Triple Orange Gin Mare Cocktail #ATasteofTravel

Being a mixologist has never been on the top of my list of potential slashie personas. I do quite like to tinker with recipes.  Celebrity Cruises sent me some of the ingredients to make this cocktail for their #ATasteofTravel campaign. Here is what it looks like: Gin Mare is a unique Spanish gin made in a small fishing village on the Costa Dorada. It’s a “Mediterranean” gin made with infused with… [Read More]

Hotel room with the best view in London County Hall Marriott

The newly refurbished suites on the top floor of the County Hall Marriott has to be the rooms with the best view in London. This Marriott is housed in the old GLC office building along the Southbank, diagonally across the river from the Houses of Parliament and just behind the London eye. Every suite has a little balcony and the view is right over the River Thames, unhindered view of… [Read More]

Sourced Market – Crowdfunding their way to a retail empire

They say that the UK is turning into an entrepreneurial nation. London is now one of the best cities to do a startup. Now Sourced Market is not really a start up. They are an independent business that has been going for over 5 years. I  met with the founder and  CEO, Ben O Brien, to have a chat about his business and expansion plans. A curated market of artisanal… [Read More]

Celebrating Mexican Day of the Dead at Wahaca’s Fiesta

Many cultures around the world honour their dead relatives and ancestors with celebrations or ceremonies.  In the Philipinnes, they build elaborate homes in cemeteries and families spend their weekends there.The Chinese celebrate the Hungry Ghost in the 7th lunar month. The Celts would offer food and drinks to appease spirits who are believed to return on All Hallows Eve, now known as Halloween. In Mexico. they celebrate the Day of the… [Read More]

Malaysian Chilli Crab Recipe

This is one of those ultra memorable dishes that a lot of visitors to Malaysia rave about. There are a lot of seafood restaurants in Malaysia. These are commonly neighbourhood restaurants, quite basic, sometimes open air and have plastic table cloths. The menus at these places are usually just a simple list of shellfish available that day from Sri Lankan to Indonesian crabs to local prawns, all sold by the… [Read More]

French Goats cheese, bacon and Sweet Potato Rosti

Rosti is one of my go to comfort food dishes. The combination of potatoes, onion and bacon is hard to beat. It’s really easy to make and can be served as a light meal or as a side dish. I was sent some French goats cheese to create a recipe with and this is the result, a Sweet Potato and  Bacon Rosti. I substituted sweet potatoes to give it a… [Read More]

Simplicity delivered at Pizza Union Spitalfields

Sometimes, you just crave for something simple. Here at Pizza Union, the concept is simple. A short menu with a few salads and starters is extended by a choice of wood fired pizzas. You place  your food and drinks order at the counter and then find a seat. A few short minutes later, your buzzer goes off signalling that your order is ready. This Pizza Union is the one in… [Read More]

Mad about skiing – A ski resorts roundup

I do love skiing. I have been skiing for quite a few years, much longer than I have been blogging. I don’t have a lot of pictures from the earlier ski trips but I do have some insights and opinions of the places I have skied before. Here is the roundup of some ski resorts from around the world : Skiing in France Learning to ski in France is great as you… [Read More]

Muga’s delicious Miso Ramen

I was mourning the loss of the Ramen Shop in the basement of the Mitsukoshi Department Store in Picadilly. They used to serve the most authentic and best ramen in town. I’m so glad to say that there is a new contender, Muga. This little shop opened without the fanfare like those new ramen places in Soho and has not had much social media hype. They are in the heart… [Read More]

Slow Cooker Braised Pork Belly

As the weather changes and the its getting colder, time to bring out the slow cooker to make some comforting food. This Slow Cooker Braised Pork Belly recipe is a Chinese family favourite, very simple to cook and great for dinner parties. Here I am using my new Crockpot which has a 4l capacity and is more than enough to make this recipe. I like the removable stoneware bowl that… [Read More]

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