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Zotter Balleros are the Most Moorish Chocolate Balls

It’s me again – number one chocolate fanatic in Singapore! Earlier this year I fell in love with bean-to-bar chocolate. I started a new video series called My Chocolate Journey on YouTube to share my passion for quality chocolate with you all. Ahem…. okay. The video series is also a convenient excuse to eat more chocolate. So, this month, I …

The Best of the Best Takeaway Sandwich Shops in Singapore

I love a good sandwich which is kind of strange given my history. When I was a kid, I refused to eat the sandwiches packed in my school lunch box. I suppose they were kinda soggy. Lately, I have been craving chunky bread stuffed with fresh (and sometimes fried) ingredients. So, because I mostly work from home, I treat myself …

Be Seduced by the Pralus Barre Infernale Chocolates

Calling all you praline and chocolate lovers out there! Come and be seduced by the irresistible range of Pralus Barre Infernale chocolates. These melty sensations are so damn fine they are sold out in a flash on the Hello Chocolate website. But, if you are patient, a delicious fat bar of Pralus Barre Infernale is worth the wait.

Comfort Sandwiches and Boba Tea from The World is Flat

I was reluctant to try the gorgeous food and drinks from The World is Flat on account of the name. Why do they call themselves, The World is Flat? Because the sandwiches look like round and flat flying saucers! This place prides itself on “mammoth comfort sandwiches”. The specialty boba teas are also out of this world. Altogether, a very …

Sando Japanese Inspired Sandwiches Take-Away Edition

The only thing better than a good ol’ sammie is Japanese inspired sandwiches. So, without further ado, let me introduce you to Sando. This place is amazing! Sando specialises in fuss-free Japanese lunches that don’t hurt your back pocket (too much). I was particularly curious about their sandwich selection. The minimum order for home delivery from Sando is $66 so …

Hunky Chunky Bagels from Two Men Bagel House

Gosh how I miss lunches at Two Men Bagel House in Tanjong Pagar. The joint is just around the corner from my office. In the pre-COVID19 era, I indulged in one of their hunky chunky bagels every Friday. Then, working from home happened. Then, I had the harebrained idea to just order myself a takeaway instead. I discovered the bagels …

Breakfast and Coffee in Lorong Chuan and Serangoon

The first thing I did upon moving to Lorong Chuan was to set out in search of good coffee. Wow, what an adventure it has been. Lorong Chuan is super residential. There are not as many trendy cafes around here as in Farrer Park, where I used to live. But it has been a blessing in disguise as I have …

Salted Egg Buns and Local Brekkie at Moments in Serangoon

Please forgive me if I only recently discovered kopi. During the last four years living in Singapore I was happily sipping away on my cafe lattes. That was until I discovered Moments in Serangoon. This cafe has converted me from Western brunch-fan to local brekkie expert. These days, I cannot resist a delicious salted egg bun, or some kaya toast …

Nut-Nut-Nutty! The Best Nut Butters and How to Eat Them

Here’s a tongue twister for ya. It is not nutty to go nuts for nummy-num-num nut butters. Nut butter is a healthy, delicious, and fuss-free way to spruce up a meal. So long as you stay away from varieties with excessive salt or sugar. I love devouring crunchy peanut butter straight from the jar. I am also partial to almond …

Finally! Some Good Thai at SUK’s Thai Kitchen

Finally, a decent Thai restaurant in Singapore that doesn’t charge the earth! I’ve always been astonished at how Singapore, a country totally obsessed with food, has so many mediocre Thai restaurants. Krapow is very good, but it cheats with its heavily Chinese-influenced menu. That’s why SUK’s Thai Kitchen is a welcome addition to the Farrer Park neighborhood. Admittedly, the menu …

My Splurge on Low-Sugar and Sugar-Free Chocolates

I admit it. I am a hardcore chocoholic. In my opinion, there is no better breakfast than a bar of milk choccie with a hot cuppa. I can easily scoff an entire block of Cadbury in one sitting. And, I’m not afraid to confess, I love white and caramel chocolate just as much as the brown stuff. Sadly, my love …

A Sumptuous Birthday Lunch at Artichoke

For years I have celebrated my birthday over dinner. Usually, at somewhere swanky, which serves a decent drop of wine. But this year was different. I had just had a baby and hadn’t dined out (let alone slapped on any makeup!) for quite some time. So this year I decided to play it safe and go for a birthday lunch …

Best Places for Delicious Food in and Around Farrer Park

There is plenty of good food in Farrer Park, you just have to know where to find it. During the past few years of living in the area, I have found some real foodie gems in and around Farrer Park, from authentic Chinese dumplings and sautéed eggplant to dukkah sprinkled avocado on toast and hand-pulled Muslim noodles. Please enjoy my …

Pork and Chinese-style Thai at Krapow

What do you do when you are bored of eating Chinese and the local Thai is not up to scratch? Go to Krapow in Chinatown Point! This place is one heck-of-a-find. I know my fellow pork addicts will agree. Melty pork in red curry sauce and Pad Thai with roasted pork belly are among the best dishes here.

Bruno’s Italian: Come for the Pizza!

My area wouldn’t be complete without a little Italian on Serangoon Road in the form of Bruno’s Pizzeria. Italian is my favourite cuisine. There aren’t too many Italian restaurants in Singapore that live up to my expectations. Fortunately, my local pizzeria happens to be a gem.

Cafe Hopping in Farrer Park and Lavender

When I first moved to Farrer Park in 2017 I never expected to write a blog about cafe hopping in the area. Back then, the only place to get a decent cuppa was Cedele in City Square Mall. Oh how things have changed. New cafes are popping up by the dozen here!

88 Hong Kong is the Best Hawker

There are a lot of hawker stalls in Farrer Park but none of them can really be classed as great except the 88 Hong Kong Roast Meat Specialist. In fact, amazing is probably a better descriptor. I have no hesitation in saying their original stall serves the best wanton mee and roasted pork belly in Singapore.

Lechon Republic the Best Pork Porn in Singapore

Be prepared for some of the best pork porn in Singapore, because you’re gonna see shot after shot after juicy, succulent shot of mouthwatering pork! I used to think the Chinese were King when it came to cooking pork. That was until I went to Lechon Republic. Now I know, the Philippino’s are the ones who know how to handle …

Cheap(ish) Lai Huat Seafood with kuay teow!

I’m excited to announce one of my new favourite restaurants near Farrer Park, Lai Huat Seafood Restaurant. I have been there twice in the last fortnight. The food is so darn tasty (it’s recession-worthy), not to mention reasonably priced. Let me start with my number one dish, the noodles.

Curry Fish Head at Amoy a Local Treat

I will never forget the date, 7 February 2020, for two key reasons. Firstly, because that is the fateful night when code orange was declared in Singapore amid coronavirus fears. If you want to know what that was like, you must read my other blog here.

Noodles and Other Amazing Eats at Amoy Street

Amoy Street is one of my favourite Hawker centres in Singapore. It may not be as bright or shiny as nearby Lau Pa Sat or considered as “local” as Old Airport Road, but there is so much good food at the Amoy Street Food Centre it is just crazy. Most of the stalls are reasonably priced, portion sizes are huge, …

What’s the difference between Japanese and Korean BBQ?

Why is rivalry an indisputable element of human nature? To be human is to want to compete against others. There are all sorts of rivalries but none are so exciting – yet conflicting – as national rivalries! Australia vs New Zealand, England vs Scotland, Singapore vs Hong Kong, Italy vs France… Japan vs Korea!