Japanese Cooking: Healthy Green Bean 白和え Shiraae


The first time I tried a green bean shiraae, was at Nakajima Suisan where we had some of the best grilled fish in Singapore. Shira-ae or shiraae, a classic tofu paste that was born from the Zen Buddhist vegetarian cuisine called shojin ryouri. Over the years, I’ve felt a certain affinity with Buddhist teachings and traditions, so the […]

Review: Nakajima Suisan Grilled Fish, Ngee Ann City


Grilled fish has always been one of mum’s favourite foods, and even more so now that she’s on chemo. All that fish oil and Omega 3 is really great for the heart, skin and prevents inflammation. So, how could we not try what’s been touted the best grilled codfish in Singapore? Overall: ★★★★1/2 Excellent, fresh grilled […]

Review: Akira Back, South Beach


Akira back is a Korean-American snowboarder turned chef who’s got his restaurants scattered all over the region in Delhi, Jakarta and Bangkok. With his signature modern Japanese cuisine with Korean accents, it’s created quite a bit of buzz when it opened a stylish outfit at the JW Marriott in South Beach. The restaurant was stylishly […]