Crab Beehoon Soup

Crab beehoon soup! Probably the one dish I would eat before I die. If you’ve never eaten crab beehoon soup before, you’re missing out on life! I’ve only tried the one at Melben Seafood Restaurant (Ang Mo Kio), and the queue is always insanely long. But trust me, the wait is worth it. Their crab beehoon … Read more

Japchae (Korean Glass Noodles)

Japchae (Korean Glass Noodles)

The only time I will eat carrots is when they are julienned and stir-fried with various vegetables to make japchae (Korean sweet potato noodles with stir-fried vegetables). In fact, I think japchae is a great dish to coax someone who’s not a fan of vegetables into eating vegetables. I’m not a big fan of carrots, spinach or … Read more

Jjajangmyeon (Black Bean Noodles)

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If you’re an avid Kdrama fan, you’ve probably seen people slurping on jjajangmyeon (짜장면) more than a couple times. Jjajangmyeon is a Korean-Chinese noodles dish topped with black bean sauce, diced pork and vegetables, and is easily found all over the streets in Korea. In Korea, a huge bowl of jjajangmyeon, served alongside some yellow pickled radish and kimchi, sets … Read more

15-minute Cantonese Congee

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Note: This is an update on an old post. Cantonese congee is undoubtedly my favourite type of porridge and my family would always order congee whenever we dine at Crystal Jade. For something seemingly so plain, Cantonese congee has a really rich flavour to it. And with its velvety smooth consistency, there is no reason … Read more

Nonya Laksa

Nonya laksa, also known as laksa lemak, is a Peranakan dish consisting of noodles in a coconut-based curry gravy. And it is a dish I will gladly eat out anytime. In Singapore, you can easily find a decent bowl of laksa that sets you back no more than $5. With all the effort required to … Read more

Shrimp Fried Rice (Din Tai Fung Style)

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When we think of Chinese cuisine, I believe one of the first few things that come to mind will include fried rice. As I was growing up, I disliked fried rice perhaps because the ones I had all had mixed vegetables (carrots, peas and corn) in them. As I grew older, I realised that fried … Read more

Prawn Tang Hoon (Prawn Vermicelli)

Prawn Tang Hoon (Prawn Vermicelli)

Prawn tang hoon is a Chinese dish consisting of tang hoon (also known as glass noodles or mung bean vermicelli) and prawns traditionally braised together in a claypot with a fragrant mix of herbs and spices. It may be more popularly recognized as a Thai dish called goong ob woonsen, which is a must-eat if you’re … Read more

Tomato and Eggs Stir-Fry

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Just a few years back, I hated tomatoes, until I ate a juicy, roasted tomato at The Coffee Connoisseur. From then on, I was a convert. I still don’t particularly like raw tomatoes, but I love tomatoes that are cooked to a soft, juicy state. A few months back, I had my first taste of … Read more

Gyudon (Japanese Beef Bowl)


As a kid, I hated onions. The sharp and pungent taste of onions, especially when they are not well-cooked, was off-putting. I avoided onions at all cost until one day, I ate a beef bowl (gyudon) at Yoshinoya. That was when I realised that onions could taste so amazing and I became a convert immediately. … Read more

Chicken Rice Sushi

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Chicken rice is arguably Singapore’s most iconic dish, and is a dish that is so widely available in Singapore that it can easily be taken for granted. There is actually so much effort involved in making a good plate of chicken rice. Not only should the chicken be juicy and succulent, the rice also needs … Read more