Category Archive: London & the UK

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

For 2 Saturdays only on July 22nd & August 5th, I will be joining forces with my dear friend & fellow Malaysian chef Mandy Yin (@SambalShiok) to bring Nasi Kerabu to London! We will be popping… 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

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

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

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

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

Taberna do Mercado: Nuno Mendes brings his Portuguese magic to Spitalfields

I was pretty devastated a couple years ago upon hearing that Viajante, one of my ultimate favourite restaurants, was closing in East London. Thankfully though, there appear to be plans in the works… Continue reading

Casse-Croute: a little corner of France on Bermondsey street

As much as my chef’s training at Le Cordon Bleu has made me a better cook, it seems to have left one other everlasting side effect on me: a frequent and fervent craving… Continue reading

The Crown at Bray: Proper pub grub at Heston Blumenthal’s old school boozer

Bray, as it turns out, isn’t all Michelin stars and haute cuisine. If you happen to be in the area and fancy something a little more humble than the 3-star delights at The Fat Duck… Continue reading

Copita del Mercado: Top-notch Tapas comes to Spitalfields

** Sadly, since writing this post, Copita del Mercado has unfortunately had to close down ** Of all the recent restaurant openings in the East End, there’s one new kid on the block… Continue reading

Kouzu: High-end Japanese cuisine takes off in Victoria

The area in and around Victoria has historically been devoid of decent dining options. Bar a few exceptions like the ever-dependable A.Wong, there just hasn’t been much going on for the area food-wise given… Continue reading

Typing Room: Lee Westcott writes a new chapter at the Town Hall Hotel

If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you will know what a big fan I am of Bethnal Green’s charming Town Hall Hotel. Having lived in the East End for most of… Continue reading

Oblix at The Shard: Chic, urban dining with spectacular views

Located on the 32nd floor of Western Europe’s tallest skyscraper, one thing at Oblix is for certain: the view you get is pretty damn spectacular. Prepare to be whizzed up all 32 ear-popping levels by their dedicated… 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