Is Life a Recipe - Food and Travel Blog

A Food Blog in Singapore with a Travel Twist that Posts Restaurant Reviews, Hawker Reviews, Family Fun, Recipes and much more

Welcome to Is Life a Recipe – Your Ultimate Destination for Singapore Food Recipes and Reviews! We are your go-to Singapore food blog, meticulously curated by Brian Kennett, a passionate foodie, chef, and intrepid traveler who has called Singapore home for over 15 years. We specialize in food reviews, restaurant recommendations, and delectable recipes that capture the essence of Singapore’s hawker centre scene.

As a proud Singaporean Permanent Resident, Brian had the privilege of meeting the legendary Anthony Bourdain alongside his friend KF Seetoh. With a multicultural family blending English, Japanese, and Filipino backgrounds and five lively kids, he truly embodies the spirit of Asian living.

Beyond Singapore, Brian has a second haven on the picturesque island of Bohol in the Philippines. He’s a firm believer in the mantra, ‘It’s more fun in the Philippines!’—and with his extensive travels, he knows it firsthand.

Explore our collection of restaurant reviews in Singapore, discover mouthwatering food blogs, and find the most exquisite Singapore food recipes. Whether you’re a food blogger in Singapore or a culinary enthusiast, our food review website is your ultimate resource for all things food-related.

Join us on this gastronomic journey through the heart of Singapore and beyond. Indulge in our recipe collection, read our food reviews, and dive into the vibrant world of food blogging in Singapore. With Is Life a Recipe, every meal becomes a culinary adventure.

Restaurant Reviews

Recognized as one of Singapore’s premier food blogs, Is Life a Recipe is your gateway to discovering the delectable world of cuisines and unique local flavors from Singapore and Southeast Asia.

Prepare to embark on a culinary journey like no other, savoring some of the finest dishes in the world. Whether you’re indulging in mouthwatering slices at a cozy pizza joint, exploring the rich flavors of Chinese cuisine, sipping margaritas at a vibrant Mexican eatery, savoring authentic Italian pasta, delighting in aromatic Thai dishes, relishing the spices of Indian curries, enjoying fresh sushi rolls at a Japanese sushi bar, or reveling in the smoky goodness of BBQ, we’ve got your cravings covered.

Our mission is to guide you to the hidden gems and culinary delights scattered throughout the region. We’re not just about restaurants; we’re your trusted source for honest and insightful food reviews. Discover the best spots for pizza, Chinese, Mexican, Italian, Thai, Indian, Japanese, BBQ, sushi, and burgers. Plus, we’ll take you on a taste adventure to explore Filipino restaurants, where you can experience the flavors of the Philippines

And as you indulge in these culinary wonders, I’ll also share my exciting travel experiences throughout Southeast Asia. Join me as I chomp and chew my way through this vibrant part of the world.

Get ready to uncover the secrets of exquisite dining and unforgettable travel experiences, all here at Islifearecipe.net.

Hawker Reviews

This Singapore Food Blog is a mix of his own recipes, travels, family fun, restaurant, and hawker reviews.

It’s an eclectic blend of East meets West fusion from his travels to Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines,  Malaysia,  Indonesia,  Hong Kong, India, Japan and many more beyond. During the hard times of Covid, Brian supported the local hawker communities writing blogs to attract new customers and keep their doors open. 

Our Hawker reviews section is a harmonious blend of East-meets-West fusion inspired by street food journeys to captivating destinations like Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, India, Japan, and many more. Even beyond our borders, the quest for exquisite flavors continues.

During the challenging times of Covid, Brian dedicated himself to supporting local hawker communities. Through his engaging blogs, he not only attracted new customers but also played a vital role in keeping them open.

Explore the world of gastronomy and uncover the hidden treasures of hawker delights. Whether you’re seeking the best hawker food in Singapore, looking for hawker center reviews, or discovering top hawker stalls in your chosen location, you’ve come to the right place.

Our hawker food blog is your ultimate guide, offering recommendations, foodie reviews, and insights into local hawker dishes. Don’t miss out on must-try hawker stalls, and let us take you on a delectable journey through the heart of culinary excellence.


Discover Family-Friendly Activities in Singapore and Beyond

Are you a resident of Singapore looking for exciting family adventures or a traveler passing through this vibrant city-state with your kids? Look no further; we’re here to guide you to the best family-friendly activities that will make your time in Singapore truly memorable.

We’ve curated this page to provide you with an ever-growing list of fun things to do with your family and kids. Whether you’re planning your next weekend as a family or seeking inspiration for your next trip, our recommendations have got you covered.

This resource became invaluable during the challenging months of the Covid pandemic when we, too, were locked down in Singapore. Like you, we were determined to keep our kids entertained while exploring the city. Now, we’re excited to share these experiences with you in the hopes that they will help make your family outings as enjoyable as possible.

Explore Family Adventures in Singapore and Beyond:

  1. Family-Friendly Activities in Singapore: Discover a wide range of exciting attractions and entertainment options that are perfect for families in Singapore.

  2. Things to Do in Singapore with Kids: Get a comprehensive list of kid-friendly activities, from parks and museums to themed attractions and more.

  3. Family Travel Inspiration in Singapore: Find inspiration for your family travels right here in Singapore. Uncover hidden gems and popular destinations suitable for all ages.

  4. Singapore Family Weekend Guide: Plan a memorable weekend with our guide to family-friendly spots and activities in the city.

  5. Entertaining Kids in Singapore: Learn about the best ways to keep your kids entertained in Singapore, rain or shine.

  6. Traveling with Kids in Southeast Asia: Looking to explore beyond Singapore? We’ve got travel tips and destination recommendations for families venturing into Southeast Asia.

  7. Family-Friendly Destinations in Asia: Dive into our list of family-friendly destinations across Asia, from cultural experiences to beach getaways.

  8. Kid-Friendly Places to Visit in Asia: Explore Asia’s top destinations that cater to the needs and interests of young travelers.

  9. Fun Family Activities in Cambodia: If you’re planning a trip to Cambodia, discover the most enjoyable family activities to include in your itinerary.

  10. Travel Tips for Families in Japan: Prepare for a family adventure in Japan with our travel tips and advice tailored to families.

We’re dedicated to making your family outings and trips as enjoyable as possible. Explore the rich tapestry of family-friendly activities, destinations, and travel tips right here.

Whether you’re in Singapore or venturing across Asia, we’ve got the information you need to create lasting memories with your loved ones.


Recipes from a Master Chef - Brian's Culinary Journey: Award-Winning Recipes, BBQ Delights, and More

When it comes to crafting mouthwatering recipes, Brian has earned numerous cooking accolades that set this Singapore Food Blog apart. Brian doesn’t just talk the talk; he walks the walk, demonstrating his culinary prowess through a series of remarkable achievements.

1. BBQ Recipe Ideas: Brian is the driving force behind ChillaxBBQ, a Chef’s Table-style BBQ service that brings the finest BBQ dining right to your home. Explore his collection of BBQ recipe ideas that are sure to elevate your outdoor dining experience.

2. Thai Laab Gai Pizza Recipe: Brian’s culinary journey reached new heights when he won a Jamie Oliver cooking competition, earning his Thai Laab Gai Pizza a coveted spot on Jamie’s menu in Singapore. Discover the delicious details of this winning recipe.

3. Cookbook for Charity: Brian’s passion extends beyond the kitchen. He self-published a cookbook, filled with delectable recipes, with the noble purpose of raising funds for charities in Cambodia. Explore the heartwarming stories behind these recipes with a cause.

4. Kilo Under Pressure Restaurant: In a daring move, Brian took the reins of Kilo Under Pressure, a renowned restaurant, as Head Chef for a memorable night. Uncover the thrilling culinary adventure and creations that unfolded during his takeover.

5. MasterChef Singapore 2022: In the year 2022, Brian made history by becoming the first Angmo (foreigner) ever to compete on MasterChef Singapore in Series 3. It was a humbling experience for him to stand alongside some of the best home Chefs in Singapore. Brian even faced an elimination round, where he had to conquer his culinary nemesis – FISH – as the core ingredient. Learn more about his journey on this prestigious cooking show.

6. Cooking with Fish Recipes: Dive into Brian’s aka Kenno culinary repertoire as he shares his experiences and recipes for cooking with fish despiute the fact he hates seafood, a challenge he overcame with grace on MasterChef Singapore.

7. CNA Radio Cooking Interview: Brian’s culinary adventures didn’t stop there. He also made a noteworthy appearance on CNA Radio, sharing his passion for cooking and the remarkable stories behind his culinary triumphs.

Join us on a culinary journey that spans from BBQ delights to international acclaim, charity-driven recipes, and thrilling TV appearances. Explore Brian’s world of cooking and discover what makes his recipes truly exceptional.

As a recipe creator, Brian has won many cooking accolades which we think makes this Singapore Food Blog unique. Brian has walked the walk, not just talked the talk, or got others to do the writing for them. He has a Chef’s Table-style BBQ service called ChillaxBBQ, where he brings fine BBQ dining to your table at home. He has won a Jamie Oliver cooking competition, resulting in his winning Thai Laab Gai Pizza going onto Jamie’s menu in Singapore. He has self-published a cookbook to raise money for charities in Cambodia. He even took over a restaurant as Head Chef for a night – Kilo Under Pressure.

In 2022, Brian was the first Angmo ever on Master Chef Singapore, with an appearance on Series 3. A humbling experience to stand alongside the best home Chefs from Singapore, and survive an elimination round, having to use his nemesis – FISH – as the core ingredient. He also appeared on CNN Radio.


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