[eat/leisure] A day filled with eye-candies & street food in Utrecht, the Netherlands

Another post about Utrecht’s scenery, you say? Yes, unfortunately. I know, I am kinda obsessed with this city, but what am I supposed to do when everywhere I go everything is just picture-perfect? I really do need to share these photos I just took today, just because I am s-w-a-g and I want to =}}
My gastronomic readers, however, can choose to skip the boring scenery stuffs and scroll down for some foodie finds ;v;

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[leisure] Utrecht City tour & snacks at Broodje Mario

For a food blog, I must admit that my blog has severely lacked of food reviews lately. I promise that I will write about food here AND that in Hong Kong & Korea asap x( So please bear with my non-food rambling & picture spamming for now.
Yesterday the new college kids got to see Utrecht in daylight. We had a fun city tour and got to appreciate the beauty of Utrecht in all its glory, and of course, got to try some snacks at Broodje Mario, arguably Utrecht’s most famous street snack bar.

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[eat] Brothless noodles? Pho cuon & more at Hương Mai @ Hanoi, Vietnam

I can find most of my favorite Northern Vietnam’s foods around my house, but there is one thing (actually, a few things belonging to the same clan) that I have to travel all the way to central Hanoi to get find an authentic version. I’m talking about Phở. Nopeeee, not the bowl of noodles submerged in broth, but its brothless counterparts: Phở cuốn, Phở chiên phồng, and Phở trộn. At the arguably most famous restaurant in Hanoi offering these specialties, the ever-packed Hương Mai, I had the chance to share some most delectable noodle dishes with my friends and the bf >v<

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[eat] Eat my way out in Central: Burgers at Shake ‘Em Buns & Jianbing @ Mr.Bing & Bubble tea @ Gong Cha

I don’t usually make the trek to Hong Kong Island, but when I do, it is for food >v< Today, the bf took me to a hip, sassy, burger joint in Central, Shake ‘Em Buns for lunch, followed by jianbing at the new buzz in town Mr.Bing. As I happily discovered a few days ago that Gong Cha, a celebrated bubble tea chain which has the best bubble tea in the world, sells their drinks in Hong Kong at such low prices (in fact, about half the price in Korea), I have been tanking myself up with a huge cup of Gong Cha every day. Of course, today was no exception.

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[eat] Rice noodle & egg coffee for breakfast @ Hanoi, Vietnam

My first post about Vietnam.  Now that I only spend very little time in Hanoi during winter or summer break, I can’t check out all the awesome foods in every corner of Hanoi, but there are 2 places I always try to visit every time I am there.  I especially like Hanoi in the morning (before 7am) with its calm and somehow poetic atmosphere.  And of course, nothing is better than stuffing your face.

If you happen to stay around the Old Quarter in Hanoi (which you will), you know where Hoan Kiem Lake is. After taking a lazy stroll around the lake , you might as well want something for breakfast. I know, Pho is ubiquitous and some Pho places in the lake’s vicinity are recommended in all the guidebooks, but how about trying something different? My pick is Bun Thang (some kind of rice noodle) at 31 Cau Go.

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