Lotus of Siam – the Northern Thai Oasis Del Mar

Chef Saipin Chutima and husband Bill Chutima took over the Lotus of Siam in 1999 and quickly became the reigning authority of Thai food in Las Vegas. Not just ordinary Thai food though, but Northern style which has been passed down through multiple generations. It was about…

MGM Grand Las Vegas – why do buffets’ have a stigma?

The MGM Grand was the largest hotel complex in the world when it opened in 1993, I came here during January 2016 to find out what the cheap as chips buffet was like. I’m going to insert a disclaimer right here though before you past…

The Henry – around the clock comfort food 24hrs a day

The Henry at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas pitches itself as a “modern American eatery with casual upscale charm, The Henry is the round-the-clock spot for a unique twist on comfort food”. After eating here, from what I gather it’s a diner in a sharp suit with…

Hooters – sex sells!

Hooters Casino Hotel means burgers, wings, lots of fried things, salads swimming in ranch dressing, artery swelling deserts, and of course tits. Scantily clad ladies in hot pants are everywhere, thrusting their bosoms whilst taking your order and serving up your burger. Sex sells! I…

San Sebastian Pintxos tour – the food Gods’ are here!

When I heard San Sebastián was the Mecca for Michelin starred chefs and holds more stars per capita then anywhere else I just had to go. It’s small coastal town based in the Basque region of Spain, but it has a big reputation which harkens…

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 in South East Asia – I salut this woman and I have no idea why Chef Will Meyrick & Palm Amatawet named their restaurant this. Perhaps…

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…