Chaoyang Prawn Noodle: Prawn Mee, Teochew Style
A Teochew style Hokkien Prawn Mee? Prawn mee is traditionally a Hokkien dish. So, Chaoyang (Teochew) Prawn Mee might seem like a misnomer. But then again, we also have Teochew Meat Puff, which really is Fuchow Oyster Cakes made by Teochew man. In case you think we Teochews are the only ones usurping other dialect […]
Yishun Park Hawker Centre Food Trail: Pokka No Sugar Tea Pairing
After a shaky and at times controversial start, the dust seems to have settled for the next generation of social enterprise run hawker centres. Today we feature four next generation hawkers who have spent the last three years sweating it out at Yishun Park Hawker Centre. All of them have managed to find their mojo, […]
Crispy Chicken with Colonial Curry Sauce: Redmart Recipes
This colonial curry recipe is a family favourite. I learnt the recipe over 20 years ago in Sydney from an old Hainanese uncle. We usually cook this as a curry, but today I will cook the chicken first to give it a crispy skin and then serve it with the sauce! If you are in […]
Shrimp Prawn Seafood: Steelpot Prawn Vermicelli!
Steelpot Vermicelli Goong Ob Woon Sen, (prawns baked with vermicelli) is one of my favourite Thai dishes. It can be found in the menu of most Thai restaurants here. However, in Bangkok, there are restaurants like the very popular Somsak Pu Ob that actually specialises in the dish.
SohGood Bak Chang: As Good As Grandma
If you are looking for a silver lining in this whole Covid 19 situation, then this is one of them. We would never have the chance to eat this old school grandma bak chang if not for the fact that the virus has forced some individuals to make abrupt career switches! Such is the case […]
Luke’s Lobster Singapore Review
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.
Lam’s Garden: Chef Owner Zi Chars!
The secret to an amazing Zi Char meal is "Wok Hei" (breath of wok) and the key to finding that elusive "Wok Hei" is to find a good chef with a well seasoned wok! That might sound quite intuitive, but the reality is that it is difficult to find an established chef who still cooks all the dishes himself! Most of the time, the arduous task of wok cooking is designated to a lower ranked cook.
Ribeye Steak with Mushroom Sauce: Redmart Recipes
A nicely charred ribeye steak with a luscious mushroom sauce is a gourmet dish which you can easily make at home with a few simple ingredients available with several taps on your keyboard! And it really doesn't take a lot of time!
Eng Kee Fried Chicken Wings: Just get One thing right
What is it about Eng Kee's chicken wings that is so good that it causes people (and even PM Lee) to wait in the queue for an hour for?
Restaurant Kin: More Straits Cuisine!
I usually get more than a meal every time I visit Chef Damian D'Silva's restaurant. I always go away feeling like I have just spent a day at the museum, but with a full belly to boot.
Restaurant Home: Big, Fluffy, Ugly Paus like those in Johor!
I had my most memorable Pau encounter years ago when my friend David brought our family to Wee Hoi kopitiam for the “grandma” pau. The paus were big, fluffy and rustic looking — something you would expect grandma to make. We arrived at the kopitiam at 12.30pm, sat at the table and waited. There was […]
Rediscover the foodie in you at Singapore Food Festival 2020
Nothing is going to get between Singaporeans and our food! This year, the Singapore Food Festival (SFF) will go virtual for the first time from 21 – 30 August. There will be no need to jostle with the crowds (ironically, this is something I kinda miss) or wait in the queue for your favourite dish […]