Inventive Asian at Tim Raue, Berlin

“I don’t use potatoes, or serve bread, or any of that heavy stuff”, says Tim Raue, when he has had the time to stop by our table to say hello. Berlin that is well known for its risqué antics, anti-establishment views and inventive dining scene was just the place to eat well, and to eat […]

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A Genuine Haven, called Gozo

The tiny island Gozo, that’s located just next to Malta is a genuine haven. It’s a great place to get away for the day – highly walkable with many great nooks, people to meet, as well as some terrific spots for lunch. On Gozo, you will find beautiful prehistoric temples, fossil-studded cliffs, breathtaking coves, great […]

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The Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc & Seafood Tasting Trail

While most people were behind desks on a sunny Thursday noon, we were treated to an exclusive preliminary food and wine pairing trail across several restaurants in the city. The wine in focus was the Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2013 and the central theme of the food prepared was seafood. The reason behind this special […]

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Road trip – into the belly of Malta

One of the best ways to experience Malta, is by renting a car, and driving around the island. Some might say that the evel knievel antics of impatient drivers who drive heavy on the right foot are a nightmare to encounter, but coming from Malaysia, I’d say it’s pretty much the same sort of driving. If […]

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Chef in the Spotlight – Emmanuel Stroobant

Today’s Chef in the Spotlight, is none other than the charismatic Emmanuel Stroobant. He recently cooked a terrific meal for both me and Cumi, and not only did we love his food, we also found his way of life totally captivating. Married to a Malaysian lass from Seremban, Emmanuel finds that his heart is closest […]

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Charmed by diminutive Valletta, Malta

One of the most historic spots in the Mediterranean, and one of the most concentrated historic areas in the world, happens to be a place that I am currently in and exploring, Valletta, Malta. The charmingly diminutive capital, Valletta, a World Heritage City and European Capital of Culture 2018, is a perfect place to stroll […]

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One Malay Kampung House, one KL Tower, a pair of Twin Towers and a Dtourist

A day after our return from Queensland, we become a tourist again in our own home turf. We met up with MJ Tam, a popular person of sorts in her hometown of Chicago, the windy city of North America, and one of the 6 winners of the DTour of a Lifetime competition. As a Dtourist, MJ had embarked […]

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Wines of St Hugo, at Cava Bangsar

The 2010 vintage for St Hugo, one of Australia’s iconic wines, has finally reached Malaysian shores and we were invited by Pernod Ricard Malaysia to try out their selection of fine wines, paired with some delectable Spanish cuisine, prepared by Cava. Being a huge fan of Cava, I knew we were in for a treat. […]

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Queensland – Sunshine Coast .. Part 2

Read Part 1 here.. 4. Eumundi  Eumundi markets, we were told, is a must visit. Open only on Wednesdays and Saturdays, from 8am till around 2.30pm, it is one of the region’s largest outdoor markets. Well, we missed the Wednesday market, due to our kayak tour ending late, so we caught the Saturday one instead. […]

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Queensland – Sunshine Coast .. Part 1

For the avid foodie yet active traveller, Queensland, located on Australia’s northeastern corner, remains an alluring destination that has a great balance between good food, as well as adventurous activities such as surfing, paddle-boarding, kayaking, paragliding, skydiving, scuba diving, bushwalking, or just plain running along the beach. The availability and abundance of fresh seafood, local meats, […]

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