Miffa Chan


Miffa, Tometaro and Cafemiffy
December 30, 2012, 1:51 am
Filed under: Caffe Miffy, Restaurants, Travel
We have been in Chiba prefecture, that is close to Narita airport. Our friends, Cafemiffy, has brought us to a traditional and very special Soba restaurant.

As you know Soba is Japanese noodle that is made from buckwheat (trigo sarraceno).

We had Soba Soshu (liquor) and a lot of delicatessen, including the best Tempura, we have ever had.


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An illustrated guide about travel rip-offs. Chapter One. Introduction to Modern Live (in DUAL)
April 22, 2012, 9:10 am
Filed under: Beaches, consumer behaviour, Editorial, nail clippers, Restaurants, rip-offs, scams, Travel

Dear friends and readers,

I watched on TV so many stupid travel series about places I have been a lot of time as a tourist that I decided to share with you some of my “bad experiences” in order to avoid some unpleasant experiences.
Danger is everywhere and hawkers can smell stupidity as dogs do with fear.

Apart from that, walking with sandals and dark socks hanging a camera over your neck and wearing a safari hat – all together but in any combination- could be the recipe for disaster.
First things first, lets define “rip-off” and scam:
Rip-off is a “bad financial transaction” , in other way, “an incident in which a person overpays for something” The term overpays may refer from some extra $, to some hundred times the market fair value.
Scam is roughly the same, but it involves wrongdoing, cheating, and in some cases fraud.
Let’s take a clear example of this two:

While a rip-off is visiting Venetia (Italy) and paying for a Coke 3 euros while clearly and visible marked in big post in the entrance, and whilst other honest barmen applying some or similar prices (they both are robbing you), a scam will be guys yelling you and offering real brick oven pizza menu for 6 euros.
Where is the scam in the second one? That the offer was real but it was the price for the 8 centimetres diameter pizza and the standard 12 cm. is 12 euros plus a beer is 10 euros and additional set up table plus service charge is not included.
How to avoid scams is not the scope of this series but we will say some general rules
-Say no to everyone, and then say not again.
-Read everything and ask for prices (they doubt about it, get the hell out of that place).
-if something is so cheap, probably it’s not true
– HCT is not the same than HTC as Pear is not Apple, and Panascanic is not Panasonic
– Even when the real thing is properly spelled, a Rolex does not cost less than a Swatch watch. Even if the offer you a stolen one (buying stolen stuff is delective) they don’t sell it for pocket money.
And looking for some Rip-off inspiring images I have founded this amazing post about The Ultimate Kings of Rip-off : Low Cost (the so called) airplane companies
Check thatOff Track Planet TipChecking in online doesn’t mean you get to skip the lines. So get your ass there early. With budget flights, you’re more likely to get a Blow Job from the clerk than a seat on the next flight out.” Sorry but I have expanded the BJ

 

 Amsterdam airport, but we used KLM (organized criminals too)
 So you think singapore is scam free?
 This is what we never get!

Nice drinks, nice food, prepare a kidney to pay for that Tometaro





We discover Causeway Bay with 9J
April 16, 2011, 1:12 am
Filed under: 9j Clan, Hong Kong, Restaurants

9j’s mother is a well known shoe collector from Hong Kong. Unofficial talks about several HK$ millions worth of her collection.

We met again with 9J, who was coming from a flamenco show and we went to a great Korean Barbaque restaurant in Causeway Bay area. The area was full of people ready for friday’s night party but unfortunately Father Bunny said let’s go to bed early.

Anyways if you have cash or credit HK is an easy city to scape from ultra protective fathers and me and Tometaro grab a taxi and we have just arrived from what i will call ” Tometaro induction in Asias’s world city”.



Fernando’s at Macau
April 14, 2009, 11:31 pm
Filed under: Chan family, Restaurants, Travel
One of the most popular restaurants in Macau is Fernando’s. Simple but good Portuguese food at affordable prices in Coloane (about half an hour taxi ride from Macau center).

No credits cards, no reservation and no air conditioning are on the other side but the atmosphere is unique, with home made bread and a quite good Portuguese wine cellar.

We had the Codfish but I would recommend the roasted piglet or the “gallina” (chicken).



Rbt – Rabbit- The Restaurant
February 17, 2009, 9:28 pm
Filed under: China, Hong Kong, Restaurants, Travel
© 9j Media Partners Ltd.

In my first outing experience in my city, just some hours after my parents did all the red tape that you need to adopt a bunny child in HK, I saw a nice sign…

Unfortunately, I was so young that I had no writing skills and my Father is such an idiot that he forgot to write down the name.

But after extensive and intensive research we founded their website * and we manage to be there several years after our first attempt.

May be I am going to disappoint my friend 9J, but they have a great corporate image for bunny lovers but quite a disappointing offer for humans. Besides their name stand for REAL BREWED TEA, and they’re from Taiwan.

* This was not an easy job, and we need to use the “search for rbt into .hk domains option”


Rbt – Rabbit- The Restaurant
February 17, 2009, 9:28 pm
Filed under: China, Hong Kong, Restaurants, Travel
© 9j Media Partners Ltd.

In my first outing experience in my city, just some hours after my parents did all the red tape that you need to adopt a bunny child in HK, I saw a nice sign…

Unfortunately, I was so young that I had no writing skills and my Father is such an idiot that he forgot to write down the name.

But after extensive and intensive research we founded their website * and we manage to be there several years after our first attempt.

May be I am going to disappoint my friend 9J, but they have a great corporate image for bunny lovers but quite a disappointing offer for humans. Besides their name stand for REAL BREWED TEA, and they’re from Taiwan.

* This was not an easy job, and we need to use the “search for rbt into .hk domains option”


Ramiro is cooking – volume 1
December 16, 2008, 1:23 pm
Filed under: Chan family, Cooking, Restaurants

You know my Father and specially Miffo are excellent cookers (well this is something that applies to Miffo only).

In the past I used to have a luxury restaurant where we mixed the best from the East and the West but this damn crisis has ruined my – quite expensive restaurant- and I have been forced to convert it in an inexpensive closed menu restaurant that offers traditional Spanish dishes.

Do no tell anyone but we refill the wine bottles and other things that you always suspected but never think restaurants did.