Padella, Borough Market, London.

I had read lots about Padella, (including this excellent review from Marina O’Loughlin in the Guardian) a small no-bookings pasta restaurant in Borough Market, and as I was meeting friends for drinks along the river, it seemed like the perfect place for a quick bite to eat en-route. The menu is short, but oh my…

Hla Day Social Enterprise, Pansodan, Yangon

Hla Day is a not for profit, social enterprise that works with small, local producers, many of whom are suffering from extreme poverty, disability or other social issues that place them at a disadvantage in their daily lives. They work carefully with their producers to craft quality, handmade products; often using  traditional skills in a…

Raffles Hotel Singapore.

Here in Asia, there are few hotels as famous as Raffles Hotel Singapore and I could not pass up the opportunity to spend a night there on my recent visit. Named after the British “founder” of Singapore, Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles, the hotel, originally a simple 10 room beachside villa, was founded by the Armenian…

Belmiros Pizza and Subs, Siem Reap.

Siem Reap would not be quite the same without the weekly Facebook updates from Tyler, the owner of Belmiros, informing everyone of their upcoming specials and I always look forward to seeing what eclectic dishes he has in store for us. From guilty pleasures like Chicago Deep Dish Stuffed Pizza or Spicy “PB&J” Chicken Wings to Portuguese…