Superb Salted Egg Yolk Calamari

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When our new Makan Kaki Audrey Lee and her partner were launching their own food menu at Little House of Dreams, she wanted to include Salted Egg Yolk Calamari all because of her amazing experience at this particular Woodlands stall.

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Nyonya Rarity: Otak Jantan & More…

Greetings, Makan Kakis! Please meet our new Foodie Friend, Audrey Lee, one of the co-owners of Little House of Dreams, a charming bakery & bistro located on Dempsey Hill that specialises in bespoke cakes and dessert tables. But not many know that they also serve yummy savouries in the bistro and all this month of August, they’re serving up a special Peranakan menu.

Listen/ Download podcast to our interview and find out more about the Peranakan menu HERE (PART 1) & HERE (PART 2).

These Modern Peranakan Classics were created in collaboration with The Modern Bibik and what you get are hearty, delicious dishes inspired by Nyonya cooking and given a little twist, so that young and old can enjoy them. In fact, most of the dishes are suitable for children and those who can’t tolerate spiciness.

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Patriotic Peranakan!

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Happy National Day, Makan Kakis! In celebration of Singapore’s 53rd birthday, our foodie friend Chef, Author and Entrepreneur Shermay Lee is back with a tempting collaboration with the Conrad Singapore, featuring three of her specially created Peranakan dishes for their Buffet spread at Oscar’s. She is already well-known for her classic Peranakan cooking, based on her Grandmother’s hand-written heirloom recipes, but this time she has teamed up with Chef Alex Siah of Conrad Singapore to update and innovate their families’ culinary heritage. The result is Muar-style Otak-Otak (enriched with a passion fruit mayo and black tobiko) inspired by Chef Alex Siah’s Grandmother’s recipe and these three signature Peranakan dishes by Chef Shermay, prepared ala minute at Oscar’s live cooking stations to ensure freshness and quality:
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Kway Chap So Good, You’ll Want Seconds

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Hey there Makan Kakis! We’re back from a month-long break and we’re HUNGRY! This week, we follow foodie friend Chef Jeremmy Chiam on the search for soupy, saucy, piggy delights in a bowl. If you’re a lover of Kway Chap, he recommends this stall in Bishan, where he grew up and where his parents still live, that he’s been patronising for the last 32 years of his life. Setting aside childhood nostalgia and convenience, this stall still delivers on food quality, judging from the long lines and how quickly they sell out. Customers actually start queuing an hour before it opens!

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Brilliant Brunch & Bakes, New York Style!

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The weekend is almost here and if you’re looking for a relaxed, family-friendly place for a leisurely breakfast or brunch, you can count on our Makan Kaki, Jeremmy Chiam, Chef-Owner of Le Binchotan for a good recommendation. One of his favourites is a place that has been on the scene for three years now, consistently serving up their famous brunch signatures like chicken and waffles, as well as blueberry pancakes. But when Chef Jeremmy heads over (and he does this very often) to Clinton Street Baking Company & Restaurant, he always orders something a little special to remind him of the days when he traveled often as cabin crew for an airline company. Clinton Street takes him back to his times spent blissfully alone in LA & New York, where he loved going for brunch and taking his own sweet time over his all-American meal. Indeed, the restaurant here on Purvis Street is a branch of the acclaimed original New York brunch eatery, located on the Lower East Side.

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KUEH JONG KONG!

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Kueh Jong Kong looks like a little square purse before unwrapping

This week, join our Makan Kaki, Chef-Owner of Summerhill, Anthony Yeoh for a trip down memory lane for an old forgotten favourite called Kueh Jong Kong. Never heard of it? Don’t worry, neither had Chef Tony or Denise, till now. In fact, it was Chef Tony’s grandmother who recently introduced him to this rare delicacy. It’s quite hard to find it now in Singapore, but we do know of at least one place that sells it – oldie but goodie, Glory Catering along East Coast Road. This Eastside stalwart sells all manner of snacks and kueh-kueh for takeaway, but did you know they also have a Halal dining room in the back?

Their restaurant serves up potent Nasi Padang with all the favourites like sambal udang, sayur lodeh, sambal goreng, beef rendang, chicken curry and more, but before you leave, be absolutely sure to grab some Kueh Jong Kong (their stocks go really fast, so if you see it, order it immdiately)!

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Nourish Yourself with Crossroads Cuisine

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This week, we welcome Chef Jason Jones of the Loco Group back to take us on another culinary adventure and he delivers with celebrated Restaurant Nouri. This is a wonderful place for bang-on-value executive lunches and mind-blowingly creative, delicious degustation dinners & cocktails. Helmed by Chef-Owner Ivan Brehm (he’s worked at famed restaurants Per Se in New York, Heston Blumenthal’s The Fat Duck in England & led The Kitchen at Bacchanalia in Singapore to its first ever Michelin Star in 2016), Nouri serves up dishes with a global flair,  highlighting the similarities and connections we all share across food cultures. Little surprise, since Chef Brehm himself is a bit of a global citizen with his mixed heritage of Italian, German, Russian, Spanish, Lebanese, Syrian and Brazilian – he calls his cooking style Crossroads Cuisine.

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Heart Attack Fried Rice

Greetings Greedies! Please meet our new Makan Kaki, Jeremmy Chiam! He’s the Chef-Owner of Le Binchotan at Amoy Street, a unique restaurant that combines classical French techniques with fresh Japanese produce and the art of Japanese charcoal grilling. This is a place you can go to for excellent lunches or better yet, unwind after work with a cocktail, sake or whiskey and a really delicious dinner in a super-cool space featuring domed ceilings, wood panelling & looks like an underground bunker.

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So where does a chef like Jeremmy go after a long hard week of service at his restaurant? Our new Makan Kaki is all about creature comforts, kicking back at a down-to-earth, fuss-free eating place with his family. That’s why on Sundays, he heads to New Ubin Seafood for Cze Char – it’s casual and has a varied menu with something for everyone from his parents to his son.

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