Authentic and healthy foods including turnip cake and fresh mango at the breakfast buffet at the Hotel Tainan.
Tennis is just steps away at National Cheng Kung University across the street from the Shangri-La hotel in Tainan.
The Japanese have a lovely tradition of sending New Year's cards. Unfortunately, my New Year's greeting are a bit late, 済みません, sumimasen. meaning I am sorry. But I wish you a Happy New Year , Akemashite omedetou gozaimasu - あけましておめでとうございます , or 新年恭喜，身體健康， 萬事如意， 心想事成, Xīnni�n gōngxǐ, shēntǐ ji�nkāng, w�nsh� r�y�, xīn xiǎng sh� ch�ng, meaning Health, luck, and your heart's happiness in the New Year!
Though the perception exists that Asians do not adequately appreciate dessert, a trip to the International District on a hot day dispels this notion.
The Ginza district of Tokyo lives up to its reputation for stratospheric shopping, pricey designer labels, and mega-department stores. But there is another side to Ginza.
The quest for the perfect outdoor dining spot ended recently at Café Paloma at 1st Avenue and Yesler.
I've been reading a lot about resveratrol and grape seed extract.
I'm still not over my disposable chopsticks obsession. While browsing gift stores in Taiwan and in Epcot Center in Disneyworld, however, I came across a great solution to the problem of those ugly, resource gobbling "conveniences" we know as disposable eating utensils.
Tamarind Tree restaurant, located in the mini-mall behind Viet Wah on South Jackson in the International District, endears itself to eco-enthusiasts with its avoidance of disposable chopsticks.
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We celebrated my sister's birthday at Lola restaurant. What a great experience!
We made a reservation (we had a party of 8). The service was great. The baked granola was outstanding as was the gravlax. And you wonder why everyone is living in Belltown. Like you step out your condo, and without parking or driving, you are in this warm, inviting place redolent with the smell of fresh espresso and pancakes.