Xiao Chen Handmade Bao Dian: Cheap Coffeeshop Dim Sum
It’s incredible how expensive dim sum is nowadays. When I started the writing about food 10 years ago, a basket of siew mai at a typical dim sum restaurant was around $3.50. Nowadays it is around $5.50 and even $6 in some places! It is no wonder that over the last 10 years we are […]
This post is for everyone who has ever been to Tim Ho Wan but decided to go eat at the restaurant next door instead because of the unbelievably long queue. I know how it feels because I was one of them. After my friend waited for 40 minutes in the queue, we gave up and […]
Majestic Bay Seafood: Will there be Kopi Crab Copy Cats soon?
Will Kopi Crab be the next big thing in the Singapore seafood scene? Every now and then, a chef from somewhere will come up with a new crab dish which takes Singapore by storm. In the fifties, it was Mdm Cher with her Chilli Crabs, in the sixties, Long Beach with Black Pepper Crabs, and […]
I know for a fact that there are a lot of people who are going to be very excited about this post! When I posted the photo of the creamy “liu sar” spilling out of the pau on facebook, it caused quite a stir in our facebook community! But I am sure there are others […]
There are several hawker genres that should do well in Singapore and Dim Sum is one of them. The reason is very simple. Every customer will spend more than $3-4 per pax. If you survey the current hawker scene, you will see Bak Kut Teh stalls springing up all over the place. That is because […]
Shi Wei Xiang HongKong Tim Sum: Happiness is finding something Cheap and Good!
Fried Yam Puff (Wu Kok) 70 cents ea Happiness is finding something good to eat. Delight is finding something good to eat that is cheap! What can be better then to enjoy a breakfast dim sum with the family, pairing your Siew Mai with a cup of strong kopi while reading your news on the […]
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) […]
Peach Garden Restaurant: Registration for the Canon – ieat Food Photography Workshop is Open!
Thanks for your overwhelming response! The class is full, but you can still be put on the waiting list. Please write to [email protected] We will try to accommodate as many as possible. Scallop and Prawn “Dragon Eyes” Dumpling $4.50++ The next Canon-ieat Food Photography workshop is going to be held at Peach Garden Restaurant at […]
J.H.K Restaurant: Hong Kong Cuisine at Heartland Prices
This restaurant is closed! Yee Mee $6 A lot of people tell me that Pasir Ris is a foodie’s desert and there are not many great eateries around. It seems to me that most of the newer estates like Pasir Ris, Punggol and Sengkang all suffer from the same problem. Older estates like Commonwealth, Toa […]
KL Eats: Restoran Key Hiong – Lo Mai Kai you will drool over
Lo Mai Kai The best Lo Mai Kai I have ever eaten in my life was in Petaling Jaya. That was 7 years ago when I visited my cousin in KL. It was one of those moments of epiphany which one never forgets. It is too bad that I wasn’t a blogger then, so I […]
Crystal Jade Dining In: Best Dim Sum since my Hong Kong Trip
Crispy Roasted Pork Belly $9 What is your favourite part of the pig? Well, mine are pork cheeks for braising, pork chops for Tonkatsu, pork ribs for Bak Kut Teh and Pork Belly for anything. Well, not really anything. Pork belly is good for Kong Bak, Char Siew, Bacon, and of course Sio Bak. Amongst […]