About Me


For Jo, who eats and puts up with me =)

This collection of food reviews, recipes, ramblings and memoirs from other food cultures are the culmination of a long-standing ambition of mine to get into food writing and share my love for all things gastronomy-related.

Majority of the restaurant reviews are from my adventures and escapades around London’s increasingly diverse food scene as well as some unforgettable meals while travelling around the world. 

My recipes centre around favourites that I’ve learnt/adapted from experimenting with my arsenal of cookbooks and Malaysian family recipes that have been passed down the generations.

My hope is that you will be inspired to explore new cuisines, get cooking and follow me in search for that perfect meal.


Guan (guanleongATgmailDOTcom)


Born and bred in Kuala Lumpur, Guan currently resides in London and is a former Finance Analyst turned Le Cordon Bleu trained chef & Supper Club host. His strong affinity to all things food is a result of being nurtured with years of divine, home-cooked Malaysian-Nyonya cuisine and a love for London’s cosmopolitan food scene. He writes about food and travel on instagram (@guan_chua) and his blog (theboywhoatetheworld.com).  

Guan contested on Channel 4’s ‘The Taste‘, a cookery competition where he was mentored by American chef turned food writer and television personality Anthony Bourdain. The show also featured British food writer Nigella Lawson & Los Angeles chef Ludo Lefebvre as the other celebrity mentors.

A passionate ambassador of Malaysian food, Guan hosts regular Supper Clubs and Pop-Ups in London specializing in Malaysian-Nyonya cuisine, a subset of Malaysian food from his family heritage that brings the best of Malay and Chinese food cultures together. He has also conducted cookery classes and live demonstrations for Malaysian cuisine at food festivals and trade fairs.