If you are a child of the 60’s and 70’s, lunch at the Red Star restaurant will transport you back to the days when the only stress was whether you get to be chosen for the soccer team during recess time. Red Star is the kind of restaurant that some people would love while others […]
Har Kou My apologies to all wine connoisseurs. I know that you all love your fermented grape juice and I am sure that it can be paired with Dim Sum, but being a traditionalist, (I am a fair weather traditionalist – you will probably read another post where I extol the marvels of modern cuisine) […]
This restaurant is closed Beijing Roast Duck $88 Don’t you feel sometimes that life is more than just a series of random events happening just by pure coincidence? Well, at least for me, I have always felt that there is an invisible hand guiding me onto the next subject to write about. Recently I have […]
Cafe de Hong Kong: The Search for Fried Rice Paradise
Review and photos by Joao Roasted Crispy Chicken I lived in Melbourne, Australia during my university days and it was during my time there that I discovered my favorite flavor of fried rice. It was (and still is) served at this place on Elizabeth Street called Rose Garden BBQ Shop. Casual dining, family-owned, home-cooked Hong […]
Congrats to Putien for winning one Michelin Star 2016! Fried “Hing Wa” Beehoon Among the Chinese in Singapore, the Hing Wa ethnic group is one of the smaller and lesser known ones. I must confess, prior to writing this post I had little knowledge of the Hing Wa people or their cuisine. Who are the […]
Lai Wah Restaurant: Origins of Yu Sheng and Yam Ring
Lucky Raw Fish Yu Sheng $45 You must feel a little incredulous to see an article about Yu Sheng in May. Well, this is no ordinary Yu Sheng, this is the original plate of Yu Sheng that was first introduced to Singapore during the Chinese New Year of 1964. Up till then, Yu Sheng had […]
Tung Lok Signatures: Its the season for Hairy Crabs!
It is no wonder that Hairy Crabs are a delicacy in China. If these furry little creatures where found in the West, they would simply treat them as pests because they are so difficult to eat. If you are the type who don’t like to eat crabs because you find it difficult to extract the […]
Roland Restaurant: History of Chilli Crabs, this is as Singaporean as it gets!
Singapore Chilli Crabs: At Uniquely Singaporean Dish I don’t think anyone disputed that Chilli Crabs is as Singaporean as the Merlion up till about a few weeks ago when the Malaysian Tourism Minister claimed Chilli Crabs as a Malaysian dish that has been highjacked by Singapore. Rather than achieving her goal, I think the Tourism […]
Chin Huat: Live Seafood: There’s more to Seafood than just Sri Lankan Crabs!
Live US Geoduck (pronounced “Gweeduck”) special promo price $98 each Geoduck is one of the most commonly mispronounced seafood in Singapore. This giant clam which is found in the waters of Canada is actually pronounced “Gweeduck” and has nothing to do with a duck. The Chinese call it a 象拔蚌, lit elephant trunk clam which […]