Japanese Don Dining KOUNOSUKE in Utrecht

You want to eat Japanese food, but not sushi or ramen? Go to Japanese Don Dining KOUNOSUKE in Utrecht and try their don dishes. Don is a rice bowl topped with meat, fish or vegetable. Toshimi Saitou recommended this gem in Utrecht and invited us to eat there. Appetizers and sake Besides don, KOUNOSUKE also serves […]
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Kingsday food

If you are ever in the Netherlands around 27th of April, then you can celebrate Kingsday with the rest of the country. On this day we celebrate the King’s birthday. The whole country is free and you will see a lot of orange and Dutch flags. When I was little, Lazy Penguin and I would […]
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How to make pulled noodles 拉面(lamian)

When dad was in town, he made thick flat pulled noodles. I filmed the process and here is the video:  It’s not a complete recipe, because I don’t know the flour and water measurements. For the people who are good in ‘winging it’. Here are my steps of how I would make it: Pulled […]
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Haring – Dutch Delights ▶

I am starting a new video series: Dutch Delights, starting with ‘haring’ as first delight. All these Asian countries have their delicious traditional dish, like Japan with ramen, China with dumplings, Vietnam with pho. But the Netherlands doesn’t really have typical dish where you would go to a restaurant for. Okay, they have ‘hutspot‘ and […]
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Lisbon restaurant tips

Lazy Bear and I went to Lisbon Portugal for a week and we ate at a lot of restaurants. Here are four restaurants that I highly recommend and one restaurant that I don’t recommend. Enjoy! Sea Me Sea Me serves fresh sea food and Japanese dishes. They have a small market section in the back […]
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Coming up: Lisbon trip 2018

I just came back from a Lisbon trip (that’s in Portugal). Tomorrow I will be sharing some restaurant tips and city tips. For now, enjoy these random photos. See you tomorrow!

Should a restaurant serve authentic food?

There is a new authentic Japanese ramen spot in town! Tensai Ramen in Rotterdam. The owners, Amy Choi and Chiyong Wong, went to Japan and have mastered the art of Japanese ramen. I was thrilled to try their ramen, so I visited them yesterday and tried the Shio Chin-tan Ramen. It was good, but a […]
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New skin

You like my new skin? I thought my website needed some color, so I finally made a background picture. I used the food drawings I made before from the “When in …, Eat ….” series. Sausage buddy, Mr. Dumpling, Bubble tea and Bitterball. I need to work on my Haring video, but I feel so lazy. […]
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[Video editing] Using my own voice

In my last video I used my voice to tell the story. This was an interesting new way of working. I have to say, it’s difficult to talk enthusiastic and clear when doing a voice over. This is the first time that I am using my own voice in a video. Usually Lazy Penguin does […]
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Trip to the toko (Amazing Oriental)

So here is the long anticipated video about my toko trip: Watch on Youku I went to Amazing Oriental to buy Japanese ramen, green veggies, mochi ball, lo han guo and vinegar. I always need to have some instant ramen in my house and I was running out. This new instant ramen is from Nissin […]
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