The most interesting chocolatier besides Artisan du Chocolat (I am biased…of course!) was Emanuel Andren of Sweden. His chocolates, though terribly expensive, had flavours like Sea Buckthorn, Elderberry and Zino Platinum Cigar which are new, refreshing and interesting. I did not get to taste them though as they were too expensive at 1000+ yen a pop and a box of them means blowing the whole budget there. However, this guy deserves credit for pushing the edge.
Today is an EXTREMELY AUSPICIOUS date if you read it Cantonese. 03032009. It loosely means that it will be easy to prosper and stay prosperous for a long time. Encouraging thoughts in a time when people are losing their shirts. Therefore, its made me a bit philosophical and the date is perhaps fitting of a post reflecting on the current economic crisis and how it is affecting our world and industry. Read on if you are interested or skip to the more delicious food posts below or in the archive links on the right.
Its been quite a while since this thing was updated, and now that it has moved to a new URL, hopefully it will get updated more often as it did previously! Since the last post below, I am now in London, having worked in Ashford, Kent for the past few months. Its been a crazy few months since the start of this blog for sure.
From Spain, a 16hr bus ride to Paris and another 16hr bus+ferry ride to the UK. These stories shall be recounted in ‘Blasts from the Past’, but for now, I shall post about the present and plug those gaps as time allows.