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bachelor days

Sandy and Olive have been up in KL for ten days now and I can’t wait to see them tomorrow. Olive is sleeping 12 or 13 hours a night, which is amazing at only 3 1/2 months, and Sandy says Olive rolled over for the first time yesterday! It’s been lonely without them – I [...]

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green beer

John and Annie and kids Naomi and Alex are back in Singapore for a short holiday from Shenzen, China, so we met them for dinner with Andy and Claudia at Red Dot Brewhouse in Dempsey Village. Housed in a converted army quarters, this microbrewery offers half a dozen or so home-brews, from Pilsner to a [...]

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do me a favour

Do check out this wonderful new site, Do Me A Favour, offering beautiful customised foodie gifts for weddings, births, birthdays, anniversaries, corporate events, etc. The company was established by a former Wine & Dine colleague of mine and I can’t wait for the next big event to give these as gifts. So, you all know [...]

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Singapore foodfest

Since Sandy and I can’t make it to any of the official Singapore Foodfest events, we decided to hold our very own foodfest this weekend. On Saturday morning, Olive and I sneaked out early to the local hawker centre while Sandy caught up on some much needed sleep. We bought roti prata with fish curry, [...]

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restaurant review: Graze

The Good Beautiful setting, fantastic food and its just down the road from our house! The Bad No cheap wine options. The service could be better. Unoriginal muzak. Full Review Mum and Holly very kindly offered to look after Olive one evening so Sandy and I could go out for dinner. We didn’t fancy travelling [...]

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restaurant review: Halia

The Good The ambience and the ginger-infused dishes! The restaurant is located next to the Ginger Garden in Singapore’s Botanic Gardens. The Bad Some of the dishes could have been better executed. Tasty but not exceptional. Full Review As Mum arrived from the UK in summer gardening mode, we choose to celebrate her birthday at [...]

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happy birthday mum

Mum celebrated her birthday here in Singapore. Sandy, Olive, Mum and I had a great dinner at Halia restaurant in the Botanic Gardens. Olive was a star, she was well behaved the whole evening. Seared blue fin tuna for Sandy … Javanese spice-encrusted rack of lamb for Phil … Lait frais de la bossom for [...]

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Singapore pitstop

Beryl and Terry stopped by in Singapore on their way to Sabah recently. Old Asia hands, they seem to spend as much time here in Southeast Asia as they do in Willoughby on the Wolds. Not that Willoughby isn’t exotic itself, if course. We went for chilli crab in the East Coast; a great restaurant [...]

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lobster blood

P: Blogging from Thailand, where I’m attending the Bangkok International Book Fair by day and drinking lobster blood by night. Last night I was invited to eat at Somboon Seafood restaurant in Bangkok’s Chinatown by the Publishers and Booksellers Association of Thailand. The restaurant is apparently a favourite of former Japanese PM Koizumi, when he’s [...]

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pregnancy cravings

P: This morning I had pregnancy cravings for roti prata, chicken curry and ice cream! We ate at Mr Prata on Evans/Cluny Road then walked over to Island Creamery at Cluny Court for freshly made ice cream. Cluny Court is looking really good these days. Downstairs is Da Paolo’s Gastronamia, selling excellent Italian ingredients and [...]

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chinese new year

lo hei! lo hei!     don’t pick the orchids – fine $500    roast chicken, roast belly pork, roast potatoes and French beans    Singapore’s botanic gardens    the Cheah family    hueh hueh and mother   

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hot cross buns

P: My dear wife baked hot cross buns for Easter!  No sign of any Easter eggs though. It’s been a fun long weekend. Andrew Steel was in Singapore for a week so Sandy and I took him to Lau Pa Sat for satay, pepper crab, sambal squid, fried noodles, stirfried kangkong, naan and chicken tikka [...]

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