Red House Seafood Restaurant 小红楼

It was the early 80s and I was out on an official date. The boyfriend then brought me to a “kampong” feel seafood restaurant called Xiao Hong Lou (小红楼) meaning Little Red Pavilion. I had always thought their chilli crabs to be the best and liked it even better than that of Kheng Luck, a … Continue reading

Old Geylang – Exotic Or Erotic Comestibles?

As a gourmand, I am always hungry to try new eateries and food. While the restaurants or cuisine may not be exactly au courant to the rest of the foodie community (non-bloggers inclusive), they still seem ‘modernistic’ to me as I am not up-to-date with our local makan scene. A newbie at food blogging (I … Continue reading

Old Town White Coffee 旧街场白咖啡

Kay and I have been searching the illusive slice fish hor fun that Lily was talking about somewhere near Chun Tin Road. We drove two rounds and couldn’t find the shop. In the end we settled for Old Town White Coffee when we saw most of the nearby shops closing up for the night. We … 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

Whampoa Food Street (KENG) – Fish Head Steamboat Restaurant

I have been suffering migraine for the past couple of days. I couldn’t sleep well, tossing on my bed in my darkened room, staring at the ceiling and counting sheep. A clap of thunder broke the silence and I was awakened… Excited, actually! You see, I love the rain. The rumbling sky and lightning promised … Continue reading

Red Star Restaurant 红星酒家

饮水思源 “When you drink water, remember the source”. These were the exact words from Tony Johor Kaki, my idol food blogger. When I’m around him, he looks out for me. Tony on his facebook page: “Last night, I was at the venerable, iconic Red Star restaurant in Singapore. It was like a dream come true … Continue reading

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

This Little Piggy Stayed At Home

Since the children started work (Valerie has just started school again – pursuing her phD programme now with NUS), it is rare we have dinner together at home. The supermarket would have closed by the time they get off work (I don’t go to the wet market anymore). Last night was special. Vanessa and Sam … 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