November 29, 2016

Food Review: VLV – Latest Dining Destination at Clarke Quay

When we talk about Chinese restaurants, images of ornate décor and red lanterns come to mind, well at least for me. When I stepped into VLV, the latest F&B establishment in the heart of bustling Clarke Quay, the beautiful modern décor instantly made me feel like cozying up to the place. Foodwise, don’t expect to be served with your standard Chinese cuisine. In fact, you will experience refined Cantonese flavors and seafood variations reinvented exquisitely by the hands of Executive Head Chef, Martin Foo. With more than 25 years of culinary and management expertise under his belt, Chef Foo’s illustrious culinary skills and knowledge are visibly showcased in every dish...
November 22, 2016

Food Review: Basil Thai Kitchen – Provincial Thai Delights set in a Herb Garden Oasis

Even before stepping into Basil Thai Kitchen, the lush greenery of herb planters greeted me warmly from the outside. Although this is their flagship outlet at Paragon, the first one was opened at Kallang Wave mall in 2014. Besides serving the crowd-pleasing familiar Thai staples such as Phad Thai and pineapple fried rice, Basil Thai Kitchen has an interesting menu with an array of lesser-known Thai delicacies from various provinces of Thailand...
November 16, 2016

2-ingredient Korean BBQ Pork Ribs

I’m a huge fan of Korean food (as evidenced from the numerous Korean recipes) and guess what, today’s 2-ingredient Korean BBQ Ribs is just that. This is probably one of the easiest recipe I’ve ever come across but yet oh-so delicious too. If you ever step into Korean supermarkets, you will often see different brands of marinade sauces for bulgogi, kalbi, etc. After trying out various brands, I’ve narrowed down my favorite to Beksul CJ brand. Oh by the way, this is not an advertorial post, meaning I’m not paid by CJ brand to write this...
November 3, 2016

Food Review: Experience 7-Eleven Singapore Fresh Ready-To-Eat Meals

Most of us are familiar with the convenience store 7-Eleven. Most of us may also remember the popular slogan ‘it’s a store and more’. However, how many of us actually view 7-Eleven of being more than a simple store to buy items like bottled drinks, potato chips and breathe mints? The answer is simple. Very little. Recently however, 7-Eleven has decided to revamp their image and is updating itself to a one stop shop where hot meals and multiple services are available...
November 1, 2016

Food Review: Avenue – New Gastrobar on the Block (Closed)

Newly opened since October this year, Avenue is taking our very own Archipelago Singapore’s craft beers out of the hands of the hipsters and placing them in the more casual context of a CBD community gastrobar. Located at Suntec City Tower 2, You could find four types of craft beers – Belgian Wit, Bohemian Lager, Singapore Blonde Ale and Irish Ale. Spoiled for choice, I went for a Singapore Blonde Ale. It turns out to be a lemon-colored blonde ale with strong citrusy notes of calamansi and pandan with a clean finish. It’s fresh and unusual...
October 18, 2016

Food Review: Din Tai Fung Celebrates The Launch Of Their Iconic Sauces

Known internationally for their 18 intricate fold xiao long bao, Din Tai Fung needs no introduction when it comes to their sumptuous line-up of authentic Taiwanese food. Last week, I attended a Media Culinary Workshop, to celebrate the launch of exclusive Taiwan sauces - Premium XO Sauce, Fragrant Chilli Sauce* and Taiwan Chilli Oil*. With these three of the restaurant’s most popular sauces, you could now recreate some of DTF restaurant-worthy dishes at home...
October 11, 2016

Food Review: redpan – a local fusion love affair at Marina Square

sian-Western fusion joints are no strangers to Singapore and redpan at Marina Square aims to redesign the culinary experience by serving Singaporean fusion food. This is my second time visiting this creative joint and the brain child behind it is our very own established homegrown architect firm DP Architects...
September 28, 2016

Nutella Swirled Peanut Butter Banana Cake

Combining two of my favorite breakfast spreads’ – Nutella and Peanut Butter, this super-decadent Nutella Swirled Peanut Butter Banana Cake is simply glorious. The moment it came out of the oven, my kitchen was filled with tantalizing whiffs of nutty+chocolatey+banana-y aroma...
September 16, 2016

Grilled Shrimp with Roasted Garlic Sauce

This grilled shrimp recipe is a perfect example of a dish that is simple to prepare, and yet bursting with flavor. Grilled to burnished perfection before being smothered in a tangy, sweet and sour sauce. This mouthwatering combination which is punctured with the grassy, herbal freshness of coriander and the haunting, citrus note of lime is a confirmed pleaser regardless of whether it is meant to be enjoyed alone, or to be shared at a party with friends and family...