Foodie Friday: What The Stars Ate This Week (Jul 30-Aug 6)
All the photos that made us hungry this week.
This week, Li Nanxing introduced his new line of ready-to-eat pies inspired by local flavours, Cassandra See and former actress Cherie Lim indulged in atas bento sets, and kitchen noob Herman Keh attempted Jesseca Liu and Jeremy Chan’s kimchi omurice recipe. Read on to see how he fared.
What he ate: Locally-inspired pies
Yummy factor: After months of R&D, Nanxing will finally launch his own collection of ready-to-eat pies on Aug 8, featuring flavours like beef rendang, chicken rendang and assam fish. And if you’re keen to get your hands on his latest F&B offering, the generously-sized pies will be available at $8.80 on his website on launch day. Don't say bo jio!
What they ate: Luxe bento set
Yummy factor: Because sharing is caring, former actress Cherie invited Cassandra over for dinner where they indulged in luxe bento sets from Ginza Shinto. And it’s no wonder that this Negitoro Ikura Uni Bento is priced at a cool S$148+ — it’s filled to the brim with fresh tuna sashimi, umami-filled ikura and buttery uni topped with caviar and gold flakes.
What she ate: NDP-themed macarons
Yummy factor: Michelle couldn’t help but gush over her first National Day-themed treat for the season — a tower of red and white macarons from Anabella Patisserie featuring all things related to the commemorative occasion including the Singapore flag, the cutest lion and heart-shaped macarons.
What she ate: Butterfly fritter
Yummy factor: With just two weeks to go before Sharon returns to Paris, she is on a mission to attack all the local food that she loves and misses. This week, she had her favourite childhood breakfast, butterfly fritter. Soft and fluffy, these deep-fried fritters are so simple, yet so satisfying.
What she ate: Japanese bento
Yummy factor: Eating in one’s car has become the new norm, and Xiuhuan is embracing it — check out the lavish bento sets from Chura Sushi Bar she enjoyed with her daughter Shalynn Tsai in their ride. We spy a colourful assortment of sashimi and uni, as well as udon and rice.
What they ate: Hearty family dinner
Yummy factor: Nothing beats getting together with family over yummy nosh, especially when it's papa Png’s birthday. Together with his parents, Pierre, as well as wife Andrea, tucked into lots of comfort food — think succulent lobster rolls from Hadouken, as well as crispy fried chicken and fries.
What he ate: Cheese toasties
Yummy factor: What better way to spend the weekend than lounging at home in cozy loungewear with one’s furkids, flipping through magazines and munching on thick, comforting ham and cheese toasties like Desmond did?
What he ate: Kimchi omurice
Yummy factor: On this week's episode of #JustSwipeLah, first-time cook Herman gave Jesseca Liu and Jeremy Chan’s recipe for comforting kimchi omurice a shot. Despite a few hiccups and an injury, he seemed pretty pleased with the outcome. Check out the episode and let us know what you make of Herman’s chicken rolling down the omurice .
What she ate: Chicken salad
Yummy factor: Believe it or not, Rui En is now on Instagram, and has been busy exploring all that the app has to offer aka spamming her followers. She even posted a pic of her guilt-free lunch of what looks like grilled chicken breasts with lettuce, onions and sesame dressing, you know, in case anyone has been doubting her healthy diet.
What she ate: McDonald's Crispy Hainanese Chicken Burger
Yummy factor: Did you chiong out to buy the limited-edition McDonald's x Ben Yeo Crispy Hainanese Chicken Burger when it launched yesterday (Aug 5)? #JustSwipeLah host Sin Nee did and she loved it. I love the idea of having ginger sauce, garlic chilli sauce and dark sweet sauce, which were on point. I am amazed by how much the burger tasted like Hainanese chicken rice, she said.
What she ate: Sourdough focaccia
Yummy factor: Michelle had a most picturesque al fresco meal in the comfort of her own garden, where she indulged in both sweet and savoury bites, including cold cuts and cheeses, along with her own homemade focaccia. Speaking of which, the focaccia tasted just as fresh the next day after air-frying it.
What she ate: National Day spread
Yummy factor: Vivian got to tuck into Soup Restaurant’s online-exclusive National Day Set, which came with their signature Samsui Ginger Chicken, as well as fresh menu items like braised pork with dried shrimps served in a whole pumpkin and broccoli stir-fried with abalone and mushrooms. What really caught our eye, however, was the adorable Roar With Singa bao, which was shaped like a lion’s head.
What she ate: Curry puff
Yummy factor: A quick snack break is always welcomed at work, and Ya Hui couldn't be happier to receive a huge curry puff from her Truth About Us co-star Zong Zijie to nom on. And she must have been really hungry — a bite was already taken before she filmed an Instagram Story with it.
What she ate: Fusion eats
Yummy factor: From Thai basil minced chicken with mee tai mak and a perfect onsen egg to Iberico pork satay and salmon donburi served with creamy avocado and red rice, Rebecca’s lunch from Relish By Wild Rocket was a colourful and delicious affair.
What she ate: Dessert mooncakes
Yummy factor: With flavours like mao shan wang, red bean, gula melaka and yam, the agar agar ang ku kueh and mooncakes Candyce had from bakery 2112 Snack Delights are a refreshing change from the traditional ones. And for those who prefer their mooncakes savoury, there’s always the baked ambal salted egg mooncake to try.
What she ate: Laksa
Yummy factor: It’s all in a day’s work for Denise to try out and review delish eats for her Makan Kakis podcast. This week, the Gold 90FM DJ heeded Irene Ang’s recommendation and slurped up an old-school bowl of laksa with “tasty tuckshop vibes” from Quan Xing Mei Shi at Mayflower Market & Food Centre. We don’t know about you, but we’re definitely craving for some spice now.
What she ate: Birthday supper
Yummy factor: Just as the clock struck midnight on Aug 5, Michelle Chong made sure to wish Shu An happy birthday in person, and with the flashiest (literally) of cakes no less. It came fully decked-up with flashing lights, a classic clapper, and a 3D caricature of Shu An sitting on a theatre stage. And for an extravagant supper, Alaskan king crabs marinated with sake and Japanese marbled beef were placed on the grill.
What she ate: Oven-baked salmon
Yummy factor: Despite feeling exhausted, Kimberly kept her word and made dinner for her fam. Safe to say, we're loving the riot of colours on her menu — oven-baked salmon fillets topped with plenty of chopped garlic and lemon slices, as well as asparagus, skinny carrots and vine-ripened tomatoes.