Guide to Sanur, Bali

In December last year, my family and I spent 2 weeks in Sanur on the southeastern coast of Bali. Some travellers call this place ‘Snore’ as it is more relaxed than the party towns of Kuta and Seminyak on the west, but here is what we found: Where to eat There are lots of local…

How to eat a scorpion

Step 1. Buy a scorpion on a stick on Kaoh San Road, Bangkok. Step 2. Make sure the stinger has been removed. Step 3. Grab a large Chang, or splash out on a Singha beer. Step 4. Think of anything except that black spiky thing in front of you. Step 5. Be brave and chomp…

Singapore Food Festival 2013

The food festival is a month long celebration showcasing the vast range of culinary dishes available in Singapore. Established in 1994 to promote Singapore’s gourmet arsenal, it has since become an annual festival to celebrate its hawker food heritage. This year, the food village at Marina Bay opened from 12th until 21st July. Featuring 40…

Eating fluffy clouds

I crave these two fluffy white local cuisines on a daily basis: 1) Kueh Tutu is a traditional Singaporean delicacy which is sadly facing distinction due to lack of local demand. However, in a stroke of good fortune, we have a legend here in Clementi in the shape of a white haired elderly lady named…

Things you can buy in a Singapore supermarket

(To be sung to tune of My Favourite Things): Fish balls and tofu, bean curd and kiwis, Quail eggs and Chang beer, noodles, shiitake, Fresh crab with chilli, starfruit and choc mousse, And let’s not forget about Kickapoo juice! Dim sum and chicken, durian and Tiger, Fish crackers, kopi, lemongrass and kaya, Fried wonton and…

The art of noodles

The man slaps a lump of white dough on his metal work surface. Behind him, his wife tends to bubbling pots of miso soup, and dunks metal nets of noodles into boiling water. He sprinkles some flour on top of the dough and begins to stretch it from both ends, until it has white streaky…