Volcano Ramen from Ajisen Ramen Singapore
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Volcano Ramen from Ajisen Ramen Singapore

Ajisen Ramen Singapore – What Happened To The 1000 Tastes?

My very first Ajisen Ramen meals were in Melbourne. My last Ajisen Ramen meal was consumed when my brother visited us. I have always liked Ajisen Ramen in Melbourne. They have fantastic sides to pair up with their ramen sets and I do love their infamous Volcano Ramen! As we waited in line at the … Continue reading

Manseki

Manseki 满席 (マン席)

マン席, pronounced as Manseki, means “sold out” or “all seats taken” in the Japanese language. And in effect with the yummilicious omakase meal I had recently, this semi-fine dining restaurant ought to be! I wanted to name this post “A Tale of 2 Friendships” because it was a union of 2 old buddies and I … Continue reading

Ambeng Cafe by Ummi Abdullah @ East Village

Ambeng Cafe by Ummi Abdullah @ East Village

The only Nasi Ambeng I have had were from Mamanda but the last few months, I have been seeing posts on Facebook raving about it from other establishments but I am particularly interested in Ambeng Cafe by Ummi Abdullah @ East Village. “Nasi ambeng or Nasi ambang is a fragrant rice dish consists of white … Continue reading

Ayam Kalio Recipe

Ayam Kalio Recipe

Did you know that Ayam Kalio is actually compromised rendang?!!! A proper rendang has no gravy, just very thick moist glob of cooked spices. Therefore, Kalio is only cooked half way through the rendang process with some sauce. So what is half-way? The minute the chicken is tender and oil separates from the coconut gravy, … Continue reading

Warong Jawa Nasi Lemak

Warong Jawa Nasi Lemak @ Bedok South Market and Food Centre

Sunday is undoubtedly family time for most Singaporeans. It is a day when most of the ordinary folks do their weekly wet-marketing, some with the whole jin gang of 3 generations along (see definition of a Wet Market and Whole Jin Gang in Singlish Dictionary, link provided below). In Singapore, most wet markets or “pasar” as … Continue reading

Taste Paradise @ ION

Taste Paradise 味之楼 @ ION

Last Thursday was Grandpa-to-be’s birthday and as I have mentioned he is not adventurous in food – Chinese cuisine, in particular, the Teochew and Cantonese are his main favourites. Thus, it was only natural we picked a Cantonese restaurant to celebrate his special day! Paradise Group’s Concept “Poised as a diners’ paradise for Oriental cuisine, … Continue reading

Macarons Bonheur Pattisserie

Sweet Dreams Are Made Of These – Bonjour Bonheur Pattisserie!

I had my latest meal with Jerry on Monday and he remarked nonchalantly as I stood up to take some food photos, “You have put on some weight.” I wondered how much “some” is to him, a little or a lot? “Nope, the dress shrank after laundry.” I retorted in my mind but not aloud … Continue reading

Tamarind Hill Outdoor Seating-

Tamarind Hill Restaurant Singapore

It has been said that “The best in Singapore is the best in the world” – they were, of course, referring to fine dining experience! And Singapore does have superabundance of regionally and internationally renowned food and beverage establishments. However, from a restauranteur’s standpoint (I’m making an educated guess after talking to several managers/owners), tight-laced … Continue reading

Nando's

Rainy Days and Sundays Always Makes Me Smile!

Life at large is about finding equilibrium between work and play, joy and sorrow. There is no guarantee that problems will go away but having family and caring friends around us let us know that we are not alone when we are down. Sometimes, we need to take a step back from the chaos to … Continue reading

Seafood Masak Lemak Cili Padi 1

Seafood Masak Lemak Cili Padi Recipe

Recently, I received a “thank you” comment on one of the recipes I shared. That reminded me I still had a packet of the rempah in the freezer. Since I also had some frozen prawns and mussels, I decided to do a variation of the dish Ayam Masak Lemak Cili Padi and replaced the chicken … Continue reading

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