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July 30th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Bars, Cafes, Travel | 11 Comments »

Melbourne

As my parents could tell you, getting me interested in maths is a losing battle (for years, my brain and trigonometry enjoyed pretending the other did not exist). Here’s one calculation I enjoy making, though: taking a holiday and dividing it into maximum mealtimes and snack breaks – with no remainders left over. So this […]

Things we ate in Tokyo

December 31st, 2010  |  by  |  published in Travel | 6 Comments »

Things we ate in Tokyo

Flower-shaped monaka from Toraya Tabi Bagel in Tokyo doesn’t have a closing hour. The shop opens at 7am and the doors shut once the last bagel is sold. Sometimes this happens in just one whirlwind hour, as I learnt through Justine. To visit this tiny bakery, you may have to play tough with the snooze […]

Things we ate in Kyoto

December 25th, 2010  |  by  |  published in Travel | Leave A Comment »

Things we ate in Kyoto

For any Twitter-weary people out there, here’s a case for the defence: it helps you find amazing places to visit overseas. During a research-binge on where to eat in Japan, I posted this throwaway tweet: “In Japan, ham is considered a vegetable” -> OK, my attempt to find good vego-friendly places to dine at in […]

Things we ate in Osaka, part two

December 18th, 2010  |  by  |  published in Travel | 1 Comment »

Things we ate in Osaka, part two

I went to Enjoy! Cafe in search of a bear. Instead, I got a Siamese heart. And a snowman. Here, customising your coffee goes beyond just tapping in the odd packet of sugar; instead, you can request a drawing in your coffee: a rabbit, leaf or not-quite-scientific girl (really, a charming loveheart with a female […]

Things we ate in Osaka, part one

December 14th, 2010  |  by  |  published in Travel | 4 Comments »

Things we ate in Osaka, part one

At A-Style Kitchen in Osaka, you sit under lights made from colanders or jam jars now onto their second (brighter) life. Things feel time-worn – but not old – and out the window, you can watch kids jumble through the park, grandparents cruising happily on their bikes or hipsters-on-wheels, zigzagging through as they juggle a phone […]

The best

April 28th, 2010  |  by  |  published in Travel | 2 Comments »

The best

Like most ordinary diners, I haven’t been to many restaurants in the world’s top 100. I always like reading the list though – in the same way you might enjoy reading a catalogue of beautiful art you can’t afford. I also like how it’s a great chance to trade front-row stories with people who have […]

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Hi, I'm Lee Tran Lam. When not blogging with my mouth full, I'm usually writing, presenting Local Fidelity on FBi radio, making zines, producing podcasts or continually breaking promises about how I really am gonna get through my book pile one day.

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