Saha Singapore Mushroom Biryani

Innovative Indian cuisine at Saha

Now we all know Indian food hasn’t yet fallen victim to the “tiny plates” movement, I mean, give me a mountain of rice and drown it with curry, right? But in Saha’s case, Chef Abhijit Saha’s mixing of traditional Indian with innovative techniques is worth checking out. Originally at Duxton Hill, Saha has moved to the […]

Italian Osteria Pork Belly

Bustling Italian Osteria at Hillview area

So crackling “my hubby could play a drum solo on it” pork belly. ‘Nuff said. Ok, not ‘nuff said. This wouldn’t be much of a post if I only wrote 15 words now, would it? So there I was, up in the hilly areas of Upper Bukit Timah and it was dinner time. Located at […]

View of Reykjavik

Romp around Reykjavik in 2 days

Pre-trip research painted the citizens of Reykjavik as being a super-jeep driving, music loving, hot dog-eating, bar-hopping friendly lot. Yes, I got to experience three out of the four traits and if I hadn’t just narrowly missed their annual music fest, Iceland Airwaves, I would have experienced the 4th. More on the super-jeep loving part once […]

View from Castle House Lake Tjornin

Castle House – your home in Reykjavik!

Castle House Luxury Apartments – I can’t imagine a more homey yet classy place to stay at in Reykjavik! We had just come off a long flight from Singapore to Iceland and by the time we had reached the hotel, we were tired. It was late at night, also because we had gone to the Blue […]

Blue Lagoon Reykjavik

The Blue Lagoon. Billed as the “must-visit” attraction in Iceland. Sorry, but that really depends. As timings would have it, we arrived rather late into Reykjavik on a cold October day and by the time we reached the Blue Lagoon at 5pm, not only was it dark, but it was also raining. Tip: The guides say you should […]

Sushi Samba Counter

Argentina meets Japan at Sushi Samba, Iceland!

Argentina meets Japan in Iceland at Sushi Samba! Well, not quite just Argentina but as billed on their website, South American and Japanese cuisine pair up to take centrestage at this kooky, buzzy restaurant. We walked in without reservations on a busy Saturday night and no problem, they settled us in quickly. It probably helped […]

Fishmarkadurinn Desserts

Icelandic Seafood feast at Fiskmarkadurinn!

When it comes to Iceland, lamb and lobster rule – luckily they’re my favourite kind of food! Fish restaurants abound in Reykjavik, all proudly showcasing their variety of happy swimmers and amongst the best is Fiskmarkadurinn, sister restaurant to another popular restaurant, Grillmarkadurinn. You could choose amongst the many ala carte items that all sound […]

Gion Hatanaka Ryokan Dinner

Ryokan stay at Gion Hatanaka, Kyoto

Right. Ryokans. Tell me a few years ago that I should be paying $800 a night to sleep on the floor in a spartan room in Kyoto and I would have checked you into a spartan room with padded walls. But, the older, wiser me has reconsidered this. Especially the older, wiser me who has […]

Jomon Inside View Sake

Jomon – funky izakaya at Roppongi Hills, Tokyo

Jomon, a buzzing izakaya in bustling Roppongi Hills, is a quirky, fabulous find. I mean, when asked if we would like a window seat, we were promptly shown literally to a window seat, sitting on the floor, looking through a window, with our legs hanging out onto the streetside. The atmosphere too is really fun. […]

View from Sky Observation Deck Mori Tower

Mori Art Museum Tokyo

Stimulate your mind and your senses, a feast for your brain and stomach at the buzzing Roppongi Hills area. With the Mori Art Museum, L’atelier De Joel Robuchon and bustling izakaya like Jomon in the vicinity, you’re set for the day here. Mori Tower houses the marvelously sensational Mori Art Museum. When the exhibitions at […]

Tokyo L'atelier de Joel Robuchon set lunch dessert

Brilliant set lunch at Tokyo’s L’atelier de Joel Robuchon

I have been somewhat of a L’atelier De Joel Robuchon lunch set groupie, trying it out at the various restaurants around the world. Well, I revisited the one in Tokyo last October and, no disappointments whatsoever! Sitting by the counter, this time near the pastry chef, watching as her incredibly deft fingers prepped whimsical, drool-worthy […]

Raghajazz Esplanade

Happy New Year 2016!

Happy New Year! I wanted to start the new year with my two favourite obsessions – travel and food. So the morning was spent making plans for a beach vacay to Phuket in March, heading off to Aleenta, can’t wait for powder-white sands and blue waters and vegging out for 5 days..nice! And then it […]