August 09, 2005
August 07, 2005
Noriko Takiguchi said:
Then comes the more advanced part of dealing soy sauce: How sushi touches the soy sauce before it goes into your mouth. This may be surprising, but you should dip the fish side, not the rice, into the soy sauce. Many people in Japan do not know this, either, but this is critical in good sushi eating. How you do it, however, is a little tricky.
Not local content but given the popularity of sushi bar in Singapore, these sushi lessons are very enlightening. Do you know you can judge how serious the chef is by the wood they use at the counter? Do you know where to sit (table or counter, and which side of the counter) depends on your "sushi skill"? Do you know the right sequence to eat sushi?
August 03, 2005
July 25, 2005
The Skinny Epicurean reviews a variety of food places in Singapore, including Canele:
J and I went back to Canele yesterday to try the other tempting desserts. Luckily, this time around, my choice of Royale was a delicious one! All the layers (chocolate mousse 66%, hazelnut feuilletine, almond success, chocolate genoise with rum), put together, created this surprisingly light dessert that was easy to down and went well with my jasmine tea. Thehazelnut feuilletine, though lacking in the nutty flavour, added a welcomed crunch to every bite. The cake was not overwhelmingly sweet and I personally liked it that way.
July 24, 2005
was celebrating Clarence's a few days ago at Sakae Sushi. We had a jolly good time eating madly at the sushi buffet. But later realise that there isn't anything we can blow a candle on.
so when dessert - *Mochi was served, this bright idea came up! teehee~
The best worst birthday cake EVAR!
July 23, 2005
Bohemian Philosphy said:
Greetings from Makan Singapore website. In conjunction with next month’s National Day, we are compiling a list of ‘national food’ through the eyes of the people, you! (for next month’s edition)
We are looking for some volunteers to talk about Singapore food, their memories of it and where to get the best food. It will be simple questions (not more than 5 questions) and answers. So, it’s pretty straightforward.
Makan Singapore is a local food website that is doing a special feature for National Day next month. They are inviting people to submit food reviews, memories of fav food and where to get it. If you are interested in helping out, click on the link
July 15, 2005
I want to recommend to people where the best eating places in Singapore are, and where to go and where not to go. And the ratings that I give in this blog will be the most frank ratings ever given elsewhere, simply because I’m not paid to advertise for anyone. I’m also not some scrawny actress who will pretend that the food she’s “eating” tasted so heavenly, and the next moment when the camera stopped rolling, she split the food out.
Sanz runs a very focused blog on local food reviews. She doesn't write about her horrible workday, pet cat or heartless boyfriend. She just writes about food. And she writes jolly good reviews as well. The way she categorizes her posts is also unique. Instead of going the usual chinese,western, indian etc route; she groups her reviews by ratings instead.
If you know of any other good food review blogs, please submit them to Tomorrow.
more reviews can be found on her main blog
July 11, 2005
Joone over at Nibble & scribble is trying to organise a gathering of Singaporean food bloggers:
Chubby hubby, Gwenda and myself are trying to organize a little get together over a lunch where we can eat like pigs without apologies for our greediness or for any form of bad table manners. The details at the moment are tentative as we are currently trying to look for a location and to fix a date.
July 09, 2005
fiona will never go back to Phin's Steakhouse ever again:
So finally an hour later our food arrived. [...] The steak was nothing to rave about either , being rather insipid in taste ( as with the mushroom-gravy-without-mushrooms ) but because i was just so bloody hungry , i wolfed it down in a matter of minutes.
And even though i specifically requested to change the baked potato that came with the steak to french fries TWICE , guess what.
Yep.. I still got a baked potato.
By then about 8 impatient diners had already left the restaurent before their food arrived.
July 07, 2005
I realise that many of the Singaporean blogs I read wax lyrical about food, as do I from time to time, so I thought it was time for a new series on where not to eat: places with bad food, unforgivable prices, exercrable service, hopeless ambience, or a combination of all these.Then I procrastinated.Congratulations, Cafe Cartel. You made my dinner experience last night so wretched that it jolted me out of my limbo and into writing this inaugural entry in the series.
This diner is armed with a blog and she is trained to use it — so give her a bad dinner experience and she WILL blog it.
July 04, 2005
The Makan Singapore blog collates blog entries on the Singapore Food Festival...
You want to find out how frenzy things were at the Singapore Food Festival’s Makan Mania of the 60’s? Kenny captured the moment.
Meanwhile, Sue Yuen ponders about the 60’s theme in this event.
July 01, 2005
As for the food, each and every plate was fried individually by the seventy year old boss. You can actually see that he puts his 100% effort in every single plate of noodles. Let me tell you, the fragrance of the fried noodles is really irresistable. (ok ok, I know it's very unhealthy with the lard and all). There is a generous dose of seafood (prawns and sotong) for the$3 and $4 portions.
Delicious "Newton Circus Chao Guo Tiao" in Serangoon Gardens! Actually tracked the stall's relocation over the past few years!! (complete with pictures)
June 24, 2005
June 08, 2005
Besides the usual shops, food is the most important.. Desserttalk in Marine Parade and black-pepper crabs in Eng Seng Restaurant in Joo Chiat are highly recommended by the two beautiful ladies..
May 28, 2005
BigF*ck has a "sudden, inexplicable craving for chai tow kway". The only problem is that he's in Chicago, thousands of miles away from the nearest hawker centre, so he has to create his own:
Naturally, I had to substitute all the ingredients I couldn't find, which were numerous. I ended up using egg-soaked bread instead of the whole normal cakes you get. I know, some of you are saying that this would probably taste like shit, [...]
May 28, 2005
2.30pm. Field Report. Good news. Free servings are larger than last year's (small bowls instead of miniscule plastic thimble sized cups) and 80% of the stalls let you sample their food for free, instead of requiring the visitor to pay. (Tsk.)
May 28, 2005
gwenda waxes lyrical about dan tats.
dan tat- one of the few cantonese words i know, along with other dimsum dishes and swear words. i love hearing the word roll off my tongue, dan tat dan tat dan tat. it seems almost like an onomatopoeia, even though it is not....
... the custard is firm yet wobbly, rich yet light, and just delicately sweet. the crust is flaky, light and fragrant, and together it is a lovely marriage of contrasts. dry with wet, flaky with creamy, sweet with savoury.
May 26, 2005
AromaCookery's Julia revisits Ya Kun Kaya Toast for a good ol' Singapore-style breakfast.
Last Sunday, R and I had a craving for a traditional local breakfast of kaya toast, half-boiled eggs and kopitiam-style coffee, so we went to the Ya Kun outlet at Funan The IT Mall. It's been a long while since I had Ya Kun's kaya toast, and I was eager to see if they still maintained their standards.
May 24, 2005
Stay-at-home mom, Littlerascal has compiled an amazing array of photos to form a visual guide to Singapore hawker food. Beware, you may get hungry just browsing through her set. Unfortunately she seems to have set all her photos to be copyrighted, so we're not able to provide a preview photo. Nevermind, just go check out the link below.