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…

Here’s Why You Need To Start Your Day With This Zesty Fruit

Sipping a glass of warm lemon water has been part of my daily morning ritual for sometime now and I absolutely can’t do without it. Its my form of an energy-booster and gets me off to a great start to the day! Let’s a take a look at 7 great benefits of this simple-to-make drink…

Get Inspired at the Travel Photographer of the Year Exhibition

The latest edition of the Travel Photographer of the Year exhibition is now on at the University of Greenwich’s Stockwell Building. If you enjoy photography as much as I do or simply appreciate captivating images for a hobby, be sure to catch this exhibition! The event received an impressive number of entries from amateur 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: 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…

Curb Food Waste with Simple, Practical Steps

We, humans, are throwing away huge quantities of food. According to a recently published article by Jessica Aschemann-Witzel in the journal, Science, one-third of the world’s food is lost and wasted, leading to serious environment implications and global warming. The author notes that food waste is caused by various factors across the supply chain and differs…

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…

Street Artists Join Forces to Raise Awareness on Endangered Species

Endangered 13 is a curated mural project to raise awareness of endangered species. Produced by artist Louis Masai and Human Nature (an environmental art platform that believes art can change people), the project brings together 13 talented artists to paint 12 murals onto a 120 metre long stretch of railway arches close to Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park….

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. 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…

Its World Health Day Today!

The World Health Organization (WHO) marks its annual World Health Day today, 7th April, by issuing a call for action on diabetes. First WHO Global report on diabetes highlights that an astonishing 422 million adults live with diabetes, mainly in developing countries, and these numbers are on the rise. Factors driving this dramatic rise include…

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…