Category Archive: Restaurant Reviews

The Laksa Diaries II: the search for the best Sarawak Laksa in Kuching

“Breakfast of the Gods…” – Anthony Bourdain on Sarawak Laksa Laksa is one of the most popular dishes in Malaysian street food culture. You will find many versions across the country’s 13 states,… Continue reading

EATING CHICAGO: where to eat in the Windy City

Chicago. Land of Obama, towering skyscrapers and the reigning World Series winning Chicago Cubs. Home to awe-inspiring architecture, world-class museums and one of America’s most dynamic food scenes. It’s rare that such a… Continue reading

NYONYA SUPPER CLUB |X| SAMBAL SHIOK – NASI KERABU NIGHTS!

For a limited number of Saturdays only on July 22nd, August 5th, September 16th & 23rd I will be joining forces with my dear friend & fellow Malaysian chef Mandy Yin (@SambalShiok) to bring Nasi Kerabu… Continue reading

Logrono: Tapas crawling in the capital of La Rioja

Logrono. Capital of La Rioja. The gorgeous River Ebro running through its heart. Awash with green spaces and quaint squares aplenty. Heaving with tapas bars and restaurants. It was the perfect base for… Continue reading

Bonhams Restaurant: Going once, twice, SOLD on Tom Kemble’s impeccable cooking

Sometimes, the best restaurants are hidden in the most unexpected of places. Cue in Bonhams Restaurant in Mayfair. Tucked away inside one of London’s oldest auction houses, a stone’s throw from the bustle… Continue reading

Olá Lisboa! Where to eat in Lisbon

Out of all of Europe’s capital cities I’ve visited, few have exceeded expectations quite as much as Lisbon did on our recent trip. The contrast between Lisbon’s hilly landscape, historic architecture and Rio Tejo in the… Continue reading

Les 110 de Taillevent: next level food & wine matching at this elegant Marylebone Brasserie

In London’s ever-evolving restaurant scene, the classic Brasserie is often overshadowed by wave after wave of new openings flogging that next, trend-setting hit. So it’s a breath of fresh air when a Brasserie… Continue reading

My 16 eats of 2016

As 2016 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 spans from favourites in London and South-East… Continue reading

Hej hej Stockholm! Where to eat in the Swedish capital

Effortlessly stylish, Stockholm’s elegant buildings, cobblestone streets and vast open spaces make for one of Europe’s best looking cities. Despite numerous islands and connecting bridges, the city still feels very compact and is… Continue reading

Singburi: Stellar Thai food in Leytonstone

Over the years, exploring neighbourhood gems off the beaten track has been one of the greatest joys of writing this blog. And if there’s one place I find myself trekking out to time… Continue reading

Nyonya Supper Club |X| Peranakan Palace

For 2 nights only this September 8th & 9th, I will be joining forces with my dear friend & fellow Peranakan chef, Jason Ng (@FeastToTheWorld) to host a special collaboration Supper Club in E15. Expect 10… Continue reading

Frescobaldi Winemaker’s Dinner

The Frescobaldi family are one of Italy’s most renowned winemaking dynasties. Originating in Tuscany, their vigneron heritage has spanned 700 years and 30 generations. Word has it that they’ve supplied their wines to… Continue reading

Banquet X Nyonya Supper Club Collaboration!

I’m very excited to announce that I’ll be collaborating with the folks at Banquet to host a 28-seater Supper Club at their secret studio location in SW6 (closest stations Imperial Wharf overground / Parsons… Continue reading

Pidgin: clever, cosmopolitan cooking in Hackney

The restaurant scene in London’s East End has gone from strength to strength in recent years. In the 9 years I’ve been a local here, I’ve seen an increasing number of fantastic eateries… Continue reading

Roaming the Northern Rhone Valley: wining & dining in Tain L’Hermitage & Tournon

The terroir of the Northern Rhone Valley is one to behold. How winemakers manage to grow vines on the ultra steep banks surrounding this part of the Rhone is simply astounding. Roaming around… Continue reading

Warung Padang London: incredible Indonesian food in Bermondsey

** UPDATE: Warung Padang London rebranded to Japindo in Nov 2016 following the departure of their previous chef Aak Firdaus Bustaman. Japindo continues to serve Indonesian specialities at the same Bermondsey location alongside a new… Continue reading

Ellory: exemplary cooking and wines at London Fields’ latest modern bistro

Every now and again, a new restaurant comes along and shoots straight into my shortlist of ultimate favourite spots in London. Such is the case with London Fields’ latest modern bistro, Ellory. A joint… Continue reading

Kotteri Ramen Naritake: the best Ramen in Paris?

It was a bitterly cold, late December evening. And there we found ourselves – the better half and I – stuck at the end of an hour long queue which snaked from the… 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