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7-time Roasted Garlic Tonkotsu Ramen

28 Nov

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Had the opportunity to have a lunch date with R one day and knowing my *obsession* with Ramen he brought me to Nantsuttei at Parco (Millenia Walk). Continue reading

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Tsukimi Soba 月見蕎麦

24 Dec

Oh how life has changed with D, the little (chubby) bundle of joy, now in our lives! It has been a very long while since I last cooked and of course that causes the posts to lag behind! I’m terribly sorry my dear friends! Nonetheless I did manage to whip up a quick lunch for myself while home with the bub one afternoon and it was a rather ‘spur of the moment’ lunch – just putting together whatever I had available in the kitchen and lo and behold I had myself a bowl of Japanese noodles. I love how sometimes you don’t start out wanting to achieve something but end up pleasantly surprising yourself. Continue reading

Akashi

12 Apr

One of my favourite Japanese restaurants in Singapore, it’s been around for many years and still stands the test of time and the introduction of Japanese conveyor belt sushi chains in the 90s  (this I feel really brought Japanese dining to the masses).

The pictures below are from a recent staycation R and I had in February.

Akashi Japanese Restaurant

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Ramen and Praying for Japan

10 Mar

— In light of the devastating situation in Japan, this seems rather frivolous, talking about indulging in food, when many in Japan have none. But this post is a tribute to the people of Japan and a testament to their resilience and dedication to everything that they do including their food. Links on where and how to help are at the end of the post. —

I’ve had a love affair with Ramen when I first heard about it and subsequently tasted my first bowl in Nan-Ten (a Japanese restaurant tucked in the basement of a building in the heart of our Central Business District), which might have been back in 2007. I once thought of doing a ‘Best of the Best’ Tonkotsu Ramen 豚骨ラーメンHaunts in Singapore, and after visiting 11 authentic Ramen places in Singapore  and 2 chains. I definitely have my favourites!

I’m sure everyone has different criteria to what makes the best ramen, it could be the creaminess/ tastiness/ richness of the soup, the springiness or thickness of the noodles, the gelatinous-ness of the egg, the tenderness of the char shu, the variety of condiments or the no. of Japanese patrons in the restaurant. I’m 100% a soup(er) girl, 80% noodles and about 70% egg (it kinda gets me down when I see a FULLY cooked egg in my bowl of ramen).

So let’s see where  Charlotte’s Best Ramen Haunt Hunt has ventured? (listed below in no order of merit) Continue reading

A Breezy “Easy Peasy Simply Japanese-y” Cookyn Party

19 Jan

A great big ARIGATOU ありがとう to all who came for the Easy Peasy Simply Japanese-y Cookyn Party! And thanks to the Cookyn with Mervyn team for letting us mess up their kitchen! 🙂

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Hachi, Singapore

3 Jan

It was a wonderful way to ring in my birthday with Mom and R at Hachi. Helmed by Chef Kishio Watanabe – a Kyushu native, Hachi has been around since 1999 when it first introduced Omakase お任せDining to Singapore. Omakase お任せ literally means “It’s up to you”, and in participating in this form of dining, you the diner are entrusting the chef with your meal and you never know what each dish is going to be.

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Easy Peasy Simply Japanese-Y Cookyn Party

28 Dec

Hear Ye Hear Ye! I’m really thrilled! Cos I’m going to be having my very first cooking class (since relief teaching Home Econs Classes!) at Cookyn with Mervyn’s Studio (it’ll be Cookyn with Charlotte for one January morning hee!)! *excite*

Easy Peasy Simply Japanese-Y Cookyn Party
15 Jan (Saturday) 10.30am at Cookyn with Mervyn
273 Thomson Road #04-01 (Lift Lobby B)

$95/pax

It’ll be a good time of fun and drinks (wine provided), and in the meantime, you’ll learn how to cook and eat along the way!

Watch and get hands-on action on some recipes that I’ve shared on my blog and learn the basics of classic and modern Japanese home-style dishes that are quick and simple to whip up. It’d be a great alternative menu for CNY Reunion Dinner too!

On the Menu
1. Chawanmushi 茶碗蒸し
2. Mentaiko 明太子 Spaghettini (Spicy Cod Roe Spaghettini)
3. Koro Koro Beef Steak with Vegetables and Ponzu ポン酢 Sauce
4. Matcha 抹茶 (Green Tea) Ice Cream in a Jiffy!

Highlights:

– Tips on how to make the perfect chawanmushi – as smooth as Tao Huey 豆花!
– DIY Ice Cream in a Jiffy – no Ice Cream Maker needed!
– Mentaiko Spaghettini ready in just 5 steps – including the trip to the supermarket!

How do I Join?

It’s really easy joining a Cookyn Party – simply click here to BOOK yourself at slot at Cookyn with Mervyn’s website. And here’s  a map to help you find your way!

See you there!

PS: this is my first post with no photos – cos you’ll be sharing yours with me after the class! yippee!!!

Shimeji Pasta シメジパスタ

4 Oct


I had a sudden craving for my favourite Shimeiji Pasta from my japanese cousin M this past weekend and finally got my hands on the recipe! (Thank you, M chan! ♥♥♥) M is a fantasticschmantastic cook with influences from both her Japanese and Singaporean heritage – whipping up recipes with ingredients that are in season. Continue reading

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