The Rise of Korean Food – New York City

By | 2017-07-24T12:17:38+00:00 August 14th, 2016|Asia, Asian Food, Destination Meals, Featured Articles, Food & Travel, Restaurants, Travel, What to eat|

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 of neon signage, supermarkets, general stores, beauty parlours and restaurants [...]

Mexico City Food Guide

By | 2017-04-19T10:59:33+00:00 August 1st, 2016|Destination Meals, Featured Articles, Food, Food & Travel, Mexico, Published, Travel, Travel in North America|

Mexico City Food Guide, Muchas Graçias Mexico City – colourful, chaotic, and a crash-course in street-food, as Ishay Govender-Ypma learns, tasting her way through markets and curb-side stalls. Fine dining your north star? Check! But you’ll soon be drawn back to the abuela-style dishes found in the simple diners and homes around town. My Mexico [...]

Swahili Food: Taste of the Swahili Coast

By | 2017-05-05T15:14:14+00:00 July 30th, 2016|Africa, Destination Meals, Featured Articles, Food & Travel, Published, Travel, Travel in Africa|

Taste of the Swahili Coast - Swahili Food The Swahili Coast runs from southern Somalia to northern Mozambique, a unique cultural melting pot that reflects in the cuisine. For Fine Dining Lovers, July 2016.   In the village of Alfeneseni, outside Zanzibar, an east African island popular with holidaymakers for its pristine white shores and [...]

The Changing Face of Brooklyn Dining – A Tour

By | 2017-05-05T15:48:07+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 Food Guide

By | 2017-05-05T15:56:58+00:00 December 30th, 2015|Africa, Cities, Destination Meals, Featured Articles, Food & Travel, Portfolio, Published, Travel, Travel in Africa|

Cape Town Food Guide - Top Ten Bites   Summer in South Africa means platters of crayfish and local oysters, and glasses of local Chenin Blanc enjoyed by the water’s edge. *Olive Magazine asked me for my top ten defining Cape Town bites....not an easy ask. Out in Dec 2015 issue* Prime Position Luke Dale-Robert’s The Pot [...]

One Day in Istanbul

By | 2017-05-05T15:58:45+00:00 December 5th, 2015|Adventure, Cities, Destination Meals, Europe, Featured Articles, Food, Food & Travel, History, Holidays, Istanbul, Portfolio, Published, Tourism, Travel, Travel in Europe|

One Day in Istanbul: Three Times a City  For ancient history and culture enthusiasts, adventurous eaters and bargain hunters, Istanbul is the ideal destination for a vibrant vacation. Immerse yourself in old traditions juxtaposed with new trends. Ishay Govender-Ypma explores. For Sure Travel Journey Magazine. For one night only On my most recent visit to [...]

Cooking in Teotitlán de Valle, Oaxaca – Mexico

By | 2017-05-05T15:59:38+00:00 December 5th, 2015|Adventure, Destination Meals, Featured Articles, Food & Travel, Markets, Mexico, North America, People, Portfolio, Published, Travel, Travel in North America|

Cooking in Teotitlán de Valle with a Zapotec family We had the opportunity to learn some cooking tips from a Zapotec woman, a Mexican indigenous group who settled in the area of Oxaca, Mexico. We were shown the true meaning of slow living, loving and eating. For Fine Dining Lovers, 20 Nov 2015.  At Teotitlán de [...]

A Vegetarian’s Guide to Chennai, India

By | 2017-05-05T16:01:58+00:00 November 25th, 2015|Asia, Cities, Destination Meals, Featured Articles, Food, Food & Travel, India, People, Portfolio, Published, Travel, Travel in Asia|

A Vegetarian's Guide to Chennai - Food of the South Chennai market  A return to the Motherland - Chennai, India. For TASTE Magazine.  It dawns on me at the Georgetown market in Chennai, that the locals find me perplexing. Amid ox-drawn carts piled with fresh vegetables, the vendors sit cross-legged in front of [...]

What to Eat in Barcelona

By | 2017-05-05T16:10:45+00:00 September 23rd, 2015|Cities, Destination Meals, Europe, Food, Food & Travel, Portfolio, Published, Travel, Travel Guide, Travel in Europe|

What to Eat in Barcelona - 5 Classic Catalan Dishes to Try  Want to know what to eat in Barcelona? Don't miss this guide to five iconic Catalan dishes to try while in the city and where to taste them. For Fine Dining Lovers, 11 September 2015. Barcelona Cathedral Catalonians, and those who have come [...]

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 [...]