The Isle of Arran has a little of everything that Scotland has to offer, from glens and peaks to castles and distilleries. Even the temperamental weather is a feature! For an island of fewer than 5,000 inhabitants and a fraction of Singapore’s size, there is plenty to see and do over a few days. That, […]
The COVID-19 pandemic has been a tough time for craft beer purveyors in Singapore. We went from a shutdown of bar licensees on 27 March 2020 to a ban on dining-in on 7 April, which was followed by a further restriction on beverage sellers on 21 April. However, there are still ways to obtain craft […]
When I’m on holiday, I usually seek out dishes that I can’t get back home in Singapore. I didn’t expect Korean pufferfish to corner me in Busan, however. It could’ve killed me, but the fact that I’m writing about it now doesn’t ruin the fun of writing about what I went through.
I had a close call with a food allergy abroad recently. I was craving a pork chop bun in Macau and managed to get hold of one in a neighbourhood shop. V, who was with me, saw how much I enjoyed it and got one for herself too. I didn’t think about the eggs that […]
Few Polish delicacies are as synonymous with a city as Torun gingerbread. Pierniki toruńskie is sold everywhere in the old town in every imaginable form – pre-packaged, freshly baked, chocolate-coated, with a jam core, topped with icing, heart-shaped, six-lobed (‘Katarzynki‘), the list goes on. Over the centuries, kings, visiting dignitaries and even a pontiff were served […]
It’s really easy to dine among and like the locals in Indonesia; just pop into one of the lesehan for a meal. Lesehan simply refers to trading or dining on a woven straw mat. It’s a common practice on the island of Java and in Bali. There are no special rules: Take off sandals (why would you wear any other […]