Tag Archive: Food

My 17 eats of 2017

As 2017 winds down, it’s that time of the year again where I recount my top eats over the past 12 months. This year’s stand out dishes span from London to Lisbon… San Sebastian… Continue reading

Flying Solo: London’s best solo dining spots

I find the most satisfying meals I have these days are the impulsive, solo ones. I’ll be honest – I never appreciated the joys of solo dining in my younger days… always slightly… Continue reading

Recipe: Pongteh (Nyonya fermented soya bean stew)

This hearty, delicious stew is one of Baba-Nyonya cuisine’s most iconic dishes. Originating from the Southern Nyonya stronghold of Malacca, Pongteh has been gracing the family dinner tables of generations of the Peranakan… Continue reading

EATING CHICAGO: where to eat in the Windy City

Chicago. Land of Obama, towering skyscrapers and the reigning World Series winning Chicago Cubs. Home to awe-inspiring architecture, world-class museums and one of America’s most dynamic food scenes. It’s rare that such a… Continue reading

Logrono: Tapas crawling in the capital of La Rioja

Logrono. Capital of La Rioja. The gorgeous River Ebro running through its heart. Awash with green spaces and quaint squares aplenty. Heaving with tapas bars and restaurants. It was the perfect base for… Continue reading

Bonhams Restaurant: Going once, twice, SOLD on Tom Kemble’s impeccable cooking

Sometimes, the best restaurants are hidden in the most unexpected of places. Cue in Bonhams Restaurant in Mayfair. Tucked away inside one of London’s oldest auction houses, a stone’s throw from the bustle… Continue reading

Olá Lisboa! Where to eat in Lisbon

Out of all of Europe’s capital cities I’ve visited, few have exceeded expectations quite as much as Lisbon did on our recent trip. The contrast between Lisbon’s hilly landscape, historic architecture and Rio Tejo in the… Continue reading

My 16 eats of 2016

As 2016 draws to a close, it’s that time of the year again where I recount my top eats over the past 12 months. This year’s line up spans from favourites in London and South-East… Continue reading

Hej hej Stockholm! Where to eat in the Swedish capital

Effortlessly stylish, Stockholm’s elegant buildings, cobblestone streets and vast open spaces make for one of Europe’s best looking cities. Despite numerous islands and connecting bridges, the city still feels very compact and is… Continue reading

Frescobaldi Winemaker’s Dinner

The Frescobaldi family are one of Italy’s most renowned winemaking dynasties. Originating in Tuscany, their vigneron heritage has spanned 700 years and 30 generations. Word has it that they’ve supplied their wines to… Continue reading

Pidgin: clever, cosmopolitan cooking in Hackney

The restaurant scene in London’s East End has gone from strength to strength in recent years. In the 9 years I’ve been a local here, I’ve seen an increasing number of fantastic eateries… 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

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

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