Tag Archives: Old School

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 […]

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 […]

Cze Char at Jin Wee Restaurant

S, Y and I met up for dinner at Jin Wee Restaurant in Siglap a few weeks back. Don’t be deceived by the name of this dining establishment as it is in reality an old-school Hainanese-run coffeeshop located close to the 24 hour NTUC outlet in Siglap. This place has been around for as long […]

Budget Yu Sheng from Smith Street, Chinatown

Chinese New Year starts tomorrow. It’s the time of the year again to Lo Hei Yu Sheng 捞起魚生, the prosperity salad that is tossed for luck. This year’s CNY atmosphere seems even more subdued than last year as a slow economy and uncertain job environment is prompting many Singaporeans to tighten their belts. Shopkeepers have been complaining […]

Brunch at Suprette

Weekends are for lazing around and for indulging in lazy brunches with friends. L and I went to check out Suprette, a fairly new restaurant-bar-cafe concept located within a boutique hotel, Kam Leng Hotel, at Jalan Besar. Shakshuka @ S$19++ Eggs poached in spicy tomato sauce with Feta Cheese, Lamb Sausages & Crusty Bread Having […]

Seafood Dominates at Singapore Food Festival 2012

The annual Singapore Food Festival is back for its 19th edition from 13 to 22 July 2012. * All images in this blog post reproduced with permission from Singapore Food Festival 2012   “Seafood Tales of Temasek” is a ten-day multi-venue event featuring a wide array of seafood prepared using cooking methods and flavours hailing […]

Poh Cheu’s Handmade Ang Ku Kueh & other Traditional Chinese Kuehs

Is it just my imagination or does the Outram and Bukit Merah area seem to have quite a few famous Ang Ku Kueh 紅龜粿 stores?   I’ve been eating so much Ang Ku Kueh in the past few weeks. I think its because I’ve been passing 2 stores (Ji Xiang and Lim Lam Hong) en route to and from […]

Specialty Brews & Homebaked Goodies at Henry Congressional

Henry Congressional, a pop-up cafe of sorts, opened its doors with a soft launch on 13 June 2012. The cafe will only be open for 8 months because the building in which they are located has been sold via a collective sale (more commonly referred to as “en bloc” in Singapore). Henry Congressional seeks to […]

Everyday’s a Vintage Tea Party at Carpenter and Cook

Almost like a scene out of Alice in Wonderland, the eclectically vintage decor and homeware at Carpenter and Cook offers a retrolicious escape from the hustle and bustle of city living in Singapore. See something you like? You’d be pleased to know that everything (well, I guess almost everything) is for sale here as the […]

Lim Lam Hong’s Ang Ku Kueh at Jalan Bukit Merah

I couldn’t help noticing another Ang Ku Kueh 紅龜粿 store on my way home from regular therapy sessions at Singapore General Hospital so I stopped by to pick some up. Box of Ang Ku Kueh from Lim Lam Hong (Peanut – Red, Sweet Potato – Pink, Durian – Yellow &  Salted Bean – Grey) Ang Ku […]

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