Gin Khao – Thai Street Delights And More!

Some eat to live but I live love to eat 😉 Our transcultural * greetings of “Jiak ba buay?”, “Sik bao mei?”, “Sudah makan?” or “吃包沒?” meaning “Have you eaten?” takes the place of the conventional “How are you?” That’s says quite a lot about us, doesn’t it? “Dining out in Singapore is more than … Continue reading

Sunrise Bistro & Bar

I was invited for a media food tasting event held at Sunrise Bistro & Bar. Helmed by 41 year-old Executive Chef & Owner Vincent Teng with an impressive 22-year culinary experience, Sunrise Bistro & Bar specialises in serving casual French fare cooked with a contemporary twist and a fine blend of creativity peppered with Asian … Continue reading

Hi Tea @ Crowne Plaza Hotel Changi Terminal 3

Ross was telling me that one time, May received a bottle of teelseed oil from her brother for her birthday. “What the heck is teelseed?” Well, teelseed is actually the seed of sesame! And in Asia, sesame oil is the queen of oils, full of nutritional and therapeutic benefits. Many consider it as food-medicine and … Continue reading

Oh, The Good Life!

During Lao You Ji‘s dinner, Adrian arranged for our next gathering to be at his house. It would be a poolside party! We should each bring a bottle of wine and food would be provided by Ade. Very quickly, that day arrived… Ross worked on the night shift and had just woken up from his slumber. … Continue reading

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

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

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 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

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

These Are Just Some Of My Favourite Things!

Every now and then which is quite frequent actually, I love to indulge in what the health freaks call junk food or what the food snobs refer to as pedestrian food! They may be rubbish but I swear they are delicious garbage! I know my mom, my doctors and dentist would frown. Fats, sugar and … Continue reading