Food

"People who love to eat are always the best people." Julia Child

Chen’s Mapo Tofu: Tuck into a Marvellous Bowl of Mapo Tofu Atop Japanese Short-grain Rice

The history of mapo tofu is an interesting one, dating back to the Qing Dynasty. The creator of the dish was (widely accepted to be)... Read More

Vegan Restaurant & Bar HRVST by Kilter Avenue Gave This Proud Meat Lover an Identity Crisis

There are some things I know for sure: On a sunny day, the sky is blue, grass green and air crisp. I know also I... Read More

Tim Ho Wan: Still a Great Dim Sum Place after All These Years

In 2009, Chef Mak Kwai Pui left Lung King Heen, the world’s first Chinese restaurant to be awarded the maximum three Michelin stars, to set... Read More

Alati Skewers: First in Singapore to Offer Xinjiang-style Lamb Skewers

When I was in Toronto, Canada, I did a food tour with Danny of The Local Vibe Tours Toronto, and we scoured Scarborough for the... Read More

Man Man Japanese Unagi Restaurant: A Glimpse into the Way of Life in the Birthplace of Hitsumabushi

We have seen it all before: A food trend takes Singapore by storm, and many restaurants spring up in its wake. The Japanese dish du... Read More

Brotherbird Milk & Croissants Intrigues with Its Lovely Mochi Croissants and Cruffins

Croissant. Buttery, flaky, airy. A pastry that requires utmost precision to make. It is widely synonymous with the French, but like all foods, its origin... Read More

There’s a Gyro, If You Look Inside Your Heart

Gyro (yee-raw, not jahy-roh as in gyrate) is a dish ubiquitous in Greece. The name means “turn”, a reference to the vertical rotisserie on which... Read More

Nipong Naepong: Culinary Boundaries Blur at Singapore’s First Fusion Jjamppong Speciality Restaurant

I have just returned from Toronto, Canada (still reeling from jet lag), and my experience was eye-opening to say the least. Canada is a bastion... Read More

[Closed] Umar’s Kitchen, Yishun: Your New Haunt for Very Awesome Prata

Update: Umar's Kitchen at Junction Nine is now closed. Aah, prata… This high-calorie composite of ghee, flour and water is so sinful, but so irresistibly... Read More

Nasi Coco: Nasi Lemak Paired with Tempura Is a Clever Combination

On this particular Monday, NeWest, the newest mixed development along West Coast Drive, was a ghost town. Nary a visitor was in sight: Rows upon... Read More