Tag Archives: Daniel’s Food Diary

Gordon Grill Goodwood Park – Charming Continental Restaurant Turns 50!

Can’t believe that I had never dined at Gordon Grill, which has been established since 1963. That makes the restaurant half a century old! Located at the Goodwood Park Hotel, Gordon Grill is unexpectedly under the radar, at least for the younger generation, when it is so full of timeless charm and quality European style […]

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“I WAS THERE” with Samsung GALAXY Camera – An Italian Food Journey at Da Paolo BistroBar

Photographs create moments, and a good camera will help to build good memories. Ever been to a magical place, or experienced something so wonderful, but yet regretting not bringing a handy camera along to capture those moments? We have all been THERE before. So I thought that the I WAS THERE initiative by Samsung, which […]

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Daniel’s Food Diary Favourite Blog Entries of 2012

2012 is really a year of ups and lows, really dramatic at parts. On a personal level, it is the year I finally graded with a Masters (with Higher Distinction, yeah!) after years of juggling work, studies and blogging; and also one which I found a new job lecturing. Oh, and I led Prime Minister […]

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5 Most Searched Food Posts 2012

According to Google’s annual Zeitgeist, Singapore’s most searched “Food and Drinks” keywords are: 1 Rainbow Cake, 2 Chilled Beancurd (Tau Hway), 3 Cupcakes, 4 Chocolate Cake, 5 Sushi. 6 Korean Bbq, 7 Pizza, 8 Fried Chicken, 9 Xiao Long Bao, 10 Fish And Chips I would think I have contributed to a few words up […]

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Judging The Bosch Dream Kitchen Cookoff

The Bosch Dream Kitchen Cookoff must be Singapore’s answer to MasterChef, and I am honoured to be invited to judge one of the episodes. WooHoo! The competition is a five-episode web-based reality show that follows the gastronomic journey of four teams who will pit their culinary skills for the Bosch kitchen of their dreams worth […]

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Crystal Jade Jiang Nan – Serving Multi-Coloured Xiao Long Bao & ‘Not A Fried Rice’

Crystal Jade has ventured into Jiangnan cuisine, again. While most may think that this concept at Vivocity is new, Crystal Jade once had Hui Cui which serves Shanghainese food, and Jiang Nan Cuisine at Ngee Ann City – with some of the popular menu dishes still remaining. Jiangnan food? How many of you can name […]

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Lee Kum Kee – Keeping it Fast, Fresh & Simple

Lee Kum Kee’s founder Mr Lee Kum Sheung has been known to be the inventor of oyster sauce, and I know many are fans of its dipping sauces. My dad particularly liked the spicy-sweet Hoisin sauce which he used to marinade pork before he roasted or grilled the meat, and the premium XO sauce which […]

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Time To Have A Top 100 Restaurants List For Singapore

Two of Singapore’s renowned restaurants Iggy’s and Waku Ghin have made it to the the “World’s 50 Best Restaurants” list. While we can be proud to say that Singapore has a place in the culinary map, it is about time that we should develop our own list of Singapore’s top 100 restaurants. (Read about: Waku […]

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Big Mama Korean Restaurant – Not ‘Gangnam Style’, but Home Style Cooking

It is very seldom that a woman in apron would come to your table to teach you how you should eat your food. Well, maybe at home, but we are talking about a Korean restaurant here. Big Mama Korean Restaurant is not exactly ‘Gangnam Style’ (I know the song is hot, and it is Korean […]

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Lessons Learnt from Diner En Blanc – Food is Meant to Unite, Not Divide

Dear friends, As the blogger directly involved in the Diner En Blanc incident, I am thankful of the many people who came up to support our local delicacies that we are so proud of, and the blogging community. The encouragement demonstrated by everyone makes me feel both proud to be a Singaporean and a blogger. […]

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