Showing posts with label food. Show all posts
Showing posts with label food. Show all posts

TrailFoody is a Monthly Subscription Box That Keeps You Fed on the Trail

Subscription box services become all the rage over the past couple of years, with options ranging from geeky gifts for your favorite nerd to high fashion options. Heck, we've even seen some made for outdoor enthusiasts, including Cairn and BivySak. But now, a new subscription box is on the scene, and it wants to send you healthy, nutritious snacks to take with you on all of your outdoor adventures.

TrailFoody is a recent start-up that hopes to take the drudgery out of picking food to take with you on your hikes, mountain bike rides, paddling excursions, and camp outings. Each month, the service will send you a box filled with energy bars, dried fruits, nuts, trail mix, energy drinks, and more. Those treats come from such partners as Tanka, Justin's, and Epic Provisions, and everything is stored in a nice little compression sack that makes it all very easy to pack and carry. Best of all, the items that are sent to you in the box are specifically selected to provide energy for active pursuits, and most avoid artificial preservatives of any kind, nor are they genetically modified in any way. Many are completely organic too.

The subscription service offers three tiers starting with "The Wanderer," which offers enough goodies for 1-2 outings at a price of $21.95. That box includes 1 trail lunch and the equivalent of 4 energy bars. The second tier is dubbed "The Pathfinder" and offers enough food for 3 outings, including 3 trail lunches and 6 energy bars for $43.95, while "The Intrepid" level provides 4 trail lunches and 8 energy bars each month at a cost of $53.95.

Recently I received a sampling of the TrailFoody offering, and I have to be honest. Prior to getting my own box, I thought that the prices were pretty steep for products that we all probably keep around the house anyway. But, after sifting through the package that was sent my way, I have to admit that I'm pretty impressed. My TrailFoody box was filled with more goodies than I expected, and I've been happily munching away on them for awhile now. Sure, spending $22 a month to have energy bars and other assorted snacks sent to your door is a bit lavish, but if you lead a busy lifestyle, and don't have time to shop for these items yourself, you'll probably really appreciate it the next time you're heading out to the trail.

If this sounds like something you'd be interested in trying, TrailFoody is giving Adventure Blog readers half off their first month. Simply enter the promo code: ADVENTUREBLOG in at checkout to receive the discount.

Happy trail and happy snacking!

(Part 1) Hong Kong : Tim Ho Wan + Cong Sao Dessert + Yung Kee

Hong Kong Trip June 2013


买东西,吃东西,买东西,吃东西!!!

This trip was mainly 吃东西 lol. Probably because this is my third time visiting Hong Kong and have gone to those touristy places already. This time is to explore all the nice food.
Basically, we were on a Hong Kong food trip.

Right after settled our luggage down in hotel, we rushed for our first food stop which was near our hotel.

Tim Ho Wan 添好运


Tim Ho Wan just opened first branch in Singapore not long ago and the queue was crazily long. So what did we do? We flew all the way to Hong Kong just to eat this! lol half kidding half serious lah..

Tim Ho Wan is the cheapest Michelin starred restaurant in the world. This explains the queue everywhere..

Anyway, I think we were quite lucky that we waited for only 10 minutes for our first feast!

Enter the restaurant from the outside of the mall (Olympics branch)



One of the 4 Heavenly Kings - Baked bun with BBQ pork 酥皮焗叉烧包 (personal favourite). Crispy outside, tender inside. Very different from the traditional BBQ pork bun. 

Prawn Dumpling 晶莹鲜虾饺

Row 1 right to left - - Beancurd skin roll with pork & shrimp 美味焖鲜竹卷, vermicelli roll with shrimp 韮王鲜虾肠
Row 2 right to left - Spinach dumpling with shrimp 鲜虾菠菜饺, steamed egg cake 香滑马来糕(personal favourite)

The steamed egg cake is *THUMBS UP*. It may look very normal but when you put in your mouth, it melts instantly! O.O! A must-try dish. 

Steam chicken feet with abalone sauce 鲍汁焖凤爪,
deep fried dumpling with salted meat 家乡咸水饺 (can skip this)

Tonic medlar & osmanthus cake 杞子桂花糕

Tim Ho Wan 添好运
Address: Shop 72, G/F, Olympian City 2, 18 Hoi Ting Road, Tai Kok Tsui 
大角咀海庭道18號奧海城二期G樓72號舖 
Nearest MTR station: Olympic, Exit D3
Tel +852 2332 2896 

G/F, 9-11 Fuk Wing Street, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon 
九龍深水埗福榮街9-11號地下 
Nearest MTR station: Tsuen Wan Line, Sham Shui Po, Exit B2 

Shop 12A, Hong Kong Station (Podium Level 1, IFC Mall), Central 
中環香港站12A鋪(IFC地庫一層) 
Nearest MTR station: Tung Chung Line, Hong Kong, Exit A1 

G/F, 2-8 Wharf Road, Seaview Building, North Point 
北角和富道2-8號嘉洋大廈 
Nearest MTR stations: Island Line, Fortress Hill, Exit B or North Point, Exit A1 

Overall, I think it may not worth 2 or 3 hours queue in Singapore, go during non-peak hours instead.


THE GIGANTIC INFLATABLE RUBBER DUCK




We were soooooo lucky that we got to see this 16.5 meter-high rubber duck on the first day of our trip (also its last day in Hong Kong). This rubber duck has travelled to many countries and cities including Osaka, Sydney and Amsterdam. More good life than me.. lol

This is the ever first Hong Kong maritime art exhibition. ^.^ It symbolizes "Spreading joys around the world" and is inspired by everyone's childhood spongy bath time toy.
I hope it also spreads joys to Singapore in the soon future.. Maybe set its feet to Singapore River?


At Victoria Harbour - Ocean Terminal
cutie duck soft toy vs giant rubber duck

Now you see.... Now you don't...(the next day) lol 



Avenue of Stars 星光大道


Other than to showcase local movie industry, the Avenue of Stars also gives a panoramic view of central business district at Hong Kong island opposite. You may wish to come here during the night to enjoy their special lighting effect show "Symphony of Lights" which will turn the Avenue of Stars a glittering galaxy.




Hand imprints by famous people. I hope to see Bosco Wong's there soon. lol

2 years ago, Bf and I had our portrait dpne along the walkway. 2 years later, we are back and the guy is still there!


No need to sit there stationery for him to draw. Just pass him a picture of us will do and go wondering. lol 

Done! Bf was wearing my fake spect lol


Avenue of Stars 星光大道
Nearest MTR station: East Tsim Sha Tsui Station



Star ferry is the cheapest transportation between Kowloon and Hong Kong island. Tourists must try all kinds of local transportation lol. Adult fare is only HKD2.50 (weekdays) to HKD3.40 (weekends) with interval of average 10 minutes. 



You can also enjoy this stunning view on the ferry.


Cong Sao Star Dessert 聰嫂私房甜品


I think luck was on our side the whole trip as we did not have to queue much for any restaurant, even those very popular ones. There was not any queue when we reached this dessert place. I guess should really go during non-peak hours.

We were having a hard time finding this place though. It is not very near the MTR station. All we had was googlemap leading us the direction.

Exit A from Causeway Bay to walk shortest distance to the desserts place.

Q果 (if you like chewy stuff) 

士多啤梨豆腐花 (personal favourite!) I wanna go back again..


Enlarged version

Cong Sao Star Dessert 聰嫂私房甜品
Address: G/F, 11 Yiu Wa Street, Causeway Bay 銅鑼灣耀華街11號地舖
Nearest MTR station: Causeway Bay Exit A

Yung Kee restaurant 香港鏞記酒家


Decided to pay a visit to Yung Kee restaurant for its more raved signature dish - Roast goose. It has won numerous of awards since 1968. It gotta be good!

Please make reservation before heading there! Walk in may have to wait for quite awhile as the place always very crowded.


Credit to FT for this picture!

Just walk up the street and you definitely will not missed the restaurant. The building is too prominent to be missed.


金牌烧鹅 Signature Roast Goose 
(believe me, this is the best roast goose I ever had! If only I could bring back to Singapore......saliva drooling..)



Yung Kee restaurant 香港鏞記酒家
Address: 32-40 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong 香港中环威灵顿街32-40号
Nearest MTR station: Central station exit D2


After dinner, we decided to go walk walk around Lan Kwai Fong 蘭桂坊 where just one street away.

Maybe we were too early to see the crowd.. The night was still young lol

Where the people hang out after work.. 

I guess this railing is for those drunk people to hold and walk properly lol


Let's continue our food journey the next day....

Taiwan Day 5 : Taipei 101 + Jay Chou's Deja Vu Restaurant

7D Taiwan trip December 2012 : Kaohsiung + Taipei


First stop - Taipei 101


Taipei 101 was the highest building in the world until it is replaced by Burj Khalifa in Dubai in 2010.
It is quite a distance between Taipei city hall station to Taipei 101. I usually walk and enjoy the CBD area from train station to Taipei 101. 

There is also a free shuttle bus with 15 minutes interval at Taipei city hall station exit 2. 


You would be surprised to know that Taiwan is a very dogs friendly country. I mean you can see dogs everywhere, even in the shopping malls and in the shops where the shop attendents bring their pet dogs to work! Unlike Taiwan,  most hawker centers in Singapore do not allow animals in.
random pet dog in a shop
random dog on the street

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Dogs everywhere....

Taipei 101

View from Taipei 101
Taipei 101
Address: 89F, No. 7, Sec. 5, Xinyi Rd., Xinyi District, Taipei City
Nearest train station: Taipei City Hall station 市政府站
Entrance fee: Adult - NT$500, Children - NT$450
Operating Hours: 9am - 10pm


Next stop - Deja Vu restaurant


This fine dining restaurant is a joint venture between 2 Taiwan celebrities - a singer, Jay Chou 周杰伦, and a magician, Liu Qian 刘谦 - Magic Themed Restaurant : Deja Vu.
Out of three restaurants that Jay owned, I like this the most. I was kind of hoping to see him there but I guess I will meet him in my dream instead.

You will see Jay's bat mobile, antique piano, bike, many century-old furnitures and many props used by Liu Qian in his magic shows.


Deja Vu Restaurant




One of his proudly car collection - The Bat Mobile

Jay Chou's Deja Vu restaurant
Address: No.1, Sec. 1, Bade Rd., Zhongzheng Dist., Taipei city 100, Taiwan (台北市八德路一段一號  華山1914文創園區  中四A館 )
Nearest station: Zhongxiao Xinsheng station 忠孝新生站
Phone: 02-2396-8296
Hours: 12 pm- 12 am