Roast Paradise: Turning over a new charsiew
It is good to see our two young hawkerpreneurs, Kai and Randall doing so well at Roast Paradise one year on. When I initially posted their story on Facebook in Oct last year, they had just opened their stall and though the char siew was promising, I felt that it needed more fine tuning before I would recommend it on the blog.
ieatishootipost 10th Anniversary Celebrations
I started writing this blog 10 years ago with a simple premise. I wanted to try all the most famous hawker dishes in Singapore and document them in the blog. There were three things that I felt were very important. Firstly, the food that I write about has to be worth the calories. No point telling people about yucky food. Secondly, the photos had to be good in order to do justice to the food and finally, the stories had to be worth reading. Hence, I eat, I shoot, I post.
Hougang Fried Oyster: Big Oysters yeah!
This is one of the few stalls I know who still insists on using pork lard to fry the oyster omelette. Their typical plate of oyster omelette is 70% crispy and 30% gooey which is a very nice combination of textures. For those who have dentures, you can also request for them not to fry it too crispy, so that you can still gum the the gooey bits.
Curate: Esben Holmboe Bang Signature Menu
Curate is Asia’s first Michelin Chef showcase restaurant. Every quarter, it hosts a culinary pop-up event called "Art of Curate" where showcase the signature dishes of specially selected Michelin-starred chefs.
Candlenut: First Michelin Star Peranakan Food!
have been wanting to visit Candlenut for the longest time, even before they won a Michelin Star in the inaugural Michelin Guide for Singapore. Word had it that Chef Malcolm was doing great things with Peranakan cuisine, using his knowledge of western fine dining to bring Peranakan cuisine into the 21st century while still preserving its essential character.
Seafood White Beehoon: Beginning of a new trend
Years from now, when you sit down with your kids (would be grandkids for me) for a plate of seafood white beehoon and they ask you about the origins of this particular dish, you can tell them exactly how this dish became popular in Singapore! “A long long time ago, in the Northern part of Singapore…..in […]
Pantree: Ban Jian Kueh 2.0
There are some things in life that are so simple and yet so good. Things like ban jian kueh (慢煎粿 – lit slow fried cake) for example. Mix flour, eggs and milk into a batter, slowly pan fry it till it turns golden brown and serve it with crushed peanuts and sugar. Crispy on the outside, chewy in the middle, the combination of the warm chewy carbs with the savoury sweet ground peanuts is a good as it gets!
Ha Ha Bin Hokkien Mee: Makings of a Master
You know those heartwarming videos that MOE puts outs to get more people to enter the teaching profession? Yeah, the ones that show a super dedicated teacher who believed in particular student even though he was a real pai kia (bad kid) in school and because of his persistence, the pai kia eventually becomes a lawyer or motivational speaker?
Dashi Master Marusaya: Okinawa Agu Pork Shabu Shabu!
Dashi Master Marusaya is one of my favourite Japanese restaurants in Singapore. It’s one of the few places I know which uses only natural ingredients to cook their food. So their dashi doesn’t just come out of a pack. It is made the traditional way using Rishiri kombu (regarded as the best in Japan) and aged katsuobushi (of which they are the distributor) which they shave at their premises. That is why they dare to call themselves “Dashi Master”!
ieatishootipost 10th Anniversary Dinner: Tickets on sale!
Ieatishootipost is 10 years old and we are going to celebrate the only way we know how -- by having a Makan Session! Over the years I have made many friends through the blog and this has been my greatest blessing! So I hope I can meet you at Red Star Restaurant on 1st Oct 2016 for our celebrations!
Fancy Orh Nee Recipe for the Mid-Autumn Festival!
Autumn is the season for yams and during this time, it is easy to source quality yams, you can tell they are quality yams when they are nice and powdery and perfect for making Orh Nee (Teochew Yam Paste). Making your own yam paste takes a lot of blending, steaming, and cooking. With the Tefal […]
KEK Zi Char Burgers: Introducing the Sotong BLurger!
Behold the "Sotong BLurger! -- Eat oredi sure blur like sotong!" The Sotong BLurger is basically deep fried calamari rings bathed in a creamy salted egg sauce between two toasted buns! But wait, I hear you say, sotong in a burger?! You siao (crazy) or what?