Food

"People who love to eat are always the best people." Julia Child

The Raclette Factory, Zürich: How Have I Lived Without Authentic Swiss Raclette?

"So do you drape the melted raclette over beef steak?” I asked inquisitively. Marion, my Airbnb host, raised her eyebrows and took a pregnant pause,... Read More

elemen: Colourful, Flavourful Vegetarian Dishes That Just Might Convert a Carnivore

Growing up in a Buddhist family, there were occasions when I have to tuck into vegetarian dishes. Think a plate of vermicelli, topped with greasy accompaniments... Read More

Variety is the (Ginger) Spice of Life | Ginger, PARKROYAL Beach Road

I’ll tell you what I want, what I really really want: Posh, Baby, Scary, Sporty and … Ginger! Apologies, but I could never resist nostalgia,... Read More

Man Fu Yuan: Hitherto the Best Dim Sum Buffet I’ve Had

Sometimes the best moments are the unplanned ones, so goes the maxim. The deluge of rain, on this particular Sunday that was also a public... Read More

Old Street Bak Kut Teh: Tender, Slide-off-the-bone Meat, and a Seafood Spin on a Classic

While for me the restaurant name conjures up dilapidated stalls lining Taiwan’s narrow roads, Old Street Bak Kut Teh’s interior is an antithesis: well-lit, neat... Read More

There Is Something Special about Common Chefs

It was ten minutes to twelve, and I lingered outside the entrance of Common Chefs, perambulating the pavement like a forlorn lover is wont to... Read More

Cheese Story Mookata: An Affordable Seafood Indulgence

“Wow, both of you smell really good. The smell is making my stomach growl,” said my taxi driver. No, he was not making inappropriate advances... Read More

Impeccable Meal and Service at Wu Lao Guo Elixir Health Pot, Taipei

“I could have dinner at Wu Lao Guo (無老鍋) every night,” said my sister, as if it were the best thing since sliced bread. Such proclamations,... Read More

Tasty Offerings at Haráru Izakaya, Singapore’s First Muslim-Owned Izakaya

“I can’t seem to find the location,” said my taxi driver after navigating the narrow one-way roads and missing many turns. I did not begrudge... Read More

LE Castella: Sponge Cakes that Twerk Like a Corgi’s Butt

I perambulated the thoroughfares of Tam Tsui, a rancid aftertaste haunting my palate. I had just downed my first — and last — stinky tofu,... Read More

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