[MTL] Café + Salon de thé – La Brume dans mes Lunettes

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Locating in the Little Italy, La Brume dans mes Lunettes is my current cafe (or should I say tearoom?) crush. I did not pay much attention to this cafe until I saw their menu, which they offer afternoon tea set after 2pm on weekdays! Ever since, I’ve been trying to find an occasion to go, and I finally had the time to visit with Kristin from CHEN CHEW. I would say this is my favorite afternoon tea spot so far.

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[SF] A Traveler’s Dining Option – EatWith

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Besides Roli Roti Rotisserie at Ferry Plaza Building, another memorable meal I had was a private event called “EatWith“, hosted by Don. I first heard about EatWith from a travel website. The concept is to “bring people together one meal at a time”. It’s an alternative and delicious way for travelers to explore more about the local culture by dining at a local’s house. Though it might sounds a bit sketchy and weird, but I knew that it would definitely be a great experience.

How can ones leave San Francisco without having king crabs, oysters, and clam chowder? Instead of afraid to get ripped off at the touristy Fisherman’s Wharf, I saved my seafood cravings for this meal. I came across Fishmonger’s Crab Feast, hosted by Don, who has zero average reviews on trip advisor!

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[NYC] French Flair in the Big Apple – Bouley [One Michelin-Starred]

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Bouley is an one Michelin-starred restaurant locating in the TriBeCa of New York. I visited when I went with my family back in May. A fine dining lunch has become a family tradition whenever we reunite. As there are quite a lot of michelin-starred restaurants in New York, you might wonder why I chose Bouley?

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[HK] Cafés Hopping in the Pearl of the Orient

I visit Hong Kong at least once a year because of my family. I have a love-hate relationship for Hong Kong. It’s such a cosmopolitan and lively city, which I often described it as the “New York of Asia”. However, the population is so dense, and with many tourists, I feel suffocate and intense whenever I stay more than 3 days. Nonetheless, I spent a week in Hong Kong with my brother this summer, and got to explore few cafés. Let’s take a look…

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[MTL] Greek to its Finest – Milos

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Milos, located in the heart of mile end (in between Ave. St-Viateur and Ave. Fairmount W. on Ave. du Parc), and it has been in Montreal’s culinary scene for more than 30 years. Moreover, it is the one and only restaurant that my mom asks to visit over and over again when she’s in Montreal. Don’t get scared by the $$$$ when you see it on restaurant review websites, because their lunch deal is definitely a steal!

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[MTL] The Classic – L’Express

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L’Express, a French classic locating on rue St-Denis, has been in Montreal’s food scene since 1980, and still standing strong. I’ve heard and read a lot of reviews about it since Freshmen year, and finally had the chance to visit with my parents! On a rainy night, I made the reservation very last minute, and was glad that they still have tables available at our preferred time!  We were greeted warmly by the staffs, who are all dressed in black and white, as soon as we walked in. The food and service were impeccable. It’s one of the restaurants that my mom asked, “why didn’t you bring us here when your brother was here last time?”

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