The story of the Irish coffee in SF

The building housing the Buena Vista Café started as a boarding house. In 1916, the first floor was transformed into a saloon. This was the start of what would become a San Francisco landmark, known across the country for its menu and history. Visitors come from around the world for fresh Dungeness crab, the all-day…

Straits Cafe @ Rendezvous Hotel

Located within Rendezvous Hotel Singapore and established since 1998, Straits Café offers a myriad of local and international fare with strong focus on cuisines from the Straits Settlement. And I would say this is the most value for money buffet in town.

Seasonal Tastes @ The Westin

Seasonal Tastes, the hotel’s signature dining venue, offers a live interactive kitchen concept to provide a truly personalised dining experience. The restaurant’s cool, casual design features sweeping floor-to-ceiling windows with breathtaking views.

Charley Noble @ Wellington

Charley Noble was the sailors’ name for the galley chimney, which drew the heat from the galley stove and carried it safely above decks. As you can imagine, it was a pretty important piece of equipment in the galley – for no-one wants hot coals or embers burning in the kitchen of a wooden ship!

Anason @ Sydney

Barangaroo is an urban renewal project, of land that was once a significant area of Sydney’s shipping and stevedoring history. The maritime history of this prime real estate on the stunning Sydney Harbour has been closed off to the public for more than 100 years. Anason is the first permanent restaurant at Barangaroo and is…

Beerthai Bok Tor @ Golden Mile

My office is located in an area what is affectionately referred to as “Little Bangkok”. Between two buildings, Golden Mile Complex and Golden Mile Tower, there are more than 20 Thai and Mookata restaurants. And Beerthai Bok Tor is one of the office favourite.

Albergue 1601 婆仔屋 @ Macau

Macau is a former colony of Portugal. One of the key things to do when one visits Macau is to try Portuguese cuisine. They served the best outside of Lisbon, but you can also get Chinese influence in some of the dishes here. Albergue 1601 may not be the best example in Macau, but it…

Dan Cha Fan 淡茶饭 @ Wuzhen

Wuzhen is the venue for the World Internet Congress Conference. And when President Xi Jinping opened the inaugural conference, he hosted the dignitaries at this Jiangsu restaurant in 2015.

Yung Kee @ HK

Established in 1942, Yung Kee is an integral part of Hong Kong’s heritage and culinary landscape and has become an illustrious dining destination for residents and tourists alike. Situated in the heart of Hong Kong Island’s Central District, the iconic Yung Kee Building offers casual and formal dining, serving preserved family recipes for charcoal-grilled barbecue…

Pollen @ Marina Bay

Usually at fine dining restaurants, the lunch menu was a good and economical way of trying out their menu. At Pollen, I would still recommend their dinner service. Lunch was a little underwhelming.