Discovering places like Chui Xiang Kitchen is really what this blog is all about. I really like these small eateries where the owner is also the chef. Chef owner restaurants are more common with cafes and Western eateries, but when it comes to Zi Char and local cuisine, you often find hired hands in the kitchen. Sometimes the owner doesn't even know how to cook! But when you find a small restaurant where the owner happens to be the chef, chances are that the food is going to be a little more special.
The Naked Finn: Hot, Seductive, Addictive Lobster Roll
There are few things as sexy and seductive in the culinary world as a bright red lobster. But like a lot of politicians, they tend to over-promise and under-deliver. How many times have you eaten lobster and gone away thinking that you paid a lot of money just to look at a beautiful shell while […]
I have always been passionate about passionate people. Passion people propel products to the pinnacle of perfection. BUT, there is one quality that surpasses even passion! Obsession. Whereas passion people sit comfortably in the couch of the credulous, obsession drives people into the realm of eccentricity, just shy of contributing to a psychiatrist’s children education […]
Ocean Kingdom Seafood Restaurant: Of Foodies and Deadly Dishes
This restaurant is closed Humans have an innate fascination for novelty. I think I speak on behalf of most foodies here that one of the really exciting things about being a foodie is being able to taste something new. Actually, a foodie is like a collector of sorts. Some people collect stamps (I don’t know […]
Here’s the link to the video on youtube You can also read the online article at xin.sg When the reporter from Channel U asked me to pick a place where we can stage the interview, Ya Kwang immediately came to mind. I chose Ya Kwang because Jason decided to introduce Cze Char dishes right after […]
Lobster Aglio Olio $18.90 for set with soup and drink For those who prefer the Ang Mo version of Lobster Noodles, here is a cafe where you can find it! I dropped into 18 Chefs one day for the baked rice only to be pleasantly surprised that Benny has started serving Lobster pasta as well! […]
700g Live Maine Lobster Noodle $60 This is a Dream come true! I finally managed to persuade a Cze Char Hawker to do a Lobster Noodle for me. And it is not just any Lobster, it’s a Maine Lobster as well. And the best thing is that this large plate of Lobster only costs $60! […]
House of Lobster: The most expensive bowl of Porridge in my life!
Lobster Porridge $50++ with two 350g baby lobsters Lobsters are one of the most photogenic of food subjects. They are a real visual feast. In fact, for every $100 you spend on Lobsters, I think you are paying $50 just for the visual excitement, $30 for the taste that you extract from the shell and […]
chilled Hokkaido scallops with yuzu soya vinaigrette My wife always raved about the Lobster Noodles that she ate in London and claimed that there is nowhere else in the world with better Lobster Noodles. Just when I was wallowing in self-pity about the fact that there is no opportunity in the foreseeable future for me […]