Sunday Hands-on Lunch

It’s going to be light.


  • Yuzukoshō Cauliflower Popcorn
  • Eggplant Pate
  • Roasted Garlic & Anchovy Pate
  • Hummus bi Tahini
  • Mentaiko Aburi
  • Grilled Pork Collar
  • Iberico Jamon
  • Pickled Grapes

All served with simple grilled bread.

Posted on 29th Jan 2013 in Food and Drink, Japanese, Lunch Bunch, Middle Eastern, Modern European, Spanish  |  Comments off

Boxing Day Dinner 2005 at Azhang’s

Boxing Day occurs on the 26th of December, a day after Christmas. According to hearsay, it was started by Queen Victoria to box up all the Christmas presents.

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For us, it’s just another excuse to have a great meal with friends at Azhang’s. For those who do not know Azhang’s, it’s a cozy place on Joo Chiat that features Middle Eastern-ish food in a warm and friendly environment.

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Posted on 26th Dec 2005 in Asian, Food and Drink, Middle Eastern  |  Comments off

Ramadan feast at Straits Kitchen

2 months ago I posted a review of the Straits Kitchen at the Grand Hyatt, Singapore. Well, I was back again for its Ramadan breakfast feast.

The menu, for the Ramadan month only, now includes quite a few Eygptian fare because of a guest Eygptian chef. I really enjoyed myself this time.

It had, what I consider to be an important part of Middle Eastern cuisine, a lamb on a spit. Crisp on the outside, tender on the inside, not dry at all, even for slices without the fat. With a selection of mint and yoghurt sauce or just plain yoghurt. Very very good!

A must-try is the Faroug; roast chicken stuffed with rice and pine nuts. Fragrant, meaty and juicy.

The dessert was good. Lots of dates to keep your energy up. And a strange bread pudding made with yoghurt, dates and nuts. A little too sweet for me as it spoiled the taste of the delicately flavoured yoghurt cakes for me.

Another must-try is their teh tarik. This is thick (I counted 4 spoonfuls of tea dust) and rich tea that left a dry tingling feeling in the mouth. I had two. Very soothing way to end the meal.

Posted on 10th Oct 2005 in Asian, Middle Eastern  |  Comments off


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