Kødbyens Fiskebar – Copenhagen

Must go.! 🙂 No frills wabi-sabi kind of place. Fast, warm and friendly staff.  The exterior doesn’t look fancy. We’re in the meat district here. Urban, young and a bit raw. Bur don’t hold back. Go in and enjoy. Lunch menu in Kødbyens Fiskebar is short and looks delicious. The wine list is impressive.  We…

Le Deuxième élément – Brussels

You know the Thai restaurants that serve the real stuff, the authentic Thai food? If so, you probably also know the Thai restaurants that create new Thai dishes. They use local flavors or experiment in many ways.  It’s not always easy to find the first ones, nor find a good one of the latter in…

Lukes’s lobster roll – Tokyo

I thought I’d never eat anything else than ramen and tempura, because it was so damned good there in Japan. But – never say never – the very last evening in Tokyo we decided to eat was lobster. A real American Lobster roll with cole slaw.  Luke’s lobster roll ‘restaurant’ is in fact a hole…

Noordzee – Brussels

Fishbar Noordzee is one of our favorite places in Brussels.   This fish shop has a bar, some standing tables across and enthusiastic staff. They serve super fresh fish streetfood.Go there for lunch or dinner on sunny days. You’ll find some die-hards from the moment it stops freezing and it doesn’t rain. The food is too…

Divina Commedia – Leuven

After going to the market for grocery shopping, we got hungry. In the mood for good Italian food. So we tried Divina Commedia, an italian restaurant in the centre of Leuven. It’s not new, we just didn’t gave it a chance yet. And in the end it was clear we are not going to give…

Thelma – Leuven

On the way to one of my favorite shops in Leuven, another window made me stop. At first glance it looked like another shop, but the sign contradicted this. “Thelma, coffee and design” Two super sweet ladies behind the counter make you home baked food, coffee, juices and much more. The decor is Kinfolk-like, which…

BÚN – Antwerp

Their kitchen is open all day, but they only take reservations from 8PM onwards. So we jumped in at 7PM and got 2 places, at the bar. Our favourite place. We only got until 8PM, because our seats where booked, they told us. But we agreed. It was tight, but we enjoyed our meals until the…

Humphrey – Brussels

When the sous-chef of Noma (once the best restaurant in the world according to several ‘lists’) comes to your hometown and opens a restaurant ,you book the first table you can get. At least that’s what I did when I read the news. We went on a Monday evening in the 2nd or 3rd week…

Baan – Bangkok

Thanks to the tip from a Singaporean friend, we found this little gem at Bangkok. The interior of Baan is a fresh modern mix of wood, white steel and marble. The ceiling is covered with mirror pieces and copper lamps. As the name of the restaurant suggests, the friendly staff makes you feel at home…

Ristr8to – Chiang Mai

Ristr8to is a nice coffee bar in the trendy neighbourhood of Chiang Mai. With the university nearby, it is no surprise that The Nimmanhaemin aera is a developing and lively spot near the old city center. Away from the tourist restaurants and backpacker hostels a new Chiang Mai neighbourhood is working his way up. We rented…

Bangkok – Nahm

Locals and websites we had checked for references, told us going to Nahm is a great idea. It is the 5th best restaurant in Asia. So we entered the restaurant with very high expectations. Unfortunately, we ended the meal a bit dissapointed. The interior was ok, a bit dark, but cosy. Nothing special. Although the…

Koffie en Staal – Leuven

Whoaw! How comfortable it is to have a coffee shop just around the corner. We jumped out of bed on Saturday morning. We showered, and locked the door behind us to have breakfast outside. Koffie en Staal is situated a little bit out of the center of Leuven, in the Mechelsestraat. This neighborhood didn’t yet…