Comedor Jacinta With some top-end places booked and ample opportunity to explore cheaper street food options, I was keen to see what a mid-market Mexico City restaurant looked like. After a little searching of the interwebs, I hit upon Comedor Jacinta as a likely spot. In a smart neighbourhood called Polanco, Jacinta is the casual …

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Bessie It was Sunday evening and Christchurch seemed eerily quiet. I’d spent part of the day understanding some of the impact of the 2010-11 earthquakes. The city is still peppered with crumbling buildings and a huge amount of reconstruction work. Coupled with quiet streets in the city centre, the effect was quite ghostly which I …

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Maxwell Food Centre My original intention on a rainy Saturday morning had been to head to much vaunted Amoy Street Food Centre, but finding that closed for spring cleaning, I headed just along the road to the Maxwell Food Centre. This place is home to a well-regarded Hainese chicken stall visited by Anthony Bourdain, but …

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Eulji Samgyetang With the prospect of a through-the-night flight to Singapore via Taipei ahead of me, it was time to say goodbye to Seoul with one final lunch. I’d been meaning to try so many more of the local delicacies but time just didn’t allow. I couldn’t depart without indulging in the famous samgyetang – …

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Naju Gomtang I was excited when it turned out that my hotel was near by legendary gomtang house, Hadongkwan. It was less good news to find the place being completely rebuilt so unavailable for restorative beef soup when that’s exactly what I needed. With Dr Google duly consulted, it turned out that there was another …

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