A date with Penang’s biggest star: Assam Laksa

I’m not one to look sloppy on a date. But given my past experiences with laksa, I know exactly how this afternoon will turn out. Donning an airy...

Stirring Up Memories with Andong Jjimdak

I blame K-dramas. Striding towards the kitchen of Seoul Yummy, I’m half-expecting to meet a grumpy ajumma waving me off with her ladle.

Mastering the art of Crispy Pork Belly

“You’re out of tea,” Chef Chu says in Cantonese as he greets us. “I’ll get you more.”

A Royal Love Affair with Pomelo Salad

Leaning back on the gilded throne, I slide a scoop of Pomelo Salad into my mouth. Instantly, a regal harmony of flavours washes over my palate. I...

The Reason 'Lotus Shoots' and 'Salad' Go Together

Have you ever thought of lotus shoots as an ingredient for a salad? Wait, go back one step – don’t we Singaporeans usually use lotus roots, and...

The Nostalgia of Penang's Lor Bak

“You know, the best ones you can ever find are those sold at getai festivals in Penang,” quips Chef Wong as he lays out the ingredients. The...