mr tan's kelong singapore

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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I have discovered more about Singapore during my medical sabbatical back home than I ever did growing up and living there for 24 years. My story for the SCMP here.   Halal food: mutton murtabak at Zam Zam Singapore. Hanging out with fowls (black swan included!) at the Singapore Botanic Gardens. Dinner at Old Airport […]

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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 […]

katong laksa singapore

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 […]

oyster and laksa labryinth singapore
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This is a belated post and the restaurant has since gone on to garner one Michelin star. I liked the food here, but have many friends who didn’t. I think the flavours and tastes were well distilled, but the execution still feels like a work in progress. Well, I later learned that chef Han was […]

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I’ve been away for so long, there isn’t a particular place I turn to for birthday cakes. A friend got me a cake from Edith Patisserie and I’m not a convert. It’s variations of all butter cream cakes which reminds me of the old days when cakes were made with good old buttercream and everything […]

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There are always snaking queues outside this little restaurant at both lunch and dinner time. I found the magic hour of short queues and wait time – about 130pm after the lunch crowd leaves on weekdays. I haven’t had to queue too long for a table and it’s a quick robatayaki fix. The eels are […]

thecoconutclub

My friend returned three times in two weeks to have this nasi lemak and the extra side order of otah ($8.50!) and the chicken set for $12.80. It made me want to check it out to find out if it’s worth the price tag. I’ve heard many people rave about it… well it’s good, but […]

fatlulussg

I’ve walked and driven by Fat Lulu’s many times and always thought what a cute name. I didn’t know what the menu was like – BBQ with an Asian twist, and was pleasantly surprised by the modest and simple menu with specials written on their chalk board. Some days, I come here just for the […]

entre nous creperie singapore

We tried to find some good crepes in Singapore and hadn’t had much luck before taking a recommendation from a friend for Entre Nous Creperie on Seah Street. It has since become our local spot for crepes. The restaurant is always really busy at lunch hour, so head over after 2pm to avoid the crowd. They do […]

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