Mark has written 6 posts for Cheese Boy & Kimchi Girl

Antique and Curiosities Market (Utrecht)

Last weekend we went to visit the “Antiek & Curiosa markt” (Antique & Oddities market) in Utrecht and found hundreds, maybe even thousands, of time capsules that brought us back to grandmother’s time. We literally spent nearly 5 hours browsing all off the stands and were stunned with what kind of antiques we could get our […]

Easy is better. Easy is faster. Easy is cleaner.

Some time ago I read an article on the 37signals blog which inspired me and triggered several thoughts. One part of the article struck me so much it deserves a quote right here: Easy could mean faster. Easier could mean more obvious. Easy could mean a lot of things. But the part of easy I […]

Koko Coffee & Design menu close-up

Review: Koko – Coffee & Design (Amsterdam)

Koko Coffee & Design is a nice, cozy coffee bar in the middle of the ‘De Wallen’ area of Amsterdam. Serving several flavors and styles of coffee with delicious cakes, pies and muffins. They get their coffee from the Belgian roasters of Caffènation in Antwerp, which on its one is already a common name amongst the […]

Jihui & Mark wedding card

We are global citizens! We come in peace with a message of culture

Different cultures can meet in one place and still coexist together in harmony. We are the living proof it’s possible and even we can learn from this.

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Our blog is almost ready to go live

Everybody knows when you start something you have to finish it. Some day, long time ago, we’ve started with this idea of our own blog of reviewing places and writing about our experiences, and now we’ve finally made it into something.

Sakuratei – Tokyo, Japan

Sakuratei – Okonomi-yaki paradise

“SAKURATEI” is a Okonomi-yaki and Monja-yaki restaurant located at the quiet back street of Harajuku, the center of fashion and youth culture of Japan. The location of this hidden gem is adjecent to a gallery which, if you come from one side, will have to pass through to reach “SAKURATEI”. But once reached this place you will be overwhelmed with the smell of fried okonomi-yaki from every table around you. A colorful surrounding will welcome you with a smile and the hustle and bustle will tell you it’s a place where everyone will be talking about once they’ve tried it.