Hashida Sushi: Balancing Art and Tradition
I first met Kenjiro "Hatch" Hashida back in 2013 when he had just opened Hashida Sushi at level two of the Mandarin Gallery. I was at once smitten by his vintage anago tsume (sauce) which has an unbroken lineage of over 135 years!
Lobster Ee Meen Recipe: Wishing you a prosperous Chinese New Year!
Chinese New Year is the time where to we can gather and bless each other with prosperity and longevity. So here is a recipe that symbolises both of these blessings!
The Original Katong Laksa: It really is the Original!
We are living in the days of fake news, fake food, fake brands and fake accolades. I don't know about you, but it really irks me when new restaurants pop up claiming to trace their lineage back to the 60s or to be the original one from Tiong Bahru or Toa Payoh or Queenstown. But if you try to dig a little deeper, you hit bottom pretty soon, because the claims turn out to be as shallow as the soup in a fine dining establishment.
Top 10 Singapore Food Finds of 2016!
This year is quite special for me as it marks 10 years of eating, shooting and posting my food adventures online. I am grateful to God for all the friends I have made over the years and the wonderful food epiphanies we have shared together!
Easy Recipe Ideas for Christmas Leftovers
Kids love cheesy baked rice! Here is a simple cheese sauce that is easy to make and is so versatile that you can convert almost any leftovers into something the kids will go gaga over. In fact, this is so good, they might even look forward to the leftover meal instead of the actual meal!
Hokkaido Izakaya: Yummy Hokkaido Food
With its harsh winters, remote location and pristine waters, Hokkaido has gained quite a reputation as a treasure trove of fresh food and ingredients. If you are talking milk, simply add the "Hokkaido" tag in front of it and it becomes super-excellent milk. Same goes with uni, potatoes, corn, rice, wagyu and many other ingredients!
Leslie’s Fried Chicken (LFC) Recipe
This is my fried chicken recipe which combines the best of asian and western techniques to create a crispy fried chicken that is juicy inside with a typically asian flavour.
Wah Kee Prawn Mee: The Next Generation
I have been a fan of Wah Kee since the earliest days of the blog. In those days, I was quite crazy and would identify all of Singapore's most famous prawn mee stalls and go blog about them. I was on a quest for the best and after the first round of tasting in 2007, I already felt that Wah Kee was the winner.
Christmas Tree Kaya French Toast Recipe!
It’s Christmas Time again so here is a fun little recipe for Christmas which you can do with the kids and get them involved with the cooking! You have probably made French Toast before but they are likely to be yellow in colour! Green coloured French toast might seem a little wierd at first but once you […]
Akigawa Keikoku Valley: Akiruno, Hinohara and Hinode machi
Located just over an hour's train ride from central Tokyo is the beautiful Akigawa Valley which is located inside the Chichibu-Tama-Kai National Park. This is where Tokyo residents head for some respite from the hustle and bustle of the metropolis.
The Coconut Club: Nasi Lemak, Cendol, Otah and other Coconut dishes!
You would be forgiven if you thought that The Coconut Club was some sort of beach bar serving piña coladas, but nooooo..., the reason it's called "The Coconut Club" is far more prosaic. They called it "The Coconut Club" simply because the owners were nuts over coconuts!
Kuroya Sukiyaki: Tomato Sukiyaki
It wasn't so long ago that a photo of well marbled Wagyu beef would have caused ooohhhs and ahhhs and at least a few hundred LIKES on Facebook. In fact, when I started writing in 2006, we didn't even have Japanese Wagyu. In those days, Australian Wagyu was just making its debut in Singapore and it was already causing quite a stir amongst the local gastronomes.