Asian Fusion, Spice Alley & Handpicked Wines all in the luxe of the Fraser Suites
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Arriving at the Fraser Suites we didn’t have much time to
do anything but drop our bags off, take in the extremely high view, and order an uber to the first stop at....
Handpicked Wines, which was a treat. I went crazy shooting the
sweet exposed brick interior before settling into a tasting. There’s something about wine tasting that makes it feel acceptable to be drinking before
Out of myself and Wade, I’m the wine drinker. I’m an absolute fiend for a good
The awesome thing about Handpicked is the fact that unlike most wineries, they do not limit themselves to one region or style.
After finishing at Handpicked Wines we had a little bit of time before lunch so we made our way down Spice Alley.
Wow. Six hawker-style eateries under a ceiling of lanterns, the laneway meanders through a landscape of Asian cuisine. Plus it has kick-ass street art.
Described as Asian Fusion Mekong's menu, designed by acclaimed Chef Tiw Rakarin, boasts a culinary terrain drawn from recipes passed through the Indochine
The hardest part about dining here was trying to decide what to eat. Eventually Wade and I, with some help from the wonderful maître d, settled on a share plate to begin so that we could try a bit of everything. I couldn’t choose a highlight of this dish.
The crab tacos, grilled scallops and seafood crepes were all as mouth-watering as they were beautiful to look at. Next Wade chose the Stir Fried Crispy Pork Belly whilst I went for the Burmese King Prawns. By the time we made our best attempt to finish our lunch, we devastatingly could not fit in dessert.
Content and full we made our way back to the Fraser Suites, enjoyed the enormous indoor pool and relaxed into the night. Dinner was definitely only going to be light tonight.
Waking up the next morning we enjoyed those floor to ceiling views for just a little longer before setting off to see those two sad fur baby faces we left
behind for the night.