Jin Fine Dining’s Buta Kakuni Kamameshi recipe!
Kamameshi is a Japanese dish where rice is cooked in a stock together with some ingredients. The resulting rice soaks up all the umamilicious flavours of the stock making it a dish that can be eaten on its own. But you can also top it with things like buta kakuni (braised pork), hokkaido snow beef […]
Shanghai Xiao Long Bao: XLB Quick Fix!
One of my all time favourite snack is the Xiao Long Bao. I just love these little balloons of flavour which pop in your mouth and covers the palate with its porky goodness. I don’t remember eating Xiao Long Bao as a kid. I think it only became popular in Singapore within the last decade. […]
Kanda Wadatsumi: Pride Fish of Shizuoka!
Not only is the food authentic, they bring in the best seafood from the different prefectures in Japan every month. So, you get to literally travel all over Japan to taste the speciality seafood from each region!
Wee’s Family Coffee Shop: Zi Char for the Family!
This is a very competent Zi Char in the Bedok area that is worth checking out. The standard is much better than your average neighbourhood Zi Char. Milton is quite particular about his food, so the dishes are well curated. He also happens to own a wine shop and wine-lovers will appreciate the fact that corkage is free and you are welcome to bring a few bottles of your own!
Singapore Fish Files: Pomfrets and Pompanos
These four fishes are grouped together because they are all known as "Chior" 鲳 by the Teochews/Hokkiens, although scientifically, they belong to different families. They are similar in size and shape but quite different in flavour and texture.
Best Eats Around Hakodate, Hokkaido Part 2
One of the best things to do in Hakodate is to drive out to the beautiful Onuma Quasi National Park (Onuma Koen) where you can smell the green grass, pat a few cows and indulge in an ice cream or two, or three…
Chef Kang’s Kitchen: The Return of the Canton Wokman!
Fans of Chef Kang of the defunct Canton Wok will be ecstatic to know that our favourite Cantonese Chef is back and this time he means business! After a short hiatus, Chef Kang has opened a little boutique restaurant which seats only 40 pax and doing what he does best — sparring with the wok! It was […]
Best Eats in Hakodate, Hokkaido Part I
For lovers of Japanese food, Hokkaido is indeed the promised land, flowing with milk and uni! Ask your sushi chef where the best uni, hotate and kombu comes from and they will tell you it's Hokkaido. Where does the best milk and ice-cream come from? Hokkaido. With the effect of global warming, Hokkaido is now also producing some of the best rice in Japan.
Simple Bergedil Recipe!
Bergedil aka perkerdel kentang in Indonesia is a well loved local snack which can be eaten on its own or frequently served with lontong or mee soto. The traditional recipe involves first deep frying the potatoes and shallots separately and then mashing and moulding it into little pucks for deep frying.
CUT: Red Poll 42 Day Dry Aged Grass Fed Beef!
There has been quite a bit of discussion about grass-fed vs grain-fedbeef in recent years. You hear chefs and food show hosts touting its flavour and health benefits on TV and food activists decrying the cruelty of feed-lots where the cattle spend its last few months fattening up for the slaughter. It is said […]
Jin Fine Dining: ieatishootipost Summer Menu 2015
The ieatishootipost set has been very well received at Jin Fine Dining since I posted it back in Nov 2014. I think Singaporeans know a good deal when they see one. This summer season, I continue to work with my good friend Chef Thomas to introduce quality Japanese ingredients at affordable prices to you all. […]
Coffee Break: Young Female Kopi Sock Barista!
Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the poster girl for the future of our kopi culture! After searching high and low, I finally found Faye, a next generation kopi barista who, after spending years brewing espresso coffee has decided to return to her roots and take over the family kopi stall founded by her […]
Cheng’s @27: Home-cooked Hainanese Zi Char
It’s amazing how time flies! My last blog post on Cheng’s Delicacies was back in Nov 2007! Wow, 8 years went by just liddat (like that)! I can still remember the last visit there and how impressed I was with the Hokkien Mee and pork belly! I am not sure why I haven’t been […]