Amsterdam Eats: Serre, Hotel Okura

Amsterdam’s Hotel Okura is home to some Michelin-starred restaurants including Ciel Bleu on the 23rd floor (which has the most amazing views of the city), Yamazato (kaiseki), and Sazanka (teppanyaki). However, it’s their Bib Gourmand awardee, Serre, that really captured my curiosity. This informal fine-dining venue is located on the ground…

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Kricket Soho: innovative Indian tapas

Kricket has been one of those London success stories you just want to root for. Two years since they’ve entered the food scene, I believe their star is seriously rising. They’ve done well. From a small concession in a Pop Brixton shipping container to a more permanent outpost in Soho…

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The Adobros: Filipino Supperclub in London

Here’s the thing: not a lot of people know about the Philippines, let alone its gastronomic offering. Hell, even I can’t quite explain what it’s like if you ask me about it. It’s not particularly as definitive as Chinese, nor Indian, nor Italian. And when someone tells me they’ve never…

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Brunch at Bernardi’s, Marylebone

I have great respect for Italy’s gastronomic culture. Their regional cuisine genuinely drive great fascination and the greatest of chefs still worship their mothers. It’s familiar, familial, and full of heart. Something you definitely share with people to have good conversations about. When A suggested we catch up for brunch…

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Le Bon Saint Pourçain Paris, a modern traditional bistro

Saint-Germain-des-Pres made me love Paris many years ago. It’s peppered with cool shops, bookstores, boutiques and the like. But it’s the landmark cafés where great old figures of artistic past came to be inspired that really started my love for this area. Case in point: espresso at Café de Flore…

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