My first encounter with Brotherbird was during my first few weeks upon moving to Singapore last 2016. I stepped inside their shop in Bali Lane where I had their salted egg yolk-filled mochi doughnuts with soft-serve ice cream. And just this February, they opened a new concept at CT Hub in Lavender that focuses on [...]
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Singapore: Sio Bak and Char Siu at 88 Hong Kong Roast Meat Specialist
Pork is my least favourite meat. I can easily pass up on the holiday lechon (roasted suckling pig) and coffee pork ribs—and I know that sounds crazy, but it’s true. Blame it on childhood trauma when I'd always find pork fat cubes with pig's hair still sticking out of them floating inside the evening's menudo. Gross! [...]
Recipe: Asari Butter Clams
Asari Butter Clams (or Manila Clams in Soy Butter) is one of my favourite comfort foods ever. It’s simple, flavourful, and pairs well with sticky Japanese rice. It’s a match made in heaven for me. Back in Manila, I had a go-to restaurant that served the most satisfying batch of Asari Butter, but the last [...]
Recipe: Mushroom Fritters with Gingery Mango Sauce
I was scrolling through my Instagram, and I saw my friend Tabitha’s IG story. She was experimenting on some Shiitake Mushroom Tempura with Ginger Sauce—and it looked really good. I remembered in an instant that my friend Lui (who also happens to be my roomie) asked what we could do with her extra mushrooms. And [...]
Bali: Restaurant Locavore
I literally jumped out of my bed and cheered as I was scrolling through Instagram and found out Restaurant Locavore’s leap from No. 49 to No. 22 in the recent San Pellegrino Asia’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards, making it the recipient of the Highest Climber Award, and, also, Best Restaurant in Indonesia for 2017. I [...]
Singapore: Zenbu Ramen at Marutama Ramen
One of my favourite ramen bowls can be found in Liang Court, Singapore, where 90% of the stores are Japanese. They have Uniqlo, a Kinokuniya, and Meidi-ya, which is a sizable grocery stocked with Japanese goods. Liang Court is my favourite mall in Singapore. And Marutama Ramen can be found on its second floor. A homey, [...]
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L’art de la Patiserrie: There’s Always Room for Dessert!
The sight and smell of desserts alone makes my mouth water and my mind flutter away with the excitement of a 6-year old. There really is something about the bright, contrasting colors of sweets, along with the velvety, silky texture of cakes, pies, and pastries. I guess it isn’t a coincidence that the word “DESSERTS” [...]