Katong Sin Chew Confectionery: Old School Curry Buns!!
My friend, Cactuskit, has been wanting to introduce me to this old school bakery for the longest time! I don’t know why it took me so long before I finally got to visit, but when I finally held the soft, fluffy and warm buns in my hands, I knew I was holding something special. The […]
As the name suggests, Firebake is all about food that is cooked with fire. But not just any puny little gas fire, we are talking about real fire, primitive caveman fire, made by burning wood! Argh! Argh! Argh! And we are not talking about a single wood fire oven like what you find at some pizza restaurants either.
I still remember the bad old days in the 70's when there was only one type of bread. Those were the days before Gardenia introduced sliced white bread which was "so good you can eat it on its own". In those days, when mum told me to go buy bread, it meant running down to the kek ai (grocery store) to pick up a loaf of traditional kaya toast bread which the lady would slice on the spot.
I thought I was cured of my pizza fixation when I finally published my homemade pizza recipe in 2012. I had spent quite a lot of time researching and experimenting with my pizza dough which culminated in procuring a specialized pizza oven at home. At the time, I thought that that was it. Apart from […]
Freshly Baked by Le Bijoux: Freshly Baked Bread and Smoked Beef Brisket!
“Give us this day our daily bread.” I used to recite this as a school boy at St Andrew’s School almost every morning. It didn’t make much sense to me back then, because we ate mostly rice. Bread in the 70′s meant those soft white traditional loaves which they used to hand slice in front […]
This stall is closed Croissant $1.50 Where in the world can you eat an authentic French croissant with a cup of Kopi for less than $3? Mackenzie Road, that’s where. Located just diagonally across from the former Rex Cinema is this tiny little French Patisserie which serves one of the best Croissants in Singapore and […]
Do you like Charsiew Polo Buns? I do and I wanted to try baking some myself so I casually asked our favourite Hong Kong Masterchef, Gen Shu if he would be willing to share his recipe with us. Not only was he willing, but he even volunteered his friend Chef Ip to come over to […]
Reviewed by Damien The Chocolate Travona Cakes ($28.80/500gm and $56.80/1kg) First established in the far eastern enclave of Changi Village, the proprietors of Chef Icon heeded the calls of their regulars to centralize their operations and moved closer to the CBD. I’m extremely glad they did. Now nestled in a quaint conservation shophouse along Kampong […]
Serangoon Gardens Bakery and Confectionary: Good old Curry Buns!
Luncheon Meat Buns As with many things in life, the simple things are often the best. When it comes to soft buns, we Singaporeans have been spoilt for choice since Breadtalk started the trend of the fancy soft buns years ago. Before that, we were all quite happy with our curry buns, hot dog buns, […]
Barcook Bakery: Ooooh so soft and silky, but don’t fight ok?
Cheese and Raisin Bread $1.30 ea In case you still haven’t heard, there’s this place at Hong Lim Centre that sells really soft and irresistable bread which sells out everytime a new tray comes out of the oven. Like every other new pastry fad that hit Singapore, this stall is attracting long queues of people […]
With smart, iwatch_ueat and damien This is my first visit to this Confectionery and I felt like I was a kid again at a toy store. Almost everything here is so delectable that I felt I wanted to buy the whole shop! First up was the Kueh Dah Dah which Damien highly recommended. The big […]
Sofra Turkish Cafe and Restaurant: At last! A Decent Donar Kebab!
One of the things I must always have whenever I back to my family home in Sydney is to have a Donar Kebab. You can get one at almost every street corner and most of them have quite a decent tasting Donar Kebab. The very very best one I ever had was in a little […]