On my Instagram feed, I have been sharing images of some of the canapes that I had designed for a recent luxury event — the launch event for the Singapore instalment of the Hermès Carré […]
I grew up in Manhattan in the 1970s and early 1980s (the second half of that decade was sadly spent in Washington DC). Back then, for my family and for many our our peers, the […]
We recently spent an awesome weekend in Kuching with over 30 friends. Most of them were people we knew, or knew of, and all of them were people we were grateful to have had the […]
The other night, at The Naked Finn, I had one of the best dinners I’ve ever had here in Singapore. And I want to tell all of you all about it. The problem with doing […]
I recently spent a full week working with Chef Ryan Clift on Mediacorp’s very exciting Eat List Star project. By the end of that week, after having listened to Chef Clift talk about food for […]
Regular readers know that my wife and I are obsessed with cookbooks. We have far too many. And sadly, with the convenience of digital media, very often, my first resource when looking for recipes is […]
Anyone who regularly visits my Instagram feed knows that I am a ridiculous uni (sea urchin) addict. But I wasn’t always like that. Decades ago, when I first started eating sushi (which is how I […]
So, in the middle of 2014, when I was changing jobs, and was about to sign a contract with one company, an old acquaintance asked me out for coffee. By the end of that coffee, […]
I’d like to take a quick break from writing about food and travel to recommend a bit of musical theatre to anyone staying in (or traveling to) Singapore this holiday season. The Dim Sum Dollies are back, with their first full-length show since 2008. And seeing the show, titled “The History of Singapore Part 2”, is easily one of the best ways to spend your hard earned bucks this festive period. Here’s just a few reasons why I believe that.
Twenty-one years ago, I spent the summer after my freshman year in university working at a beach resort in Phuket. It remains one of the wildest and most fun experiences of my life. That summer, I fell in love with the southern Thai island, located in the Andaman Sea. And for several years after, it remained one of my favorite holiday destinations. Sadly though, as time went by and Phuket became ever increasingly commercialized and congested, and as my favorite undeveloped beaches began to be overrun with gaudy hotels, I lost interest in visiting. Just recently, however, I have discovered a reason to return to Phuket — not just once but again and again. That reason is Point Yamu, a stunning new resort by COMO Hotels and Resorts, located on the eastern side of the island, at the tip of Cape Yamu.