Saturday, 29 August 2015

BreadTalkCock - Consumer Rights, and All That Jazz

This is not legal advice, nor is it a political post.  This post is meant to advocate for consumer interests, so any comments of a political nature will be deleted without any discussion or apology.

There has been a lot of talk recently about the BreadTalk soybean milk debacle.  Its CEO, George Quek, recently attempted a mea culpa by donating some money to the Community Chest and giving away a few weekends worth of free buns.  As far as responses go, I think it is wholly inadequate, and highlights a glaring weakness in our consumer rights protection.


Friday, 31 July 2015

Evolution in the Alsace Terroir Debate, and Hugel's Schoelhammer Revolution

The long-running debate on Alsace terroir and the merit of the Alsace Grand Cru classification took another twist recently when Famille Hugel, winegrowers in the village of Riquewihr since 1639, released a new, super limited edition cuvee (only 4,288 bottles produced), the 2007 Riesling Schoelhammer.

Saturday, 25 July 2015

Review: Imperial Treasure Super Peking Duck is Super

Imperial Treasure Super Peking Duck has been hovering in the lower ranges of the Asia's 50 Best Restaurants since the list's inception in 2013, peaking at a very respectable No. 40 in 2014.  I recently made my maiden visit to this old reliable, and was mightily impressed.

Saturday, 20 June 2015

A Review of Cove 99, Peck Seah St, Singapore - A Newcomer Makes Its Mark

(Updated 26 June 2015)

Cove 99, a new-ish Cantonese restaurant at Peck Seah Street literally a stone's throw away from Tanjong Pagar MRT, has been garnering a fair bit of positive press from the media and the general public.  Great food, great value and unlimited free corkage all-day everyday is a lethal combination in anyone's books.  I had to go check this place out (all photos are courtesy of Melisa Lee)

A Private Room at Cove 99