Saturday, January 29, 2011

Uncle Kun Lunar New Year Goodies 根叔年糕 With Video

Seeing that Lunar New Year is just around the corner, I thought The Silver Chef should do a blog on something relating to the festive season.

And what better way to do this post than to talk about Uncle Kun's special Lunar New Year Goodies, which is only available until the eve of Chinese New Year.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Caffe Vivo at Pavillion Kuala Lumpur With Video

Within the vast confines of Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, there seems to be a number of choices for Italian fare, and we decided to try out Caffe Vivo on the uppermost level on a Saturday afternoon.

Indeed, Caffe Vivo did have the classic Italian furnishings and did feel quite cosy and comfortable. The staff were, however, a mixed bag.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Straits Chinese Nonya Restaurant With Video - Classic Nyonya Cooking in 313 Somerset

It is always hard to find nyonya food in the mainstream, and apart from Ivins which has a number of outlets in various parts of the island, it is hardly easy to find peranakan food in town.

So, it was with great curiosity when we spotted this nyonya outlet right in the middle of a food court in 313 Somerset. We had put off a few times trying it simply because of the price, which was hardly food court standards.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Butter Wine Poached Ribeye

It was one of those weekends where we realised that we had a couple of ribeye steaks still in the freezer, that had been there for about a fortnight.

Those steaks were really thick and huge, and it was one of those times that one had to improvise to get yourself a really decent meal, otherwise you would have ended up with badly undercooked steaks.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Old Town White Coffee With Video

It is ironic that despite having some outlets here in Singapore, that we only finally got to visit an Old Town White Coffee outlet in Kuala Lumpur during one of our lunch breaks there.

This particular outlet is situated in the heart of Central Market, and every Old Town White Coffee outlet has that old kopitiam charm about it, albeit in air conditioned surroundings.

Friday, January 21, 2011

The Handburger at 313 Somerset

It's been awhile since we had a good burger, and my previous post on the Fergburger did prove to be one of my most read posts. So, we decided to head to 313's The Handburger place to try it out.

We had heard so much about this gourmet burger joint, and had previously walked past this place many times during our shopping stints in 313.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Shook! at Starhill Gallery With Video

Opposite of Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, we also discovered this very posh and luxurious shopping mall called Starhill Gallery, which houses all the famous brands like Louis Vuitton and Chanel.

With such a classy surrounding, it was only fitting that we had a great dining experience there, and we found exactly just that in the Feast Village located on the basement of this marvelous mall.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The Loaf at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur With Video

While in Kuala Lumpur, we were looking around for a good breakfast place one morning, and while most shops were still closed at Pavilion, there was this posh looking bakery that caught our eye.

The Loaf is situated very near the main entrance to Pavilion and is a very nice looking cafe and bakery, with some alfresco seating area and some bench seating inside.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Sweeter One - Pavilion Kuala Lumpur At Bukit Bintang With Video

In movies, sequels rarely match up to the original, but I am hoping that my follow up to my original video of my sweet Pauline doing her shopping adventures will be even better.

We had the chance to be in Kuala Lumpur over the past weekend for a friend's wedding, and we certainly did not want to miss the opportunity to shop and shoot at the same time.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Bishan Toast Box At Junction 8 With Video

Living in Bishan, Pauline and myself have a tendency to walk to Junction 8 shopping mall for our weekend breakfast meals, and we would regularly end up eating toast and eggs with our coffee and tea.

Up until recently, Toast Box had been operating in one corner of Junction 8, but just a month or so back, they have occupied a new 2 storey building just next to the MRT train station.

Prosperous Lim (Fu Lin Tou Fu Yuen) 福林豆腐园 At Siglap East Coast Road With Video

I have never had a specific fondness for niang tou fu all my life, but when my friend Liong Hai brought me to this Siglap outlet one lunchtime, I was immediately hooked.

Prosperous Lim, or Fu Lin Tou Fu Yuen 福林豆腐园 has a rather unique style of making this classic hawker fare. And they use a very gorgeous minced meat sauce.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The End Of Char Kway Teow

I recently had the opportunity to obtain a copy of Leslie Tay's new book, The End of Char Kway Teow and had him personally autographed it.

This is a very fascinating read as many of you would know, the book is an encapsulation of his popular blog, ieatishootipost.

Fragrant Pavillion Tea Hut 满庭香 With Video - Classic Taiwan Bubble Tea, Snacks And Delicacies

Back in the early 90's, there was this huge craze and following for Taiwan bubble tea. And this was long before bubble tea became so commercialised as it is now.

During that time, there were a number of dedicated bubble tea huts catering to the teenager masses who would flock to such places to relax and chat for hours on end.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Kovan Ri Yi Beef Noodles With Video

After my post on Hock Lam Beef Kway Teow, there were a number of readers who singled out to me that there were far better beef noodles around our island.

My attention was thus brought to this very inconspicuous stall tucked away in one corner in the heart of Kovan and Hougang, in a coffeeshop that was rather quiet for that afternoon.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Uncle Kun Delicacies (Gen Shu Mei Shi Shi Jia 根叔美食世家) With Video

I had heard so much about Uncle Kun for sometime now, and when Bobcat asked me along one weekend afternoon to visit his stall, I simply could not refuse.

Armed with winekaki as my sidekick for that day, we visited Uncle Kun's vibrant stall in Toa Payoh Vista Market and from the onset, there was a visible long queue waiting to lap up his delicacies.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Wild Honey In Mandarin Gallery

Wild Honey was always one of those places that drew our curiosity, simply because every time we pass by it, there is always a long queue.

Pauline wanted to try this place out and eventually, we went on a Friday and was asked to wait for at least half an hour for a table.

Hopetoun Tea Rooms On Collins Street In Melbourne

This is the first of my Melbourne food reviews, and I have elected to go with our most favourite place, the lavish and opulent Hopetoun Tea Rooms.

Found in the equally historical looking Block Arcade on Collins St, this is a great reminder of the wonderful English tea rooms of the past.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Best and Top 10 Singapore Hawker Food

Putting together this list of the best Singapore hawker food stalls was quite a challenge, as there was so much to choose from, and so many that had to be left out.

Again, this is list is subjective and is debatable but this is the fun of doing "Best of" lists, so feel free to comment or make your own lists below.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Best and Top 5 Restaurants in Singapore

As I continue my very belated "Best of" Lists, we would like to present our choices for best Singapore restaurants today.

Bear in mind that this list, like all lists, is very subjective and is only reflective on Pauline and my thoughts and views of the food places here.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Sky On 57 at Marina Bay Sands

Sky on 57 at Marina Bay Sands comes with a great deal of reputation, not least, head chef Justin Quek is one of Singapore's foremost chefs.

Perched high up in MBS's centerpiece, Sky offers a breathtaking view of the city to go along with its creative cuisine and is a perfect venue for a romantic meal.