Georgian Toastmaster – Tamada

In Tbilisi, there’s a famous statue of a guy holding a horn.

It’s the Georgian toastmaster. Georigians can drink a lot, I still remember how they drink in those traditional Khinkali restaurant, order a couple of Khinkali, with chacha, a traditional drink.

The toastmaster Tamada “controls” over table, guests are not allowed to leave the table with his permission. Normally it’s also someone who can particularly drink a lot, makes sense. That’s why he’s holding the horn, so you can never put the glass down, but have to drink it all.

Even though I don’t drink much, I was pleased and touched by the Georgian hospitality. Because of this, Georgia has actually even been among my favorite 3 countries so far. Love Georgian food too, especially those Khinkali filled with potatoes. On the way from Tbilisi to the Caucasius mountain, I remember seeing some ski resort, I usually never go skiing because you have to find the right friends to nit to get bored in the evening, there’s not much to do. But maybe one day I’ll go for a ski vacation in Georgia, should be better than Europe, hehe.

Sceenery along the way to the mountain.

Shōchū Tasting at Japan’s Shōchū Award Winning factory – SENGETSU SHUZO 繊月酒造

Shōchū is a strong Japanese distilled spirit. When I visited Kyushu, I heard that there’s a famous shōchū storehouse called Sengetsu in the city of Hitoyoshi.

SENGETSU SHUZO company was founded in 1903 with the original name MINENOTSUYU SHUZO. In 2003, to celebrate its 100th year in business, the name changed to SENGETSU SHUZO.

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Bittersweet: a creative praline shop in Belgium. 「My chocolate 🍫 is cuter than yours. 」

Living in the “kingdom of chocolate”, finally I decided to write something about the Belgian pralines. When it comes to Belgium, many of my Chinese friends back home could associate it with the world-famous chocolate. But what exactly is Belgian chocolate famous for? Most local people will tell you the pralines, you can so many chained or independent chocolatiers in any Belgian cities.

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An Ethiopian Food and Culture Evening

I live in Leuven, which is home to Belgium’s oldest and biggest university, KU Leuven. Every year many international students come to study here, those different student communities often host different events to present their local food and culture. Through years, I got to know many friends from all over the world, many of whom have inspired me in many aspects. Thanks to them, eventually I’ve developed my dream of travelling the world.

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