Tsubohachi Izakaya @ Publika

  Does anyone find Publika confusing? Yeah, I’ve frequented the place enough during the early days of Barfly when the RM10 pints of Tiger had more beer than water. Yet I’m still unable to come to grips with the confusing layout of different blocks and oddly numbered floors. Why is UG in between G2 and G3? Why are the al fresco …

Littlepeople and Big Dreams @ Avantas Residences

By the time you read this, Littlepeople will have changed substantially – even as we write these words, they’ve revamped their interiors and their menu. Which I suppose says something about the laggardly pace of our blog postings, contrasted with the never-ending waves of new eateries in Malaysia and their eagerness to constantly refresh their offerings. To be fair, Foodgazer doesn’t exist to …

Hanoi Food Guide : 5 Days of Foodgazing

This is, for all intents and purposes, a long-form article about my 5-ish days in Hanoi – although it could more accurately be described as a rambling travelogue told in chronological order that purports to be a Hanoi food guide. Do note that I tried less than half of the things I wanted to, and left with the knowledge that …

Penang Food Guide : A Foodgazer Compilation

Look, you can come to Penang for a myriad reasons (Penang Hill, the beaches, yadda yadda) but when I think of the state, the image that pops up is inextricable from what I deem to be its core: the wondrous and dizzying array of Penang food. To that end, we’ve compiled here some of our favourite spots in the great …

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Craft Beer Guide

Remember, kids, it’s not alcoholism if it’s for a craft beer guide Why is craft beer so expensive? What does craft beer even mean? Are we at the point of peak craft beer? Look, I don’t know the answers to those questions. Or more accurately, I kind of do have some insight into them but would rather write a separate post to …

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PULP cafe by Papa Palheta

First things first: PULP cafe is easily one of my favourite cafes in Malaysia. The coffee is consistently great, they sell loads of beans and equipment (although not always at the best prices), and it’s in a former paper-cutting space. It’s not quite as pretty as its Singaporean parent Chye Seng Huat Hardware, but one could argue that it’s a lot cozier. …

PS 150 Bar @ Chinatown: Thoughts half a year later

Before its official launch in mid-January 2016, PS 150 was a poorly-kept secret hidden away in the same building as Merchant’s Lane. Slightly outside of Chinatown-proper (ie. the garish crossroads packed with consumeristic spoofs and once-good food), there wasn’t even a front entrance in place. Thirsty patrons entered through a door in the back alley. Reservations were made through a mobile …