Review: Xin Cuisine Dim Sum, Holiday Inn Atrium


Xin Cuisine has always been a family favourite when it comes to both dependable dim sum and decent dinners. And on mom’s birthday this year, we decided to celebrate here with a hearty, delicious brunch. Let’s start with the obvious mouthwatering slices of decadence that is the Barbecued Suckling Pig with Foie Gras, Yam & Japanese Cucumber (see […]

Asian Cooking: Mom’s Claypot Rice Recipe


One of my most favourite dishes growing up is this giant pot of my mom’s homemade claypot rice. I always loved how we’d huddle round the dining table, waiting for the moment where she’d lift the lid of the pot. All those magical flavours would come wafting out and make all our mouths water. One […]

Review: Tea Appreciation at Tea Chapter, Singapore


I fell in love instantly with this little teahouse tucked away on 9 Neil Road in an old row of shophouses. It’s rustic, peaceful and meditative – a haven from the endless rush of the city. Mum is currently still reeling from the effects of chemotherapy, and I thought a serene environment would do her […]

Review: Hai Di Lao Hot Pot, Plaza Singapura


After years of hype surrounding the (in)famous queues at Hai Di Lao, Sean and I finally decided to hit the Plaza Singapura joint after work one day. It was about 1030pm and still, it was an hour’s wait. Thank goodness we could make a call to reserve a table, otherwise it’ll be an hour of […]