It’s the middle of winter in Sydney and if you’re looking for a lovely meal to nourish the soul in a warm, inviting and cosy ambience, Bistro Mekong in Castlecrag is the place for you. Their inspired menu by countries along the mighty Mekong River – Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam offers flavoursome and bold dishes that will warm you up from cold winter nights.
Gathering a large group for a meal can be challenging.
People coming from different locations are inevitably held by Metro Manila traffic, and arrive at different times. Everyone has his own food preferences, and some are on diets — no carbs, no meat, high-protein, vegan, vegetarian. Ordering a la carte and trying to cater to everyone can be difficult.
There are millions of Filipinos who’ve made their homes outside the Philippines. They get homesick and often crave for Filipino cooking, or just miss conversing in their native language.
For stick-to-your-ribs grub, may I suggest a recent discovery: Tien Ma’s Taiwanese Cuisine at the vibrant Araneta Center in Cubao, Quezon City, Philippines.
With the horrible traffic jams within Metro Manila, one tends to avoid out-of-the-way restaurants. However, I happily make exceptions for gems like My Kitchen at The Oasis.
My Kitchen is in the little-known Oasis Park Hotel tucked into the curving narrow Belen street in Manila. It may as well be in Timbuktu, if you live in Quezon City and work in Pasig City, given the infuriating traffic jams around the metropolis! Yet for more than a couple of special occasions, we have chosen to celebrate here.
It has been a forever question battling it out between Sydney and Melbourne who owns the title as the foodie capital of Australia. I’d say it’s Sydney because I live in Sydney but if you ask a Melbournian, definitely the answer would be Melbourne. Fair dinkum!