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

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 Connaught Bar (#1, two […]

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

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 classic glaze, sweet-sour fruit jam and […]

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

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 its comforting and umami-packed […]

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#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 […]

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#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 […]

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#RadarReview: The Value Of Sommeliers And A Date With A Corsican Wine

Tasting Date: May 2021. The Butcher’s Block Sommeliers play such an important role in our dining experience. They introduce us to the latest wine trends and exciting new producers; curate wine lists that are varied and interesting; and offer an extensive selection of wines for their guests to choose from.  I had precisely such an […]

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#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 […]

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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 […]

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

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 even chili peppers! These bakers have […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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When in Paris: These Cafés Should Be On Your Radar

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 very old-school. But that […]

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Where To Wine and Dine In Bangkok This Festive Season 2021

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 a mix of everything you need […]

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