It doesn’t look like much: there’s a messy array of styrofoam boxes and tanks with live seafood and garish signboards touting discounted set menus by the entrance, and it gets equally tacky in the basement dining room, but Chuk Yuen Seafood Restaurant serves the best value dim sum I’ve had since moving to Hong Kong.
It seems to be a general rule in Hong Kong – and actually in Singapore too – that the better the food, the worse the service. But if you’re willing to bear the grunts and impatient eye-rolls you get at Wai Kee, you’ll be rewarded with remarkably affordable congee from this dingy eatery in the heart of Hong Kong island.
Dismissing Mr S.Y. Punti as merely a hipster hangout doesn’t do the food justice. Sure, they serve locally brewed craft beer and single origin coffee, but their dishes are made with noticeably more premium ingredients and are a welcome notch less greasy than traditional cha chaan teng fare – and their service is far less rude.
Once you taste the food at Tono, you’ll wonder why they haven’t opened earlier. The Peruvian dish names may sound exotic, but they’re really quite close to home.
Michelin Guide Singapore selections more ‘politically correct’ in 2017 – but where’s the fun in that?
How quickly a year has come and gone. I happened to be back in Singapore during the launch of the 2nd edition of the Michelin Guide Singapore and was thankfully able to score an invite to the event as a chef friend’s plus one – yes, this meant I got to hang out backstage pre-event with all the nervous chefs. And for a change, I didn’t have to work this year! Here are my thoughts on this year’s Michelin Guide […]
Eating sushi from the hands of Jiro Ono, taking Raymond Blanc on a fish farm tour, slurping down my first Filipino balut – because I tend to eat faster than my memory can register these days, here’s a recap of some of my top food-related experiences in 2016 that are worthy of stories for the grandchildren.
What a year, what a year! 2015 was probably my most tumultuous year in history, so 2016 came as much welcome relief.