Posted by - 13 December 2010 - No comments

Steak frites in Paris

Steak frites in Paris Steak frites in Paris

Steak frites is as synonymous with the French as fish and chips is with us Brits. In the same way  our cities and towns are populated with...

Posted by - 31 October 2010 - 2 Comments

Tourist in London

Tourist in London Tourist in London

Isn't it strange, how the only time you ever see your country's most iconic landmarks is when you have someone visiting and you...

Flordita London

Flordita London Flordita London

The AB and I are fulfilling a dream this year and spending New Year's in Havana  while Fidel is still in power.   Coincidentally, the ...

I'm dreaming of a chocolate Christmas

I'm dreaming of a chocolate Christmas I'm dreaming of a chocolate Christmas

If I'm totally honest I don't have much of a sweet tooth, but I put that down to the fact that most of the chocolate I encountered a...

Posted by - 16 October 2010 - 3 Comments

Farewell Sushi Hiro

Farewell Sushi Hiro Farewell Sushi Hiro

So I've finally got round to writing up my review of Sushi Hiro only to discover last week that the mysterious Ealing stalwart is no-mo...

Get onboard the sushi train at Moshi Moshi in Liverpool Street

Get onboard the sushi train at Moshi Moshi in Liverpool Street Get onboard the sushi train at Moshi Moshi in Liverpool Street

Train stations aren't known for having a choice of great tasting eateries.   That's why Moshi Moshi in Liverpool Street Train Sta...

Barrafina - tapas heaven in Soho

Barrafina  - tapas heaven in Soho Barrafina - tapas heaven in Soho

There are so many things that make Barrafina , one of mine and the AB's all-time favourite dining experiences in London.

Koffmann's at The Berkeley

Koffmann's at The Berkeley Koffmann's at The Berkeley

When Pierre Koffmann announced that he was returning to cooking after a seven year absence with the opening of his eponymous restaurant a...

Albion at The Boundary

Albion at The Boundary Albion at The Boundary

One of the reasons I'm a food blogger is I have an odd compulsion to document everything I eat, to the point that it occasionally detr...

Posted by - 11 October 2010 - No comments

24 Hours in Rye and Camber Sands

24 Hours in Rye  and Camber Sands 24 Hours in Rye and Camber Sands

We haven’t had much of a summer in the UK, well we don't really have much of one most of the time but this year has been part...

Posted by - 26 September 2010 - No comments

Ella's Bakehouse in Covent Garden

Ella's Bakehouse in Covent Garden Ella's Bakehouse in Covent Garden

I've been meaning to go to Ella's Bakehouse for over a year, after reading about the owner of the cakeshop, former model Lo...

Santa Maria in South Ealing

Santa Maria in South Ealing Santa Maria in South Ealing

Out of all the Westerly London boroughs, Ealing rates really low on the culinary map.  Aside from Sushi Hiro there aren't many re...

Posted by - 25 September 2010 - 2 Comments

Malaysia Night Festival at Trafalgar Square

Malaysia Night Festival at Trafalgar Square Malaysia Night Festival at Trafalgar Square

Yesterday London's Trafalgar Square was transformed into an authentic bustling Malaysian Pasar Malam . The one-off event showcas...

Posted by - 24 September 2010 - No comments

Taxi Drive Screening at the Jameson Cult Film Club

Taxi Drive Screening at the Jameson Cult Film Club Taxi Drive Screening at the Jameson Cult Film Club

Last night the AB and I went to a screening of Martin Scorsese's Taxi Driver at the Brewer Street Car Park in Soho.

Posted by - 20 September 2010 - No comments

Food Opera @ ION Orchard Singapore

Food Opera @ ION Orchard Singapore Food Opera @ ION Orchard Singapore

  After a couple of days in Singapore you'll notice that in addition to traditional hawker centres, the whole place is populated with fo...

Street Food in Singapore

Street Food in Singapore Street Food in Singapore

There is an abdunance of world class restaurants in Singapore, but what I love most about eating in the city is its hawker centres.    An...

Posted by - 14 September 2010 - No comments

Spruce in Singapore

Spruce in Singapore Spruce in Singapore

Spruce is one of those places that you go to and you almost wish you were one of the first to discover it.   The restaurant is loca...

Posted by - 05 September 2010 - No comments

Iggy Iggy Iggy

Iggy Iggy Iggy Iggy Iggy Iggy

Fine dining can really leave a dent in your pocket, particularly in the current economic situation.  However, this doesn't mean you hav...

Posted by - 01 September 2010 - No comments

Gimme 4 fingers

Gimme 4 fingers Gimme 4 fingers

BonChon chicken is set to be the next big thing in fast food.  If you haven't heard of it yet, you will do soon.  4 Fingers BonChon , ...

Posted by - 24 August 2010 - 3 Comments

New Asia Bar in Singapore

New Asia Bar in Singapore New Asia Bar in Singapore

New Asia Bar is located on the 71st floor of Swiss Hotel by Raffles City Centre.  At this great height you're guaranteed stunning vi...

Flea Fly Flo Fun

Flea Fly Flo Fun Flea Fly Flo Fun

If you're in Singapore in September make sure you check out the 'indie-electric' flea market called Flea Fly Flo Fun .

Vintage heaven in Singapore at the Attic Place

Vintage heaven in Singapore at the Attic Place Vintage heaven in Singapore at the Attic Place

Far East Plaza is somewhat of an oddity in Singapore.  Compared to the other sleek, modern malls on Orchard Road, Far East Plaza is ancien...

Posted by - 23 August 2010 - No comments

Singapore Slings at Raffles

Singapore Slings at Raffles Singapore Slings at Raffles

It may be one of the biggest tourist traps in Singapore, but you can't come to Singapore and not enjoy a Singapore Sling in the Long Bar...

Shihlin Taiwan Street Snacks

Shihlin Taiwan Street Snacks Shihlin Taiwan Street Snacks

Delicious is how I'd describe the XXL Chicken served at Shihilin Taiwan Street Snacks .   I stumbled across the Taiwanese themed fast fo...

Fashion paradise on Haji Lane

Fashion paradise on Haji Lane Fashion paradise on Haji Lane

  If you thought Singapore was all high street stores and designer boutiques, Haji Lane is the antithesis of the shopping malls which ...

Posted by - 19 August 2010 - 1 Comment

Up on the Loof

Up on the Loof Up on the Loof

Loof is a rooftop bar located closed to Raffles.  It's one of those bars located at the top of an office block, which by de fact...

Posted by - 15 August 2010 - No comments

The Pie Kia Shop

The Pie Kia Shop The Pie Kia Shop

By day two in Singapore the AB quickly realised that the whole city revolves around food.  There are food places literally everywhere, incl...

AB's first laksa in Singapore

AB's first laksa in Singapore AB's first laksa in Singapore

After checking into the New Majestic, the AB and I set out to find ourselves a laksa.  Undoubtedly known as one of Singapore's national...

Posted by - 09 August 2010 - 1 Comment

New Majestic in Singapore

New Majestic in Singapore New Majestic in Singapore

Colonial shop front So, I'm really behind on my blog posts.  In fact several months behind, or in blog terms is several years but ple...

Posted by - 08 August 2010 - No comments

Red Rooster

Red Rooster Red Rooster

  I was really surprised about the influence of American fast food culture in Australia.  Red Rooster , is an Australian-born chicken place ...

Posted by - 01 August 2010 - 2 Comments

A taste of Spain in Perth

A taste of Spain in Perth A taste of Spain in Perth

When you think of Perth, the words 'hip' and 'happening' are probably not the adjectives that immediately spring to mind.  H...

Posted by - 25 July 2010 - No comments

Vue de Monde: Modern French cooking Down Under

Vue de Monde: Modern French cooking Down Under Vue de Monde: Modern French cooking Down Under

  We went to Vue de Monde for lunch with  the AB's friends  Nollan, his French girlfriend Annaise and Pola.  The restaurant is one...

Posted by - 19 July 2010 - 1 Comment

AFL & Meat Pies

AFL & Meat Pies AFL & Meat Pies

MCG (Melbourne Cricket Ground) When I was in Melbourne I was lucky enough to be taken to see an AFL (Australian Football League) game and...

Posted by - 16 July 2010 - No comments

Good Vyve

Good Vyve Good Vyve

During our stay in Melbourne we were lucky enough to be invited for breakfast to the AB's friend Ange's cafe Vyve in Heindelberg.  ...

Posted by - 27 June 2010 - 4 Comments

Lamb on Chapel Street

Lamb on Chapel Street Lamb on Chapel Street

No I wasn't drunk and looking for a post-night out snack.  The AB and his friends can vouch for the fact that I was perfectly sober whe...

South Melbourne Market Dim Sims

South Melbourne Market Dim Sims South Melbourne Market Dim Sims

Dim Sims are an Australian culinary invention.  A Chinese-inspired dumpling filled with meat and vegetables typically found in fish and ...

Posted by - 20 June 2010 - 1 Comment

Little Cupcakes in Melbourne

Little Cupcakes in Melbourne Little Cupcakes in Melbourne

I love the Little Cupcakes shop on Degraves Street.  The cupcake shop was one of the first to open in Melbourne and still remains one of th...

Posted by - 15 June 2010 - No comments

The Stokehouse in St Kilda

The Stokehouse in St Kilda The Stokehouse in St Kilda

Dimly lit lighting at The Stokehouse No Dans Le Noir haven't opened a branch in Melbourne, this is in fact a picture of the ABD read...

Posted by - 26 May 2010 - No comments

Flying high in business class

Flying high in business class Flying high in business class

After the stress of our flights being cancelled due to the BA strikes, the AB and I were surpised to find ourselves upgraded to business cl...

Posted by - 25 May 2010 - No comments

The European in Melbourne (and we're not talking about me)

The European in Melbourne (and we're not talking about me) The European in Melbourne (and we're not talking about me)

On holiday the one meal I always look forward to is breakfast.  Like most of the population I struggle to get up in the morning on most day...

Posted by - 20 May 2010 - No comments

Wine, food and art on the Mornington Pennisula

Wine, food and art on the Mornington Pennisula Wine, food and art on the Mornington Pennisula

Beautiful scenery, wine, art & food in the Mornington Pennisula After a nine hour flight from HK, we finally make it to Melbour...

Posted by - 18 May 2010 - No comments

Bo select this

Bo select this Bo select this

The UK has Heston Blumenthal, Spain Ferran Adria and Hong Kong? Alvin Leung, of course.   The talented chef and owner of one of the fir...

Posted by - 10 May 2010 - No comments

My favourite breakfast place in Hong Kong

My favourite breakfast place in Hong Kong My favourite breakfast place in Hong Kong

For a food lover, Hong Kong is like a big foodie crack den.  There are just so many places to eat and drink, that you could probably spend ...

Posted by - 09 May 2010 - No comments

New York Fries in Hong Kong

New York Fries in Hong Kong New York Fries in Hong Kong

The AB and I were shopping at Harbour City , the mega mall located in Tsim Sha Tsui when we were enticed into New York Fries, by the smel...

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