Weekend Musings (April 24th, 2010)

In the past week, our life was dominated by HTML tags. Between Suanne and I, we had been spending at least four hours each day staring at HTML tags. The thing is we are only 25% done. Sad, isn’t it?


It was to update the tags or we pay $160 per month to the hosting company. We decided to just bite the bullet and go through the tedious process of reviewing and updating all of the posts that are giving the server grief. We are given by the hosting company until May 15th to fix it or they boot us out of our current $15/month plan. So if you see lesser posts, it is simply because we have a deadline to beat.


I’ve got news to bring you. This morning the 8GTCC team met over breakfast at the Green Lemongrass on Kingsway. Oh boy, if you are tired of plain old breakfast and desire something really different, you MUST check it out. There are over a dozen different breakfast items in the Green Lemongrass and they are all $5. If you do not have breakfast plans tomorrow, you should go. I can assure you that you will be pleased with it.


Anyway, we have identified the next cuisine in the series of the Eight Great Traditions of Chinese Cuisine dinners (see info here). The cuisine chosen is one of the more obscure cuisine. With great sleuthing work of some chowhounds, we managed to find a really convincing representation of the cuisine.

The next cuisine will be the … Jiangsu cuisine and will be led by Dylan. Within mere hours of the meeting, Dylan were already hard at work at his research. I am impressed.

I am already drooling thinking about ducks … salted duck, duck soup, marinated duck gizzard and liver for which Jiangsu cuisine is famous for. How does other dishes like these sound … fermented tofu, fried tofu with cilantro, soup dumplings, braised eel, and roast shrimp? This will be another exciting discovery of Chinese cuisine you will not want to miss!

The date is sometime in the middle of May. Please don’t send us any requests at this time. I will let you know once the plans are firmed.

Win an iPod Touch, an iPod Nano and More

Only on chowtimes. That’s right … exclusively on chowtimes.

We have been approached by a soft drink company who wants to promote their beverage in Canada and the US. They are giving away 1 iPod Touch, 1 iPod Nano and 10 other prizes via chowtimes. Please note … I said iPod, not iPad, OK?

It will be so simple to get a chance to win this that it will just take you a total of 5 seconds to enter. The only caveat is that you must have a Twitter account. So you might want to start following the chowtimes twitter account (http://twitter.com/chowtimes) now. Barring any last minute changes, watch out for the contest on May 4th and May 5th.

Oh … while you are at it, you might as well check out the chowtimes Fan Page on Facebook too (http://facebook.com/chowtimes).

KLIP Magazine

Oh man, have you all seen the coupon magazine called KLIP? Grace Z wrote to us to tell us about it.


This has gotta to be one of the best produced food related magazine I had ever seen. The pictures are stunning. Go ahead and click on the image above to get a clearer view of what I mean. Doesn’t it make you want to just go out and try each one of the restaurants?

We picked the magazine up in Daiso in Aberdeen. It’s free and is also available in most Japanese restaurants. Although you can also see the magazine online (here), the food porn is better in print. Trust me … I know good food porn when I see it.

Website of the Week

Tired of the same old stuff you read on food blogs. How is this one for a change? (Updated 10th Nov 2014; this site no longer exist). The updates on the website is far in between but it makes good reading for those of you who eats instant noodles. Come on now … don’t be a food snob … admit it.


It is really OK to say that you like instant noodles. Don’t let anyone tell you what you should or should not eat.


That’s all the update for this week. I got to get back to fixing the HTML tags. I hope I will survive this. If you don’t hear from me by Monday, call the police.

Eat well!

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  1. Marike

    Holy, that’s a lot of hard work! But know that you have many adoring fans that will support you, Ben and Suanne.

    Looking forward to upcoming events! Hope I can make it to some.

  2. souggy

    My life revolves around streamlining HTML, CSS and PHP. Annoying.

    Good luck, guys and thanks for the ramen blog. 😉

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