My 22 eats of 2022

2022. Back on the road we go! Apart from entries from our usual home bases of UK and Malaysia, this year’s best dish roundup sees us revisit some of our favourite food cities… Continue reading

My 21 eats of 2021

2021. A year of finding one’s feet again. Eating however has continued to be the one constant that has kept us going. And although this blog hasn’t been kept as fresh as it… Continue reading

My 20 eats of 2020

2020. A year I imagine most of us would much rather forget. Eating however has been the one constant that has kept us going. And there have been plenty of unforgettable dishes that… Continue reading

Lockdown Recipe Series: 3 pastas with Nduja – Mascarpone & Lemon, Tomato Fennel Sausage & Romesco Squid

This week’s lockdown recipe series is all about Nduja – Calabria’s spicy, spreadable pork salume and one of my ultimate favourite ingredients to have on standby in the fridge! Its deep savoury flavour and… Continue reading

Lockdown Recipe Series: 3 street food favourites with Lap Cheong – Cheat’s Claypot Rice, Glass Noodles & Char Koay Teow

If there’s one type of food I’ve craved this lockdown period in London more than anything else, it would be the street food of home and the rest of South East Asia. This… Continue reading

Lockdown Recipe Series: 3 Noodles with Tinned Sardines – Laksa, Pasta and Soba!

Staying on the theme of simplified lockdown recipes, this next one in the series celebrates my favourite of all the humble tinned fish – SARDINES! Nutritious, budget-friendly, meaty and packing a punch in… Continue reading

Lockdown Recipe Series: 3 Ways with Spam – Mapo Tofu, Sando and Fried Rice!

Such surreal and uncertain times we find ourselves in. With Supper Clubs and cooking gigs on hold in the coming months, I’ve found the past couple of weeks totally discombobulating – a mixture… Continue reading

My 19 eats of 2019

As 2019 draws to a close, it’s that time of the year again where I recount my top eats over the past 12 months. This year’s line up sees us traverse the globe from… Continue reading

The Medoc Marathon diaries: I take on Bordeaux’s world famous wine marathon

Bordeaux’s Marathon du Medoc has long had a place towards the very top of my bucket list. The first I heard of it was over 10 years ago when I came across an… Continue reading

Mirador de Ulia: Marvellous Modern Basque cuisine with views to match

As far as destination restaurants with a view go, it doesn’t get any better than Mirador de Ulia for me. The setting here which overlooks San Sebastian, the Basque coastline and surrounding hills gets… Continue reading

Konnichiwa Fukuoka!

Fukuoka. The birthplace of Tonkotsu Ramen. Land of mentaiko, sushi, sashimi, sake, strawberries and all things delicious. I recently struck gold and won the grand prize of an Instagram photography competition put on by… Continue reading

My 18 eats of 2018

As 2018 draws to a close, it’s that time of the year again where I recap my favourite eats over the past 12 months. This year’s line up spans from London to Lisbon to KL.… Continue reading

Recipe: Sayur Masak Lemak

Let’s face it – with the amount of dried shrimp & belachan (fermented shrimp paste) used in Nyonya & Malaysian cuisine, it doesn’t make for the most vege-friendly of cuisines out there. However,… Continue reading

R.I.P. sensei: in memory of Anthony Bourdain

It’s been almost a week since your passing. Frankly I’m still reeling from the tragic news, trying to process having to write this in the past tense. Nobody out there has inspired me… Continue reading

Pintxos Heaven: a round up of the best Pintxos in San Sebastian

San Sebastian. Quite simply, my favourite city in the whole wide world. My first visit to this gem on Spain’s North coast was in 2011. 7 years and 6 visits later, I’ve been… Continue reading

Recipe: Penang Char Koay Teow

Out of all the noodle dishes on the planet, a plate of Char Koay Teow still remains my favourite of them all. For me, the best of the best are found on the… Continue reading


Whether you are party-goer or beach bum, art-buff or foodie, Barcelona has a little something for everybody. Awash with architectural masterpieces, world-class museums, rolling green hills and not to mention one of Europe’s… Continue reading

My 17 eats of 2017

As 2017 winds down, it’s that time of the year again where I recount my top eats over the past 12 months. This year’s stand out dishes span from London to Lisbon… San Sebastian… Continue reading

Flying Solo: London’s best solo dining spots

I find the most satisfying meals I have these days are the impulsive, solo ones. I’ll be honest – I never appreciated the joys of solo dining in my younger days… always slightly… Continue reading


For two Saturdays only on the 11th & 18th of November 2017, I will be joining forces again with my dear friend & fellow Malaysian chef Mandy Yin (@SambalShiok) to showcase Prawn Mee and a selection of Penang-inspired… Continue reading