Travels with a Gourmet

a food lover's travels, memorable meals, culinary trials and gastronomic experiences

Healthy and delicious food is sometimes contradictory.  So many places promote wellness and health and actually don’t know how to make whole foods taste good.  Publicus in downtown Las Vegas is one of those places that gets healthy and delicious right.  Their daily changing specials and whatever they have on the counter (it could be a quinoa and roasted …

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On the rare occasions that I fly back home for a visit, I make sure to go to restaurants I haven’t been.  It’s so easy to go back to my favorites again and again but it’s also fun to eat  at the new restaurants that have opened up in Manila recently. Wildflour actually isn’t new, they opened their …

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The Populus Coffee & Food Co (the name’s a mouthful) opened around six months ago in a shophouse along Neil road.   The long narrow space has been carefully redesigned using a lot of wood, from the ceiling and wall tiles to the counter, complemented by modern metal accents like the industrial lighting and iron shelving.  The …

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No surprise that we, along with everyone else, have been to PS Cafe countless times.  It’s the standard go-to for most locals and expats especially for weekend brunch.  Everyone has their preferred PS Cafe, families love the garden setting at the PS Cafe at Harding Road while others swear by the adults-only PS Cafe at Ann Siang Hill Park, Orchard regulars always end up …

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Moscow’s restaurant scene is still growing and the other group responsible for this is Ginza Project. Hot on the heels of the Novikov restaurant group, Ginza project currently manages forty restaurants including the franchise for Paul. Williams (or as the Russians call it – Uilliams) is located in Patriarshiy Prudy (Patriarch’s Pond), which was made …

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Cafe Pushkin is housed in a newly built mansion just off Pushkin square which has successfully recreated a Russian aristocrat’s home from the 1800’s from the wood panelling to the heavy furniture, the chandeliers and the candlelit tables, the plaster moldings on the ceilings and even the waiters dressed in period outfits making it feel …

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