#OnTheRadar: Aman New York

The hustle and bustle in Manhattan’s urban jungle will turn to an enjoyable peace once you enter the luxurious premises of Aman New York. Set to be open its doors in spring 2021, this brand new Aman property will hover above the dynamic Fifth Avenue and 57th Street in Manhattan’s momentous Crown Building. Designed by project architect Jean-Michel

#OnTheRadar: Dive Deep Into Europe’s First Undersea Restaurant

Photo credit: Snøhetta Within the cobalt surface, the ocean holds otherworldly magic that never ceases to astound thalassophiles. With Under in Lindesnes, Norway, Europe's first – and arguably world's coolest – underwater restaurant, discerning diners slash ocean lovers will get to indulge in their love for fine dining whilst diving deep into the underwater realm

#OnTheRadar: Indulge In Your Love For Ice Cream Here at Museum of Ice Cream Singapore

Photo credit: Museum of Ice Cream When it comes to everyone's go-to summer dessert, 9 out of 10 times the answer is ice cream.  It's a well-beloved dessert, a crowd pleaser and a wonderful refreshment all year round for both kids and adults alike. Whether it's the regular ice cream, ultra-creamy gelato, soft serve, frozen

#OnTheRadar: These Are Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2022

Photo credit: Odette  One could say that what happened recently at the 2022 Oscars really stole the limelight from many noteworthy events that took place in the same period. For fine dining fanatics, the announcement, on March 29, of Asia's 50 Best Restaurants 2022, was probably juicier than an Oscar controversy. Featuring celebrated restaurants from

#OnTheRadar: These Are The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2021

Photo credit: Noma Sure, the reveal event of iPhone 13, the launch of Instagram Reels and Covid-19 vaccine rollout undeniably got us thrilled with joy but as food aficionados, nothing got us more excited this year than the announcement of The World's 50 Best Restaurants 2021 revealed on October 5, 2021.   For many, the prestigious

#OnTheRadar: These Are The World’s 50 Best Bars 2021

Photo credit: The Connaught Calling all drink devotees, here's another news to cap off 2021 on the right note.  The full list of winners of The World's 50 Best Bars 2021, sponsored by Perrier was announced last night (Tuesday, 7 December 2021) from the live awards ceremony in London.  Gracing the top two berths are

#OnTheRadar: These Are The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2022

Image credit: Restaurant Geranium These days, many teens post videos of themselves reacting to positive college application results. The elation we felt when The World's 50 Best Restaurants 2022 were revealed, was that of a pre-university youngster learning that he/she is heading to Harvard. Our hearts were beaming with joy – oh so much joy!

#PeopleOnRadar: New York City Guide By Andrew Brown

"I love New York because it is a vibrant, multi-cultural city. It truly has everything you need- except for premiership soccer and Formula One!" says Andrew Brown, a British-born, New York-based CEO of myGemma and WP Diamonds.  Just a little tap into his global luxury resale shop. myGemma is an online oasis for exceptional, hard-to-find

#RadarList: 5 Restaurants You Need To Visit When In Rio De Janeiro

Photo credit: @ restaurantelasai @gabrielpalatnicfoto January River or the city we know as Rio de Janeiro is not a hidden gem, but it is nevertheless a treasure trove for those who know how to appreciate it.  Unlike any other city, Rio is the type of host that comes and greets you with its larger-than-life charm

#RadarList: 5 Spectacular Sundowner Spots in Mykonos, Greece

Photo credit: Johnny Chen via Unsplash Among a few good news received this year, Greece opening for tourism is one of them. And for those who are hunting for the best attractions and restaurants to plan the perfect itinerary, here is our list of stunning bars and restaurants perfect for sundowners and sunsets in Mykonos.

#RadarList: Breakfast With A Picture-Postcard View In Italy

Photo credit: Sander Crombach via Unsplash What’s probably posher and cooler than Breakfast at Tiffany’s is breakfast with a view. Yes, the food is undeniably the main player in any meal but let’s face it; a picturesque view that comes with it can always take it up a notch.  With globetrotters around the world flocking

#RadarList: Dreamy Valentine’s Dining Deals In Bangkok For Your Special Someone

Photo credit: Carlton Hotel Bangkok Sukhumvit Although we may have had experienced other struggles during the pandemic, one thing the lock-down afforded us is possibly more time with our loved ones at home. While we might have cooked and shared meals with our loved ones more in the past year, it is also refreshing to

#RadarList: Garden Cafes In Bangkok For A Lush Escape

Photo credit: Patom Organic Living For city dwellers living in the concrete forest of Bangkok, sometimes all you really need is a green space to reset and relax the mind.  And although the Big Mango isn’t one of the greenest cities in the world, the city is actually dotted throughout with urban green spaces, from

#RadarList: Great Doughnut Spots In Bangkok We Absolutely A-Dough

Photo credit: CREAM by Flour Flour When it comes to doughnut business, Bangkok doesn't take it lightly.  In recent years, the Big Mango's dessert scene has been blessed with cool-new doughnut haunts where bakers are frying up fresh sweet golden-brown doughs for doughnut devotees daily. Some are topped and filled the traditional way, with shiny

#RadarList: New Hong Kong Cafes To Satisfy Your Inner Cafe Geek

Photo credit: Pane e Latte The wonderful thing about cafes? They mostly embody the characters of a bar, a restaurant and a coffee shop; they serve up mean concocted drinks (although it’s mostly caffeinated and non-alcohol), scrumptious substantial bites, snacks and desserts all with a side of relaxing, soul-calming vibes – not to mention their

#RadarList: New Hong Kong Restaurants – The Hottest Tables Right Now

Photo credit: Estro Like kids with new toys, nothing gets us more excited than the openings of new restaurants with cool, drool-inducing concepts.  This month, Hong Kong’s dining scene is blossoming with new eateries to treat your taste buds. So for those who are living in or planning to travel to the Fragrant Harbour, here

#RadarList: New Restaurants and Cafes in Singapore that should be on your radar

Photo credit: Clan 7 Chinese Restaurant Checking out new restaurants to us often feels like checking out new cities; it’s reminiscent of stepping into a new territory where unknown – and delicious – wonders await. That’s what makes it so fun and exciting.  And it seems like the past few months Singapore has welcomed a

#RadarList: Plant-based Restaurants In Bali You Need To Try

Photo credit: KYND COMMUNITY With cities around the world dotted with great vegetarian and vegan restaurants (which bless the world with accessible plant-based food for all), it's safe to say these establishments have proven there's more to the plant-based cuisine than just pale, unappetizing tofu dishes and humdrum salads; the veggie-centred, meat-free fare really gets

#RadarList: Private Dining Spots in Mykonos For When You Crave For Scrumptious Exclusivity

Photo credit: Santa Marina Mykonos Exclusive anything has a special ring to those who hear it. But for foodies – like us – nothing screams exclusive in the best possible and most delicious way like private dining.  A zone free of buzzkill crowds, of loud children and of neglected service problems often found in a

#RadarList: Stockholm’s Cosiest Dining Experience

Photo credit: Villa Godthem Whilst the last bit of summer is still with us in Stockholm, one thing we commit to doing apart from sunbathing and sailing the beautiful Stockholm Archipelago is getting caffeinated and dining at our favourite cafes and restaurants, spending hours relishing the scrumptious summer spread each venue has to offer with

#RadarList: These Hong Kong Cake Shops Offer A Slice Of Sugary Heaven

Photo credit: Butter Cake Shop Hong Kong If cakes are your happiness, then these Hong Kong cake shops will make your heart explode with joy.  From classic cakes to cupcakes and cakesicles, these sugar-fueled shops offer all forms of cakes that your inner sugar monster could possibly crave.  Butter Cake Shop  https://www.instagram.com/p/CPSPRPpjsko/ When it comes

#RadarReview: Chakrabongse Villas, Gem Address Along Chao Phraya River

We’re a month away from finally closing 2020, and the most wonderful time of the year is just around the corner. Spending the upcoming holiday season might be a little different this time, but if there’s one way to fast forward the stress of 2020, that is to unwind with a much-deserved Christmas #staycation. While

#RadarReview: Courtyard by Marriott Phuket Town Is A Food Haven Within A Food Haven

Rainy mid-November came like a party crasher and as we were looking for a city escape away from the wet and windy shores of Phuket, there was a launch of Courtyard by Marriott Phuket Town, the perfect fly-and-flop destination nestled in the heart of Phuket Town, just right next to Surin Circle Clock Tower. With

#RadarReview: Dom Pérignon x Lady Gaga Limited Edition Rosé Vintage 2006

Photo credit: Dom Pérignon/Nick Knight With Lady Gaga receiving rave reviews for her performance in Ridley Scott’s  House of Gucci, it seems apt to highlight her recent collaboration with the Champagne House of Dom Pérignon. Part of the Creator’s Platform series, which has previously featured American singer-songwriter Lenny Kravitz, this limited edition series (released in

#RadarReview: Gravner Ribolla 2010

TASTING DATE : 19 AUGUST 2020, SINGAPORE Josko Gravner’s Ribolla is more than just a white wine from Italy’s Friuli Venezia Giulia region (not far from Slovenia). Made using the ancient winemaking technique of fermenting wine in huge ceramic vessels known as amphoras, Gravner is using a winemaking process that dates back to 6000BC. What

#RadarReview: Gusborne Brut Reserve 2015

As I watched the live telecast of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral on television,   I popped open a bottle of Gusbourne’s Brut Reserve 2015. With grapes located in Kent and West Sussex, the estate grows the traditional Champagne grape varietals of Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay.  Proudly produced in Britain it seemed

#RadarReview: Lunch Doesn’t Have To Be Humdrum, Especially Here At Chef Pom Chinese Cuisine By Todd

Ever since we dined at Chef Pom Chinese Cuisine By Todd in Bangkok, we’ve been craving for their Shrimp Shumai, Barbecued Pork Rice Noodle Rolls and juice-dripping Xiao Long Bao.  Naturally, a collaboration between heavyweights like Chef Thanarak "Pom" Chuto (Thailand's celebrated Chinese fare master) and Piti "Todd" Bhirombhakdi (the mastermind behind Boon Rawd Brewery

#RadarReview: Newly Restored Raffles Hotel Singapore

Old world charm meets modern day chic at the recently restored Raffles Hotel.  With interiors designed by famed interior designer Alexandra Champalimaud. the neo-renaissance hotel, built in 1887 by Swan & MacLaren, has survived the modernisation of Singapore and reinvented itself for the next generation of travellers.  The grande dame is currently offering staycations to avail

#RadarReview: Ornellaia 2000

TASTING DATE : 19 AUGUST 2020, SINGAPORE A glass of Ornellaia always gives pleasure.  This 2000 did not disappoint. Aromas of black plum, baked fruits with beautiful secondary and tertiary notes of mushroom, smoke, cloves, cooked fruit, and tobacco greeted you on the nose.  The palate was soft, fine, clean with elegant tannins.  With an

#RadarReview: Staycation At The Murray Hong Kong

Speaking of my favorite hotels in Hong Kong, The Murray is one of them. Why? I have already fallen in love with this building even before stepping in. A classic match of gold and white, with the iconic arched colonnade, welcomes you in the building that is full of history. You will find a Pink

#RadarReview: Stellar Dishes At Jhol, Based On The Type Of Eater You Are

The spice-blossoming feast of our dreams is here at Jhol Bangkok. Piloted by Chef Hari Nayak (an established cookbook author, restauranteur and mastermind behind Priyanka Chopra's NYC restaurant "SONA"), Jhol serves up Indian Coastal fare, with a creative spin.  “I want to showcase the glorious coastal cuisine from southern India I grew up eating. There

#RadarReview: Vin de Constance 2016

Vin de Constance by Klein Constantia in Cape Town South Africa is today being heralded as one of the greatest sweet wines in the world.  It is perhaps the only sweet wine in the Southern hemisphere that is mentioned by Charles Dickens and Jane Austen in their writings (“The Mystery of Edwin Drood” and “Sense

#RadarReview: You May Never Look At Seafood The Same Way Again After Savelberg

There's "fishy" business going on here at Savelberg.  The one-Michelin-starred restaurant with a focus on contemporary French cuisine sprinkled with Dutch flair serves up sensational seafood-focused dishes that may convert a seafood hater into a lover and, in parallel, a lover into a die-hard seafood fan.  Owner and Head Chef Henk Savelberg is deeply religious

#UnderTheRadar: Boracay Hangout Spots with Snap-worthy Menu and Views to Visit on Your Next Trip

MANILA, Philippines – While the current state of the world is as chaotic as it is stress-inducing, something to look forward to are vacation trips to the beach when this is all over.  And when it comes to beaches, it is nearly impossible not to mention Boracay in the Philippines. A perennial favorite among travelers,

72 Hours in Visby

There is something about the light in this magical place, not too warm, not too bright, romantic in a sense, just right to fall in love at first sight. Visby in Gotland has been on our radar for the past three years even before got here. Every local we meet would recommend us to experience

Battle of the Bistros

Bistro: in its original Parisian incarnation, a bistro is a small restaurant serving French home-style cooking and wine at a moderate price and in a modest yet welcoming setting. In the past few weeks, Hong Kong Island has seen no less than three French bistro opening their doors, all three of them being fully booked

Brunch For Brunchers: Hot Spots In Hong Kong For Your Favourite Meal

Photo credit: TokyoLima Brunchers, who live or are currently planning a trip to Hong Kong, this article is for you. Here are some of our favourite brunch spots in Hong Kong, where you can indulge in everything, from avocado toast to hollandaise-soaked eggs benedict.  Kinship  Photo credit: Kinship  If your picture-perfect idea of brunch involves

Cool Tables: Great New Bangkok Restaurants To Have On Your Radar

Photo credit: Victoria by Cocotte Cool, new, drool-worthy restaurants get us excited like kids getting new toys.  This month, Bangkok’s dining scene is blossoming with new eateries. Those who are living in or planning to travel to the Land of Smiles, should take note of these newly-opened restaurants. Victoria by Cocotte Photo credit: Victoria by

Cool Tables: Great New Singapore Restaurants To Have On Your Radar

Photo credit: Sol & Luna  Cool, new, drool-worthy restaurants get us excited like kids getting new toys.  This month, Singapore’s dining scene is blossoming with new eateries. Those who are living in or planning to travel to Lion City should take note of these newly-opened restaurants. GOHO Kaiseki & Bar Photo credit: GOHO Kaiseki &

Cool Tables: Great New Singapore Restaurants To Have On Your Radar 

Photo credit: Lumbre Singapore  Cool, new, drool-worthy restaurants get us excited like kids getting new toys.  This month, Singapore’s dining scene is blossoming with new eateries. Those who live in or are planning to travel to the Lion City should take note of these newly-opened restaurants. Nobu Singapore Photo credit: Nobu Singapore The Japanese celebrated

Cool Tables: London’s Exciting New Restaurants And Bakeries to Thrill Your Tastebuds

Photo credit: Facing Heaven  Despite the pandemic, the restaurant scene in London is brimming with exciting openings. Even better, they satisfy every kind of craving and cater to various diets. Here are four hot spots that should be on your radar list.  Facing Heaven https://www.instagram.com/p/CbAL_f9IPwI/ If you’re an addict of anything that comes with Sichuan

Cool Tables: New Hong Kong Restaurants To Have On Your Radar

Photo credit: Chinesology  New, drool-worthy restaurants always get us excited like kids getting new toys.  This month, Hong Kong’s dining scene is blossoming with new eateries. Another great news is that, on April 21, Hong Kong finally eased its COVID-19 restrictions. Restaurants can now stay open until 10 pm, with dining-in allowed for up to

Cool Tables: New Restaurants In Kuala Lumpur To Have On Your Radar

Photo credit: Shin’Labo by James Won New, drool-worthy restaurants always get us excited like kids getting new toys.  Kuala Lumpur’s dining scene has been blossoming with new eateries. With Malaysia easing their travel restrictions (fully vaccinated travellers no longer need to go through pre-departure or on-arrival tests), visitors can now travel to the city and

Dog-friendly Afternoon Tea In London – Pawfect Spots For Both The Pooch And The Hooman

Photo credit: The Egerton House Hotel  Looking for a tea-rific afternoon tea spot in London where you can bring your furry, four-legged buddies along? Check out our list of dog-friendly tearooms to find a space where you can indulge your love for scones whilst your pooch is treated like royalty. These venues care as much

Don’t Tell Anyone You’ve Been To Crete Without Visiting These Restaurants

Crete is no stranger to Thalassophiles. Apart from being Greece's largest island and the 5th largest island in the Mediterranean, Crete is a sacred place for wave worshippers, sea seekers, history-hungry travellers and food devotees. This is thanks to its spectrum of spectacular beaches kissed by crystal-clear water, historic sites and gold-standard restaurants, that offer

Fall Tablescape Ideas To Impress Your Guests This Thanksgiving

Photo credit: Unsplash/Virginia Simionato When it comes to Thanksgiving, the number one thing that usually gets people stressed out the most is the pressure for cooking up a picture-perfect, golden-standard feast for friends and family.  However, setting up a wow-worthy table is one of the easiest ways to make sure you half-way win the hearts

Get Caffeinated At These Lovely Seoul Cafes On Our Radar

Photo credit: Montauk  Seoul seems to be packed with uniquely hip cafes practically every city’s nook and cranny and, now that South Korea reopens to tourists after two years, there’s no better time to check them out. Here are some of the best cafes in Seoul for all you cafe hoppers to hit up while

Hot Tables – New Hong Kong Restaurants On Our Radar (October)

Photo credit: The Upper House For those who are currently looking for new flavours to shake things up a bit this month, these new restaurants in Hong Kong sure will not disappoint with their scrumptious offerings.  This October, Hong Kong’s dining scene is blossoming with new eateries to treat your taste buds. So for discerning

Is Vegetable The New Sprinkle? Here’s How American Bakers Are Pushing Pastry World In A Greener Direction

Photo credit: Amy Shamblen via Unsplash American bakers are heading in a "greener" direction.  If you're a dessert-obsessed foodie like us, chances are you've seen some bizarre yet wonderful images of cakes, pies and pastries beautifully adorned with, not sprinkles or sugar, but vegetables! Yes, we're talking watermelon radishes, radicchio, carrots, cucumbers, sweet basil and

Like Food With A View? These Bali Restaurants Offer That And More

Photo credit: Wild Air Ubud  With Bali no longer requiring fully vaccinated visitors to do quarantine and airport PCR tests, Bali now tops our must-visit destinations on #RadarList. Over the years, we've been keeping up with Bali’s food scene and if you're planning to visit Bali this summer, check out our list of restaurants, with

Quarantine Craving Fix: CREATIVE MEAL KITS FROM YOUR FAVORITE MANILA RESTAURANTS

With more people stuck at home due to the Covid-19 pandemic, food takeout and delivery services have become so common. While the current outbreak might have been the toughest challenge the food industry have ever had to face, it does illustrate the amazing resilience and out of bounds creativity of the restaurants.  To meet the

RadarList: UK-based Food Bloggers That Are Currently On Our Radar

Photo credit: Aneta Voborilova via Unsplash In the technology-ruled era where a cooking class can easily be found – fun and free – on the internet, there’s really no need to break the bank going to Le Cordon Bleu or CIA. YouTube and social media have become the platform for great cooks across the world

The #FoodieBFFs Guide: 5 Gourmet Destinations In The Black Forest For Those Planning A Trip To Germany

Photo credit: Franz Keller Last November, the luxury branding expert Rachel Carrasco and oenophile Nicola Lee took advantage of the Singapore-Germany Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) for a five-day quarantine-free trip to the Black Forest region. As the home to Michelin-starred restaurants and stellar wineries, it’s no wonder our #FoodieBFFs chose the destination for their first

The Foodie-BFFs’ Guide To Singapore Restaurants You’ll Want To Visit During The Travel Bubble

Looking at Rachel Carrasco and Nicola Lee’s long list of accolades, it is easy to conclude why the pair ended up as self-described ‘best food buddies’. Rachel is a luxury branding expert and the founder of experiential marketing agency RACHE, known for managing top wines and spirits brands, while Nicola is a distinguished member of

The Hari Hong Kong: A Home for the Aesthetes

The latest addition to Hong Kong’s beautiful line-up of heritage hotel brands, The Hari has been on our radar for quite a while now. Named after the late Hari Harilela,  father of Dr. Aron Harilela, the CEO and Chairman of the Harilela Group, the hotel comes strongly anchored family values but with a smell of

These Bakeries In New York Offer Wow-Worthy Bites

Photo credit: Sweet Rehab/Nicole Franzen Eating healthy is something many of us strive to do. So when it comes to dessert o'clock for us sweet devotees, the treat has to be worth the calories the same way an occasion has to be special enough to crack open an expensive bottle of wine.   Here's our roundup

These Cake Shops On Our #RadarList Are Transforming The Way We Look At Cakes

Photo credit: @dreamcaketestkitchen/Hyun Jung Jun  Cake, ah, what a marvellous creation. Cloud-like sponges and melt-in-your-mouth frosting certainly do make for a perfect dessert. We just can't get enough.  Most of the time, classics like red velvet cake, victoria sponge cake, carrot cake and the dark and delicious brownie get the job done, but after years

These Chocolate Brands Will Change The Way You Eat & Buy Chocolate

Photo credit: Endangered Species Chocolate Someone once said "chocolate is cheaper than therapy," and for us chocolate devotees, we've found that to be true.  Chocolate, to many, is medicine; heavenly food that can cure any heartache, bad days or emotional pain. But let's admit it; not all chocolate is made equal – both in quality

Transport Yourself To Italy, France or Even China At These 4 Bangkok Gems

Photo credit: Café Claire This month, we've been eating our weight in Bangkok's stellar restaurants and bakeries. The city boasts an abundance of restaurants, cafes, bars and bakeries to choose from, not to mention new venues that continue to pop up like wild mushrooms every month. Although we would love to mention them all, here are

VIDEO: Stockholm #Fakuras Favorites That Should Be on Your #Radar

Featured: First Two Episodes: Some time ago, I was lucky to be featured as a Global Filipino entrepreneur abroad by Lifestyle Network TV 24x 24, a part of the TFC channel. There are 8 episodes that aired weekly that have some of the noteworthy Fakuras favorites that should be on your Radar when visiting Stockholm.

What Famous Chefs Are Cooking Up And Eating This Holiday Season

Photo credit: Jed Owen via Unsplash Ever wonder what star-studded chefs are cooking up and eating during the festive season? The creative geniuses whose minds are behind a countless number of world-famous dishes are never on breaks. Not only do they make cooking their full-time job, but they also make cooking their pastime activity even

What’s on the Radar, Bangkok?

Four Highly Anticipated Hotel Openings in Bangkok City Thailand, the country that is currently revered for handling the situation with the COVID-19 pandemic well, #staycation and #eatcation has been trending for the locals and foreign travelers stuck in town. Hotels that are leading the pace are the ones who are quick to adapt by offering

When in Paris: These Cafés Should Be On Your Radar

Photo credit: Carette Paris In the past few years, the coffee excitement has come from cities such as Melbourne, Copenhagen, Seattle or Taipei. These cities renowned for their top-notch brews and innovative coffee-centric concepts could easily make the so Parisian “café crème” – an espresso served with a dash of cream or milk – look

Where To Wine and Dine In Bangkok This Festive Season 2021

Photo credit: Carlton Hotel Bangkok Sukhumvit For discerning diners living in the Big Mango, make it a Christmas to remember this year with memorable festive menus from some of our favourite venues in Bangkok.  Whether you want to cosy up with festive afternoon tea or take delight in Christmas Italian dinner, our list here is