Provence and Van Gogh

“Cree, cree, cree” went the cicadas, everywhere we went. The ubiquitous sound of these insects is the soundtrack to Provence in summer. They start to ring in your ears, and become one with your subconsciousness that you almost stop hearing them altogether. And the same with my eyes. I just have to close them and […]

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Margaret River Wineries You Won’t Want To Miss!

So you’re off to Margaret River, you have 3 or 4 days, there are over a 100 wine producers around, and you’re wondering which to shortlist. Let me just say straight off the bat that if you want the big guns, yes, please go ahead to visit the likes of Voyager Estate, Leeuwin Estate, Vasse […]

Lucky Chan's Perth

Foodie hangout in Perth’s hottest hood, Northbridge

Without a doubt, Northbridge is THE area if you’re looking for hip, culturally-diverse places, the type of establishments with names such as Lucky Chan’s Laundry, No Mafia and Bangkok Brothers. Rooftop cocktail bars face off with strip clubs and the streets do fill up with youth in various states of inebriation, but skip over the […]

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Char Bangkok – Fine Dining with a View

Char is all about fine dining with a view. A view of the twinkling lights of Bangkok, a city known for its rooftop bars. While Char’s rooftop bar itself is worth a visit, despite its rather diminutive size, the restaurant below is where I like to hang out in air-conditioned comfort. It was made all […]

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100 Mahaseth Bangkok – offally good!

Ya ok, when the safest choice on the menu is the bone marrow, you know you’re in for an offally good adventure. Pun intended. 100 Mahaseth showcases the hearty nature of Isaan cuisine (the North and Northeastern parts of Thailand) with a focus on offal and off-cuts. That said, not to worry, you’re not going […]

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Top Burgundy Restaurants For Your Wine Vacation

Burgundy is the dream, isn’t it? Oenophiles, what can I say – the best wines (in my biased opinion) come from Burgundy and foodies, welcome to the land of hearty, French country cooking. For my recent trip to Burgundy in July, I spent hours researching on the best places to eat. Considering that I had […]

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Ma Cuisine – Singapore & Beaune, Burgundy

Just how much can a pigeon tell you about a restaurant? In the case of Ma Cuisine, quite a lot, it would seem. That one dish alone sums up the differences between the two Ma Cuisines in the world – in Singapore and Beaune, Burgundy. I was planning to write a story of a father […]

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Restaurant Paul Bocuse – the Holy Grail of Gastronomy?

Paul Bocuse. Any gastronome would be familiar with this name, albeit in varying degrees and favour. There are those who regard him with much reverence for showcasing the culinary prowess of France, and there are those to whom he was just another French chef with an unhealthy obsession for les regles de la cuisine Francaise. […]

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Restaurant Stéphane Derbord – Delicious in Dijon

Restaurant Stéphane Derbord turned out to be a surprise. Well, with a Michelin star under its belt and glowing reviews online, it shouldn’t come as any surprise that it was good. But it did. I think it’s because in addition to having booked a dinner there months in advance, I had also booked several other […]

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Six steps to the Perfect Picnic in Burgundy

There’s something altogether ultra-charming about shopping at a market, picking up the yummiest cheeses and hams for a picnic basket and heading off for lunch at a sun-kissed vineyard in a little village in Burgundy, isn’t there? I’ve just returned from a wonderful gastronomic adventure in Provence and Burgundy and while there were so many […]