Awesome ice cream sandwiches from Ice Cream Cookie Co.

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I’ve always loved ice cream sandwiches. A good one, with artisanal ice cream and a homemade cookie, is a true treat. In the past, my amazing wife S used to make them for me. But these days, between work and looking after our hyperactive son, she simply doesn’t have the time to indulge me. Fortunately, I have discovered the guys at The Ice Cream & Cookie Co., who make rather exceptional ice cream sandwiches.  Continue Reading →

Tsujiri brings its awesome Japanese sweets to Singapore

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In the Kyoto guide that I created back in 2009, I wrote about an über-popular dessert cafe called Tsujiri. Tsujiri, founded in 1860, is especially famous for its green tea desserts and cold drinks. The branch that I visited in Kyoto is so popular the waiting time is usually a minimum of 30-40 minutes. But now, thankfully, I neither need to fly to Japan nor queue up for a green tea parfait. Tsujiri has opened a branch in Singapore, located in the 100AM shopping centre on Tras Street.

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Friday Food Porn: Kakigori (shaved ice) with kuromitsu in Kyoto

Nothing beats a shaved ice dessert on a hot day. The gorgeous dessert pictured here is from a cool cafe in Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan. My wife S and I are presently in Japan – taking a week’s break from Singapore. Continue Reading →

Friday Food Porn: The original carpaccio, from Harry’s Bar, Venice

Carpaccio from Harry's Bar in Venice

I love carpaccio, the raw beef “salad” that has become one of the must-have dishes on all Italian restaurant menus today. It’s actually hard to believe that the dish is only 62 years old; which makes it a baby compared to most of Italy’s equally famous dishes, most of whose recipes have been passed down from grandmother to daughter to granddaughter for generations. Carpaccio, unlike most of Italy’s most famous dishes, was invented in a restaurant. In one of my favourite restaurants in the world in fact — Harry’s Bar in Venice. Continue Reading →

Friday Food Porn: Crabmeat pasta from Il Lido, Singapore

crab pasta from il lido restaurant

A quick snapshot of a good friend tucking into a plate of some amazing linguine with fresh crab at Il Lido restaurant in Sentosa (Singapore). Il Lido’s always been a favourite of mine and my wife’s. Continue Reading →

Friday Food Porn: some 3 star sushi, Sushi Saito

Sushi Saito

My beautiful foodie wife S’s all-time favourite food is sushi. It’s what she craves when she’s feeling crappy. It’s what she wants to eat when we’re celebrating and it’s what she would like to eat – if we could afford it – on an almost daily basis.  Continue Reading →

Friday Food Porn: Ayam Buah Keluak

Ayam Buah Keluak

I love ayam buah keluak. This distinctive Peranakan dish–a spicy, heady chicken and black nut stew–is so very special. The best versions are obviously homemade, but I have yet to even attempt this at home. This version pictured above–one of my favourites–was shot at Guan Hoe Soon, one of Singapore’s oldest Peranakan restaurants.

Friday Food Porn: Clams Casino

Clams Casino, Grand Hyatt Steakhouse

I love a good Clams Casino. It’s a lovely retro dish that I happen to adore but is quite hard to find these days. If you’ve never had a really good version, with fresh, plump, sweet clams and topped with parmesan, bacon (hey, who doesn’t love bacon?), oregano, parsley, bell peppers, shallots, and garlic, you don’t know what you’re missing! Continue Reading →

Friday food porn: Windowsill Pies Smores Pie

Smores Pie from Windowsill Pies

When I was a child, my mother often fed my brother and I chocolate cake for breakfast. While not particularly healthy, it was a treat that we both enjoyed tremendously. Continue Reading →