December 2, 2016

Thai Iced Tea Cupcakes

These Thai Iced Tea Cupcakes are an unusual breath of fresh air from the traditional Christmas bake suspects. Infused with the aromatic Thai Tea leaves, the cupcake has a faint floral fragrance, and is delicately sweet without being overpowering. Did I mention they are incredibly moist too? Don’t be fooled by these dainty-looking cupcakes. They are in fact so easy to put together, I would trust my 5-year-old niece to make them for me. Seriously. If Thai tea is not available, feel free to substitute with Earl Grey, Chai or any type of tea you like...
December 1, 2016

Food Review: Swee Kee Fish Head Noodle House (Ka Soh)

Thriving as a legend in the ever-changing and cut-throat F&B industry for decades is no easy endeavor, even more so in Singapore. It takes guts, perseverance and, most of all, a few star dishes to delight and entice its patrons. Located on Amoy Street, slightly away from the hustle and bustle of the Tanjong Pagar business district, it is easy to dismiss the unassuming sans décor eatery as the otherwise famous Swee Kee if you are not a fan of fish head noodles. Do not be deceived by the eatery's name. Other than fish head noodles, Swee Kee does serves up a pretty mean feat of zhi char dishes that will delight your taste buds and satisfy the rumbling tummy...
November 30, 2016

Snow Capped Gingersnaps

Once again, Christmas is around the corner, time to put on that apron and get busy! I’ve been meaning to try out this Snow Capped Gingersnaps for a while and I’ve finally gotten round to making them. These slightly chewy holiday cookies are super easy to make and while they are not as flashy as Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies or Famous Amos, they are delicious. The spices in the cookies are just perfect to put everyone in the holiday mood. Your kitchen will be smelling like Christmas too!...
November 29, 2016

Food Review: VLV – Latest Dining Destination at Clarke Quay (closed)

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...