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The Flavours of Singapore

Customize menu… my Indian palate is accustomed to the 5 takes, of salt, sweet, sour, spice and acrid all together. I think it is politically correct to replace spice with chilli hot, and acrid with tangy I thought I am not confident about the correctness of the translation. 604 more words


1 Market by Chef Wan @ Plaza Singapura

1 Market has been on my to-eat list for the longest time and I’ve finally gotten the chance to at Chef Wan’s special Nyonya Fair and even got to meet the celebrity chef in person! 372 more words


Fluffy Pandan Chiffon Cake

Chiffon cake has always been a huge part of my childhood. I still remember looking forward to my mother coming home from work with a whole pandan chiffon cake as a treat for us. 352 more words


Restaurant Week 2015: Indocafe--The White House @ Scotts Road

Indocafe has been on my watchlist for the longest time. The iconic black and white colonial structure is steeped richly in its Peranakan culture. Other than being known for its Peranakan dishes, Indocafe has a wonderful collection of Peranakan art. 294 more words


The Chinese New Year culture in Malaysia

  • Guest speaker from Malaysia – Ashlee Pan
  • Chinese New Year celebrated in Malaysia is different from the mainland Chinese
  • Younger generation starting to lose grip of their cultural identity

Tales from Tombstones at Bukit Brown

The boisterous chirping of birds, thick foliage that is home to a variety of snakes and insects, the final resting place of many of Singapore’s Chinese forebearers – from towkays (prominent businessmen) to sinkeh (new immigrants from China, many of whom ended up working as coolies). 373 more words


#29 Babi Assam & Korean Seasoned Squid

Admittedly I went a little crazy during the Chinese New Year and cooked a storm (together with Dad) for the Holy Cross gathering. The dish of the day was Babi Assam (Pork in Tamarind) from the book… 66 more words