Thursday, June 12, 2008

Blue Eggs and Yellow Tomatoes: Recipes from a Modern Kitchen Garden

I work at a food magazine, and one of my jobs is to maintain the library. I have to weed out boxes and boxes of junk (any of Sandra Lee's cookbooks, yuck) and find gems worthy to keep in the already packed shelves. I love reading cookbooks, but very rarely do I actually follow the recipes from within. It's almost easier to search the Web.

There is one cookbook, however, that I'm extremely excited to try. That's "Blue Eggs and Yellow Tomatoes" by Jeanne Thiel Kelley. I've had the privilege to sample many of Jeanne's amazing dishes and I'm always thinking of them fondly days after I tasted them, especially her vegetarian pastas. Me--a proud card-carrying meat eater--dreaming about vegetarian food. Yes, it's THAT good. One thing that stands out is the various textures she incorporates in her dishes. I'm placing an order on Amazon, and you should, too!


Sunday, June 8, 2008

Ikoi All-You-Can-Eat Sushi

In Singapore, eating is like a sport. And what better way to test your stamina than with a buffet? The food at Ikoi in Miramar hotel is not the best sushi I've had, but it served its purpose.







Ice Cream Prata



Mellben Seafood at Toa Payoh

It's been a family tradition to go to Jumbo Seafood in East Coast for chili crab whenever one of us visits home. But my dear aunt Judy wanted to treat us to a nice meal a little closer to home. She also knew that I've been dying to try the crab bee hoon, so she recommended this place.


Nice and spicy sambal kang kong.


The chili crab was sweet and fresh.


The fried man tous are good but I miss the white crustless bread they used to serve at those pongol seafood places.


Cereal prawns were very big!


Some kind of fried tofu. Not a fan.


The crab bee hoon was very buttery and had a slight herb taste to it. I like the bee hoon. Not sure if I'm sold on the taste though. But very glad I tried it.

Mellben Seafood
Blk 211,
Lorong 8 Toa Payoh
Tel: 6353-3120


Vivo City Food Court


This hokkien mee really hit the spot.


These BBQ chicken wings look so good, but in fact, are rather bland. Very disappointing.


The duck rice was even worse. The gravy was too sweet and the duck was tough. Felt like I wasted calories on bad food.