Tag Archives: Seafood

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 […]

Going Spanish at UNA at One Rochester

Al Fresco Dining at UNA at One Rochester   Located at 1 Rochester Park, UNA is the latest incarnation of One Rochester – a watering hole that I used to patronize many years ago. Helming the kitchen at UNA at One Rochester is Chef Jean-Philippe Patruno, who used to head the kitchen at Bomba Paella Bar. I was […]

Hairy Crabs with a Twist at Royal Pavilion

It’s Hairy Crab season again, have you had your fix yet? Image reproduced with permission from Royal Pavilion at Park Regis Hotel   From now till mid November, Royal Pavilion at Park Regis Hotel is serving 5 types of Hairy Crab dishes which include 2 contemporary creations that I think are a refreshing change from […]

Hunting Down the Best Penang Char Kway Teow in Penang

During a recent trip to Penang, I checked out some of the island’s most popular Penang Char Kway Teow (Fried Rice Noodles) stalls even though such a quest is detrimental to my weight loss plans. Crazy about carbohydrates and street food, Char Kway Teow is an Achilles Heel for me, amongst many other carb-laden dishes. I prefer […]

St. Regis Singapore presents Bloody Mary’s 80th Anniversary Brunch

St. Regis Hotel’s The Bloody Mary Recipe Book presenting recipes inspired by the Original Red Snapper created by all St. Regis properties worldwide    Perfected 80 years ago by Fernand Petiot at The King Cole Bar at The St. Regis New York, the Bloody Mary is the luxury hotel chain’s signature cocktail. Legend has it that barman […]

Delectable Brunch Tartines at The Disgruntled Chef

Not a morning person, I love indulging in brunch on weekends so I was thrilled when I was invited to sample The Disgruntled Chef’s revamped weekend brunch menu. Florentine Tartine @ S$25 Spinach, Portobello Mushrooms, Oeuf Molleux, Hollandaise, Truffle Oil   Inspired by classical French culinary techniques, Founder & Executive Chef Daniel Sia worked with newly-appointed Head Chef […]

Going Loco down in Super Loco

Super Loco at Robertson Quay has been packed since it opened its doors on Wednesday, 13 August. The sister outlet of the hot Lucha Loco taqueria and garden bar at Duxton, Super Loco’s menu features mostly new creations and a few favourites from Lucha Loco’s menu. Pineapple Southside Don Julio Reposado Tequila, Pineapple Juice, Agave, Jalapeño, fresh […]

Prawn Noodles at Datouxia 大头虾

Prawn Noodles ranks highly as one of my favourite local hawker dishes. However, in recent years, I’ve been increasingly disappointed with the food that’s sold at many prawn noodle stalls in Singapore. The broth at many places are so watered down, I find myself thinking about bringing the broth home to reduce it in the […]

Authentic French Crêpes at Le Comptoir

Located at the corner of Circular Road and Lorong Telok, Le Comptoir is a Creperie and Cocktail Bar that serves as a great all-day dining spot that transforms into a watering hole when evening falls. The brainchild of the Parisian duo behind Ô Batignolles on Club Street, Antoine and Marie Rouland, Le Comptoir is a chic […]

Overcoming my Fear of Tripe at Burlamacco Ristorante

Located at Amoy Street, Burlamacco Ristorante is named after the official mask of The Carnival of Viareggio in Tuscany, where Chef Gabriele Piegaia was born. Hand Chopped Red Tuna Tartar served with Avocado ‘Battuta’ @ $26   I was recently invited by Burlamacco Ristorante to savour their food. We started with a plate of hand-diced […]

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