Musings: Flea Market Fraternity


“Watch out for him. He just got discharged from the mental hospital,” said a white-haired, wrinkled man in a black polo shirt, as he dragged his wares around in a rusty shopping cart. Plastic toys, old VCDs and antique rings — a pile of carefully-foraged treasure. He was referring to the younger vendor grinning widely at me in earnest. Aside […]

Michelin Guide ★: Shinji by Kanesaka (Raffles Hotel)


Shinji has always been held as one of the benchmarks for quality omakase in Singapore. No one was very surprised they earned a coveted star when the Michelin guide came to Singapore earlier this year. And I felt really thankful I got to enjoy a birthday treat two years ago from Sean, who knew how much I […]

Review: Gu Ma Jia (姑妈家) Food Pot, Thye Thong Crescent


When it comes to having zi char in a place that feels like home, you don’t have to look further than Gu Ma Jia, which literally translates into ‘my aunt’s home’. And it couldn’t be more aptly-named! I loved the warm cozy feel of the place, family pictures hanging on the walls, and watching Gu Ma herself bustling in […]