_DSC8701 Kale, Black Bean and Quinoa Salad
During our recent trip to Sapa, Vietnam, we’ve had several moments of reflections about our resolutions, goals and plans since Alvin and I are turning 40 and Albert is growing fast. One of the resolutions that I can discuss publicly, is for us to lead a healthier lifestyle! We’ll try to achieve 100 kilometers of …
DSCN0187 Garbanzo, Corn, Tomato, and Mango Salad
On weekends, I make our meals special, because these are the days when we can spend more time on our dinner table. The trouble is, our long dinners make us ‘forget’ about our carb intake as we sometimes indulge on some high-carb stuff. So to compensate for the excess carbs gained over the weekend, I …
Fruits and a rose
Not all first impressions last… Meracus Hotel 2 in Hanoi is a 3-star, 4-storey hotel with only 13 rooms. It is located in Hang Trong street, perfect for tourists because it is within the Old Quarter area. It is just a few blocks away from Hoan Kiem Lake. At the end of the street, you’ll …
_DSC8716 Pulled Pork
Some of us avoided pork during the Lenten Season. Easter Sunday marks the end of this abstinence, and on this special occasion, I prepared the delightful Pulled Pork on Conchiglie for lunch. This recipe will give you a juicy, and ‘easy to pull apart’ Pulled Pork with robust flavours. And amazingly, you can use Pulled …
_DSC9100 Sapa, Vietnam
We took an overnight sleeper train from Hanoi. We boarded at 9:40pm and arrived around 5:40am in Lao Cai, the nearest station to Sapa. Sapa is surrounded by mountains and home to several ethnic minority groups including H’mong, Dao, Giay, Pho Lu and Tay. The weather in Sapa was always misty during our stay. Many …
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