Brawn @ Columbia Road: honest, rustic perfection

Columbia Road is one of those bipolar places in London. On Flower Market Sundays, it’s a bee hive of activity: the street overflowing with plants. Epic shouts from vendors of “TWO FOR A… Continue reading

My 13 eats of 2013

2013. What a crazy and rewarding year you have been. Apart from the usual restaurant chasing in London and the UK, this year saw me revisit some of my fondest cities in Europe… from a… Continue reading

My Malaysian Nyonya Supper Club: The Debut

After months of plotting, recipe testing and serial hoarding of tableware & Nyonya Batik, the day finally came for the debut of my Malaysian Nyonya Supper Club in London. This Supper Club has… Continue reading

Limablas @ Jalan Mesui: bring on the Nyonya food revival in KL

** N.B. Since writing this post, Uncle John has since moved to a new venture, LimaPulo on Jalan Doraisamy where you’ll be able to find his signature Curry Laksa and other Nyonya classics. A… Continue reading

The Clove Club: seasonal, avant-garde British cuisine at its finest

I’ve been meaning to visit The Clove Club ever since it opened its doors early this year. The only reason it has taken me this long to get round to it is the… Continue reading

Out of the Bleu: from City boy to Cordon Bleu trained chef

Considering culinary school? Well then… this one is for you. 9 months, several cuts and a few burns later, it hasn’t been easy by any means. But what a ride it has been.… Continue reading

Tapas Revolution: a Tapas revelation

Located smack in the middle of Westfield London’s first floor atrium, Tapas Revolution is the brainchild of Spanish-born Omar Allibhoy – Maze alumnus and the executive chef of El Pirata de Tapas. A… Continue reading

theboywhoatetheworld cooks: Chargrilled Asparagus with 65°C egg

If there was one thing I cooked up more than anything else over these past couple of months, it would have to be good ol’ British asparagus. The asparagus season here in the… Continue reading

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