You probably heard about Roast Paradise, the upstart Cantonese Roast stall at Old Airport Road started by two young men that quit the nightclub scene to pursue a hawker’s life. They managed to quickly attracted long queues to their stall soon after their opening and within a year became well on their way to hawker stardom. […]
Attended the media preview of Luke’s Lobster which will be serving their famous lobster rolls this Wed 23 Sep at the entrance of Isetan at Shaw Centre. I am sure some of you here would have lined up for their lobster rolls in Tokyo and NY before.
Tendon is one of those things that I love to eat. It ranks up there with Hokkien mee, pizzas and hamburgers as one dish wonders whose craving can be satisfied without having to spend too much! When it comes to tendon, my gold standard has always been Tenfusa in Tsukiji market (now in Toyosu). I […]
I first met Aston when he opened “Astons Specialties” along East Coast Road back in Aug 2006. At the time, he had just taken the bold step of moving from his western food stall in the corner coffeeshop into his own shop space. I would never have imagined that Astons Specialties would grow to become […]
Fook Kin Roasted Meat: Hipster Hawkers Cantonese Roasts
The last decade has been an interesting time for the evolution of Singapore cuisine. Our hawker food is gradually moving out of the hawker centres into their own standalone eateries and our next generation of Singaporean hawkers are doing it in style!
Da Shi Jia Big Prawn Noodle: The evolution of Singapore food
Singapore cuisine is undergoing puberty. In the last decade of so, it has quickly evolved from simple, austere hawker food to the stand alone restaurants with some even trying to elevate it to the level of fine dining!
Japanese food used to be so exclusive. This was certainly the case when Shima opened its doors in 1980. At that time, it was the only Japanese restaurant in town, which is quite hard to believe, seeing today's vibrant Japanese food scene. But there was a time when the average Singaporean would balk at eating a slice of raw fish, not to mention paying a premium for food that doesn't even require any cooking! Those were the days when "chashoba" (green tea soba) could be mistaken for "cha siu bak" (roast pork)!
The California roll was created over five decades ago in Los Angeles by Chef Ichiro Mashita who substituted tuna with avocado during the tuna off-season. He thus started the American sushi revolution which soon gave rise to sushi rolls named after the other states. In Seattle, they made their rolls out of smoked salmon and called it, surprise surpise, the Seattle roll. The Philadelphia roll had cream cheese in it and in New Mexico the sushi roll gets spiced up with chillies!
It might be debatable as to whether Teck Kee is the oldest Pau stall in Singapore, but I would say that they are probably the most well known brand. Who here doesn’t recognize the iconic logo that is printed on the piece of paper at the bottom of each pau? I must have peeled it […]
Orchard Cafe: A Case of observing Flowers while Riding a Horse
Pig Trotters with Bee Hoon It’s hard to blog about buffets because it’s a case of 走马看花, ie trying to appreciate the flowers while riding at full gallop on a horse. Often there is so many different things to eat that you eat a bit of each but fail to appreciate the individual dish on […]