Cast Iron @ Duo Galleria

Duo Galleria stood at the latest residential development that was created as a result of the barter trade between two governments over historic railway track lands that the British built during the colonial times. It is now 51-49 owned by the two governments through the vessel company M+S, now prize for guessing what M and…

Doppelgänger

Never thought someone would use the same (similar) phrase, “Eat Well, Laugh Loud, Live Long”. Many years ago, I obtained a copy of an autographed version of “The Teenage Textbook” by Adrian Tan. Adrian wrote in my copy, “Laugh Loud, Live Long”, and I thought it was really good advice. When I started this blog,…

El Mero Mero @ CHIJMES

El Mero Mero (which means ‘the go-to guy’ in Mexican lingo) is situated in a Catholic convent that has been converted into a go-to place for drinks and entertainment (figuratively speaking, heaven to hell). Very split review, but I think mainly because Singaporeans are not exposed to the fine dining of Mexico.

99 Gers 九十九顶毡房 @ Beijing

Mongolian nomads used to stay in a ger. And dining in a get would always be a highlight of any trip to Mongolia. But now you can get the same experience at 99 Gets.

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.

Fu Hang Soy Milk 阜杭豆漿 @ Taipei

What would you do at 5.30am in the morning in Taipei? (A) Go for a run around Freedom Plaza 自由廣場 (B) Go to Xiang Shan 象山 to watch sunrise (C) Queue up for Fu Hang Soy Milk

Michelin Taipei 2018

The stars have landed in Taipei, and I am sure there will be a frenzy of star gazers going to these fine restaurants. And I am pretty sure the prices will become astronomical in a flash.

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.