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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 […]

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Alila Seminyak Bali – I want to return now!

So, I disappeared for a few days into the warm arms of Alila Seminyak, where thoughts of lazy days spent doing nothing but revising my French was the grand plan, but…. well, that didn’t quite happen. French, shmench! When the warmth of the sun caresses your face, when the cool sea breeze tingles your skin, […]

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The Magical Lofoten Islands, Norway

Once upon a time, I took a plane and a boat to a far off land in the Arctic. It’s a magical place of red fishermen’s cabins on stilts surrounded by mountain ranges with jagged shark teeth edges. Sights and smells of dead cod fish hung out to dry compete with rows of the prettiest […]

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Bangkok – Where to Eat, Stay and Relax at classy Wireless Road area

Bangkok holds many special memories for me – none more so than the fact that I was proposed to at Scirocco, the world’s tallest alfresco restaurant –  over there. I used to visit Bangkok frequently at one point when my work brought me there, but haven’t been back for the past 5 years at least. […]

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Exploring Sydney’s Hottest Hood – Chippendale

If thoughts of bare-bodied hunks gyrating to cheesy top hits come to mind when you think Chippendale, stop right there. Or don’t. Who am I to judge? Chippendale, the hottest district in Sydney right now, is not to be confused with the famous Las Vegas male striptease performers, also known as the Chippendales. Once passed […]

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The Food and Art Lover’s Guide to 3 days in Sydney

Day 1: Check in and take a load off at 57 Hotel: Hop on the Sydney Airport Link express train to Central Station. Takes 15 minutes and costs you much less (around A$17) than a taxi ride. Buy the Opal Card – a stored value card that is the primary payment mode for the trains […]