Travels with a Gourmet

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

“Walk down the alley to a row of nondescript buildings and watch out for the unmarked grey one with a wooden door”.  Those were the instructions a friend gave me when she told me about Ronin a few months after they opened in 2013.  Finding Ronin is part of the fun, and the start of what would be an adventurous evening of fine (sea)food …

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One of the landmark events of 2015 to celebrate Singapore’s 50th birthday was the November opening of the National Gallery of Singapore, an architectural restoration that joined two national monuments, the former Supreme Court and City Hall, to display the largest public collection of modern art in Singapore and Southeast Asia. In the same building, several restaurants have opened.  There’s the high-end modern French Odette, classic Italian …

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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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January 2016 just whizzed by and the lunar new year has begun and my blog has been neglected for the last few months.  Today, a  friend asked when I would get back to blogging so I guess the answer is now. Long Chim, owned by chef David Thompson of Bangkok’s Nahm (#22 on World’s 50 Best and #7 on Asia’s 50 Best), opened with …

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The Thoumieux is a 15-room boutique hotel, owned by the BeauMarly group of Thierry Costes (son of one of those Costes brothers) and operators of over a dozen hip and happening restaurants and hotels in Paris.  It was a novelty for us since we always stay at Le Saint-Gregoire in the neighboring 6th, our favorite left bank arrondissement and we …

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