Dad eats congee at Hung’s in Chinatown

Dad’s friend was ill recently and dad was extolling the virtues of congee to him

Also known as ‘chook’, congee is the Chinese version of porridge, which is made with rice rather than oats as a base grainIt is cooked beyond the usual level for perfect fluffy rice and becomes watery as the grains break down. It’s perfect sick food as it’s easily eaten and digested. If you’re not feeling great, you can eat it plain but with some soya sauce, sesame seed oil, thinly sliced slivers of ginger heat and spring onion zing, the flavour profile is easily lifted

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Travel review: La Parisienne, Seattle

I’m continuing my travel reviews from my trip to the USA last summer. On our first day in Seattle, dad, ‘future mom’ and I headed over to Seattle Centre

Although dad and I had been to Seattle before, this was ‘future mom’s first trip to the city. So, we showed her the tourist sites. Seattle Centre was where the city hosted the 1962 World Fair. At that time, pioneering technologies like the monorail made its world debut and the iconic Space Needle still dominates the skyline Continue reading

Guest travel review: Queen’s Terminal at Heathrow Airport

Hi there. It’s Patchy Bear and Ski Bear again. One last post about our ski holiday to Les Gets in France

Heathrow Airport is rebuilding some of its older terminals. The newest of these is currently terminal 2, known as the Queen’s Terminal. It hosts mainly European airlines. We flew out with Swiss airlines, which had the most comprehensive self check in process – you even have to tag your own check in baggage

Security was efficient and we were soon airside. Lots of seating and high end shops. Certainly the most interesting and varied restaurant choice of any of the Heathrow terminals Continue reading