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…

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…

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…

Rokurinsha – Tokyo Station – aka Tokyo Ramen Street

Rokurinsha which first opened in June 2009 on the fondly named ‘Ramen Street’ should be firmly on the slurp trail of any die-hard ramen fan. It’s known as ‘Tsukemen’, a style of noods referred to as ‘dipping ramen’ and it was this very restaurant situated…

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…