French Cheese Pairing – Singapore Style!
Thanks to homeofcheese_sg, the last few months have been another exhilarating period of my lifelong gastronomic adventure as I embarked on my journey into the marvelous world of French cheeses! I have been a cheese lover ever since my first taste of “cheddar cheese”! In those days, “cheese” was just something yummy that came out […]
Singapore’s Top Ten Hawker Dishes:The UNESCO Hawker Food Trail!
Today is a new day for Singapore's hawker culture and for our hard working hawkers who have been faithfully serving us their hawker delights over the years! It's official! Singapore's hawker culture is now listed on Unesco's representative list of intangible cultural heritage of humanity, which is a phrase that I can never remember correctly as it has more words than the number of ingredients on a plate of Char Kway Teow!
BluCurrent Smart Fish Farm – A RedMart Supplier Story
Singapore has set the ambitious goal of producing 30% of our nutritional needs locally by 2030. Locally produced vegetables, eggs and fish currently account for less than 10% of our nation’s food. In 2019, Singapore produced 4700 tonnes of food fish from 122 licensed farms which is about 10% of our annual consumption of fish. […]
Liang Ji Hokkien Mee: Hainan Legacy
Those of you who have been reading this blog for a while will know that my all time favourite hawker dish is fried Hokkien Mee. It is, in fact, the subject of my very first blog post which I wrote, way back on August 2, 2006!
Makan House by Ollela: Excellent Bika Ambon and other kuehs!
I spent several months perfecting my Bika Ambon recipe back in 2017. It must be one of the most frustrating kuehs to get right. The key to the kueh lies in the way it is baked. You really can’t do it properly in an ordinary oven, not matter what some blogs say. In the end, […]
Fragrant Garden Teochew Cuisine opens in Pasir Ris!
Fragrant Gardens has been our go to place for Teochew food ever since I first ate there in 2014. Over the years, I have gotten to know the family very well and the owner/chef, Mr Koh has even appeared in a few videos to teach us how to cook classic Teochew dishes like Steam Pomfret, Salted Fish Minced Pork and Orh Nee!
Kikkoman BBQ Soy Sauce Prawns Recipe
It’s the festive season and I am sure some of you will be doing a BBQ with family and friends! I would like to share with you my recipe for BBQ prawns which has been quite a hit with my friends! It’s based on the classic soy sauce prawns from Roland Restaurant. At the restaurant, […]
京都鸡排 – Kyoto Chicken Recipe : with Benja Chicken
Jing Gu Pai Gu (京都排骨)is one of my all time favourite Chinese Restaurant dish. When I was growing up, my dad would always order it whenever we had a meal at a Chinese restaurant. “According to Chef Chris Hooi of Dragon Phoenix restaurant, this dish was created by his father, Chef Hooi Kok Wai in […]
The Real Peranakan: Really Real?
Update 10 Mar 2021 Chef Philip has since left the establishment. 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 […]
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.