Trying okonomiyaki for the first time

Okonomiyaki is basically a “pancake” consisting of flour, egg, cabbage and mountain yams, plus a choice of additional ingredients. Once cooked the okonomiyaki is topped off with okonomiyaki sauce, a Japanese version of plum sauce, a mayonnaise sauce, seaweed powder and dried bonito flakes. Okonomiyaki is also frequently referred to as “Japanese Pizza”.

The story of the Irish coffee in SF

The building housing the Buena Vista Café started as a boarding house. In 1916, the first floor was transformed into a saloon. This was the start of what would become a San Francisco landmark, known across the country for its menu and history. Visitors come from around the world for fresh Dungeness crab, the all-day…

Straits Cafe @ Rendezvous Hotel

Located within Rendezvous Hotel Singapore and established since 1998, Straits Café offers a myriad of local and international fare with strong focus on cuisines from the Straits Settlement. And I would say this is the most value for money buffet in town.

Seasonal Tastes @ The Westin

Seasonal Tastes, the hotel’s signature dining venue, offers a live interactive kitchen concept to provide a truly personalised dining experience. The restaurant’s cool, casual design features sweeping floor-to-ceiling windows with breathtaking views.

Charley Noble @ Wellington

Charley Noble was the sailors’ name for the galley chimney, which drew the heat from the galley stove and carried it safely above decks. As you can imagine, it was a pretty important piece of equipment in the galley – for no-one wants hot coals or embers burning in the kitchen of a wooden ship!

Anason @ Sydney

Barangaroo is an urban renewal project, of land that was once a significant area of Sydney’s shipping and stevedoring history. The maritime history of this prime real estate on the stunning Sydney Harbour has been closed off to the public for more than 100 years. Anason is the first permanent restaurant at Barangaroo and is…

Beerthai Bok Tor @ Golden Mile

My office is located in an area what is affectionately referred to as “Little Bangkok”. Between two buildings, Golden Mile Complex and Golden Mile Tower, there are more than 20 Thai and Mookata restaurants. And Beerthai Bok Tor is one of the office favourite.

Yung Kee @ HK

Established in 1942, Yung Kee is an integral part of Hong Kong’s heritage and culinary landscape and has become an illustrious dining destination for residents and tourists alike. Situated in the heart of Hong Kong Island’s Central District, the iconic Yung Kee Building offers casual and formal dining, serving preserved family recipes for charcoal-grilled barbecue…

Moosehead kitchen-bar @ Telok Ayer

Small plates dining is gaining a lot of popularity in recent times, probably because people are eating less while wanting to eat more variety. Restaurants have turned to sharing plates and small bites to give variety to a meal. Many years back, I went to one of the first to offer these small plates Mediterranean…