Creative Modern Meatless Cuisine at Joie by Dozo

Most often, vegetarian restaurants are perceived as being simple, homogenous and plain boring with menu-items of nothing more than salads and wraps. This was until I was introduced to Joie by Dozo in Singapore for a lunch date. Located in the heart of the shopping district in Orchard Road, Joie serves a 6-course lunch and…

Review: Long Beach Seafood; Chilli Crab & Other Must-Try Delicacies

When in Singapore, one must-try the Chilli Crab! A local favourite packed with so much flavour that will leave you licking your fingers; guaranteed. With countless seafood restaurants in Singapore, Long Beach Seafood Restaurant has always been my go-to-spot for the freshest seafood in city. At a recent visit to the restaurant, I dived in…

Review: Le Chasseur; French Name, Chinese Food, Singapore

The thing I miss most when going back home to Singapore would be its food. Singaporeans love their food! We are equally spoilt with the wide-spread culinary choices from the diverse cultures in the city. One of my favourites (from a long-list of favourites) would be, Le Chasseur. Not to be mistaken for a French…

Review: New Opening! Talli Joe, London

We have a new kid on the block! Talli Joe is the latest addition to the dining scene in Shaftesbury Avenue. Inspired by dive bars of India, Talli (meaning, Tipsy in Hindi) Joe serves up small plates from the different regions of India with a contemporary twist, alongside with Indian-inspired cocktails brought to you by…

Review: Joy King Lau, Chinatown, London

Craving for a dim sum fix, I made a reservation at Joy King Lau in London’s Chinatown for a weekend lunch. Upon arriving at the restaurant, we were quickly shown to our table. Looking at how busy the restaurant was, we were glad to have made the reservation prior and it seemed popular with a…

The Wonders of Turmeric

Turmeric has always been a quintessential spice for my meals, from curries to lentils and marinates. Apart from being a popular spice for cooking, turmeric has many medicinal benefits too and there are numerous studies validating its healing properties. The botanical name for turmeric is Curcuma longa and is part of the ginger family.ย Curcumin is…

Review: BAO, Soho, London

Tempted by the impressive reviews of BAO, a Taiwanese joint that serves steamed buns with a variety of fillings, I decided to pop by the place for lunch and find out for myself what the fuss was all about. Reviews online had warned of long queues for BAO. So I arrived a good 15 minutes…

Welcome & Intros!

Hi Everyone and a warm welcome to The Cosmopolitan Lab! My name’s Hanisha and by my own confession, I’m a passionate foodie, photo-junkie, and an explorer. I currently straddle between Singapore, Spain and London. The Cosmopolitan Lab is my creative outlet; an avenue for me to be able to express and share my interest and…