Staring at Jacobs (Amsterdam): Perfectly Fried Chicken on Waffles for Brunch

With grids of canals lined up with boutique stores, coffee shops and coffeeshops, it’s hard not to fall in love with Amsterdam, as soon as you take a five minute walk in the city. Amsterdam has a lot to show off. The abundant number of minimalistic yet beautifully decorated shops by the canals definitely left… Read More Staring at Jacobs (Amsterdam): Perfectly Fried Chicken on Waffles for Brunch

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Provisions (SG): New Restaurant for Fun Skewers and ‘KFC’

I can’t complain about being flooded with Insta-worthy brunch and coffee choices since moving to Singapore, especially after discovering ATLAS Coffeehouse, Pacamara and The Botanist. But these cute coffee shops sometimes crowd out my search for enticing and fun dinner spots, until I came across Provisions. This new casual Asian fusion restaurant/bar on Dempsey Hill serves skewers, claypot rice and cocktails.… Read More Provisions (SG): New Restaurant for Fun Skewers and ‘KFC’

ATLAS Coffeehouse (SG): Hearty Brunch with Killer Pancakes

I’m always on the lookout for a hearty brunch and hipster coffee spot. Now that I’ve moved to Singapore, the number of cafe choices is almost as overwhelming as my intensive 10-month MBA course at INSEAD. Cute cafes are dotted all over the country. Yet in spite of all the competition, ATLAS Coffeehouse definitely stands… Read More ATLAS Coffeehouse (SG): Hearty Brunch with Killer Pancakes

Lee Lo Mei: Creative Hong Kong Food with Quality Ingredients

Learning that a plate of rice rolls (cheung fan/腸粉) at Lee Lo Mei would cost HK$138 initially made me roll my eyes at a potentially overpriced gimmicky spot. I was skeptical as to whether foie gras and truffle would actually be a meaningful upgrade to the traditional cheung fan, which is already delicious with simple char siu or minced… Read More Lee Lo Mei: Creative Hong Kong Food with Quality Ingredients

Cafe Greenprint: New Green-Conscious “Realistically Healthy” Spot

Comfortable light green shades, wooden furniture and quotes dotted on the walls – I was already sensing that this would be a cafe worth writing about when I saw the entrance. Of course the “healthy” concept was the selling point which attracted me here in the first place, but it’s the, I would say “realistically healthy”… Read More Cafe Greenprint: New Green-Conscious “Realistically Healthy” Spot