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)

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Revisiting HJ Abu Soto Power. New Building, Same Top Soto


Took a rather long drive to Kampung Pasir Putih in Pasir Gudang for one of my favourite mee soto ayam places at HJ Abu Soto Power.

Tang Palace Mongolian BBQ Taipei 唐宮蒙古烤肉涮羊肉餐廳

Restaurant name: Tang Palace Mongolian BBQ 唐宮蒙古烤肉涮羊肉餐廳
Address:  283, Songjiang Road, Zhongshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan 10491 | 台北市松江路283號2樓 (restaurant is at level 2)
GPS25°03'37.0"N 121°32'00.5"E | 25.060284, 121.533472
Nearest MRT:  Xingtian Temple Station 蘆洲線-行天宮站3號出口右轉 (just steps away from Exit 3)
Tel02-2505-1029 / 02-2502-6762
Hours: 11:30am - 2:00pm | 5:30pm - 9:30pm daily

Monday, 8 January 2018

Happy Pau of Tanjung Sepat Hai Yew Heng Pau Fame @ Setia Indah JB


Stumbled upon Happy Pau 包开心 shop in Taman Setia Indah while hunting for breakfast this rainy Monday morning. I was curious because the signboard outside says Hainanese Pau 海南包 - what is Hainanese pau? I wondered.

今天不小心在 Jalan Setia 7/18 碰到包开心. 跟老板小谈一下才知道, 他们来自丹绒士拔.海友兴手工海南包.  是 Tanjung Sepat 很有名的老字号. 包的种类有十几种. 招牌是梅菜包. 包皮比较厚, 轻轻松松的, 口感有一点像白面包里面的肉. 朋友们有时间可以试试哦.