Archive for the ‘Food Reviews’ Category

08.09.2014

Feel Restaurant – Yangon, Myanmar

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myanmarCOVer The Chubby Orangutan
Price
One Dollar
Rating
Three Forks

I am lying on a wooden floor at the Shwedagon Pagoda, waiting for the rain to stop. I took a quick iPhone shot of my Burmese friend next to me, instagram’d it with a caption “Finding WIFI at Shwedagon Pagoda”. A monk is sitting in front of me, blocking half of my view. Rain is… READ MORE

The eating scene in Taiwan is overwhelming yet exciting. In this post, I focus on the cheap eats of Taiwan. Most of the dishes below range from US$0.50 to US$2 per dish; only a few seafood dishes are pricier at US$5 to US$6. In fact, many of these dishes can trace their roots back to… READ MORE

08.05.2013

Revisiting Alemagou on Ftelia Bay, Mykonos

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AmC The Hungry Giraffe
Price
Four Dollars
Rating
Four Forks

Alemagou is a restaurant that has been opened for a few years but only recently did they find a chef who can really cook. Located right on the second beach of Ftelia, just next to the main one, Alemagou’s open space blends in perfectly with the rest of the scenery. It is also one of… READ MORE

In search for something thrilling for my taste buds in Las Vegas, I leave the Strip and head to a strip mall in Chinatown. A 10 minutes taxi ride takes me in front of a restaurant called Hot N Juicy Crawfish. I don’t have a reservation but the spacious dining room has plenty of tables… READ MORE

Chef Yoshihiro Narisawa lights up his unassuming restaurant with dishes resembling carefully curated art pieces. If you don’t go to Les Créations de Narisawa with a child-like imagination, you have denied yourself most of the fun. Like the children in The Chronicles of Narnia who traveled through a wardrobe to a magical land – as… READ MORE

There have been a slew of Italian restaurants popping open in Hong Kong as of late, and I finally have the chance to visit Linguini Fini, how was this “farm-to-fork” establishment? Read on to find out. Linguini Fini is located in the L Place in Central. The group that owns Linguini Fini also owns Posto… READ MORE

Traveling across the high Atlas Mountains and the Valley of Thousand Kasbahs (fortresses), I arrive at Warzazat – a province between mountains and deserts, some 200 kilometers southeast of Marrakech, Morocco. Due to its proximity to the Sahara desert, it is also nicknamed the door of the desert. While Warzazat may not sound familiar to… READ MORE

06.03.2013

298 Nikuya Kitchen – Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

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beefC The Giant Eyes
Price
Three Dollars
Rating
Four Forks

I toss and turn pondering if I should write this post or not. Ok, I exaggerated but selfishly I was hoping to never mention this restaurant to anyone because it’s such a tiny place and the meats – well you will find out soon enough. I finally make my way to a “new” Yakiniku (grill… READ MORE

I don’t know what it is that Bangkok has on me. Every time when I leave Bangkok, I tell myself “you’ve seen enough of this city, you should go somewhere else next time.” But a few weeks later, I get this strong desire to return. The major lure is of course: the food. I put… READ MORE

05.13.2013

Nahm – The Best Thai Restaurant in Thailand?

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nalmF The Chubby Orangutan
Price
Four Dollars
Rating
Four Forks

Asia’s 50 Best Restaurant list 2013 ranked Nahm in Bangkok as the third best restaurant in Asia. On their website, they claimed that this list is voted by some 900 international restaurant industry experts. They explained vaguely: “What constitutes “best” is left to the judgment of these trusted and well-traveled gourmets.” Then stated that: “Given… READ MORE