Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Not Sponsored User Review of Huawei Mate 9 Camera

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Beginning from Jun 2017, I started to shoot only with a handphone camera - specifically a Huawei Mate 9.

Monday, 18 September 2017

Bold European Asian Fusion Menu at Antoinette Penhas Singapore

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Chef Pang of Antoinette French Restaurant in Singapore is renown for his exquisite French pastries and savoury dishes.

But, he has another side.

I am friends with Chef Pang on Facebook and have been following his fascinating food explorations off work. So, I knew Chef Pang have been experimenting with European Asian fusion dishes in his private time. I am delighted that he boldly introduced his European Asian fusion creations in his quintessentially French, Antoinette restaurant.

Sunday, 17 September 2017

My Makan Place. Tanjong Katong. Mum's Cooking Indonesian Street Food Favs

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My Makan Place, a small shop just opened along Tanjong Katong Road in Singapore featuring Indonesia style street food like mee rebus, mee siam, mee soto ayam (chicken noodles), soto daging (beef noodles), tauhu goreng, gado gado etc.

Now they are having an opening promotion - offering their mee rebus and mee siam at just S$1 per bowl, for a limited time only.

Saturday, 16 September 2017

華美街台中擔仔麵餐廳 A Top Seafood Restaurant in Taichung

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The name 台中擔仔麵餐廳 or Taichung Shoulder Pole Noodle Restaurant is a misnomer, a huge understatement as this is one of the top seafood restaurants in Taichung, if not Taiwan.

Friday, 15 September 2017

Qin Yuan Chun Shanghai restaurant in Taichung 沁園春 ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Qin Yuan Chun 沁園春 is an old, famous, well loved Shanghai restaurant in Taichung, Taiwan. Its dishes are as Shanghai as any, if not more so than some Shanghainese restaurants across the sea on the mainland.

Why so?

Thursday, 14 September 2017

The Smelly Thing We Love. Making Belacan at Chop Kim Hoa Penang 骆金和峇拉煎廠

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When we are away from Singapore and Malaysia for a long time, one of the things we miss most is this smelly thing we put in a lot of our cooking - belacan or fermented shrimp paste.


Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Secret behind Penang Char Kway Teow. Sang Yoon Noodle Factory 生源

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The Penang style of char kway teow is well loved in Malaysia and Singapore. Personally, the top three things that make a good Penang char kway teow are quality kway teow (rice noodles) infused with a tasty sauce seared in with good wok hei 鑊氣 by skilful frying.

If I must choose the most important one, my vote goes to rice noodles because when the kway teow is bad, even the best wok hei and most special sauce can't do much to save the dish.

Penangites are so lucky with food - thanks to their water quality, Penang (together with Ipoh) makes the best rice noodles in Malaysia.

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Luxury Edition Fried Bee Hoon at Goh Chew Kopitiam in Penang 五洲茶室

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So, you are in Penang and is a little jaded with same old tourist fare and don't have time to get out of Georgetown. Here's one place locals have kept under the tourist radar.

Tanjung Tualang Big Head River Prawns @ Sun Mee Fong 新美芳 ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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This was a much anticipated meal. For Ipoh folks, a trip to Tanjung Tualang town for big head river prawns is just like JB lang 人 going to Sungai Rengit for wild caught live lobsters.

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