Happy holidays. This little gift guide may be coming too late for most of you, but just in case you’ve been a teeny tiny bit delinquent in your holiday shopping — or, like my wife […]
Tim Raue Berlin. Modern Chinese for a global audience.
Like many of you, I’ve worked my way through (most of) three seasons of Chef’s Table. While some episodes put me to sleep, others were highly memorable. After watching the episodes devoted to Ana Ros […]
Three-day Kuching eater’s guide
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 […]
Revisiting Den and the brilliant Chef Zaiyu Hasegawa
Earlier this year, I started to plan how to best celebrate my fifteenth wedding anniversary. I knew that, for my wife and I at least, the ideal celebration would be built around a mini-vacation and […]
My all-time favourite restaurant in Kyoto: Gyu Ho
My all-time favourite restaurant in Kyoto is a tiny, offbeat, rustic place in the northern suburbs of the city called Gyu Ho, which roughly translates as, “cow paradise”. My wife and I first visited Gyu […]
My first negative post ever: An infuriating meal at Tempura Matsu in Kyoto
It’s been a long time since I’ve left a restaurant angry. Not just disappointed or let down but actually really pissed off. But tonight, I am. My wife and I visited a restaurant tonight that […]
Visiting the classics: The Peninsula Hong Kong
If you know me, you know that I have quite specific tastes. I’m lucky enough to have travelled fairly extensively, and in a previous life (ie, job), lived out of a suitcase for weeks at […]
Eating Sydney: notes from a recent trip. Part 2.
In my previous post, I wrote about three amazing meals (at Sepia, Automata, and Ester) my wife and I enjoyed in our recent, super-short jaunt down to Sydney. The purpose of our trip was first […]
Eating Sydney: notes from a recent trip. Part 1.
If you’ve read my two previous posts, you’ll know by now that my wife and I recently flew down to Sydney for a very short but food-intense vacation. In fact, we only had three nights […]
Noma Australia, in pictures (and few words)
There are meals and then there are once-in-a-lifetime dining experiences. Several years ago, when a friend called up and informed me that he’d been able to secure a table at El Bulli for the following month and asked if my wife and I would like to join him, we immediately said yes, and started to plan an impromptu holiday to Barcelona around the dinner reservation. Just recently, another friend messaged me saying he’d secured a table at the Noma Australia pop-up a few weeks hence and offered us first dibs for two of the four seats at his table. This time, we had to think about it