How to Choose Good Meaty Crabs: A Tutorial

This post is dedicated to my Papa Vietnamese Mud Crab One of my fondest childhood memories is when the crabs that my father bought escaped from the pail and we had to spend a good part of the day looking into every [Read entire story]

Soulout: A Ulu Place to Chill out

Sambal Prawn $18 Its hard to imagine Singapore having farms, but we do have small pockets of land in our tiny island that has been set aside for agriculture.  They don't produce enough food to feed all of us, but its [Read entire story]

No Name Cheng Teng: As good as it gets!

Cheng Tng $1.50 Finding stalls like this is what this blog is all about.  Yes, it is great to find all the most well known hawker stalls in Singapore and adding them to the blog, but it is even better to discover ones [Read entire story]

Good Friday: God’s Human Sacrifice!

Abraham's Sacrifice of Isaac Just recently I watched "Hunger Games" at the movies and came away sicken by the fact that a society would resort to sacrificing their children in order save the peace.  In case you have [Read entire story]

Luke’s Oyster Bar and Chophouse: Boston’s right here in Singapore!

One of my most memorable meals when I visited Boston last year was sitting at Neptune Oyster Bar  with my friend to enjoy two dozen of freshly shucked oysters from waters across Northern USA.  I must say that it was my [Read entire story]

Salt Water Cafe: Ultimate Lor Mee Challenge!

Can you imagine what the ultimate Lor Mee would look like? Every now and again, I would let my imagination run wild and fantasize about what the ultimate plate of Char Kway Teow, Carrot Cake and Beef Kway Teow would [Read entire story]

First ieat High Tea Session! Book your Seats now!

I have been enjoying some really great black teas ever since my trip back from the Tea Gardens of Ceylon and have been showing off some of the gourmet teas to my friends when they come over to visit.  There is so much [Read entire story]

Tsukune Ichigo: No Beef, just Chik’in

The Japanese make a bowl of noodle soup and they sell it for $15.  They make satay and sell it for $3 a stick.  We complain but we still eat it.  Why?  Because we all appreciate quality and we are willing to pay more for [Read entire story]

Old Tiong Bahru Bak Kut Teh: Quintessentially Teochew!

Singaporeans do prefer the local pepper and garlic version of Bak Kut Teh!  Our recent facebook poll showed that 60% of Singaporeans prefer our local Teochew style Bak Kut Teh to the Herbal style which is more popular in [Read entire story]