Gourmet

Macau’s Luxe Tables

August 27, 2010  

Macau’s Luxe Tables

There’s more to the Las Vegas of the East than the thrill of beating the dealer at blackjack, or the sound of the coins falling out as you hit the jackpot. This Southern Chinese city is home to a handful of world class restaurants ready to whet your appetite. For a trip of gastronomic indulgence, be sure to check the following top tables in Macau. MacauSoul This informal bar and restaurant is run by a British expatriates couple who embraced the Macanese lifestyle.... [Read more of this review]

Culinary Treats at Dempsey

June 13, 2010  

Culinary Treats at Dempsey

Did you know that gunpowder can spruce up your palate indulgence? Well, it is so at Dempsey Hill. The Prime Society restaurant has a 150-seater dining capacity. With crimson brick pillars extending to the high ceiling, its ambience offers you a sense of grandeur filled with the thick aroma of pan-Asian spices and, maybe, a tinge of gunpowder. Australian chef Mr. Damon Amos sizzles with passion as he shares his extensive knowledge on the various cuts of steak on offer,... [Read more of this review]

Best Southeast Asian Beers

March 24, 2010  

Best Southeast Asian Beers

Southeast Asia is one of my favorite parts of the world, and one of the best ways to kick back and relax after a long day touring in the sun and humidity is to knock back a bottle or two of beer. Not just for tourists, locals throughout Southeast Asia love a fresh brew, either right off the draught or from a cold bottle. Either way, skip the expensive imports you can get at home and settle for one of these tasty brews easily found in restaurants and pubs. Angkor Beer... [Read more of this review]

A Rough Guide to Dim Sum

March 18, 2010  

A Rough Guide to Dim Sum

No trip is complete without trying out some of the best local food at your choice of destination. When you come to Asia, one of the must-try food is none other than dim sum, a traditional culinary art originated from Southern China that has captured the palates of many, especially in countries with strong Chinese influences such as China (duh), Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan and many others around the region. Dim sum (literally meaning, “touch the heart”) is the name... [Read more of this review]

8 Must-Try Malaysian Food

March 10, 2010  

8 Must-Try Malaysian Food

Malaysia is home to fabulous street eats and equally tasty restaurants. With various influences from Malay and Chinese traditions, spicy Indian and Nonya dishes, Malaysia offers much to savour in all of its 13 different states and many more cities. The culinary scene is bustling with choices, fueled by this diversity of the country’s multicultural heritage. Here, we share with you the local favorites from three popular foodie stops in the region – Malacca, Penang... [Read more of this review]

Mango Sago – Hong Kong Goodness in Singapore

December 22, 2009  

Mango Sago – Hong Kong Goodness in Singapore

Nobody is entirely sure where the dessert goodness of the Mango Sago originated from. Hong Kong is probably as good a guess as any, with the famed Hui Lao Shan dessert shop sprouting in the island-state at a rate reminiscent to that of Starbucks in the USA. This dessert is now a personal favorite of mine whenever visiting Singapore, where a host of traditional dessert stall has upped the ante, producing local creative mixtures combining various old-school ingredients.... [Read more of this review]

Szechuan’s Spicy Servings

August 26, 2009  

Szechuan’s Spicy Servings

This province located in the western part of China is one that is famed internationally for its tasty servings. Szechuan cuisine often features bold flavors, such as extreme spiciness usually resulting from liberal use of garlic and chilli peppers, most notably Szechuan’s uniquely flavored peppercorn. This would often result in an intensively fragrant, citrus-like flavor and a slightly numbing sensation on the tongue, adding to the uniqueness of the flavor and taste.... [Read more of this review]

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