[L.A.] FOOD SNAPS IN LOS ANGELES

Tribute to all the food-snaps I take that go un-posted as soon as the physical item gets devoured / forgotten. Here’s a post to say, you’ll always be remembered. Tralala. I love you, Los Angeles. ▷ Breakfast @ Denny’s for the first time and I liked it! Western portions are way too generous. With a selection likeContinue reading “[L.A.] FOOD SNAPS IN LOS ANGELES”

[TAIPEI] oo5. DAZZLING CAFE

Dragging our 20kg luggage through subway stations and streetwalks of Taipei seemed like the best way to work up an appetite. So that day, a native Taiwanese friend, Wesley, met us at the legendary Dazzling Cafe, touted by many food bloggers for their famous ice-cream toasts. And we feasted on this ginormous 3-tiered toast splendidlyContinue reading “[TAIPEI] oo5. DAZZLING CAFE”

[PARIS] oo7.CARETTE

“When good Americans die, they go to Paris,’ the ghost said, after taking a drag on a small cigarette.” ― Karen Chance, Embrace the Night The sky decided on delivering a full-blown shower and a trio of very drenched Paris Explorers braved their way on foot across the Eiffel Tower and towards Trocadero. Pretty much everywhere in Paris’Continue reading “[PARIS] oo7.CARETTE”

[SYDNEY] AUSTRALIA’S BEST-LOVED GELATO

I’ve finally tried Messina, voted the best gelato in Australia by the Good Food Guide! Our double-scoop picks: Salted Caramel and White Chocolate: salted caramel gelato with white chocolate chip, and Tiramisu: egg, marsala and mascarpone gelato with lady finger biscuits soaked in espresso coffee True to form, the combination tastes much better than it looks i.e. heavenlyContinue reading “[SYDNEY] AUSTRALIA’S BEST-LOVED GELATO”

[SYDNEY] BRUNCH AT SYDNEY FISH MARKET

Australia’s Home of Seafood, the Sydney Fish Market, is apparently the “…largest market of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere and the world’s second largest seafood market in terms of variety outside of Japan.” Brunch after touching down in Sydney and meeting up with Cassandra (yay!) was a seafood platter for one (but damnnnn lookContinue reading “[SYDNEY] BRUNCH AT SYDNEY FISH MARKET”

Cafè + Pizzeria Frankfurt

In a shop along the quiet streets of a village in Frankfurt: an old man works alone in a cafe pizzeria, serving up heavenly pasta dishes, coffees and pizzas. Andrey, Azri, Chloe and I were there on a busy afternoon, sharing a Quattro Formaggi (4-cheeses pizza), tagliatelle, potato ravioli and the works. The old manContinue reading “Cafè + Pizzeria Frankfurt”

Globalization is…

…having Hong Kong crispy duck for supper, grilled Frankfurters on a bun for lunch, and Thai rice noodles (phad si eiw) with Tom Yam-based steamboat and crispy chicken green curry for dinner. All these along the same stretch of restaurants in a town village of Germany! Not to mention having our fair share of theContinue reading “Globalization is…”

Keep Calm and Eat Cakes

The best perk me up: iced caffè and cakes for your soul. With friends like mine, everyday is cake day. Green Tea Mousse, Mille Crêpes, Strawberry Shortcake Signature Mille Crêpes! Marina Square Shopping Mall 6 Raffles Boulevard #02-103 Singapore 039594

All day Breakfasts! Wild Honey

This is how 3 people overdosed on carbs on a Thursday night: Wild Honey’s bread basket with strawbery compote, jam and butter. The Norwegian: poached eggs wrapped in imported Norwegian smoked salmon, with avocado and home-made Hollandaise and salmon pearls on whole-wheat brioche. The Spanish Hash: Diced Chorizo, house-corned beef and potato,poached eggs, Hollandaise sauceContinue reading “All day Breakfasts! Wild Honey”

[MELBOURNE] oo2. Caffe e Torta

Upon touchdown I had managed to catch a good nights’ sleep (albeit, due to time difference, it was 3am Melbourne time when I finally crashed), and even woke up for hotel breakfast early next morning. Late afternoon, I ventured into the CBD area with hopes of locating Hardware Societe which was further out past Collins Street,Continue reading “[MELBOURNE] oo2. Caffe e Torta”

The Coffee Club, Perth

Enjoying my morning cuppa at The Coffee Club in Western Australia! One of the best flat whites I’ve had in a while, to be honest. The spacious cafè with complimentary WiFi and an extended all-day breakfast and salads menu is to die for. With so many stores, so much food and coffee to choose from,Continue reading “The Coffee Club, Perth”

London Lovin’: Wafflemeister

Amidst the London rush hour, the lost tourist a.k.a Viktoria Jean was trying to get to the ice-cream store just across the street on South Kensington. At 6pm in the evening, walking against the crowd is no easy feat. Everybody seems to be dashing somewhere, moving fast ahead with their lives, going with the incessantContinue reading “London Lovin’: Wafflemeister”

Sushi Lovin’

Ravenous from a gruelling session of Muay Thai, we feasted heartily on a meal of sushi and soft-shell crab salads! Am so in love with Muay Thai now too, except on days when I get nasty bruises, like on my elbows!! Would love to kick some real asses when I get more proficient. Robert, ourContinue reading “Sushi Lovin’”

The Lucky Shag Bar

“The only bar in the city on the river”, overlooking the expanse of Swan River across to South Perth. A must for tourists, also a great place to wind down and catch up with the locals over a couple of wines/beers. Love their crazy-sounding cocktails: Shag By The River (Sex On The Beach), Fruity Booty,Continue reading “The Lucky Shag Bar”

The Cafè Braun, Mondsee

Hungry for apple strudels and a steaming mug of hot chocolate and coffee? The Cafè Braun was our mandatory pit-stop on a tour of landmarks from the 1965 film musical, Sound of Music! ‘Twas a rainy mid-afternoon, and we ran from Mondsee Abbey (a quick 50m dash) into the welcoming embrace of Cafè Braun, whereContinue reading “The Cafè Braun, Mondsee”

London Lovin’: Ladurée

London Lovin’ – Parisian sweet treats in the heart of Britain! In 2011, The French patisserie’s first stand alone London tea salon opened at Covent Garden Where? The Market Covent Garden London WC2E 8RA Did you know…Ladurée was the first pâtisserie to color the macaroons, and sandwich them together with ganache or buttercream filling!! HowContinue reading “London Lovin’: Ladurée”

London Lovin’: Pret A Manger

It’s London Lovin’ Week! Managed to tick something off my bucket list today: spend an afternoon with coffee and a book, in London’s Pret A Manger. The name Prêt à Manger means ‘ready-to-eat’ in French. The first shop was opened in Hampstead, London. (and please, it’s pronounced “pret-ah-mahn-zhay“, not “prettaye man-gurl”) What I had thisContinue reading “London Lovin’: Pret A Manger”

Book Review: The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris

Do not read this book on an empty stomach, for it will leave you foraging for every last morsel of chocolate in the refridgerator. With the promise of being introduced to the world of The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris, Jenny Colgan has left me more than hooked: I literally devoured her novel in 2Continue reading “Book Review: The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris”

Travel-diary: Foodporn IHOP, Houston

Travel-diary: The Cheesecake Factory

Am sooo feeling Big Bang Theory *knock knock* Penny Disclaimer: do not scroll on cuz you’re about to get hungry The list of cheesecakes goes on and on… My amazing hot chocolate to dispel the cold (although it’s scorching hot outside)Miso Salmon…the portion was so big we had to share Nachos and signature pasta RedContinue reading “Travel-diary: The Cheesecake Factory”