Guide to Paris: Eating and Exploring

I went to Paris in February for three days and had an amazing time. Although it wasn’t my first time in the City of Love, there’s just something so beautifully magical about this city- I can’t quite put my finger on it, but it’s definitely a place worth visiting whether you’re a glutton, a history buff, or a shopaholic, or all of the above! I hope this post inspires you if you’re planning a trip to this amazing city. Enjoy!Paris Continue reading

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Recipe: Kimchi Fried Rice with Spam

Korean cuisine has continued to grow in popularity worldwide, and kimchi in particular has been labelled as one of the world’s top food trends in the coming year. However, for those of you that have never tried it, its pungent and sharp taste might take a bit of getting used to, and so I’ve decided to share a recipe for kimchi fried rice, a lunchtime favourite of mine that you can whip up in less than 20 minutes. The mix of added ingredients such as a fried egg and spam neutralise the strong flavours of the kimchi a little bit, so it’s a great dish to introduce your taste buds to! kimchi fried rice

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Review: Dishoom, King’s Cross

I’m definitely not a morning person, but when I heard that the newly-opened Dishoom at King’s Cross was offering a 50% discount off all meals, I knew I had to seize the opportunity and finally try out their highly-lauded breakfasts. After all, who doesn’t love a good deal? 🙂 I’ve visited once more since the deal, and can definitely say that it’s worth a visit even if you have to pay full price.

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One Lovely Blog Award

Thank you so much to Noémie from  for nominating me for this blog award! Check out her blog, its got a lot of great recipes- anyone with a sweet tooth would particularly love it! It means a lot to me that people enjoying reading my posts and it gives me motivation to keep writing 🙂 I’m not sure how these things really work but here goes…

One Lovely Blog Award

Rules for winning

1. Thank the person who has nominated you. Provide a link to his/her blog.

2. List the rules and display the award pic.

3. Include 7 facts about yourself.

4. Nominate some other bloggers and let them know that they have been nominated.

5. Display the award logo and follow the blogger who nominated you.

7 facts about myself

1. Since this is a food-related blog- my favourite foods are cheese (especially brie and Comte), ice cream (favourites include green tea, chocolate and pistachio), sushi rolls and anything cooked by my mum (home cooked meals are the best!). I dislike raw oysters, fish that has really slimy skin/has a layer of flabby blubber, and papaya (though green papaya salad is ok-I’m talking about the orange type with the slimy seeds).

2. I don’t go a day without drinking at least 1-2 cups of tea. The first thing I do when I wake up is make myself a cup of green tea, and if I don’t do this my entire day feels off.

3. I’m currently in my final year at University and am constantly torn between wanting to graduate and staying in this comfortable bubble of essay-writing, lecture-attending and basically having no real commitments.

4. My dream place to retire in the entire world would be Hawaii! It’s one of the most laid-back and beautiful places I’ve ever been to, with food trucks selling garlicky shrimp, huge turtles basking on beaches and consistently perfect weather.

5. I’m left handed and this has caused quite a lot of trouble over the years- my relatives constantly nag and say that I’m holding my chopsticks incorrectly, and I have a big lump on my left ring finger from pressing on pens too tightly.

6. I suffer from Resting Bitch Face Syndrome (for more information about this terrible affliction, click here and here) and have to constantly remind myself to smile more!

7. My blog is named “Dimshum” partly because I’m Chinese and I eat a lot of dim sum on a monthly basis, and partly because it’s a pun based on my surname (Shum). I started my blog out of sheer boredom and I’m glad that I now have my own little personal corner of the Internet 🙂

I nominate…

1. Peanut Butter & Mussels 

Although we’ve never met, Queenie and Ry’s blog is full of fun things to do in HK and I always feel like I’m reading anecdotes from a friend when I browse their site!

2. The Ordinary Patrons

Consistently yummy posts of food in Singapore and other places too!

3. And More Food

Beautiful photos and funny posts makes this blog such a pleasure to read.

4. Eat With Roy

Just take a look at Roy’s list of categories and you’ll realise that he has eaten a lot of different cuisines, so his blog is essentially an encyclopaedia of food.

5. Pina Claudia

My sister’s food blog. Although she hasn’t written many posts she is definitely a keen bean when it comes to food-even keener than I am!

6. The International Kid

My real-life friend Tiff’s blog. Once again not a very frequent blogger but has some interesting posts on what to do in HK!

7. Budapest Space Jam

Although I’ve never been to Budapest, this blog makes me want to buy a ticket and fly there straight away to try out some of the amazing -looking delicacies!

Once again thanks to Noémie for the nomination- I had fun filling this out! 😀