The Wandering Palate is, well, wandering again, having been confined to the compound in Singapore for three weeks now, seriously restless and escaped to Koh Samui, although officially for work. ... read more >
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The Wandering Palate in New Zealand, visit Wanderings... Wanaka, Deep South Is., New Zealand (July 29th) Clive did an exhaustive check on no less than five potential restaurants for our ducks and decided on the selection after a Saturday taste test last week; a heroic effort and the exercise now known as the "Duck Run"! ... read more >
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Here we are in Ohope Beach, North Island, New Zealand, about 8 nautical miles of the coast. I have chartered a fishing boat to have a mornings fishing with my dad (in the background) and daughter Hayley. Yours truly has just reeled in a King Fish which took about 15 minutes and quite a battle. Despite the excitement of catching ... read more >
The Wandering Palate’s recipe for an ideal urban family holiday catering to everyone’s needs and desires. One of the conundrums of family holiday planning is trying to cater to everyone’s individual wants and needs, both adults and children. Actually, the reality is everything gets planned around the children, which is where most hotels fall short in catering to the most ... read more >
Another beautiful day in Cornwall, out at sea by 8am before the low-tide to check our lobsters pots. But no luck again save a young specimen that we threw back. Still, where's there's children there has to be adults so we re-baited the pots and hope we are more successful tomorrow. ... read more >
A 7am chug around Falmouth Bay, that is the mouth of the Fal River, checking our lobster pots proved fruitless, although I did catch a Mackerel on the way back. We set off to Helford Passage for lunch at the Ferryboat Inn, now run by the oyster and seafood specialist, Wright Bros, of Borough Market and their Soho restaurant, which ... read more >
Having traveled down from Highgate by train to Haslemere in Surrey for a few days to stay with friends, we then drove to their beach house in St Antony, Cornwall, a good 6 hour drive stopping off at their Devon Farm to raid the cellar. He's a true Wandering palate with a taste for old German Riesling and Southern Rhone ... read more >
So here we are back in London, again! That is we were in London for 7 days in early June, and on to Paris for 3 days, then down to Burgundy for 3 days, back to Paris, subsequently home to Singapore. All of which I should have written up by now but got as far as Tate Gallery and have ... read more >
The southern coast of Western Australia around the regional town of Esperance is thrilling terrain, writes Terry Chellappah, who wonders why it took him so long to experience it first hand. Being resident in the wonderful Margaret River region of Western Australia for a decade now, it had become easy to grow blinkers and regard this beautiful area as the ... read more >
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Taj Resort Langkawi Beach, Malaysia Rebak Island Resort in Langkawi is one of the best romantic vacations I have had in a very long time and this beautiful place is also located on one of the 99 islands that make up Langkawi. The Rebak Island Resort is also managed by the famous TAJ Hotel group on this 390 acre privately owned island here in Langkawi ... read more >