The NEEDNT List (or Useless Diet Foods Identified)


The first thing that came to my mind when I saw the list was, “how can I get on the diet that includes Alcoholic drinks”? Then I realized, fool that I was, that “diet” simply means that the foods that you usually eat and not some restrictive regimen of bowel-scouring chips. Yes, Muesli bars has suddenly been identified as the Trans-fat of the month. Time to sell your grain commodities…

Continue Reading…

Posted on 27th Feb 2012 in Musings  |  1 comment

Dietary Choices or Carry On Regardless


Basically it started, as I understand it with my limited male-gendered brain, when lady, who is a noted (famed for it really) foodie with special dietary preferences, was displeased when her suitor was unable to suggest a suitably epicurean venue for leisurely discourse, which may hopefully (for said suitor, probably) advance towards intercourse. Or at least some hanky sprinkled with panky.

It further transpired that said suitor had cooked a steak lunch for his family and in the process stuffed himself; thus rendering him impotent to think about food and dinner and thereby earning him his lady love’s displeasure.

Finally, the flaccid evening ended prematurely. Presumably both in their own homes.

So what does this have to do with me? Well, this blog was asked what I thought about the above story, how I would deal with a relationship that included dietary preferences and if there are certain advantages to being a foodie in the pursuit of lady love.

Continue Reading…

Posted on 6th Nov 2011 in Food and Drink, Musings, Singapore  |  4 comments



“Properly made marmalade has no peer as the crowning glory on a piece of hot, buttered toast. On a morning dark and drear, it is superbly restorative, a welcome lift as the new day begins, sweet but not cloying, a ray of sunshine spooned from a jar”
– R. W. Apple Jr.

Posted on 1st Sep 2011 in Baked Goods, English, Food and Drink, Musings  |  2 comments

40 Hands at Tiong Bahru


Previously, without Facebook or Twitter, you would have to send several postcards a day to friends and other people about obligatory observations of your morning meal, daily commute, whinges and, naturally, updates on bowel movement.

People receiving your postcards everyday would likely think that you are an idiot with an issue of narcissism. However, with Facebook and Twitter today, you are someone who is engaging in “Social Networking”.

Continue Reading…

Posted on 3rd Aug 2011 in Baked Goods, Drink, Food and Drink, Musings  |  16 comments

Whisky Live Singapore 2011 – Spiritual learning from the Devil’s Snare of the Soul


“Strong licker is a mocker of Man” as the saying goes, but I’ve always liked attending Whisky tasting events and this time an imp came by and dropped off tickets. Very much like Cinderella, but sans finicky made-to-measure footwear and ugly stepsisters.

And since it was the day before Vesak, Buddha’s Birthday; the path in my spiritual learning was clear.

Continue Reading…

Posted on 24th May 2011 in Drink, Food and Drink, Musings, Singapore  |  4 comments

« Previous PageNext Page »


Recent Comments ?hhis is vital a? you would certainl? nnot want a pet dog entrance do?r to open...

Rexic: Would have agreed with you but then I saw Pontian wanton mee with nacho cheese...

ivan: Thanks! I just think it’s a tired argument that doesn’t make sense.

Bugger: Btw, kacang puul looks amazing!

Bugger: Hear! Hear! So called “authenticity” is a great hurdle to emergence of new...

MervC: I like they way they bring out the massive chunk of tuna, and the great knife skills,...

ivan: Yes you are. 🙂

MervC: Look like Hashida Sushi. Am i right?




Cha Xiu Bao

Chubby Hubby

Makansutra Forum

My Inner Fatty

Nibble & Scribble

NYT Diner’s Journal

Only Slightly Pretentious Food

Serious Eats

Tamarind and Thyme

The Girl Who Ate Everything

The Wong List


View Stats