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…

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…

Dafeng Macau Tsui Court Restaurant – Hong Kong

After an average start at Good Hope Noodle we decided to continue the prowl for midnight munchies in the local area and stumbled across Dafeng Macau Tsui Court Restaurant (大豐澳門翠苑餐廳) at around 2am local time. Oh and this is after having a skinful of Old Fashion’s at the…

Good Hope Noodle – Hong Kong

Good Hope Noodle in Mong Kok (HK) has been around since 1971 and it serves up the quintessential Hong Kong wonton noodle bar classics be it your beef tendon (they call it beef stringy here, Chinglish, I guess), stewed brisket, ‘siu kow’ dumplings, boiled liver,…

Omoide Yokocho (Piss Alley) Shinjuku Tokyo

A short walk from Shinjuku station will bring you to Omoide Yokocho which translates as “Memory Lane” or as the Tokyo locals call it “Piss Alley”. So called as it started off an illegal drinking spot in the 1940’s and due to the lack of…

Daiwa Sushi – Tsukiji Fish Market – Tokyo

Tsukiji is Tokyo’s main fish market and it’s the largest of its kind in the world, with over sixty thousand workers. Tsukiji is split into two parts – the outer and inner markets. The former is an array of streets, some obvious, some hidden and are packed…

Gastro Day – Bao Fitzrovia, Tombo and Okan – a day of food

From a 6 seat market shack to a roaring success in Soho and now a 3rd instalment in Fitzrovia, whatever next hey? I’ve visited their Soho restaurant just the once and although the food was delicious, (I get why it’s so popular) I couldn’t see…