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Just last month Mr Chef was in Sydney cooking alongside Singapore’s new gastro hawker sensation Hawker Chan – the world’s cheapest one Michelin star meal. Move over Tim Ho Wan – overrated dim sum franchise of the decade! We went in search of Hawker Chan on chef’s last visit to Singapore hoping to say hello […]

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So many hipster cafés have sprung up around Singapore and they all have the same vibe: rustic, beautiful environment, instagram perfect food and often times instagram perfect mise en scene like marble top tables, rustic utensils for props etc. The refinery is that kind of café serving hipster price (read: overpriced food), but you’re really paying […]

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This would have made a great film for the food and culture anthropology class I teach at the hospitality school IFT Macao. Chef Peng, the guy who invented the dish passed away earlier this month, and the documentary digs deep with historians and food writers like Fuchsia Dunlop and Jennifer Lee (who wrote another great […]

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I haven’t had the chance to spend much time at the National Gallery Singapore, apart from a long degustation lunch at Odette I wasn’t aware that there was local Peranakan celebrity chef Violet Oon with her National Gallery outfit. The space is gorgeous and achingly hip. The food – rich, flavourful with a modern twist. We had […]

Going home after living away for more than a decade always feels new and old at the same time. Catching up with old friends at new hip places and going to the same places I’ve been going to for decades with my parents. I still feel displaced, alienated, happy, sad all at once and I […]

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I loved chef Adam’s cooking at Chachawan and used to eat there regularly. I am happy to report that his new outfit Samsen is just as great, with a focus on more simple food, plenty of appetisers and noodles options. V’s favourite is the egg with chilli jam, it was nice, but my Thai friend PJ […]

Still playing catch up on what I’ve been up to, eating, travelling, making stuff etc. A couple of months back, I was home and took my mum to the famous Whampoa fish head steamboat in Balestier, famous also for their shrimp paste fried chicken harcheong gai. Simple pleasures with simple food, the walls are adorned […]

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I had a great time with this class on Still Life Photography and actually learnt quite a few tips and tricks, and so grateful for the Tych plugin in photoshop that made collages so much easier since I am still a complete novice and it takes forever to get work done on photoshop and Lightroom […]

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A quick weekend in Taipei – my first visit and definitely have to go back to do more fabric shopping at Yongle Fabric market and have to visit all the night markets to see the variations of street food snacks they offer. I was on my husband’s schedule as I played tag along on his […]

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This café isn’t so new on the scene anymore. I think they opened last year and has a wonderfully simple menu of Italian classics. They do an excellent job with the simple classics, pizzas, pastas, risotto with set lunches from 98MOP. The space is sparse but intimate with hanging lamps and wooden tables. Here’s the […]

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