theboywhoatetheworld cooks: Yee Sang (‘Prosperity Toss’ salad)

It’s nearly Chinese New Year! Which can only mean one thing… Yee Sang season is here! Also known as Yu Sheng, this colourful and vibrant raw fish and shredded vegetable salad is a… Continue reading

Chasing Char Koay Teow: the search for the best Char Koay Teow in Penang

Out of all of Penang’s countless street food dishes, few require more skill and technique than a plate of Char Koay Teow. I love the stories and idiosyncracies behind each plate of this… Continue reading

My 15 Eats of 2015

2015. What a ride it has been! Thanks to all of you, what began as a fortnightly hobby of cooking for friends a couple years ago is now a fully fledged, sold-out fixture… Continue reading

Taberna do Mercado: Nuno Mendes brings his Portuguese magic to Spitalfields

I was pretty devastated a couple years ago upon hearing that Viajante, one of my ultimate favourite restaurants, was closing in East London. Thankfully though, there appear to be plans in the works… Continue reading

theboywhoatetheworld cooks: Sarawak Laksa

Ever since my maiden trip to Kuching earlier this year, I’ve been missing the food of the region massively – Sarawak Laksa especially! If you are looking for a Laksa that is slightly subtler compared… Continue reading

Limapulo: the Nyonya food legacy lives on in KL

Back in the 80s and 90s whilst I was growing up in KL, Nyonya restaurants were few and far between. Unless you were lucky enough to grow up in a Nyonya household and… Continue reading

The allure of Asturias: sights & eats in Spain’s best kept secret

If there was one thing which really struck me as I set foot in Asturias for the first time this summer, it was just how incredibly green it was. This lush strip along… Continue reading

theboywhoatetheworld cooks: Ayam Kunyit

Turmeric (kunyit) is used widely in Malaysian cuisine. Its earthy flavour and distinct yellow colour is essential in everything from spice pastes to marinades, curries to Laksa broths. Long considered an anti-inflammatory ingredient… Continue reading

Casse-Croute: a little corner of France on Bermondsey street

As much as my chef’s training at Le Cordon Bleu has made me a better cook, it seems to have left one other everlasting side effect on me: a frequent and fervent craving… Continue reading

Akelare, Arzak or Berasategui: Which 3 Michelin star restaurant in San Sebastian is the one for you?

Those of you who’ve been following this blog for a while will know how much I love the town of San Sebastián in Spain’s Basque country. In the past 5 years, I’ve been… Continue reading

theboywhoatetheworld cooks: Bubur Cha Cha

After a long hot day in the tropics, few desserts are more refreshing than an ice cold bowl of Bubur Cha Cha. At the core of this popular and traditional Malaysian dessert is a… Continue reading

Spectacular Sarawak: The Kuching Chronicles

Despite growing up in Malaysia’s capital of KL, I never quite got round in my younger days to discovering what Sarawak and the rest of East Malaysia had to offer before moving over… Continue reading

The Crown at Bray: Proper pub grub at Heston Blumenthal’s old school boozer

Bray, as it turns out, isn’t all Michelin stars and haute cuisine. If you happen to be in the area and fancy something a little more humble than the 3-star delights at The Fat Duck… Continue reading

theboywhoatetheworld cooks: Nyonya Sambal prawns

This spicy Sambal Prawn dish is one of my all time favourites and a signature at my Nyonya Supper Club. Those who followed The Taste UK last year will also recognise it as that all-important first audition… Continue reading

Copita del Mercado: Top-notch Tapas comes to Spitalfields

Of all the recent restaurant openings in the East End, there’s one new kid on the block which stands head and shoulders above the rest for me – Copita del Mercado. The brainchild of… Continue reading

theboywhoatetheworld cooks: Braised Pig Cheeks in Rioja, Sherry Vinegar & Olives

If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you will know how close Spanish food is to my heart. Whether its Tapas bar-hopping in Barcelona or a Pintxos pilgrimage to the one… Continue reading

Kouzu: High-end Japanese cuisine takes off in Victoria

The area in and around Victoria has historically been devoid of decent dining options. Bar a few exceptions like the ever-dependable A.Wong, there just hasn’t been much going on for the area food-wise given… Continue reading

Typing Room: Lee Westcott writes a new chapter at the Town Hall Hotel

If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you will know what a big fan I am of Bethnal Green’s charming Town Hall Hotel. Having lived in the East End for most of… Continue reading

Oblix at The Shard: Chic, urban dining with spectacular views

Located on the 32nd floor of Western Europe’s tallest skyscraper, one thing at Oblix is for certain: the view you get is pretty damn spectacular. Prepare to be whizzed up all 32 ear-popping levels by their dedicated… Continue reading

My 14 eats of 2014

2014. What an incredible year you have been. As far as milestone years go, you’ve definitely set the bar for future years to come. From the many Nyonya Supper Clubs & Pop Ups hosted throughout… Continue reading