Momofuku the Cookbook – Review

by Kat Ngoi M O M O F U K U – David Chang & Peter Meehan Once you can get past the profanity, Momofuku the cookbook tells a remarkable story behind an underdog chef and his accidental culinary kingdom that makes even Disney’s Cinderella pale in comparison as a […]

Review Two Asian Kitchens – Adam Liaw

by Kat Ngoi Review Two Asian Kitchens – Adam Liaw Adam Liaw was the Walt Disney media lawyer who loved to cook and now lives the dream of having it all: an SBS TV cooking and travel program, ‘Destination Flavour’ after being crowned Masterchef champion in 2010, three successful cookbooks […]

ANZAC DAY Trivia – Lest We Forget

What is does the acronym ANZAC stand for? Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. The ANZACs stood, and still stand, for reckless valour in a good cause, for enterprise, resourcefulness, fidelity, comradeship and endurance that will never own defeat or know surrender. The uncompromising standards set by the stretcher-bearers, the […]

Shiok! for non-native speakers of Singlish

by Kat Ngoi Singlish. More than a derivative of English to describe colloquialism in Singapore, it’s become an intriguing cultural phenomenon to the rest of the English-speaking world attracting a mix of both surprise and amusement. Foreigners who visit or have just settled in Singapore may notice the strange way […]

Prodigal Daughter of Singapore

Yesterday we farewelled an irreplaceable leader and a remarkable man in a league of his own. I am the prodigal daughter who hasn’t been living in Singapore for the past 15 years. In the past week, mourning for Mr Lee Kuan Yew with fellow Singaporeans reminded me of a dreaded […]

My Singapore Food Tribute To Lee Kuan Yew

Our hearts and prayers are with the family of the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew and every Singaporean at this time of sorrow. We wish to express our deepest sympathies and condolences to the Lee family and Singapore on the loss of our nation’s founding father. #rememberingLeeKuanYew ——————————————————————————————————— As the […]

A Poem For Mr Lee Kuan Yew

A Poem For Mr Lee Kuan Yew In sorrow he has gone But not in despair His legacy carved in a nations’ heart Not upon tombs In every son of Singapore A repressed knowledge that he’ll not return A feeling of loss towards the past and the future Like poignant […]

F1 The One Formula To Make Billions

I’ve never followed the F1 nor bothered much about all its brouhaha. I mostly had better things to do, eat and watch than participate in what I’ve always thought was more of a rowdy circus wrought with dramatic excesses and drunken revelry and not forgetting all that waste of good […]

Thinking Of Starting A Gourmet Food Truck?

It’s easy to see why younger entrepreneurs are tempted into starting the business of the moment–trendy food trucks invading our city footpaths and obsessing every foodie in town–yes, I do mean one of those ubiquitous retro-style vans airbrushed with edgy graphics in the style of artist Damien Hirst and peddling […]