Little India is somewhat like the "Final Frontier" for me or perhaps the "Undiscovered Country". You can walk along its narrow streets and forget that you are actually in Singapore! I actually find Indian food very tasty. The problem is that I can't stomach too much of the spices, so I don't eat it too often. But every now and again, someone would bring me to an Indian meal and I always end up wondering why I don't eat it more often!
Makan House by Ollela: Excellent Bika Ambon and other kuehs!
I spent several months perfecting my Bika Ambon recipe back in 2017. It must be one of the most frustrating kuehs to get right. The key to the kueh lies in the way it is baked. You really can’t do it properly in an ordinary oven, not matter what some blogs say. In the end, […]
I am sure everyone has significant milestones in our own gastronomic journey. One of mine was my “baptism of fire” into Indian cuisine at the age of 13! Growing up in a Chinese family who seldom eat spicy food, I was caught unawares when my new secondary one friend invited me to his home for […]
Biryani is found all over India you can't have a serious conversation about the dish without the mentioning Hyderabadi dhum biryani. Biryani is synonymous with Hyderabad just like Malaysian bak kut teh and Port Klang.
You know, sometimes I think that there are pockets of Singapore which are like the Bermuda Triangle where we locals hardly ever venture and not much appears on the radar. Little India is one of them. Sure, every time I ask around for recommendations on Indian food, several names would pop up but when […]
This restaurant is closed I think there are essentially two schools of foodies when it comes to Nasi Biryani. There are those who like a heavy Biryani where the spices hit you like a truck and there are others who like the rice to be light and aromatic and decide how much masala they want […]
Temasek Indian Rojak: Not one, not Two but three Types of Prawn Fritters!
You like prawn fritters? I think they are one of the bests way to enjoy prawns because the whole prawn if fried so crispy that you eat the whole creature, shell, head, tomally and all. And that is where you get to enjoy the maximum flavour that a single prawn can provide. People go gaga […]
Soon Heng Fish Head Curry: The origins of Curry Fish Head cont….
The restaurant is closed! In my previous post, I managed to establish that it was Gomez who started the whole Fish Head Curry craze in Singapore. But when did the Chinese catch on? Ah, that is a good question. It’s actually the best kind of question because I know the the answer. And the answer […]
Arif tells me that since my first blog post about Bismullah Biryani, he has been motivated to further improve on his recipe because of the enthusiastic response of the kakis. Leading the way is our resident Biryani Buff, Cactuskit who has been the the restaurant 8 times over the last few weeks.I had issued Arif […]
With ChinChaiGuy I hope you realize just how much a part of you food really is. You are what you eat – literally. Don’t you find it amazing that a simple thing like milk can eventually turn into hair, flesh, fat, nerves etc etc? Well, that’s all a baby eats for the first six months […]
With iwatch_ueat, Nuffthing and davienne Ghee Roast “Rocket” Dosa Masala $3 I have said it before and I will repeat it again. Of all the different vegetarian cuisines, the one that would come closest to converting me into a herbivore has to be Indian vegetarian. Yes, it comes closest but I am still far from […]
With damien, liverpool, iwatch_ueat and introducing our travelling Aussie foodie: Blindate Butter Chicken $12.50 This restaurant was recommended by one of the many “Anonymous” readers of the blog in the Tandoori Restaurant blog. He mentioned that the food here was similar to Tandoori, but the prices were slightly lower. Now that sounds good to me! […]