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Ever since I went to Swedish National day, I have fallen in love with Nordic food because I can relate to it.
Discovered Rye House from another Swedish event where they were doing a collaboration with the Mäckish Girls a while ago during the weekend.
After trying that, I was determined to come back to try the food from Rye House!

There is so much on the menu and they have a salad bar as well.
The reason why I can relate to Nordic food is that they use a lot of bread and potatoes which is basically the same as the diet in UK.
Interestingly their snacks are really similar to us in terms of flavours and they also have this similar snack to Wotsits!!


Started with the Egg Pie which was on my mind since the first visit!

This was so delicious because the pastry tasted like a thin crispy Ryvita tart filled with potatoes that were silky and viscous topped with creamy egg just like the stuff you get in egg mayo sandwiches.
It is so comforting to see lots of similar ingredients like their prawn and dill filling which tastes just like our Prawn and Mayo filling but with dill in it.
Next was the Nordic Hash (Pyttipannu) , again a really simple but comforting dish that is good on a winters day.
It was diced and fried cubes of potatoes that were fluffy and soft with a perfectly browned edge complemented by fresh organic eggs and pieces of meat.
Basically a delicious dish that you can eat all day or for brunch.

Last but not least was the Finnish Creamy Salmon Soup .

I loved it because it wasn't heavy with chunks of pink salmon and lots of dill.
There was a little butter in it to give it that beautiful golden glow as well enhancing the taste.
All was good and I was shocked that even their hot chocolate was so heavenly.
Will definitely come back again.
I appreciate the them using environmentally friendly straws which are actually real plant straws.
Basically using rye straws for drinking which are biodegradable!

[Rye House]
Shop G10, G/F, Bank Of America Tower, 12 Harcourt Road, Admiralty
Tel: 39968950
Mon - Fri: 07:30 - 18:30
Sat: 09:00 - 14:00
Sun: Closed



Got these because I love Chocolate Teacakes.



Chocolate Teacakes are basically biscuits topped with marshmallow and coated in chocolate.
[Huntley & Palmer] Teacakes come with a twist because there is also caramel in the centre of the marshmallow!

Unfortunately, despite the long history of the [Huntley & Palmer] brand, I found the chocolate too sugary and the caramel was strangely see through like it was mixed with gelatin.



Again I can't read Japanese but after googling this, it turned out to be Salad flavour with Carrot and Parsley.
I like these because they have that usual starchy potato taste and you can definitely taste the carotene taste in this but not much of the parsley.

Cute barcode!






HK Express Turns 5 and the Hong Kong-based Airline Celebrates with HKD55* Up Birthday Fares and HKD5 Specials!!


Time flies when the guests are having fun! It’s hard to believe it’s already been five years since HK Express converted to an LCC in October 2013. The Hong Kong-based airline is celebrating its fifth anniversary with a special promotion that will make its guests travel dreams come true before other commitments – like marriage, kids or work – get in the way!

Over the past five years, the airline is proud to have flown more than 13 million people to various destinations across Asia, all while maintaining an incredible load factor of 87 per cent in average. Coming up in 2019, HK Express is excited to launch new inflight menu items on 1 November as well as a route to Nagasaki on 19 January. Nagasaki is the popular port city in Japan which is well known with its UNESCO listed heritage sites. The introduction of the new routes brings the airline’s route map to a total of 24 destinations.

To ring in the big birthday this October, HK Express is offering an amazing “Travel Best Before” Birthday Sale to its intrepid guests with 70,000 seats at fares from HKD55* to 23 destinations, including the newly-announced route Nagasaki in Japan. The flash sale will launch in three separate phases, beginning on 27 October (09:00), followed by 30 October (09:00) and 2 November (09:00), running until 4 November (23:59). No matter when guests book, each wave shares the same eligible travel period from 9 November 2018 to 28 September 2019.

Not only can guests snap up HKD55 fares, but they can also take advantage of special HKD5 birthday perks, such as upgraded checked baggage. From 27 October to 4 November 2018, guests can enjoy a special price of HKD5 for every additional 5kg starting from 20kg checked baggage allowance upon purchasing air tickets via HK Express website and mobile app. Better yet, the airline is serving up tasty inflight dishes, such as oriental barbecued pork puffs, pineapple Danishes, and Joe & Seph’s Classic Gourmet Popcorn – all for HKD5 from 27 to 31 October.

HK Express is also partnering iBakery (a social enterprise under Tung Wah Group of Hospitals) to sell handcrafted cookies on board HK Express flights between 27 October to 4 November 2018. All proceeds will be used on bakery training for people with disabilities as well as to ensure safe and quality bakery products.

Planning a trip before marriage, work or having children? Mark the calendar for Nagasaki following HK Express’ route debut this coming January. The historic Japanese city is an ideal winter or spring holiday. Come March, spring blossoms will blanket the city in soothing shades of pink. Travellers will also discover excellent street food, ancient temples, parks, and multiple WWII memorials to round out an enriching visit.

We have been honoured to share the past five years with our loyal and adventurous HK Express guests,” says Mr Jonathan Hutt, Commercial Director of HK Express. “We hope our birthday sales and specials motivate travellers to get out and explore Asia before life gets in the way.
HK Express will continue the celebration with a new “Travel Best Before” video series on social media, which promises even more special fares and travel perks. With these serious savings, guests can plan an unforgettable journey with friends, family - or take off on their own for some “me time”. Stay tuned for the series launch on HK Express social media channels from 26 October 2018 (www.facebook.com/HKExpress)!

Enjoy more birthday celebration offers with HK Express! Visit the airline’s official website www.hkexpress.com for further details.



city’super is sharing the joy of Christmas launching over 20 Christmas hampers and a range of festive goodies for all budgets – including the ultimate mammoth trunk hamper for gourmet and wine connoisseurs.

The ‘Christmas Extravaganza’ hamper is probably the most prestigious ever proposed – featuring some 50 of the world’s most well-known fine wines, spirits and delicacies, with a price tag to match at a breath-taking HK$238,800!

Available for order from 22 October to 7 December 2018, the world-class hamper is headlined by a bottle of legendary Château Lafite-Rothschild 1982, alone valued at HK$49,800, from the most celebrated blue-chip vintage of the last 50 years.

Amongst some 20 other festive hampers, available for order from 22 October to 21 December, city’super’s brand new ‘Surprise Box’ hamper (HK$998) is packaged in a crafted wooden box of quintessential treats, tonnes of fun with festive balloons, cuddly MANUAL FACTORY Bear and a multi-purpose board game set, especially designed for joyous celebration in style.

I was impressed with the TOKU TOKU Hard Candy Cotton Candy Maker (HK$289) because it uses any hard boiled sweets to make candyfloss so the world is your oyster and you can make any flavour as long as you have the candy.


On the English front, it was great to see so many treats like mug cakes, caramel puddings, Joe & Seph and peanut brittle.




For more information, please visit http://www.citysuper.com.hk/ or email contact@citysuper.com or call at (852) 2736-3866.

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I didn't know that you could get crisps and cup noodles in India so when I found out, I managed to get some crisps from the local store.
I got Magic Masala by Lay's.


Inside, you get crinkle cut crisp and they were extremely spicy.
They tasted like spring onion crisps with a fiery kick but after you get used to the spiciness, they were quite good.

From the packet, it says they manufactured by Pepsico India Holdings.




Glico is famous for Pocky Sticks and other confectionery so I was really surprised to discover they had a range of baby food!
As a foodie, I love trying out different baby food too so I got one of the stews in the range.

From the labeling, I deduced it was some sort of tofu and pork.
The taste was surprisingly good and tasted like thick sweetcorn soup and the pieces of sweetcorn had a crunch to it.




I love Cup Cakes, but when you don't have an oven life can be difficult.
But now you can get microwave cup cakes that are ready in 1 minute.
Tried this brand by Condi where they have two flavours: Apple and Chocolate.




Forgot to take a picture of the chocolate but the chocolate one definitely tastes better because the apple was too sweet and artificial.
Making it was pretty easy, just fill the lid with water to the line, pour it in and mix.

 The fork that is included isn't that helpful because it all clumps on to it when you are mixing so I used a stirrer.
 When the mixture is smooth and consistent, it is ready to put in the microwave.

After microwaving it, the cake looks like this:

Video of the Apple cup cake being made:



Obviously I was attracted to these [Oyatsu] Mini Cup Noodles because of the cute little size.

There are two flavours: Salt and Tonkatsu.
Although they look small, when you peel the lid back, the noodles go almost to the top.

Both flavours were impressive because I loved the noodle texture which was soft but didn't break easily.

Salt (Blue):



Tonkatsu (Red):





Donut Peach

I got my hands on some donut peaches or commonly known as Saturn Peaches or UFO peaches.


One of the peaches had a mini peach on top.


I really liked them because of the flat shape and they were easier to eat especially for people who have a small mouth.
They were juicy and sweet.



As an instant noodle fan, I have always wanted to try instant noodles from all over the world.
Got my hands on Maggi atta Masala which is from India.
"atta" means wholewheat noodles hence the colour of the noodles and you can see pieces of wheat in it.


It was impressive to find dehydrated peas in the flavouring sachet.
I tried some of the powder on its own to see how spicy it was and it is quite spicy.

Unfortunately, the noodles had already gone rancid in the packet before I opened it otherwise they would have been delicious.

Anyhow, I will try and get it from another shop and hope it has not gone rancid.



As as well Coca Cola, Pepsi also has crystal clear one.
I could only get my hands on Coca Cola.
To be honest, it smells like Sprite and tastes like Sprite!



I was a bit disappointed with this because according to youtubers, the Pepsi version smells and tastes like COKE!



I love Natto Beans because of its taste and slimy texture.
You either hate or love it.
Osato Natto Beans were frozen from the place where I got it from so you defrost to eat.

I was quite surprised the quality was still good compared to the refrigerated ones.

The texture is still slimy.


It comes with Karashi mustard (hot yellow mustard) and savoury natto seasoning.
Personally the beans tasted good on its own or with just a few drops of seasoning because the mustard was too overpowering for me.




I noticed these cup noodles because of the picture of the egg with a runny yolk.


It turns out these cup noodles are sukiyaki flavoured so I am guess adding an onsen egg would make it taste better.

When I peeled the lid back, I was amazed to see lots of huge spring onions pieces and bits of beef that looked very dark in colour compared to other Nissin Cup noodles.

There was a lovely beef and onion smell when I poured hot water in it and evidently the broth was dark.


The Sukiyaki flavour in cup noodle form was definitely delicious as it was like noodles in a strong beef and onion broth.

The sachet gives it a more beefy flavour if you squeeze the lard in.



Ippudo is a famous ramen joint with restaurants all over the world.
The ramen there has a good broth and I like their extra thin noodles.


I discovered these Ippudo cup noodle series by Nissin so I got the Ippudo Spicy Tonkotsu Flavour (AKA) Instant noodles.

On the lid, there is a sachet of Black Garlic Oil.

I tried a bit on its own and it was just garlicky.

After peeling back the lid, the noodles looked promising because they were thin and there were lots of seaweed and dehydrated meat slices.
The taste was ok but I preferred the creamy [Nissin] Ippudo Tonkotsu Flavour.

As well as the Spicy Tonkotsu, there is also [Nissin] Ippudo Tonkotsu Flavour Shiro Instant Noodles:



Ippudo is a famous ramen joint with restaurants all over the world.
The ramen there has a good broth and I like their extra thin noodles.
I discovered these Ippudo cup noodle series by Nissin so I got the Ippudo Tonkotsu Flavour Shiro Instant Noodles.


On the lid, there is a sachet of Pork Flavoured Oil.

I tried a bit on its own and it was too garlicky for my liking.

After peeling back the lid, the noodles looked promising because they were thin and there were lots of seaweed and dehydrated meat slices.

I am not so much of a fan for meat but I love seaweed.

After adding water, the broth looked white and creamy, the taste wasn't too salty and it was slightly thick and creamy.

I only added a few drops of the pork oil because it seemed to taste better without.

Anyway, perhaps I am quite biased but I really liked these noodles.
In this series, there is also [Nissin] Ippudo Spicy Tonkotsu Flavour (AKA) Instant noodles



I was captivated by these Jeleets drinks by [Pokka Sapporo].


There are two flavours in the series:
Pokka Sapporo Jeleets Vanilla Uji Matcha Green Tea with Jelly and Pokka Sapporo Jeleets Vanilla Flavour Coffee with Jelly.


The drinks were wonderful because of the jelly but personally I liked the green tea because you could taste the creaminess in the drink however it was a bit too sweet, but you can always dilute it with milk to get more out of it.


The coffee is not so sweet but as I am not a coffee person, it just didn't wow me.



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