Category: FOOD

Chicken Cutlet Noodles

红环宝食 RedRing Treasures: Singapore Style Cutlet Noodles

When I first heard of RedRing Treasures, I was reminded of those classy Chinese restaurants, like Imperial Treasure. The lavish name left a strong impression on me and I proceeded to google it out of curiosity. RedRing Treasures (RT) has only two outlets in food courts, so it is easy to go...

Balmoral Bakery

Balmoral Bakery: Timeless Classic

As a child, I lived at my grandma’s with my family in the Sunset Way area. One of the things I enjoyed back then was visiting Balmoral Bakery. The aroma of fresh bakes could often be smelled from a few shops away. My excitement would climax when I reached the shop with...

Orh Luak aka Oyster Omelette

Lim’s Fried Oyster: Finally tried it

Orh luak (or orh jian if you prefer) featured prominently in my teenage diet. This was mainly due to the convenience of living near Boon Lay Market. The orh luak at the stall that my family frequented was not spectacular, but it was good enough for us. When wifey and I first moved into our own...

Salted Egg Tempura Don at Don.档

Don.档: Another New Beginning

Jalan Besar seems to be a hotspot for new eateries and cafes in recent years. We were lucky in that we moved to the area just when the cafe scene was starting, with Chye Seng Huat Hardware leading the charge; hence we bore witness to the changing landscape here as well...

Johan Paris: A Taste of Christmas

The Ginza chocolate bread and signature yuzu bread from Johan Paris (ジョアン) have always been our favourites. In particular, the chocolate bread is best eaten fresh from the oven, with the unexpectedly thick chocolate aroma filling your nose with each bite of the warm bread. With Christmas around the corner,  Johan...

安东찜닭 Andong Zzimdak: Tastes Just Like Mom’s

I have never heard of Andong jjimdak until my sister-in-law suggested having it for a family dinner one weekend. Andong jjimdak literally means “steamed chicken of Andong”. Origininating from Andong (a city in Gyeongsangbuk-do Province, South Korea) the dish consists of steamed chicken marinated in a ganjang (Korean soy sauce) based sauce. Many types of vegetables and sweet...

Kim Dae Mun: Pocket Friendly Korean Food

We first visited Kim Dae Mun Korean Food (KDM) when it was still located in the food court at the basement of the Le Meridien Hotel. The food court might be dingy but many people frequent the place mainly with KDM in mind. Often, there would be a crowd in front of the...

Caffebene: Oh My, Bingsu

Caffebene is the largest coffee house chain in Korea, yet we didn’t see any of its stores around during our trip to Seoul a few years’ back. Or maybe we did come across it, but it didn’t register on our mind. (We tend to be pretty “lost” whenever we travel for the first time to...

Bak Kut Teh @ Ya Hua BKT

亞華 Ya Hua Bak Kut Teh (Ngee Ann City): Big fat nope

I’m a small fan of bak kut teh. It is one of those things I started appreciating after I grew up. While I cannot claim to be a bkt expert, I do have experience eating the undeniably top few bkt in Singapore: Ng Ah Sio, Founder’s, Song Fa, and Ya Hua....

Chicken Schnitzel with Grilled Raclette Cheese

The Western Co.: They’re back

The Western Co. probably broke some hearts when they closed back in September. In a short stint of 3 months, they won over many fans with their winning combination of raclette cheese and cheap prices. Now, these fans will be delighted to know that The Western Co. is back in business just...