Bank On Sam’s Banger Gumbo Recipe!

I had wanted to update my previous Sam’s Hot & Piquant Gumbo Recipe post but there are so many photos, plus this sausage pasta version was so delicious, I think it deserves a post on its own! In case you do not already know, I love minced meat and thus the natural inclusion of sausages in my diet! … Continue reading

Hokkien Prawn Noodle Soup Recipe 福建虾面汤食谱

Prawn Noodle Soup is a popular local hawker dish originating from Fujian province (福建 which is Hokkien) in China, and hence its name 福建虾面汤 (Hokkien Hae Mee Tng). Unlike Singapore-style, our neighbour Malaysia’s Penang-style is a spicy version with hae bee hiam (spicy dried shrimp floss) in the stock. Penang Hokkien Mee is one of … Continue reading

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

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

Din Tai Fung Restaurant 鼎泰豐

I didn’t know until now but Michelin star awarded Din Tai Fung is ranked as one of the world’s Top 10 Best Restaurants by The New York Times. “Din Tai Fung established its reputation and have been highly praised by the media including being selected as one of the top ten restaurants in the world … 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

Hong Seng Restaurant 鸿勝菜馆

J told me while we were in Bangkok that there’s a good cze char place in Toa Payoh but was it lorong 4, 7 or? Clueless! Anyway, I got myself mentally and physically prepared to go in search of a crowded-looking kopitiam cze char, and if need be, cruise along every lorong starting from 1. … Continue reading