A living network that promotes and supports the small businesses and community initiatives that are crucial to the well-being of our neighborhoods.

Hao De Lai Xiao Long Bao Dian, Hong Kong

When it comes to Xiao Long Bao or Shanghainese food in Hong Kong, Taiwan’s Ding Tai Fung ( naturally comes to mind. No doubt Ding has been serving up some … Continue reading

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Leung Chuen Lay -Knife Sharpener(梁全利鋼刀較剪), Kowloon City, Hong Kong

Have you ever had a problem with the dull knives in your kitchen? That’s something that I experienced recently and I brought my 10+ year old Henckels knife to this … Continue reading

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Umbrella on Bicycle, Kyoto, Japan

I came across this bike accessory for an umbrella attachment on a bicycle in Kyoto a few months back, and thought it made a lot of sense. It would surely … Continue reading

February 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Happy New Year!!!

Wishing you all Neighborhoodworms a Happy New Year!! More importantly let’s help continue to support the good old neighborhood joints that we treasure this year. For this new year entry … Continue reading

January 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

When in doubt support the little guy

“When in doubt support the little guy.” Of course, this is sometimes not so easy in our daily lives.  And no wonder, since the big brands and big businesses want … Continue reading

November 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

Waiting for the urban revolution to hit Hong Kong…

Whenever I travel I am thrilled when I see bikes on the road. It used to be that only a few European cities like Copenhagen and Zurich were really bike friendly, … Continue reading

November 20, 2012 · 1 Comment

Juming Museum, Jinshan Dist., New Taipei City, Taiwan

My brother is a big fan of sculptor Ju Ming, and on a recent trip to Taiwan, we all paid a visit to this museum dedicated to his work. There … Continue reading

April 19, 2012 · 2 Comments

Hao Chi Stinky Tofu, Tainan City, Taiwan

Stinky Tofu (臭豆腐). You either love it, or you hate it. Thankfully my girlfriend and I both love it, and there is no shortage of this delicacy in Taiwan. Our … Continue reading

April 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

Taikoo, Tainan City, Taiwan

Cool laid- back bars with a pleasant atmosphere are a rarity in Hong Kong. That is one thing I really miss about New York City, where you can find cool … Continue reading

April 15, 2012 · 1 Comment

Tai- Cheng Fruit Shop, Tainan City, Taiwan (泰成水果店)

This fruit shop is SUPERB! And I highly recommend it. We asked the proprietor for the current seasonal fruits, and we got plate of pineapple, tomatoes and cantaloupe. We often … Continue reading

April 14, 2012 · 1 Comment

Shen Nong Street, Tainan City, Taiwan (神農街, 台南市, 台灣)

This charming street is one of the highlights from my recent trip to Tainan. It is a stone- paved pedestrian street flanked by 2-3 story buildings on both sides. I … Continue reading

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Tiny Shop in Yau Ma Tei, Hong Kong

This is a tiny shop underneath a staircase of an old building in Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon, Hong Kong. Those two working inside look like a husband and wife team, … Continue reading

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