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Seriously I have a zillion backdated posts for updating here… Just came back from my babysitting trip in Melbourne, and now here I am trying to update while I’m packing for my Japan food & coffee trip in a few hours time! If you guys have been following my instagram or FB page, you would have seen me discovering many solid cafes and good places for food. Will compile them and list them as a directory for you guys to hunt them down when you’re down under!

Will be updating as much as I can, so  please bear with me and follow my instagram to see the latest updates. Reviews will come in later I promise. ;P

Take care and write soon!

Yours gastronomically,

Big Roy

Bowbow Sushi – Shanghai, China


Spotted this place 1 over year back in Shanghai while buying some stuff from a neighbour shop. I found this place interesting ‘cos the shop is so SMALL!!! and their business is really damn good. So I decided to try it one day and after that, I’ve been visiting this shop many times whenever I feel like having sushi! They have many own creations and funny names for the sushi. Names like Moto-roll-ah, Princess Lee roll, 119 Roll, etc… Just makes me wonder why they are named this way… hmmm…. Anyways, check out the pics below:

Shop front… Can’t take full pic ‘cos if I backed further, I’ll get knocked by car
This is basically the shop… right side of the shop is the wall in the next pic
Right side of the shop
Menu sample
Think this is the Princess Lee Roll
Cannot remember all the names… so many varieties
Curry bento
Teriyaki Chicken bento
Potato salad complimentary for me and nice and soild

Rating: 5/5.

Taste: Made fresh on the spot after you order and really good. All sushi are their own creation.

Portion: 8 pieces per tray of sushi… Best to go with 3-4 pax so can try many flavours.

Service: Very good.

Ambience: Really small shop… Sometimes have to wait for seat. I always go odd hours haha

Price: Very affordable. See menu sample.

RTE: Yes!

Location: See last 2 pics. They have a few more outlets… all small like this.

Chalon Cafe 沙龙餐厅 – Shanghai, China


Surprisingly I got to eat such good ramen inside airports. So good I finished all the soup! The broth itself is amazingly thick and full of flavor! Wow! Check out the pics below:

Pork Rib Ramen… Check out the broth!!!
Ice Latte without the ice to dilute the coffee.
Soup finished!

Rating: 5/5.

Taste: Was very tasty. Pork rib a tad salty though but it is the result of soaking in sauces

Portion: Slightly above average.

Service: The one serving is pleasant and nice. The rest I don’t know.

Ambience: As per all China airport cafes, average decor.

Price: RMB60 for ramen, RMB40 for ice latte

RTE: Yes, whenever flying back to Singapore!

Location: Shanghai Pudong Airport Terminal 1, towards Gates 1-28.