Tag Archives: Herbs

On the Hunt for the Best Penang Laksa in Penang

During my recent size-changing trip to Penang, I was determined to hunt down some of the best Penang Laksa on the island. Most people in Singapore are familiar with Laksa Lemak, which comprises blanched rice noodles served in a spicy, coconut-milk broth and topped with prawns, sliced fishcake, cockles, chili paste and shredded Laksa Leaves (aka […]

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 […]

Kha's Mango Sticky Rice

Farewell, Kha

Kha has been my favourite Thai restaurant in Singapore for the past year or so but come 16 January, the restaurant will shutter for good. Get your fix within the next day or two if you can secure a table. The last of the three restaurants within the Epicure Group (a subsidiary of JIA Boutique Hotels) […]

Teacher’s & Laphroaig Whisky Pairing Dinner

Laphroaig & Teacher’s Whisky Pairing Dinner & Launch of 2 Premium Teacher’s Whiskies   A long overdue post as the last quarter of 2012 was alot busier than expected. Last year was a pretty boozy year for me as I received invitations to a few premium alcohol events that helped me to gain a better […]

IKYU Japanese Restaurant at Yong Siak Street

This is a long overdue post on an invited tasting at IKYU Japanese Restaurant that I didn’t have the time to finish before Chinese New Year. A modern Japanese restaurant helmed by Executive Chef Takuma Seki, formerly Chef de Cuisine at Hide Yamamoto at Marina Bay Sands, IKYU means “Take a Break” in Japanese. Located […]

Chinese New Year 2013 Prosperity Buffet at PARKROYAL on Beach Road

This Chinese New Year, you might like to try Plaza Brasserie’s Prosperity Buffet Feast for a change from traditional Chinese lunches or dinners. Fruity Yu Sheng Image reproduced with permission from PARKROYAL   I was recently invited to a tasting at Plaza Brasserie at PARKROYAL on Beach Road  where I was pleasantly surprised to discover […]

Gourmet Purveyor Dean & DeLuca Singapore Opens at Orchard Central

Established in September 1977 in New York, Dean & DeLuca has been synonymous with retailing quality gourmet produce and for transforming grocery shopping into a luxurious experience. There’s been a flurry of excitement amongst my foodie friends because Dean & DeLuca Singapore will be opening its flagship store at Orchard Central at 8pm on 22 June […]

Chengdu Sichuan Restaurant at Outram Road – Gastronomic Ruminations

Since the closure of Ba Yu Ren Jia Restaurant, my parents, friends and I have been seeking alternatives but none came close to the food we used to enjoy. At long last, Poppies from Makansutra’s Forum found Chef Tang De Hai’s new restaurant, Chengdu Sichuan Restaurant, along Outram Road.   Chong Qing Kou Shui Ji 重庆口水鸡 @ S$13.40 […]

Christmas Recipe: Paella (adapted from Gordon Ramsay’s Cookalong Show on BBC Lifestyle)

Christmas Paella (serves 4) Ingredients   1 x red pepper(s), finely diced 1 x onion(s), medium, finely chopped 2 x garlic clove(s), peeled 400g paella rice 125ml wine, dry white 1tsp smoked paprika saffron threads, generous pinch 1l vegetable stock, hot 12 x mussels, fresh, large, well scrubbed, beards removed 4 x prawns, large 4 […]

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