Food

The Man From Silat Road/Tiong Bahru Mouth (1/4)

The following is a meditation about Ronnie and the Burns, the first rock band in Singapore. This will be rewritten a bit and appear in the updated version of i ate tiong bahru. Tiong Bahru Mouth is the title to the sequel to iatb. SINGAPORE, 1943 : SEE HENG CHWEE See Heng Chwee had a …

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Tenten Carrot Cake Special

Yes quarantine has produced an outpouring of little, home movie-meets-hi-tech video sketches. This one is about carrot cake, one of my mom’s specialties. Photos of the world’s best piece of carrot cake are here. My mom’s recipe began with a prizewinning recipe she saw in the newspaper “a few years ago”. Since then she has …

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i ate tiong bahru/Gallicier/gula malaka/tenten

Hi. Check the links and videos below if you want to know more about palm sugar, a fantastic natural sugar loaded with vitamins and nutrients. This video is so so. That is me, reading from my book called ‘i ate tiong bahru’. The audio book, voiced by Mirai Booth-Ong is brilliant! Mirai is a Los-Angeles-based …

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Espresso, Dub and the Slayer 1.0

This is a collection of notes and technical information about a master coffee maker gaining experience with the Slayer EP Steam, one of the world’s finest espresso machines. This is part documentation of Dub Rogers, part research paper on how to make outstanding espresso. I am not a coffee expert, though I do enjoy researching …

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The educational side of Bubiko Foodtour

From the start, Bubiko Foodtour was meant to be a cross between Hello Kitty and Anthony Bourdain, with a dash of Charlie Chaplin. Bubiko is a little chef from northeastern Thailand, just outside of Udon Thani. There, growing up, she learned how to make Issan-style food. However, she is also familiar with Lanna cuisine and …

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