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Best of Accidental Epicurean in 2013 - Asian eats, travels and favourite recipes

Best of Accidental Epicurean in 2013 – Asian eats, travels and favourite recipes

Reflecting back on 2013, I did partake in some amazing meals, travels and learn some new favourite recipes. Along with that Accidental Epicurean won some awards, namely the blog to watch by the UK site 101 Holidays, and Accidental Epicurean also reached #49 rank worldwide for all food...
Shanghai's 7 Best Wine Bars

Shanghai’s 7 Best Wine Bars

You have probably read about China’s obsession with wine. If you are interested in the intersection of wine and China, you should definitely watch the documentary Red Obsession – narrated by Russell Crowe, this documentary details the relationship between China and Bordeaux and how Chinese demand artificially inflated...
A Night out at Fullerton Bay, Singapore - Catalunya Restaurant and Lantern Bar

A Night out at Fullerton Bay, Singapore – Catalunya Restaurant and Lantern Bar

While I no longer live in Singapore, I do get there about 6-8 times a year. There are so many cool and new restaurants that have opened in the last year, I find it hard to keep up. Every time I go, I am torn between old favourites...
The 3 Best Japanese Cocktail Bars in Shanghai, China

The 3 Best Japanese Cocktail Bars in Shanghai, China

  I used to think the whole Japanese cocktail thing would be a fad. I mean “Ginza-style” cocktails – what does that mean anyway? That is until I started drinking them. So what are “Ginza-style” cocktails? In a word, they are perfection. Much like all else the Japanese...
These Library Lounge - Try the Late Night, Offbeat, Insider Tokyo Cocktail Bar Scene

These Library Lounge – Try the Late Night, Offbeat, Insider Tokyo Cocktail Bar Scene

Just steps down from my favourite “insider” izakaya, Teyandei, is another “insider” spot for cocktails…the These Library Lounge. Near the (in)famous Roppongi area, These is so subtly marked that it is easy to miss. It’s quirky, cool crowd likes it that way – it’s the kind of place...
El Coctel, Shanghai - Cocktail Culture at its Finest

El Coctel, Shanghai – Cocktail Culture at its Finest

  Cocktail culture is sweeping Shanghai and there is no finer example of a proper cocktail bar / lounge than El Coctel. Seemingly hidden in speakeasy style, El Coctel is located up an unmarked narrow staircase in the French Concession district of Shanghai. The soft spoken Japenese bartender...
Unforgettable Omakase Sushi in Tokyo - Hashida Sushi

Unforgettable Omakase Sushi in Tokyo – Hashida Sushi

An unforgettable omakase sushi experience in Tokyo Through random coincidence I recently met someone who had lived in Tokyo for 20 years. Being a Japan-o-phile, of course I picked his brain about an upcoming trip to Tokyo. I wanted to get off the beaten track and have more...
Meet me for Drinks at Cotton’s in Shanghai’s French Concession

Meet me for Drinks at Cotton’s in Shanghai’s French Concession

Chill cocktails by the fire in this cozy Shanghai bar / lounge We met a friend for drinks on a wintry Sunday afternoon in Shanghai. While it was cold and rainy and altogether unpleasant outside, we were comfy and cozy next to the fireplace at Cotton’s in the...
If You Haven't Yet, Go for Drinks at the Tippling Club at Dempsey Hill, Singapore

If You Haven’t Yet, Go for Drinks at the Tippling Club at Dempsey Hill, Singapore

I’m not yet ready to add my voice to the heated online debate being waged over Tippling Club here in Singapore. I’ll do a full-on food review soon, but for now I’d like to focus on the drinks… because one, I don’t think we have enough drink coverage...
Pub Breakfast in Bangkok, The Robinhood Pub on Sukhumvit Road

Pub Breakfast in Bangkok, The Robinhood Pub on Sukhumvit Road

An unlikely place for breakfast on Bangkok’s Sukhumvit Road I first discovered The Robinhood Pub when I lived across the street at Emporium Suites. For me it was a go to place for a beer with friends or to watch a game. It’s just your typical unpretentious, down-to-earth...
Rooftop bar with a Beijing city view, Yin Bar at the Emperor Hotel, Beijing China

Rooftop bar with a Beijing city view, Yin Bar at the Emperor Hotel, Beijing China

Enjoy a cocktail at sunset overlooking the former residence of the Chinese Emperor The Yin Bar at the Emperor’s Hotel might just be the best rooftop bar in the city of Beijing. The hotel itself is one of the Design Hotels of the World, a list we often...
A Great Breakfast in Bangkok - The Dubliner Irish Pub

A Great Breakfast in Bangkok – The Dubliner Irish Pub

A couple years back I met with a group of guys every Sunday for breakfast. We’d pick a different spot around town (usually Irish Pubs) every week. After our first visit here, the Dubliner became the standard for all the other Irish breakfasts around town… and soon we...