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 […]

Labyrinth Chili Crab

Labyrinth restaurant – local flavours and modern methods

I’ve got to say – I had a good feeling about this. A local, no-frills nor airs kind of chef, who just wants to create innovative dishes that marry local flavour faves with modern molecular methods, what’s not to like about it? Plenty, if I go by some other “fusion”-inspired places. But here at Labyrinth, […]

RedEye Smokehouse platter

Red Eye Smokehouse – succulently smoky meats

There we were, minding our own beeswax, when a meat craving hit us like a boulder to the belly. So after some frantic searching online, we decided to head on to Red Eye Smokehouse, a new smoke shack along Jalan Besar. UPDATE: Camp Kilo just opened at Kampong Bugis, so we’ve got another great option […]

Amsterdam Museum Night Rijksmuseum

Amsterdam Museum Night 2015

For a city famed for its 75 museums, it’s no wonder they’d hook up and form a Museum Night. Every year, on the 1st Sat of November, Museum Night kicks in, with participating museums opening till way past midnight and offering up a slew of unique experiences. Wanna groove to Pitbull in front of Rembrandt’s […]

Ananda Bhavan

Best Indian Breakfast in Singapore – Ananda Bhavan

If you’re hankering for an Indian breakfast fill-me-up, Ananda Bhavan in Little India is a great option. It’s all vegetarian, and the “live” Appam (spelled as Appom by some) station is the highlight for me. Hailing from Kerala (my mother’s birthplace), where most yummy south indian dishes originate from (or so I might biasedly say), […]

La Rive Amstel Amsterdam

La Rive Amsterdam – a restaurant for special occasions

Tell any Dutch that you’re heading off to dinner at Michelin-starred La Rive at the Amstel and you’re sure to elicit sighs of “ooh, fancy”. And no wonder, as the Amstel is known for being THE place in town you go to for a special occasion, if money is no object, that is. Well, seeing […]

Amphora B&B Amsterdam

Lovely canal house stay in Amsterdam – Amphora B&B

Of the time we spent in Amsterdam, six gorgeous nights were spent at Amphora B&B. From the moment we walked into the apartment, we felt right at home. One half of the super hosts, Niels, was there to greet us and settle us in. We were just amazed by how thoughtful they were – it was […]

Rijsmuseum Facade

Amsterdam Museum Madness

For a city known for its canals, cheeses and clogs, museums should definitely be on the list for any visitor to Amsterdam. It seems like there’s a museum every 10 steps or so and the Dutch penchant for display (read between the lines, please) seems to come into full force with a museum about almost […]

Bruges Evening Sky

Two Days In Bruges

With a city centre that spans across just 2km (1.25mi), most would say a day trip to Bruges would be fine. But to do that, I think, is missing the point. You want to be able to truly enjoy the charming, medieval storybook-like town with its meandering canals, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque inspired architecture. Three […]