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Chef Shen Tan’s Nasi Lemak

Nasi lemak is one of those iconic foods that has gained fame and fortune on our little red dot. As a relative newcomer to Singapore I’d never heard of nasi lemak until I moved to Singapore. The dish originates from Malaysia and comes in a variety of forms. And I’ll admit that the traditional version […]

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American Breakfast at Clinton Street Baking

An American breakfast is probably the King of Breakfasts. It was American breakfasts that blew me away on my very first trip to the US, nearly 25 years ago! This may explain the 5 extra kilos I came home with that wasn’t part of my luggage :(. One of the best features of American breakfast […]

Casual Family Dinner Venues

Casual family dinners can be hard to find in this town of fancy restaurants.  If you have extended family in town, or you’re dining out with parents or in-laws or you just fancy a casual family dinner kind of vibe it can be tricky to find the right kind of place. After a week back […]

Red Eye Smokehouse and Druggists

If you’ve lived in Singapore for a while you might find yourself bored with the same old places to go out. There’s no shortage of restaurants, but sometimes there’s a craving to get something out of the ordinary. Last weekend we had an early birthday celebration for a friend. He’s a bit of a meat […]

Paper Crane’s Homely Recipe

Sometimes food surprises come in the strangest places. Like next to the Singapore Council of Women’s Organisations (who knew?) on Waterloo Road where you’ll find Paper Crane. Whilst the physical location is a little hidden they’ve luckily had the good sense to be on social media, which is where I found them. What’s lovely about Paper Crane is […]

Best Modern Asian for Dinner with Friends

This ‘Modern Asian’ post comes to you courtesy of ‘Penny the dentist’. Penny is the best dentist I’ve ever had. I’m not sure how she’ll feel about me extolling her virtues to the blogosphere but she inspired this post so she deserves credit. Penny the dentist emailed me a couple of weeks ago with the […]