Le Relais de Venise (‘L’Entrecote’)

120 Marylebone Lane, W1 | relaisdevenise.com | steak-ed out on Saturday 17th Apr ’10 The Steak Frites at L’Entrecote is the stuff of legends. The story goes that almost half a century ago, a certain… Continue reading

Mei Keng Fatt.

Lorong Awan 6, 68000 Ampang, Selangor, Malaysia | http://www.meikengfatt.com When a restaurant business goes to the extent of buying-out its neighbours to convert the land into much needed car-spark space for its growing… Continue reading

Leong’s Legends.

4 Macclesfield Street, Chinatown W1D  | Brunched Sat Apr 2nd ’10 Chinatown has seen a revival over the past couple of years, with a flourish of new eateries that do more than just archetypal… Continue reading

TheBreakfastClub.Hoxton.

Rufus Street, Hoxton Sq, N1 6PE | thebreakfastclubsoho.com | brunched Sunday Mar 21st …outside the club There’s a real buzz emanating from Hoxton’s The Breakfast Club which you can feel just from standing… Continue reading

Arbutus.

63-64 Frith Street, Soho W1| arbutusrestaurant.co.uk | forgotten shortly after Oct ’09 If the mother is ever in town and you were thinking of treating her to one of London’s many 1-Michelin-starred eateries,… Continue reading

Galvin Cafe De Luxe

35 Spital Square, E1 | http://www.galvinrestaurants.com | ingested Friday Mar 5th 2010 I’m finally back in London after a good 2 weeks off in Malaysia on vacation. It’s been a serious reality check… Continue reading

IC.Gathering@Oversea

86, Jln Imbi, Kuala Lumpur | http://www.oversea.com.my | reunited 19th Feb 2010 I can’t remember the last time my stomach was subject to a Restoran-Oversea-style 8 course Banquet meal. I think my stomach has actually shrunken over… Continue reading

TheOneInTheCorner.

Lorong Ara Kiri, Lucky Gardens, Bangsar, K.L. | ingested 17th Feb 2010 I’ve realised that this is only the second time I’ve been back home since my family moved out of the Ampang Road house to Bangsar. Having spent the large part… Continue reading

HomeComingQueen.

One-cancelled-LHR-KUL-flight, a-Failed-Boeing-747-engine, 300-very-Confused-Passengers, Several-even-more-confused-Airline-Ground-Staff and A-Whole-twentyfour-hours-of-twidling-thumbs-in-Heathrow-later, I’m finally back home in the Motherland… scarred with having to spend both Chinese New Year Reunion Dinner AND Valentine’s Day at the sterility of the ParkInnHotel somewhere in the middle of… Continue reading

Il Bordello.

81 Wapping High Street, E1W 2YG | 020 7481 9950 | ingested Fri 29th January If there is one reason worth venturing out to the cobble-stoned roads of isolated Wapping, its this bustling,… Continue reading

24.

24.years.young. Chorizo.PiquilloPeppers.Toasties. Hommous.Pomegranate.Mint. Brie.Chutney.OatCakes. Kofta.Tzatziki.Cucumber. Becks.Brahma.Groslch. PlumWine.GaviDiGavi.PenfoldsShiraz. Hibiscus.Bellini.Hangovers. Wii.Band.Hero. Here’s to the nights we felt alive. Thanks all for a great 24th. G.

Paella.

If there’s one thing I love more than the act of cooking itself, its a relaxed, therapeutic session of prepping great ingredients and seeing a large chopping board, choca-block full of lovelies in… Continue reading

MalaysiaKopitiam.

67 Charing Cross Rd, WC2 | malaysiakopitiam.co.uk | ingested Sun 17th Jan ‘10 If it weren’t for the large Malaysian flag banners flying outside this modest caff, you could easily miss this little… Continue reading

Disneyland!

  Marne-la-Vallee-Chessy, Paris 48°85’N, 02°77’W | disneylandparis.co.uk | Jan 2nd-4th 2010 I’d never been to Disneyland before. The truth is that I’ve never been big on theme parks since being traumatized as a… Continue reading

CocaColaGammon.

Gammon cooked in Coke? Sounds like a cringe-worthy combination (believe me, the first time Jo tested out this Nigella Lawson recipe on me, I too was skeptical). But if you dare to take… Continue reading

BirminghamX’masMarkets.

52°29’N, 01°52’W | http://www.birmingham.gov.uk/frankfurtmarket | Saturday Dec 19th’ 09 With Christmas just round the corner, it was that time of the year again to quell the Bratwurst and Gluhwein cravings. Why Birmingham you… Continue reading

StoryDeli.

No. 3 Dray Walk, Old Truman Brewery (**now relocated to 3 Redchurch Strt, E2 7DJ) | Saturday brunched on Nov 21st ‘09 Thin crust or thick crust pizza? For me, pizza is all… Continue reading

L’Anima.

Snowden Street, London EC2 | lanima.co.uk | ingested Oct 17th ’09 I’m a firm believer that the best time to catch a restaurant at its prime is not when its already been showered… Continue reading

NudeEspresso.

26 Hanbury Street, Spitalfields | nudeespresso.com | savoured on 21st Nov ‘09 Almost every morning at work (at about 920 AM) you will find me in the pantry area playing barista, trying to… Continue reading

Ran(t)

58 Great Marlborough St, Soho | http://www.ranrestaurant.com | ingested Saturday Oct 24th ‘09 Every once in a while, a restaurant pisses me off enough to warrant a bit of a Ran(ting). I’ll tell… Continue reading