I do so love inspirational stories.
Chicken rice. It’s almost like the Singapore lunch staple. Every food court, coffee shop, hawker centre is bound to have a chicken rice stall at the very least. As such, it could be said that Singaporeans do take their chicken rice preferences rather seriously. Every component is important, from the rice to the chicken and the sauces. Continue reading
We had a friend visiting from Hong Kong a couple of weeks back and E decided to bring them to Novena Peranakan Cuisine for a taste of some local dishes. We were both early, and the moment I stepped into the restaurant, I had a sense of deja vu. Continue reading
One of my biggest grips about the eating scene in Singapore is the relative difficulty in getting a decent bowl of mee siam or mee rebus. It’s a relatively simple (but tedious to make) malay noodle dish and the key to a good bowl of mee siam or mee rebus is in its gravy. Rarely any protein is used, except maybe if you count prawns in the Nonya versions of mee siam and it’s typically quite vegetarian in nature. Continue reading
April is the month of birthdays in my family. This year, we decided to have a joint birthday lunch and celebrate good old hearty finger licking style by having seafood lunch at New Ubin Seafood. It’s located in an industrial area of Singapore – cars are definitely needed to get to this place, which is quite ironic considering that the restaurant is surrounded by a whole ring of car workshops. Continue reading
On the topic of the peppery bak kuh teh versus herbal bak kuh teh, I am a fan of the peppery soup version (I.E. the Singapore version). When I need my fix, I always head to Rong Chen bak kuh teh, which happens to be located a short drive away from my housing estate. Continue reading
What it is? Typically, it is not something one finds in an expensive restaurant. It is usually a very simple dish. Too simple in fact. It would be hard to explain what is so great about this dish at time, but it a dish which we draw comfort from and a dish we turn to when we may be feeling down or just need some cheering up. Continue reading