The Rise of Korean Food – New York City

By | 2017-04-19T11:00:01+00:00 August 14th, 2016|Asia, Asian Food, Destination Meals, Featured Articles, Food & Travel, Restaurants, Travel, What to eat|

The Rise of Korean Food - A New York City Exploration Koreatown in Manhattan may be a long way from Seoul, but its restaurants serve up delectable national dishes, from bibimbap to bulgogi. For Business Day WANTED, August 2016. K-Town Pops The steeply vertical expanse of Koreatown in Manhattan, fondly nicknamed K-Town, crams an intense scrapbook [...]

World’s 50 Best Restaurants – New York City

By | 2017-04-04T15:22:24+00:00 July 14th, 2016|Africa, Featured Articles, Fine Dining, Food, Published, Restaurants|

World's 50 Best Restaurants with South Africa taking spot number 22. South Africa’s The Test Kitchen continues to dominate taking spot number 22 on World's 50 Best Restaurants list. Ishay Govender-Ypma reports from New York City. For Business Day, June 2016. Last night at Cipriani Wall Street, Manhattan, New York welcomed its first World’s 50 Best [...]

First South African Chef to Hold a Michelin Star

By | 2017-04-04T15:28:00+00:00 May 15th, 2016|Africa, Featured Articles, Food, People, Portfolio, Profile, Published, Restaurants, South Africa|

Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen - South African Soul with a French Touch Chef Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen, owner of JAN in France, is the first South African to be awarded a Michelin star. Ishay Govender-Ypma (@IshayGovender) chatted to him on his recent visit to South Africa. For Fine Dining Lovers, April 2016. Jan [...]

Bree Street – My 5 Favourite Spots

By | 2017-04-05T12:34:58+00:00 May 6th, 2016|Bree Street, Cape Town, Featured Articles, Food, Portfolio, Restaurants, Travel, Travel in Africa|

Bree Street, Cape Town - My 5 Favourite Spots Bree Street has, over the past five years, become the restaurant/bar/fun street in Cape Town. It's tough to pick, but these are five of my favourites. Do you have any must-visit spots on Bree? Read about the transformation on Bree Street for Business Day Chefs Warehouse [...]

Reykjavik Food Guide

By | 2017-04-05T12:39:14+00:00 April 8th, 2016|Featured Articles, Food & Travel, Iceland, Restaurants, Travel, Travel Guide, Travel in Europe|

Reykjavik Food Guide - A city tasting tour Although very small, Reykjavik is bustling with bars, brunch spots and bistros that pay homage to Iceland’s rich, and sometimes objectionable food traditions. For Fine Dining Lovers, 28 March 2016.   Reykjavik from the main church   For a capital city this small, home to [...]

The Changing Face of Brooklyn Dining – A Tour

By | 2017-04-05T12:45:31+00:00 March 17th, 2016|Destination Meals, Featured Articles, Food & Travel, North America, People, Portfolio, Published, Restaurants, Tourism, Travel, Travel in North America|

Brooklyn Dining Tour - New York There’s more to Brooklyn’s culinary scene than Williamsburg. Ishay Govender-Ypma (@IshayGovender) started in Greenpoint and kept walking on a Brooklyn Dining Tour. For SAA Sawubona Magazine, March 2016.  Brooklyn Dining Tour featured in the SAA Sawubona Magazine North of Hip What used to be, if the travel [...]

Cape Town Music Safari

By | 2017-04-05T12:59:17+00:00 January 2nd, 2016|Africa, Cape Town, Cities, Music, Portfolio, Restaurants, South Africa, South African Tourism, Tourism, Travel, Travel in Africa|

Cape Town Music Safari: Food stories and all that jazz A new take on cultural tourism - Cape Town Music Safari. Follow Ishay-Govender-Ypma as she takes a look at this new phenomenon and good food, of course. For The Times (SA), 13 Jan 2016. Hilton Schilder’s living room is so reassuringly familiar, you’d be forgiven [...]

Luxe Cape Town Guide

By | 2017-04-05T13:55:31+00:00 November 29th, 2015|Africa, Cape Town, Cities, Featured Articles, Portfolio, Published, Restaurants, South Africa, South African Tourism, Tourism, Travel, Travel Guide, Travel in Africa|

An Insider's Guide to the City of Cape Town Want to know where to stay, what to eat, where to shop and what to see? Here's insider's guide to Cape Town. For Singapore Priority Magazine.  STAY: Ellerman House Serene Ellerman House, one of Cape Town’s swankiest addresses, is sparkling after a property-wide refurbishment. The décor reflects [...]

Buffets Around The World

By | 2017-04-05T14:25:41+00:00 August 30th, 2015|Cities, Destination Meals, Featured Articles, Food, Food & Travel, Portfolio, Published, Restaurants, Travel|

Buffets Around the World - Top Resort Restaurants Resort dining is on trend with the rise in culinary tourism. These are our picks of 10 of the best buffets around the world at resort restaurants. For Luxury Travel Magazine, Australia.  Buffets rebuffed feature for Luxury Travel Magazine, Australia The restaurant offering wasn’t always a [...]

Southern African Routes Worth Taking – Panorama Route

By | 2017-04-06T17:27:15+00:00 June 1st, 2015|Adventure, Africa, Featured Articles, Food & Travel, Hiking, Portfolio, Published, Restaurants, Road Trip, South Africa, South African Tourism, Tourism, Travel, Travel in Africa|

Head in the clouds - Panorama Route In need of a break and a change of scenery, Ishay Govender-Ypma and her husband packed the car and headed for the Panorama Route on a simple quest: explore, unwind and recharge. For Getaway Magazine, May 2015. It’s the gateway to Kruger, but the tumbling geography that plunges through [...]