Here's a really shiok prawn mee that has managed to evade many a listicle. I think part of the reason is that they are located in a semi-secluded neighbourhood coffeeshop and so its popularity is largely confined to fans within a certain radius.
Mei Chin Fish Soup: Tai Seng Industrial Estate Gem!
Thanks to my Auto Rescue Kaki, I discovered another gem of a fish soup stall that managed to remain under the foodie radars because of its location in Tai Seng Industrial Estate. Click here for more Industrial Estate Gems This particular stall, which has been here for the last 23 years, serves classic Teochew style […]
Ieat’s Chinese Roast Pork, Siu Yuk, Sio Bak Recipe II
I managed to pick up a few more tips in the last 3 years and have updated the recipe for a juicier, more flavourful sio bak! It's one of those things that is really worth doing at home as it is relatively easy and you are sure to get a few "wows" and "oohs" which is really satisfying!
Bedok Bak Chor Mee: Bak Chor Mee Soup in the City!
Bedok has its own style of Bak Chor Mee, just like Katong has its own style of Laksa. When you mention “Bedok Bak Chor Mee”, what immediately comes to mind is a bowl of noodle submerged in a robust soup thick with minced pork.
My romance with Fish and Chips was kindled at a very young age while reading Enid Blyton’s Famous Five novels. In those days, Fish and Chip weren’t as readily available as they are now, and so I had to imagine what a meal of battered Cod, Haddock or Plaice and freshly fried chips wrapped in […]
How to Make Roti Prata aka Roti Canai: Everything you need to know!
How time flies! It’s been 10 years since I posted this recipe for roti prata! So, for this 10th anniversary, I have shot another video on how to make Roti Prata! Many people have used the recipe and have written back with photos of their success! Most are people living overseas where it is not […]
Hong Kong style scrambled egg sandwich with luncheon meat recipe
This scrambled egg sandwich is inspired by my visit to the Australian Dairy Company in Hong Kong. Contrary to what the name might suggest, the restaurant has nothing to do with the Australian Dairy corporation and is certainly not owned by them. Instead, they are the typical Hong Kong cha chaan teng which serves breakfast […]
My son James and I had actually embarked on another burger survey before the Circuit Breaker was announced to update our Best Burger list which we wrote in 2016. Half of the burger joints we listed had since been defunct and what has happened in the last four years has been the rise of the […]
Shanghainese Scallion Oil Noodles Recipe: Super Simple, Super Shiok
This classic Shanghainese scallion oil noodle recipe ranks as one of the most satisfyingly shiok, yet stupefyingly simple recipes that I have ever come across. It is a classic in Jiangnan cuisine! All you need is a pack of fresh noodles, scallions, dried prawns, oil and soy sauce and you can make yourself a plate […]
When I first wrote about Gen Shu (Uncle Kun) back in 2009, it really caused quite a stir amongst the internet foodies. Gen Shu had been a Hong Kong masterchef for many years with his last stint before retirement as the Executive chef of Mouth Restaurant. However, he soon got bored staying at home and decided to come out of retirement to open his own hawker stall in Toa Payoh Lor 4.
When we first dined at Restaurant JAG last year, I predicted that Chef Jeremy Gillion’s passion for exotic European herbs and vegetables would surely win him a Michelin Star and indeed, that premonition came to pass later that year! The good news is that even after winning a Michelin Star, prices of their degustation menu […]
Botan Japanese Restaurant: Chef Thomas’ Special Signature Set!
Fans of veteran Chef Thomas Kok will know that our gallivanting chef has moved five times since I first wrote about him at Hokkaido sushi in 2011. And, I am not even his oldest fan, I’ve even met customers who have been following him since his Nanten days in the 80′s! Having been in the […]