Chef Jackie Tay – The Baking Rabbit

Before the break of dawn, I made myself a cup of coffee and got way ahead ready for a bake class at 10am. It’s been 15 years or more since I attended any culinary lessons and I was pretty excited after reading Chef Jackie’s profile. Having chanced upon the magical world of fondant cakes, Jackie … 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

Dumplings Ever After

The day before was the actual day (12th June 2013) of Dragon Festival or what we locals called Dumpling Festival. As you know by now, Singapore is multi-cultural so when it comes to food, there will be influences from the many dialect groups from the ethnic Chinese. I’ve also seen some Malay version of the … Continue reading

PBT In An Alien Heartbeat!

My recipe post on Thai Duck Red Curry had Michael at http://alien-heartbeat.com/, commenting the next day… “Learning to cook by telephone from one’s mother – well, I have to admit, that’s how I learnt some of her signature dishes.” To which I asked, “so what’s your signature dish, Michael?” Nearly a week later when I … Continue reading

The World Street Food Congress 2013 Teaser

As you may have suspected by now, my take on food leans towards home-cooked and street food cuisine. I am really excited about this upcoming event! World Street Food Congress 2013 to be held in Singapore from 31st May – 9th June 2013! F1 Pit Building & Paddock 1 Republic Boulevard Singapore 038975. Check out … Continue reading

Oriental Sliders 扣肉包

The Chinese like to complicate things. A dish when eaten with different staple may be termed differently and that used to confuse  me profusely as a child. Now I know better… and am able to order my food correctly when dining in a Hokkien (Fujian – 福建 – Chinese dialect group – the origin of … Continue reading

Pandan Flavoured Waffles

It was Friday night – license to sleep late. We were watching Breaking Bad and in between the episodes, we felt hungry and needed something a little more than popcorn to munch on. We fingered through the recipe box from A-Z and decided on W for waffles. We haven’t made these for more than a … Continue reading

Börek Bakehouse

As promised in my previous Turkish Bakehouse post, I went back to say “Merhaba” to the chef and bought myself the Cheese & Spinach and Spicy Lamb Gözleme AUD6 each from Börek Bakehouse on Elizabeth Street. This time round, I remembered to ask the young man behind the counter to warm them up. He was … Continue reading