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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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Mlynec Restaurant – Czech fine dining in Prague

Mlynec restaurant in Prague was just what I needed to end off a wonderful six days in the city of a thousand spires. Having researched rather extensively pre-trip, I chose Mlynec as I really wanted to try something modern, innovative and representative of the new wave of Czech fine dining. All the while I was […]

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Ode to innovative French in Tokyo

Ode to modernity, ode to creativity, ode to fabulous food. That’s how I would sum up Ode restaurant in Tokyo. Located in the lovely residential neighbourhood of Hiroo, which has more than its fair share of cool cafes and shops, it was a pleasant stroll around the area before settling down to lunch at Ode. […]

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Shirosaka – Gem of a fine dining find in Tokyo

Shirosaka was recommended to me by a local, one who knows how much I appreciate fine dining with a healthy dose of friendly charm thrown in. I also wanted to try a place that might not be as well-known and is relatively new. And boy, did he make a good recommendation with Shirosaka! In fact, […]

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My Love Affair with Joel

{Update: 7 August 2018} Sadly, Chef Joel Robuchon has passed away. He died of cancer on 6 August 2018. He was 73. Still, his legacy lives on, not just in his eponymous restaurants, but in the spirits of many other chefs he had trained. {Update: 22 July 2016} And the stars keep shining on for […]