Chef in the Spotlight – Chef Pichet Kitkha of Movenpick Karon Phuket

CCFoodtravel talks to Executive Sous Chef, Pichet Kitkha, of Movenpick Karon Phuket, to find out what his plans are for the establishment, in terms of F&B developments..   1. Hi Chef Pichet, so can you tell us why you wanted to be a chef? I wanted to become a chef because being a chef has […]

An afternoon with Cape Mentelle @ Stoked Restaurant

There are few things I like better than good wine, and good food. And usually when it all comes together, along with some fine company, on a sunny Friday afternoon.. well it all, pretty much sets a fine tone for the weekend. Nope, not much to complain about here.

Cedar on 15

Can’t imagine that I’ve been driving past Impiana Hotel all these years, and never stepping foot inside. I mean, I’m pretty familiar with the surrounding area but just never saw a need to visit the place. Luckily enough, a call from Carol, changed all this, and I found myself at Cedar on 15 one balmy […]

10 Ways to fill your belly, on a Subang Jaya Food Trail

So every weekend, it’s customary to go find some place new (to us anyway), to go for good food. A foodie trail if you like. And since Subang Jaya is so foreign to me, Cumi decided we would go there, on a food hunt. We found at least 10 tasty dishes we liked, on this […]

Karon Beach Square – contemporary dining on Karon Beach Phuket

I have to say, that Phuket itself has never felt like an island at all to me. I mean, the place is huge and it bustles with so much activity, it feels more like a city – actually the biggest island in Thailand and dubbed the ‘pearl of the Andaman’, Phuket is surrounded by the […]

The Art of Gelato .. at Carpigiani Gelato University,Italy

My first lesson in Gelato is a firm ticking off, by one of the locals of Bologna – it ain’t ice cream, so call it what it is. Gelato. OK, point taken! Gelato it is.

Notte Rosa in Rimini, Emilia Romagna

When someone mentions Rimini, it’s usually associated quickly with the vision of jam-packed beaches, hedonistic nightclubs and party place mostly. In 1843, the first bathing establishments took root next to the Adriatic and then beach huts gradually morphed into a megaresort, which in turn sprouted a big nightclub scene in the 1990s. Despite the interesting history, […]

10 Things to do in TOKYO!

Leaving Mt Fuji with a heavy heart, we departed from Kawaguchiko Station,  by bus to Shinjuku bus terminal in Tokyo, arriving a day before the Tokyo Marathon.  This journey was around 2.5 hours long, and costs us ¥3500 for two. Ah Tokyo. Finally we had arrived! From shanty yakitori bars, neon lit kinky girly bars […]

An Evening With Lambrusco Wines, Reggio Emilia Italy

My first encounter with the Lambrusco red wine from northern Italy.. bright, ruby-hued, food-friendly, fragrant, fruity, and slightly sparkling (in Italian, frizzante), delightfully tasty! Lambrusco is the name of both the red wine grape and the wine made from it – one of the oldest wine grapes in the world. Anyway, this region the wine […]

Unagi Treats at Iketeru, KL Hilton

Here’s one for the foodies. A dinner promotion of unagi – tender, unctuous grilled freshwater eel. For the month of July (till the 31st) let this genteel eel specialist, Executive Chef Ricky Kamiishi, decide what’s best to serve up specially for the unagi promotion at Iketeru – be it Unaijyu-style, grilled and basted with a sweet sauce or Nagoya-style […]

Making Tortellini & Tortelloni at Le Sfogline, Bologna

My second week in Bologna, and I’m really getting into the swing of La Dolce Vita. Explore, Eat, Exercise, Repeat. All my favourite ‘e’s, performed religiously each day in Bologna, not necessarily in that order. I even enrolled myself in a couple of cooking classes. Because you see, in Bologna, this is the done thing – […]

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