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O’ma Spoon Korean Dessert Café

By , May 9, 2015

This shop means ‘mother’s spoon’’. While the Patbingsu ($11.90) and Injoelmi ($11.90) are still reasonable in price, the Choco Brownie ($18.80), Mixed Berry ($18.80) to a rather steep Mango Berry Cheesecake ($22.80) may make customers think twice. We tried the Patbingsu ($11.90) and quite liked it. Ingredients such as the red bean ‘Korean pat’ and injeolmi are imported from Korea. The milk shaved ice was smooth and finely-shaved, had a soft yet instantaneous melt-in-your-mouth effect. (Read: O’ma Spoon Marina Square)

O’ma Spoon Korean Dessert Café
6 Raffles Boulevard #01-01/02/03 Marina Square Singapore 039594
313 @ Somerset Orchard Road #04-20/32 Singapore 238895 (Opening soon)
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm Daily

10 New Cafes In Singapore May 2015

Bing Go Jung Korean Dessert House

By , May 8, 2015

Bing Go Jung Korean Dessert House’s new branch is at Bt Timah Plaza, a strategic venue to target the active Korean and expat community in the area. Their bingsu varieties sold here include the popular Milk & Red Bean ($11), Injeolmi ($11), Green Tea ($11) Coffee ($11) and an intriguing Tomato ($11), along with toast, grilled sandwiches and chewy waffles. We liked them, but competition for bingsu, is just too strong. (Read: Bing Go Jung Bt Timah Plaza)

Bing Go Jung Korean Dessert House
Bt Timah Plaza (next to taxi stand), 1 Jalan Anak Bukit, Singapore 588996
Opening Hours: 10am – 11pm

10 New Cafes In Singapore May 2015

Oka Sushi Bar Tanjong Pagar

By , April 28, 2015

While Tanjong Pagar is already flooded with Japanese ramen shops and Korean bars, this is a Japanese restaurant bar which serves bento boxes, hand-rolls and sushi sets.

We were not overly impressed with our Yakiniku Beef ($10.80 for dine-in, $8.80 for takeaway) as the components were overly salty. Service was prompt though, and they probably need some time to fine-tune their processes.

Oka Sushi Bar
Block 7 Tanjong Pagar Plaza, #01-108 Singapore 081007 (On Craig Road)
Tel: +65 6635 7309, 9853 9657
Opening Hours: Lunch: 11:30am – 2:30pm, Dinner 5:30pm – 11pm

Read: 10 New & Hot Restaurants Singapore March 2015

House of Peranakan Petit

By , April 27, 2015

House of Peranakan Cuisine opened this petit restaurant at Tiong Bahru estate as fans requested for another branch closer to the West.

Peranakan favourites can be found on its menu: Ngoh Hiang ($12), Otak Otak ($12), Itek Tim ($10), Garam Assam Fish ($18), Ayam Buah Keluak ($18), Itek Sioh ($18), and Babi Ponteh ($16).

We liked most of the dishes. Nothing overly fanciful, still delicious, even heart-warming as the meal felt like a home-cooked one. (Read: House Of Peranakan Petit Tiong Bahru)

House of Peranakan Petit
42 Eng Hoon Street (Tiong Bahru Estate), Singapore 169785
Tel: +65 6222 1719
Opening Hours: 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 10pm, Closed Tues

Read: 10 New & Hot Restaurants Singapore March 2015

Lollapalooza Keong Saik Road

By , April 14, 2015

Just next door to Neon Pigeon, the team from Lolla at Ang Siang set up this produce-centric restaurant where the menu changes all the time. There are no entrees or main courses.

Signature items include Flatbread ($8-$16), Braised Tuna Eye with Salsa Verde ($440, Dog Cockle Tartare ($30) and Wagyu Ribeye Cap ($55). With these prices, be prepared to spend a small bomb.

1A Keong Saik Road Singapore 089109
Tel: +65 6221 3538
Opening Hours: Lunch (coming soon): 11:45am to 2pm, Dinner: 6pm to 11pm

Read: 10 New & Hot Restaurants Singapore March 2015

IPPUDO SG @ Shaw Centre

By , April 11, 2015

One more Ippudo at the Orchard Road belt. The ramen exclusive to the Shaw Centre branch is the Tan Tan Tonkotsu ($16), with Japanese sesame paste blended with their signature tonkotsu broth, topped with spicy minced pork miso, pork loin chashu and coriander.

The broth is spicy but not overly, with a touch of zest from the fresh lemon. (Read: Ippudo SG Shaw Centre)

IPPUDO SG @ Shaw Centre
1 Scotts Road, #04-22/23 Shaw Centre, Singapore 228208
Tel: +65 6235 2547
Opening Hours: 11.30am – 10pm (last order for ramen at 9.30pm, last order for sides at 9.00pm)

Read: 10 New & Hot Restaurants Singapore March 2015

4 Fingers Crispy Chicken

By , December 11, 2013

4 Fingers is easily the most popular Korean Fried Chicken brand among the youths. Its speciality is the 4 Fingers Crispy Chicken Wings and Drummettes (6 pieces for $9.95) coming in flavours of soy garlic, spicy or mixed. Seriously speaking, the seasoning is very tasty and you would want to slowly lick the sauces off the skin.

The chicken though, felt like they went for an extended sun-tan session, and were dry and shrivelled. If you want moist and piping hot, then order the Chicken Drumsticks (3 pieces for $10.95). (Read: 4 Fingers Crispy Chicken (Plaza Singapura))

4 Fingers Crispy Chicken
Ion Orchard (Orchard MRT)
#01-32 Plaza Singapura Singapore 238839 (Dhoby Ghaut MRT)
Opening Hours:10:00am – 10:30pm Daily is Nominated for Best Food Blog of Singapore Blog Awards 2013!

By , June 4, 2013

Daniel’s Food Diary has been nominated as one of the top ten finalists in the Best Food Blog category of Singapore Blog Awards 2013!

This is the 3rd time Daniel’s Food Diary has been nominated. Never won before. So hope that this will be my blessed year!

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Photofunia – The Recipe to Fun Photos

By , September 3, 2008

The Recipe to Fun Photos… You don’t really need a good camera.
Just a handphone camera, basic photo editing skills, and some 自拍 skills! 🙂 

Now, you can be your own star too. Have fun!

Food Poisoning = Poisoned by Food?

By , August 13, 2008

所谓‘病从口入’(Illness enter from the mouth).

It was fluky coincidental that the very day my pastor talked about this line, that I suffered from a bad case of food poisoning!

The main suspect was that big tumbler of green frothy avocado milk shake at the hawker centre, which tasted so weird that I initially thought it was honeydew juice.

Following up was fever, diarrhoea, vomiting, and abdominal cramps, so serious that I couldn’t host the radio programme that night. (Thank you Weisheng for covering last minute).

Sparing the gory details, the damage was $82 of medical bills, 2 days MC, 1 injection and uncountable trips to the toilet.

What would you do if you were in my shoes? Would you confront a hawker who sold you unclean food? How do you prove that it was his food that made you sick? Would you forever avoid his stall, or tell others about the episode?

Although food poisoning comes from ‘food’, it has been reminded countless times that ‘human’ factors are always the main causes. So wash hands before eating, keep raw food away from ready-to-eat food, and refrigerate food within 2 hours or less after cooking to keep harmful bacteria away.

Let’s always look at everything at the positive side too. The good news is, I lost weight. 

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