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

Pan Chai: upmarket Pan Asian cuisine at Harrods food halls

Nestled in the food halls of the world renowned Harrods store in Knightsbridge, Pan Chai is the brainchild of restaurateur Eddie Lim – owner of the Mango Tree group which includes their eponymous flagship Thai restaurant in… Continue reading

Mugaritz: not quite that meal of a lifetime

Blending into the rolling green hills of the Basque country, a 30 minute drive out from the heart of San Sebastian lies Mugaritz – a restaurant that is by no means short of accolades.… Continue reading

Apero: fresh, modern Mediterranean flavours in the Ampersand’s speakeasy-style cellar

Snugged underneath the Victorian arched cellars of the Ampersand Hotel, the newly launched Apero is a breath of fresh air for an otherwise mediocre and often overpriced South Kensington dining scene. There’s no sterile… Continue reading

The Wapping Project: dine in a whopper of a power station

Of all the places I’ve eaten in, few come more unique and intriguing than the Wapping Project. With its towering ceilings, cavernous expanses and abundance of natural light streaming in from all directions,… Continue reading

Hilton HHonors giveaway: Win a free night stay in any Hilton hotel in the world!

** This giveaway competition has now closed. Congratulations to the lucky winner Hodaka Hashi (entry #13)! Enjoy the prize Hodaka and thanks to everybody for participating! My lovely readers, boy do I have… Continue reading

Bonda Cafe: an authentic, no-frills Malaysian caff that’s a home away from home

One of the age-old questions I tend to get asked most is ‘Where can I find the best Malaysian food in London‘? Well, Malaysia Kopitiam in China Town is still alright despite somewhat selling out… Continue reading

The Ampersand Hotel: Terrific High Tea in the lushest of settings

With plenty of places in London serving up High Tea, one of the things that really makes or breaks the experience for me (apart from the scones of course) is the setting. And… Continue reading

Stripped Back: a Tasting Menu in a playground

So there we were, tucking into a 6-course Tasting menu… the food being plated up, some of the most inventive and intriguing we’ve had all year. Only, we weren’t in some chic restaurant… Continue reading

The Waterside Inn, Bray: Timeless perfection

3 Michelin Stars. 27 years consecutively and counting. If there was a Big Daddy of Michelin star restaurants in the UK, this would be the greatest grandfather of them all. Founded by Michel… Continue reading

theboywhoatetheworld cooks: Bacon Banana French Toast

My idea of the perfect, home-cooked weekend brunch is something quick & easy that’s big on taste… something you can whip up even in the most tired or hung-over of states. Here’s a… Continue reading

Koffmann’s: Exquisite yet comforting Gascon style food by the old master

As far as living legends in the culinary world go, Pierre Koffmann is one of those iconic chefs who has certainly left his mark in Britain. The man already had 3 Michelin-stars under… Continue reading

Bar-Bar-Barcelona: 3 must visit Tapas Bars in the Catalan capital

Whether you are party-goer or beach bum, artsy or foodie, Barcelona has a little something for all of you. Awash with architectural masterpieces, world-class museums, rolling green hills and not to mention one… Continue reading

Sushi of Shiori: a little slice of sushi perfection

Great sushi is not easy to find in London. With outlets of Itsu and Wasabi on every other street corner flogging the same ol’ mass-produced Salmon Nigri, there’s little room left in the market for truly… Continue reading

Shrimpy’s: Skimpy, underwhelming food that’s far too dear for what it is

I’m a big fan of Diners Drive-ins and Dives and often find myself watching re-runs of Guy Fieri on his road trip around the US, hunting down the best stateside diners at anywhere from roadside… Continue reading

Wheelers Oyster Bar: Head over Wheelers in Seafood at Whitstable

As far as British sea-side towns go, few evoke more charm and heritage than Whitstable. There’s the old harbour, still lined with fishing boats from another era… There’s the narrow alleyways and rolling… Continue reading

theboywhoatetheworld cooks: Tuna Pasta with Vine-ripened tomatoes, Anchovies, Olives and Basil

Some of my favourite recipes tend to be the simplest ones. And when it comes to simple recipes, few can compete with the man from down-under Bill Granger. I’m a big big Bill… Continue reading