Good Stuff

Rochie Creamery

DJ Roti Shop

Low-profile gelato outlet at Far East Plaza basement by young entrepreneurs but their ice-cream are mouth-watering: from left Expresso Power and Swiss Chocolate. 

DJ Roti Shop
DJ Roti Shop

The revamped Tampines Mall Kopitiam food court boasted 3 food stalls with the Michelin label. One has left, another has not been doing as well as expected. The other, a Michelin Bib Gourmand stall, Hjh Maimunah Malay Cuisine are drawing the customers, forming long queue at its Nasi Padang stall. It sells a wide variety of dishes and a number of set meals. The fish set meal costs $7.50 - fish and 2 side dishes (left image). Hjh's assortment of tasty traditional Malay kuehs are priced from $1.00. 

Luscious Coconut Tarts

DJ Roti Shop

Hard to find this delicious coconut tarts that come in packet of 3 for only $2.30 from no frill DJ Roti bakery shop from 519A Tampines Central 8, #01-07, DBSS Centrale 8 estate. It is so good that you could finish all the 3 tarts with a cup of coffee, not leaving any to eat at a later time.


Festive gift platter@$89 for 2-3 pax : artisanal cheeses/truffle brie;  fresh fruits, chewy nougats, water crackers, assorted nuts, pretzels, natural honeycomb, pomegranate.


Adams Peanut Butter

100% natural crunchy unsalted peanut butter, cholesterol free, no added sugar, non GMO, gluten-free. Perfect bread spread; goes well with preserved jam.


Gold Seas Tuna

Making sandwich tuna - stir fry chopped garlic and shallot with cold pressed organic extra virgin olive oil, add the can of tuna and stir fry, ready for your sandwich in 5 minutes.


Silver Cup Coffee Powder

Probably the remaining coffee powder for making local (coffee shop) coffee at home, sold in supermarkets in older estates  About 5 decades old brand.   

Chicken Rice Steam Fish Rendang Chicken

Instant Pot Chicken Rice
Instant Pot Steam Seabass Fish
Instant Pot Rendang Chicken

Darling of cooking pots - The Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 multi-use smart pressure cook does everything you can do with 7 other appliances: pressure cooker, sauté pan, steamer, slow cooker, rice cooker, food warmer, and yogurt maker. Bought online from Lazada on 9.9 (9 September) sales at $180. 

Have done 3 delicious meals within a week after the purchase of the Instant Pop (left to right) - Healthy Chicken Rice with de-skinned, de-fat chicken legs and brown rice; Steam Sea Bass fish and Chicken Rendang. 

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Spicy Roast Chicken


Can't help been tempted by the bags of spicy roasted whole chicken, appeared sizzling in the brightly lighted oven along the main aisle at the new NTUC FairPrice Extra Supermarket Parkway Parade outlet. It is good value for money at only $4.90 each. Pepper hot and tasty deep through the inside of the whole chicken. Savour the chicken as it is, make sandwich with the chicken slices or prepare a salad meal with spinach, avocado, guava, strawberry, cherry tomato, nuts and seeds. 

Red Lion Snapper

Red Lion Snapper Fillet
Red Lion Snapper light sauce leek
Red Lion Snapper Black Sauce Chilli

Direct from sea freshly packed Red Lion Snapper one-side about 7-inch long deboned fish fillet from NTUC Fairprice supermarket at 'Our Tampines Hub', 3 fillets for $27.00@$3.89 per 100grams. Pan fried the fish with different cooking styles; black bean sauce or black soy sauce or rubbed with McComick ground Turmeric and add combinations of garnishing - ginger strips, parsley, Leek, finely chopped garlic, spring onion and red cut chilli.

As-Sufi Curry Paste

Curry mix package

Being Peranakan, my late mum cooked spicy meals, curry dish a part of regular meal. In my early teen, while she was washing and scrubbing clothes on wooden scrub board in the  morning,  among the grocery items I jotted down as she spoke was "Kari Rempah chilli". I bought the traditional curry paste wrapped in banana leaf, from an Indian lady dressed in sari, at Alexandra market, a km away from home. 

After having bought various brands of curry paste in recent years from NTUC Fairprice, I finally bought a package of traditional “Kari Rempah” As-Sufi brand sold by the supermarket - whipped up a delicious traditional curry chicken dish with good amount of potatoes. 

Traditional Indian curry paste is hard to find in the market these days; there is one legacy Indian stall that sells the “Kari Rempah at Kebun Baru Market, Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1.

Mayver's Peanut Butter

Mayver's peanut butter
Mayver's peanut butter description
Mayver's peanut butter nutrition

After Skippy and loving Peter Pan peanut butter and now a new found Mayver's unsalted roast Australia made peanut butter, great taste, great value around $6+ and healthy. No added salt, no added  sugar , no added oil, no hardened fats, nothing artificial and no additives 

Healthy nuts and seeds

Natural Walnuts and Almond nuts
Spoon of Flaxseeds
Almond SunFlower Seeds

Keep some healthy nuts and seeds such as Walnuts, Almond nuts, Flaxseeds, Sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds that come handy as accompaniment for food, salads, sandwiches or occasional snacking. "Nuts and seeds are naturally high in beneficial monounsaturated fats, however intake should be limited if there are weight concerns. Walnuts and flaxseeds, in particular, are rich in Omega-3 fats - 10 foods that are great for brain development and how to best prepare them"   - Jasly Koo, Dietitian from the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, KK Women's and Childen's Hospital, Singhealth.  "Brazil nuts, cashews and macadamia nuts are higher in saturated fat. Too much of this can contribute to raised cholesterol levels, so only eat them occasionally."-  Victoria Taylor is a registered dietitian, . "Almonds are the best choice because they are high in monounsaturated fats, vitamin E, fiber and protein. The magnesium in almonds also prevents plaque formation and lowers blood pressure. Walnuts are another good source of omega-3 fatty acid, which will reduce “bad” cholesterol and raise “good” cholesterol levels, which in turn lowers the risk of plaque build-up in the arteries. - Eat These 10 Foods to Cleanse Your Arteries" - Try to eat natural nuts that are not salted or without sugar.  I usually buy Almond nuts, Sunflower seeds and Pumpkin seeds in 1 kg packet from Phoon Huat shop and 500g Walnut from Hock Hwa Tonic shop.

Laurent Bernard Chocolate Cake

Laurent Bernard cocolate cake
Laurent Bernard chocolate cake bites Bites
Laurent Bernard chocolate cake plates

Celebrate your birthday with your love ones or send your staff on his/her birthday the gift of this enchanting, delicious dark chocolate cake from Laurent Bernard 

Broccoli Blueberry Salmon

Blue Berry
Salmon Golden

When buying Broccoli look at the underside of flower heads to make sure that they are green and not yellow (ripening and dropping). Unfortunately most Broccoli vegetables sold here have ripening yellow flower heads and some restaurants, salad stalls, Zhi Char and mixed economy rice use Broccoli vegetables with yellow flower heads at the underside. You could find better quality green Broccoli (like those in image below) at NTUC Fairpice Extra at Ang Moe Kio Hub, though not all the time. "Broccoli can prevent artery clogging because it is loaded with vitamin K, which prevents calcium from damaging the arteries. Broccoli also prevents cholesterol oxidation and is full of fiber, which lowers blood pressure and reduces stress. Stress can lead to tearing and plaque build-up of arterial walls. These little trees also contain sulforaphane, which helps the body use protein to prevent plaque build-up in the arteries.It is recommended to have two to three servings of broccoli per week for the maximum benefits. - Eat These 10 Foods to Cleanse Your Arteries" -

Blueberries are believed to have one of the highest antioxidant levels of all common fruits and vegetables. Blueberries are low in calorie and contains Fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Maganese. - Blueberries are usually sold in 125g contain in plastic box. Turn the box upside down and pick the box with generally bigger berries, consistently dark blue (not pinkish or ripen) 

Before NTUC Fairprice entry into the supermarket scene, were Cold Storage and Fitzpatricks. NTUC Fairprice Co-operative Limited was founded by the Labour Movement in 1973, with a social mission to moderate the cost of living in Singapore, selling products cheaper than Cold Storage and Fitzpatricks. Over time Seng Shiong, Giant and Prime entered the supermarket arena selling ranges of quality products at cheaper prices in modern airconditioning comfort, keeping NTUC Fairprice in check. Don't rush into buying Blueberry just from Fairprice but check with Giant (if within close proximity). When Giant ran out of stock, Blueberry price at Fairprice would shoot up and when Giant ran a promotion, Fairprice would then sell at prices on par. 

Pick a piece of Salmon slab from the supermarket that is evenly thick, less tapered. Remove the row of bones with the pincer or your strong finger tip grip. Pan fried, grilled, oven baked till the Salmon is golden glazed or steam it. Baking in the oven with the frosty residue remaining in the raw Salmon gives a nice barbecue aroma even without marinating it. "Fatty fish-mackerel, salmon, sardines, herring and tuna are rich in healthy fats, which can help to clear the arteries. Omega-3 fatty acids help to increase the “good” cholesterol while reducing triglyceride levels, decreasing blood vessel inflammation and the formation of blood clots in the arteries, and can even lower blood pressure. The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends people eat fish at least twice per week to reduce plaque build-up. Baked and grilled fish are the most optimal for heart health.
Eat These 10 Foods to Cleanse Your Arteries" -

Chobani Greek Yogurt

Greek Yogurt

Australia made healthy, less than 0.5% fats, high in natural protein, a source of calcium; no preservatives; artificial colours or flavours

Wall's Top Ten Chocolate Ice Cream


Cost only $1.20 each, the  Wall's "Top Ten" dark chocolate coated vanilla ice-cream with fresh peanuts; irresistible !

Eating Durian

After eating a meal outside with no wash basin around, eat your durian with a pair  chopsticks and plastic spoon; no mess, clean hands

Scoop Almond Butter

Almond Grind
Almond Butter Scoop Whole_Food
Almond_Butter Bread_Spread

Freshly ground almond butter from just whole almond nuts, nothing else added, directly from the retail shop from 'Scoop WholeFoods Australia' at Tanglin Mall. Spread over your slices of wholemeal bread or eat with Carr's table water crackers. 

Grinding Into Almond Butter

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