Rustic & Blue, Chiang Mai

I always like restaurants that serve all-day breakfast and brunch. Maybe because having breakfast when it’s not actually the right time makes me feel laid back, like the day you’re up at 1 pm, lying on the bed until you realise that it’s already 3 pm and spring up from the comfy bed to whip up …

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Manorom, Chiang Rai

Chiang Rai is the northernmost province of Thailand. This year I had several chances to make an excursion to this charming city.  It is interesting to note that there have been, as far as I know, 4 cafés with similar themes being introduced in the recent years. All situated by the Kok River, they all are ensconced …

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Pied à Terre, London

Pied à Terre is a restaurant I've been wishing to try since the first time I saw the photos of their food with vivid, meticulous, and exquisite presentations. I could compare each of their plates with a piece of flamboyant abstract art. However, due to my time limitation, I had to wait for almost 2 years …

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David’s Kitchen, Chiang Mai

I've visited Chiang Mai countless times since I was a kid, but was recently surprised when my friend mentioned, David's Kitchen, and I've never heard of it before. I went there without doing any research and without much expectation. But that evening made a perpetual impression on me. The restaurant with such a simple name is by …

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Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester, London

As of 2015, there were 2 restaurants in London awarded with 3 Michelin Stars. One of them is Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, which is infamous for being extremely hard to book. The other is Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester, which I perceived to allow more flexibility for those with tight schedule like me. I was so lucky to …

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Le Relais de Venise, London

Almost every single Thai who doesn't mind eating beef and happens to visit London must have heard of this place, Le Relais de Venise. The concept of the restaurant is super simple yet intriguing. Only one prix fixe steak-frite set menu is served. And you can only choose the wine and the dessert. That may sound rather weird …

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