This civil servant retirement club serves up authentic Macanese cuisine and chef D. Vitoria at the helm is one of the grand dames that continue to create homestyled deliciously rich Macanese food. I took visiting Chicago friends from Fat Rice as they ate all around the country to get more inspiration for their Macanese menu. Abe […]

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 […]

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This tapas place has been a real welcome addition to the Macau Taipa Village, adding some spice and variety to non-casino hotel restaurants. Across from this shophouse is anchor tenant Antonio’s- whose former restaurant was just round the corner. The menu is simple, some dishes better than others and comes at a price tag that […]

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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We drove down from France’s Basque region in search of Spanish Basque food and unfortunately only had two meals to fulfill our eating adventures. Dinner was reserved for San Sebastian’s 3 Michelin Starred Akélare and we had pintxos (or what I like to call tapas that is not correct Basque terminology – but you know […]


So, after reading mixed reviews and the Beijing media darling’s interview full of hot air, my foodie friend and I held back all judgement to experience Room BMK and all its wonderful promises for ourselves. Firstly, there is no real Michelin starred chef in Beijing doing their own thing here, so the article of “Michelin […]


All the fresh water fish I’ve had in China are so muddy, I might as well be having a party in the garden with my face on the ground playing earthworm. I never associated fresh water fish with muddy because I grew up eating beautifully steamed fresh water fish with ginger and soya sauce that […]

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Every year in May the expat rag does a poll on our reader’s favourite restaurants in the city, the awarded restaurants are chosen by a voting system done online. 2,000 readers voted for their favorite Beijing restaurants. These are YOUR winners. By Juliana Loh and Manuela Zoninsein MOST CREATIVE: Tao This chic Mediterranean bistro updates […]

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