Friday, December 31, 2010

The Heart of Melbourne Video

You may have noticed I have not posted for the last couple of weeks, and the reason is very simple. Pauline and I were away on our annual vacation in Melbourne.

And what a wonderful city it is! Filled with a metropolis of skyscrapers yet it retained a natural beauty of greenery and scenery that embodies the spirit of Australian people.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Crust Gourmet Pizza Bar at Holland Village With Video

I was recently invited to a food tasting session at Crust Gourmet Pizza Bar, a new pizza place located in the heart of Holland Village which started only in August.

Situated just across Wala Wala, Crust also does home deliveries within a certain distance and I had the pleasure of meeting the owner here, Leo who is genuinely passionate about making great pizzas.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Loy Kee Chicken Rice & Porridge at Whampoa Hawker Market

In my ongoing series on Whampoa's finest eating places, I was referred by Bobcat to try one of the 4 heavenly kings of chicken rice, namely Loy Kee Chicken Rice.

I was also reliably informed by Bobcat from the ieat forums to specifically try Loy Kee at Whampoa as the other outlets are run by the brother of this stall. This is still the original and the best of the Loy Kee stalls, apparently.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Innovation Noodle At Whampoa Market With Video

Among Whampoa's hidden treasures is this very unique noodle stall cleverly called Innovation Noodle, and true to its name, it does have some quite innovative touches.

Run by a very friendly lady boss, this stall may on first glance, look like any other bak chor mee stall, but on closer inspection, it will reveal a far wider range of selection.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Hock Lam Popular Beef Kway Teow, Formerly From Purvis Street With Video

I used to frequent this very well known beef noodle stall a decade ago when I was working near Suntec CIty, and would always take the effort to walk across Beach Road to reach Purvis Street.

Now, they have moved behind to Seah Street just next to Naomi Hotel, and has a brand new look and interior decor, which is a far cry from their old furnishings over at Purvis.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Scallion Capellini with Caviar

It's been awhile since I posted on a new recipe, and I thought I had better address this gap today with a simple, yet very tasty little creation.

And following my obsession with capellini dishes recently, I came up with this simple plate of pasta over the weekend with the intention of making this quick and fast.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

A Return To Cafe De Hong Kong

After my first wonderful dining experience at Cafe de Hong Kong, I was itching to go back for a return visit to try some of their other dishes, to see if the rest of the menu could live up to the initial experience.

Well, I was not disappointed at all, and in fact, the second time was as good as the first, and I realised that there were so many other great dishes to try even after this visit.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Singapore's Best Food Blogs

As we near the end of the year, it has traditionally been at around this time that people will begin to compile the best of the year's lists, and I thought I would like to follow suit as well.

Over the coming weeks, I will be feverishly compiling my own best of lists, in particular, my top 5 eating places. For now, I would like to start off with my favorite Singapore blogs that I read myself.

Whampoa Satay Bee Hoon

It is quite surprising that after all these years, I still have not really visited Whampoa's famous eateries and food markets, and only recently was prompted to go there by one of my readers here.

The Whampoa Market is indeed huge, and houses twice as many food stalls as your regular food market. But, what is more important is that the quality of the food here is exceptionally high.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Of Apple, Iphone 4, Food Blog and Video Blogging

It has been awhile since I took a bit of time away from reviewing and cooking food, and I thought this might be an opportune time to reflect on a few things.

First, I wanted to write about how I have been doing my food blogs and taking the videos and photos that you see here, and it might surprise a few of you.

Flavvors at Toa Payoh Orange Tee Building

I was over at Toa Payoh Hub for a meeting a few weeks ago and my friend recommended me to try this somewhat new Chinese Dim Sum styled place.

It is actually situated right in the front of the Orange Tee building and is very visible from the front. Internally, it is quite cosy and has a nice decor.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

XiMenDing Taiwan Cuisine

The basement of Raffles City has seen a lot of changes recently, and there are no lack of eating places there with a wide range of different cuisines.

One of the most recent addition is this new Taiwanese eatery, XiMenDing Taiwan Cuisine which is very nicely decorated and serves a wide selection of Taiwanese favorites.