Friday, May 26, 2017

Boru Boru - Chirashi Gem

Teppei's Chirashi revolution is showing no sign of slowing. It has, instead, initiated a horde of other entries into this visually appealing trend of Japanese inspired rice bowls.

For the most part, the other rice bowl establishments have only added more colour and creativity to the scene. Very few can match the quality and freshness from Chef Teppei's outlets.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Ristorante Luka - Simply the Best New Eatery of 2017

Sometimes, it's really tough to get excited about new restaurant openings. New eateries rely too much on marketing and social media, and rarely do they live up to the hype.

Compounded by the fact that very little is accurate from what you read both online and offline. Reviews are too condescending to the establishments, and when you consider that many reviewers have little idea of what good food entails, it takes a rare gem to really stand out.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Morton's Spring Menu 2017 - Faultless as Always

Steakhouses in Singapore are certainly becoming more commonplace these days. Whilst the Cuts, Wooloomooloos and Chop Houses offer up a variety of options and prices,  Morton's still rules.

In recent years, they have seen a facelift and even opened up for Sunday lunches. Despite the various changes to cater for an ever discerning and equally fickle dining crowd, their signatures are still as good as ever.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Hawker Legends - Sheng Cheng Char Kway Teow

Behind that tough exterior, there is a gentle soul that has a sense of compassion well beyond the average man on the street.

Uncle Tan is 67 years old, and for most of his life, he knows little else besides the art of making a great plate of char kway teow.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Hawker Legends - Original Serangoon Fried Hokkien Mee

Unassuming and soft spoken, Ah Hock begins his work day in the middle of the afternoon. Moving with a habitual pace, he sorts out his stall, ready to fry the first plate of Hokkien Mee.

His weary lines betray a trying life behind a sweat inducing environment. Yet, when he spots us anxiously waiting for him to start, he immediately beckons us to fire the first order of the day.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Bosch Active Water Dishwasher - Washing Dishes Made Easier

Somewhere along the line, we thought we would always get a dishwasher to settle our dirty plates and utensils. Especially on those party nights, when entertaining the guests takes precedence over washing duties.

Last December, we finally had one of these installed at our home. It is the Bosch Active Dishwasher.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Singapore Food Journalism - Distinguishing Authentic and Legitimate Food Views

Whether you like it or not, food marketing is everywhere these days. On main media and especially, on social media platforms.

You might be just an individual, taking food pictures for the fun of it. But once you establish a following, invitations from food establishments will invariably start to come.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Hidden Hawker Gems - Lim Hokkien Fried Mee at Kembangan

Hokkien fried mee is, in my opinion, the hardest hawker dish to master. The recipe has been out in the wild, barring some minor differences. But the real test and quality of this dish lies in the person frying this dish.

With the same ingredients and base, this plate of seafood infused noodles can turn out very differently.