Restaurants and Bars in Wan Chai – Hong Kong’s Best Culinary Finds

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Even though China might have more Michelin Stars, Hong Kongers do have their way of subtly bragging about their culinary finds to the world. From the frothy unique brews to charcoal-grilled squid, bun cha pork and a mouth watering array of inventive food, the restaurants and bars in Wan Chai attract all kinds of tourists; foodies or mere gourmet lovers.


Hong Kong’s vast culinary landscape boasts international fusions, traditional recipes and innovative delectable creations. If you are planning to sample all these enticing flavours, look to stay at a centrally located Wanchai hotel where such amazing culinary endeavours can be experienced. Dorsett Wanchai Hong Kong is one such property you can consider staying at.


For rich and refined gourmet treats, be it gourmet burgers or other exotic gourmet dishes, you can discover the finest culinary creations by merely taking a stroll down the heart of Hong Kong. When in Wan Chai, you can find eateries that serve the much revered traditional cooking of Hong Kong too. Casual eateries inspired by Hanoi’s bia hoi culture and other humble establishments of cheap eats are often frequented by savings-minded travellers. Picture yourself relishing the bursting flavours of an authentic dim sum dish for about $12 with a pot of sweet tea for brunch, looking into the busy streets of Hong Kong. If that is your kind of vacation, Hong Kong is the place to visit.


While you are looking for a post-meeting pint or a wild night out in the city before you get back to that busy life, spare a moment to enjoy the creative drinks offered at the mesh of bars that decorate the streets of the city. Do not miss out on inventive concoctions attempted by the bartenders down in Hong Kong since they are inspired to be innovative in infusing authentic Hong Kong flavours to their list of signature drinks.


Intrigued by history, art and food, Lavinia Woolf is a writer who is passionate about the extraordinary and writes of the exhilarating and enchanting.



Health Benefits of Eating Bananas – Bananas, the Underdog of Super-Foods

Bananas are definitely something that is taken for granted by most of the human race. These fruits are available almost anywhere in the world. They are grown mostly in tropical countries and as a result are one of the most abundant fruits in Sri Lanka, available in any supermarket such as Keells Super. Bananas are packed with a plethora of nutrients and health-benefits, this makes their inclusion in an individual’s regular diet will contribute a great deal towards health.


A factor of bananas that is largely unknown is their ability to moderate blood-sugar levels, especially unripe bananas. Bananas, contain high amounts of pectin which is a fibre. When pectin is combined with resistant starch, a substance that is abundant in unripe bananas, it works in regulating blood-sugar levels. As a result it comes as no surprise that these fruits are ranked quite low on the glycemic index, which showcases a food’s ability to increase blood pressure.


Bananas are strong antioxidants, which are foods that increase health through the removal of oxidizing agents that can harm living organisms. These components have been known to reduce the risk of various ailments such as heart-disease and a variety of degenerative diseases.


If you’re looking to lose weight or pursue a rigorous fitness regiment, then bananas are an essential dietary asset. Bananas are very low in calories which mean that consuming them will fill you up and enable you to manage appetite. They are very popular among athletes since they provide easily digestible carbohydrates which are used for energy, while also working to suppress cramps associated with fitness that affect more than 90% of the general population.


In a world where all sorts of fruits are contaminated with various substances such as pesticides, bananas still remain risk-free since they require minimal chemical treatment due to their thick peels that cover the flesh within.


With a variety of unforeseen benefits, bananas are definitely one of the greatest foods in the world and a definite super-food. Be sure to incorporate them into your diet.

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Extremely Useful Bangkok Travel Guide for Food Lovers – What & Where to Eat

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Is eating one of the highlights of your day? Do you dream of lunch right after having breakfast? If yes, then you are a foodie lover, no question about it. So, if you’re travelling to Bangkok the buzzing, bustling, beautiful capital of Thailand, boy are you in for a treat! Bangkok my dear, is street food heaven! So here’s what to eat and where to eat.


What? Your trip to Bangkok is never complete until you sample all the Thai favourites. Number one is Tom yum Goong (ต้มยําากุ้ง) an aromatic blend of fresh ingredients that include galangal, shrimp, fresh chillies and chili paste. The characteristic zesty flavour comes from the lemongrass, lime juice and kaffir lime leaves that are infused into the soup. Other popular dishes are Pla Pao- grilled whole fish stuffed with a variety of ingredients; the taco-like Kanom Beuang, Sate- grilled meat, and Som Tam, the famous green papaya salad.


If you have a sweet tooth, there are plenty of traditional desserts to try out in Bangkok. One of them is the beloved Khao Neow Ma Muang (ข้าวเหนียวมะม่วง) which is literally translated to Sticky Rice with Mango. Available in abundance during the mango season, which is between March and May, this dessert is made using a special type of rice and has a generous serving of coconut cream syrup on top. Other must-try desserts include Khanom Gluay- Banana Treat, Khanom Jark- Palm Leaf Treat, Khao Neow Dam- Sweet Black Sticky Rice. There is also Khao Neow Toorien but it is not for the faint hearted as it is made using Durian which, as we all know, has a very, very unpleasant smell.


Where? From the street stalls to the high-end restaurants at hotels like the Anantara Baan Rajprasong Bangkok Serviced Suites, you are spoiled for choice. Base yourself in a good Bangkok hotel near BTS, so that you can easily travel to all the main food markets and street food haunts. One that is frequented by many locals and tourists is Yaowarat, the Chinatown. It is a bit chaotic but well worth a trip. Then there’s Wang Lang Market, located right across the Chao Praya from the Grand Palace. You can find a good variety of snacks as well as full meals here.


Bangkok is famous for being the site of many unique and curious things and this is no different when it comes to their food. Head over to the Mori Dessert Bar in Siam Square Soi 6, to taste their crazy shakes that come with wonderful toppings such as pieces of cake! Then there’s CODE where you can sample the ‘charcoal toast’, the Once Social Bar and Cafe with their majestic ‘egglette towers’, and the Summer Monster Ice Cream with their beautiful, fairytale-like desserts.


Intrigued by history, art and food, Lavinia Woolf is a writer who is passionate about the extraordinary and writes of the exhilarating and enchanting.