Foodie Friday: What The Stars Ate This Week (Nov 19-26)
All the photos that made us hungry this week.
It’s that time of the week where we round up all the goodies celebs have been having. Irene Ang shared her go-to stall for a mean plate of chai tow kway, Thomas Ong couldn’t resist indulging in some shiok Thai food (even though he wasn't hungry), and Joanne Peh, Qi Yuwu, and Ivy Lee enjoyed local favourites in style. Read on to find out more.
What they ate: Local favourites
Yummy factor: Both Joanne and Yuwu enjoyed local favourites in style at Marina Bay Sands' all-day restaurant RISE. Aside from dishes like the resto’s iconic laksa with Boston lobster (her Instagram followers actually voted that it looked better than her date, Yuwu), the fruit-laden rojak was particularly enjoyable for Joanne.
What she ate: Soft shell crab laksa
Yummy factor: Also enjoying some atas laksa was Ivy who tucked into Ipoh-style laksa with crispy soft shell crab, yellow egg noodles and rice vermicelli at Malaysian restaurant Laksamania in London. The spicy kick from the laksa probably kept her comfortably warm in the sweater weather.
What he ate: Meat-free supper
Yummy factor: As the newly-minted ambassador of plant-based brand Meat Zero, Desmond was all too happy to receive their guilt-free snacks like nuggets and Bologna ham sandwiches on the last day of his shoot for upcoming drama series Home Again. There was even enough to feed the rest of the cast and crew on set.
What they ate: Teatime snacks
Yummy factor: It sure looks like Zoe and Zhaorong had a great time catching up over hot drinks and snacks like flaky curry puffs, soup and more. Perfect for a hearty midday refuel.
What she ate: Hawker fare at 332 Coffee House
Yummy factor: A foodie trip to the coffee shop saw Xiuhuan slurping up delish Ipoh curry noodles — it’s full of ingredients like tau pok and sio bak. The fried carrot cake she had — in both black and white — looked just as yummy. And if she had to choose, the black version with deliciously charred bits was her fave.
What she ate: Homemade bakes
Yummy factor: If you’ve been wondering why Yvonne has been a little quiet on social media the past week, it’s because she’s been indulging in some baking therapy. Yes, the busy mama has been whipping up shokupan buns, cornflake cookies, castella cake, savoury scones, and even a lemon yoghurt blueberry cake. Her home must smell heavenly.
What he ate: Thai eats
Yummy factor: Despite his heavy meal earlier in the day, Thomas couldn’t resist ordering the full works from hawker stall Kin Hoi — think melt-in-your-mouth beef cubes, fluffy Thai omelette with sweet chunks of crab meat, and fried tang hoon with a tad too much lard. Well, Thomas blames his ravenous appetite on his booster shot.
What she ate: Okinawan cuisine
Yummy factor: Cynthia ate plenty at Okinawan Diner Nirai-Kanai — think grilled steak cubes, eggplant and beancurd simmered in miso gravy, and brown sugar pancake And there was the chilled Okinawan beancurd topped with salted fish and bonito maw. Judging by Cynthia’s expression, it probably has an acquired taste.
What she ate: Fried carrot cake
Yummy factor: Irene loves the chai tow kway from Heng Carrot Cake (also a fave of Cynthia Koh) at Newton Food Centre so much, she had to have it in the car before driving off. There’s just something about its softness and eggy crisp edges that she can’t resist. Oh, and she also packed three extra portions — that’s lunch settled for the next few days.
What he ate: Prata
Yummy factor: Never mind that his personal trainer may question his food choices, if Fauzie wants to indulge in crisp prata with a side of curry, he’s going to have it. He can always burn the calories away during his next workout, right?
What they ate: Fresh oysters
Yummy factor: Dressed in comfortable threads, the Live Your Dreams co-stars had a chill girls’ night in, where they sipped on wine and enjoyed trays of juicy shucked oysters with a squeeze of lemon. What a treat.
What she ate: Omakase
Yummy factor: You Yi thoroughly enjoyed her epicurean adventure at Japanese restaurant Maetomo. She loved learning about each bespoke dish (we spy lots of fresh sashimi, buttery sea urchin and sushi) and the drinks that would pair well with them. Safe to say, we think she’ll be back for more.
What they ate: Lok lok
Yummy factor: Since Kunhua and Hazelle haven’t had lok lok in ages (remember the days we could all simply drive to JB for a quick fix?), dinner from takeaway kiosk Lok Lok Loh made for a shiok experience. Plus, it’s hard to resist having fried goodies with torched mentaiko sauce and fiery homemade chilli sauce.
What she ate: Souffle pancakes at Typhoon Cafe
Yummy factor: Well, it seems that Jernelle’s all smiles thanks to the decadent stack of fluffy pancakes in front of her. It’s hard not to when they’re served fresh off the griddles and with custard, fruits, cookie crumble and honeycomb ice cream.
What she ate: Omakase bento
Yummy factor: Can’t decide on what to eat? The 10-course omakase bentos Vivian tried at Sens Dining may just be the answer with its assortment of hot and chilled dishes. On a side note, the fresh oysters topped with ikura and served on a bed of ice will surely whet your appetite.
What she ate: Spanish nosh
Yummy factor: Rozz is back travelling the world again. The former DJ, who is now in Spain, satisfied her craving for paella and hot soup at Restaurant Cap de Creus (check out that view!). Not only was the fish soup bursting with intense flavour, the prawn and cuttlefish paella was just as excellent, and the sides of buttery olives and grilled sardines made the meal complete.
What he ate: Birthday cake
Yummy factor: For a Manchester United fan like Chew Chor Meng, getting a birthday cake shaped in a beer mug and emblazoned with the football club’s logo was probably a dream come true — an apt surprise from Little Joy Cakes for his 53rd birthday.
What she ate: Shrimp cocktail
Yummy factor: A cocktail has probably never looked more tempting for the alcohol-intolerant Jaime, especially when it comes in the form of a jumbo prawn cocktail, made perfect with house-made sauce and lemon from DB Bistro & Oyster Bar. Yum.