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…

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…

Bird Land – Tokyo – Posh Yakitori

I’m no yakitori expert but after my experience of Pissing Alley the impression was that they were holes in the walls, with cheap as chips chicken parts on a stick, copious supplies of beer and shochu that you could power a hover craft with. Bird Land which…

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…