Happy Mother’s Day Celebration @ Imperial Treasure Super Peking Duck Restaurant

We celebrated Mother’s Day yesterday (I had trouble with Flickr so “yesterday” was few days ago) on Sunday, 10th May 2015. This year’s Mother’s Day is very special to me because it was the last time I’ll have exclusivity of this event with my immediate family. It would be hard in future when my girls have … Continue reading

Buona Terra @ 29 Scotts Road

I was meeting Al for lunch. We hadn’t decided where to eat until the very last minute, about an hour before heading out, he texted, “Buona Terra @ 29 Scotts Road”. Buona Terra is housed in one of those B&W Bungalows which are conserved in Singapore. The ambience spelled intimacy and exclusivity – great place … Continue reading

Dong Po Colonial Cafe 東坡茶室

Retro seemed to be “in” theme especially for cafes in Singapore during the last few years. They could have been around all along but up till now, their presence have never been felt so strongly. Dong Po Colonial cafe is one the places to go for a nostalgic experience of Singapore in the ’50s and … Continue reading

Spicy Thai Thai Cafe

It’s almost a year since I was invited to Spicy Thai – Thai Cafe for food tasting and there’s some new fare on their Isan-inspired menu besides the restaurant taking over another unit for expansion. Business has been brisk so much so that Ron (the owner) has to helm it full time, leaving his other … Continue reading

Rich & Good Cake Shop

Yesterday, I had an appointment with a visiting Indonesian friend. We knew we were going to meet after 3pm but we did not know where and when exactly. He had several meetings and could not be contacted when I left the house. Since I was early, I went to Sejong Korean Language School. In the … Continue reading

I Now Pronounce You Man And Wife… You May Kiss The Bride!

Before we went to the Registry of Marriage on the 9th October 2014, Ryan gave us (Valerie’s family) a treat at one of our family’s favourites, 李白 – Li Bai Cantonese Restaurant @ Sheraton Towers Singapore. We’re training him to become the head of our household aka please-foot-the-bill-man, lol… Named after the famous Tang Dynasty … Continue reading

Wanton Mee @ Guangdong Mian Shi

“Mom, do you want us to dabao wanton mee for you?” “From where?” “Tanglin Halt” If I were to live on wanton noodles for the rest of my life, it has got to be from Guangdong Mian Shi. Guangdong Mian Shi is a small hawker stall located inside the Tanglin Halt Market & Food Centre (also … Continue reading

The Muzium Cafe @ 9 Bali Lane

I couldn’t believe my eyes when the bill was presented. Rick’s set lunch was S$10! Not a nett price but still! In one of the world’s most expensive city, can one really enjoy a more than decent but actually wholesome meal which includes an appetiser/soup, main course, coffee and dessert, even though it’s a small … Continue reading

Come Daily Fried Hokkien Mee 天天来炒福建虾面

I like to clarify the term Fried Hokkien Mee. My mom is Hokkien and her fried Hokkien Mee is actually braised, very much like the Johor’s style which uses sliced pork (sometimes with pork ribs), small prawns, squid, nappa cabbage or mustard greens with flat yellow egg noodles as shown in the picture below. Johorians … Continue reading

Romancing The Dish @ Ivy’s Haninanese Mutton Soup 海南药材羊肉汤

So all the lovers were celebrating yesterday and I’m sure they are still high from the adoration for each other. Speaking of love, here’s a hawker’s love story… Some background: In Singapore, Hainanese (a minority Chinese dialect group) are known to be good cooks. In fact, Hainanese men rather than women are known to be … Continue reading