Cheek by Jowl, Boon Tat Street.

It’s not easy thinking of where to bring my food-loving boyfriend to on special occasions. Italian’s a no-no for him and European food in general is not his preference. Flo loves local flavours but isn’t quite so keen on Peranakan food so places like Folklore and Candlenut i.e. more upscaled restaurants with a local twist…

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Life’s Lessons.

HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR!!  This post isn’t related really to Lunar New Year but since it’s being posted up today i.e. the First Day of the Year of the Dog, then Gong Xi Fa Cai to all those celebrating! I mentioned to Flo last night that I’m beginning to enjoy living in our new place…

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Kimme, Amoy Street.

Last Thursday was Flo’s birthday and of course, we couldn’t let the day go by without a celebratory meal. Since Samir was in town, we decided to go somewhere a little more casual with a second dinner planned for just Flo and I once Samir left (that second dinner’s tonight actually!). I was given the…

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Merci Marcel.

A cosy cafe-bistro tucked within Tiong Bahru has been getting some rave reviews. I wanted to wave it away because I don’t like to buy into hype but Flo’s friend, Pascal, lives a few doors down and since we were popping by his place last weekend, we decided to dinner together at Merci Marcel –…

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Miso Chicken.

Just before our move, a new cafe reached out to me to supply them with some cakes. I had to think up a menu for their Japanese-Local fusion theme and present them with some samples to try. I enjoy the experimentation aspect when opportunities like these arise and it allows me to explore more new…

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Tom Yum Beef Goulash

A few months ago, I whipped up a batch of Beef Goulash with Focaccia. There’s nothing like a good ol’ pot of stew lovingly cooked over hours and hours resulting in tender, melt-in-the-mouth, flavourful pieces of meat. Because patience is of the essence, it usually means making sure that I have the afternoon free since I don’t…

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