Monday, August 17, 2009

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Monday, June 15, 2009

Persian Buffet

Meat station

Lamb kibbe

Beef Kufta

Char grilled Chicken on skewers or Shish Tauok

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Persian Buffet @ Sheraton Maldives

Some of the offerings at the salad bar

Tzatziki is actually yogurt with strips of onion in it

Tabouleh has the taste of chopped parsely

Fattoush has onions and cucumbers

Baba Ghanous is made of egg plant

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Vitamin D boosts brain power in middle-aged men

AFP - Thursday, May 21 WASHINGTON (AFP) - - Higher levels of vitamin D, synthesized in the skin after being exposed to the sun and found in oily fish, are associated with increased brain power among middle-aged men, according to a new British study.

The link between increased vitamin D and faster information processing "was more significant in men aged over 60 years old, although the biological reasons for this remain unclear," read the report, to appear in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry.

The study, conducted by researchers from the University of Manchester, in collaboration with other European specialists, compared the cognitive performance of more than 3,000 men between the ages of 40 and 79 years.

Men with higher levels of vitamin D "performed consistently better in a simple and sensitive neuropsychological test that assesses an individual's attention and speed of information processing," the study showed.

Resarchers "observed a significant, independent association between a slower information processing speed and lower levels of vitamin D," said lead author David Lee at Manchesters School of Translational Medicine.

The study is based on a large population sample and took into account other possible factors, such as depression, season and levels of physical activity.

The main source of vitamin D is 10 to 15 minutes daily exposure to sunlight. Oily fish are also an excellent source of vitamin D.

A separate 2008 study by researchers in Amsterdam showed that a lack of vitamin D could increase the risk of depression or other psychiatric problems among older people.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Lunch at PS Cafe, Dempsey Road Singapore

Miso Cod

Parmigiani Chicken

Moroccan Lamb salad

Monday, March 23, 2009

More than just seafood

Hokkaido lamb taste great

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Ramen feast

Some of the best Ramen restaurants are located on the 10th floor of Esta building at the Sapporo Jr rail station

Friday, March 6, 2009

Lunch at Otaru market

We paid US$45 for this live crab which was laden with sweet tasting roe

Fresh scallops for Yen 150 each

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Live Squid Sashimi

Lunch at Hakkodate

Japanese street food

Food stall in Saminoya selling grilled sea snails

BBQ Squid from Hokkaido

BBQ Pork on a stick

Food stalls line the walkway in Nara on New Years Day

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Lunch at Chitose airport

We paid Yen 1,600 for this excellent meal which would easily ha ve cost us a bomb in Singapore

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Japanese breakfast at Sheraton Miyako Osaka

The appetizers are sweet tasting

We were glad we chose to have Japanese breajfast rather than the usual western style buffet type

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Kobe Beef

Kobe beef comes with a certificate from the agruculture department

Taste like beef feels like marshmellows

Ox tail soup

Kobe beef sashimi

The chef starts off with the garlic first

We have just returned from our trip to Japan. It was an exciting gastronomic adventure for the both of us. We hope you enjoy the footage as much as we enjoyed the food.