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 […]
Hong Kong Style Char Siu Bao Recipe
This is one of those really frustrating recipes which took me a long time to get right even though I was using a tried and tested recipe by veteran culinary instructor Irene Yip. A lot of it has to do with technique. In the end, Irene had to show me how to make it step by step so that I got to appreciate all the minor details in the recipe. I have included everything I have learnt here so that you don't have to go through all the heart aches I have had to go through! So, make sure you read the detailed instructions at the bottom of the post!
House of Kueh: Thin, Chewy, Slippery Soon Kueh!
What makes Angeline's Soon Kueh so unique is the way she makes them. Instead of rolling out the skin first, molding it into the crescent form and steaming it, she actually steams the skin directly on a stretched piece of cloth and forms the Soon Kueh on the made to order steamer which she designed herself!
Tea Smoked Salmon Recipe: with Redmart
This tea smoked salmon recipe is the kind of recipe that will surely become a regular thing in your kitchen. It is so simple to do, yet it yields a dish that would make any of your guests say “I can’t believe you really did this yourself! You must be pulling my leg right?” It […]
58 Prawn Mee: Old School Prawn Mee in Bedok
Here's a really shiok prawn mee that has managed to evade many a listicle. I think part of the reason is that they are located in a semi-secluded neighbourhood coffeeshop and so its popularity is largely confined to fans within a certain radius.
Mei Chin Fish Soup: Tai Seng Industrial Estate Gem!
Thanks to my Auto Rescue Kaki, I discovered another gem of a fish soup stall that managed to remain under the foodie radars because of its location in Tai Seng Industrial Estate. Click here for more Industrial Estate Gems This particular stall, which has been here for the last 23 years, serves classic Teochew style […]
Ieat’s Chinese Roast Pork, Siu Yuk, Sio Bak Recipe II
I managed to pick up a few more tips in the last 3 years and have updated the recipe for a juicier, more flavourful sio bak! It's one of those things that is really worth doing at home as it is relatively easy and you are sure to get a few "wows" and "oohs" which is really satisfying!
Bedok Bak Chor Mee: Bak Chor Mee Soup in the City!
Bedok has its own style of Bak Chor Mee, just like Katong has its own style of Laksa. When you mention “Bedok Bak Chor Mee”, what immediately comes to mind is a bowl of noodle submerged in a robust soup thick with minced pork.
Big Fish Small Fish: Fish and Chips Menu Makeover
My romance with Fish and Chips was kindled at a very young age while reading Enid Blyton’s Famous Five novels. In those days, Fish and Chip weren’t as readily available as they are now, and so I had to imagine what a meal of battered Cod, Haddock or Plaice and freshly fried chips wrapped in […]
How to Make Roti Prata aka Roti Canai: Everything you need to know!
How time flies! It’s been 10 years since I posted this recipe for roti prata! So, for this 10th anniversary, I have shot another video on how to make Roti Prata! Many people have used the recipe and have written back with photos of their success! Most are people living overseas where it is not […]