Tag Archives: Spices

Levant – Middle Eastern Cuisine

I was invited to Levant, a cosy Middle Eastern restaurant located at Greenwood, for a tasting last month. I’d heard of this restaurant from acquaintances but didn’t get to check it out as most of my friends are not into Middle Eastern food. ‘Levant’ means ‘the sun rises in the east’ and is also used to refer […]

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Moorish Dinner at Artichoke Cafe & Bar

I’ve been meaning to check out Artichoke Cafe and Bar for the longest time but just never got around to doing so till recently. A little bit of an Arabophile, I love Middle Eastern food and have been thinking about getting a fix so I was thrilled when J organized dinner at Artichoke. Serving Moorish […]

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Octopoke & Burger at Jewel Cafe & Bar

I visited newly opened Jewel Cafe and Bar for a light dinner last evening. A branch of my favourite coffee joint in the Shenton Way area, Jewel Coffee, Jewel Cafe and Bar was opened on 15 March 2013. Shio-Koji Octopoke @ S$12 Octopus tossed in shio-koji, wasabi, extra virgin oil, avocado & ginger-flower I was quite […]

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Recipe: Perfect Italiano’s Deep Fried Potato with Mozzarella Cheese

My second favourite dish at Perfect Italiano’s Masterclass, conducted by Chef Lino Sauro of Gattopardo at Palate Sensations, was Deep Fried Potato stuffed with Mozzarella Cheese.  It’s simple to execute and would be great for parties. Here’s the recipe so you can cook for your loved ones and good friends: Deep Fried Potato stuffed with Mozzarella Cheese (recipe reproduced with permission from Perfect […]

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Brunch at Suprette

Weekends are for lazing around and for indulging in lazy brunches with friends. L and I went to check out Suprette, a fairly new restaurant-bar-cafe concept located within a boutique hotel, Kam Leng Hotel, at Jalan Besar. Shakshuka @ S$19++ Eggs poached in spicy tomato sauce with Feta Cheese, Lamb Sausages & Crusty Bread Having […]

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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 […]

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Lao Si Chuan Restaurant at Outram Road

Chef Tang De Hai, my favourite chef for Sichuan food, left Chengdu Sichuan Restaurant at the end of March 2012 to set up Lao Si Chuan Restaurant with his family members. My fellow Sichuan food addicts and I waited patiently for him to settle in before popping by for dinner at the end of April. […]

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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 […]

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Recipe: Masoor Dal with Sizzling Tarka – Gastronomic Ruminations

21 August 2011 is unofficial “Cook and Share a Pot of Curry Day” in Singapore. There are several Facebook groups dedicated to this cause, which aims to create awareness of the need for tolerance and acceptance of cultural differences in a multi-racial society. I am sharing a Dhal recipe below which though technically, isn’t a curry, […]

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Ayam Goreng Kremesan (Fried Chicken with Crispy Flakes) @ Jogjakarta

Borobudor is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is on my bucket list.  It’s one of the many places that I want to visit in my lifetime. I’m glad to have had the opportunity to visit this monument over the past weekend. Ayam Goreng Kremesan @ IDR 25,000 I was also thrilled to have been […]

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