Royal Rumble – Malay Cuisine

Malay Cuisine is quite extensive. To name a few popular ones, there’s the Mee Rebus (boiled noodles), Mee Soto, Nasi Lemak, Sayur Lodeh and Satay. Their daily meal which is similar to Nasi Padang, (where rice is the main staple of the Malay community) has mostly spicy side dishes as accompaniment. Although it is uncertain … Continue reading

Coin Prata

I have a weird appetite. It seems like the more I eat, the more (and faster) hungry I get. One dish meals aren’t able to satisfy me and I usually have a couple of items. If I had only a bowl of noodles for dinner, you’d know I’ll be ransacking the fridge in no time. … Continue reading

Pizza Box – Parma Ham Pizza Rocks!

The rain stopped. Tony and I made our way to our final destination. We arrived in good time at 3pm, as per our schedule, to meet Alan Chan. You may remember Alan from Nan Bei Restoran 南北 where Tony, Tyng and I enjoyed delicacies cooked by his parents. With the same generosity showered upon us … Continue reading

Mei Hua Ah Bee Bak Kut Teh 华美亞B肉骨茶

BKT, short for Bah Kut Teh, was introduced to Malaya (Malaysia and Singapore) in the 19th century by Chinese coolies and workers of Hokkien origin. The name literally translates to “meat bone tea”. Traditionally eaten with rice, the soup consists of meaty pork ribs simmered in a complex broth of herbs and spices like star … Continue reading

Basilico – Culinary Drama

With so much going on in my children’s working lives, it is hard to have lunch together as a family. I was secretly hoping to entice them for a Sunday brunch since forever and finally we did have one just this past Sunday. My post on Dolcetto by Basilico and subsequent take-aways of their desserts … Continue reading

Shoon Fa Bak Kut Teh 顺发肉骨茶

Unless you are very protective and guarded of your privacy, social media has found a way to widely promote whatever you’ve done and posted. For example, I saw Andrew’s posting on Curried Crab, found out what James ate last week and even where he had his meal. I commented on his Taiwanese porridge meal at … Continue reading

8 Degrees Taiwanese Bistro 八度空间

These are some of the popular items that reflects a small portion of Taiwanese street food cuisine 台湾特色小吃: Dinner is never complete without dessert 🙂 We eat daily and sometimes, choosing what to eat can be a difficult decision especially in Singapore where the choice is endless… Ken texted to ask if I would like … Continue reading

PBT In An Alien Heartbeat!

My recipe post on Thai Duck Red Curry had Michael at, commenting the next day… “Learning to cook by telephone from one’s mother – well, I have to admit, that’s how I learnt some of her signature dishes.” To which I asked, “so what’s your signature dish, Michael?” Nearly a week later when I … Continue reading

Tuna Baguette

Tuna Baguette Recipe (serves 2) Ingredients: 1 small crusty French Baguette, sliced down the center lengthwise. 1 canned Tuna (in Oil or Water, I used Chunk Light). Mayonnaise, to taste (full or low fat, I used full fat) . Salt, to taste. Pepper, to taste (coarsely ground Black Peppercorns or White Pepper Powder). ¼ cup … Continue reading

Film Makers At The Movies

I was checking my drafts in wordpress last night and came across this long overdue article – Vanessa had graduated. This was the day my brother Nic and I went to the public screening of her final year assignment, Anywhere But Here – a documentary on public housing in Victoria, Australia. Please click here to … Continue reading