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All About Hainan Mutton Soup
Mutton, you either hate it, cannot tahan the pong or stay away from it. But to the few of us who disobey grandma’s rule about the stink and stench when you eat mutton in hot and humid Singapore, you are truly blessed, albeit by the few mutton soup specialist left...MORE
“Humble” Prawn Mee and Laksa
It is a very humble kopitiam or hawker dish, but trust me, making a prawn mee soup to achieve “humble” and comforting status with our fussy Singapore palate, is way more complex than you think. This Hokkien noodle dish, of course, has roots in Fujian, China and to once think...MORE
Steaming Good..
Back in 1995, a good two years before Britain handed their colonial rule of Hong Kong back to China, there came a flood of Hong Kongers seeking new opportunities in Singapore. The Yip family was one of them. This family of cooks came, saw and became Singaporeans a few years...MORE
Two Makan Icons of Indonesia
Jakarta is a city that many heads to for all sorts of business and leisure purposes. It has come a long way since I first visited in the 80s. They now have an underground MRT system that actually takes you to places you should go. Makan wise, it is a...MORE
The Empress of Beef Kway Teow
A recent viral post about the legendary Hock Lam Beef Noodle announcing their closure made its rounds online. The brand had been in the business for close to a century and that post was about a stall headed by Anthony, the retired elder son of the founder Mr Tan Chin...MORE
That Jewel of a Burger
Of course I love a good burger, it’s world heritage food and every earthling can fall in love with a good one. But spare me the button press made fast food burgers that come with buns that looked run-over by a truck, shrivelled and with the nasty patty still inside....MORE
Fried Chicken Wings War
The best wars to fight in this world, hands down, is a food war. Because, there are no losers in a food war. When a competitor or a neighbouring country compares or yips about your food or culinary culture, the whole country or the world looks on, salivating, waiting to...MORE
The Taste of Old School
We often speak about the “old school” taste, something an older generation (you gotta be at least in your mid 40s to know what this is about) yearns for. Being in that group, I have to agree that a lot of what we “like” that’s popular of social media does...MORE
The One Laksa Hawker
This is a shoutout and a standing ovation to the hawkers who offer just one dish- the one dish entrepreneurs. In our very fickle food nation today, crowded with new players every day and noisy with all sorts or promotional gongs and drumbeats, it’s hard to actually hear your own...MORE
Purple Grain.. Purple Grain.
The claims of benefits of blue pea flower or extracts are wonderful and mind boggling. It is said to have high antioxidant properties, is a great night cap, cleanses the skin from within etc… I am not a big fan of savoury food that looks blue or purple but when...MORE
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