If you are after a family friendly steak house in the East, then the Black Pearl might just be what you are looking for! When I first wrote about them in 2007, they had just started business and it was more of a fine dining concept. (The name was more French too — Perle Noir). […]
Joo Chiat Constituency turns 60 this year and will be celebrating it’s birthday with a Carnival with rides, live entertainment, games and, of course, good food which I have helped to curate from around the Joo Chiat area! We did a food trail to visit some of the eateries in Siglap who will be participating […]
I thought I was cured of my pizza fixation when I finally published my homemade pizza recipe in 2012. I had spent quite a lot of time researching and experimenting with my pizza dough which culminated in procuring a specialized pizza oven at home. At the time, I thought that that was it. Apart from […]
Lai Huat Sambal Fish (East Coast): 2nd Gen Zi Charpreneur
If you ask anyone where to eat Sambal fish, the name Lai Huat would invariably get mentioned. But just like other popular eateries like "Hong Kong St" and "Ubin Seafood" there are more than one Lai Huat, so which one are they referring to and are these eateries related or did someone just set up his own restaurant and claim the "Lai Huat" name just because they had worked in the kitchen for a few months?
Crab Bee Hoon $28 per plate The Ah Chek at Seng Kee Bak Chor Mee has been busy experimenting with Cze Char dishes ever since Seng Kee Bak Chor Mee decided to open for the evenings. In many ways, he is doing what our friend Jason at Ya Kwang was doing before he migrated to […]
I went down to Big Ben’s Pies last month with my son only to find that there were a whole lot of contractors at the shop who told me that the shop had changed owners! My son was devastated because Big Ben’s pies were his favourite. So, I updated on the blog that the shop […]
With ieatjr The meat pie was one of my favourite eats when I was studying in Australia. You can get them at just about every corner eatery that you can find. It’s one of those foods that I often get a craving for, just like Hokkien Mee and Satay. It’s not easy to find a […]
With SCS Butter Tucked deeper in this little Coffeeshop in Siglap is a smoked duck joint that looked pretty promising. Actually this LTN coffeeshop is pretty horribly laid out. There is little exposure for the stalls that are deep inside the coffeeshop but I am beginning to appreciate just how many gems there are in […]
With SCS Butter What’s the big difference between Hainanese Pork Chop Curry Rice and Japanese Tonkatsu Curry Rice? Well, one costs $4 at a hawker centre and the other costs $12 at a restaurant. Ok, there are of course differences in the taste of the curry, the seasoning of the pork and the type of […]
Empress Place Beef Kway Teow: Teochew Beef Kway Teow got no gravy one!
With SCS Butter Did you realise that most of the hawker food that we are familiar with are less than a century old? It’s true! A few of our most famous heritage stalls can trace their roots back to around the early 1900’s. That makes it about 3 or 4 generations from then till now. […]
I usually end up eating Yong Tau Foo when I feel that I want something that is reasonably tasty yet healthy. So the idea of a big bowl of soup with Toufu, vegetables and other stuff that has been blanched in water seems to me a good idea for healthy food. Of course, if you […]