Atlas Bar in Singapore

25 May 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Bon appétit Reading Time:  9 minutes

Gin Tower © Dayana Rizal

Gin Tower © Dayana Rizal

Occupying the ground floors of Parkview Square in Singapore, the highly acclaimed bar specializing in gin was opened on 25 March 2017. Within the same year, Atlas bar landed itself the 15th spot on the World’s Best Bars list. It also won the ‘Highest New Entry’ title. In 2018, it moved up 7 spots to 8th. In 2019, Atlas Bar ranked 5th on the Asia’S 50 Best Bars list representing Singapore in the Top 10 alongside Manhattan Bar, Native Cocktail Bar and Jigger and Pony. Atlas was founded by Vicky Hwang, Managing Director of Chyau Fwu Development Singapore and granddaughter of CS Hwang who is the founder of the property firm, Chyau Fwu Group.   read more…


19 May 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Bon appétit Reading Time:  7 minutes

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© Nesnad/cc-by-2.5

Sushi is a Japanese dish of prepared vinegared rice (sushi-meshi), usually with some sugar and salt, plus a variety of ingredients (neta), such as vegetables, and any meat, but most commonly seafood (often raw but can be cooked). Styles of sushi and its presentation vary widely, but the one key ingredient is “sushi rice”, also referred to as shari, or sumeshi.   read more…

Fish and Chips

12 May 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Bon appétit Reading Time:  11 minutes

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© LoopZilla/cc-by-sa-3.0

Fish and chips is a hot dish consisting of fried fish in batter, served with chips. The dish originated in England, where these two components had been introduced from separate immigrant cultures; it is not known who combined them. Often considered Britain’s national dish, fish and chips is a common takeaway food in numerous other countries, particularly English-speaking and Commonwealth nations.   read more…


5 May 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Bon appétit Reading Time:  20 minutes

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© – Oskari Kettunen/cc-by-2.0

An empanada is a type of baked or fried turnover consisting of pastry and filling, common in Spain, other Southern European countries, Latin American countries, and the Philippines. The name comes from the Spanish empanar (to bread, i.e., to coat with bread), and translates as ‘breaded’, that is, wrapped or coated in bread. They are made by folding dough over a filling, which may consist of meat, cheese, tomato, corn, or other ingredients, and then cooking the resulting turnover, either by baking or frying.   read more…

Salade niçoise

28 April 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, French Riviera, Bon appétit, Paris / Île-de-France Reading Time:  6 minutes

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© Denkhenk/cc-by-sa-3.0

Salade niçoise (Occitan: salada niçarda, or salada nissarda in the Niçard dialect; Italian: insalata nizzarda) is a salad that allegedly originated in the French city of Nice. However, there is no source evidence for this view; the oldest known recipes come from Paris. It is traditionally made of tomatoes, hard-boiled eggs, Niçoise olives and anchovies or tuna, dressed with olive oil, or in some historical versions, a vinaigrette. It has been popular worldwide since the early 20th century, and has been prepared and discussed by many chefs. Delia Smith called it “one of the best combinations of salad ingredients ever invented” and Gordon Ramsay said that “it must be the finest summer salad of all”.   read more…

Bubba Gump Shrimp Company

27 April 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Bon appétit Reading Time:  3 minutes

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© – Prayitno/cc-by-2.0

Bubba Gump Shrimp Company is an American seafood restaurant chain inspired by the 1994 film Forrest Gump. As of October 2022, 35 Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. restaurants operate worldwide. 22 of these locations are in the United States, four are in Mexico, three are in Japan, and one each are in Mainland China, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, Indonesia, Canada and Qatar. The company is based in Houston, Texas, and has been a division of Landry’s Restaurants since 2010.   read more…


21 April 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Bon appétit, UNESCO World Heritage Reading Time:  6 minutes

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© Picanteria karol/cc-by-sa-4.0

Ceviche, cebiche, sebiche, or seviche is a dish consisting of fish or shellfish marinated in citrus and seasonings, recognized by UNESCO as an expression of Peruvian traditional cuisine and Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, although different versions of ceviche are part of the culinary culture of various Spanish-American countries along the Pacific Ocean where each one is native: Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama and Peru. In Peru it is also considered a flagship dish and cultural heritage.   read more…

Hard Rock Cafe

18 April 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Bon appétit, London, Miami / South Florida Reading Time:  8 minutes

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London © Adz2042/cc-by-sa-4.0

Hard Rock Cafe, Inc. is a chain of theme bar-restaurants, memorabilia shops, casinos and museums founded in 1971 by Isaac Tigrett and Peter Morton in London. In 1979, the cafe began covering its walls with rock and roll memorabilia, a tradition which expanded to others in the chain. In 2007, Hard Rock Cafe International (USA), Inc. was sold to the Seminole Tribe of Florida and was headquartered in Orlando, Florida, until April 2018, when the corporate offices were relocated to Davie, Florida. As of July 2018, Hard Rock International has venues in 74 countries, including 172 bar or cafe-restaurants, 37 hotels, and 11 casinos.   read more…

Brasserie Lipp in Paris

15 April 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Bon appétit, Paris / Île-de-France Reading Time:  4 minutes

Brasserie Lipp © - Daniel Cruz Valle/cc-by-2.0

Brasserie Lipp © – Daniel Cruz Valle/cc-by-2.0

Brasserie Lipp is a brasserie located at 151 Boulevard Saint-Germain in the 6th arrondissement of Paris. It sponsors an annual literary prize, the Prix Cazes, named for a previous owner.   read more…

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