Category Archive: Memoirs from abroad

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

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

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

San Francisco: the golden gate to foodie heaven

Speak to anyone who has been to San Francisco and you will almost certainly find it on their shortlist of favourite cities in the world. But there’s more to the San Francisco’s charm than… Continue reading

Le Gastrotour de France: the Paris weekend stage

With its prolific culinary heritage, the French capital has long had a reputation as one of the top cities in the world for gastronomy. However, I’ve found that eating well in Paris doesn’t… Continue reading

My 13 eats of 2013

2013. What a crazy and rewarding year you have been. Apart from the usual restaurant chasing in London and the UK, this year saw me revisit some of my fondest cities in Europe… from a… Continue reading

My Big Fat Greek Supper courtesy of the Kitchen Nomad

Imagine having all the recipes and essential store cupboard ingredients of a Greek taverna, Italian trattoria or Japanese izakaya packaged up in a box and delivered to your doorstep each month. That’s the… Continue reading

The Chianti Crawl: a round up of the best eats from an epic Tuscan road trip

Chianti. Land of the wild boar. Truffle. Bistecca. And of course… the Chianti Classico. With its seemingly endless backdrop of emerald green hills lined with grapevines and olive groves, it has got to… Continue reading

12 dishes which made my 2012

10 Countries. 20 different cities and towns. A heck of a lot of eating. 2012 has easily been one of the best, most memorable years since I started up this blog. And of course,… Continue reading

NYC: a round up of my favourite eats in the Big Apple for under $20

I was recently in New York for what can only be described as an epic couple of weeks eating-wise. Every time I’m back there, I never fail to feel like a little boy… Continue reading

Mugaritz: not quite that meal of a lifetime

Blending into the rolling green hills of the Basque country, a 30 minute drive out from the heart of San Sebastian lies Mugaritz – a restaurant that is by no means short of accolades.… Continue reading

Klang Valley food crawl: a round up of my fav budget eats in and around the Malaysian capital

With such immense ethnic diversity, the Malaysian capital is abound with culinary gems aplenty on every street corner. Ask anyone from KL and its surrounding suburbs what their favourite eats are, and you… Continue reading

Penang: Street Food capital of the world

With more hawker food stalls per square foot than probably any other place in the world, the island of Penang is a foodie’s dream come true. There is a kaleidoscope of different food… Continue reading

Back to the Motherland

If there’s one thing that reminds me I am well and truly back in the Motherland, it’s that first breath of hot & sticky 33°C air coming out of the aiport terminal. It’s been almost… Continue reading

Lampredotto: Wanted, dead or alive

I woke up today with a monumental craving for Lampredotto of all things… What on earth is it?: The fourth (and final) stomach of a cow, slow-cooked long long time in stock with tomato,… Continue reading

So long TwentyEleven: what a year it has been…

What a year 2011 has been. We’ve seen the full monty of extraordinary events this year… everything from revolutionary political uprisings to tumultuous riots on our doorstep… unseen before natural disasters that have… Continue reading

Arzak: the meal of a lifetime

As 2011 starts to wind down to a close, it’s a time for reflection on the highs of the year food-wise. Superb meals there have been, but for me, 2011 will undoubtedly be… Continue reading

Manchester Xmas Markets: Revisited

The better half and I have just come back from our annual weekend pilgrimage up to Manchester for their Christmas Markets. I’ll keep this one short as this was our 3rd time round… Continue reading

My Top Berlin eats: where Doner Kebabs and Currywursts are an art form

I turned up in Berlin not expecting very much at all. For some reason, I had this naive preconception in my head of the German capital being some dull, over-gentrified city. Monotonous… with… Continue reading

Eleonas: a stunning mountain retreat with glorious home-cooked Cretan cuisine

In the mountains of southern Crete, just off the sleepy village of Zaros…amidst olive groves, grape vines and wild mountain herbs lies Eleonas – a stunning agro-tourism settlement of traditional mountain cottages. Before this trip, I… Continue reading