The Real Peranakan: Really Real?
Fancy a restaurant with the audacity to call itself “The REAL Peranakan!” Being such a close knit community, I am sure the other Peranakan restaurants must be rather riled at the impudence of the brand new upstart! What, you mean to say the rest of us are “Bluff” Peranakan is it? But as you well […]
Arcadia Restaurant: A Hole-In-the-Wall Zi Char
There is a Hole-In-The-Wall zi char located right next the Hole-In-The-Wall steak house I wrote about recently. I guess it comes as no surprise that if you have two eateries next to each other and one is a “Hole-In-The-Wall”, then the other must be occupying another hole in the same wall! What is surprising is that […]
Geylang Prawn Noodle: Next Generation Prawn Noodle
Here is another old school prawn mee to add to that list of prawn mee places that include Blanco Court Prawn Noodles, Beach Road Prawn Noodles, Jalan Sultan Prawn Noodles and Blanco Prawn Noodle House. Their style of prawn mee is the very familiar old school broth which is clear and light brown in color […]
Restaurant Jag: Autumn Menu and Surviving Covid
The Covid 19 pandemic has seen quite a few casualties especially in the fine dining category. Thankfully, Restaurant Jag had managed to weather the storm. During the initial lockdown, the restaurant managed to stay afloat through home delivery of classic French home cooked meals like coq au vin and boeuf bourguignon. In phase 2, the seating capacity of the already small restaurant had to be reduced further.
British Hainan: Heritage Hainanese Cuisine!
This little oasis of chaos in Joo Chiat is a nice escape from the orderliness of modern Singapore and is the perfect spot for the members of the Hainanese clan association to conduct a lunch meeting!
Wanton Noodle House: Hidden Gem in Simpang Bedok
Simpang Bedok is a Mee Pok Tar warzone. Everywhere you look, there seems to be a mee pok tar claiming to belong to Ah Lim or Lau Lim or linked to Jalan Tua Kong. But, if you step out of the crossfire and into Wanton Noodle House, you will find yourself in an oasis of calm to enjoy old school wanton mee accompanied by some really nice side dishes.
Restaurant A380 @Changi – dine only, no flying
When I first got the invite to dine at Restaurant A380, I thought it was just a gimmick. But then Lisa said that it is probably a once in a lifetime experience since it is highly unlikely that we will experience another pandemic like Covid 19 in our lifetimes. So we went… And I am […]
Keef the Beef: A Hole in the Wall Place for Excellent Steaks!
You don't need fancy white tablecloths and a big hole in the pocket in order to experience a seriously good steak (at least not a BIG hole). In fact, some of the best steaks I ever had where at a friend's BBQ or even in my own home! All you need is to get your hands on a great piece of meat and know how to cook it properly!
Sin Chao Gardens: A Great Place for Teochew Porridge
I think most Singaporeans get their Teochew Porridge fix either at home or at one of those late night coffeeshop stalls like Yue Shang Hai where all the cooked dishes are laid out for your picking. Places where dishes are cooked to order are less common. The one which I always remember fondly was Xu Jun Sheng at Joo Chiat. They had the most incredible tofu prawns, cold crabs and even simple dishes like fried cabbage was superb!
&JOY Dining Hall: Hidden Gem Japanese Dining at Great World
Tucked in a remote corner of the newly renovated basement of Great World is a hidden gem which you might easily miss when you are hunting for something to eat. It is located where the old food court used to be, but is now a smaller, cosier space which has been turned into a Japanese Dining Hall.
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, […]