CUT: Hokkaido Snow Beef is now available in Singapore!
This one is for the serious beef lovers. When CUT started selling real Kobe Beef last year, I thought I could finally close the book on Japanese Wagyu. Having tasted Matsuzaka, Oumi and finally Kobe, I had covered what is widely considered the top three Japanese Wagyu brands and didn’t think that there was a […]
Singapore Prawn Files: The Small Prawns and one very big one!
This final post on Singapore prawns deals with all the small shrimps which are frequently overlooked as they are not as impressive as their larger cousins. They are a pain to de-shell but these shrimps are treasures of tender flavour just waiting to burst in your mouth! They are small by virtue of their species […]
Singapore Prawn Files: The Sand Prawns – Sua Lor, Greasyback, Jinga, Middle, Western King, Red Spot King Prawns
Metapenaeus ensis Greasyback shrimp Sua Lor – Ang Bueh 沙卢 (lit Hut in the sand) – 红尾 (red tail) I first heard of Sua Lor prawns when I spoke to the uncle at Che Jian Fried Hokkien Mee at Chomp Chomp. He told me that he only uses wild caught Sua Lor for his Hokkien […]
The Fishmongers of Lor Ah Soo (Hainanese Village) Wet Market: Will there be Wet Markets in the Future?
I have spent the last few months rediscovering the wonders of our local wet market. Like a lot of Singaporeans, I (used to) do most of my grocery shopping at the supermarket. Well actually, most of the shopping is done by my wife so I don’t really shop for grocery unless I need stuff for […]
Fenneropenaeus indicus Common name: Indian White Prawn Local name: Ang Kar Hei 红脚虾 (lit red leg prawn) Ang Kar prawns are one of the most abundant wild sea prawns which you can find at the wet markets. That is why it is the most common prawn that is used by jumbo Prawn Mee places. The […]
Singapore Prawn Files: The Striped Ones: Tigers, Kuruma and Rainbow Prawns
In this Prawn Files series, I am showcasing the different types of prawns that are available in our local wet markets. Over the years, I have spoken to many hawkers who are passionate about prawns. The uncle at Wah Kee prawn noodles often boasts about his Ang Kah (Red Leg) Prawns and Lum Bueh (Blue […]
Leong Tee Durians: The Durian Cultural Revolution!
When people buy durians, they want two things. One is good durians and two is paying an honest price for it. This is what everybody wants. But as you and I know, it isn’t always easy to fulfill both criteria. I guess that is why most people would stick to a particular durian seller when […]
Ito Kacho Yakiniku Restaurant: Wagyu Beef Yakiniku Cuts Part 3
This is Part 3 of our exploration of Yakiniku Beef Anatomy. If you are a bit lost, may I refer you to Part 1 and Part 2 of Wagyu Anatomy 101 where we covered various cuts of beef from the Ribeye to the Sirloin and the Chuck Rib to the Silverside. In Part 3, we […]
Zai Shun Curry Fish Head: 忘不了,忘不了! Empurau at last!
I have been waiting for the opportunity to taste the Empurau since I first blogged about Zai Shun last year. While I was enjoying his “Sultan” fish, the boss told me that there was an even more exquisite, more expensive, more tok kong, more legendary fish that comes from rivers of Malaysia — The Empurau […]
I got an excited SMS from my durian guru that Ah Seng has been stocking some very good Tawa this season. I had only a very brief encounter with this durian last time, so I had to make a special trip to Ah Seng to find out what the fuss was all about. According to […]
Pulau Ubin is a magical place. Well, let me qualify that. It is a magical place if you are Singaporean but if you live in Malaysia, it probably looks like just another one of their small little kampung towns and you wouldn’t even give a hoot about on your social media app. When I was […]
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 […]