My name is Rachel Gouk.

I’m a writer/photographer from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia based in Shanghai, China.

I’ve been writing about food & drink in Shanghai for the last six years, most recently as the dining editor at City Weekend Shanghai before it closed in January 2018. Since then, I’ve now switched out from the media industry to branding and PR at KOLLEKTIV.

After writing about the F&B industry for so long (well, not as long as others have), not continuing would be, as most of my close friends have said, a damn shame. Thank you to my lovely friends for your support and for pushing me to start this!

This blog is freedom and a new way of expression. It’s strange, yet familiar. After years of eradicating the first person view from my writing, I’ve come full circle.

I hope that my posts here can point you in the right direction of many glorious, memorable meals.

Thanks for reading! 🙂