Sunday, October 31, 2010

Oriental Surf and Turf - Chicken and Shrimp with Cubed Potatoes

I realise that I hardly have any chicken recipes, so going into this weekend, I was pretty determined to create a chicken dish.

And, I have also been quite let down by a number of surf n turf dishes when eating out, which is usually a lackluster steak and seafood combo.

Royce Chocolates

When it comes to chocolates, I always find Pauline, and ladies in general, succumbing to the intoxicating nature of this wondrous dessert.

So, this post is actually meant for the guys, for if you ever need to appease your lady, you should go on reading ...

And for me personally, nothing tops making the woman of my life smile more than putting a pack of Royce chocolate in front of her.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Good Morning Nanyang Cafe

Ahhh, the traditional morning breakfast of Singaporeans have over the years progressed from classic open air kopitiams to modern air-con outlets of Ya Kun, spread all over the island.

Yet, even more amazing, more and more new brands have sprouted offering very identical experiences, and Good Morning Nanyang Cafe is one such new offering.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Soy and Sesame Beef Strips

We happened to have some left over sirloin, and decided to do a quickfire dish for supper one night, as sort of a finger food thingy.

And to make it more interesting, I decided to end it with some oriental dressing to give it a lighter touch, making it a light supper to go easy on the tummy.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Cafe Indulge at Cathay

Situated at the basement of Cathay mall, we wandered into this interesting bistro one time after a movie, and found a very value for money eatery here.

The main attraction here is really the price, which is really surprising, considering that this is quite a pricey location, rental wise. But the bistro seems to fetch a very healthy young crowd.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Teck Kee Cooked Food - Pork Porridge and Noodles with the Best Pork Livers

This is one of the outlets I had meant to blog about a month ago, but for some reason, we always went on a day that they were either sold out or closed.

Undeterred, we finally managed to get there on a Saturday morn (very early indeed!) to try out their very popular pork congee and noodles.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Autumn Capellini with Tomato and Onion Celery Sauce

Pauline had really enjoyed last week's capellini dish, and really wanted me to do another capellini plate this week.

The thing is, she had never used to like pasta dishes, and so it was rare that she enjoyed pasta this much, and hence, I relented.

Mei Heong Yuen Dessert - Black Sesame Paste and Green Tea Snow Ice

Tong Shui (糖水) outlets have sprouted like wildfire in recent years, in particular, in town areas like Orchard.

The best of these, however, still resides within Chinatown, and my favorite one is the one referred by my friend of 20 years, called Mei Heong Yuen Dessert at Temple St.

Friday, October 22, 2010

No. 18 Zion Road Char Kway Teow

Char Kway Teow, which is really wok fried rice cake noodles, is one of our most famous local concoctions. And what better place to have a plate of this than at Zion Market.

Zion Market itself has a couple of char kway teow stalls, but the one that is most notable happens to only operate at night, to cater to the partying crown nearby.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Hainan Chicken Rice Ball at Jalan Besar With Video

Thanks to my friend working nearby, I was introduced to this wonderful chicken rice place very near Sim Lim Square, and just opposite Sim Tower at the end of Dickson Road.

It is situated at one corner near the main road, and despite the less than adequate surroundings, we were treated to a wonderful concoction of chicken rice balls and Hainan Chicken Rice.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Poached Red Snapper with Chilli Lime Capellini

This week, we made a conscious decision to create a fish dish, and wanted to do something simple as well.

I wanted to do a simple recipe for some of you out there who have recently taken to cooking (thanks for the emails!), and I encourage you to try this out.

Victoria Peak Chinese Cuisine

We had wanted to try out another restaurant at Orchard Central recently, and by some chance, we ended discovering Victoria Peak instead.

So, funny enough, the other place did not turn out positive, but we were intrigued by the seemingly unending traffic that was resonating at this chinese outlet just nearby.

Favorite Nasi Lemak at Caili Cooked Food

To find nasi lemak for breakfast has always been very convenient, but to find really good nasi lemak is another thing.

A good friend of mine who lives in Ang Mo Kio Ave 1 brought me to this corner stall at Kebun Bahru market one morning and I was hooked.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Kim's Seafood Place - Best Hokkien Prawn Mee

One of the most unique and original Singaporean dishes ever is fried hokkien prawn mee.

It is one of the most distinguishable local dishes, and one that not many can get it perfectly.

The one place where we really fancy our hokkien mee is the one at Joo Chiat Place called Kim's Seafood Place, and in fact, they have a sister branch very nearby as well.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Skinny Pizza With Video

It is often interesting how one gets to know of a new eatery from the most unusual of sources, and Skinny Pizza was a find totally out of the blue from cyberspace.

We understand that Skinny Pizza has been around for some time, and has its first outlet sometime in Suntec, which unfortunately, we haven't been to for ages.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Oven Roasted Beef Short Ribs with Ginger and Capsicum Cuscus

There are Sundays where one just has no idea what to cook, and this weekend was just that kind of Sunday.

There we were, standing in the middle of a supermart at Thomson, thinking of what to whip up for dinner. And then, I turned to Pauline and asked, "Why don't you choose something?"

Jonker's Nyonya Deli - Excellent Chendol With Video

Pauline and I often do our groceries at Thomson Plaza's NTUC, seeing how it is near our home in Bishan.

And I happen to have a good friend who often sends his daughter to classes here and it was him who introduced me to this somewhat new place called Jonker's Nyonya Deli.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Appreciation is in Order - My 40th post

It's amazing what started out as a simple exercise to document my recipes, has turned out to be something much more.

What has transformed from a personal library, has somehow taken a life of its own.

This marks my 40th post, in this food blog that just started a little less than 2 months back in mid August.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Sirloin with Wine Infused Bacon

Sometimes, the best plate is a simple plate, and this is what this dish is, simple to make, but deceptively delicious.

It is classic steak and potatoes, but with a small added twist that can make a whole of difference - bacon.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Founder Bak Kut Teh

In my second of my bak kut teh hunt, we went to Founder at Balestier Road and this has been a favorite of ours for quite some time.

We were there on a Sunday evening and as expected, there was a sizeable queue, which meant you had to wait about 20 mins or so before you could get a table.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Kampong Chicken Rice at Upper Thomson

Our national dish, chicken rice has been well documented and discussed. Countless hours have been spent on debating who and what is the best chicken rice in Singapore.

Here, I will just touch on our own personal rave, which is Kampong Chicken Rice at Upper Thomson.

Kampong chicken differs from conventional chicken in the sense that the chickens are reared as free rein, which tend to result in a more tender and succulent meat, and less fat.

Song Fa Bak Kut Teh

I thought it would be a good time to talk about my favourite bak kut teh in town, although I do have another fav outside of town.

The first one is Songfa which is just located opposite Clarke Quay Central, and has 2 outlets almost next to each other.

The other fav of mine is Founder at Balestier, but I will leave that for another post.