A. Wong-derful taste of China in the heart of Victoria

I’ll be honest, I’m usually very skeptical about high-end Chinese restaurants. After many a mediocre and underwhelming meal, I continue to stick by my usual budget options in Chinatown and Bayswater that have… Continue reading

My Big Fat Greek Supper courtesy of the Kitchen Nomad

Imagine having all the recipes and essential store cupboard ingredients of a Greek taverna, Italian trattoria or Japanese izakaya packaged up in a box and delivered to your doorstep each month. That’s the… Continue reading

The Chianti Crawl: a round up of the best eats from an epic Tuscan road trip

Chianti. Land of the wild boar. Truffle. Bistecca. And of course… the Chianti Classico. With its seemingly endless backdrop of emerald green hills lined with grapevines and olive groves, it has got to… Continue reading

Ferdies Food Lab: eclectic flavours and a touch of the molecular at the Toynbee’s Grade II listed Banquet Hall

Co-founder of the once much-lauded Fernandez & Leluu Supper Club, Simon Fernandez was one of the early pioneers of what is now a thriving supper club movement in London. More recently though, Simon… Continue reading

The Pig, Brockenhurst: from kitchen garden and the surrounding New Forest straight to your plate

Set in the heart of the New Forest, The Pig is a gorgeous country house hotel and restaurant that prides itself on serving up produce that comes straight from its very own grounds.… Continue reading

19 Numara Bos Cirrik II: memories of Istanbul in Stoke Newington

Ever since my trip to Istanbul last year, I find myself suffering from chronic Turkish food cravings. Never have I had kebabs so mouth-wateringly tasty and juicy. And the luscious Islak ‘wet’ hamburgers…… Continue reading

Upstairs at The Ten Bells: escalating Spitalfields cuisine to new heights

As far as old boozers in Spitalfields go, they don’t come more historic or vintage East End than the Ten Bells. Perennially packed, with crowds spilling over onto the pavement overlooking the market square, this… Continue reading

Perkin Reveller: Chaucer himself would have revelled here

Flanked by the historic Tower of London on one side and the even more iconic Tower Bridge on the other, the Perkin Reveller seems to have all the makings of a prime riverside tourist… Continue reading

theboywhoatetheworld cooks: Curry Kapitan

Curry Kapitan is easily my favourite Malaysian curry of them all. In my opinion, no dish better epitomizes the marriage between Chinese and Malay influences better than this Penang Nyonya icon. Richer, thicker and… Continue reading

Chez Bruce revisited: still dishing up the retro 3 course meal #LikeABoss

Some of the best things are those which have stood the test of time. And like a fine wine that gets better with time, Chez Bruce continues to age gracefully in its quaint… Continue reading

Made in Camden: as hearty as weekend brunch gets

In my mind, there’s no better way to kick off a weekend than with a properly hearty brunch. But ever since my local Hawksmoor in Spitalfields stopped dishing up their once glorious big… Continue reading

One score and seven years ago…

…this boy was brought into this world. And he’s still eating it. Good friends. G&Ts + beers aplenty. A spread of my favourite Nyonya and Asian home-cooked dishes.  And a flaming Tiramisu birthday… Continue reading

10 Greek Street: the blueprint for a great neighbourhood restaurant

Fresh, seasonal ingredients. Bold, comforting flavours. An ambience that’s understated yet buzzing. And great value for money. If there was a blueprint for that neighbourhood restaurant I wish was in my neighbourhood, Soho’s… Continue reading

Corner Room: my favourite corner in all of London

As far as my favourite restaurants in London go, Nuno Mendes’ Corner Room has come out unquestionably on top for me for some time now. Ever since my first meal here almost a year… 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

Klang Valley food crawl: The Sequel

The past couple of months of my time off in Malaysia have really flown by. It’s been amazing to have the chance to properly catch up with all my family and friends based… Continue reading

theboywhoatetheworld cooks: Kerabu Chicken and Woodear Salad

As much as I love eating and cooking the Nyonya food I grew up with, I must admit that the sheer number of ingredients required can sometimes be a bit off-putting. A Nyonya… Continue reading

The Laksa diaries: the hunt for the best bowl of Penang Laksa

For me, no trip back home to Malaysia is complete without a visit to the hawker food haven of Penang. This was my second time back on the island this year and the… Continue reading

NYC: a round up of my favourite eats in the Big Apple for under $20

I was recently in New York for what can only be described as an epic couple of weeks eating-wise. Every time I’m back there, I never fail to feel like a little boy… Continue reading

theboywhoatetheworld cooks: Kiam Hu Kut Gulai (Nyonya salted fish bone curry)

Kiam hu kut gulai (salted fish bone curry) has got to be one of my ultimate favourite Malaysian Nyonya curries. It has been one of our family meal staples for as long as I… Continue reading