There are two things about Skirt that I am very excited about. Firstly, they are the first steak house in Singapore who are aging their own beef and secondly, they are one of the few to use an Argentinian Parilla to grill their meat! In a market where the competition for the patronage of serious […]
Sous Vide Steaks: Flavourful, Tender and Environmentally Friendly Steaks
Of late, I have been doing a bit of reading about my favourite meat – beef. Now, I like pork, chicken, lamb and seafood, but beef has a special place in my heart. I remember that as a kid, we always get really excited when mom cooks beef steaks and some of my most memorable […]
In Part 1, we discussed some of the more familiar cuts of Beef used for steaks. They are the prime cuts which are located on the top (back) of the cow. The meat is tender because the muscles don’t work very hard. However when it comes to Yakiniku, the tender steak cuts are not necessarily […]
The inspiration for the next series of posts came from watching this episode of the Korean food drama, Gourmet (Sik Gaek ??) where the protagonist, Sung Chan took part in a beef tasting contest in which he had to identify different cuts of beef blindfolded! This got me really intrigued, and I told myself that […]
Tsukiji Market: What you need to know about Maguro (Tuna)
Unlike Shiromi-dane (white flesh fish) which include fish like Tai (Sea Bream), Hirame (Olive Flounder) and Kanpachi (Amberjack), there is essentially only one fish that qualifies as Akami-dane and that is Tuna.
Kong Lee Hup Kee Trading: Tale of Durian Couple selling the Fruit of Love!
I began this Durian season with the frustration of having met some down right crooked Durian sellers. So I embarked on a new series of Durian exploration with renewed vigor and was very blessed to have the assistance of Durianologist, Tommy Lim who has been providing me with tips on where to find the best […]
This particular post came to be because of the persistence of Ms R R Wong who wrote to me emphatically that I cannot allow this Durian season to pass me by without visiting 818 Durians for the ultimate Mao Shan Wang experience. From her long and detailed message, it would seem that the lady has […]
Combat Durians: The King of the Cat Mountain Kings
My quest for the ultimate Durian has brought me to one of the oldest and possibly the most famous of Durian sellers. This is where Durian Devotees make their annual pilgrimage to pay homage to the Durian deity and prostrate themselves before the “King of Kings”(王中王). Anyway, I found myself at this Durian stall located […]
Ah Seng Durians: Why are Durian Sellers all called Ah Something
Have you ever noticed that there are a lot of Durian Sellers who are known as Ah Something? Maybe it is just the ones that I have visited. But so far his week, I have written about Ah Loon and Ah Kok, now I want to introduce you to Ah Seng. Maybe we are all […]
Katong Durians: Will the real Mao Shan Wang please stand up?
I went to Geylang, to buy some Liu Lian, It is the season and I feel very gian, I want Liu Lian…..Oh oh oh, I want Liu Lian… He told me this is the best Mao Shan Wang, Eat already will feel very swang I want Liu Lian…. Oh oh oh, I want Liu Lian….. […]
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 […]
Ozaki Wagyu Farm: The Quest to produce the World’s Best Beef!
Do you remember the first time you tasted Wagyu Beef? I certainly did and I am sure most of you would too because Wagyu is just one of those paradigm shattering experiences that you are not likely to forget. Wagyu has since lost some of its mystique, now that it is readily available in Singapore. […]