Saigon Stories Part 1, Vietnam Travel Log 2018

Jul 29, 2018

Sorry, sorry sorry. Sorry for the lack of new articles from me, because I’ve been travelling a lot in the last month. The good news is, I have lots of material lined up in the…

The Shanghai Scoop by Rachel Gouk (June 2018 Edition)

Jul 03, 2018

The Shanghai Scoop is a monthly column dedicated to the latest F&B news and gossip happening in Shanghai. Here are the newest restaurants and bars, hotel news, and upcoming projects. First off, World’s 50 Best….

The Shanghai Scoop by Rachel Gouk (May 2018 Edition)

Jun 01, 2018

Rounding up the latest restaurant and bar openings and closings in Shanghai.  New Openings Together is the favorite opening of the month. Everything I’ve had here, I’ve liked. The contemporary French-Asian menu is led by…

3 Different Nasi Biryanis at Tekka Market

May 28, 2018

My friend, R, wanted to bring us to his favourite Nasi Biryani place at Little India, Singapore. Unfortunately, his stall was closed that day, and hence we rerouted ourselves to the timeless Tekka Market smack…

Yishun 925 Chicken Rice, one I have been eating for over 20 years!

May 26, 2018

When it comes to Chicken Rice in Singapore, there are no shortage of recommendations. From the super hyped ones such as Tian Tian (of Michelin Bib Gourmand fame), to commercialised chains like Wee Nam Kee…

The Shanghai Scoop by Rachel Gouk (April 2018 Edition)

Apr 30, 2018

New Restaurant Openings Table No. 1 at The Waterhouse is no more. In its place is Oxalis, a modern western restaurant. The chef is Alsace native Jonas Noel, previously at L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon Shanghai….

10 things you must eat when visiting Singapore for the first time!

Apr 25, 2018

1. Laksa Laksa is in my books, the quintessential dish of Singapore. Though it exists in Malaysia with various regional styles, the true origin of Laksa is unknown and often heavily debated. In Singapore, laksa…

The Shanghai Scoop by Rachel Gouk (March 2018 Edition)

Mar 21, 2018

As you all know, I have left Shanghai and am now primarily writing about Singapore thus I’m extremely honoured and pleased to have Rachel keeping the Shanghai part of this blog up to date in…

Singapore’s Most Artisanal Nasi Lemak at The Coconut Club

Mar 15, 2018

Nasi Lemak has always been simple comfort food for many people in Singapore and Malaysia. The dish which literally translates to ‘Rich (tasting) Rice’ features rice cooked in coconut milk giving the dish that lemak…

One of the best places to savour beef in Singapore, Lawry’s The Prime Rib 

Jan 08, 2018

Lawry’s has been one of my favourite places in Singapore to enjoy a good chunk of beef, ever since my good friend introduced them to me many years ago. The up-scale restaurant chain originated in…

My Final Top 10 Restaurants of Shanghai in 2017

Dec 30, 2017

It’s that time of the year again for the year end review, and very sadly, my last one for Shanghai, because as many of you may know, I have left Shanghai in August 2017, moving…