Chin Mee Chin: Where does the Soul of an Eatery Reside?
There are not many culinary institutions left in Singapore, much less those that can boast of an almost 100-year history. So when Chin Mee Chin shuttered its gates in 2018, I am sure that fans of the old-school confectionery must have been crestfallen. However, back then, there was talk of a possible resurrection, so we all held up hope that the gates would open again someday soon.
Just what is Singapore cuisine? We have been trying to define it for the longest time, but the answer seems to be as elusive as the answer to the "Meaning of life" or "Why is there suffering in this world" or "Does my wife really mean it when she says she doesn't need any presents for Christmas?"
We really missed our road trips, so we decided to do one in Singapore. Our mission was to discover some of the most Ulu places to eat where you can feel as if you are somewhere else! When we really started looking we were pleasantly surprised to find quite a few gems on our little […]
It’s the most, wonderful time, of the year … Whether you had a good, trying or even languishing year, you deserve a break to soak in the festive lights and holiday atmosphere and go on date nights with a loved one. One thing we try to do as a married couple is to plan date […]
The original idea for Curate was that it would be a place to showcase Michelin Star Chefs from all over the world. We visited when they had just launched the concept back in 2016 and managed to experience three Michelin star chef Esben Holmboe Bang's menu without having to fly all the way to Oslo!
Yakiniku-GO Plus – Premium Wagyu at Competitive Prices
A piece of grilled Wagyu on a nugget of steamy Japanese rice is one of those things I really enjoy. So, the recent appearance of casual Yakiniku restaurants like Yakiniku Go is a most welcomed addition to the ever-growing local Japanese food scene.
If you are a regular at NEX like us, you'd be delighted to know that the old Shokuten at B1 has just been transformed into &JOY Japanese Food Street which features 8 dining concepts in a single location. These are mainly fast service restaurants where you can enjoy an authentic Japanese meal, from as little as $8.80++!
You may recall that I wrote about Jin Fine Dining back in 2014 when they first opened. At the time, Chef Thomas created quite a buzz with his $80, 8 course set menu which featured everything you'd look forward to eat at a Japanese restaurant for one great price.
By @FeiEats When my friend invited us for a meal at her sister’s newly opened Izakaya, we certainly weren’t expecting Ippai to be a modern and sleek restaurant located at Dorsett Residences. The place looked expensive, but we were pleasantly surprised to discover that the prices were not too bad and more importantly, there were […]
Sichuan Douhua has a new executive Chef who has taken the restaurant in a radically new direction in keeping with the times. Chef Hoo Chee Keong had previously worked at Majestic restaurant and Mott 32 before taking the helm of Sichuan Douhua and showcases his modern take on traditional Cantonese cuisine in a very approachable $88, 6 […]
I grew up knowing only one kind of hotpot which we used to refer to as "Steamboat". It's the kind that mum would make by putting together a pot of chicken broth, some meats, seafood, and a simple chilli sauce. Truth be told, I wasn't a big fan of hotpot in my younger days. Poached chicken just didn't quite appeal to me as much as fried chicken, burgers or beef steaks!
I am not a Korean food expert, but my friend, Cactuskit is. He’s the type of guy who would pack his four kids into an MPV and drive across the Korean Peninsula to look for good food! So, when he told me that he has found his new, favorite Korean restaurant, I thought that I might […]