I just came back from a hot afternoon session at the Savour and apart from the heat, I had enjoyed the entire 4 hours that I was there.
At the Savour festival, expect award-winning chefs presenting their best dishes plus an array of specialty exhibitors showcasing their most unique products all in one venue. Other activities (to name a few) include free master classes, food photography session and live demonstrations.
Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam Travelling Tips – transportation, accommodation, places to visit, places to eat, and shopping.
(Based on personal experience, notes from a friend & a Vietnamese colleague)
I love the city of London and I don’t have any particular reason why, I just love the city as a whole – the people, the culture, the sights, the museums (TATE – in particular), the shops and of course the British accent.
My next trip back is in 3 weeks time and I can’t stop thinking about it. I have set my goal to be better tour guide – there is absolutely no reason to
suck since I will be assuming this role the second time in 2 consecutive years. Let’s see!
A glimpse of what we did last year, most of which will be a repeat for this year! (except for Wicked and Jersey Boys)
Exploring the city by foot was the most enjoyable thing we did during our 2 days visit in Amsterdam. Along the canals and little alleys were little cafes, shops and a lot of wall art (graffiti). Here are some tips before & during your visit in Amsterdam.
The aftermath of the most celebrated photo of Sel’s photography history
(2 months that is…) that became viral and received 1K plus likes within less than 24 hours - A random Wednesday dinner date at the Open Door Policy (ODP) in Tiong Bahru.
Earlier that day, Sel had sent me 2 restaurant links via MSN – new places to visit over the weekend and ODP was one of the them. A few hours later, we find ourselves at ODP’s reception and was being asked to wait for atleast 30-45mins for a table. Of course we arrived without any prior reservations as this was never part of the plan, infact there was NO actual plan to begin with. The place was unexpectedly packed on a weeknight.
Two minutes after agreeing to the 30-min wait, one of the manager came over and told us that he was able to arrange 2 seats for us by the bar – Lovely!. The bar area had turned out to be a strategic position for photo taking opportunities - easy access to the open concept kitchen, food preparation & styling.
I remembered the time when I asked one of my friend the difference between wet and dry coffee and the reply I got was to check out Highlander Coffee and find out for myself.
Highlander’s coffees are made using the wet process unlike most (Starbucks and etc…) that are made using the dry process. The main difference is the amount of froth. The wet uses more milk and less froth while the dry uses equal parts of each. Let’s stop the coffee lecture at that as I am not really the best person to elaborate more on this topic. I have never even remembered finishing a cup of my own, I am known to only take sips from someone.
It took us weeks but we finally visited last Saturday.
It was too late to go back to the office and was too early to be at a colleague’s farewell party so we (Jenny, Happy & I) decided to have an early dinner instead at the Thai Smile Cafe since we were around the area anyway.
A place that should be included in everyone’s list of good Thai restaurants in Singapore. Thai Smile Cafe offers simple, unpretentious and authentic Thai-Chinese food that will definitely satisfy any Thai flavour cravings. It has been almost a year since I last visited and everything we ordered tasted as good as I have remembered it.
Today, for the first time in months, I had lunch (on a workday) with Selwyn. I miss the convenience of being in the same “work-hood” for this reason.
I have been hearing a lot of good food reviews on Sarnies so I wanted to try it for myself.
It became more evident to me lately that a trip to Manila would not have been complete without a meal at Angel’s kitchen, in fact I went twice this last trip. So I guess it is just fitting that I blog about the one food that I crave the most when I am in Manila – The Lengua (Ox Tongue).
Lengua with mushroom cream sauce & olives
The Lengua has always been consistently good - perfectly cooked tender meat literally melts in your mouth. Read More…
Plain breads, sweet breads, savoury breads, wide variety of cheese, kitchenware, cook books, food and many more – all in one place. If you are into food, a visit to your local Dean and Deluca is a must.
Mom had fun with the plain bread, her favourite type of food in the world. She also bought dad some Truffle Cheese to bring back to Manila as “pasalubong”.