I really, really enjoy food and am happy whether eating tried-and-true favourites or discovering new flavours. That’s why, when this is over, I look forward to visiting two of my favourite cities – Singapore and San Francisco – and eating my way through them.
After university, I moved to Singapore for four years, and I think I ate at their amazing hawker centres almost every day. I can’t get enough of char kway teow, prawn mee or satay.
For other foods, my top pick for brunch is Artichoke (161 Middle Road, Singapore 188978, tel: +65 6336 6949). The modern Middle Eastern restaurant is so inventive and has the best garlic sauce.
Last year, I visited Candlenut (Block 17A Dempsey Road, Singapore 249676, tel: +65 8121 0176). I’d been wanting to go for years, even before they became the world’s first Michelin-starred Peranakan restaurant, and I made the splurge for my birthday. The 15-item “ah-ma-kase” menu allowed us to try a bit of everything.