This elegant carpaccio with nori-braised daikon, wasabi emulsion, and yuzu-marinated daikon requires multiple steps but is simple overall.
“The food world is divided on tuna, - writes the food author of The Daily Meal. - “While it’s difficult to wade through all those health and environmental concerns, the fact remains that tuna is one of the most versatile and palate-friendly fish on the market. Sold fresh or in a can, eaten raw or grilled, tuna is simple to prepare and pairs well with the flavors of many different types of cuisines, from Italian to Japanese to Mexican”
Here are some of the top food blogs we’re reading right now - from some of the best cuisines to tips on best street eats in Singapore: http://thewonglist.blogspot.com, http://atigerinthekitchen.com, http://www.eatingintranslation.com, http://eatingasia.typepad.com, http://ramblingspoon.com, http://www.what2seeonline.com, http://norecipes.com, http://ieatishootipost.sg
“When I was a little kid, I liked airplane food. It wasn’t hard back then—the food was pretty good, because the airlines were putting some effort into it. I even liked the little trays, how everything fit together,” - writes Chef Eric Ripert in his “Eating First-Class on the Fly” article for The Wall Street Journal. (You can follow him @ericripert)
Ripert then shares his food experience at the airports around the world - (he does travel a lot!) - and which airports he’d actually consider for dining.
“In Singapore and Hong Kong, I go to the airport ahead of time just to eat. It’s tiny and modern, and serves traditional cuisine. You can even get Peking duck..”
To say that his story made us water-mouth is to say little at all… It made us both hungry for travel and hungry for a good plate of Peking Duck…
Do you have your favorite airport to eat?
A rather interesting choice for a U.S.-based International debut, but we applaud it as more and more celebrities come out with their own perfumes.
Taylor Swift’s Wonderstruck has been around in USA, but only now it debuts in Asia Pacific.
The fragrance is exclusive to the retailer’s Perfumes & Cosmetics stores in Changi Airport until end February. Changi is said to be the first airport to launch the scent in Asia Pacific.
Swift worked with perfumer Olivier Gillotin of Givaudan, who drew inspiration from the singer’s favorite memories and scents. Wonderstruck is a gourmand floral – top notes include freesia, apple blossom and raspberry, while the heart is made up of vanilla, honeysuckle and white hibiscus; base notes comprise golden amber, sandalwood and peach.
(Source: ©The Moodie Report)
It’s not like when we arrive to an airport, we go on the plane right away. Usually, we wait. We browse through available at the airport amenities. We buy some souvenirs. We have something to eat and drink. Basically, we spend some time waiting for the flight. That’s why, when we come across an airport that is not only cozy and offers many on-site services, but offer it free, we instantly become in gratitude. Especially, when it comes to killing time while entertaining ourselves.
And this is exactly what one gets at the Singapore Change Airport - free movies and video games.
As a matter of fact, Singapore’s Changi airport is the ultimate paradise of free stuff. Here are just a few choices to kill idle time at the airport:
That’s only the tip of Singapore’s jumbo jet of airport entertainment, but it’ll probably keep you occupied for at least one layover.
One of our favorite leisure (weekend) things to do in New York City - being that we live here - is to browse through winter holiday window displays at the New York oldest department stores in the city, like Bergdorf Goodman - an iconic NY department store. Most likely you’ve heard about this store at least once - perhaps, even in one of your favorite NY shows/films, like The Sex and The City. It’s just hard to imagine if you haven’t… Either way, we are here to share this kind of things with you - the local things and places that only a local might know.
So, last weekend, when the first snow finally came upon New York City and many New Yorkers flew to the parks and countryside to take advantage of the snow activities, one of our colleagues ended up taking a stroll down the 5th Avenue along the Central Park in hope to capture some snow activities. As a result, she did, but she also took some photos of the window displays at Bergdorf Goodman.
Bergdorf Goodman has been always known for having very creative, stylish and colorful window displays. And as you can see from the photos, they do have beautiful window set-ups. This year they’ve even decided to reflect on the Chinese New Year / Lunar Calendar by including a dragon figure along the mannequins wearing haute couture.
For more on the Year of Dragon, visit: Singapore Tourism Board and/or plan YOUR customized trip to Singapore via YourSingapore, which, by the way, has a very good compilation of the Chinese New Year celebration photos and other visuals on the site.
You can also get more information about the travel and local airports here at the Changi International Airport.
“JUST look around,” said Malcolm Lee, a 27-year-old Singaporean chef, as he gestured toward the dozen or so street food stands surrounding our table. “I doubt that one of these hawkers is under the age of 40. When this generation is gone, their recipes will probably go with them. Their children want to be bankers or lawyers. Who wants to slog it out six days a week, morning through night, in a hot, dirty environment?”
The author Gisela Williams reflects on her visit to the Singapore Food Trail at the Singapore Flyer, a huge Ferris wheel that’s a top tourist attraction. The Food Trail is a new spin on hawker centers, a Singaporean tradition in which cooks sell their signature dishes to admiring customers for low prices. Loving essays have been written about hawker centers; food enthusiasts come from around the world to sample them.
Williams states that even though the hawker culture might die out anytime soon, she feels strongly about preserving it.
(If you’re planning on visiting Singapore, here’s a good point to start from).
Do you know what is A380? For the hint, click here.
Since the first A380 flight took off from Singapore to Sydney in 2007, Changi Airport has handled more than 20,000 A380 flights. Today, Changi Airport is the world’s busiest multi-carrier A380 hub, with more than 200 weekly A380 flights operated by Lufthansa, Qantas and Singapore Airlines connecting to 10 cities worldwide…
Congratulations to Singapore Airlines that are commencing its A380 services to New York this week!