El Nacional @ Barcelona

Spain has become the gastronomy capital of Europe in recent years, due to innovative chefs and artisans like Ferran and Albert Adria, Jordi Roca and his brother Joan and Josep, and the late Santi Santamaria (who died while in Singapore, RIP).  Steeped in traditional, but not tied down by them you have the best traditionalists…

Bar Pinotxo @ Barcelona

When you visit Barcelona’s Boqueria market, come hungry. You will not want to leave without having a meal at Bar Pinotxo, a 14-seat—make that 14-stool—establishment that is nearing its 100th anniversary. Proprietor Juanito Bayen—known to all as Pinotxo (pee-no-cho)—greets even newcomers like family. Don’t bother asking for a menu. Just ask “What’s good today?”

Cerveseria @ Makati

This was a preview of what we will be getting at a user conference in Madrid. Cerveseria is situated in the perfect spot to spend some twilight hours watching the world goes by.

Ca L’Estevet @ Barcelona

Barcelona is the capital of Catalunya, and there’s a strong Catalan heritage that differentiates itself from Spanish. So does the cuisine, and where better than Ca L’Estevet to try true-blue Catalan cuisine.

La Paradeta @ Barcelona

Every tourist to Barcelona will visit the Sagrada Familia. And when you are done with the sights, you usually move away from that area because the food was pretty crap. Not anymore, you can always make a detour to La Paradeta.

Estado Puro @ Xintiandi, Shanghai

I was craving for Spanish Tapas for Lunch – simple, easy, satisfying, single servings. Eat as much, or as little as your heart or your stomach desire. It’s difficult to find a good Tapas bar in China. Maybe contemporary tapas from Spanish celebrity chef and molecular gastronomy proselytizer Paco Roncero called Estado Puro may cut…

FOC @ Hong Kong Street

Hong Kong Street (HKS) is one of the small, parallel streets criss-crossing two main thoroughfares of South Bridge Road and New Bridge Road. Once a dingy, dirty street with many dry goods 海味 shops only frequented by restaurant owners buying ingredients for their shops, and home to a very famous street side tzechar store called…

22 Ships @ Wanchai, HK

Jason Atherton is not an unfamiliar name in the culinary world, having earned his first start with Pollen in London. Then he brought his Pollen restaurant to Gardens by the Bay and that was fantastic. 22 Ships was his first outing to Hong Kong, serving Spanish Tapas in a casual setting.

22 Ships @ Hong Kong

Tapas bar by Jason Atherton. Found in a really non-describe neighborhood in Wanchai. Make a trip there if you must.

Dinner at Salt Tapas & Bar by Luke Mangan

4 May, 2014 Good tapas bars are hard to come by, especially in Singapore. Most tapas bars are Spanish restaurant in disguise. Few really serve tapas as the main offering. We were encourage by the bar concept of Salt Tapas & Bar by Luke Mangan, since tapas as bar food really were a match in…