Moving back to Singapore in the midst of Covid-19 – GUEST POST

I know I have been pretty quiet over here recently, and even with lockdown (now thankfully over in Yangon) I have plenty of writing to catch up on, but in the meantime I thought it would be interesting to share the Covid-19 repatriation experience of my friends Sylvester & Emily (and Nala their beautiful cat)…

Yangon Lockdown Home Cooking

Whilst I love cooking, pre-covid19 it is fair to say that I ate most, if not all of my meals either in restaurants, or via delivery services to my house. With restaurants in Yangon having been closed to dine in guests for the past 2 months, lockdown was a good time for me to rediscover…

Penang’s Best Bars; Where & What To Drink In Georgetown.

Whilst Penang has lost none of its unique, heritage charm in the 8 years since I last visited, there has been a mini explosion of hipster bars and boutique restaurants around Georgetown and I really enjoyed our nightly bar crawls across the city. Here are my favourite places to enjoy a cocktail in Georgetown Out…

Where To Eat in Georgetown, Penang.

It seems hard to believe that I was eating my way around Penang less than 6 weeks ago, a fortuitously timed last hurrah before travel restrictions and strict quarantine rules came into place across much of south east Asia. Penang is, as any self respecting person living, or travelling in south east Asia should be…

Delivery Options During Thingyan 2020, Yangon, Myanmar

Whilst many restaurants will be closed for the Thingyan break, a growing number of businesses are deciding to stay open for much, if not all of the upcoming holidays (April 10-19th) Thingyan this year coincides with a government recommended “lockdown” asking people to stay at home, apart from necessary visits to purchase food & medicine….

Covid-19 Pre-Lockdown Online Shopping in Yangon, Myanmar.

Whilst cases of Covid-19 in Myanmar are currently low (21 to date) with local hospitals already stretched to capacity, and less than 200 generators in the whole country (population 53 million, compared to 5,900 ventilators in the UK, with a population of 66 million, and experts estimating the UK needs at least 20,000 to handle…

Three Blue Ducks, The Farm, Byron Bay, Australia.

As the friends who in was staying with live just an hour from Byron Bay, they kindly agreed to drive me down there for the day so I could Hemsworth brother hunt see the sights, and enjoy a delicious lunch at “The Farm” just 10 minutes outside of Byron itself. The Farm is principally a…

Rick Shores, Burleigh Heads, The Gold Coast, Australia.

With an unbeatable beachside location in chi-chi Burleigh Heads, Pan-Asian restaurant Rick Shores is one of the Gold Coasts most highly regarded, and famous restaurants. The restaurant is designed to maximise those stunning beachfront views and although it was a dull, overcast day when I visited, the restaurant was still flooded with natural light and…

Gerard’s Bistro, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, Australia.

It will come as no surprise that the first thing I do when booking flights somewhere, is to research my destinations dining scene, and as Gerard’s Bistro in Brisbane came highly recommend by several friends, it didn’t take much Insta-stalking to put them firmly at the top of my Brisbane Must-Eats. Combining the flavours of…

Nouri, Amoy Street, Singapore.

  Coming in at 39 on Asias 50 Best restaurants, and with One Michelin Star, I had high hopes for my long overdue meal at Nouri in Singapore, and it exceeded every one of them. Chef & part owner Ivan Brehm boasts an impressive pedigree having spent 4 years working in the developmental kitchen at…

Nam Su Shan Teahouse, Bogalayzay Street, Yangon.

After a delicious and very successful pop up at Rangoon Teahouse, Nam Su Shan Teahouse opened towards the end of last year, in the site that was formerly home to Buthee & Mr Wok . They have done a beautiful job on the refit, with a cosy upstairs dining area on their mezzanine, open kitchen,…

Min Lan Rakhine Seafood, Various Locations, Yangon.

Min Lan Seafood, serving Rakhine food, is probably the most famous seafood restaurant group in Yangon, with several locations across the city. Seating is mostly outside, so this is the perfect time of year to visit and take advantage of the slightly cooler weather we have been enjoying of late. Their extensive menu consists of…