Around the world, one dish at a time.

Tag: restaurants

Paella in Barcelona: 7 Portes

Paella in Barcelona: 7 Portes

There are two things everyone needs to know about eating paella in Barcelona. Firstly, paella is not a Catalan dish – it comes from Valencia, 300-odd kilometres down the coast. And, secondly, paella is a lunch dish. Eating paella for dinner in Barcelona, while not […]

The London List: Sheekeys

The London List: Sheekeys

It is a peculiar fact of travel that you’re much more likely to visit iconic restaurants in cities that are not your home than when you actually live somewhere. And J. Sheekey (AKA Sheekeys), like Rules, has been on my list of “London restaurants I […]

Merah-Putih: the Best Indonesian Fine Dining in Bali

Merah-Putih: the Best Indonesian Fine Dining in Bali

Indonesian food doesn’t have the best reputation. For all its diversity – and an archipelago with over 17,000 islands, over 700 languages and no fewer than 6 official religions is pretty darn diverse – it doesn’t seem to travel well. There are more Ethiopian restaurants […]

10 of the World’s Weirdest Restaurants

10 of the World’s Weirdest Restaurants

Giger Bar, Switzerland Theme restaurants are ten-a-penny, but the Giger Bar, designed by the surrealist H.R. Giger to bring the world of Alien to his home nation, is genuinely a work of art. Slick and elegant, it’s like dining inside the belly of the Alien […]

The Best Restaurants in Makassar, Indonesia

The Best Restaurants in Makassar, Indonesia

This post was last updated in September 2015. Makassar, the port city in South Sulawesi, is famous for its food – it’s a culinary destination for Indonesians from across the archipelago. Whether you’re after coto Makassar or Makassar seafood, it’s hard to know where to […]

The Best Restaurants in Ubud, Bali

The Best Restaurants in Ubud, Bali

Headed to Ubud? Bali’s arts, cultural and self-discovery capital boasts an amazing restaurant scene — so much so that it can be hard to pick where to eat. I’ve updated my old post on eating in Ubud to include (I hope) the very best restaurants […]

Nancy’s Kitchen – the Best Nyonya Cooking in Malacca

Nancy’s Kitchen – the Best Nyonya Cooking in Malacca

Malacca (Melaka) is arguably where Malaysia began. Positioned on one of the most important shipping routes in the world, the Straits of Malacca, it rose from an island fishing village supplying passing seafarers with dried fish, to the epicentre of the spice trade, the first […]

Restaurant Chartier – the Perfect Parisian Bistro

Restaurant Chartier – the Perfect Parisian Bistro

One thing everyone has to do when swinging through Paris, however quickly, is eat steak frites at a classic Parisian bistro. And, thanks to a tip from Kate McCulley, we did exactly that, at Restaurant Chartier. Set in the heart of Montmartre, in a listed […]

The Best Beijing Duck Yet – Li Qun, Beijing

The Best Beijing Duck Yet – Li Qun, Beijing

To say I’m a little obsessed with Beijing duck would be putting it mildly. Almost every city in China has its own way of doing roast duck (and, in some parts, roast goose), but it’s Beijing duck that we foreigners think of when we think […]

The Robot Restaurant, Harbin

The Robot Restaurant, Harbin

As an obsessional fan of theme restaurants, the concept of visiting a robot restaurant was, well, frankly irresistible. Particularly when followed by an afternoon of ice sculptures, which are, of course, what Harbin, China, is most famous for. Though for these kids the robots were […]