy, doesn’t it? It looks like we’re in for another storm today. Last week when the blizzard hit, I was able to work from home, and instead of trekking through the snow, I got to enjoy it from my window (in my pj’s) with a nice hot green tea latte.
Green tea lattes are made with matcha, a powdered green tea. Traditionally, it’s served in a bowl with a whisk to mix it into the hot water. It’s strong and grassy, and even healthier for you than normal green tea, since you’re actually consuming …

 

Restaurant Review: Gyu-Kaku

 
Last weekend, I tried a fairly new restaurant in Brookline – Gyu-Kaku – that had opened its first location in Mass. back in April 2013. Gyu-Kaku is a chain restaurant with over 700 locations worldwide and features Japanese Barbecue cuisine. In short, it’s indoor grilling. Customers can order raw, specially-marinated a la carte items from the menu and cook the food themselves – a fun concept and dining experience. The staff are helpful and will explain the process and cook time to newcomers. Besides barbecue, there are also various cooked appetizers, rice and noodle dishes that you can order. I …

 

California Eats: Part 2

Last week, I blogged about some of the California eats that I enjoyed on my recent trip to the West Coast. Today, I’ll continue sharing my food adventure in the golden state with a focus on sweets and snacks.
 

 
As you may know, I am obsessed with French macaron cookies – so much that I learned to make them myself (see post on nutella macarons)! When I discovered that Milk Shop, an ice cream parlor in LA, served macaron ice cream cookie sandwiches, I knew that I had to make a special trip there. Inside Milk, there were display cases full of …

 

Asia Food Tour: Part 3

 
 
In this last part of my Asia food tour blog series (see also Part 1: Mainland China – Beijing & Guangzhou and Part 2: Hong Kong & Macau), I’ll share with you some of my food experiences in Taipei, which is the capital of Taiwan, a large island/state located east of China. Taiwan is home to delicious food, hot springs, and Taipei 101 (2nd tallest building in the world).
 
 
 
 
 

Did you know that bubble tea was invented in Taiwan? Bubble tea is a popular iced tea drink often fused with milk, and mixed with tapioca “pearls” or “bubbles.” There are many flavors to choose …