I always find pancakes to be one food that are hard to resist and personally I’ve not come across anyone who doesn’t like this traditional, flat and thin round cake. Pancakes have indeed come a long way and although we already have quite a number of pancake specialty eateries on our sunny little island, perhaps you just have to read on why I think Little Pancakes differs from the rest.
Dear foodiedoo readers,
First of all, pardon me to take this long to have my first entry for 2013. The reason it took me this long to reach my first post in 2013 is because I have been involved in quite a bit of freelance photography projects. From pets to food, events and even automobile photography, I’ve been rather involved in shooting for the past few months. With these ‘projects’ ongoing, I would say that time is something that I really need and although it has been really busy for me, I find it completely fulfilling as well.
To cut the chase, 2012 was definitely a great year for me, of which I made many friends throughout my food journey.
And with foodiedoo running into its 3rd year now, I would like to thank all of my fellow readers who have been playing a huge part in motivating me to keep this foodblog running. For my first post in 2013 I would like to share with fellow readers a very special dinner which I attended back in November 2012 at 2am:lab. Those who are unfamiliar with 2am:lab, do checkout the talented team behind it here. Special thanks to Janice Wong, owner and founder of 2am:lab, Jonathan Sparber and last but not least, Roberto Cortez for the amazing evening.
2am:lab is not your usual restaurant. In fact, I wouldn’t even consider this place as a restaurant at all. You see, the unique thing about 2am:lab, which is the brainchild of talented chef Janice Wong, is to pave the way for culiunary aficionados around the word to be inspired to create new flavours, textures and techniques. Think of 2am:lab as a laboratory for chefs!
2am:lab invites international guest chefs at least 4 times a year and the last chef for 2012 was Chef Roberto Cortez from the States. Roberto, a private chef, flew into Singapore and worked together with the folks at 2am:lab and with their talented minds, came up with an interesting themed 3-night-only dinner called “Illustrious Magic”.
With just around 20 seatings per evening, seats were extremely limited during the run of “Illustrious Magic” and I was given the great opportunity to get involved and worked with a very talented team of chefs.
Yong Tau Fu stalls can be found almost everywhere around Singapore with almost every hawker center and food court has a stall selling this pick-your-favourite-ingredients Chinese dish. The question is, where are the good ones?
To have a meal at Ikoi Japanese Restaurant is not just as simple as walking through its doors and ask for a table. The fact that this place requires an average of one-month advance reservation did make me wonder why was it necessary. Having tried the food, its not that hard to understand why.
Tell me, when was the last time that you suggested going to a French restaurant to your family and friends but their unanimous responses were “don’t want, lah. So expensive and not filling one”? Well, here’s one restaurant that you could really suggest and not get rejected when you crave for some French cuisine. In fact, I’m sure everyone would agree with you coming to this place because it has gained quite abit of popularity in recent months.
Poulét, the first French casual dining chain concept in Singapore, has just opened its second outlet at Great World City (after much fanfare when the first outlet at Bugis+ opened just four months ago) and I was fortunate enough to be invited for a dinner here.
Arguably one of Kuala Lumpur’s popular Chinese restaurants, Oversea Restaurant (also known as Hai Wai Tian) arrived at our shores in 2010. Frequent goers of Malaysia would definitely know or heard about this Cantonese-themed restaurant that is widely famous for its charsiew (barbecued meat). I take a visit to the restaurant’s first Singapore branch.
Spaghetti may be a dish that is originated from Italy but Yomenya Goemon somewhat takes pastas to another level albeit Japanese Style. Yomenya Goemon opened its first Singapore outlet in late 2010 and has since opened five outlets across Singapore with the sixth one up and coming and has been tremendously popular with local foodies. Let’s find out why.
I commute along River Valley Road almost on a daily basis and when I first noticed Five & Dime Eatery I knew I had to give this “roadside” cafe a try one day. Opened in early 2012, I managed to pop by for a meal recently. Find out why I regretted not checking out this place much earlier!
Xin Wang Hong Kong Café should be of no stranger to local foodies who are into Hong Kong street cuisines. From the Hong Kong-style Western dishes to French Toasts, Cheese Baked Dishes to Noodles, there are more than 200 items on its menu for diners to enjoy.
The Boxing Crab is the newest seafood restaurant located at Singapore’s most popular getaway island – Sentosa. Located right beside the sea, this spanking new restaurant offers a panoramic view of Singapore from the recreational south island.