Foodie Friday: What The Stars Ate This Week (Oct 8-15)
All the photos that made us hungry this week.
This week, Zed could not wait to show off the kueh pie tee he made for mama Fann Wong, auntie Felicia Chin treated her Leave No Soul Behind co-star Zhang Yaodong to dinner, Zoe Tay planned an exquisite birthday dinner for Chen Xiuhuan, and Thomas Ong introduced us to the best tonkatsu he's eaten outside of Japan. Read on for more.
What they ate: Kueh pie tee
Yummy factor: Zed must be a huge fan of kueh pie tee and its crispy shells — just check out his look of concentration while assembling the dish, and how proud and happy he was to share his finished work with mummy Fann. In fact, she loved his exuberant expression so much that she just had to photoshop her Valrhona tart into the photo. Sorry, kueh pie tees!
What he ate: Katsu don
Yummy factor: Thomas has found the best Japanese-style crispy pork cutlet — according to him, it’s crispy, juicy and yummy — outside of Japan at Maruhachi Donburi & Curry, a food stall in Punggol. Enjoyed with a wobbly onsen egg and fluffy pearl rice, that’s one donburi to add to your list of must-try foods.
What they ate: Spicy takeaway dinner
Yummy factor: A most generous Feli treated co-star Yaodong to Sichuan eats on the set of Mediacorp drama Leave No Soul Behind, with everything from mala xiang guo to la zi ji (spicy fried chicken) and stir-fried tu dou si (shredded potatoes). With a spread like that, we hope they didn’t end up with sausage lips and a food coma after.
What they ate: French chicken stew
Yummy factor: Herman is back in the kitchen for #JustSwipeLah and this week, he and Sin Nee attempted Sharon Au’s recipe for hearty chicken stew with lots of carrots and potatoes. While it looks pretty good, it looks nothing like Sharon's creamy stew. Did they miss out on some ingredients like Sharon? Find out on #JustSwipeLah.
What she ate: Ayam masak merah
Yummy factor: We couldn't believe our eyes when we saw this pic of Sharon, who admits to be less than adequate in the kitchen, looking all confident stirring up a mean ayam masak merah (a traditional Malay dish typically cooked for festivities). The spicy gravy would have been perfect with some fluffy jasmine rice. Also, does everyone look this good cooking up a storm in their Parisian kitchens?
What they ate: Birthday dinner
Yummy factor: Xiuhuan's belated birthday dinner (her birthday falls on Oct 10) with Zoe at Clan 7 was an exquisite affair. The ladies indulged in elegant dishes like smoked cod fish fillet, truffle siew mai, otah cone, Sichuan fried chicken, and more. We've got our eye on the fish paste birthday noodles .
What she ate: Korean BBQ
Yummy factor: Of course Ya Hui had to check out Korean-owned charcoal BBQ resto Reply K1988 and have her fill of banchan (side dishes) and grilled meats wrapped in lettuce. After all, its name was inspired by her favourite Korean drama, Reply 1988.
What she ate: Prawn noodles
Yummy factor: A cheeky Jamie sent a selfie of herself enjoying juicy prawns for lunch (looks like prawn mee) to her husband, just so he could share it with their three-year-old son Luke who’s a huge fan of the crustacean. Well, Luke isn’t the only one getting tempted, for sure.
What she ate: Fudgy brownies
Yummy factor: The chocolate treats from Cinful Bakes arrived just in time for Cheryl, who had been craving for some fudgy brownies. And with Cheryl about to pop any day, she may as well indulge in some brookies and sea salt chocolate chips for good measure too.
What she ate: Delish dinner
Yummy factor: Dinner at restaurant and bar Lumo was so fabulous, Kimberly was close to tears. Not only did she lick her bowl of steamed foie gras clean, polish off a light and flavourful crab macaroni and more, she also managed to request for her favourite bone marrow dish that’s no longer on the menu. It must’ve been her lucky day.
What she ate: Peranakan feast
Yummy factor: With the lovely tableware and set-up, as well as the mouthwatering dishes from Candlenut and Violet Oon, Michelle’s sumptuous dinner at home is reminiscent of a tok panjang (traditional Peranakan feast). Amongst the items like kueh pie tee, sambal prawns, and more, the buah keluak fried rice from Candlenut — topped with a fried egg — emerged tops for Michelle.
What she ate: French-inspired menu
Yummy factor: Apple’s fourth wedding anniversary celebration at Voyage Patisserie was a decadent affair, where she savoured steamed oysters wrapped in wagyu beef and served in its shell, caviar pasta, succulent steak and desserts aplenty.
What he ate: Three lunches at a go at &Joy Japanese Food Street at NEX.
Yummy factor: Safe to say, YES 933 DJ Kunhua and newscaster Vincent Lim have huge appetites. Not only did they indulge in shabu shabu for lunch at Shabu-Go, they proceeded to have sizzling yakiniku and at least two more bowls of ramen thereafter. Wow.
What she ate: High tea
Yummy factor: Eelyn thoroughly enjoyed her National Treasure afternoon tea set at Arteastiq, which included kueh pie tee, otah fries, satay chicken and sweet snacks like rainbow kueh lapis, banana pancake and gula melaka with red bean. Paired with her soothing lavender tea, it was definitely a high tea sesh to remember.
What she ate: Happy carbs
Yummy factor: Jaime’s late lunch at BUNDT by The Backyard Bakers was a most satisfying one indeed — think triple-layered otah sando, deliciously melted cheese and juicy mushrooms stuffed between sliced sourdough, as well as cute mini bundts that are perfect for the ‘gram.