Last year, we made our friend a couple of hours from Amsterdam to Anvers in Belgium, on the insistence of my husband to have dinner at his friend chef Frédéric Chabert’s restaurant Dome. Fred was formerly at Petrus in Hong Kong and returned to Europe to open his own restaurant. Dome is a beautiful intimate […]

Just last month Mr Chef was in Sydney cooking alongside Singapore’s new gastro hawker sensation Hawker Chan – the world’s cheapest one Michelin star meal. Move over Tim Ho Wan – overrated dim sum franchise of the decade! We went in search of Hawker Chan on chef’s last visit to Singapore hoping to say hello […]

I thought it’d be fitting to revisit and finally get down to my Berlin posts as my best friend from Beijing was visiting this week over Christmas. A core part of my “growing up” into adulthood during my 4+ years working and living in Beijing with friends I have made for life. Earlier in the […]

I was up in Tokyo for a couple of days working on project Motif, the not so new restaurant that Hong Kong wunderkind architect Andre Fu designed, and whose works I know well having come from the Swire Hotels family and he designed The Upper House in Hong Kong that is still talked about these […]

Travelling and spending time in Berlin feels like such a long time ago. One of our gastro highlights was a splurge at one of Berlin’s several one Michelin starred restaurants. A former Jewish primary school for girls turned fine dining without an air of stuffiness. Service is casual – like every trendy hipster in the […]

  A few summers ago we ate at the brasserie in St Germain at Le Chardenoux which was great, but I much prefer Le Quinzième. The husband worked with chef Cyril over a decade ago when they all began their promising start at Le Jardin Des Sens helmed by the twin Pourcel brothers. That same […]

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Akelare was the reason we drove from France to Spain in search of another gastro experience. We got a reservation here at the last minute overnight and decided to travel down from Basque country France crossing the border to Spain since neither of us had been to San Sebastian. We didn’t have luck with the […]

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A group of heavyweight foodie friends from Hong Kong came to visit and wanted to eat all day for the 12 hours they were in Macau. I put together an itinerary and took them around a rented coach to stuff their faces for half a day. Because it was Chinese New Year holidays, quite a […]

Autumn’s almost here and it’s been some crazy days and weeks in a blur as I catch up on archived draft posts. One of our highlights this summer was going to Girona to dine at the world’s No. 2 restauarant after Noma. A stunning space, excellent service and a wine list with unbelievably reasonable prices. […]

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(complete untouched, no photoshop or touch up done to this photo taken on a gorgeous sunny day) I’m very fortunate to be part of the annual summer holidays ritual going home to the Loire Valley that I only used to know from my French Reflects textbook while I was doing my DELF exams and am […]

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