The Angels share – An afternoon with Charles MacLean

My darling Cheryl (Thebakerwhocooks) received a press invite to the Singapore Duty Free Store (DFS) at Changi Airport to be part of a whisky appreciation afternoon with whisky’s finest guru Charles MacLean. DFS is hosting a six week whiskey festival at Singapore Changi Airport. The event was inaugurated at DFS Singapore in 2016. This year…

Burnt Ends – Sing, Dance, Skill

The best seats in the house are no longer tucked away in an exclusive corner of the restaurant behind closed doors; doors that shielded the public’s eyes from the gastronomic wonders that await within. These days the best seats are center-stage, right smack in front of an open kitchen, like at Burnt Ends, with counter seats…

How not to hurry – Shelter in the Woods

Nestled in a quiet corner of Bukit Timah (so nestled in that the cab driver, even with GPS assistance, seemed to have trouble locating it) is an unassuming, cozy little rotisserie restaurant offering unapologetic rustic European food. It is prepared with what I can only describe as a passion to delight the senses. Do not…

Tanuki Raw – The art of illusion

As a chef, I value feedback from my customers. It is even more welcoming when it is justified because it gives me the chance to better understand the food I cook and my customers’ expectations. There are however two types of criticisms that do not sit well with me –  1. A critique about me not meeting my customers…

Passion & Purpose -An Evening with Chef Anderson Ho

If you have been reading the blog these few days you would have seen how busy we’ve been the past long weekend, preparing and gorging on gastronomic delights. When I cook at home I like to prepare simple hearty dishes that invoke memories of large family gatherings, sitting around a kitchen table surrounded by loved ones. I am…

Chicken “claypot” rice

Last weekend we had Cheryl’s family over for lunch and I decided to prepare chicken claypot rice; only problem is I don’t have a claypot so I decided to try it out in the tagine. I was pleasantly surprised by the results. After Cheryl’s post on thebakerwhocooks.net, we had a few requests for the recipe so…

Dining with Delicacies – The truffle

This long weekend Cheryl and I invited some friends over for an early dinner. I admit that I’m too lazy to entertain. Some may find that surprising given that I am a chef. Cooking shows give the impression that chefs, after slogging it up in the kitchen, are still driven by their endless passion & love of…

Dining by design 

I don’t get out to events as much as I’d like. However, last night I was fortunate enough to be invited by  Chef Anderson Ho, one of the most talented chefs I know, to Lavish’s 18 Anniversary gala dinner at Gardens by the Bay.    The evening’s spread was prepared by Chef Teo Yeow Siang, a truly accomplished…

New Year Party 2016

The last few days have been exhausting. It was our company’s New Year party for 2016 and I decided to do a new concept. I did a live salad dishing counter with molecular components. It was a lot of work, with a fair bit of trial and error but I’m happy to report it was…

Sous Vide Chinese Style braised beef 

   Last night I shared a wonderful dinner with my Friends, over dinner one of the conversation topics was about my Blog. “When are we gonna see more blogs on food” asked Gaston “I don’t want to see a fecking blog about your new shoes”  Now as enamoured as I am about my new shoes…

Ki Izakaya-yaya

  There’s a new kid on my block. A funky little fusion of Japanese Izakaya and downtempo hipster bar , complete with Edison light bulbs and quilted throws. This charming beauty is Ki Izakaya. Located just up from lots gourmet (one of my favorite breakfast haunts) on upper changi north road.  The Japanese manga meets…

Welcome to my blog

Its taken me sometime to get my head around the necessity of not only blogging, but in the necessity of building a personal brand. These pages will be filled with my adventures and discoveries in the Kitchen as i cook and  eat my way around everything from Michelin restaurants to dai pai dongs and hawker…