Singapore
Epicurean Concept of the Week - Yusheng, a Chinese New Year Culinary Tradition

Epicurean Concept of the Week – Yusheng, a Chinese New Year Culinary Tradition

Yusheng, also known as the “Prosperity Toss,” is a Chinese New Year culinary tradition. “Yusheng” literally translates to raw fish, but like many things in Chinese, the sound of the words phonetically can also mean wealth and prosperity. Yusheng is a holiday dish, unique to CNY – in...
Accidental Epicurean named in Viator's Top 25 Travel Blogs for 2014

Accidental Epicurean named in Viator’s Top 25 Travel Blogs for 2014

It is always wonderful to be recognized. After all, this is a hobby for me. It’s out of the pure love I have for travel, new experiences and my passion for food. I truly believe any culture – it’s history, tradition and future – can be understood through...
Best of Accidental Epicurean in 2013 - Asian eats, travels and favourite recipes

Best of Accidental Epicurean in 2013 – Asian eats, travels and favourite recipes

Reflecting back on 2013, I did partake in some amazing meals, travels and learn some new favourite recipes. Along with that Accidental Epicurean won some awards, namely the blog to watch by the UK site 101 Holidays, and Accidental Epicurean also reached #49 rank worldwide for all food...
Rules for Tipping in US, China, Thailand, Europe, UK, Brazil and More...

Rules for Tipping in US, China, Thailand, Europe, UK, Brazil and More…

If you are like me, one of the things I always look up before I go to a new country is the rules of tipping or tipping etiquette. Being American, I come from a country where we tip for everything. If someone raises a hand to help you...
Pollen Restaurant by Jason Atherton - Singapore

Pollen Restaurant by Jason Atherton – Singapore

Of all the cities I travel to, I think Singapore has done an amazing job of combining culinary destinations with sight seeing destinations. What do I mean? You know when you go to a restaurant in a city…the one with the amazing view….and the food is entirely average?...
Best Eggs Benedict in Singapore? Choupinette

Best Eggs Benedict in Singapore? Choupinette

Singapore is brunch heaven for brunch lovers. Aside from dim sum, brunch isn’t really an Asia “thing.” But like many things in Singapore, the brunch culture has risen from the intersection of East and West that this country is so well known for. And in Singapore, while the...
A Night out at Fullerton Bay, Singapore - Catalunya Restaurant and Lantern Bar

A Night out at Fullerton Bay, Singapore – Catalunya Restaurant and Lantern Bar

While I no longer live in Singapore, I do get there about 6-8 times a year. There are so many cool and new restaurants that have opened in the last year, I find it hard to keep up. Every time I go, I am torn between old favourites...
Esquina in Singapore - A New Jason Atherton Restaurant

Esquina in Singapore – A New Jason Atherton Restaurant

Esquina in Singapore, even though its been open about a year now, is still one of the toughest seats in town to secure. With no reservations it is nearly impossible to get a seat in this small, narrow, galley-style tapas bar. So it was a good thing that...
Read Chubby Hubby - And Learn Why I Love Xiao Long Bao Chinese Soup Dumplings

Read Chubby Hubby – And Learn Why I Love Xiao Long Bao Chinese Soup Dumplings

I have a small obsession – xiao long bao, also known as Chinese soup dumplings. I simply cannot get enough. Read about it on Chubby Hubby and pick up my recommendations on where to eat these juicy morsels of goodness in Singapore, Hong Kong and of course Shanghai....
Ramen – From Tokyo and Beyond, This is No Ordinary Noodle Dish

Ramen – From Tokyo and Beyond, This is No Ordinary Noodle Dish

From cheap US college student food to a serious culinary tradition in Japan Let it be known I never ate ramen in college. My drunken snack of choice when out was a fried chicken place called Time Out where we would get a bucket of bones – the...
Many in Singapore's Favorite Burger - Bar Bar Black Sheep

Many in Singapore’s Favorite Burger – Bar Bar Black Sheep

A while back I did a prelude to a full fledged, Singapore-wide burger review long-promised but woefully still in the “research” stages (my excuse to continue eating tons and tons of burgers). I opened it up in comments and in questions to my friends, and was overwhelmed by...
Raw Kitchen Bar - The Best Casual Fine Dining Restaurant in Singapore?

Raw Kitchen Bar – The Best Casual Fine Dining Restaurant in Singapore?

I’ve held off writing about this place for a while now. One reason is that I lost the notes from my first visit detailing the names of dishes The other reason is that as much as I think this place deserves customers, money and a slight bit of...