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On the Hunt for the Best Penang Laksa in Penang

During my recent size-changing trip to Penang, I was determined to hunt down some of the best Penang Laksa on the island. Most people in Singapore are familiar with Laksa Lemak, which comprises blanched rice noodles served in a spicy, coconut-milk broth and topped with prawns, sliced fishcake, cockles, chili paste and shredded Laksa Leaves (aka […]

Hunting Down the Best Penang Char Kway Teow in Penang

During a recent trip to Penang, I checked out some of the island’s most popular Penang Char Kway Teow (Fried Rice Noodles) stalls even though such a quest is detrimental to my weight loss plans. Crazy about carbohydrates and street food, Char Kway Teow is an Achilles Heel for me, amongst many other carb-laden dishes. I prefer […]

Prawn Noodles at Datouxia 大头虾

Prawn Noodles ranks highly as one of my favourite local hawker dishes. However, in recent years, I’ve been increasingly disappointed with the food that’s sold at many prawn noodle stalls in Singapore. The broth at many places are so watered down, I find myself thinking about bringing the broth home to reduce it in the […]

SabX2 Wanton Noodles - Bangkok

Carb Overload at SabX2 Wanton Noodles in Bangkok

SabX2 Wanton Noodles Store Front in Bangkok   Carbohydrates are my Achilles Heel and places like SabX2 Wanton Noodles in Bangkok do a good job of completely ruining my less-than-stellar attempts to lose weight. SabX2 Wanton Noodles   During my recent trip to Bangkok, my foodie travel companions brought me to the famous SabX2 Wanton Noodles stall. […]

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Shisen Hanten at Mandarin Orchard Singapore

I love Sichuan food and used to eat it a few times a week so I was thrilled to be invited to try out Shisen Hanten by Chen Kentaro at Mandarin Orchard. The Chinese characters in the restaurant’s name mean Sichuan Restaurant Akasaka Szechwan Restaurant (popularly known as Shisen Hanten in Japan) was started in […]

A Taste of Nostalgia at Man Fu Yuan

Man Fu Yuan at InterContinental Singapore is running a promotion, A Taste of Nostalgia, offering diners an opportunity to savour dishes from the “good old days”. Available till 31 May 2014, there’s a range of dishes hailing from the 60’s to 80’s to choose from each month. Take your tastebuds on a trip down memory […]

Zhen Zhou Dao Poached Beef

Zhen Zhou Dao, Singapore-Style Porridge

Salted Egg Fish Skin @ S$15   Zhen Zhou Dao 真粥道 has been one of my favourite haunts recently because they serve great comfort food, have friendly service staff and is located pretty close to home. If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you would have seen the above dish appearing on an almost weekly basis […]

Yan Ting Chinese New Year 2014 Yusheng

Yan Ting’s Chinese New Year 2014 Specials

Last month, I was invited to try highlights from Yan Ting’s Chinese New Year 2014 menu. An award-winning Cantonese restaurant located on Level 1U of St. Regis Singapore, Yan Ting’s Chinese New Year menu was specially created by Executive Chinese Chef Mak Kip Fu. Prior to joining Yan Ting, Chef Mak was Executive Chef at […]

Crabby Shanghai Hairy Crab

Hairy Crab in Shanghai

We’re approaching the tail end of the Shanghai Hairy Crab (also known as Chinese Mitten Crab) season. I had some time to kill at Shanghai Pudong International Airport on my way back from Seoul so I indulged in Hairy Crab, an autumn delicacy in eastern China, while waiting for my connecting flight. The waitress asked if […]

Whitley Road Fishball Noodles

Fishball Noodle Set with Fried Fish Cake @ S$4.30 Whitley Road Fishball Noodles used to be one of my favourite fishball noodle stalls. I loved it for its old school flavour with the tastiness of pork lard, nuttiness of browned garlic, spicy chili, savoury seasoning and crisp deep-fried pork lard cubes. Of late, the quality […]

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