Moosehead kitchen-bar @ Telok Ayer

Small plates dining is gaining a lot of popularity in recent times, probably because people are eating less while wanting to eat more variety. Restaurants have turned to sharing plates and small bites to give variety to a meal. Many years back, I went to one of the first to offer these small plates Mediterranean…

Jaleo by Jose Andres @ Las Vegas

Jaleo is a Spanish tapas restaurant located on the 3rd floor of the East Side Tower in the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas. High energy, beauty and culinary skill are only a few of the characteristics of this amazing eatery. Recently, for two meals in a eow, my palette was absolutely delighted with the flavors provided…

Alma by DN @ Shanghai

Alma by DN opened at the newly refurbished mall on the top floor with a beautiful view of the ferris wheel. It was one of the rare Spanish restaurants in Shanghai and I loved Spanish tapas. Decided to try.

La Plateria @ Madrid

Located just a stone’s throw from two of the city’s major museums, the Thyssen and the Prado, La Platería is one of the most famous tapas restaurants in the district of Las Letras. It is a spacious restaurant, with a large central bar area where you can sample different tapas and larger portions such as…

Casa de Valencia @ Madrid

Casa de Valencia is an old hotel in the Pricesa district, about 500m walk from the Palacio Real de Madrid (Royal Palace of Madrid). Opened by the King himself in 1975, this place has seen better times. But the restaurant remains one of the best place to eat Valencia-style paella in the capital city.

La Rambla @ Hong Kong

La Rambla is a street in central Barcelona. A tree-lined pedestrian street, it stretches for 1.2 kilometres (0.75 mi) connecting Plaça de Catalunya in the centre with the Christopher Columbus Monument at Port Vell. It has since become synonymous with Spanish cuisine and tapas due to the many restaurants along the two sides of the…

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.

Red Spice Road @ Melbourne

Modern Asian food in a sprawling space with bar, courtyard and tables next to a huge red lantern, Red Spice Road received a lot of accolades from Melbournites and other gourmands that throttled through the beautiful back lanes.