I love food but…

How does one eat soo much? Even if it’s just once in a while?

When Conan and I went to Asia, we toured around Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau. It was a fabulous time and we visited the most food glutenous places in the world. I was there a bit longer than Conan and before he came to meet me, my stomach was still full from trying to digest food from a week prior. It was just crazy…and oh so delicious. Right now, I wish I was in Taiwan, eating some stinky tofu, and then in a moment sitting in a crazy second floor brisk restaurant at a table my uncle just falsely assumes another family identity to secure said table and eat the most amazing Taishan food.

*breaks out of food trance*

But in reality, by the end of our trip, I wanted nothing more than to starve myself for the next few weeks because I was never hungry. Admittedly, I can’t keep up with everyone else in the game of eating, it’s a culture that I wish I could participate in, but my stomach just doesn’t stretch that way.

I don’t know how people do this, but they do. This is a moderate night compared to my experiences in Asia and Vancouver, but it’s still crazy.

Anthony Bourdain’s Guide to Eating and Drinking in NYC: Munchies


More Vancouver in Toronto? Hapa next month…

If you’ve ever talked to me about Asian food, especially Japanese cuisine, I am pro Vancouver. It’s the best sushi in Canada and best anything Japanese in Canada. So when reading about Hapa Izakaya opening up in Toronto, I can say I’m pretty stoked (even if it’s another izakaya)!

On their website, the new Toronto Hapa Izakaya will be opening in Little Italy at 602 College Street in mid-August. Until then, you can follow them on twitter for updates and familiarize yourselves with the Hapa Izakaya offering!

(Source: http://hapaizakaya.com/2012/07/toront/; http://www.torontolife.com/daily/daily-dish/rumours-rumblings/2012/07/10/hapa-izakaya-to-open/)