I’m so proud of my friend Samaira for getting the show on the road. She’s one of the best home cooks I know and a wealth of information for Indian cuisine. Her mum used to run a Dabbawala (tiffin meals) business in Bombay and naturally she grew up in the kitchen. Taking the name from […]

My latest story for Healthy Hong Kong. I have found it immensely helpful in feeling grounded, balanced and re-energised. Whether it’s the grounding “Yang” energy of gongs or the “Yin” of crystal bowls, I’ve found sound therapy through vibrations really calming and rejuvenating. Red Door Studio in Wong Chuk Hang has Asia’s largest collection of […]

I discovered this little print store Odd One Out tucked away off St Francis Street (up a little flight of stairs) at the junction corner of the Monocle Store and bought a whole bunch of print cards. I must have walked passed plenty of times over the years and didn’t know of their existence until […]

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This year’s Food Future Summit in its third year was held at Asia Society – one of my favourite architectural spaces in Hong Kong. A former British military compound used in the production and storage of artillery and ammunition. The future of food looks bright full of animal-free possibilities at Friday’s talks and innovative pop-ups. […]

I contributed to this month’s July 2019 Travel + Leisure Southeast Asia’s Food Issue on where we eat in Hong Kong. It is by no means limited to this list, but I had to cramp everything into 4 full pages with a balance of local, western and fine dining spots. There are many other favourites, […]

Another year, another Art week and more interesting visual treats. I was having a discussion with a designer friend the other day and we see it in fashion and art that there’s a considerable amount of works that just skim the surface without the depth and breadth of concept, construction and artful execution of the […]

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I had an amazing history tour of the Happy Valley cemeteries with historian Jason Wordie and cannot recommend it enough. He only does the tours for Hong Kong residents or people who grew up/worked here and have an idea of the city’s geography. So, unfortunately, the depth and breadth that he covers Hong Kong are […]

I’ve been to Test Kitchen twice now – an interesting concept that brings in different chefs to cook for a couple of days. The first was an uneventful dinner by Rice Paper Scissors quite a while back and I didn’t have any desire to to go back since, but my Malaysian friend coaxed me into […]

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I’m really looking forward to this year’s event this Sep 21-22 as I missed last year’s Food Summit while I was back in Singapore. I was also in Stockholm earlier this year in February for the Stockholm Design Week and sussing out their sophisticated recycling/composting system and culture. The two day line up organised by […]

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It was my first time at Rise this year. What a great line up of speakers, exhibitors on the latest tech innovations. Also, noted the efforts at making the event a more sustainable and pleasant one – metal cutleries in the media village, wooden biodegradable cutleries at the eateries and recycling stations that carefully separated […]

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