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Private Kitchens are all the rage in Singapore this past year. I went to quite a few during my time back in Singapore and joined a friend’s party for dinner at Jalan Ampang when a vacant spot came up. Our host and home cook Raymond took us through his family recipes and Peranakan cooking he […]

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One of the oldest authentic Macanese cuisine spot in Macau, Riquexo meaning Rickshaw in Portuguese was started by centenarian Dona Aida de Jesus. She still hangs out at her little restaurant everyday, say hello to the grand dame who doesn’t look a day over 70. She is usually seated right by the cash register, usually […]

Photo: Minchi and Tamarind pork dish at IFT Macau Last week November 1, Macanese cuisine was officially added to the UNESCO Creative Cities Network in the field of gastronomy, joining the ranks of Chengdu and Shunde in China. The Macanese community has been tirelessly championing this to preserve their heritage and culture as Macanese cuisine […]

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Netflix made such a beautiful chef film series out of one Michelin starred Yum’Tcha in Paris and raised the bar a little too high for me. It’s one of those things where the movie often times pales in comparison to the book and original plot.  I think the mind builds up its own expectations based on […]

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I tagged along on Mr Chef’s work trip to Bangkok recently and we got ourselves a table at Sühring, the restaurant by German twin chefs that everyone’s been raving about – and one of Asia Top 50’s best restaurants. My experience with Germany and gastronomy hasn’t been the best, not even at a Michelin-starred restaurant […]

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I tagged along with Mr chef on his work trip to Bangkok so I could see my old friend Prima, ice cream designer extraordinaire. We checked out the latest design project Open House at Central Embassy, something they call a “collective living space”, which is really a lifestyle concept store meets giant bookshop with great food […]

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One of the highlights of eating back home was Mr Tan’s Kelong, a wooden house on stilts at sea off the coast of Changi and not far from Pulau Ubin island. Thanks to food friend and cook extraordinaire S, we ate our heart out on the freshing seafood and catches of the day. I don’t have […]

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Found these photos from over a year ago and realised that I never wrote about my last Taipei trip. I no longer go on the hunt for “best this and that” following the crowds, but instead spend more time in the moment, wandering and discovering instead of checking things off a list. Here’s what I […]

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I took up the offer to visit my old friend Fish and spend time with her beautiful family who were on an NGO secondment in Melaka. Spending quality time and reminiscing about the old days over 17 years ago (!) had to be my favourite part of the trip, never mind the food. I love […]

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Every self respecting person with Peranakan roots will tell you that the best laksa to be had is made by their grandmother, mother or themselves. I think in my generation we all cheat with ready made paste or we vacuum pack our mother’s freshly made rempah (spice paste) along with homemade belacan. Visiting friends are […]

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