Mama San Bali – she didn’t spank me!

Mama San is an antiquated term that refers to a woman of authority in a geisha house or drinking holes South East Asia – I salut this woman and I have no idea why Chef Will Meyrick & Palm Amatawet named their restaurant this. Perhaps is…

Legian Bali – pure luxury it was

I’ve travelled to a place or two and I can sincerely say that the Legian in Bali is by far the most luxurious hotel I’ve stayed in. My room was as big as most London flats I’ve been in or bigger! I came here through a recommendation…

Samy’s Curry – it’s a Singaporean institution

Samy’s Curry was founded by Mr M.Veerasamy who helped pioneer North and South Indian cuisine in Singapore specialising in fish head curry, Masala Chicken along with Mysore mutton. The atmosphere is on the brighter side with bustling waiters, vocal orders and punters walking up &…

Long Beach Singapore – swoon worthy chilli crab

Long Beach Seafood Restaurant is a mecca for one of Singapore’s signature dishes – the chilli crab amongst other seafood delights it offers. It’s highly revered as one of the ‘must visit’ places for seafood and I came here in June 2015 to try the legendary…

Tanglin Halt – Hawker Centre adventure

A hawker centre is a sum of independent traders selling often delicious, inexpensive food items alfresco style and are typically found near public housing estates in Singapore. Hawker centres were the spawn of outdoor mobile street-side stalls and due to sanitary regulations most trade out of indoor booths…

FOC Off!

FOC Restaurant in Singapore was launched in September 2014 with the mission to bring us diners an experience of contemporary Catalonian cuisine with a forward thinking craft cocktail menu. It’s a partnership between Catalonian chef-restaurateur Nandu Jubany who owns Can Jubay (Michelin star’d for over 20 years), local chef…

Al Afrose – Singapore – 5am post cocktail curry sweats

It was 5am local time and with a skinful of booze Al Afrose was the mothership for the alcoholically impaired, we needed something so bad to soak up all the bad we did. Al Afrose is typically Indian with an array of thosai’s, parata’s, chappathi’s…

Candlenut – Singapore – Peranakan Cuisine

Peranakan Cuisine is the distinctive cooking from the interplay of Chinese ingredients and Malay/Indonesian spices along with the techniques. The style is born from Chinese immigrants who settled in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia in the early 15 hundreds. Staple ingredients include coconut milk, galangal, candlenuts (I assume this…