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I wrote about L’Assiette for Hong Kong Tatler Dining, on best spots to dine in Paris. I still think about those escargots I had in December. There’s tomato coulis at the depths of the little vessel. Buttery, garlicky topped with a well buttered crouton. The popular items are the hare and paté en croute, but […]

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I have to admit I have little clue where to eat in Kowloon. My friends come here often for breakfast Thosai, and recommended I try their pretty tasty South Indian vegetarian food. This set lunch was a bunch of everything – lentils, chickpeas, okra, pickled vegetables over a spiced pea rice and naan. Delish. This chain […]

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I finished this book a while back but didn’t get round to posting about it and how it’s influenced my new dining habits. I haven’t managed to dive straight to veganism. I still enjoy my seafood and some happy chickens at the source every now and then. I’ve mostly cut red meat – beef, pork […]

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We were pleasantly surprised by the food here at the Chinese restaurant of Hong Kong Club – great Peking duck and BBQ roasts along with dimsum dishes. Our friends invited us over for weekend brunch at the Hong Kong club. Country clubs used to be a middle class thing in Singapore while we were growing […]

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Look up. View lying on my terrace. Banyan tree roots are always magical to look at. My second Amaryllis bulb starting to grow. World’s youngest three Michelin starred guest chef chef Max Alajmo of La Calandre served up some amazing dishes at Otto e Mezzo Hong Kong. Beet root sorbet in his saffron risotto with […]

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Unearthing photos from two Autumns ago, we dined at ** Michelin Thierry Drapeau restaurant in Saint-Sulpice-le-Verdon, a region of France famous for their medieval theatre shows. Sadly, time was short and the objective like all quick trips to France was to indulge in gastronomy. Table side decor – seasonal vegetables The gorgeous hotel and restaurant chef […]

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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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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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I love banana bread and have tried different recipes and variations but have to say this is my favourite. I have made a healthier version with coconut oil and gluten free flour (I am not intolerant but sensitive). I think the butter and flour type makes a big difference. Ingredients: 3-4 very ripe bananas, peeled 1/3 […]

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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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