We had a great food year, and Instagrammed each moment to tell the tale. Over 4700 followers, 918 pictures and videos, 33102 likes and 1030 comments later we know our favourite filters, preferred hashtags and edit settings like the back of our hands. We list here a few of our top food moments of the year captured via Instagram, as well as those that got people hitting the like button. From hawker food to rainbow cakes, from celebrity chefs to snaking queues on opening day − here are our best Instagrams of the year. Oh, and if you do not already, follow us on Instagram here.
The much talked-about polenta chips topped with parmesan, flavoured with rosemary. So addictive – soft like dense cakes on the inside, and the batter is so crisp. Worthy of the hype. | Location: Jamie's Italian
Look what showed up at our desk this morning. A colleague brought over these technicolour ang ku kueh ("red tortoise cake" translated from Chinese dialect – sticky glutinous rice flour skin with sweet filling, traditionally mung bean paste). Which one should we cut first – red bean, coconut, durian or sweet potato? Decisions! | Location : Poh Cheu Handmade Soon Kway Ang Ku Kueh 寳洲手工制作筍粿红龟粿
The Dispensary opens officially tomorrow (that is when its cafe is set to be ready too – 20 indoors, ten on the balcony). They started selling their cupcakes today ($3 each) though, so we picked six up. There are three bases – a vanilla, red velvet and an intense chocolate. These are all very moist cakes, with delicate toppings. The signature is the lychee (middle, right) - delicately scented icing on a red velvet base. We can't wait for them to open entirely. | Location: The Dispensary
And then there were churros. Sinful sticks of fried dough served with chocolate sauce and maple syrup. We are now heading back to work in a food coma, what did you have for breakfast? | Location: Baja Fresh Mexican Grill
Mouth Restaurant has a new menu and the meal kicks off with these rainbow-coloured har gao (prawn dumplings), not #xiaolongbao. These are naturally coloured and flavoured with squid ink, spinach, sweet potato, pumpkin etc. The XO sauce in the centre is also all natural and made with scallops. We are off to a good start. | Location: Mouth Restaurant
New brunch spot. Sunday eggs. Sixty-two-degree slow-poached to the perfect done-ness and topped with seaweed crumbs. Sitting on avocado paste and sourdough and beside smoked salmon. There was hollandaise sauce too. | Location: The Missing Pan
The Chop House's worthy mixed grill ($48, serves two) is two plump cutlets of milk-fed lamb, beef tenderloin, lamb and pork sausages served with grilled tomatoes and watercress. Ask for the house-made chilli mustard to slather on. | Location: The Chop House