Tag: innovative

The Song of India: A Michelin-starred Indian restaurant in Singapore

Since the only reason I travel is to try out new cuisines, I never go to Indian restaurants when I’m abroad. On a recent trip to Singapore I broke the rule; despite the Singapore Tourism Board putting together a very engaging itinerary. I opted out of breakfast at […]


Fire and Ice Beef

A tub of gochujang, the Korean sweet-spicy fermented chilli paste, has been sitting in my fridge for years, silently mocking me every time I peered in. I had bullied a friend into buying a box, believing that I’d use it regularly. But I didn’t. And it sat there. Waiting. […]

Marinated tuna tartar, citron bread and Sao Tome sour cream, Romanos, JW Marriott, Sahar

A Chocolate Affair at Romano’s, JW Marriott Sahar

I’m not a big fan of chocolate. When my mother turned diabetic, I’d hide tins of Mackintosh’s Quality Street from her, then forget about them, only to find them years later. Even now, you’ll find chocolate cookies, chocolate bars and an assortment of chocolate candies hidden away in various shelves of the refrigerator, […]

Salted Caramel Popcorn Ice Cream, Papacream

Restaurant Review: Nitrogen boost at Papacream

It’s amazing how quickly molecular gastronomy techniques have become popular in the city — after modern Indian restaurants, they are now taking over the humble ice cream. Papacream in Churchgate is the latest parlour, after -301°F! and Nice Kream, to use liquid nitrogen for instant ice cream. Around […]


Kewa Datshi My Way: A Spicy Potato and Cheese Soup

Last month, I was in Bhutan at the invitation of the Le Meridien, which has opened two new hotels in the country. The hotel in the capital, Thimphu, was opened in early 2014; the one in Paro, an hour away, is only about two months old. Landlocked Bhutan […]