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Shisen Hanten at Mandarin Orchard Singapore

I love Sichuan food and used to eat it a few times a week so I was thrilled to be invited to try out Shisen Hanten by Chen Kentaro at Mandarin Orchard. The Chinese characters in the restaurant’s name mean Sichuan Restaurant Akasaka Szechwan Restaurant (popularly known as Shisen Hanten in Japan) was started in […]

A Taste of Nostalgia at Man Fu Yuan

Man Fu Yuan at InterContinental Singapore is running a promotion, A Taste of Nostalgia, offering diners an opportunity to savour dishes from the “good old days”. Available till 31 May 2014, there’s a range of dishes hailing from the 60′s to 80′s to choose from each month. Take your tastebuds on a trip down memory […]

Zhen Zhou Dao Poached Beef

Zhen Zhou Dao, Singapore-Style Porridge

Salted Egg Fish Skin @ S$15   Zhen Zhou Dao 真粥道 has been one of my favourite haunts recently because they serve great comfort food, have friendly service staff and is located pretty close to home. If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you would have seen the above dish appearing on an almost weekly basis […]

Yan Ting Chinese New Year 2014 Yusheng

Yan Ting’s Chinese New Year 2014 Specials

Last month, I was invited to try highlights from Yan Ting’s Chinese New Year 2014 menu. An award-winning Cantonese restaurant located on Level 1U of St. Regis Singapore, Yan Ting’s Chinese New Year menu was specially created by Executive Chinese Chef Mak Kip Fu. Prior to joining Yan Ting, Chef Mak was Executive Chef at […]

Crabby Shanghai Hairy Crab

Hairy Crab in Shanghai

We’re approaching the tail end of the Shanghai Hairy Crab (also known as Chinese Mitten Crab) season. I had some time to kill at Shanghai Pudong International Airport on my way back from Seoul so I indulged in Hairy Crab, an autumn delicacy in eastern China, while waiting for my connecting flight. The waitress asked if […]

Whitley Road Fishball Noodles

Fishball Noodle Set with Fried Fish Cake @ S$4.30 Whitley Road Fishball Noodles used to be one of my favourite fishball noodle stalls. I loved it for its old school flavour with the tastiness of pork lard, nuttiness of browned garlic, spicy chili, savoury seasoning and crisp deep-fried pork lard cubes. Of late, the quality […]

IKYU Gourmet Traveller – Nov 2013′s Seasonal Menu

I was invited to a tasting at IKYU last week. We were there to preview IKYU’s Gourmet Traveller menu that will only be served from 13 to 30 November 2013 (extended till 15 December 2013 by popular demand). Featuring the best produce from 15 Japanese Prefectures in one menu at IKYU, our tastebuds were taken on […]

Journey into Thailand at Olive Tree, InterContinental Singapore

Last Friday, I was invited to the opening night of “Journey Into Thailand” at Olive Tree, InterContinental Singapore. Available during dinner from now till 13 October, a delectable array of traditional Thai specialities will be laid alongside the typical hotel buffet spread. Thai-style Fruit Carvings behind the Chilled Seafood Counter Image reproduced with permission from […]

Lao Beijing at Orchard Central

Craving comfort food on a rainy evening, Rachist and I went to Lao Beijing  at Orchard Central for dinner. Eschewing the temptation of the restaurant’s a la carte buffet dinner promotion (featuring a more concise menu), we decided to order from the regular a la carte menu instead. Golden Sand Fried Fish Skin @ S$8++ Fried […]

Song Kee Fishball Noodle

  Song Kee Fishball Noodles One of my favourite hawker dishes is Fishball Noodles. I love the noodles served at Song Kee because they’re firm to the bite and with a springy texture. I also like the richly flavoured chili sauce that the noodles have been tossed in along with crisp pork lard and smoky […]

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