Zzapi Pizza Bar

When it comes to pizza, what intrigues you? Is it the succulent meats or fresh seafood? The zesty capsicums or sweet onions? The aromatic basil or pungent garlic? The tart flavours of the tomatoes or the salty gooey cheese? To me, a good pizza has 3 components: the dough, the base sauce, and a wide … 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

Concetto By Saveur @ The Cathay

Sundays are movie nights with my children and last night was no different. We got tickets to the Edge Of Tomorrow starring Tom Cruise! My children had gone out for food while I took a nap and so I had to dine alone. I reached The Cathay a couple of hours earlier (before the movie … Continue reading

The Ultimate Proposal At Senso Ristorante & Bar

9th March 2014. My mobile beeped. A text message. “Hi Ms Han, can I reserve you for dinner this Saturday at 8pm?” The message was from Ryan. Vanessa had warned me last year before they left for Korea. “You must have seen it coming, mom.” “See what coming?” “They have been together for years!” Ryan … Continue reading

Ristorante IL Teatro 帝雅廷意大利餐廳 @ Wynn Macau 永利澳門酒店

I had the privilege to visit Wynn Macau’s fine-dining Italian cuisine, Ristorante Il Teatro, twice. The first time, food was almost inedible as my soup and risotto were overly saltish, and could not be rectified even after sending them back to the kitchen. I did not finish my meal. Food was almost perfect when I … Continue reading

There Is No Menu @ Fratini La Trattoria

Don’t ask for one because there is no menu at Fratini La Trattoria. Instead, sit back and relax. Let Chef Fratini take care of your meal with whatever’s available from the day’s marketing, which he does every morning, loading his Vespa with bags of seafood for that day’s cooking. Freshness is guaranteed but you may … Continue reading

Heaven Sent Me Angel’s Hair (Recipe by Valerie)

If you have been following my blog long enough, you would have seen Valerie at work in our kitchen quite a few times and it’s usually pasta she’s cooking, namely Aglio Olio. The reason for frequently eating this dish is simple: we don’t have the luxury of time! I have hung up my apron years … 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

Sun Kissed Aglio Olio a la Valerie

Click on the photos below for instructions. Aglio Olio Recipe (serves 3-4) Ingredients: 500g Spaghetti (Fusili). 80-100ml Italian Olive Oil, enough to saute the garlic and chillies. 6 cloves Garlic, finely chopped (more or less to your desire). 6 Red Birdseye Chilli, deseeded and finely chopped (more or less to your desire). Salt, to taste. Hot … 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