If you are after a family friendly steak house in the East, then the Black Pearl might just be what you are looking for! When I first wrote about them in 2007, they had just started business and it was more of a fine dining concept. (The name was more French too — Perle Noir). […]
Din Tai Fung style pork chop and egg fried rice recipe
It’s hard to imagine that Din Tai Fung has been in Singapore for 15 years already and by now I think most of us are familiar with their pork chop on egg fried rice. It is a favourite, especially amongst the kids and I am sure there are many parents out there who want to […]
Beo Crescent Hainanese Curry Rice: Shiokness to the Max!
There are some eateries that are so shiok that you just have to write about them again. My last story was written in 2008, but at that time, I didn't manage to get the back story from the owner as they were just too busy. This time round, I managed to have nice chat with Mr Pang Tao Chin, 72 who has been serving his incredibly delicious curry rice at this old school coffeeshop for over three decades.
China Street Hainanese Curry Rice: Food for the Soul!
There has been much talk about Singapore seeking an intangible heritage item for the Unesco list. I am not sure if Hainanese curry rice would be iconic enough to be THE intangible item but I think there is enough grounds for it to at least make it into the shortlist.
Siang Hee Restaurant: Ah Yoke’s got some new recipes!
Fragrant Prawns. Price starts from $12 Remember the feisty lady from Siang Hee who has a passion for creating new dishes? Well, she has been at it again and when I went back to eat at her stall, she was enthusiatically telling me about her latest endeavours. I really like this lady because she is […]
With Taukwa and CactuskitFried Sotong with Crispy Garlic $8 Our favourite Thai food when we were living in Bangkok was not the typical staple that we order here whenever we visit a Thai Restaurant. One of my favourite dishes was Pad Krapau which loosely translates to fried basil leaves. Although it is called “Pad Krapau”, […]
No Name Hainanese Curry Rice: Maximum Ommph, Minimum Fuss
Crispy Fried Pork There is really only one word that would adequately describe this meal and that word is SHIOK! Somehow “really tasty”, “yummy”, “delectable” and all the other adjectives don’t really capture the emotional response as well as the word “SHIOK” or even better, “D__n SHIOK!”. It just rolls off your tongue and I […]
This restaurant is closed Risotto Rice Cakes $8++ There is no problem looking for good food in Singapore if money is not a problem. You just have to go to some really high class restaurant and enjoy a great meal. The tricky thing is how to find a place that serves great food but at […]
Yeo Keng Nam Chicken Rice: Should the Rice be fried first?
With the ieatfamily I used to believe that in order to prepare a good chicken rice, the rice had to be fried with garlic first to coat the grains with a thin layer of flavoured oil before cooking in chicken broth. That was how my Hainanese mother-in-law taught my wife to cook it. When I […]
Wow Wow West: Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Old Oak Tree!
Chicken Chop $4 Whoa, tie a yellow ribbon ’round the old oak tree It’s been three long years Do ya still want me (still want me) If I don’t see a ribbon ’round the old oak tree I’ll stay on the bus Forget about us Put the blame on me If I don’t see a […]
I really don’t know why Hainanese Food has such an effect on me. I am not sure if it is the nostalgia attached to it since I have so many fond memories of old Hainanese Coffee Houses like Silver Spoon and Cairnhill Steakhouse. Many Hainanese men worked on “Ang Moh” ships where they learnt how […]