Chicago Life: Sweet Tooth

The past two months in Chicago had been a blur. I quickly learned to navigate the neighborhoods without a GPS and discovered hidden gems along the way. Most importantly, I’ve been busy stuffing my face with some of the best food in Chitown. Besides trying out different cuisines from around the world, I’ve also been…

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Food Trip: Japanese Street Food

While traditional Japanese cuisine is known for its elegance and luxury, Japan’s street food culture has become increasingly popular and as pertinent. It is not like your typical street food. Usually, you can only find street food during festivals or at popular tourist spots. If you are not familiar with Japanese street food, most of it…

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A Moroccan Meal

My day tour in Tangier included a typical Moroccan meal. It may have been the typical meal for tourists but it was still an experience nonetheless. After meandering the alleys of the Old Medina and the Kasbah, we were guided to a nice restaurant for lunch. The place was well-decorated  and traditional music filled the air…

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Chicago Life: My First Restaurant Week

The past week had been a gastronomic one. It was officially Chicago Restaurant Week and so my friend and I were on the food prowl all week. Not to mention we also dined at restaurants that did not technically participate in CRW but had some great meals nonetheless. Chicago Restaurant Week 2016 CRW is organized every…

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Foodtrip: Portugal’s Pastries

As soon as I got to Portugal, I noticed the great displays of pastries in every store and bakery. From the train station in Lisbon, to cafés in Coimbra, to restaurants in Porto, I could tell the Portuguese must have a sweet tooth. Lucky for me, so do I! I had so much fun trying…

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The Best Drinks I had In 2015

Besides eating, trying beverages and local brews is also a favorite travel activity of mine. From drinking sake in Japan to Morocco’s mint tea, I’ve been fortunate to experience the world one drink at a time! Here’s a slideshow of the best drinks I had this past year: Jennifer Jane Jen is a Chicago-based traveler…

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