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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 […]

So many hipster cafés have sprung up around Singapore and they all have the same vibe: rustic, beautiful environment, instagram perfect food and often times instagram perfect mise en scene like marble top tables, rustic utensils for props etc. The refinery is that kind of café serving hipster price (read: overpriced food), but you’re really paying […]

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So, this is one of my happy places in Singapore. The Company of Cats! You pay by the hour and get to hang out with friendly cats. And if you luck out at feeding hour in the late afternoon, you get to see all of them come out to play! The other secret I have […]

This café isn’t so new on the scene anymore. I think they opened last year and has a wonderfully simple menu of Italian classics. They do an excellent job with the simple classics, pizzas, pastas, risotto with set lunches from 98MOP. The space is sparse but intimate with hanging lamps and wooden tables. Here’s the […]

  Short trip home and met up with friends checking out this new cake shop in Bukit Pasoh – gorgeous wedding cakes and their patisserie isn’t too bad either. Contrary to their name, they’ve actually taken the other route by reducing sugar content in their baked goods. “We also cut down between 20% to 60% […]

Tribe Beijing : What a pleasant surprise to find the scene brightening up with homegrown organic food – with a selection of gluten free baked options and green juices made à la minute. I’ve been out of the scene for a while, but the young lady who served me told me they’ve just been opened […]


This is not exactly new, Communal Table Macau is the second outlet by über cool Keith, the same mastermind behind Single Origin. He’s raised the bar bring excellent coffee to Macau, in addition to leading a growing trendy café culture. It’s a different vibe here with it’s simple dark wood industrial chic interiors, a giant chalk board with […]

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Carpentras is a really small provincial town that reminds me of my time living in Treviso, there isn’t much to do there, except for the annual truffle market, a few bars you can count on your hand and Chez Serge the gourmet hotspot that foodies in the Avignon area drive all the way here for to […]

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  This little cosy spot is tucked away close to the Taipa hiking trail and a beautiful long row of colonial houses. We got to know the chef proprietor Maggie Chiang who trained in Cordon Bleu and spent time cooking in the kitchens of Italy and have been visiting since they opened last year. The […]

Single Origin Macau is one of my favourite coffee spots for a pitstop on long day walks with the lovely Aromasysabores – my explorer partner in crime. They take coffee super seriously here, the kind of reverence I’ve very seldom seen in Asia. The owner Keith is a local Macanese, and the only European certified […]

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