Morton’s Happy Hour

Morton’s Happy Hour

It’s been almost exactly 6 years since I first experienced happy hour at Morton’s Steakhouse Mandarin Oriental. Every weekday, the bar serves $12 martinis with a free flow of filet mignon finger sandwiches. It is a great place to spend…

2012 Resolutions – Part 1

The changing of the calendar is a great opportunity to take stock of priorities. The end of the preceding year is usually too hectic to regroup and think, ┬áso I’ve saved my resolution-making for January. In 2012, I will: 1….

A Creature of Habit

A Creature of Habit

I like having my little routines. I’m not very organised, but I find a certain comfort in the repetitive patterns of daily life. It makes me feel good to be able to mentally tick items off a list that seldom…

Doing Nothing In Phuket

Doing Nothing In Phuket

We set out for Phuket with one objective in mind – to do nothing. All things considered, we pulled it off pretty well. We did nothing at the beach – if reading and sea sports still count as nothingness. And…

Consumed: Chikuwa Tei

Consumed: Chikuwa Tei

Chikuwa Tei is the reincarnation of Far East Plaza’s Wasabi Tei, where the chef was notorious for yelling at errant customers who didn’t know the restaurant’s unspoken rules. The chef has mellowed considerably, but it was the service that was…

‘Tis The Season

‘Tis The Season

It isn’t much of a secret that I don’t like Christmas. I must have stopped loving Yuletide when I was around 11 or 12, when I first became cognisant of the obligations, disappointments and other such family-related drama that accompany…

Ouch, My Face

I surprised many people today by tweeting that I’ve had only three facials in my entire life. The first was when I was 10 years old. It wasn’t my idea, it hurt, and it left my face bruised by an…

New York City: Memorable Meals And Moments

New York City: Memorable Meals And Moments

We’ve had a few food and travel adventures lately. I could probably write a dozen posts just about the amazing gastronomical experiences in New York, but that could take a while. So instead, I present you some highlights. Extremely fresh…