COBO HOUSE

Hong Kong, June 2017 – COBO HOUSE is the Hong Kong restaurant of Award winning Pastry Chef Janice Wong. Having been named Asia’s Best Pastry Chef by the prestigious World’s 50 Best Restaurants list for two consecutive years, is no small feat. It brought the world’s attention to the petit and very young Chef Janice…

Afternoon Tea at Janice Wong

Singapore, August 2017 – Dining at the museum has never been more interesting. I was excited to try the afternoon tea set at the restaurant of world-famous , home-grown Singaporean Pastry Chef Janice Wong. Located inside the National Museum of Singapore which showcases the city state’s history, JANICE WONG is a fitting compliment to the…

SEVVA

Hong Kong, August 2017 – Butterflies, flowers, dreamy cakes, comfy sofas with an impeccable view of Hong Kong harbour…this is afternoon tea at SEVVA. Located at the top of Chater Building, Sevva is one of the most fashionable venues in this cosmopolitan city. The décor of the Lounge is colorful, yet relaxed and the dining…

Zuma Hong Kong 2017

Hong Kong, June 2017 – Even after nearly a decade, Zuma Hong Kong is still one of my favorite restaurants (last post on Zuma Hong Kong, click here) in this vibrant city. Although the menu has quite a few signature dishes like the Miso Marinated Black Cod Wrapped in Hoba Leaf, Zuma also offers newer…

Issaya Siamese Club

Bangkok, April 2017 – Issaya Siamese Club (#21 – Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants) has long been on my bucket list of restaurants to visit. Created by Thai celebrity Chef Ian Kittichal, “the menu features his unique signature Thai cuisine of traditional ingredients and flavors with international and progressive cooking methods.” Issaya (meaning “Rainy Season”) is situated…

Magnolia Bakery

New York City, December 2016 – I have been a fan of Magnolia Bakery since 2009. Whenever I am in New York, I will definitely pick up cupcakes from this classic American bakery. Depending on where in the Big Apple I am, I usually go to the one inside Bloomies (Bloomingdales Department Store) or the…

El Celler de Can Roca Again

Girona, December 2016 – Mr. King and I could have stayed in New York for our wedding anniversary, but decided to depart a day earlier for Barcelona so that we could spend our special day at the legendary Michelin 3-star restaurant, El Celler de Can Roca. Our last visit was less than 10 months ago…

Zurich’s Chocolate Heaven

Zurich, August 2011 – You may already know about my sweet tooth from my previous posts, Pink Robes & Cherry Soup at Ritz Paris and Ladurée: A Little Taste of Paris. The mere mention of macarons brings me to more thoughts on – well, macarons…. I had long believed that the macaron was either a…

Zuma London

London, September 2014 – Being a big fan of Zuma Hong Kong, I had equally high expectations of Zuma London, the Japanese izakaya style of informal dining with a modern twist. The restaurant is located in the heart of Knightsbridge, on a tiny street (Raphael Street) behind The Bulgari Hotel. The widely popular Zuma London…

Tai Cheong: A Taste of Old HK

Singapore, August 2016 – By 10:00am (store opening time), Tai Cheong Bakery at Takashimaya already had 15 patrons in line. So I quickly fell into the queue, before another 10 people quickly joined us. Egg tarts were freshly baked, right behind this small counter. A man repeatedly poured egg custard mix from a jug into…

Luke’s Chophouse

Singapore – My craving for New England clams, Massachusetts oysters and USDA steaks, was cured…when we headed to Luke’s Oyster Bar & Chophouse. The eatery is located inside an established department store, Robinsons at The Heeren and has an impeccable view of the city’s famous shopping district – Orchard Road. The décor is modern and stylish….

Beef Culture at Schloss Aigen

Salzburg, June 2015 – We found that “beef to perfection” traditional Austrian dining experience at Gasthof Schloss Aigen in Salzburg. Located inside the 15th century castle Aigen, the elegant restaurant is ran by the Berger family. Mr. King and I enjoyed a relaxing evening there – good food and excellent service. We were seated under…