Bear Naked Food Kamquat Fruit Tea

Chitose Agriculture Initiative Recipe Collaboration: Kumquat Citrus Tea

February 15, 2017


When I was approached by the good folks from Chitose Agriculture Initiative (CAI) for their Omakase Box collaboration, I was over the moon. Okay, as to the elation of my joy, I’m a huge fan of CAI’s produce ever since I was exposed to their strawberries at a tasting [...].. [read more]

Categories: Asian, Drinks
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Blanco Beef Noodles at North Bridge Road

Food Review: Blanco Beef Noodle – the Rebirth of Traditional Hainanese Beef Noodle at North Bridge Road

February 14, 2017
Located at North Bridge Road (next to Liang Seah Street and opposite Bugis Junction), Blanco Beef Noodle has been on my food-to-try radar for a couple of months since I drove passed the store several times. Being a huge Hainanese beef noodles fan, I finally tried it last week. I was lucky to meet the brainchild behind Blanco Beef Noodle.. [read more]
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Bear Naked Food Double Chocolate Banana Cake

Double Chocolate Banana Cake

February 10, 2017
Banana cake is one of my favorite cakes I would make over and over again, it’s almost an obsession. Over the last couple of years, I’ve experimented with a few different hybrid from the original recipe and this Double Chocolate Banana Cake is the latest addition. Fudgy, moist and loaded with chocolatey flavor, they are incredibly easy to make and.. [read more]
Categories: Chocolate, Desserts
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quick and how to make easy homemade miso soup

Quick and Easy Homemade Miso Soup

February 8, 2017
Besides having a rich comforting taste, Miso Soup is well known for its anticancer effects and positive beneficial enzymes which helps improve digestion. I love making my own miso soup as I could customize the taste to suit our palettes. Besides using the basic ingredients like wakame (kelp) and tofu, you could add in daikon, carrot or clams to heighten.. [read more]
Categories: Asian, Soups
Bear Naked Hamburg Cheese Curry Rice

Hamburg Cheese Curry Rice

February 3, 2017
If you love Japanese curry as much as I do, then you will like this Hamburg Cheese Curry Rice. Inspired by a curry restaurant we visited in Tokyo recently, this dish will appeal to both young and old alike. Japanese-style curry was inspired by the British during the Meiji era when India was under their colonial rule. Japan has since.. [read more]
Categories: Asian, Meats
Bear Naked Food Imitation shark fin soup

Imitation Shark Fin Soup 碗仔翅

February 1, 2017
Since saying no to shark finning years ago, we have been carefully avoiding shark fin soup at wedding banquets and celebratory occasions. Consuming shark fin is cruel and unnecessary. In fact, shark fin itself is rather tasteless. The flavor comes mainly from the broth, which is made with chicken stock. Whenever I visit Hong Kong, I’d always come across this.. [read more]
Categories: Asian, Soups
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Bear Naked Food cauliflower bacon and mushroom risotto

Cauliflower Risotto

January 27, 2017
Cauliflower is a vegetable that I often left out in the weekly grocery shopping list, unlike its cousin, Broccoli. Over the last couple of years, there is a steady health food trend of using cauliflower to substitute rice or starch. Since one of my New Year resolutions this year is to observe a healthier diet, I’m going to turn this.. [read more]
Categories: Salads, Sides
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Bear Naked Food sea salt and vinegar kale chips

Sea Salt and Vinegar Kale Chips

January 25, 2017
New Year’s resolutions are the perfect opportunity for all those who have failed to start making the changes that they said they would make next week, next month, etc. 3 weeks into 2017 and it is time to start fulfilling one of my top resolutions – start eating healthier food. I chose kale as I’ve always been wanting to incorporate this.. [read more]
Categories: Crispy, Salads, Sides, Snacks
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bear naked food fall-apart beef stew with carrots and potatoes

Fall-apart Beef Stew with Carrots and Potatoes

January 13, 2017
Mention beef stew and immediately, a comforting image of soft chunks of meat with vegetables sitting in a bowl of rich, deeply flavored brown sauce comes to mind. Contrary to popular belief, using cheap lean cuts of meat is not necessary ideal for making beef stews. When there is not enough fat marbling in the meat, they’ll just turn dry.. [read more]
Categories: Crispy, Meats
blue lotus Chinese New Year Menu 2017

Food Review: Celebrate Chinese New Year with Perfect Yusheng at Blue Lotus

January 9, 2017
With Chinese New Year just three weeks away, it is time to plan ahead and make your reservation for reunion lunches and dinners. The year of the Rooster begins on 28 January this year and if you are looking for an innovative and inventive Chinese menu done with a great flair (that is not in a hotel), Blue Lotus would.. [read more]
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