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…

Nanaban – Zaventem

In our, completely biased, opinion this is the best Ramen place outside of Japan… by far. It’s small, quiet, no fancy decor, cheap and boy oh boy the food is divine! A small menu (but that’s in most case a good sign) and all ramen cost 12 Euro or 13 Euro.  Whatever you take you…

De Superette – Ghent

This is one of our favourite places in Ghent. We used to live next doors and couldn’t have better neighbours than The Superette. It’s a nice big space, where Rose Green kneads the dough and a talented barista serves you a heavenly coffee. You can have breakfast, brunch (in the weekends), lunch or dinner. There’s a counter…

Umamido – Antwerp

Umamido positions itself as a non nonsense ramen noodle shop. And that’s what it is. We had tried it once at Flagey in Brussels, but had a surprisingly better experience this time in Antwerp (Graaf Van Egmontstraat 57). Although the staff told us they all use the same broth, the same recipe, we might have…

L’épicerie du cirque – Antwerp

A lot of people told us about this place and they were right, this is a gem in Antwerp. Small and cosy Scandinavian decor, young and friendly staff and definitely a michelin star food experience. We went there for lunch and had some amazing dishes: oysters with sauce Hollandaise, watercress and edible flowers on jackknife…

Ginza Bairin – Tokyo 

This is a very difficult place to find if you don’t understand Japanese, but it is definitely worth it. This place was the first specialty Tonkatsu (established in 1927) and still one of the best in Tokyo. As in all restaurants in Tokyo you’ll have to queue, but it goes fast. In the meantime you…

B.A.R. – Stockholm

An amazing place to go. When you enter you feel the positive vibe immediately. You’ll notice the contemporary interior, the kind people and the very cosy atmosphere.  When awarded chefs go for a fresh and affordable concept, all things come together. The big counter with fresh fish that look like they just jumped out of…

Berns Asiatiska – Stockholm

Great asian food in an authentic nineteen century hall. They serve breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner and brunch but we only got the opportunity to taste dinner.  If you want to enjoy good Asian classics (spring rolls, tempura, sushi, dumplings) in a fancy setting, than this is the place to go in Stockholm. It’s a…