Salt & Straw - Portland

Salt & Straw – Portland



After 5 hours of driving, we finally arrived in Portland and settled into our hotel at Park Lane Suites. It’s a pretty nice hotel for the price and was located quite near downtown city centre. After dropping our stuff off, we decided to take a walk in the neighborhood and try Salt & Straw, which is a famous ice cream shop.


The inside is hip with cool music blasting and friendly servers. It…

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Pike Place Market - Beecher’s Handmade Cheese + Pike Place Chowder (Seattle)

Pike Place Market – Beecher’s Handmade Cheese + Pike Place Chowder (Seattle)



Before starting full time work, I decided to head down to the States for a road trip with my friends. Our destination was Portland, but we decided to stop in Seattle to grab lunch. Of course, we ended up at Pike Place Market. First, stop, we went to Beecher’s Handmade Cheese, which is an artisan cheesemaker and retail shop. Normally, they have huge line ups because tours bring them here, but we…

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Catch 122 Cafe Bistro

Catch 122 Cafe Bistro



Throughout the summer, I despserately wanted to hit some happy hour spots, just because work would start soon and the weather would turn terrible. Finally, K and I decided to head to Gastown and we ended up checking out Catch 122 Cafe Bistro. They offer happy hour from Tuesdays to Saturdays from 4pm to 6pm.


We got there right at 4pm, and I guess it was sort of an odd weekday, so we were…

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Master Hung BBQ Restaurant

Master Hung BBQ Restaurant



Master Hung is near my house, but I have never made the effort to visit. Finally, we decided to give it a try, and surprisingly it is packed. Even with reservations, we had to wait 15 minutes. They are supposed to be famous for their Soy Sauce Chicken.


The restaurant is actually fairly small, and the interior is actually much nicer than I expected judging from the outside. Service was quick and…

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Potter’s Garden

Potter’s Garden



Since we were in the Metrotown area, we decided to grab some food after hiking. We ended up going to Potter’s Garden. There were customers constantly coming in, which is always a good sign! I believe the owners are Korean as well, but they can speak fluent English, so no problem with ordering here!


They first start you off with some appetizers. Here, we have marinated seaweed salad, beansprouts,

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