Category Archives: Products

BANKAKU: Finding Japanese Shrimp Crackers in Singapore

BANKAKU - shrimp cracker from japan

Dear Food Diary:
While taking a delicious stroll at Takashimaya Singapore‘s basement food court (food heaven) these cute set of Japanese shrimp crackers caught my eye. Who could resist the sushi like display of crackers!?  I just had to bring home a box. Yaraku – pack of “eight happiness”. They make me smile every time I open a pack.

Le Palais des Thés: Perfect gifts for tea lovers

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Dear Food Diary:
If you have a tea lover on your list, Le Palais des Thés might be worth a visit. This UWS shop is the French Tea House’s first store in the US. A great selection of fine teas from all over. Perfectly packaged gift boxes come pretty handy for the holidays… you can relax and take a sip of tea while shopping.

Hello Fresh: Recipes & Ingredients delivered to your door

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Dear Food Diary:
The folks at Hello Fresh recently sent over a complimentary box of recipes and ingredients for me to try. The delivery came with everything I needed for each recipe. No measuring involved, which was great for a freestyle cook like myself. I tried 3 recipes during the week (Thai curry chicken, chicken quinoa salad and salmon), by the 4th day, I went home wishing for more.

Just for ChubbyReaders: 30% discount on your purchase code HELLO30

If you’re tired of take out and would love to cook, but don’t know where to start, this might be your answer.

Missing Summer Farmer’s Market already

end of summer farmers market

Dear Food Diary:
I’m holding onto summer the only way I know – eating. Not much time left before all these beautiful fruits and vegetables say their goodbyes.

Witch Finger Grapes: spooky fruit

witch finger grapes

Dear Food Diary:
Passing through Grand Central Market last night, these dark little things caught my eye. Sitting right next to champagne grapes, trying hard to blend in, unsuccessfully. Upon closer inspection, I was spooked and intrigued at the same time. Witch Finger grapes, what a suitable name!

(Insert witch voice and fingers calling me) “go ahead, try one chubby girl, try one… woah ha ha“…