Shanghai

Steak and Whiskey at The 1515 West Chophouse, Shanghai

  I rarely cook steak at home, but then I often feel it’s a wasted order in a restaurant too. Very few places do steak perfectly and I certainly didn’t expect to find somewhere that would nail such a challenge…

Shanghai

Dinner at Di Shui Dong, Shanghai

I found it surprisingly difficult to find affordable, good quality Chinese food in Shanghai. It is definitely the most multicultural city I’ve been to in China, which means there are some amazing European restaurants to be found, but I was…

Singapore

Red Chilli Crab at Momma Kong’s, Singapore

As much as I genuinely adored the hawker food in Singapore, there was one place that had a buzz loud enough that it drew me away from the £2 murtabak I’d taken to demolishing everyday. Singapore is famous for its…

Chengdu

Traditional Chinese Hotpot in Chengdu (or How I Survived the Spiciest Meal …

When I went searching for culinary adventure in Chengdu, I didn’t expect to find a food experience quite like this. Chengdu is in China’s Sichuan province – the area of the country known for its peppercorns, chillies and fiery oils.…

London

Chinese Hotpot at Shuang Shuang, London

The word ‘hotpot’ for me has connotations of a thick meat stew topped with potatoes, served by Betty in Coronation Street. It wasn’t until I went to Beijing in 2014 that I first heard of, and tried, the Chinese version:…

London

Dinner and Drag Queens at The Glam Clam Cabaret

You know sometimes when you and your mates look back on a night out that you always have an anecdote from? One of those evenings where you have hundreds of photos, a sore throat the next morning and something weird…

London

Hawaiian Burgers at Kua’Aina, Goodge Street

When Kua’Aina opened, a mere stones throw from my old office, I wasn’t interested at all. Hawaiian burger joint? Sounded like a gimmick to me, and I’m precious about my burgers. It turns out that I’d made a bit of…

London

Dinner at Shoryu, Kingly Court

  Cronuts, burgers, pulled pork; us Londoners love a food craze. Over the last year ramen has joined the ranks of the city’s favourite dishes with restaurants dedicated to the stuff popping up everywhere. I still haven’t made it to…

London

Dinner at Smoking Goat, Soho

The thing with trying to find somewhere to eat in London is that everywhere looks so unassuming. Some of the best places I’ve eaten at have little-to-no branding and only seat 20 people max. Smoking Goat looks like a standard…