The Wandering Palate – Best Meal of the Year 2013 – Martin Bosley’s Yacht Club Restaurant, Wellington, New Zealand
Martin Bosley's Yacht Club Restaurant with a view

Updated May, 2014:

Unfortunately Martin Bosley’s is now closed, due to extraneous circumstance—the landlord, that being the Yacht Club, having a different view of what Wellington diners want than one of the most accomplished chef’s in the country—and wanting to dumb down the restaurant to more casual dining. Read More >

A Big Fish Called Halibut
Now that's what you call a fish, Chef Alan at Greenwood Fish Market sizing up the recent catch

My favourite fishmonger in Singapore, Greenwood Fish Market, just sent me an SMS on the recently arrived catch; a 120lb Halibut, sufficiently large enough to feed a Chinese family banquet I would have thought. Read More >

In a Fishy Mood – Wright Brothers Soho Oyster House & Duchy Oyster Farm Cornwall (England, June 6th)

With the fish stock still simmering on the stove, I’m in a right fishy mood. And we must have been on the evening of June 6th as well, as we found ourselves at the Wright Brothers Soho Oyster House, 13 Kingly Street, Carnaby, London.

Not only is the location perfect if you are going to the West End theatres, they open Monday to Saturday right through from midday to midnight, and midday to 8pm on Sundays. It does not get any user-friendlier than this for theatre goers, especially for families, like us, who arrived at 5.00pm for an early dinner and out by 7.00pm, not rushed at all, indeed a most relaxed and enjoyable meal.

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Singapore’s Best Fishmonger
Singapore's Best Fishmonger

Like artisan local butchers, fishmongers are under threat of extinction, their formidable predator, supermarkets moreover, an increasingly lazy, nonchalant consumer.

The last bastion is fresh food farmer markets and wet markets, which thankfully occupy a strategic place in practically every city, town or village in the world where savvy locals shop for produce sometimes at a fraction of the price of supermarket exploitation.

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