• Tohoku | A humbling experience

    Tohoku-A humbling experience When I got to know that we were suppose to cover Tohuku region specifically Miyagi and Sendai, I admit I was very apprehensive. Not that long ago in 2011, the great Tsunami destroyed a great part of Tohoku and caused a nuclear meltdown of the nuclear reactors in Fukushima. The government of […]

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  • Dragon Ume SouperchefannatravelsxJapan | Cultural highlights

    Cultural Highlights Most of the time at the mention of Japan, what comes to mind are hot springs, sakura blossoms, Mount Fuji, Kyoto and Tokyo. Indeed, few step off the tourist path. But those who do, will be greatly rewarded. There are entire prefectures waiting to be explored bringing along with it, its own history, […]

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  • Heirloom tomatoes Souperchefannatravels | Take Me To Spain

    Souperchefannatravels Take Me To Spain Hola! This series documents my travels and the inspirations and the stories behind the creation of the healthy innovative soup souperinspirations for TssTakeMeToSpain campaign. Indeed, I feel very blessed to be able to travel to many parts of the world and experience the different cultures and foods. As it has […]

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  • Cathedral of Burgos Burgos | Way of St.James

    Our travels took us from Bilbao inland into Burgos Way of St.James. We can’t help but feel in awe when we saw huge amount of land dedicated to the growing of wheat extending as far as the eye could see. Castile-Leon with its vast expanse of land is greeted by bitterly cold winters and blazing […]

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  • Cordoniu Estate, Sant Sadurni D Anoia Sant Sadurni | Cava Capital of the World

    Our first stop in Catalunya was to Sant Sadurni cava capital of the world. Cava is a sparkling Catalan wine made by adding sugar and yeast to Penedès wine which is then stored in traditional bottles to produce a second fermentation.  It is a municipality in the comarca of the Alt Penedès in Catalonia, Spain at the […]

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  • Can Roca Catalunya | Soup Inspirations and stories

    Catalunya was a big part of our journeys in Spain and we are very blessed to be able to get our soup inspirations and stories through the friendly people we met. From Barcelona, we continued our road trip to Pyrenees in Andorra. We decided to took the longer route via Perpignan, entering Andorra from France instead […]

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  • Traditional crepe with sugar and lemon juice Perpignan | Pyrenees and crepes

    Our next leg took us to Perpignan Pyrenees and crepes, it shall be! Perpignan isn’t exactly on the list of people’s bucket list. True, it does not readily spring to mind when you tick off places in France you might want to visit, but after a 24 hour stopover and seeing a little of this town, […]

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  • Andorra Andorra | Ruggedly beautiful or concrete ugliness?

    One question that comes to mind when travelling in Andorra. Is it ruggedly beautiful or concrete ugliness? High in the Pyrenees is the nation of Andorra. Sandwiched between France to the West and Spain to the East, this mountain kingdom is one of Europe’s coveted vacation and skiing destinations and is well known for pristine […]

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  • A New Journey Beckons

    Hello friends! There’s something about June that makes my heart skip an extra beat; it is the month we started The Soup Spoon, a humble hole-in-a-wall at Raffles City with big dreams and aspirations, wanting to transform lives and improve eating habits one bowl at a time. This year, especially, opens up exciting new possibilities […]

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  • Perth Perfect: Day 1

    Flying off to the sunniest capital city in the world has been always a welcoming and nostalgic feeling for us. Never mind that a cyclone was heading our way! I seem to have a penchant for attracting cyclones and typhoons everywhere I go. Having spent a significant number of years in Perth in the past, […]

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  • Perth Perfect: Day 2

    You can call our first day at Perth a rather eventful one, but the rain was pretty intense come nighttime. (the cyclone has officially reached Perth). We, at least I could hear the lashings of rain and howling winds as we slept in the campervan. Thankfully, the sky cleared up the next morning. For breakfast, we […]

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  • Perth Perfect: Day 3

    It was a beautiful sunny morning as we embarked on our third day at Perth. No rain in sight! Phew! A quick healthy breakfast before heading down south this morning consisted of granola with Greek yoghurt, Kelsey plums, strawberries, precose pears, figs and white nectarines and topping it all with a drizzle of wild honey. Really […]

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