Monday, September 22, 2014

Da Tou Xia Prawn Noodles - An Epitaph

By the time you read this, Datouxia will have sold its last bowl of prawn noodles. This is obviously not just a regular food review post, and though I will talk a bit about their food, this is more a commentary on the sad state of the food industry in Singapore today.

Datouxia has been around for just a few months and in that short span of time, they have managed to create quite a buzz among the food community here.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The Redemption Broth - Jabez Tan of Soon Huat Bak Kut Teh

They say that you can never really know a person until you get to walk in his or her shoes. No matter how much you can read up on a person, the only way to know a man like Jabez Tan is to really see how he works and interacts with his staff, his friends and his family.

And that is what is so uniquely special about Jabez. He is not just your regular bak kut teh owner in Singapore.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Momiji Shabu Shabu - One For the Ladies, Collagen Hotpot

Having a Japanese steamboat buffet on a cold night is probably a very comforting experience in itself, but having it using a collagen soup base may just be the right tonic for the ladies.

Momiji Shabu Shabu at Shaw Plaza along Balestier Road is establishing itself as one of the pioneers of collagen hotpot in Singapore.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Cooking Spaghetti Aglio Olio with Chef Peter Neo and PinkyPiggu at Pietro

Cooking aglio olio pasta may sound simple, and the recipe can be quite straightforward. However, to do a spectacular plate of aglio olio pasta requires a lot of practice and skill.

In a first of a series of upcoming youtube videos featuring fellow foodie and blogger, PinkyPiggu, we will show you how to do a delicious plate of spaghetti aglio olio.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Crusty Oven - Lovely Tarts and Humble Intentions

Started by a pair of friends, Crusty Oven is a small bakery found in the heart of Bishan. Specialising mostly in tarts, it is almost inconspicuous from the rest of the shophouses nearby.

The owners started their bakery in Mid View City sometime in 2013, and only moved to this location in early 2014. It serves mainly the local residents around Bishan and judging from my time there, they seem to have won over a number of the older generation folks with their baked goods.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Return to Lau Ah Tee - One of the Pioneers of Teochew Bak Kut Teh in Singapore

Mention Teochew bak kut teh and inevitably, names like Founder, Ng Ah Sio and Song Fa will come up, but there is one that is often left out. And that is Lau Ah Tee Bak Kut Teh.

Currently, it is situated next to Boon Keng MRT in the heart of Bendermeer and Whampoa West. It's founder, Lau Ah Tee himself is 67 this year, and is one of the genuine pioneers of white, peppery bak kut teh.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Indochili at Zion Road - A Spicy Little Gem

They say that when one door closes, another one opens somewhere else. This must be true at Zion Road when the popular River Valley Nasi Padang closed its shutters one last time recently.

IndoChili is next to it, and though it has opened for quite some, I only discovered it a few weeks back and though it is not exactly serving the same cuisine, it is still dishing out some very good Indonesian and Javanese styled food.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

The Royal Mail Bar - Classy Cocktails and Tasty Bar Grub

The Royal Mail Bar at Ascott Raffles Place has recently undergone a facelift and armed with a revamped menu, the Silver Chef was on hand to sample some of their new selections.

The bar area is situated on the ground floor while the related restaurant is found on the second level. The bar area, whilst not huge, is comfortable and classy and makes for a perfect chill place for after work hours.