It’s taken a while for me to get back to blogging. I blame work. Too many early mornings has taken its toll on me. Even eating and exploring new places has become a stretch for me. Thankfully, I was able to make it to a friend’s gathering recently and finally had the chance to check out Aura – a bit over due, but better late than never.
Aura is situated at the National Gallery and has quite a nice view of the supreme court on a clear day. Continue reading
One of my favourite features of Taiwan is the number of themed cafes that keep popping up all over the city. Each cafe strives to be different from the other, and in some way, most manage to create a distinctive feature of their own. During my latest trip to Taipei, I was really eager to visit Choose me Cafe which was rather famous for their “cartoon” cakes. Continue reading
I’ve discovered a new takeaway lunch place and it’s conveniently located near China Square, which is perfect whenever I attend lunch time services in town. The concept is really similar to the likes of the Daily Cut and Wafuken. Basically, you pick your protein, sides and accompanying sauce. While perhaps not having as much variety as Daily Cut, I’e come to appreciate the generous portions and the quick efficiency of service at Super Simple. Continue reading
So in my utterly mundane life of eat, sleep, work, repeat, I’ve come to realise that I do appreciate a nice chillax breakfast outing. Polished wooden tables, bright natural sunlight streaming through the windows, this is exactly what Clinton Street Baking Co. & Restaurant is. Continue reading
So a few weeks after my Masterchef experience, we actually went back to Intercontinental Hotel, this time to the actual Ash & Elm restaurant for lunch. This time, it had none of the Masterchef decor and it was a much quieter atmosphere. I guess that if not for G’s amex deal, we would not have come here at all. As expected, the restaurant was pretty empty, save for a few families and couples (perhaps also using the same discount and deal that we had). Continue reading
This is the twelfth post in the overseas trip series to Iceland and London
So, the last Michelin experience I had in London, after Dinner by Heston and Pollen Street Social was at Marcus, the day before I was scheduled to fly out of London. Perhaps I was feeling a little weary (I had been on the road for close to three weeks already and I was feeling quite ready to fly back home), so instead of opting for the tasting course menu, I settled for having the set lunch menu instead. Continue reading
It’s been a really busy month. And to think that I was so bored when I first started work, should have enjoyed the free time while I had it! In a way, now that I’m so busy, whenever I get the chance to have a nice meal, whether alone or with friends, I certainly appreciate it all the more now. Continue reading
Original Sin is one of those restaurants which everyone talks about and is very famous for its vegetarian cuisine. However, it’s one of those restaurants which I admittedly would never take the initiative to go to. Vegetarian is really not my thing, I do love my protein. Hence, it’s only by chance that I finally got to visit this place because one of our friends was on a temporary vegetarian diet and therefore chose this place. Continue reading
Months ago, I had briefly mentioned about my failed attempt to visit the Fabulous Baker Boy. Didn’t leave me with good first impressions, but not that bad that I struck it off my “to visit” list altogether. It took a while, but finally the opportunity came for me to visit the cafe for a meal. This time, I took care to make a booking.
This is the eleventh post in the overseas trip series to Iceland and London
Our first morning in Reykjavik, we woke up at 8 to a city still in the dark. Further, it was raining and windy. After picking up the car, we decided to drive a few streets into town for breakfast. Having read about it in the guidebooks, I suggested that we check out Sandholt and when we reached the bakery/cafe at around 9.30 in the morning, outside was still pitch black and the rain had not stopped. If anything, we were thankful to step into the warm and toasty cafe. Continue reading