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St Regis Hotel Langkawi

Before embarking on this tropical holiday to one of Malaysia's most beautiful and jaw-dropping destinations, I had never actually heard of Langkawi before. When the opportunity presented itself to visit Langkawi on the way back...

Taste Riverina

Central NSW is largely unchartered territory for me -- I've always heard about The Riverina region being the food bowl of Australia but to really see it, meet the people, hear the stories, and taste...
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Fiji Friday: South Pacific Food & Wine Festival Dinner with Manu Feildel

There's no escaping the Manu Feildel madness even if you're as far away as Fiji. Food lovers, women and kids everywhere have fallen for this charming chef. I was lucky enough to have him...

Waldorf Astoria Beijing – Brasserie 1893

Many know Beijing as the city home to China’s first ever Olympic Games back in 2008, but it is so much more than that! Beijing acts as a cultural and political hub and is...
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Fiji Friday: South Pacific Food & Wine Festival Dinner with Robert Oliver

One of the most hyped dinners at the South Pacific Food & Wine Festival were the degustations by Robert Oliver. As mentioned in my April newsletter, Robert Oliver's cookbook, Me'a Kai features the cuisine...
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Banyan Tree Ungasan + Bali Bucket List

The love affair between Australians and Bali is undeniable. Over the last 10 years, the number of Australians travelling to Indonesia grew by 416% to over 1.2 million trips in the last financial year! While Reality TV shows...

Goonoo Goonoo Station and Glasshouse Restaurant, Tamworth

Having opened only recently in November 2016, Goonoo Goonoo Station (pronounced gun-a-gun-oo) has rapidly been building its reputation as a sort of one-stop-shop for wedding and corporate events, with excellent dining and accommodation facilities...
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The temple of literature & a shrimp cake restaurant in Hanoi

The Temple of Literature was founded in 1070 by Emperor Ly Thanh Tong to honour those of high academic achievement. Vietnam's first university was established here 6 years later...
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Inflight meals on Vietnam Airlines

Food I ate on Vietnam Airlines... flying from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi and back:
Delicately poached chicken is served at room temperature with a portion of fragrant rice, and a selection of condiments

The Myth of Hainanese Chicken Rice + Recipe and Recommendations

In the food world, Singapore is almost synonymous with Chicken Rice, which - in Singapore - is known as Hainanese Chicken Rice. This has been cause for much confusion for me growing up -...

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