Built at the end of the 14th and beginning of the 15th century, The Poortersloge (Burgher's Lodge) was the meeting place for the richer and more important members of the Brugge society. This side of the city was the area where the international trade took place, ships were loaded and unloaded. In the immediate vicinity were the nation-houses of the most important trading partners and next door was the toll house, where goods had to cleared and tax levied.
Built in 1847 during the Qing dynasty by wealthy Chinese merchants and located in Hong Kong Island's Sheung Wan district, atmospheric Man Mo Temple (文武廟) is a Taoist temple dedicated to the gods of literature (‘Man’), holding a writing brush, and of war (‘Mo’), wielding a sword. It was, besides a place of worship, a court of arbitration for local disputes when trust was thin between Chinese and British settlers.
Man Mo Temple stands as a guardian of permanence against Hong Kong’s ever-changing urban landscape.
Cooking is an expression of the land where you are and the culture of that place - Wolfgang Puck.
Kralan, a cheap Cambodian delicious snack, comprises of sticky rice cooked in coconut milk black eyed peas or bean stuffed in bamboo. Legend has it that the soldiers of the Angkor kings would take kralan on their journeys for rations, and it is popular as an offering to monks on their alms rounds or at festivals and celebrations. The dish is famous all over the Kingdom and Cambodians argue endlessly about which village makes the tastiest kralan.
The cooking of Kralan is an extensive and charcoal or wood devouring operation.