This story for the SCMP was a joy to put together as it includes all my favourite things – food, history and culture. You can read the piece here. Macanese cuisine has so many similarities to Singapore’s Eurasian food, along with Peranakan food, thanks to the bustling trade routes and influences from Portugal and its […]

I love going back to Beijing, it always feels like my second home. Having spent 5 years living there, and the years my friends and I call “the years we grew into adults”. There, I made life long friends – many who now live across the globe, but we always remained in touch. It’s also […]

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Travelling to the Otago Peninsula on New Zealand’s South Island should be on everyone’s travel list. There’s plenty to do: taking in nature, outdoor adventures and the local dining scene to touring local sights. Naturally, for many, food plays an important part in the trip. Check out these options of casual and upscale restaurants, fancy […]

We stayed at Suvretta House earlier this year in January for the St Moritz Gourmet Festival that takes place every winter, and concluded with a fabulous party at Badrutt Palace. St Moritz is a curious little place that pretty much comes alive for two seasons – the winter and the summer. It’s also the city […]

A lovely way to start at Jaan Singapore with this beetroot meringue, smoked eel, Devonshire cheddar cheese and buckwheat pancake, fish and chips, artichoke roll. We finally got to check out one of the best of British cooking in Singapore at Jaan restaurant. The menu at Jaan by Kirk Westaway, a one Michelin-starred restaurant and #32 on […]

The Art Macao festival runs through October and here are some highlights on Art inspired menus as well as creative cocktails to make the best out of your trip to Macao.

My story on Art Macao for Travel + Leisure Southeast Asia August 2019.

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We’ve read and heard all about the legend that is Signor Franco Pepe, so we took the opportunity to visit his restaurant in April when we were in Naples for a friend’s wedding. I don’t particularly like Kytaly in Hong Kong, I find the dough really dense and it always leaves me feeling worse for […]

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, […]

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I’ve been up to the Guia Fortress and lighthouse several times in the 4.5+ years I lived in Macao and I couldn’t believe I didn’t have a photo of the UNESCO site landmark! Image above courtesy of MGTO. It’s a pretty easy trek if you plan to walk up, and make a nice walk in […]

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