Japanese dinner in Nantong (Ooshima restaurant)

In Shanghai area there live many Japanese people, even in smaller cities like Nantong. Therefore many kinds of Japanese food from sushi, tappenyaki to the traditional izakaya, can be found here, much more compared to Belgium. Even though I’ll be travelling to Japan in two weeks, still I can’t resist the temptation when I see those Japanese restaurant on the street.

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Searching for some childhood memories in my hometown

I went on a walk in town, to those streets I used to know back in my childhood. Although the city has changed a lot since recent years, there’re still many things that remains the same. The breakfast stalls in all residential areas were pretty much the same. We eat buns with various fillings, soymilk with fried dough, or noodle/ wonton soups. That is something I had been missing sometimes in Belgium.

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Chouffe Coffee: so Belgian, so Xmasy, so Delicious!

Chouffe Coffee is one of the liqueurs with 25% made in Belgium’s famous Brasserie d’Achouffe, with its iconic logo of the Chouffe gnomes.

Chouffe Coffee is a kind of liqueur based on Esprit d’Achouffe, which is an eau de vie (fruit brandy) distilled from 5-years-old beer. With the base of Esprit d’Achouffe, plus grain alcohol, coffee extracts, cacao and Juniper, and a strong dash of McChouffe (a beer made in the same Brasserie), which create the special coffee taste to Chouffe Coffee. Continue reading Chouffe Coffee: so Belgian, so Xmasy, so Delicious!