Foodie Friday: What The Stars Ate This Week (Nov 26-Dec 3)
All the photos that made us hungry this week.
This week, Pierre Png indulged on all things bak kwa, Qi Yuwu got started on festive feasting, and Chen Xiuhuan surprised Felicia Chin with some yummy treats. Read on for deets.
What he ate: Dishes inspired by bak kwa
Yummy factor: For someone who loves bak kwa to bits, Bee Cheng Hiang Grillery’s menu must have been a dream come true for Pierre. Fusion menu items from the bistro include the chashu collagen fettuccine tossed in pork collagen broth, chicken roulade stuffed with gourmet fusion bak kwa mousseline and even an ice cream inspired by the sweet jerky treat.
What she ate: Prawn noodles
Yummy factor: Ever the fitness junkie, Jade started her morning right by riding her bicycle all the way to Boon Lay Place Food Village for a shiok bowl of hae mee. She got the dry version — with lots of chilli powder and fried lard of course.
What she ate: Vietnamese cuisine
Yummy factor: Ah Jie looks really pleased with her hearty bowl of rice vermicelli and grilled spring chicken. Paper Rice Vietnamese Kitchen is known for their grilled meat and we hear this hand-pulled chicken, which comes with fresh vegetables, rice paper sheets and a spicy herb salt for you to make your own spring rolls, is smoky and succulent — perfect with a glass of Viet-style iced coffee.
What he ate: Hotel brekkie
Yummy factor: The best part about staycations is arguably the lavish breakfast spread. And Desmond sure didn't hold back, indulging in pancakes, perfectly-done eggs, grilled sausages, fresh bakes, curry, and more. Brekkie was probably more enjoyable with his fur kids in tow. Hello Hoshi and Udon!
What he ate: Taiwanese nosh
Yummy factor: When Terence isn’t busy working on his F&B venture Sibay Shiok, he heads out with fellow team mates Dawn Yeoh and Xavier Ong for more delish nosh. This time, it was Taiwanese street food at 8 Degrees where they enjoyer slurp-worthy oyster mee sua, cold noodles, egg rolls, mixed ball soup, and more.
What she ate: Old-school brekkie
Yummy factor: Forget fancy cafe brunches. Heap Seng Leong Coffeeshop is what comes to mind when Ya Hui is in need of a good breakfast. There’s just something about the potent combination of kopi gu you, thick slices of charcoal-grilled kaya toast and soft-boiled eggs that makes it so satisfying.
What he ate: Christmas feast
Yummy factor: Well, it sure looks like the Qi family has started on the festive feasting already. Plus, Yuwu’s birthday (Nov 28) is the perfect reason to indulge — think Christmas specials by Peach Garden like baked turkey with lemon and butter, pineapple rice with melted cheese, sausages, ham and more.
What he ate: Hearty lunch
Yummy factor: Never mind it was only Tuesday, Thomas headed to Saturday House for a hearty meal, ordering at least three dishes for himself — oven-baked nachos cheese, collagen-braised seafood bee hoon and the teriyaki chicken lunch set. We’re not judging — a man’s gotta eat, right?
What he ate: Dim sum
Yummy factor: Shaun's date out with wife Celine Chin saw them indulging in fancy dim sum at the Cantonese restaurant at Xin Cuisine — think delectable bites, braised lobster with ee-fu noodles, poached sea peach with rice wine, and roast duck with tea leaves. No wonder they were all smiles.
What she ate: Homemade canelés
Yummy factor: Good friend Phyllis Quek remembered how much Xiuhuan enjoyed her freshly-made canelés last Christmas, and decided to bake her a batch as a treat. Safe to say, they were so delish that they didn’t last a day — Xiuhuan devoured them all as soon as she got them.
What she ate: Taiwanese favourites
Yummy factor: Although You Yi is not be able to travel to Taiwan for now, she certainly got her craving for Taiwanese must-haves — from lu rou fan to beef noodles, crispy chicken cutlet and more — satisfied locally at Isshin Machi.
What she ate: Hairy crabs
Yummy factor: Dinner for Lingling was a sumptuous pair of hairy crabs steamed to perfection and enjoyed with a side of vinegar at home. Fun fact: Despite being a fan of steamed hairy crabs, it was Lingling’s first time preparing the dish on her own — a successful attempt to say the least.
What she ate: Ramen
Yummy factor: It looks like hawker stall Ramen King has found itself a fan in Michelle. She had their gyozas and kurobuta tonkotsu ramen, and loved how tender the pork slices were. She recommends getting the spicy version for an extra kick.
What she ate: Italian favourites
Yummy factor: Evelyn was transported to Italy for an afternoon at Arteastiq Depatio, where she sipped on lychee and oolong tea whilst sampling dishes like Tuscan Butter Salmon, Pancetta Roast Pork Belly and Paccheri Beer Butter (her fave). We must say that the Champagne Vanilla Gelato looked delectable too.
What she ate: Comfort food
Yummy factor: As tempting as the food at Black Tap looked — think crispy brussels sprouts, wings and buttermilk fried chicken tenders — Tasha’s strawberry shake with pink and blue cotton candy and matching pearl chocolate stole the show with its decadence.
What she ate: Festive creations
Yummy factor: Constance got over the mid-week hump by indulging in Italian resto The Cliff’s festive day season of menu — think a most colourful endive and persimmon salad, tender braised beef cheek, and ginger-cinnamon ice cream with cherry compote and yoghurt meringue. Yum.
What she ate: Peking duck
Yummy factor: A trip to Imperial Treasure Super Peking Duck saw Jaime spending precious time with both her mum and daughter, Renee — all whilst enjoying fried bait fish for starters, as well as the restaurant’s signature Peking duck dish. Must’ve been a treat.
What he ate: Too much dessert
Yummy factor: When you can’t decide between ice-cream flavours and really want to sink your teeth into some crisp Belgium waffles, make it two and have all four ice-cream scoops to go with them like Siming did.