theboywhoatetheworld cooks: Devil’s Curry Chicken

This fiery, red chicken curry hails from the southern Malaysian state of Malacca. The eponymous ‘Devil’ comes in the form of its distinct red colour and spiciness! A historic, prominent trading port in… 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

theboywhoatetheworld cooks: Yee Sang (‘Prosperity Toss’ salad)

It’s nearly Chinese New Year! Which can only mean one thing… Yee Sang season is here! Also known as Yu Sheng, this colourful and vibrant raw fish and shredded vegetable salad is a… 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

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

theboywhoatetheworld cooks: Sarawak Laksa

Ever since my maiden trip to Kuching earlier this year, I’ve been missing the food of the region massively – Sarawak Laksa especially! If you are looking for a Laksa that is slightly subtler compared… Continue reading

Limapulo: the Nyonya food legacy lives on in KL

Back in the 80s and 90s whilst I was growing up in KL, Nyonya restaurants were few and far between. Unless you were lucky enough to grow up in a Nyonya household and… Continue reading

The allure of Asturias: sights & eats in Spain’s best kept secret

If there was one thing which really struck me as I set foot in Asturias for the first time this summer, it was just how incredibly green it was. This lush strip along… Continue reading

theboywhoatetheworld cooks: Ayam Kunyit

Turmeric (kunyit) is used widely in Malaysian cuisine. Its earthy flavour and distinct yellow colour is essential in everything from spice pastes to marinades, curries to Laksa broths. Long considered an anti-inflammatory ingredient… 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

Akelare, Arzak or Berasategui: Which 3 Michelin star restaurant in San Sebastian is the one for you?

Those of you who’ve been following this blog for a while will know how much I love the town of San Sebastián in Spain’s Basque country. In the past 5 years, I’ve been… Continue reading

theboywhoatetheworld cooks: Bubur Cha Cha

After a long hot day in the tropics, few desserts are more refreshing than an ice cold bowl of Bubur Cha Cha. At the core of this popular and traditional Malaysian dessert is a… Continue reading

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

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

theboywhoatetheworld cooks: Nyonya Sambal prawns

This spicy Sambal Prawn dish is one of my all time favourites and a signature at my Nyonya Supper Club. Those who followed The Taste UK last year will also recognise it as that all-important first audition… 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

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