Restaurant Review: Trodelstuben, Nuremberg, Germany.

On our visit to Nuremberg last fall, Dan and I ate at the cutest, pink restaurant right in the old town called Trödelstuben. I found it in online reviews and luckily made an advance reservation before we left, as it was entirely booked when we visited!



Trödelstuben has an old school theme and honestly, is catered toward tourists. Nevertheless, you will find locals here and the food is quite tasty!


The interior.

The menu at Trödelstuben is in German and English and, while being one of the nicer restaurants in Nuremberg, Trödelstuben is not too expensive.


All you can eat ribs!

In addition to “all you can eat ribs”, Trödelstuben serves one of my favorite German dishes – spaetzle! Spaetzle is a kind of short noodle/pasta that is commonly served an entire meal or a side dish in Southern Germany.  My favorite spaetzle is served with cheese on top – called Kaese Spaetzle – and it tastes amazing, somewhat like a gourmet Mac & Cheese.  In any case, I clearly ordered the Kaese Spaetzle, and Trödelstuben’s version was simply delicious! The dish was served in a frying pan and topped with fried onions and chives. Way too many carbs for me to finish!

Kaese Spaetzle.

Dan and our friend, Tinh, also ordered spaetzle. Tinh ordered the pork spaetzle, which was cheese-less spaetzle served with 4 pieces of pork. She seemed to enjoy it. I prefer it with cheese.


Pork Spaetzle.

Dan ordered the mushroom spaetzle, which to his disappointment, was served with a lot of mushroom sauce (he doesn’t like mushrooms) topped with sour cream. I enjoyed this dish, but my Kaese Spaetzle was by far the best dish of the evening. Luckily, I had left overs for Dan!


Mushroom Spaetzle.

Also, most dishes at Trödelstuben are served with a side salad to start. This was a nice touch; fresh vegetables are difficult to find in restaurants in the Fall in Southern Germany!


Side salad!

Since we were on vacation simply had to order dessert! Dan ordered his favorite German dish, the Dampfnudel. Dampfnudel is a common dessert in this part of the world, and its basically a bread pudding type dish served in a vanilla sauce. It is very tasty!



I went with the more seasonal appropriate Heiβe Himbeeren – raspberries, vanilla ice cream, and whipped cream. I loved this dessert. I enjoyed it with a cheap (yet not the best) glass of German red wine. As you may know, German’s are not known for their red wines.


Heiβe Himbeeren.


Trödelstuben: Trödelmarkt 30, 90403 Nürnberg, Germany.  Open daily 11h – 123h. Reservation essential on the weekends and during high season.  Email here for a reservation: Casual attire.


Behringer’s Bratwurthäusle – Werner Behringer GmbH, Rathausplatz 1, 90403 Nürnberg.  Open daily, no reservations. 



Birds of a Feather, Singapore: One Delicious Restaurant in Singapore!

Ahhhhh, one of my favorite, if not my FAVORITE, restaurant that we ate at in Singapore on our honeymoon (sigh, take me back!) was Birds of a Feather! Birds of a Feather is a bit of a swanky sit down restaurant on Amoy Street in the Chinatown neighborhood of Singapore. We walked from the Intercontinental, and it took us close to 45 minutes.


Views of Marina Bay Sands on our walk to Birds of a Feather.

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An Afternoon Visiting The Floating Villages Of Cambodia.

Dan and I visited Kampong Plouk, one of Cambodia’s Floating Villages, for a few hours  one afternoon after doing some temple exploring in Angkor and the BEST lunch at The Hut! Unknown to us (although we did specifically request to visit the Floating Village), it was dry season and the experience on the Floating Village was certainly different than we imagined, in more ways than one…. In any case, it was quite interesting to visit the village. I can only imagine what it would look like not during the dry season!


Getting tickets for a boat ride through the Floating Village.

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How To Visit The Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The Petronas Twin Towers are one of Kuala Lumpur’s top tourist attractions, located right in downtown Kuala Lumpur. Built in 1993, the Petronas Twin Towers are 88 story twin skyscrapers connected by a skybridge on their 41st floors.  The Petronas Twin Towers are the tallest twin towers in the world and, fun fact, were the tallest buildings in the word from 1998 – 2004. 


Petronas Twin Towers looking up!

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Visiting The Batu Caves In Kuala Lumpur – A Quick Guide For Tourists.

Dan & I visited the touristy Batu Caves in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia earlier this year on our honeymoon. The Batu Caves were pretty cool and definitely worth a visit for passing through Kuala Lumpur. While the caves were quite interesting and certainly worth a visit, I had trouble finding details about visiting online, so here you go – my thoughts on visiting the Batu Caves. Happy traveling!


A Grand Entrance to the Batu Caves.

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Eating Our Way Though The Hawker Centers In Singapore!

Singapore is known to be a foodie destination and one of its most well-known gastronomic experiences is a meal at a “hawker center.” See anytime Anthony Bourdain is in Singapore. And if you don’t follow everything Anthony Bourdain does, (1) you should, and (2) a “hawker center” is basically a food court (like a mall food court) where Singaporeans eat very high quality food for less than a small fortune. 


Hawker Center decked our for Chinese New Year!

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Restaurant Review: Pahn Thai, Langkawi, Malaysia

Pahn Thai is a Thai restaurant on the premises of the Berjaya Langkawi and while its part of a private resort, Pahn-Thai is one of Langkawi Island’s most popular restaurants! Some may think its weird that a Thai restaurant is one of a Malaysian island’s most famous restaurants, but that’s totally normal because Langkawi is located just off the Malaysia/Thailand border. As such, even if you do not visit Pahn Thai, you try to have Thai food in Langkawi!


Dinner on the water at Pahn Thai.

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Lounge Review: Ambassador Transit Lounge, Singapore Changi Airport, Terminal 2.

Dan & I flew into Singapore Changi Airport’s Terminal 2 on Scoot Air from Langkawi International Airport earlier this year. Since we were arriving and needed to collect our luggage, we were uncertain if we would be able to visit a lounge on our way in. However, given the cost and expense of Singapore, and the number of good lounges in Singapore, we decided to give it a try!


Arriving at Singapore Changi.

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My Stay In An Overwater Bungalow On Langkawi Island, Malaysia.

Dan and I stayed at the Berjaya Langkawi for 5 days during our honeymoon earlier this year. We choose the Berjaya Langkawi (and really Langkawi Island) based on the Berjaya Langkawi’s beautiful (and somewhat affordable) overwater bungalows! Before visiting the Berjaya Langkawi, I researched what to expect but, aside from a very few posts, I couldn’t find much information on the Berjaya Langkawi or Langkawi in general. So, here is my post on all things Berjaya Langkawi!


The Berjaya Langkawi.

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