Category Archives: French

Ember – The Revisit

Now that both K and I are based in Singapore and there is some sort of stability – we are back to our joint culinary adventures once again! The first establishment we visited was Ember (in June this year). I believe Ember has been over-blogged (if there is such a term) – however, I hadRead More

[Prague] An Unexpected Evening

As we usher in the long weekend, I got reminded of how much I am yearning to travel. Gone are the days that I made use of each and every public holiday/business trip/school holiday to travel. These days, I am grounded by my obligations – obligations that I am glad to have the opportunity toRead More

[Billund] No.8 – Finer than expected

First business trip since my return to the corporate world = (severe jetlag + low energy level) * first few days. The first week was spent in Prague where so much was happening I couldn’t figure day from night. Needless to say, I did not have the chance to experience any authentic Czech food nor breath inRead More

Tis the Season to be Jolly

With the mention of Christmas, what comes to mind? To me, besides 2 Corinthians 9:15, Christmas is all about giving and being merry. My first christmas as a chef means people now have higher expectations of the food I prepare. Moreover, being here in Sydney means there’s a stronger house party culture VS back home.Read More

Mark & Spencer’s Croissant – Singapore vs. London

I like the buttery croissants I had in London’s M&S.  I love butter (sorry heart, I will try to eat such sinful food moderately) - I remember an incident when I put a large slab of butter on a small piece of bread and my colleague asked me whether I was eating bread with butter OR butterRead More

[London] Raining Celebrity Chefs

Celebrity chef restaurants are everywhere in London. I tried a couple of them during my stay. The title of the post coincides with the current weather in London - Cold & wet but I’m certainly not complaining. Bread Street Kitchen by Gordon Ramsay [LEFT] Bread Street Kitchen – Located in Bread Street. Just a stone throw away from the office. Read More

[Ho Chi Minh City] Trois Gourmands – A Date with the Truffles

I had my most value worth fine dining experience ever in Trois Gourmands. The restaurant serves good French food in a non-intimidating fine dining ambience. I introduced Trois to my friends visiting Saigon - Most of them love it so much that they returned for a second time in the same trip. Trois is opened by Gils, a Frenchman living inRead More

[Beijing] My Perfect Fooding Day

BREAKFAST - Du Yi Chu Go local – Start the day in the century old shao mai shop at Qian Men Da Jie The menu is small - just a couple of dumpling choices and appetisers. I went straight for the highly recommended san sian (Mixture of pork, prawn & sea cucumber)  shao mai. SAN SIAN SHAO MAI – The dumplings arrived piping hot afterRead More

#CookForFamily – P

As part of the Cook for Family Initiative campaigned by Daniel, both K & I had some quality time in the kitchen whipping up a storm (ok, almost) and just having some plain good fun with our respective families. Here’s what me and my family dabbled at this evening – ENTRÉE KONG BAK PAU (PORKRead More

L’atelier Or Joel Robuchon – One of Those Tough Choices In Life?

Towards the end of last year, I made it a point to visit the Robuchon establishment at RWS before heading downunder. It was hardly any surprise that both experiences at the respective robuchons were highly satisfactory – to say the least. [LEFT] L’atelier interior famed open-kitchen concept featuring vibrant & colorful displays. Half of theRead More