A countryside tapas brunch, plus sweet treats
I only ever travel specifically for food. These places are usually really busy, too, which is great – I need a constant buzz around me to function. I envy people who can switch off.
I’ve gone across the world for a single meal more than once!
I drove from one side of the USA to the other over three months, purely to eat in every town along the way. I picked up about 20 kilos but it was worth it!
If I could relive a single meal, it would be sitting on a tiny pink plastic chair in a restaurant called Quan An Co Lieng, in the middle of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. It was one of the most delicious meals I’ve ever had – and possibly one of the simplest. I try not to travel to the same place more than once, so I can see as much of the world as possible. But I’ve been to New York four times in four years and I never tire of it. It’s hard to find a bad meal there.
I was surprised by the food and beer in Vancouver, Canada. I was just blown away at every meal I had. It’s a very unassuming place with friendly folks who really know how to cook.
The food scene is crazy in Copenhagen, Denmark. It’s somewhere I’d happily live.
The one place in SA everyone should visit is Paternoster. For the town itself, but also to visit Wolfgat and eat Kobus van der Merwe’s incredible food.
Ash’s new restaurant in Church Street, which opened in October, focuses on ‘sustainable, conscious cooking’. 021-424-7204