St John Restaurant & Bar: Eating in the East of London

I love checking out restaurants and eateries when I travel. It literally gives me the flavour of the destination, and for a moment, let’s me to do what the locals do. In these cases, to eat where they enjoy eating. It’s not just the food that I am there for but also the local vibe … Continue reading St John Restaurant & Bar: Eating in the East of London

Meat Up at Blacklock, Shoreditch

Still in London, there were more meals to be had while we did the responsible parent thing of helping the daughter settle into her new university life. Having done a quick scroll through the internet, I noticed that Blacklock constantly popped up in various restaurant listings, so we made a booking there for lunch on … Continue reading Meat Up at Blacklock, Shoreditch

A Fancy Pie Shop in London

The day had finally come when we brought the daughter off to London to pursue her university degree. While our universities in Singapore are excellent, the course she chose was not available here. Having studied in a UK university myself, I particularly wanted her to experience life abroad too to widen her horizons. It did … Continue reading A Fancy Pie Shop in London

The Saturday Kitchen – The Best Babi Guling in Jimbaran, Bali

Since returning from my weekend in Bali earlier this week, I have been constantly thinking of my very humble but exceedingly delectable meal of babi guling at warung Karya Rebo, a simple eaterie at Kedonganan in Jimbaran. Babi guling, as many would know, is one of the most iconic dishes of Bali -- suckling pig … Continue reading The Saturday Kitchen – The Best Babi Guling in Jimbaran, Bali

The Disgruntled Chef on Dempsey Road

This restaurant has since closed.  For the record, there's nothing disgruntled or grumpy or grouchy about the Disgruntled Chef. This brasserie/gastrobar in Singapore may sport a gimmicky name, but once you get past that, you discover that the food here is pretty darn good. Because it occupies a somewhat sunken corner of Dempsey Road (a … Continue reading The Disgruntled Chef on Dempsey Road