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umami
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I know, this blog has been so neglected it is collecting virtual cobwebs. However, we have not been idle, just that life has been a bit hectic and it is also more instantly gratifying to use other platforms like twitter,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2013 at u m a m i
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I know, this blog has been so neglected it is collecting virtual cobwebs. However, we have not been idle, just that life has been a bit hectic and it is also more instantly gratifying to use other platforms like twitter,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2013 at u m a m i
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When I first read Gastronaut's account of his fabulous dinner at Red Star, I was filled with fascination, and curiosity to try the dishes he enjoyed. My friend Andrew must have felt the same, because he met up with the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2013 at u m a m i
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Both are by the same author. Instead of reading the mathematics modelling guide I bought at the same bookstore (Popular), I tore through these two mystery novels overnight. (Image from goodreads site) I started with The Devotion of Suspect X,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2013 at u m a m i
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Happy 2013 to all my readers. I wish that you will fulfil all your dreams and aspirations, as well as enjoy lots of wonderful meals with your loved ones. December 2012 whizzed by, didn't it? School was out, and during... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2013 at u m a m i
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Ten years ago, it was hard to find organic food in Singapore. These days, organic products are easily available in supermarkets and specialty stores. My favourite supplier is Zenxin Organic Food. They have their own organic-certified farms in Malaysia, and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2012 at u m a m i
sahm, that's probably the same thing. This snack is very versatile, can adapt different ingredients and seasoning to whatever is available, or up to our fancy.
Toggle Commented Dec 4, 2012 on Cucur Udang at u m a m i
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Last weekend I hosted a Tupperware party. It was my first time, yet there was a strong feeling of deja-vu, because I remember attending such parties when I was a child. The best ones involved lots of layered multi-coloured jellies... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2012 at u m a m i
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Last week I received an email from the digital marketing agency of Raffles Medical Group. They are running RMG Smart Subs on Facebook, in which participants submit recipes of festive treat with healthy substitutions. I thought it was a worthwhile... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2012 at u m a m i
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This is Bendemeer estate. It is looking quite spiffy after some painting and upgrading. We usually park in the public carpark in front and walk through the common corridors of this apartment block (29) to the Bendemeer Market and Food... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2012 at u m a m i
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Two Sundays ago, we had a small birthday celebration for V. Just family and some friends. On the morning itself I woke up in a bit of a panic,counting off all the tasks still left undone- including making fish fingers... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2012 at u m a m i
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At the corner of Eng Hoon St and Tiong Poh Rd, is an old-fashioned coffeeshop. Prime position is occupied by a yong tau foo stall. Available in "dry" or soup version, the only noodle option is beehoon. The soup is... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2012 at u m a m i
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Last Saturday I was at United Square. At the fountain deck basement, I bought some clothes from a temporary stall run by two sisters; the two ladies were very warm and friendly and we soon got chatting comfortably. One of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2012 at u m a m i
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Balestier may be known for its chicken rice and bak kut teh, but I have not found any place that does any of these well. Better eats can be found in the food centre around Whampoa Market. One of our... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2012 at u m a m i
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It is not a secret among our friends that we really like eating at the Si Chuan Dou Hua Restaurant at the Parkroyal Hotel on Kitchener Road. Si Chuan Dou Hua specialises in Cantonese and Sichuan cuisine, and do both... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2012 at u m a m i
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This is the final instalment of our Japan trip. I started blogging again because of some pictures of sushi that I posted on Facebook. Looking at them, my friend Andrew insisted that I blog that meal, so here it is,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2012 at u m a m i
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One afternoon we found ourselves at yet another shiny shopping mall. It was Omotesando Hills, and we had only ducked in to look for a matcha shaved ice. After our refreshing tea break, we came upon a restaurant that serves... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2012 at u m a m i
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I love thosai. Plain thosai with sambar and chutneys. I used to go to Saravanaa Bhavan because it is open until quite late in the evenings, but recently I walked further along Syed Alwi Road (no. 81, opposite the newest... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2012 at u m a m i
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One of the things we did before travelling to Japan was to make sure we procured tickets to the Ghibli Museum. Like JR tickets, you cannot purchase them online. We e-mailed the concierge at our hotel our preferred date and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2012 at u m a m i
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Two days into our holiday, I realised that I had forgotten to pack nail clippers and tweezers and so we kept a lookout for these two items. Kamata did not stock any, but the owner was kind enough to suggest... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2012 at u m a m i
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Everybody who goes to Japan seems to come home with a knife. A handcrafted knife of dragon-fire forged steel that costs thousands of dollars. We duly made our way to the kitchen-supply district of Kappabashi, and spent a bit of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2012 at u m a m i
Let's go to Tokyo again! Yeah, the hotel was pretty damn awesome for us too.
Toggle Commented Oct 5, 2012 on Tokyo -- Part 1 at u m a m i
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Thanks Julian!
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Leaving behind the beauty and history of Kyoto, we took the Shinkansen back to Tokyo. Our taxi drove past Ginza, towards Akasaka where many government buildings are located. Traffic was light as it was a public holiday, we cruised through... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2012 at u m a m i
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When the worm in my tummy asks for kway chap, the first thing I ask myself is, " What day is it?". Because my go-to stall, for this dish of braised pig parts and rice noodle sheets in soya-based braising... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2012 at u m a m i