Dong Po Colonial Cafe 東坡茶室

Retro seemed to be “in” theme especially for cafes in Singapore during the last few years. They could have been around all along but up till now, their presence have never been felt so strongly. Dong Po Colonial cafe is one the places to go for a nostalgic experience of Singapore in the ’50s and … Continue reading

Rokeby – Australian Inspired Cafe & Night Bistro Bar

Rokeby, serving artisan coffee and Australian fare (nestled in Jalan Riang a rather off track venue), would never have come to my attention had I not stumbled upon it online. The reviews were mixed but I miss Australia… especially Melbourne, where the coffee culture (mostly Italian, btw) is great! – Sam Han (June 7, 2013). … Continue reading

Good Morning Nanyang Cafe 早安南洋 – More Than Just A Jam!

One of the 4 makan kakis named Tony is a very famous food blogger and the girl recognised him immediately! She knew that if she followed him closely, she could steal a good meal away from him. He is always busy taking photos. He wouldn’t notice a few ciabatta kaya toasts or curry chicken missing, … Continue reading

Off To The Races – Dead Heat Day!

Continuing from yesterday’s post Off To The Races – Don’t Get Caught Up! After the salad medley, my lunch began with Pan Mien 板麺 (pronounced as ban mian) which is a Hakka-style noodle with anchovy and soybean stock, originating from Malaysia. Its Chinese name literally translates to “flat board noodle”. Trakus is a real time … Continue reading

Off To The Races – Don’t Get Caught Up!

I have been to Race Course Road many times for Apollo Banana Leaf Indian curry meal but have never really pondered the origin of its name. Did you know that Race Course Road was so named because that’s where our first racecourse was located, Farrer Park? The Singapore Turf Club (STC) was founded in 1842 … Continue reading

Dolcetto by Basilico – Feast For The Senses!

Could it be that was all so simple then… Or has time rewritten every line? If I had the chance to do it all again… I would! I would! I would!!! Lazy afternoon tea after a fashion show with the ladies. Ahhh… those were the days, my friend 😉 Being the sorellina in this group, … Continue reading

Hope(toun) is the Only Thing Greater Than Fear!

I’ve never liked sweets or confectionery (except for rich breads) even when I was a child, yet I’ve always had weight problems and have yo-yo-ed for 30 years. Since my teens, I have been obsessed with weight loss and the weight watchers’ diet. I was always diligent in exercising and kept my meals healthy, until … Continue reading