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Colombey-les-Deux-Eglises is where General Charles de Gaulle is buried and on our roadtrip we stopped by to visit friends two summers ago. Chef Jean-Baptise’s one Michelin starred restaurant was closed that day, so we dined at his dad’s brasserie La Table du General instead (incidentally also on the top 10 restaurants list in the area […]

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This post is way overdue and I’ve been going through the backlog of photos. We visited the new Terminal 1 by the Pourcel twin chef brothers in Montpellier the autumn of 2016. Since the closure of their Michelin restaurant of Jardin des Sens, with plans to open another fine dining restaurant. Terminal 1 is the […]

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Come here for a lovely lunch or shop for luxe groceries – caviar, salmon cured in various ways. We love the beetroot one and the Shadi caviar farmed in China is amazing. A great spot to pick up gifts for your gourmand friends as well. Their caviar is the choice of Mr Robuchon – as […]

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I went in search of culinary history nuggets in Amsterdam and the heady influence of Indonesian cuisine is strong. Given that Indonesia as a Dutch colony, it was a goldmine for trade in spices, particularly nutmeg that was worth its weight in gold. Sari Citra means “authenticity” in Bahasa Indonesia and it was refreshing to walk in here […]

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For our last lunch before headed home, we dined at Shirvan, chef Akrame’s latest project. Named after an ancient province in Azerbaijan, the menu is influenced by the spices, stories and flavours of the silk route, peppered with delicious rich flavours of Middle East and the Mediterranean. The space is modern and elegant with an […]

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Rounding up old and new favourites for a tipple or two and the usual suspects for a great brew. This post also ties up my collaboration with the Macao Tourism Board sharing my personal favourites on this sleepy backwater of Hong Kong, steeped in history and peppered with plenty of 16th century UNESCO monuments.  Macao […]

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Private Kitchens are all the rage in Singapore this past year. I went to quite a few during my time back in Singapore and joined a friend’s party for dinner at Jalan Ampang when a vacant spot came up. Our host and home cook Raymond took us through his family recipes and Peranakan cooking he […]

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One of the oldest authentic Macanese cuisine spot in Macau, Riquexo meaning Rickshaw in Portuguese was started by centenarian Dona Aida de Jesus. She still hangs out at her little restaurant everyday, say hello to the grand dame who doesn’t look a day over 70. She is usually seated right by the cash register, usually […]

Photo: Minchi and Tamarind pork dish at IFT Macau Last week November 1, Macanese cuisine was officially added to the UNESCO Creative Cities Network in the field of gastronomy, joining the ranks of Chengdu and Shunde in China. The Macanese community has been tirelessly championing this to preserve their heritage and culture as Macanese cuisine […]

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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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