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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

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

Klang Valley food crawl: a round up of my fav budget eats in and around the Malaysian capital

With such immense ethnic diversity, the Malaysian capital is abound with culinary gems aplenty on every street corner. Ask anyone from KL and its surrounding suburbs what their favourite eats are, and you… Continue reading

Penang: Street Food capital of the world

With more hawker food stalls per square foot than probably any other place in the world, the island of Penang is a foodie’s dream come true. There is a kaleidoscope of different food… Continue reading

Arzak: the meal of a lifetime

As 2011 starts to wind down to a close, it’s a time for reflection on the highs of the year food-wise. Superb meals there have been, but for me, 2011 will undoubtedly be… Continue reading

Manchester Xmas Markets: Revisited

The better half and I have just come back from our annual weekend pilgrimage up to Manchester for their Christmas Markets. I’ll keep this one short as this was our 3rd time round… Continue reading

My Top Berlin eats: where Doner Kebabs and Currywursts are an art form

I turned up in Berlin not expecting very much at all. For some reason, I had this naive preconception in my head of the German capital being some dull, over-gentrified city. Monotonous… with… Continue reading

Eleonas: a stunning mountain retreat with glorious home-cooked Cretan cuisine

In the mountains of southern Crete, just off the sleepy village of Zaros…amidst olive groves, grape vines and wild mountain herbs lies Eleonas – a stunning agro-tourism settlement of traditional mountain cottages. Before this trip, I… Continue reading

Pintxos heaven in San Sebastian

How do you not fall head-over-heels in love with San Sebastian? With one of Europe’s best city beaches on its doorstep… rolling jade-green hills in the backdrop…  more Michelin star restaurants per square… Continue reading

In Bruges

I’m back from a long Easter weekend in Belgium and in withdrawal mode having had almost 20 different beer varieties, heaps of heavenly chocolate and loads of crisp, beef-dripping-fried Belgian fries. Our first… Continue reading

Le Manoir Aux Quat Saisons

After more than 8 years in London, I finally got round to sorting out my driver’s licence last year (an actual official UK one that is… not the ‘made in Malaysia’ type which… Continue reading

Manchester Christmas Markets.

With X’mas only a few weeks away, it’s that time of the year again where I need my annual fix of Gluhwein, Bratwurst and all things Christmas Market-y. And if there is one… Continue reading

Beer?… Czech.

Prague, Czech Republic, 50° 5′ N 14° 25′ E | May 2010 Prague really is a beer drinker’s wildest fantasy. When beer is cheaper than water, it would be a serious crime not… Continue reading

PignaSecca Market.

  Montesanto, Naples | 40°51′N, 14°17′E | November 2009 Naples is a love it or hate it city. Don’t expect to find the usual archetypal piazzas, flower-lined verandas or quaint, world heritage sights.… Continue reading

Flavours of the Aegean.

Santorini, Greece | 36°23’N, 25°27’E | August 2009 As the days get shorter and a little colder in London, I’m finding myself looking back at the summer that’s come and gone for some… Continue reading

TheModernPantry.

48 St. John’s Square | http://www.themodernpantry.co.uk | ingested 19th Sept 2009 I’m not one for big breakfasts or early mornings usually (unless I’m forced to of course). Frankly, I’m not sure which hero… Continue reading

La Creperie de Hampstead

77, Hampstead High St | http://www.hampsteadcreperie.com | ingested Sept 20th 2009 You’re probably thinking “why the long queue?” (…even the little JackRussell seems to be patiently waiting in line for his turn). However,… Continue reading

BoroughMarket

| Borough High Street | http://www.boroughmarket.org.uk | ingested at least bi-monthly | London‘s oldest food market is a foodie’s dream, its origins dating back to the time of the Romans where she stood… Continue reading

Noma

  | Strandgade 93, Copenhagen | http://www.noma.dk | ingested 8th June ’09 | There are only a small handful of restaurants in the world which are regarded as true temples of gastronomy. In… Continue reading