Category Archive: Ramblings&Cravings

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

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

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

The Taste: Look Mum, I’m on telly!

“We were born to work together…. together we will make music.” What the cameras didn’t show was me… on the verge of passing out having just heard one of my culinary heroes imploring me… Continue reading

Out of the Bleu: from City boy to Cordon Bleu trained chef

Considering culinary school? Well then… this one is for you. 9 months, several cuts and a few burns later, it hasn’t been easy by any means. But what a ride it has been.… 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

Hilton HHonors giveaway: Win a free night stay in any Hilton hotel in the world!

** This giveaway competition has now closed. Congratulations to the lucky winner Hodaka Hashi (entry #13)! Enjoy the prize Hodaka and thanks to everybody for participating! My lovely readers, boy do I have… 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

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

Chinese New Year Feast @ the Tham’s: 2012 edition

If there’s one good reason I would stick around the UK for Chinese New year as opposed to going back to KL, it would be to attend the awesome CNY party which T… Continue reading

theboywhoatetheworld bakes: the humble Chinese New Year Peanut Cookie

To usher in the year of the dragon, I thought it would be fitting to bake my favourite Chinese New Year cookie of them all… the humble Peanut Cookie. I recall gorging on… Continue reading

The Xmas Eve feast: 2011 edition

It was the return of the annual Christmas Eve potluck feast at my place again last night. I’m writing this post still curled up in bed on Christmas morning (well, noon actually), nursing… 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

Tonsillectomy: A foodie’s worst nightmare

** DISCLAIMER**  The following post is merely a personal account of my trials & tribulations over the past week following adult tonsillectomy. It should not by any means be taken as medical advice. I… Continue reading

Hello Motherland

I’m back in the Motherland for a much needed 2 week vacation and am looking forward to catching up with friends and family, some serious R & R, and most important of all… Continue reading

Project Macaron

Today, armed with piping bag in one hand and Jill Colonna’s Mad about Macarons in the other, I made my first ever Macaron at home – embarking on what is undoubtedly going to be… Continue reading

Mason and Taylor

The craft-beer and real ale scene has certainly seen a recent boom in the capital. With that has come the emergence of more and more specialist beer pubs such as the Draft House… Continue reading

So long TwentyTen…

As 2010 draws to a close, I’m starting to reminisce about all the great food I’ve had all year. Here is a round up of the very best which TwentyTen had to offer…… Continue reading