Category Archive: travel

The Minty’s Spirits Week: Japanese Gin

For today’s Spirits Week post, I’m swinging around to Japanese gin. It’s been interesting watching Japanese gin gain popularity the last year and half here in the US. Japanese gin makers hope there’ll be… Continue reading

DTLA: Checking Out The Streamliner Bar

  The Streamliner inside the Imperial Western Beer Company opened recently. It’s located at Union Station in a funky area where Chinatown, Olvera Street and Downtown Los Angeles intersect. It’s part of the… Continue reading

Hong Kong: My Michelin Marathon Day

  On one of my last couple of days in Hong Kong, I headed over to PMQ in Central to check out all the artist studios. PMQ were the former quarters for married police… Continue reading

Hong Kong: Bar Crawl to Dr. Fern’s, COA, Honi Honi Tiki Bar and Bar De Luxe

  After I popped into PDT, I made my way downstairs to Dr. Fern’s, a gin bar at the Landmark hotel. I had spotted it earlier in the day when I left the… Continue reading

Hong Kong: Exploring Causeway Bay, Tai Kwun in Central and Tsim Sha Tsui

  The days in Hong Kong were merging together. Every day I explored a different neighborhood though in truth, I’d need to be there for a month or more to really see everything.… Continue reading

Hong Kong: Bar Crawl to The Old Man, Quinary, Ori-gin, Whisky and Words

  Although it seemed like I just wandered around the Central district of Hong Kong, I purposefully selected the area because of the vast amount of restaurants and bars I wanted to go… Continue reading

Hong Kong: Getting Out of the City to Yuen Long and Lau Fau Shan

  One day I went to Yuen Long. It’s where my mom grew up in the New Territories in Hong Kong. I still have family there and I followed my aunts and uncles… Continue reading

Hong Kong: Bar Crawl to PDT, The Wilshire, The Pontiac, Employees Only

  On my first night in Hong Kong, I had a drink at PDT located in the Mezzanine above the MO Bar at the Landmark Mandarin Oriental. I actually have never been to… Continue reading

Hong Kong: Dim Sum in Wan Chai, Asia Contemporary Art Fair and Tacos at 11 Westside

  One day I hopped on the MTR (subway) and got off in Wan Chai. Like the previous day, I was too early for a lot of restaurants so I walked around. Right… Continue reading

Hong Kong: Hotel Bar Crawl Featuring Lobster Bar, Artesian at the Langham and Room 309

  By sheer luck, I found the Lobster Bar as it was next door to the Conrad where I was checking out the Asia Contemporary Art Fair. It was a Friday night around… Continue reading