My new children’s book – The House on Palmer Road

I have been off radar quite a bit lately as I have been quite tied up with the release of our second book, and until yesterday, been involved in two literary festivals back to back. What an amazing journey though - which I would like to share bit by bit over a few posts so … Continue reading My new children’s book – The House on Palmer Road

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The Saturday Kitchen – Traditional Cantonese Fried Glutinous Rice

The Chinese don't often use glutinous rice in their cooking, but when they do, one of the most delectable dishes is fried glutinous rice. The moist nuo mai fan wrapped in lotus leaves, steamed with lup cheong (Chinese sausage), black mushrooms and chicken and served at dim sum is much more common the world over. But this fried … Continue reading The Saturday Kitchen – Traditional Cantonese Fried Glutinous Rice

Photo 101 – Scale

This is my country. I had taken this panorama of the city area overlooking Marina Bayfront in August last year when Singapore celebrated its 50th anniversary of independence. Even when I look at this picture now, I feel a great sense of pride. A little country with no resources, we took ourselves from third world … Continue reading Photo 101 – Scale

Remembering the Fall of Singapore – 15 February 1942

I am very proud to post this feature written by my mother, Mdm Si-Hoe Sing Sow, who witnessed the Fall of Singapore on 15 February, 1942. She was only 8 years old then and lived through the atrocities of the Japanese Occupation to tell the tale. "The siren will sound punctually at noon. No one … Continue reading Remembering the Fall of Singapore – 15 February 1942

The Disgruntled Chef on Dempsey Road

This restaurant has since closed.  For the record, there's nothing disgruntled or grumpy or grouchy about the Disgruntled Chef. This brasserie/gastrobar in Singapore may sport a gimmicky name, but once you get past that, you discover that the food here is pretty darn good. Because it occupies a somewhat sunken corner of Dempsey Road (a … Continue reading The Disgruntled Chef on Dempsey Road

Manhattan – The Booziest Sunday Brunch in Singapore

If Pan Pacific Singapore's Edge makes brunch a wholesome, super-long afternoon indulgence, Manhattan at the Regent Hotel makes it super sexy, and all you'll want to do at the end of it is crawl home in an alcohol-infused haze and nap the afternoon away.  Brunch at a bar? Yes, complete with all the booze and … Continue reading Manhattan – The Booziest Sunday Brunch in Singapore

Old Clifford Pier Stunningly Restored

I have been waiting for many years for One On The Bund at the Fullerton Bay Hotel to close. The restaurant didn’t really ever take off, with indifferent food, ghastly furniture and an almost sacrilegious use of the special space it so undeservedly occupied – Clifford Pier. The latter is an 81-year-old landmark of old … Continue reading Old Clifford Pier Stunningly Restored

Chee Cheong Fun

The ultimate Singapore breakfast is still local food. Scrambled truffle-flecked eggs with a side serving of caviar or eggs benedict washed down with a nice flute of breakfast champagne are all nice and good, decadent and befitting of chi-chi foodies - genuine or wannabe's. But if the morning broke and it was going to herald my last meal - … Continue reading Chee Cheong Fun