Off To The Races – Dead Heat Day!

Continuing from yesterday’s post Off To The Races – Don’t Get Caught Up! After the salad medley, my lunch began with Pan Mien 板麺 (pronounced as ban mian) which is a Hakka-style noodle with anchovy and soybean stock, originating from Malaysia. Its Chinese name literally translates to “flat board noodle”. Trakus is a real time … Continue reading

Yantra – Indian Fine Dining

Without abandoning the fundamentals of North Indian cooking, Yantra has been pushing the limits of its culinary limits under Executive Chef Chintan Pandya. One example is the use of cod, an unusual ingredient in Indian cuisine. The Soma Bar is also well stocked with many alcoholic  labels. Furnished in modern chic decor, it is definitely … Continue reading

Indian Street Food – SiraJ

I could barely remember but the first time I ate Indian Rojak, it was probably in my pre-teens at Rasa Singapura Food Centre, now defunct. It was located in Tanglin Road at Tudor Court, near The Regent, Singapore. It’s also been long time since I tasted Indian Mee Siam, not since the demolition of Taman … 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

Let’s Have A Rendezvous!

You know what? Let’s have a rendezvous! I just realised, this very second as I am preparing this post that they had forgotten to give me my soup. I am going back to get my soup! Wow! You must think me crazy for this uproar over a soup… I could still remember the taste of … Continue reading

Crystal Jade Korean BBQ Buffet – Boil and Broil

Our lunch appointment was 11am but everyone started their journey at that time so we were all late! I was the first to arrive but the place was crowded. I had to wait for a table but I didn’t mind since the rest were not here yet. I had time to walk around the neighbourhood. … Continue reading

Dong Nan Xi Bei 东南西北

In English, we often say North, South, East, West but in Mandarin, the sequence jumbled into “Dong Nan Xi Bei (东南西北)” East, South, West, North. And no matter how you scramble your eggs, the good egg is never confined to one region only. While some may crack their heads looking for good food in Johore, … Continue reading

When 19’s Not A Crowd!

When is 19 not a crowd? When like-minded people gather together for a common destiny! Recently, I had the priviledge to be invited to join a closed group Photography Khaki in Facebook. As the name clearly clued you, it’s a group for aspiring and experienced photographers sharing their passion. As of my writing, they have quickly … Continue reading

Versatile Salsa Recipe

Fresh Tomato Salsa Recipe Ingredients: 3 medium sized ripe but firm Fresh Tomatoes, diced (remove seeds). ½-1 Red Onion, finely diced (depends on size, about half portion of tomatoes). 1 Jalapeño Chilli Pepper (stems, ribs, seeds removed), finely diced (or a few dashes of Tabasco sauce). Juice of one Lime or ½ Lemon (to your desire, … Continue reading

Singapore’s Street Food – Pasir Panjang Food Centre

It is true that eating is a sport and national past time in Singapore. In a multicutural society like this tropical island, there are literally hundreds of dishes available… So what is Singapore food? In a manner of speaking, Singapore food is a cocktail of Malay, Chinese, Indian, Nonya, plus an aspersion of Eurasion and … Continue reading