The Ultimate Steak Meal For Ryan!

Valerie asked where we could go for a good steak as Ryan has been craving it recently. I was more concern that the finer restaurants, which usually serve good steaks, may not be baby friendly. I voiced my concern to Valerie that TJ is teething and that his discomfort may create a ruckus. I then … Continue reading

Temaki TJ and Sushi Rolls Of Love – Family Bonding!

We had so much fun making sushi the other day I thought you might want to try it with your family, too! As usual, Valerie cooks without recipe but luckily, this one is easy to make up along as it is quite a mix-and-match-according-to-your-taste kind of food. I have provided the primary recipe courtesy of … Continue reading

Is This Yours, Big Mama?

The *annual haze is getting worse and some schools were closed recently due to the PSI rising to toxic levels. So I, too, have been staying put at home, relying on the goodwill of Sam and Vanessa bringing me dinner in the late evenings. By late I mean 10.30pm onwards! I had Korean meal yesterday … 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

Goat Steamboat? CNY Luncheon

The night before, I was partaking Reunion Dinner at my sister’s home when my friend WhatsApp-ed to invite my family and I to lunch. “Hey, I’ve got shitload of food for steamboat and meat for grilling. Want to come over tomorrow for lunch at 12nn?” Invitation accepted! Valerie and Ryan would be visiting my in-laws … Continue reading

Eat, Sleep, Rave, Repeat!

The “Hen Party” was over and it was our turn to throw a party. We had an impromptu BBQ last night (28th Sp 2014) for the soon-to-be bride and groom, Valerie & Ryan’s best men and bride’s maids as a motivational and an advance thank you meal for their help in my daughter’s impending wedding. … Continue reading

Hwago Jip 화고집 – Beautiful Korean Barbecue House

The cab driver took us to the Korean BBQ house as instructed. We were not sure if this was the correct place until we double checked the telephone number displayed at the shop front. Yes, we had arrived. Let’s get out of the cold and go inside. Hwajang Hangogi House, literally translates to “Beautiful Korean … Continue reading

Say No To Gangnam Myun Oak’s Galbi Jjim (강남면옥 갈비찜)? Not In A Million Years!

Galbijjim 갈비찜 – galbi 갈비 (short ribs) and jjim (steamed dish). In Korean, gari 가리 is beef but generally, Galbijjim is accepted as beef short ribs. To order pork (dweji) short ribs, one has to indicate to the shopkeeper that it is dweji galbijjim 돼지갈비찜 that they want. And we wanted… Galbi jjim! My children … Continue reading

Hua Ting Restaurant 華廳 – Fine Cantonese Cuisine

It’s been quite some time since I had dinner with Adrian and Yap. We’re back on track last week now that everyone is in town – Adrian and I have been taking turns traveling or simply being busy and soon it will be Yap’s turn to travel. Until then, we would be dining weekly 🙂 … Continue reading

Tin & Tin (Cathay) Beef Noodles

Tony was abroad for some time. His busy schedule also limited my communication with him eversince I last saw him at the Baroque Grill gathering. To me, Tony is like Johor’s hawkers’ warrior – he champions for them. He has interviewed and blogged on so many JB hawkers, some are not new. Rather, he is responsible enough to … Continue reading