[Kuala Lumpur] Alexis Cafe

Rocking the ghetto streets of Bangsar is this classy, off-the-beaten-track bistro cafe that has maintained its name with a fine selection of cakes and a sleek price to match. Not a conceptually-strong bistro, but Alexis banks its traffic on excellent word-of-mouth and high quality desserts.    Having heard a great deal about their Tiramisu, theContinue reading “[Kuala Lumpur] Alexis Cafe”

[SINGAPORE] Privé Grill @ Keppel Bay (& other tantalizing eats)

Disclaimer: This throwback post contains images of food, coffee and good people having a good time. Do not proceed if hungry. The Privé Grill and Privé Cafe are amongst my favourite haunts, especially since the cafe’s pretty zen on weekday afternoons when I need my caffeine most. The coffee is above-average but not the best sinceContinue reading “[SINGAPORE] Privé Grill @ Keppel Bay (& other tantalizing eats)”

London Lovin’: W6 Garden Centre Café

“This is our way of celebrating the great city we live and work in. Where others see nothing but debris and stone, we see the possibility of a truly life-enhancing experience.” – W6 Creative Director Paul Holt. I was pleasantly thrilled to be amongst privileged writers notified of the grand opening of W6 Garden Centre Café. This gemContinue reading “London Lovin’: W6 Garden Centre Café”

[SINGAPORE] ASANOYA BOULANGERIE

I must confess: I’m a breadaholic. My favourite home appliance is my bread machine, and preferred choice of breakfast is always flour-based.  So the pastry-maniac in me jumped for joy when I finally popped by Asanoya Bakery, and 81-year-old brand founded in Karuizawa Japan. The place is absolutely haven for all dough-lovers out there! With the abundance of seatsContinue reading “[SINGAPORE] ASANOYA BOULANGERIE”

[SINGAPORE] 3 COFFEE JOINTS WHICH ARE AS HIPSTER AS IT GETS

What do I look for in an excellent coffee place? Ambience, brews and its insta-worthy quotient. Here are 3 Cafes I’ve been in love with for all the right reasons: [1] THE NEW BLACK Chatted briefly with the barista whose photograph I blatantly took while he was expertly manoeuvring complicated brewing equipment in The NewContinue reading “[SINGAPORE] 3 COFFEE JOINTS WHICH ARE AS HIPSTER AS IT GETS”

[THAILAND] o16. DAYTRIP TO AYUTTHAYA

40 miles north of Bangkok lies Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, capital of Ayutthaya Province, Thailand. Ayutthaya Kingdom was destroyed in 1767 by Burmese army who took down the city. Ayutthaya, like Rome, has since left most of its ruins within sight. Officially listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site is its Historical Park, whose ruinsContinue reading “[THAILAND] o16. DAYTRIP TO AYUTTHAYA”

[THAILAND] o15. VINTAGE ROD FAI

Talad Rod Fai, Bangkok, is an open-air bazaar peddling an insane array of vintage collectables, quirky kitsch and memorabilia from yesteryear. Since its move in 2013 due to an expansion of the BTS Skytrain line, its reappearance at the new site accommodated a bigger, more international crowd. I loved the old Rod Fai next toContinue reading “[THAILAND] o15. VINTAGE ROD FAI”

[THAILAND] o14. SIX HANGOUTS TO HIT IN BANGKOK (FOODIES ONLY)

Perks of having native Thai friends – they’ve tried it all and only take you for the best. I had the honour of my Thai native friends’ undivided attention 5 days in January this year. Knowing us (foodies who were through with tourist traps in the big city), the pair of them took us gallivanting throughContinue reading “[THAILAND] o14. SIX HANGOUTS TO HIT IN BANGKOK (FOODIES ONLY)”

SEOUL DIARIES 034: BEANS & WAFFLE

“Waffles are just awesome bread.” — John Green Loading up on carbs before a full day of Seoul-tripping. Breakfast was palm-sized Sweet Maple Waffles 스위트 메이플 와플 at Beans and Waffle, downtown Gangnam. Surrounded by imposing office towers, a food alley plus a couple of pubs, the cafe has fed plenty of OLs, pub-crawlers andContinue reading “SEOUL DIARIES 034: BEANS & WAFFLE”

SEOUL DIARIES 033: BASILUR TEA

“What do you want?” “Just coffee. Black – like my soul.” — Cassandra Clare Enjoying my afternoon cuppa at Basilur Tea on Sinsa-Dong’s Garosugil. On display within the 3-storeyed building are tins and tins of tea leaves and related tea spices that tickled my olfactory senses. Basilur does premium tea exports from Sri Lanka to the rest of the world.Continue reading “SEOUL DIARIES 033: BASILUR TEA”

Mellow Baking Cafe | 멜로우베이킹 카페

Just round the corner of my guesthouse, opposite Orange Guesthouse and Book Cafe Jungle in Seogyo-Dong Hongdae, is this gem of a baking cafe, complete with its own outdoor sitting area and garden patio! The owners are bakers themselves as they also regularly conduct baking classes on top of home-baking all their sumptuous goods. IContinue reading “Mellow Baking Cafe | 멜로우베이킹 카페”

Day One: BLU Home Guesthouse

7:45am – Touched down at Incheon International Airport 8:30am – Claimed all baggage and cleared customs 8:45am – Bought T-Money (Bus, Train, All-In-One Fare Card) and WiBro (incredibly fast and useful portable WiFi egg gadget) 8:50am – Boarded Airport Railroad (AREX) Commuter Line towards Hongik University Station 9:40am – Reached Hongik University Station (Hongdae!) ThenContinue reading “Day One: BLU Home Guesthouse”

Chocolateria San Churro, Brisbane

Got a major kick out of having churros in Brisbane! Finally satisfying my cravings for both dark chocolate and cinnamon churros and where better to have these? Australia’s most famous chocolateria! 드디어 츄 로스를위한 갈망을 충족.  주말에 브리즈번에있을 때, 나는 다크 초콜릿에 담근 피 츄 로스를 먹었다. 호주에서 가장 유명한 츄 로스 카페입니다. 카페 근처에 호텔에서 숙박 할Continue reading “Chocolateria San Churro, Brisbane”

The Living Room, Copenhagen

Cafè culture in Copenhagen is amaaaazing! Touched down in the morning at 6am, slept for 3hrs, until the silence of the hotel room made me so darn restless. So, I embarked on the list of coffee-places I wanted to visit! First stop: The Living Room @ Larsbjørnstræde. The street is lined with indie cafès, vintageContinue reading “The Living Room, Copenhagen”

Living out of a Suitcase

Guess what?! I’ve decided on a long solo trip to Incheon!! Wildly excited about cafè-hopping in Hongdae, Gangnam, Itaewon and Sinchon. Even more psyched about taking dance classes in Korea. Plus I will be doing what I do best: living out of a suitcase! Perhaps I will meet Krispy, dance partner Rasoo and blast! dancers inContinue reading “Living out of a Suitcase”

[MELBOURNE] oo1. Flinders Street Coffee

Since this roomy hangout was right next to our hotel, I checked myself in for my daily caffeine fix! But I didn’t get my order of latte or else I won’t be able to catch some sleep before going for work. Settled for their signature spinach and cheese roll which managed to look pretty goodContinue reading “[MELBOURNE] oo1. Flinders Street Coffee”

Cafè-Hopping: Working Title SG

Stumbled upon {working title} at Arab Street whilst wandering along Haji Lane and Bali Lane before kicking ass at Muay Thai on a Monday morning. They share a place with a hostel, and the cafè’s small but cosy. Iced latte was okay, nothing fantastic; there’s also a selection of tummy-fillers like their ice-cream cookies whichContinue reading “Cafè-Hopping: Working Title SG”

1-Caramel Dessert Boutique

I miss hanging out here at 1-Caramel with my girls! On our usual cafe-hopping trips in Singapore, we go everywhere in search of the best cakes and coffee. This one at One Rochester Park served the best fluffy strawberry shortcake and Maltesers cheesecake, plus up here at Buona Vista, away from city centre’s hustle-bustle, weContinue reading “1-Caramel Dessert Boutique”

London Lovin’: Wild & Coffee Company

Sniffing out the best brews on my London cafè-hunt, I stumbled upon Wild & Coffee Company along Oxford Street. Dying for a mid-day coffee fix, I was so glad to see that it’s been labelled ‘London’s best coffee’. Though small and subtle, the interior decor is amazingly cosy. A really awesome place to sit andContinue reading “London Lovin’: Wild & Coffee Company”

5 Things I Learnt about Dubai

This weekend, I’m in Dubai, feeling so lost about the city’s roads, culture, everything. With Harper’s Bazaar World of Fashion, Fashion Forward Season 2, Global Village 2013 – 2014 and all those exciting events going on, no doubt Dubai deserves being hailed as the regional fashion hub. There are just soooo many things I can’tContinue reading “5 Things I Learnt about Dubai”