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Best for Afternoon Tea

What springs to mind when you think of afternoon tea? Is it scones and cream? Cheese scones? Tea? Champagne? Cakes? All of the above? My immediate thought is of lots of sweet treats. And sweets, as you probably know by now, are not my favourite foods. Which means that this post has been a long […]

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Affordable Date Nights

Happy 2017 everyone! I don’t know about you but after a decadent Christmas and New Year it feels like the right time to reign in the spending. That might sound like a bit of a downer to start the year on but there’s no reason why it should be. We all need to treat ourselves […]

Chill out this Christmas

Being in Singapore over the Christmas ‘break’ is a great time to get out and explore. We’re so lucky on our little red dot to be blessed with an abundance of choices for days out. And the time around Christmas and New Year is ideal to enjoy the quieter spaces whilst most people are off […]

A Reflection on Food and Travel (and a shitty 2016)

Last weekend AA Gill died. If you’re not familiar with AA Gill’s work, think traveller, eater and writer extraordinaire. Gill wrote for The Sunday Times and was famous for pissing people off. He was also dyslexic but had an amazing capacity to communicate with the written word. He was only 62. The big “C” got […]

5 Alternative Ideas for Christmas Lunch

A popular choice for Christmas lunch in Singapore is to go for the all you can eat brunch option. Hotels have mastered the art of these brunches and there’s no doubt they’re worth the bucks (that is if you’re partial to a few Champagnes). My recommendations for Christmas day brunches go to The Knolls, Mezza9 and […]

Chef Shen Tan’s Nasi Lemak

Nasi lemak is one of those iconic foods that has gained fame and fortune on our little red dot. As a relative newcomer to Singapore I’d never heard of nasi lemak until I moved to Singapore. The dish originates from Malaysia and comes in a variety of forms. And I’ll admit that the traditional version […]

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