January 28, 2015
It was last September when I went to Chabuton's first Singapore outlet at 313@Somerset for a bowl of their Tonkotsu Ramen, but in just 5 months, its popularity extended to another two new outlets at Tampines 1 and Star Vista!
What lured me back to Chabuton this time was their Premium Tonkotsu Ramen ~ The Kurobuta! Wow an exclusive ramen dish starring highly-prized pork in Japan, specially created by Chef Yasuji Morizumi, the first-ever ramen chef to receive a Michelin star and was crowned "King of Ramen" by Tokyo's TV Champion. Who can resist? Certainly not me!
January 25, 2015
SET on level 2 of PoMo (formerly known as Paradiz Centre) very much mirrors the concept of Tao's Restaurant which used to be located at the basement of the same building. Not too surprising, as it's very much the same peeps behind both establishments.
The winning formula that warrant a repeat? Contemporary cuisine that is attractively priced. 5-course lunch is at $28.80++ and 6-course dinner is at $38.80++ only. Best, there's no exorbitant price hike during occasions like Christmas, New Year or Valentine Day. Yay!
January 22, 2015
Sometime back, BFF and I visited a rooftop farm ~ Comcrop at the top level of *Scape! I wouldn't have known of Comcrop's existence until a fellow choir mate, Jeremy, started sharing boxes of impossibly cute mini tomatoes after choir practice one evening. "So sweet, where did you get these tomatoes from?" I asked. "I grew it myself, I'm a farmer, I've a rooftop farm", came the unexpected reply.
So interesting! I told myself I must definitely make a visit to the rooftop farm (maybe I'd find my Rooftop Prince there too, no need Korean, Singaporean also can lah! Lol!).
Well, there was no rooftop prince in sight, what I found instead was more tomatoes and loadful of herbs and vegetables, all grown by Singapore's first aquaponic farm up in the sky. Read on to find out more!
January 20, 2015
I first met Shirley back in 2013 when we were both finalists for Singapore Blog Awards - Best Cooking Blog. To be nominated in the same category as her is very much an honor for me, as supporters of Shirley would know that she runs a very popular blog called LittleMissBento and is a talented self-taught bento artist who recently launched her bento recipe book, Kawaii Bento!
As we share the same passion for cooking, we thought it'd be fun to do a video making bento together. My special request: "Can I have something Pink for Valentine Day?" Look what Shirley came up with: Two pink piggies in love, completed with a tomato rose and my favorite chicken wings! Woohoo!
January 17, 2015
I love steamboats! Freshness, quality, clean comfortable environment are the few most important factors to me when it comes to rating a steamboat meal experience. What about you?
Recently-opened Hotpot Kingdom 鼎鼎香 at Marina Bay Sands encompass all of the above positive attributes, but prices are inevitably higher than those run-of-mill steamboat joints. So, the next question would be: Are you willing to pay?
It is definitely one of the more classy steamboat establishments in Singapore, along with Hai Di Lao 海底捞火锅 and Imperial Treasure, two of my favorites too. I can't help but compare.
January 14, 2015
I Want My Noodle! And it was certainly bowls of slurp-worthy satisfaction we had at this newly-opened casual eatery that specialize in handmade artisan egg noodles!
Its Chinese name "见面就笑" means "you smile when you see noodles". I smiled even wider when I ate their noodles.
Located on the 3rd level of recently-revamped Shaw Centre in Orchard Road, I Want My Noodle is indeed a commendable effort by first-time F&B entrepreneur Derrick Quah, who believes in the importance of freshness and quality. Ingredients are sourced daily at wet markets, everything from noodles to sambal chilli, stock and sauces are laboriously made from scratch with NO MSG.
January 12, 2015
My fondest memory of Chatuchak weekend market in Bangkok is not the shopping experience, but the stalls hawking coconut ice cream served in a coconut husk with peanut toppings. So lovely! So deliciously cooling in the sweltering heat!
Back to our shores..... Pong Gelato has recently started selling their version of Thai-style coconut gelato at *Scape (the unit next to Juicy Slush) in the convenience of Orchard Road! Yay!!!
January 10, 2015
The start of a new year is always the time for fresh resolutions, and "losing weight" or "eating clean" undoubtedly ranks high among the most common ones made. Hehee I know, because I'm one of them, so are many of my friends, and perhaps... you too? Good that we're in this together in a way, because we can support each other through these times and accompany one another for healthier meals, like how a fellow foodie told me about Squash, the latest to-go place for Juice, Salads & Wraps, and I in turn
January 07, 2015
I wonder if my friend was surprised when I proposed to make a trip down Chinatown Complex Food Centre and eat duck rice for lunch. Especially for that? No air-con! So hot! So not me! But but but, ever since I saw pictures of those Japanese-style lava eggs (the kind which comes with ramen) served at Jin Ji Teochew Braised Duck & Kway Chap (金记潮洲卤鸭) on various social media channels, I've been wanting to visit the stall.
Verdict? Teochew Braised Duck Rice + Lava Eggs = Great Combination!
January 05, 2015
Situated just a few units away from SELA is Tess Bar & Kitchen, a gastropub which seems to be rather under the radar even among my foodie friends, despite that it has already been in operations for a couple of months.
Who's Tess? Where's Tess? Find TESS at Thirty-Eight Seah Street :p
The convenience of its location (opposite Raffles Hotel), plus the lure of having ice cream at the nearby Rabbit Owl Depot as part two of our evening plans made my friends and I decide on Tess as the meeting place to begin with some light dinner and drinks. It turned out to be a very delightful choice! :D