McDonald’s Breakfast? It Can Happen!

I went to Valerie’s earlier than usual as she had to attend to some work and when I arrived she was about to order breakfast from McDonald’s. “Hotcakes, mom?” “No, I’ll have a Double Quarter Pounder.” “Oh, that’s one of the regular items and only available after 11am.” “Hmmm… What other items do they have?” … Continue reading

Tori Q & Hokkaido Rice

Yakitori is like satay in our local context – skewered meat on sticks. It is a very popular dish in Japan sold as street food with many grabbing a couple of sticks from yakitori stalls on their way home from work. Yakitori is also a common cheap accompaniment (like pub food) to beer in Izakayas, a casual … 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

Hungry But Lazy? Let Your Fingers Do The Walking!

The year end festive season does leave one drained but it’s not over yet, not for the Chinese anyway. I can already hear the galloping hooves of the Wood Horse! The Lunar New Year is fast approaching! Prior to the steed’s arrival, it is customary for us to tidy up our house. This involves major … Continue reading

Sauce Bar @ Esplanade

Hi My name is Samantha Han and friends call me Sam or Semi. Food is a powerful bonding tool easily employed by anyone who will spend some time cooking and/or eating with their loved ones. Old friendships are refreshed and new acquaintances established. Happy cooking, eating and bonding! And nobody does it better that night, … Continue reading

First Night In Bangkok Made A Food Snob Humble

Coming out of Bangkok’s new Suvarnabhumi Airport, we took to the left and traveled an hour or so before arriving at the hotel. It was slightly after 3pm (Thai time) when we boarded the vehicle and all plans to go to Chatuchak Weekend Market, one of the 50 districts of Bangkok, Thailand, had to be … 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 – Let The Burger Sizzle!

This is the final installment of my second food trail with Tony of Tony Johor Kaki. He’s now in KL sitting as a panelist at the forum on Malaysian Street Food organised by the Management and Science University in Shah Alam, Selangor. He confided in me when we were on the way home on his recent … 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

The Artsy Affair

I was supposed to go for the National Day Flypast and Fireworks with Paul, today being the last rehearsal, but plans got changed when Dad and Bro came to Van’s first exhibition. This is the beginning of her career. She has a long way to go and I will be there for her. Happy celebrating … Continue reading