When in Jakarta, eat Nasi Padang!

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In my recent two work travels to Jakarta, I ate a fair bit of nasi padang; a feast of assorted meats, fish and vegetables, eaten with white rice and fiery sambal. I dined at Sari Indah, Sari Ratu and Garuda, where the nasi padang is served “hidang” style. The dishes are laid out on the table and you’re [...]

Tsui Wah, Hong Kong

When I travel to a foreign place, I make it a point to do some research and ask around for food and sightseeing recommendations. It’s something I picked up from rif, who insists on proper planning whenever we go on holidays – this saves time and spares us from unpleasant food encounters, I feel. Tsui [...]

Andaz Lounge at Hotel Andaz in Shanghai

When rif and I were in Shanghai, we had coffee and dessert at the lounge in Andaz Shanghai, said to be the first of the Hyatt Andaz brand to be launched in Asia. The Andaz name means “personal style” in Urdu, driven by a philosophy that celebrates, respects and caters to guest’s personal preferences. Unfortunately, [...]

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