September 30, 2014

Eng Kee Chicken Wings 榮記炸鷄翅膀 @ Commonwealth Drive. Fried Bee Hoon + Chicken Wings = Best All-Day-Breakfast!

Ask me what my favorite "all-day breakfast" item is and my reply would not be the usual egg benedict (even though I'm addicted to eggs of all kinds) or sausage and toast, but a localized version which is very close to my heart ~ Fried Bee Hoon & Chicken Wings!!! Yummy!

Usually a breakfast staple and found in hawker centres or coffeeshops, most economic bee hoon stalls serving this delight are usually sold out by afternoon, but we do get a couple of places such as Eng Kee Chicken Wings 榮記炸鷄翅膀 at Blk 117 of Commonwealth Drive which operates late into the evening. This means we get to eat this fantastic combo at almost all times during lunch, dinner or supper! Yay!

September 27, 2014

GastroSmiths Bistro & Bakery @ Tan Quee Lan Street, Beach Road ~ One Of The Best New Openings This Year!

Love love love my foodie friends for always sharing about great food places! When messages came excitedly through our whatsapp group chat that "Gastrosmith is one of the best new cafés to open recently", it came to a no-brainer conclusion that the place is definitely worth checking out. (Daniel, you're like the big brother whom Nat and I really trust!)

Founded by the makers of The Humble Loaf who closed down the establishment at Katong Shopping Mall in favor of a bigger space to better accommodate its regulars, GastroSmith Bistro & Bakery, though comparatively more spacious, is unexpectedly still quite intimate with no more than a few indoor tables.

September 24, 2014

Sarah's The Pancake Café @ East Village, Simpang Bedok

I was half-expecting to see a lady named Sarah behind the counter at Sarah's The Pancake Café, but still true enough to its name, this new Halal establishment at East Village Mall in the Simpang Bedok vicinity focuses on mainly pancakes, serving up both sweet and savory version. What the concise menu lacks in variety, the café certainly made it up with touches of creativity. Homemade potato pancakes or chendol-inspired crepes, anyone?

September 22, 2014

Chang Thai At 151 Bishan ~ Casual Thai Eatery With Delicious & Affordable Food! What A Neighbourhood Gem!

One of the requisites when I was hunting for a place to live was: It must be near FOOD! Nothing beats the convenience of walking down your apartment to find a good variety waiting to satisfy the hunger when it strikes. I imagined residents living around Blk 151 in the heartlands of Bishan would be happy for this reason alone because, not only do they get a decent selection from the coffeeshop, they're now pampered with more choices from the casual eatery next door, Chang Thai at 151, which serves delicious and affordable Thai cuisine!

September 20, 2014

PAUL Singapore Launches Lunch & Dinner Sets! Exclusively At Westgate and Tanglin Mall Outlets!

Most of us would have been enticed initially by the popular specialty breads and pastries (ooh la la those large macarons!) to visit PAUL French bakery-restaurant at some point since its Singapore flagship store at Ngee Ann City opened in January 2012, but its savory range of pancakes, crepes, salads and simple main courses has soon proved to be of affordable and reasonably good quality as well. Their recently-launched executive lunch and dinner set featuring some of the all-time favourites from PAUL's menu at their Westgate and Tanglin Mall outlets looks pretty attractive in a value-for-money way too!

September 17, 2014

The Company Of Cats @ Mosque Street (Chinatown) ~ Another New Cat Cafe In Singapore!

Recently opened in August 2014, The Company of Cats at Mosque Street (Chinatown) joins Neko no Niwa, The Cat CafeCuddles Cat Cafe and Meomi Cat Cafe as the 5th cat cafe in Singapore. There are many reasons to visit a cafe, but at these feline-themed joints, perhaps one reason surpasses them all: To spend time with some furry friends! Meow~ Meow~

September 14, 2014

Stir-Fry Minced Pork with Thai Basil (Recipe Included!)

Too often, I get comments from friends: "You always eat good (restaurant) food!" Not that I'm complaining, but sometimes all I wanna do is to stay in the comfort of my house and have a simple meal. Stir-fry Minced Pork with Thai Basil fits the idea perfectly! Easily prepared in less than 30 minutes, convenient to eat (I served everything in a deep bowl and ate in front of the TV lol), aftermath of washing is very minimum, and most importantly it serves as a tasty and satisfying one-dish-meal. Let's get cooking!

September 12, 2014

PinkyPiggu ~ The #DomesticGoddessWannabe! Recipes Included!

I've been too caught up with work and food tastings in the last few months that my love for cooking has taken a backseat. But recently, the #domesticgoddesswannabe bug strikes again! Couldn't be more than happy to do some cooking at my friend's house, because... I can make a fun mess of cutting, chopping, frying without any need to wash up after! Haha! Just kidding! Really grateful to have friends who indulge me in my experimentalism streak and ate up whatever I cooked that evening, which was a 5-course meal comprising of:-

September 10, 2014

Song Kee Fishball Noodles 松记鱼丸面 @ Upper Serangoon Road

The first thing I heard about Song Kee Fishball Noodles 松记鱼丸面 was not their fishballs nor noodles, but their highly raved handmade fish dumplings (which is more commonly called "hee keow" in dialect). How ironic! Why huh? I'm not a cat so worries of being killed by curiosity has no effect on me. I just have to make a trip to their outlet at Upper Serangoon Road to find out!

September 08, 2014

ANTOINETTE Excites With Brand New Selection Of Classic French Savory Dishes And Plated Desserts!

"Let them eat cake!" Did the last queen of France Marie-Antoinette really uttered that infamous quip? While it will always remain questionable, I know for sure that just cakes alone isn't enough for me. Happy that Sugar Daddy Pang Kok Keong not only has tantalizing treats to satisfy the sweet tooth, he also recently introduced an entirely new and complete menu of classic French savory dishes, available for our enjoyment at all his three Antoinette Restaurant at Penhas Road, Mandarin Gallery and Palais Renaissance! Savory or sweet, Antoinette has it all! Let us eat and eat and eat!

September 05, 2014

[Video Blog] PinkyPiggu's 2nd Blog Anniversary + Quest For Best Aglio Olio With Celebrity Chef Peter Neo (Recipe Included)

It's PinkyPiggu 2nd Blog Anniversary! Sounds a tad cliché to say time flies since I first shared my dining experience on this platform, but until I find a way to word it better, please bear with me lol! To commemorate the occasion, I've decided to launch PinkyPiggu's YouTube channel on this day! You can say this is another milestone on PinkyPiggu's journey of Experiencelism and Experimentalism! Woohoo!

September 02, 2014

Chabuton @ 313 Somerset ~ Prestigious Ramen Chain From Japan Opens Its First Singapore Outlet!

Since the opening of its first Chiba outlet in year 2005, Chabuton has seen rapid expansion growth to the current 9 shops in Japan and 14 shops in Thailand! Wow! Is it popular? Definitely yes! Is it delicious? Well, now with the opening of its first Singapore outlet at 313 Somerset (so convenient!), local ramen aficionados have no reason not to visit the noodle joint and judge for themselves. Tonkotsu ramen, here we come!