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….

Bali’s Paddy Fields & Crispy Duck

Bali, March 2014 – The most interesting dining experience in Bali must have been at Bebek Tepi Sawah’s Ubud restaurant. Tables are placed inside pavilions, in the midst of paddy fields. The ambience is rustic, and perfectly compliments the Balinese cuisine here. Mr. King ordered a few dishes for us to savour.   Every dish…

Hong Kong’s China Tang

Hong Kong, July 2014 – Sir David Tang created China Tang Restaurant, which was first opened in London at the Dorchester Hotel in 2007. Several years later, China Tang opened in Hong Kong at the luxurious Landmark Atrium. It was one of the most anticipated restaurant launches of the year. China Tang is Chinese cuisine…

Saha at National Gallery

Singapore, May 2016 – It was another night out – dining at the museum. This time, dinner was at Saha Signature Indian Restaurant – serving sophisticated modern Indian cuisine. Abhijit Saha, one of India’s leading chefs is the architect of Saha’s avant-garde cuisine – a mixture of both Northern and Southern Indian dishes. Baked Samosa…

Island Hopping: Mykonos (I)

Mykonos, August 2011 – Summer is fast-approaching, and what better to do than island hopping! We seem to be on Jackie O’s trail (Capri: On Jackie O’s trail) again…this time on Mykonos, one of the most popular of the Aegean islands. Despite it being the smallest of the Cyclades, travelers from all over the world…

Mr. & Mrs. Vigné’s PfefferSchiff

Salzburg, June 2015 – Our most idyllic Austrian gourmet dinner was at Pfefferschiff (meaning “Pepper Ship”) in Söllheim, about 15 minutes from UNESCO World Heritage City, Salzburg. Chef Jürgen Vigné and Iris are the husband and wife team behind this sublime, yet very relaxed restaurant. On a breezy summer evening, Mr. King and I arrived at the…

FOC by Nandu Jubany

Singapore, May 2016 – According to our Spanish friends, FOC makes the best pulpo (octopus) tapas in Singapore. Mr. King and I finally made it to this very happening tapas bar last weekend. “FOC Restaurant, is a collaboration between Michelin-Starred Chef Nandu Jubany, Chef Jordi Noguera and award-winning mixologist Dario Knox.  At FOC you will…

Ginza Sushi Ichi, Singapore

Singapore, April 2016 –.  Last week, I visited Ginza Sushi Ichi  (newly minted One Michelin star in July 2016 and the Singapore outpost of  Michelin 1-star Sushiichi in Tokyo) for lunch with my friend (a sushi-addict like me).  It was superb! We selected the Tokusen Nigiri set – 10 pieces of sushi, miso soup and dessert. Sushi…

First Time at Sushi-Ichi

Singapore, September 2013 – Over the past few years, a number of gourmet Japanese restaurants have sprung up in the Lion City. The latest comer is Michelin 1-star Sushi-Ichi, which hails from Ginza, Tokyo. Sushi-ichi takes pride in being “the first in Singapore to offer an exquisite degustation menu featuring top-tier Kyoto Kaiseki, complimented with…

TwinPalms Sunday Brunch

Phuket, December 2015 – When it comes to Sunday brunch on the island, the hippest and most sumptuous brunch is at the stylish contemporary resort, TwinPalms’ Oriental Spoon Grill and Bar. Mr. King and I have been there several times, and each time, it was full house. There is a wonderful, lively buzz, as the diners…

Bobby Bräuer’s EssZimmer

Munich, June 2015 – Who would have thought that one of Munich’s finest restaurants is above a car showroom? The Michelin 2-star EssZimmer by Bobby Bräuer is nested inside BMW Welt, the state-of-the art exhibition facility showcasing the latest BMW automobiles. The futuristic architecture of BMW Welt alone was impressive enough. Mr. King and I visited…

Le Bistro du Sommelier

Singapore, 2015 – Last Spring, Mr. King took me to Le Bistro du Sommelier in Singapore for dinner, and it has since become one of my favorite places in this city. Once inside the bistro, you may imagine that you were somewhere in France. The décor is simple, but rustic. I especially admire the chandelier…