Tong Heng Confectionary: Runaway King of Egg Tarts
When you talk about egg tarts in Singapore, most people will point you to Tong Heng Confectionery for their iconic pastry. In our recent facebook survey, it comfortably garnered 47 out of 90 votes which is quite a feat considering the next runner up only had less than 10 votes! I think Tong Heng’s popularity […]
Walk into Song Fa Bak Kut Teh during a busy lunch time and what do you see? People. Lots of people. Lots of people holding pork bones gingerly with a pincer grip teasing the meat off the bones while trying not to get too much soup on their fingers. Look closely. What do you really […]
Chao Shan Cuisine: As Teochew as the Teochew Ah Bah that runs it!
Liver Rolls and Pork Aspic $28 The best type of Teochew food are the ones that are cooked by a Hao Lian Teochew Ah Bah (Teochew man proud of his craft). Even better if the Teochew Ah Bah has been cooking Teochew food for the last 30 years! Even more better if the said Ah […]
Snails $18 The Pub. In Singapore that means the Public Utilities Board. In England that means a place where one can order a beer and some food. The Bar. For some people, that is the where you are called to after years of reading law. For others it is where you go to sit on […]
Soy Sauce Chicken $32 each (2.5kg chicken) Think about it. If you told someone who hasn’t tasted chicken rice before that you’re going to bring him to eat a dish of boiled chicken, he’d probably tell you that he has to go see a man about a dog. I think in general, most people would […]
BBQ Live Prawns $8.50 for four The first time I came across the name “Le Chasseur”, I thought it was a French restaurant. Then when I found out that it was serving local cuisine, I thought it was some French way of saying “The Char Siew”. Then I found myself standing right in front of […]
OTTO Ristorante: They say the Pastas here are great!
Hokkaido scallop carpaccio with saffron vinaigrette and black Taggia olives powder $28 My last Italian meal at another well known Italian restaurant was quite a disaster. Well, to be fair, it wasn’t bad, it just wasn’t great. To me the key to any great restaurant is the chef, no matter if he comes from Italy, […]
Peach Garden Restaurant: Registration for the Canon – ieat Food Photography Workshop is Open!
Thanks for your overwhelming response! The class is full, but you can still be put on the waiting list. Please write to [email protected] We will try to accommodate as many as possible. Scallop and Prawn “Dragon Eyes” Dumpling $4.50++ The next Canon-ieat Food Photography workshop is going to be held at Peach Garden Restaurant at […]
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 […]