Ah Orh @ Jln Bukit Merah

One of the stewards of Teochew food in Singapore, Ah Orh was famous for the expensive cars that used to park here in the evenings for their supper services. These were automobiles owned by Teochew towkays that gathered often for their late night fixes.

A Primer in Washoku 和食

Japanese cuisine has been accepted all around the world for its elegance and deliciousness, and what better place than Kyoto to enjoy Washoku in its entirety. Three things you need to eat at Kyoto – matcha sweets, soba and tofu. And at Yoshiya Arashiyama, you can get all three under one roof. And did I…

Ruth’s Chris @ Park City, Utah

Park City is famous for two things – great ski resorts and Sundance. So when you visit in October, you get neither of both. Luckily, you still get a beautiful town without the crowd and the excellent service at Ruth’s Chris.

Shibuya Matsukawa @ Toyko

Grilled eel, called unagi no kabayaki in Japanese, is a popular dish in Japan. Kabayaki is a cooking method unique to Japan where you slice open eels to remove their bones and broil them with sweet and salty sauce made from soy sauce and mirin until brown.

Yoshimura Kiyomizu-an @ Kyoto

Three things you have to eat in Kyoto –  macha-flavoured stuff, tofu and soba. You can get all three in Arashiyama, but the place to have your soba fix is at Kiyomizu.

Warayaki-ya @ Akasaka, Tokyo

In Kochi, fishermen made bonfires of using straws and cooked their catch. This technique called Warayaki is quite a spectacle to watch and tasty.

Yakiniku Hiro @ Kyoto

I realised that I have not recommended Yakiniku in my blogs, even though I go to one quite often. A recent one I went to in Kyoto was of quite good quality at a reasonable price.

Hokkien Noodles 福建面

One of the family favourite. Simple to cook, but a lot of preparation. Labour of love, but well worth the effort. Fried Hokkien Noodles 福建炒虾面 材料 材料分炒料、高汤料(看【虾面高汤】部分),分量大概是4人份。 主炒料: 250g 油面(热水汆烫半熟) 250g 粗米粉(热水汆烫半熟) 1 kg 虾肉(虾壳留下熬汤) 350g/1条 墨鱼 (Sotong) 250g 肥五花肉一整块(去皮) 500g 排骨(隨意) 200g 豆芽 200g 韭菜 (Chives)或 通心菜(Kangkong) 750ml 蝦高汤 3颗 大(75g+)鸡蛋(如果普通70g鸡蛋,需要4颗) 1大汤匙 蒜蓉 (大概8瓣的量,磨碎)…

Adrift by David Myers @ MBS

ADRIFT by David Myers is a modern take on the vibrant Izakaya. Adrift’s flavour-forward menu includes small plates, healthy salads, seafood, and meats grilled over bincho charcoal on a traditional robata grill.

Dutch Raw Herring

In Amsterdam, fish stands sell raw herring (‘haring’), a soused raw fish with a strong taste. Dutch raw herring is hugely popular in Amsterdam. In Holland, people have been eating raw herring for over 600 years. For foreigners it might be a bit strange to eat a raw fish that has nothing to do with…

Wang Bao He 王寶和 @ Shanghai

As they said in Shanghai, “內行人吃螃蟹,外行人看熱鬧”. Hairy crabs are an acquired taste. You work so hard at getting a little crab meat. But when at the rest season, the roe and eggs you get from these crab are out of this world.