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,…

Gatten Sushi – Roppongi Tokyo – gone and probably forgotten

Gatten Zushi was a random stop by at Tokyo’s Roppongi’s district which is kinda like how Leicester Square is to London. Think tacky neon lights, dodgy kebab shops, club touters, ladies of the night, bustling streets and unlicensed cab drivers from overseas. As Japanese as…

Ippudo Ginza (Tokyo) Ramen firing on all cylinders

Ippudo Ginza was close to our hotel but that isn’t the reason why I wanted to come here. After visiting their New York Lower East Side shop (full review here) I was really intrigued as to how one of their Tokyo offerings was going to…

Himonoya – Shibuya – Izakaya Tokyo style

The izakaya to Tokyo is what many call the local pub in the UK. It’s where most locals go to let off steam with their mates or colleagues. There’s countless amounts of them in Shinjuku Tokyo and just like the pubs back at home each…