Bibigo

Bibigo is a health-conscious Korean food brand. I’ve been a huge fan of their Chicken & Cilantro Mini Wontons (from Costco) for years so I was happy to try some of their other stuff at one of their sit-down restaurants. For 58 RMB, we got the Bibigo Rice, which had a scoop of rice plus…

Strawberry cheesecake bingsu

I’m not the biggest fan of bingsu. Probably because I don’t think it’s fun to eat alone and I’ve been in too many situations where I’ve had to face down the whole thing alone. Bingsu (or bingsoo,  설빙) is a shaved ice dessert popular in Korea. Syrup, condensed milk, fruit, mochi, red beans, and roasted soybean…

Caramel cinnamon toast? Oh Maan oh Maan

Maan Coffee is a super gorgeous chain of Korean-owned coffee houses that have captured the hearts of Chinese consumers with its distinctive interior design – featuring live trees growing to the ceiling and eclectic chandeliers and seating – and trendy food characteristic of East Asian cafe culture. While we came for a sugar fix, we…

Peanut butter banana honey toast at Mango Six

Peanut butter banana honey toast. What a mouthful. A good mouthful. Honey toast is not hard to get right if you have the right ingredients, and in this case packaged shokupan from a plastic bag is not out of place. I’ve had honey toast weekly since coming to Shanghai. It was all delicious, so Mango…

What I ate in Vancouver pt. 2

This could alternately be titled What Jenna insisted we eat after she was traumatized when we ended up going to a vegan restaurant that served remarkably good-looking imitations when she wanted meat. Vancouver is a very walkable city, so we headed to Robson St., a street that has tons of commercial activity. Of the hundreds…