Yi Liu Xiang Nasi Lemak – Simple and Satisfying Nasi Lemak for $2.50!
In this day and age, it is hard to find something for less than $3 at the hawker centre and still hope that it is made with passion and quality ingredients. But here it is. The Nasi Lemak at Lor Ah Soo Market must be the holy grail of the economic-gastro pilgrim seeking the sacred chalice […]
Cafe de Hong Kong or should I say Cze Char de Hong Kong
Cafe de Hong Kong was discovered by one of our makan kakis (ijeff) back in 2009 at the height of the Hong Kong Cafe scene. Since then, it has been one of the regular places to eat for some of our kakis. They started off as a restaurant that served authentic Hong Kong food at […]
Motorino: Napoletana Style Pizza from New York!
Pizzas have come a long way in Singapore since I was a kid. My first encounter with the pizza was with Pizza Hut which introduced Singaporeans to the all American pie back in 1981. Soon after, the local chain, Milanos began to cash in on the craze and I can still remember ordering their heart […]
Kanda Wadatsumi: Sea Squirts, Bering Sea Cockles and Coho Salmon
Sea Squirt, Ascidian, Sea Pineapple Halocynthia roretzi Japanese: Hoya This post is for the hardcore gastrogeeks. What is a gastrogeek, I hear you ask? Well, over the years I have been trying to find a term to describe myself as a person who loves to eat, shoot and post stories about food. The press usually refer […]
Ubin Kitchen: Steamed Crab with Glutinous Rice!
I have never been to Pulau Ubin for seafood as a kid, so I can’t really tell you how good the seafood there really was. But I was told that there was a person by the name of “Ah Guang” who was quite well known for his seafood. That Ah Guang came back to the […]
Singapore Foodie T Shirt: Why U Bo Jio?
Introducing the latest Singaporean Foodie T Shirt! What do you say when you see your friends posting delicious food that you did not get to eat? What do you say when your friend posted photos of the BBQ he had at home which you were not invited? What do you say when everyone else seems […]
Lau Ah Tee Bak Kut Teh: Old School Bak Kut Teh and Steam Fish!
My interest in the history of hawker food started back in 2007 when I wrote about Ya Hua Bak Kut Teh. This blog was still in its infancy then but after almost a year of eating at all the famous hawker stalls, I began to realise just how unique our hawker food really is. I […]
The Durian Tree: Honesty is the Best Durian Policy
I started writing about durians back in 2008. At the time, I was motivated by the quest for durian knowledge precipitated by the emergence of so many different durian cultivars which was unheard of when I was a kid. Everyone knew of Mao Shan Wang and D24 but there was scant information about these cultivars and […]
Durian Mobilization 2015!
Durian season is upon us again! This year, there is a bumper crop, so we are really going to have a FEAST! I have been doing durian makan sessions since 2008 and every year, we always try to do something for charity. This year, I am very happy to announce that we will be inviting […]
Singapore Fish Files: Spanish Mackeral, Spotted King Mackeral and Korean Seerfish
Spanish Mackeral, Narrow-Barred Mackeral Scomberomorus commerson Teochew/Hokkien: Batang, , Mandarin 马鲛鱼 (ma jiao yu) Mal Tengiri Batang Links: Fishbase, Identification key The Spanish Mackeral, locally known as batang, is a popular food fish in Singapore. It is commonly used for fish soups and otah. They belong to the family Scombridae which are a pelagic species whose […]
Good Chance Popiah: Another Next Gen Zi Char Chef!
Good chance popiah has got a few things going for it. Aside from the fact that it is opened by a 3rd gen Singaporean chef who is super passionate about food, they also have a few items which are unique to their restaurant which is difficult to find elsewhere. There are also very few restaurants […]
Batam Orphanage Update and Makan Session
It is so wonderful to see that the new orphanage building coming along so nicely! When we first visited the kids in Batam last year, we were so appalled by their living conditions and it is good to know that by September this year, they will be moving into their new home! Kudos to Project […]