Best Dimsum in San Francisco: Koi Palace

Koi Palace

Koi Palace is probably the best dimsum place in all of Bay Area. (So I’ve been told) Because of its legendary status, we decided to arrive about 9:45, as the doors open at 10:00 on this Saturday.

Koi Palace: Daly City

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Hello from San Francisco!

Hello from San Francisco!

Welcome to my San Francisco blog! After 9 years of enjoying the expat life in Korea, I have finally moved back to the U.S.

I am finding my place in the city, and also letting the reverse culture shock run its course, but I hope that you will join and follow along in my new adventures here!

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Dinner at SOIGNE seoul. Contemporary Cuisine of Seoul.

SOIGNE seoul.

Meaning “dressed very elegantly” in French, SOIGNE is 1-Michelin Star restaurant serving modern French/Korean Cuisine adopting to local ingredients fused with Korean culinary philosophy.

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A beautiful Seoul Wedding: Shilla Hotel, Dynasty Hall Wedding

A beautiful Seoul Wedding:  Shilla Hotel, Dynasty Hall Wedding

South Korea, Seoul, Jung-gu, Jangchung-dong, 동호로 249

Shilla Hotel is supposedly the “best” hotel in Seoul and being part of The Leading Hotels of the World, my expectations were high to say the least.

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Park Hyatt Beijing: An afternoon at The Lounge

Park Hyatt Beijing: An afternoon at The Lounge

2 Jianguomen Outer St, JianWai DaJie, Chaoyang Qu, Beijing Shi, China, 100020

Park Hyatt Beijing

During my trip to Beijing, I tried my best to squeeze in a visit to the Park Hyatt (Unfortunately, it is not an extensive review, but I wanted to share a little bit about the hotel). 

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J.W Marriott Strawberry Buffet with Barbie

J.W Marriott Strawberry Buffet with Barbie

The Lounge at J.W Marriott Dongdaemun

It’s that time of year in Seoul where many of the major hotels are having their strawberry buffet.  The J.W MARRIOTT Hotel in Dongdaemun offered their buffet in collaboration with Barbie. (Salon de Ddalki)

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French Cuisine at the Shilla Hotel

French Cuisine at the Shilla Hotel [Continental]

Last weekend, I had an unexpected treat. It’s not often that I have french cuisine, but when I do, I never leave disappointed.

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Shilla Hotel Lobby
I had the opportunity to have dinner at the famous French restaurant located at The Shilla Hotel.
Reservations may be diffucilt as they only have 7 tables, and one meeting room.

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Travel Diaries: Bangkok

Travel Diaries: Bangkok 

Long time no see Bangkok

Time for a weekend trip to Bangkok.

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It really has been a while……. the last time I was here was a middle school student on a family vacation.

I don’t have too many memories, just the delicious fruits; having to cover up to visit the temples and having ants eat my clothes.

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Travel Diaries: Shanghai

Travel Diaries: Shanghai

A few blog posts ago, I mentioned how I write a letter to myself at the end of the year and talk about what I want to accomplish the next year, and one of my goals is to try and visit at least 1 new country every year.  I am happy to say that I have already accomplished that goal and now on to my second new country, Shanghai China.

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Hotel Review: Epitome of luxury at the Marina Bay Sands

Hotel Review: Epitome of luxury at the Marina Bay Sands: 

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When you think of Singapore, a few things usually pop into your mind.

The Merlion, Sentosa, Orchard Road……. But probably the first thing would be Marina Bay Sands and its iconic Infinity Pool.

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