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Daisan Harumi

A week or less in advance should be fine. We just came back from Tokyo and had dinner at DSH on a Wed night.

The saba was definitely the best I've ever had (in my very limited exposure).

Also wanted to say thanks (think it was Uncle Yabai and Asomaniac) for recommending DSH on another thread- totally worthwhile experience!

Feb 16, 2011
Whoiswen in Japan

your best kitchen related purchase of 2010

haha - I feel the same way. Picked up a Sous-Vide Supreme this year and have been going hog wild on vacuum sealed cooking.

Dec 21, 2010
Whoiswen in Cookware

Best Indie Kitchen Retailers?

sadly no =( I hear from friends that they'll have online shopping "someday soon"

Dec 18, 2010
Whoiswen in Cookware

Best Indie Kitchen Retailers?

So this store, ToTT, just recently opened in Singapore: http://www.tottstore.com/

It's a 36.000 sq ft kitchen supply/cooking studio store that carries restaurant-grade equipment as well as a smattering of consumer items. What's nice about it is that I can get both western and asian cooking gear in one place.

Dec 16, 2010
Whoiswen in Cookware

What does your Thanksgiving menu look like?

Same traditionals and adding a couple more items now that I've got the Sous Vide Supreme. Am attempting to cook for 20 this year...

- Beef tenderloin medallions in a red wine sauce
- Pork belly
- Peas and Carrots (hopefully can find fresh peas here)
- Garlic mashed potatoes
- Candied yams
- Brussel sprouts with shallots and pistachios
- Butternut squash soup

Nov 18, 2010
Whoiswen in Home Cooking

Singapore - Best Mexican in Town?

Nice. I'm actually hankering for some green chile. Spent two years living in Santa Fe and would go back just for that alone. I'd love to find some good TexMex in SG, but nothing's come close =(

Laut - World's First Michelin-starred Malay restaurant

+1 about Seetoh. Case in point - did anyone happen to catch his appearance in the latest season of Top Chef?...

Singapore - Best Mexican in Town?

The wife and I love Casa Latina! Mainly for their fried cheese appetizer mmmm... Also, the food there is more central/mayan Mexican (the chef's from Cancun), so the flavors tend to be different than the Mex/TexMex that we're used to back in the States. The mole dishes are a most-try for those who like it.

Oh, and the cost is actually reasonable compared to other sit down Mexican places.

Seafood in Singapore?

You might consider trying Long Beach Seafood- it's where we always take our out-of-town guests. They serve a wide variety of local seafood dishes. I'd also recommend the hawker centre in Chinatown- it's less touristy than Newton Circus.

As for dishes you might want to try in Singapore in general:
Chili Crab (sort of national dish over here)
Pepper Crab
Otta (fish paste cooked in panda leaf)
BBQ'd stingray