Feature – Others


In a nation quite obsessed with grades, where ABCD mean a difference to self-worth and future to stressful students (and even more stressful parents) and whether you get that 1-3 months of PB for working adults. Other than hospital outlets which possibly had a red alert sign now, do the rest really care? The Unconcerned Consumers polled by a certain radio station were not concerned about the hygiene ratings for hawker stalls. A mini-poll among my friends reflected the same. Most said honestly that they did not pay attention to the grade that was displayed. Some hawkers don’t even......

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Looking Back 2008 – What’s Not Hot?

Not x 3 – Taiwanese Fried Chicken The deep fried chicken which hailed from the famous Taiwan Shilin Market, sprinkled with spices, salt (or plum powder), has ceased operations at several places. Prices have went up and the chicken has been drier and smaller. Stop cutting that small piece...

December 19, 2008
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Where's the Best Beef Hor Fun?

Where’s the Best Beef Hor Fun?

Though Beef Hor Fun is never termed as one of the local delights, this popular dish has huge fans throughout. Still, it’s very easy to go wrong on this one. Clumpy Hor Fun (not stir fried well), white in colour (this is not San Lao!), tasteless and thin sauce (not enough...

October 16, 2008
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Can You Name The Pastas?

Can You Name The Pastas?

Ever been to a Pasta place and not sure of the difference between a Fettucine, Linguine or Spaghettini? If you are confused about your pastas, just remember there are a few basic types which are the Spaghetti (noodle-like thin cylinders), Macaroni (hollow cylinders), Fusilli (swirls) and Lasagna (sheets). Though...

October 10, 2008
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More Ulu Food Places

More Ulu Food Places

It’s always fun to try out exciting new places to explore. Here are 5 more places to satisfy the adventurous streak in you. 6. Halia Restaurant at the Singapore Botanical Gardens Cuisine: Fusion set meals, sandwiches and salads Price: $35-40 for a decent meal Very “atas”, lovely greenery. What...

September 12, 2008
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The Ulu Food Places – Where Are They?

Being in Singapore, I always have this question during the weekends – where should I eat? It seems that it is usually formulaic and boring. Let’s see, there’s Orchard area, Raffles City /Marina /Suntec area,  Vivocity or we just stay at home to avoid the crowds. My colleague Vicky has...

September 11, 2008
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Cookhouse Food - Great, Satisfactory, or Lousy?

Cookhouse Food – Great, Satisfactory, or Lousy?

“Wah, cookhouse food not bad siah,” said my reservist buddies. Having just returned from a 3-week long In-Camp-Training, most of the perpetually hungry NSMan were surprised with the improvement of cookhouse food. Rewind the shoddy days as a recruit. Fish balls bounced like ping pongs, meat broke plastic forks, rice looked like rocks, and...

September 09, 2008
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