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Netflix made such a beautiful chef film series out of one Michelin starred Yum’Tcha in Paris and raised the bar a little too high for me. It’s one of those things where the movie often times pales in comparison to the book and original plot.  I think the mind builds up its own expectations based on […]

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On this side of the world we don’t celebrate Christmas and the whole works. Well okay we do, just excuses for excesses – more consumerism, parties and revelry. I’m so pleased with how the photos turned out because I didn’t retouch any of them and just relied on natural light through the kitchen windows. Shot […]

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Restaurant Paul Bocuse has been awarded three Michelin stars every consecutive year since 1965 (the same year Singapore became independent!). The restaurant is both an institution and rite of passage for any aspiring fine dining chef. Monsieur Bocuse is one of the most revered chefs in the world. He is also the only chef in the hospitality industry […]

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I was invited to dinner at The Eight for a menu paired with Perrier Jouet champagnes Belle époque rosé 2006 and the premiere vintage 2007 – both my favourites of the night. Food and wines are very personal and I am not for sweet wines and champagne so these were perfect, citrus notes, slight bitterness, […]

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We took our visiting guest chef friend ** Michelin Thierry Drapeau for Sunday yumcha here as he was curious what a *** Michelin Chinese restaurant in Asia was like. So, with four Michelin stars on the table, there was running commentary on every dish and its execution. Service was disappointing. We waited 20mins for our […]

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Where to get the best Indian food in Macau? Look no further – Golden Peacock in Venetian is a one Michelin starred restaurant with all the regional Indian dishes cooked to perfection. Service is fantastic, I’ve gone with friends with egg, gluten, diary allergies and our server actually knew every single ingredient that went into […]

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So, everyone jokingly calls this restaurant my husband’s “canteen”, as Robuchon once was where he’d dine up to four times a week there by himself. As you can see, my cooking at home can never measure up. We head to Ciak and Otto e Mezzo in Hong Kong whenever we’re in town and have our pre-travel dinner […]

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We had a wonderful dinner here last summer when they still had ** Michelin stars, pity about losing one in this year’s guide. Everything from the service to the food was impeccable and worthy of their two stars when we dined there. The restaurant is intimate and cosy with a straightforward menu and every dish […]

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Many people I know make marriage sound like a walk in the park, which of course most know isn’t the reality. However, with social media, you can be who you want to be or create the life online that you’d like, but that isn’t a reality. Recently, an Australian model Essena O’neill decided to flip that all […]

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Gastronomy, Semiotics and Paul Pairet’s art of “psycho-taste”. My chef husband got me backstage passes to Ultraviolent on an important evening when chef Paul Pairet and his team were cooking for a table of chefs – and a total of 25 Michelin stars on the dining table, no less. When you’re married to a chef, a visit […]

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