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The Hawker’s Knife


You may marvel at how top Japanese sushi masters revere their knives and honour it with dedication and respect it with a mind bending handling skill honed over years of practice. But take a closer look at our...MORE
Steamy Good
The first thing the curious aunty said as I was about to devour the steamed sea bass, was “is it fresh?”.  One usually get these kind of comment from fish experts- they know that only fresh fishes can be steamed. You deep fry or grill them if they have sat...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
What if we flunk that Unesco Award
But first, what if we score that Award. “Singapore Hawker Food Culture is recognised as Unesco Intangible Heritage of Culture”, says the headline. Then the game changes. Folks, and I mean bigger chunk of the curious 17 million visitors worldwide, will want to check out what this is all about....MORE
Fire, Fire, Pans on Fire
You hear it often, “I can taste the fire in the dish”. Whaaat, is that, you say. But most of us have been quietly and often unknowingly been enjoying this element of heat in many dishes and bites we’ve had...MORE
Steeped in our Makan History
“What!?” was my first reaction when makan buddy Vincent Lim invited me for chomps at Steeples Deli. “You mean they are still open for business?” After all, Steeples is Singapore’s first deli, opened about 37 years ago in a charming corner of the then popular Tanglin Shopping Centre. “Where?” you...MORE
Peranakan Khek to go..
The Chinese New Year of the Pig is coming and the classic adage is “if the old don’t go, the new won’t come”. But there is a big twist to that saying especially in our local makan heritage. So I am not going to recommend anything newly opened today but...MORE
Potato Crisps or Potato Thins

When you chomp in on that piece of potato crisps and go “mmm”, are you enjoying a shaved slice of fried potato dusted with flavour or the, wait for it… crrrriiiisps!. Do you even care it’s lightly salted, spicy,...MORE
Teochew Muay- a Vanishing Act
We stroll so casually around a food centre and eat whatever we feel like, as if it will forever fall down from food heaven to please us and take for granted. But on closer inspection, realisation and with a stark admission, I predict more than a few dishes will fade...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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