You are number 1! OneALDWYCH London…

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The suave and debonair Travelling GOurmet TM jets to…

MERRIE olde England on the world’s BEST airline…Singapore Airlines…what else 🙂

There are many grand and lovely hotels to stay in when one is in London. The Mariental Hyde Park, the Baglioni, the Savoy and…OneAldwych right in Theatreland!

At Number 1 Aldwych and just opposite the Wellington pub, this is truly one of the world’ s leading hotels on par with the ChediAndermatt. I love the Duke of Wellington, a great hero who defeated the malignant dwarf napoleon who gave his name to the Napoleon complex, a mental illness that many dictators like hitler and merkel and kim jong un suffer from…

Who cares about these low life pests when you can savour deliciously beautiful yummie food and wines in INDIGO overlooking the spacious and salubrious Lobby Bar! OMG! Food and beverages to disrupt, degrade and destroy vile terrorist bases in somalia for! The F & B here helmed by SAS =slim and smart Executive Chef Dominic Teague from Brighton focusses on healthy, sustainable and environment friendly products like cute white Elderflowers forages from the countryside and served with a ‘superbe’ dessert of poached Gooseberries with tart Lemon Tarte.. Oh Madonna yummie!!

To be continued..

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Dumplings and Dragon Boats!

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The suave and implacable Travelling Gourmet tM tells you about the Dragon Boat Festival which culminates on 18 June 2018…and super-delicious Dumplings from the…

MARRIOTT Singapore, one of my most favorite hotels and a 5 Star haven in the heart of Orchard Road at the crossroads..Their all time Pork and Chestnus and salted Duck Egg Yolk pyramid of gastronomic delight wrapped in bamboo leaves is to destroy terrorist bases in Syria for! There are those who find my dramatic exaggeration offputting. Who cares what lily livered libtards and goondoos think. To paraphrase Clark Gable in “Gone with the wind”…I say to these small minded Spiesers, “Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn.” wahahahah! 🙂

Marriott this year also has a Vegetarian offering of “Five Grains” Dumpling whihc to my suprise and delight is absolutely yummie! It almost made me a Vegan…almost, but not quite. Therefore I tucked into their Vinasse Chicken Dumpling flavoured with fermented soya beans! Ich liebe es!

keep calm and carry on eating!

Aha! A short word on the origin of the Dumpling/Dragon Boat Festival…Duan Wu Jie. Councillor and Minister Qu Yuan lived in the state of Chu in the 3rd Century BC. He warned Lord Huai of a looming threat from the northern state of Qin…he was banished for his good efforts and unappreciated. Depressed like crackpot anthony bourdain, he drowned himself n the Mi Luo river. Fishermen who were his fans failed to save him and decided to throw rice stuffed in bamboo stems into the water to prevent the fishes and the River Dragon from eating his corpse. So there you are, we eat dumplings every year to remember him. Mind you I personally do not think much of people who commit suicide. It smacks of negativity and stoopidity but what the hell! Keep calm and enjoy eating dumplings!


A short poem by Dr. Michael Lim The Travelling Gourmet TM

Do not jump into the river

Get smart

Eat dumplings and all will be well! Ha ha! 🙂

Bon appetit! 🙂

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EXCLUSIVE Interview with Beretta!

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The intrepid and indomitable Travelling Gourmet TM is honoured to be given an exclusive interview by Signor Jarno Antonelli in charge of Beretta’s…
Marketing-Defence Technologies department…
BERETTA of Italy is the world’s OLDEST and most renowned Gunmaker.
The Travelling Gourmet :
How did you come to be with Beretta, the oldest and most famous Firearms maker in the world? Was it your career of choice?
Affable and bright Jarno Antonelli explained:
Beretta became a barrel maker probably already at the end of 1400’s. the first official sale document we found is dating back to 1526 regarding the sales of arquebus barrel to the republic of Venice, which in those days was ruling the Mediterranean Sea.
Beretta , like many others’ barrel makers from Valtrompia, could develop this industry thanks to the presence in the valley of three natural sources: the mines from which they could get the metal, the water from the local river Mella in order to move the forges, and work the metal, and the wood from the nearby mountains in order to feed the fire and melt the metal.
These sources were appearing useful and of extreme importance even before the firearms were born. The Celts, the Gaules, started in year 200 BC to forge the white arms: swords, helmets, spears, knives etc…
When the Romans conquered the valley, they captured those skilful in working the arms so the valley under Vespasian Emperor became a penal colony where slaves were forced to work in the mines, and to produce arms  for the Roman Empire.
Later on , at the end of 1800’s, Beretta started producing the other gun components as well, and they became the first gun manufacturer in the world to produce all the parts in house.
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Jarno Antonelli, the “James Bond 007″of Beretta…
Jarno Antonelli continued:
My career started in 1996 in Beretta because of obvious reasons of close vicinity to the working place. I was born in Gardone Valtrompia, I attended the Beretta nursery school located in the front of the company when I was 4 years old, and went on living and studying in the same village.
At the age of 22 I joined the company, by establishing the first marketing office at Beretta.
from 2011, and still nowadays I am managing a new marketing activity in the military sector for the Beretta Defense Technologies brand.
The Travelling Gourmet :
Why are Beretta guns the best, not only for the military and police but for the hunter and competition shooter?
Jarno Antonelli:
Beretta products are considered one of the best firearms ever made, due to the international success of sales, and for their longevity.
All the Beretta products are made in Italy, using dedicated patented  steel and using only local high quality raw materials. No compromises.
Beretta today is the owner  of 28 companies worldwide, with a  total of about 2,600 employees. No Beretta parts are made outside the company, except few exceptions like some handguns made by Beretta USA, the other major sister company  in Tennessee which is for the US market.
Durability, reliability and precision are additional qualities of the Beretta guns.
A long lasting success helped from the fact that the company has always been handed down from father to son for 16 generations, of the same Beretta family since 1400’s!
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One shot one kill…
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To be continued…
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Singapore Airlines strikes again!

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The dashing and debonair Travelling Gourmet TM tells you about the world’s BEST airline launching the world’s longest commercial flight in October 2018…who else but…
Sunny SINGAPORE  – Singapore Airlines Ltd said it would launch the world’s longest commercial flight in October, a near-19 hour non-stop journey from Singapore to the New York area.



The Travelling Gourmet TM with cheerful and bright Betty Wong, SIA’s Divisional Vice President



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Hermes bags, the choice of corrupt dictators, their money-mad wives and mistresses actually…

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The inscrutable and imperturble Travelling Gourmet TM finds out about the bags that have killed hundreds of innocent crocodiles…
the choice of rosmah aka ‘hippo’, the wife and partner in crime of najib, disgraced EX-prime minister of Malaysia…
A shocking tale of clever marketing, overpricing, greed, and the stoopidity of rich women who think they can become beautiful by buying super expensive bags! Tsk, tsk, tja, tja, you are bloody stooopid! You will just be an ugly woman with a super expensive bag! Wahahahahah!
As a rule I only write on Travel, Food and Wine but this torrid tale is so rivetting that I feel compelled to write something…I wonder what expensive foods they eat…
Moral of najib’s downfall…dictators, take note do not let your wives buy hermes birkin bags that cost US$231,000 each….one maybe ok, BUT hundreds???? 😂😃😅 Bananas!
hermes birkin bags are the choice of dictators’ wives and mistresses…ONLY 6 crocodiles were brutally killed and their skins used to make only ONE bag! Be environment UNFRIENDLY, buy birkin and support your local deplorable dictator! Wahahahah! Even birkin does not want to be associated with the bag that bears her name….I wonder why 😀😂😃😅
 SIX crocodiles died to make this ugly birkin bag
To be frank, if you are an ugly woman, no amount of super expensive luxury bags will make you beautiful capisch. You will still be an ugly woman with an expensive bag, nouveau riche stooopid moron! Wahahahahah!
Tue 22 May 2018
“They’ll do anything for that GOLD…” from Mckenna’s Gold theme song…
najib, disgraced , deplorable ex-Prime Minister of Malaysia has a date with fate today…he is to report to the office of the MACC -Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission….  “For it they lived, for it they lived…”
What happened to disgraced and despicable ex-President of Romania in 1989…
Christmas Day 2 December, 1989
Warning: graphic and may upset the faint hearted…
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The BEST Fish & Chips in London!


POPPIE’S for the BEST Fish and Chips in London, maybe the world even!

The other place a true gourmet goes to is POPPIES in Spitalfields for the BEST Fish and Chips in London if not the whole of the UK! Very near one of my favourite hotels, namely the aamazing ANDAZ in Liverpool Street. They only use FRESH fish SEMPRE…what else…to paraphrase looney clooney…NOT every yummie restaurant has Michelin stars! Some of the BEST have NO Michelin stars! Poppie’s fish and chips and mushy pies are to kill terrorists for! I LOVE ’em!!!!

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Monday – Thursday: 11.00am to 11.00pm
Friday – Saturday: 11.00am to 11.30pm
Sunday: 11.00am to 10.30pm

6-8 Hanbury Street
E1 6QR
Tel: 020 7247 0892




The memorabilia in Poppie’s of Spitalfields is of the WW2 era and reminds me always of the classic movie based on the incredible but true-life exploits of Nancy Wake, heroine of the SOE…

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A poem by Dr. Michael Lim The Travelling Gourmet TM

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The intrepid and indomitable Travelling GOurmet TM is inspired to write…

An original poem dedicated to the oldest Prime Minister in the world, Dr. Mahathir Mohamed of Malaysia. Against all odds, battling corruption, chicanery, rampant voter fraud and vote tampering, the 92 year old statesman led his Pakatan Harapan coalition to victory in Malaysia’s 14th General Election…Remember that age is no handicap to a…

MAN of determination and true grit!


OLD but bold

OLD but smart

OLD but strong

OLD but resourceful

OLD but audacious

OLD but dynamic

OLD but garang

OLD but energetic

OLD but cunning

OLD but tough

OLD but indomitable

OLD age is NO barrier to Great and Daring Deeds!


Who Dares Wins!


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Malaysia has a Hero…Hang Tuah yang tua.

Dr. Michael Lim is The Travelling Gourmet TM 🙂

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