Best Defense Is A Good Offense – CoVid19 | Epicurious Caniggia

In lieu of the continued escalation of infection cases in Singapore, a month long “Circuit Breaker” (CB) was announced & taken effect from April 7, 2020 until May 4, 2020. Today is April 16, 2020… We’re now at the 10th day mark, but numbers continue to rise exponentially over the past few days. latest news:…

Covid-19 pandemic – Foodie Hacks | Epicurious Caniggia

Note: We’re (Singapore) not undergoing lock down yet, but while we busy ourselves with what we’re busy with, please adhere to strict hygiene practices, and PLEASE do our part in keeping a safe distance (3ft = ±1m). It’s been nearly 2 months since the first confirmed case made landfall in Singapore, and sporadic clusters emerged…

The Sampan – Review | Epicurious Caniggia

All in all, the experience at The Sampan was good. The service rendered is very personable, and the classic dishes rolled out & presented in ways never attempted before, is impressive. In terms of price & placement, I think is just about right. In fact, some of the dishes are good bang for buck.

Worth a visit if you haven’t already done so, and I’ve a good feeling that you’ll be revisiting for more good stuff.

Don Lechon – Review| Epicurious Caniggia

The crisp in the skin is truly different from canto style crispy pork belly, and is also really different from the Chinese suckling pigs that we’re accustomed to. The portion is generous, and chopped almost an inch thick!

The Peranakan Restaurant [Media Invite]

Mother’s Day is this weekend!!! So, if you haven’t thought of the right place to dine at; visiting the heritage that celebrates their matriarchy, is most appropriate. Be sure to make your reservations early, because the Peranakan community take their Mother’s Day seriously.

Sawadee Thai Cuisine Restaurant – Invited Tasting

Sawadee Thai Cuisine was established since 2001 in the northern sector of the island, they re-positioned themselves (physically & brand-wise) at Tan Quee Lan Street in 2013. In all these years since, the management prides itself in offering the finer side of Thai cuisines, and revamped some street/ home kitchen dishes.

Korean Fusion BBQ – Invited Tasting

In terms of Korean concept buffet, I must say that they that they got my heart racing. Easily more than 50 items in the line-up, protein inclined, 12 different flavors of marinated pork belly, with select variety of marinated beef, chicken & fish. There’s also a good selection of vegetables, funghi, as well as condiments & sauces. For those that must have carbs, there’s Kimchi Fried Rice and Tteokbokki, as well as noodles to be cooked in your steamboats/ stews.

Chang Sensory Trails 2017| The Promontory

For a second year running, Chang Sensory Trails (CST) 2017, visited London in late April, San Francisco in late May, and hit the ground running in Singapore, early this month.

I’ve been a fan of Thai cuisines, ever since my maiden encounter in Australia, and in the last decade, tried & tasted authentic ones in Thailand as well. So I find the menu tantalizing, especially with chilled Chang beer!

Hunan Cuisine Restaurant – Invited Tasting

The name is quite self-explanatory, as the menu offers authentic Hunan dishes, from the central plains of mainland China. Though, not all ingredients are available in this archipelago, the management endeavors to adhere as close as it gets to the original recipes, or so, the chefs insist.

[Closed] Oh My 天 – Invited Tasting

OMT offers a list of fusion food on the menu, as well as some familiar ones, so to appeal to the neighborhood demographics. And since it’s sandwiched between 2 big boys offering local favorites, OMT would be the go-to-place for some alternatives, snacks, desserts & beer.

Gila Durian @ The Peranakan – Invited Tasting

Gila Durian, a celebration of an assortment of 2-3 cherry-picked prized durian subspecies (D24, XO & 猫山王 “Maoshan Wang” – MSW). In all my years of tastings & face stuffing experiences, I’ve never been pampered with Durian, fine-dining style before.