Media event: An Exquisite Afternoon Tea Experience with Master Patissier Eric Lanlard @ The St. Regis Singapore

Two-time winner of the British Baking Awards’ Continental Patissier of the Year, TV presenter, and founder of acclaimed cake emporium and cookery school Cake Boy in London, Eric Lanlard is a legend to baking aficionados around the world. He has created celebration cakes for A-list celebrities like Madonna, Elizabeth Hurley, David and Victoria Beckham, and the… 

Read More »

Granny’s Secret @ OG Albert Complex

Yesterday, I was with my younger girl in Bugis area when it started to rain quite heavily. So we took the opportunity to have a pit stop at Granny’s Secret, located on the second floor of OG Albert Complex. Granny’s Secret is run by Yi Kou Wei 一口味, a chain of kiosks that specializes in… 

Read More »

Shanghai La Mian Xiao Long Bao

This stall sees a good queue during lunch and dinner time. I think the reason for this is that they serve reasonably good food at reasonable prices. Their bestselling item is probably their xiao long bao 小笼包 (I see people ordering this by the stack). For hawker standards (please don’t compare to restaurants like Din… 

Read More »

Huat Huat BBQ Chicken Wings (VivoCity)

Ironically we didn’t order the signature item at this stall. Mom-in-law was craving for fried carrot cake, so I got these two plates for her. Usually we don’t have much good things to say when it comes to food court fare, but the fried carrot cake 炒萝卜糕 at Huat Huat was surprisingly decent. The “black”… 

Read More »

The nameless Chinese vegetarian stall (next to Loo’s Hainanese Curry Rice) in Tiong Bahru

When I do my weekly wet market grocery shopping at Tiong Bahru Market, one of the regular food places I go to for breakfast is this Chinese vegetarian food stall. It is run by an elderly lady (and her son, I think), and was formerly located at a coffee shop in 56 Eng Hoon Street…. 

Read More »

Matilda’s Disney Frozen birthday cake

Our elder daughter Matilda turned 3 yesterday. For her birthday this year, we got her a cake with a theme that almost every young girl is now crazy about. I’ve no idea why every young girl I know is so crazy about the lead character Elsa — from the movie “Frozen” — and the theme… 

Read More »

Mid-Autumn Festival 2014: Mooncakes from Jiang Nan Chun, Four Seasons Hotel Singapore

When it comes to mooncakes, my mom-in-law has the fussiest most discerning taste buds. So if a certain mooncake meets her approval, you can be sure it is a definite winner. Of all the mooncakes we’ve sampled so far this year, she had the highest praises for Jiang Nan Chun’s selection. For Mid-Autumn Festival 2014,… 

Read More »

Teck Seng Soya Bean Milk

Honestly, I’m not a big fan of soy bean milk or soy bean curd. Most of them have this strong “beany” flavor that doesn’t really appeal to me. But whenever I go to Tiong Bahru market for my weekly wet market grocery trip (and breakfast), I can’t help but notice the perpetual queue in front… 

Read More »

Beng Hiang Restaurant

Father-in-law is a faithful fan of Beng Hiang — one of the oldest Hokkien restaurants in Singapore. We’ve been visiting over the years, and it seems like the food standard has slipped with each subsequent visit. Or is it because our palates have become more refined? We ordered the S$138+ set menu (for 4 to… 

Read More »