Vintec V40SGeS3 Wine Fridge
I have been wanting to get a wine fridge for the longest time. I am not a big wine collector as I am only a social drinker, but I do have a few bottles which I have picked up over the years. These bottles have been lying in my cupboard thus far and all I […]
Ieat’s cooking show: Ep 1 Teochew Steam Pomfret
Steamed pomfret is a classic Teochew dish and Mr Koh of Fragrant Garden Teochew restaurant shows us how he cooks it at the restuarant! This is the best way to savour the soft, tender flesh of the Chinese Pomfret (pampus chinensis, dao chior). Ingredients Chinese pomfret or silver pomfret 600-700g Salted mustard green 1/2 cup […]
Sixties Teochew Traditional Minced Meat Noodles: Old School is Best!
I have, of late been on a Bak Chor Mee renaissance. I do go through food phases, just like any other foodie and currently, I am again on my Bak Chor Mee phase. This latest food phase was inspired by the bak chor mee at this very stall which is my current favourite place to […]
Jin Ji Braised Duck: Next Gen Braised Bento!
Here is a glimpse of the future of our hawker food! A braised bento set. Being an entreport, Singapore has always been a crucible for cultural rempah (spice paste). In the past, the Malays were introduced to the hokkien noodles by the Chinese and mee rebus was born. The Indians married the Chinese love for […]
Best Traditional Eats in Old Madrid
One of the best things about my trip to Madrid was its sense of history. Spanish people like things the way they are, so there are many quaint old restaurants in Madrid which have changed little in centuries. It is not surprising then, that the world’s oldest restaurant listed in the Guinness book of World […]
Kok Sen Restaurant: Solid Old School Cze Char!
Time flies. The last time I wrote about Kok Sen restaurant was back in 2007 which was 8 years ago! At that time, I would never have imagined that I would still be blogging about food in 2015! Anyway, if you are one my readers who actually read the post on Kok Sen which was […]
MasterChef Asia: Do You have What it Takes to Be the First Ever MasterChef Asia?
I am so excited that the world’s most loved cooking competition will be held in Singapore for the very first time and it’s going to be an Asian wide event that will pit amateur cooks from all over Asia including Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines and countries as far away as China and Taiwan! Wouldn’t it be […]
Roots and Wings: Batam Orphanage Project
Come find out more! Join us for afternoon tea where we will present details of the orphanage. The members of Project Huios and the director of the orphanage from Batam will be present to answer your questions. There are also monthly trips to visit the orphanage which you may sign up for! I look forward to meeting you there!
Best Places for Tapas in Madrid
One of the best things you can do in Spain is to go on a tapas tour! In Spain, lunch is served from 2pm to 4pm and dinner is 9pm to 11pm. In between, when you are feeling a little peckish you can simply step into one of the numerous bars, order yourself a drink […]
Together, We can Make it Better!
I am sure that this video would have put a smile on your face and brighten up your day! But do you wonder why? One of the little secrets to finding happiness in life is to do something nice for someone else. I think in our busyness we sometimes become very inward looking and forget […]
Sushi Mieda: Intimate vs Intimidating Sushi
Eating Sushi can be an intimate or an intimidating affair especially at high end places where there is a limited number of seats and you are within cutting distance of the chef’s sushi knife. Even when it is intimidating, it can be a fun intimidation or a stressful one. It all boils down to the […]
Happy Go Round: A tribute to our Foreign Workers
“Happy Go Round” is an initiative to reach out to those segments of our society whom I feel have been largely ignored. The idea is simple. Food = Happiness. So we spread happiness around through food! Singapore depends on these foreign workers who have left their own homes to work on our shores to build […]
Da Tou Xia Prawn Mee: If at first you don’t succeed…
There is a very peculiar quirk in our Singapore food culture which the Japanese would find very surprising. Whenever you order a hawker dish here in Singapore, the soup is always regarded as a freebie. So it is not unusual for us to expect a refill of the soup whenever we eat Bak Kut Teh. […]