Postcards: Zaanse Schans & Haarlem

For those with a little time in their hands, a day trip to Zaanse Schans from Amsterdam might be worth your while if getting your eyes on the iconic Dutch windmills is on your bucket list. It is a touristy destination, but where else are you going to see people make clogs, Delft ware and … Continue reading

Guide to Amsterdam, Netherlands

Finishing up in Copenhagen, my next stop would be Amsterdam where I would stay for close to a week in my sister’s apartment, before we jet off to the sands of Morocco. I came to Amsterdam this time round with fairly low expectations, with my first visit 2012 leaving behind an imprinted generalisation of a … Continue reading

Eating in Copenhagen: Kokkeriet

This will be a photographic reel of my meal at Kokkeriet in Copenhagen. [Kokkeriet] Where: Kronprinsessegade 64, 1306 København K When: Tues – Sat (dinner) Contact: +45 3315 2777 World ranking: 1 Michelin star. Menu: Small menu 11 courses (900DKK, approx. $170AUD). The larger menu is available at $1200DKK, for additional 4 courses. P.S. this … Continue reading

Guide to Copenhagen, Denmark

The capital of Denmark, Copenhagen would be the second leg of my most recent European escapade. In all honesty Copenhagen was at first not on my list of top places to visit – for what reason I do not know. The lure of exciting world class Nordic cuisine (see: Geranium), flashy architecture, and being home to centuries old fairy … Continue reading

Eating in Copenhagen: Geranium

Nothing in Scandinavia is cheap, especially and most certainly not food. But that did not stop Ravenous and his partner in crime from dining on some of Copenhagen’s finest food, from sleek Nordic cocktail bars, to the infamous open sandwiches, Danish butter creations and of course some Michelin starred institutes. This first post on Geranium, … Continue reading

France through a viewfinder: Paris

Note. Postcard shots from each stop on my trip in France will follow as a parallel series alongside Devouring France. Whilst winter may have dawned on Paris, with a cloudy gloom veiled over the streets for much of the days, one will never grow tired of its beautiful canvas. Although I did revisit some of the … Continue reading

Devouring France: Paris

Quoting my own new year resolutions for 2014 – to eat better (*cough, healthier), be less stressed, be more industrious and write more – I have certainly ticked the first 3 items, but have taken quite a long break from blogging (3 months to be exact), for which I largely blame on writer’s block and … Continue reading

Paris: snapshots of nostalgia, Europe 2012

It has been some time since I trekked around Europe. Being busy and all, *ahem I only got around to posting half of the locations I had visited back in 2012. I have since been on several other trips (Vietnam & Japan), which makes it difficult to attempt any form of catchup. Not to mention … Continue reading

Driving through the Italian countryside

Driving through the northern Italian countryside we bask in the warm spring sun, and take in the rolling hills and lush greens. On our way to Venice we pass through the little town of Sirmione residing on the southern shoreline of Lake Garda. For a long time, Sirmione was a favourite resort for rich families … Continue reading

Postcards from Liechtenstein to Munich

A very quick and sweet postcard post driving through a tiny landlocked German-speaking country of Liechtenstein stopping briefly for a pitstop, before then heading for the second time into German terrain – the capital of Germany: Munich. We last saw Germany at Cologne and the small town St Goar on the Rhine. Munich is home to the … Continue reading

Postcards from Swiss Alps!

Switzerland is an incredibly picturesque country, with its beautiful towns,  mountainous terrain, lush vegetation and very deep blue skies. Everything ticks like clockwork, yet everything seems to inspire relaxation. I could really live here. A quick pitstop at the lakeside city of Lucerne and a sip of coffee, before heading up to Engelberg – one of … Continue reading

Espai Sucre – dessert degustation (Barcelona, Spain)

“Sobar” with salt, lime and basil

Imagine this… You have just finished an incredible Spanish feast, stand up with a plump satisfaction to complete the monetary exchange. You wind around the narrow cobblestone pathways of the old Gothic quarter, sidestepping the occasional intoxicated rambler, and reminiscing on the still tangible flavours lingering on your palate. Turning a few corners, the well-trodden … Continue reading

Tapeo Anem de Tapes (Barcelona, Spain)

After reading all about the fine eateries at the pinnacle of the culinary pyramid around Spain, a stop on the Iberian peninsula was a must for my Europe travels. Although San Sebastian with its insane concentration of top restaurants with three in the top 10 restaurants ranked by S.Pellegrino, it would have been my ideal … Continue reading

Snapshot of Europe: Barcelona!

In line with the string of Spanish themed posts this month, I shall dislocate the chronology of my Europe travel posts and bring on the Barcelona series. It was only a very brief few days in Barcelona, but felt like I ate a tonne of food, walked a million miles under the warm-almost-sweltering Spring weather, … Continue reading

Snapshot of Europe: Cologne & St Goar

To give myself a little break from writing and showcase how pictures truly can be worth a thousand words, here is a reel of the beautiful German metropolitan of Cologne and small town Sankt Goar seated on the breathtaking tide of the Rhine river. Inside the beautiful Kolner Dom. German pretzels anyone? And schnitzels of … Continue reading

Snapshot of Europe: Brussels & Amsterdam

One of the first stops after London, would be a short ferry ride across the English channel to Brussels and Amsterdam. Part of this trip I took was with a tour, so things were a little rushed and I may not have eaten all the things or all the places on my checklist, but there … Continue reading

Snapshot of Europe: Stonehenge & Bath

More than 150 kilometres drive out of London, this old city was built by the Romans in early AD60’s as a luxury retreat. Though only ruins of the early Roman baths now remain, this is nonetheless a beautiful city with stunning Georgian architecture and a bounty of quirky little shops and markets scattered across the city. … Continue reading

Snapshots of Europe: London, UK

This is meant to be a snapshot of my time in Europe, and no doubt a very, very small snapshot of all the photographs I have taken (approximately 6000 photographs, at about 100GB of data, not counting all the ‘clicks‘  I had culled on the way). I will try my best to recommend places that … Continue reading

The Ledbury << World’s No.14 best restaurant of 2012

Before I begin, I shall digress with a few photos of the beautiful suburb The Ledbury is located in: Notting Hill. If and when you do visit (of course you must) it is worthwhile spending some time exploring Portobello market. It is full of antiques, interesting knick knacks, excellent cafes and loads of fresh produce. … Continue reading

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    Unpleasant: damn upset my desire to eat

    Average: palatable but many shortcomings

    Yummy: a pleasant experience

    Yummy +1: mouth-watering like rain

    Yummy +2: exquisite flavours that hit all the right notes

    Divine: sheer culinary perfection!

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