Thursday, 18 January 2018

Kim Guan Guan Traditional Nanyang Coffee in Singapore


For many of us in Singapore and Malaysia, a cup of traditional black coffee is a comforting pick me up we must have every morning, during coffee break, after meals, or at any time. For me, I cannot imagine my life without traditional Nanyang coffee.

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Famous Kimberley Road Char Kway Teow @ Sin Guat Keong 新月宫茶室

Kimberley-Road-Char-Kway-Teow-Sin-Guat-Keong -新月宫茶室

Our tour bus stopped near Kimberley Road and our guide gave us 30 minutes "to contribute to the Penang economy".

Zhuó Family Dumpling House in Taipei 禚家餃子館

Restaurant name: 禚家餃子館
Address: No. 204, Section 1, Zhongyang South Road, Beitou District, Taipei City, Taiwan 112
GPS25°07'42.6"N 121°30'04.1"E | 25.128490, 121.501147
Nearest MRTQiyan 捷運奇岩站
Tel+886 2 2858 8315
Hours: 11:00am - 9:00pm

Saturday, 13 January 2018

Chinese New Year Goody. Tee Soon Seng Cuttlefish


As one who is addicted to savoury, sweet, spicy toasted crispy cuttlefish, I was glad for the opportunity to see how these are made at Tee Soon Seng in their little factory in Defu Lane, Singapore.

Locals Say Beitou Market Braised Pork Rice is Best Lo Rou Fan in Taiwan 矮仔財滷肉飯

Restaurant name: 矮仔財滷肉飯
Address  112, Taiwan, Taipei City, Beitou District, Xinshi Street, 30號市場二樓 436號攤位
GPS25°07'55.8"N 121°30'11.5"E | 25.132168, 121.503196
Nearest MRTBeitou Station 北投站
Tel+886 932 386 789
Hours: 6:30am - 1:30pm (Monday off)

Friday, 12 January 2018

What to Eat @ Marsiling Mall >> Fu Shi Roasted. Wanton Mee 富市传统烧腊

Dropped by at the just opened Marsiling Mall near Woodlands MRT station today - this is Singapore's newest hawker centre. The first stall I went for was Fu Shi Traditional Roasts 富市传统烧腊 as I missed their char siew - it's one of the few places in Singapore for juicy KL style char siew at pocket friendly prices.

Popular Taipei Braised Pork Rice Locals Wish You Don't Know About 黃記滷肉飯

Restaurant name黃記滷肉飯
Address: No. 28, Lane 183, Section 2, Zhongshan North Road, Zhongshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan 104 | 台北市中山區中山北路二段183巷28號
GPS25°03'49.4"N 121°31'26.8"E | 25.063718, 121.524109
Nearest MRTZhongshan Elementary School (take exit 1) 中山國小站
Tel: +886 2 2595 8396
Hours: 12:00 noon - 9:30pm (Monday off)

Thursday, 11 January 2018

Mamalicious Nyonya House @ Taman Pelangi Johor Bahru 蓮姐传统手制糕点


Buddy KK told me about Mamalicious Nyonya House at Jalan Sri Pelangi where the Pelangi pasar pagi is located (on Mondays and Thursdays). "Meet you at 7:30am because later most of the nice kueh will be snapped up by aunties doing marketing" KK warned me 😄 So, I set my alarm clock to make sure that I got here early.

Taipei Shanghai Restaurant more Authentic than in Shanghai China 上海隆記菜館

Restaurant name上海隆記菜館
AddressNo. 1, Lane 101, Yanping South Road, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, Taiwan 100
GPS25°02'33.5"N 121°30'39.3"E | 25.042625, 121.510923
Nearest MRTXimen Station Exit 4 西門站 (隆記 is just short 15 minutes walk to the east of Xinmending shopping district)
Tel+886 2 2331 5078
Hours: 11:00am - 2:00pm | 5:00pm - 9:00pm (Sunday closed)

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

2018 Lunar New Year Set Menus @ Meisan Szechuan Restaurant in Hotel Mutiara JB


My first Chinese New Year 捞起 lou hei session of 2018 was at Meisan Restaurant with Hotel Mutiara Johor Bahru GM Ahmad Bukhari and his team 😄 It was also an opportunity to sample dishes from Meisan's Lunar New Year Set Menus (available from 15 Feb - 2 Mar 2018).

Famous Shandong Leek Empanada & Scallion Pancake in Taipei 秦家餅店

Restaurant name秦家餅店
AddressNo. 12, Lane 6, Siwei Road, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106 | 台北市四維路6巷12號 (仁愛圓環, 從敘香園旁的巷子走進去, 就在敘香園停車場旁) 
GPS25°02'13.7"N 121°32'52.0"E | 25.037140, 121.547771
Nearest MRTDa'an 大安站
Tel:02-2705-7255 (best to book ahead of time)
Hours: 11:30am - 7:00pm (Sunday off)