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London Hotspot Find: Rochelle Canteen

London Hotspot Find: Rochelle Canteen | meltingbutter.com

ROCHELLE CANTEEN, SHOREDITCH Eating lunch at Rochelle Canteen is strictly for those in the know or those with in the know friends. Entry into the restaurant is granted by buzzing an unmarked door nestled in the walls of an old Victorian school situated on Arnold Circus in Shoreditch. Stepping through the door, you’ll likely experience … Continue reading

Athens & Greek Islands city guide: A Greek local’s perspective

We were pretty excited when we found out our good friends Tim & Bri were getting married and I must admit I was even more excited when we found out it was going to be in Athens, Greece with an open invitation to crash part of their honeymoon in the Greek Islands – Hello Grecian … Continue reading

Los Angeles city guide: Embrace your inner LA (with an egg-white omelette)

I was certain I’d hate LA with its sprawling suburbs, endless driving and plastic people. And maybe I’d still hate to live there but as a New Yorker for the last almost-year without a proper holiday, a long weekend in LA was the perfect way to de-stress and re-energise. Sure, there are those LA cliché’s … Continue reading

New York City restaurant guide: Fifteen Favourites

It’s probably impossible to distil all NYC restaurants down to the best 15, but I’m ambitious so I’m going to go ahead and do it anyway.  Besides, it’s my blog so I can take it back if I change my mind. These restaurants are the top-15 that really impressed me in the 10 months I’ve … Continue reading

Amsterdam city guide: Why I love Amsterdam, the greatest little city in world

We finally did it. We moved to New York City! I’ve been so caught up in the excitement of the big move in the past months that it wasn’t till our last week in Amsterdam that I got to really reflect on what an amazing little city it really is and more importantly, what an … Continue reading

Paris city guide: What puts the “gay” in Gay-Paree

A couple weeks ago I was lucky enough to indulge in a girls-and-gay-best-friends weekend in Paris. The plan was to see and do as much as possible since one of the girls (Hoa) was a Paris virgin, but somehow we ended up spending most of our time at GBF’s place stuffing ourselves with foie gras … Continue reading

Berlin city guide: How to blend in with the cool people (or try to)

I jumped at the chance to spend this last weekend in Berlin with Mikee, who had been there all week schmoozing with industry folk at Bread & Butter. I was really in the mood for a dose of Berlin’s attitude; you know, cool, laid-back, edgy yet stylishly hedonistic – the kind of attitude that cool … Continue reading

Rio Hotspot Find: Market Ipanema Restaurant

Rio Hotspot Find: Market Ipanema Restaurant

The words “best lunch ever” were uttered as a result of the creative menu, fresh ingredients, young beautiful crowd and urban summer setting. Best bit: The strawberry, goat cheese, candied almond and green leaf salad with a pineapple mint and ginger juice. http://www.marketipanema.com.br/ Rua Visconde de Pirajá, 452 – Loja 01 Ipanema – Rio de … Continue reading

Vietnamese broken rice: if it’s broke don’t fix it, eat it.

During my 3 weeks in Adelaide I had a mild twice-a-week obsession – broken rice and avocado smoothies at a Van Restaurant. This is a Vietnamese restaurant tucked away in a quiet residential street deep in the inner-western suburbs of Adelaide where many Vietnamese settled in the mid-70s. It’s the kind of restaurant you’d never … Continue reading

Sushi eating tips I learned from Mr. Yasuda

Mackerel sushi - Sanma and Kibinago

Sushi Yasuda is hands down, the best sushi experience I have ever had. It’s probable that this is because I have yet to visit Japan, but this does not devalue my opinion as Mikee, who visits Tokyo frequently, makes the same claim. The restaurant is notoriously strict with reservations. Not only do you have to … Continue reading