This post is based on an invited tasting session. Initially, I was hesitant to accept the invitation, as I’d have preferred to go uninvited and unannounced. But in the end, I’m glad I did. If I’d have gone on my own, I would just order my familiar favorites and missed out on the unique offerings on Tetsu’s new menu.

Morokoshi (corn) tofu, S$10.00

Morokoshi (corn) tofu, S$10.00

Opened since early 2008, Tetsu specializes in tempura and tonkatsu, but lately, they’ve expanded their menu to include more items, as well as a new appetizer selection. The appetizers are an ideal accompaniment to sake or shochu. Some appetizers are available from a special price of $4.80 (Mondays – Thursdays, 6pm – 10pm). Continue Reading »



Everyone loves a good puff! No, not the nicotine kind. We’re talking about curry puff! The latest Tried & Tested compares some of the most popular curry puffs to see who’s the hot favorite. Click here to read the article.

Y.E.S. 93.3FM DJs Xie Jiafa & Lin Peifen.

Y.E.S. 93.3FM DJs Xie Jiafa 谢家发 & Lin Peifen 林佩芬.

If you tune in to MediaCorp’s Y.E.S. 93.3FM on Wed, September 30, 2009 from 6pm to 7pm, you’ll get to hear me and Hungry Cow speaking in mangled Mandarin on radio! On Sunday night, we joined DJs Jiafa and Peifen for dinner at House of Seafood @ 180. Together with the other guests, we made up the tasting panel for the foodie segment called 美食鉴定团. Continue Reading »

Carl’s Jr.

Naughty lunch!

It's gonna get messy...

This is priceless! Rick and I had a hoot taking this pic while waiting for our food to ermm, come. Continue Reading »

Durian puffs, S$4.20.

Durian puffs, S$4.20.

This was a random pit stop in the midst of aimless wandering at AMK Hub. I wasn’t hungry, and planned only to have mango sago pomelo, but the cute waiter convinced me to order a dimsum item to go with it. 😀 Continue Reading »

Traditional baked mooncakes

Traditional Cantonese-style baked mooncakes

I knew that Kia Hiang has a long history, but never knew that they were the first to introduce durian mooncake. Or so they claim. They also claim to be the innovator of bak-kwa 肉干 (barbequed pork jerky) mooncake, which I’ve reviewed for inSing.com as one of 5 innovative mooncakes of 2009. This post will explore the rest of the Kia Hiang’s mooncake offerings for 2009. Continue Reading »


Hi everyone! Sorry if this blog has been neglected for the past week. I’ll be back with updates soon!

This year, the Mid-Autumn Festival falls on October 3, which is just 10 days away from today. Have you bought your mooncakes yet? Tired of the usual flavors? How about trying out something different? The latest Tried & Tested article on inSing.com highlights 5 exciting mooncake flavors. Click here to read the full story.