Archive for the ‘Food’ Category

Calling all you foodies – ChefDB

Friday, November 20th, 2009

The film industry has IMDB. Now the food industry has ChefDB. What a brilliant idea. It’s a database of restaurants, who works in them, where they’ve worked and related links.

Genius.

Now, you can track your favorite chefs. See when ratings started going up or down.. and why. You can see where else these same people have worked in the past, to find other restaurants that you might want to go to as well. Or where they are headed to in the future, so you can bookmark that as a place you want to try out.

Pure Genius.

http://www.chefdb.com/

I *heart* bacon

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

Found this series of pics going through Gizmodo and Geekologie and I had to share.

Bacon Sunrise

Bacon Sunrise

Bacon Road

Bacon Road

How to eat a chicken wing

Monday, November 16th, 2009

I just found this post through Digg. I’ve been eating chicken wings wrong my whole life. I need to rush out TODAY and try this technique out.

http://www.bitrebels.com/geek/how-to-correctly-eat-a-chicken-wing/

Durians + Booze = Fail

Friday, September 18th, 2009

I can’t believe this is true. I’ve heard this myth a ton of times and always thought it to be a old wive’s tale. Who knew.

NewScientist

Fancy Fast Food

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

This guy is a genius. He takes fast food, breaks it down to it’s bare elements and then reconstructs it. Seems like a ton of fun! I’m not sure how the results would taste, but it sure looks fun.

The Feedbag makes Chicken McConfit with FancyFastFood.com from The Feedbag on Vimeo.

The most incredible grapes

Sunday, July 26th, 2009

These are the both the most expensive and the best grapes I’ve ever had.

Kyoho grapes.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyoho_grape

They are best known in Japan. But Taiwan and Korea have them as well. If you look at the packaging in the picture below, the price is correct. S$85 for a small box of them. That’s nearly $60 USD. So about 1-2 dollars A GRAPE!!

The best way to describe them is to describe them in terms of candy they sell in the US. Imagine the flavor of Japanese chewing gum crossed with the texture of gummy bears.

They have a very thick skin and have a seed or two each. But they are worth every dollar. You can pick up some of the cheaper varieties for about 1/4 the price. But, the difference is astounding.

RED MANGO IS HERE!

Friday, June 19th, 2009

My goal of transplanting all the things I miss from the US to Singapore got a step closer today. I was reading around the local food blogs and came across this little jem.

Camemberu

Basically, RED MANGO IS HERE!!! It’s been here the whole time I’ve been in Singapore almost. But its tucked away in a corner of one of the millions of malls in this city. I’m going to have to make a trip there this weekend and see if it’s the same as in the US.

#01-140G, Tasty Treatz
Suntec City Mall
3 Temasek Boulevard
Singapore
Open 10am to 10pm

Egg soup

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

Here’s one of the things I’ve come to love about Singapore. Slow cooked, soft boiled eggs.

Now, everyone has had soft boiled eggs before. Heck, I used to eat them all the time when I was younger. But, not like this. Trust me.

There are two distict differences to how these eggs are prepared and how I used to eat them back home.

1. They are served outside of the shell. You crack the eggs open and pour the contents into a bowl.

2. They are slow cooked. The slower the better. What this does is make the eggs a luxuriously silky texture.

The most important part is the slow cooking. When you put eggs into boiling water, it naturally doesn’t cook evenly. Parts of it are cooked throughly, parts of it are still raw. And because of that, it will still be uneven in temperature as well. It might not be that perceptible. But, once you’ve had them done right, you can’t go back.

All the corner coffee shops or kopitiams as they are called here, serve them. Typically, you have them for breakfast, with a side of kaya toast and a cup of kopi (coffee).

Heaven.

Water please.

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

What’s the deal? I’m outraged at the level that some Singaporean eateries will stoop to. It’s not unheard of for restaurants out here not to serve ice water and only serve bottled water. I realize that they are running a business and that the margins on water are quite generous. But, ITS FREAKIN WATER FOLKS!! Raise prices elsewhere already.

Loopa Bowl – FTW!

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

For those of you with kids like my sister and cousins. This has got to be the coolest invention to come along. It’s a spill proof bowl. It uses gyroscopes to stabilize itself. Check out the video and product page to order it.

Loopa Bowl order page.

via Craziest Gadgets