Chilli Belacan My visit to Cumi Bali has re-ignited my interest in Indonesian cuisine again! Ironically, when I visited Bali last year, the food did not leave that much of an impression on me. Even the world famous Ibu Oka in Ubud did not live up to my expectations. So Indonesian food has been off […]
I am sure you have heard of the legendary hawker street called Hock Lam Street right? Ever wondered where it was originally? Well, Hock Lam street was where Funan Digitalife Mall is standing now. I guess they did not want to call the new shopping centre Hock Lam Centre, so they converted the Hokkien name […]
New Rong Ge Liang Hong Kong Roast: Cheap and Good, The Singapore Dream
Roast Duck $15 for half I think it is unfortunate that a lot of eateries fail to appreciate how much Singaporeans value the value of value. Kia Su (Afraid to lose out) is one of the key cultural pillars of our society and a major aspect of being Kia Su is the compulsion to make […]
Eleven Fingers Curry Rice: Extra Thumb, Extra Taste!
Braised Pork If I were to open an Economical Rice Stall, I would open one that sells Hainanese Curry Rice. The reason is simple. With Hainanese Curry Rice, you only really need six dishes. A good Chicken Curry, Braised Pork, Chap Chye……. Ok, you only need three dishes. The rest can be side dishes which […]
OK, I am going to let you in on a little secret. For the past few months, I have been enjoying this particular pasta dish which I can only describe as Super Shiok. It is the only pasta dish which I have ever eaten again and again. So much so that I have to say […]
Foong Kee: Some say the Char Siew here is the best
It’s been a while since my last post on Foong Kee. The last time I was here to review the wanton mee which is number 1 with quite a number of people, including the writer for Sunday Plus. However, I gave it only a 4.25/5 because I felt that apart from the Char Siew, the […]
This next post is for those who enjoy a simple meal in a simple setting that is simply shiok. This little shop located in the 2nd floor of Orchard Plaza will bring you back to a earlier simpler age. Ok, ok, some of you might be wondering what I am doing at Orchard Plaza. Well, […]
Barcook Bakery: Ooooh so soft and silky, but don’t fight ok?
Cheese and Raisin Bread $1.30 ea In case you still haven’t heard, there’s this place at Hong Lim Centre that sells really soft and irresistable bread which sells out everytime a new tray comes out of the oven. Like every other new pastry fad that hit Singapore, this stall is attracting long queues of people […]
Oven Marvel (formerly Delicious Muffins): Hotel Quality Homemade Puff Pastry
Chicken Pie $2.80 Everytime I think about Chicken Pies, I am reminded of the ones they used to sell in the neighbourhood bakeries in the seventies and eighties. You know, the ones that were shaped like big muffins with a dome shaped top and made with puff pastry. Man, they were good. But then again […]
With AmagadaUni Shot $12 There is little doubt that Japanese food is still the current favourite foreign cuisine amongst Singaporeans and the trend doesn’t look like it is going to wane anytime soon. You get a sense of this just by observing the number of new Japanese eateries that are appearing everywhere. But we also […]
Hock Lam Beef Kway Teow: Let’s Raise the Bar on Beef Kway Teow!
Minipot Shabu Shabu sets starting from $15 (All proceeds donated to Operation Smile) I recently complained to a TV producer that she should not continue to make TV shows that glamourise $2 hawker meals. I mean, do we really want to encourage more hawkers to compete just price rather than to focus on quality? With […]
With Damien Fish and Chips $16 (6 pieces) It always fascinates me when I think about how far apart the cuisines of France and Britain are. One one side you have Foie Gras, Truffles and Pressed Duck and on the other side of the channel the national dish is Fish n Chips and Meat Pies. […]