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What to Eat in Johor Jaya. Fish Ball Soup at Fong Yem Kopitiam


Two days ago, I blogged about Fong Yan chicken rice at Fong Yem coffee shop in Johor Jaya. Now, I want to share with you the fish ball soup and noodle stall in the same kopitiam. To me good chicken rice and great fish ball soup make the best food pairing 😄

Best Singapore Char Siew Noodles List @ Fatty Ox in Chinatown Food Centre ⭐⭐⭐⭐

So I was doing my thing, roaming around Singapore's Chinatown food centre, taking pictures here and there as I went. Exchanged Chinese New Year greetings with Fatty Ox boss Mr Cheung and he offered me a piece of his char siew. "Freshly roasted, try, still hot, be careful" the friendly stall boss said as he cut me a sampling joint 😄

Fong Yem Boneless Hainanese Chicken Rice in Johor Bahru. Love their Roast Chicken 丰源美食中心 ⭐⭐⭐⭐


I am not a fan of "roast" chicken even though chicken rice bosses told me that "roast" sells better than old fashioned poached nowadays. "Roast" though looks very appetising often turned out dry and flat tasting. But, not at the chicken rice stall at Fong Yem coffee shop 丰源美食中心 in Johor Jaya -  it's my favourite "roast" chicken stall now.

Durian Cendol at Nyonya Sister in Paradigm Mall Johor Bahru


I have been looking for a good durian cendol in JB after my favourite stall in Johor Jaya closed. I think I finally found a good one at Nyonya Sister in Paradigm Mall.

在新山 Paradigm Mall 的 Nyonya Sister 那里有猫山王榴莲 cendol. 8块钱有猫山王榴莲. 又香又甜, 我喜欢. 10块钱的榴莲 cendol 还有一粒泰国香椰做的冰淇淋. 更甜更香, 我更喜欢. 喜欢吃甜, 猫山王的朋友可以试试哦. Shopping 来这里歇歇脚也不错. 在 Paradigm Mall 底层 Village Grocer 对面 Subway 旁边 (GF Lot 37A).

Ho Meng Kee Wanton Mee at Queen Park Coffee Shop in Perling JB 何明记云吞面


Ho Meng Kee, founded in the 1930s, is one of the stalwarts of Johor Bahru wanton mee. Today, Ho Meng Kee is a leading wanton mee manufacturer and wholesaler, supplying many wanton noodle stalls in JB. There seemed to be at least one Ho Meng Kee WTM stall in every Taman (residential district) in JB.

Mee Rebus House at Taman Melodies, Johor Bahru. One of JB's Best


Dropped by at Mee Rebus House at Taman Melodies for..... mee rebus, what else....? 😄

Famous Chinese Foo Chow Style Braised Eel in Taipei 昌吉紅焼鰻

Restaurant name昌吉紅焼鰻
AddressNo. 51, Changji Street, Datong District, Taipei City, Taiwan 103
GPS25°03'57.3"N 121°30'58.4"E | 25.065919, 121.516228
Nearest MRTDaqiaotou Station 大橋頭站
Tel+886 2 2592 7085
Hours: 9:30am - 12:00 midnight

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Shooting. What if there were Guard Dogs?

While out on my daily walk this morning, thoughts about Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School came into my mind. Most of us would have heard, read or saw the news about the latest mass shooting in the USA (on 14 Feb 2018 - Valentine Day). Over here in Singapore / Johor, most people view it with detachment as USA is a far away land. Maybe, the mass shootings bothered me a bit more because I have family over there.

ESCAPE Penang Adventureplay & Waterplay. Take Back our Childhood


After eating lots of famous Penang food, we had plenty of calories to burn. Shopping doesn't help much as it is often combined with snacking 😂 Fortunately, Penang has many sports attractions that burn calories while having fun.  We spent an entire afternoon at ESCAPE and enjoyed ourselves thoroughly.

Long Jiang Classic at Clarke Quay is more than Noodle & Congee 龍江经典粥麵家


Chinese New Year is the season for a succession of get togethers over good meals. Last night, we had a great time with foodie buddies and good food at Long Jiang Classic Noodle & Congee House 龍江经典粥麵家 in Clarke Quay, beside Singapore River.

Famous Rat Tail Noodles (Mee Tai Mak) in Taipei 永樂米苔目

Restaurant name永樂米苔目
Address: No. 111, Minyue Street, Datong District, Taipei City, Taiwan 103 | 103台北市大同區民樂街111號 
GPS25°03'26.6"N 121°30'38.3"E | 25.057398, 121.510628
Nearest MRT: Daqiaotou Station 大橋頭站
Tel+886 2 2553 2020
Hours: 7:00am - 6:00pm (close at 2pm on public holidays)

Yon Yan Chicken Wings @ West Coast Market Square. Singapore 永焱


Yon Yan chicken wings and bee hoon really need no introduction as the stall was extensively featured in all forms of media after PM Lee visited them in 2014.

MOVED Sin Kee Famous Chicken Rice at Compass One. Sengkang MRT 正新記.馳名雞飯


Hi, fans and friends of Uncle Niven of Margaret Drive Sin Kee Chicken Rice fame, your favourite chicken rice is now in Compass One mall at Sengkang MRT station.

Famous Taipei Seafood & Pork Noodle Soup. Champion Noodle House 萬華麗珠什錦面

Restaurant name: 麗珠什錦面 Champion Noodle House
AddressNo. 48, Xingning Street, Wanhua District, Taipei City, Taiwan 108
GPS25°01'55.9"N 121°30'01.2"E | 25.032199, 121.500341
Nearest MRTLongshan Temple Station 龍山寺站
Tel+886 2 2308 6530
Hours: 11:00am - 10:30pm (Monday off)

Famous Delicious Taiwan Oyster Mee Sua Noodles in Taipei 金正好吃麵線

Restaurant name金正好吃麵線
AddressNo. 74, Yian Road, Zhonghe District, New Taipei City, Taiwan 235 (金正 has several outlets around Taiwan)
GPS24°59'50.0"N 121°30'40.4"E | 24.997230, 121.511217
Nearest MRTYongan Market Station 永安市場站
Tel+886 2 8921 8899
Hours: 11:00am - 1:00am

Taiwan Celebrity Recommended Oyster Mee Sua Noodles 台西港蚵仔麵線

Restaurant name台西港蚵仔麵線
Address: No. 51, Jinlong Road, Neihu District, Taipei City, Taiwan 114 | 台北市內湖區金龍路51號
GPS25°05'05.7"N 121°35'36.7"E | 25.084920, 121.593527
Nearest MRTNeihu Station 捷運內湖站 (use Exit 1)
Tel+886 2 2794 6888
Hours: 8:00am - 9:00pm

RECIPE Kaki. Cooking Singapore Teochew Peppery Bak Kut Teh with Pressure Cooker


This is the garlicky peppery style of bak kut teh (literally meat bone tea) commonly sold in Singapore. This dish which is very popular with tourists, is relatively simple to replicate at home whether in China, Europe or North America as the ingredients are widely available in supermarkets. It also does not involve any special equipment.

Golden Carp of Trio Prosperity by Mad About Sucre. Birth of a Chinese New Year Tradition?


I was walking past MAD About SUCRE and just wanted to pop my head in to say hello to Eric and team, then pop out again. But, Eric wouldn't allow that and insisted that I sit down for tea and a cake.

Then, this golden carp caught my eye. It's MAD About SUCRE's newest Chinese New Year offering. "All sold out for this year" Eric told me 😮

Chicky Fun Halal Singapore Chicken Rice @ Bagus. Northpoint City Mall Yishun


Visited the newest Chicky Fun outlet at Bagus (Halal) food court in the sprawling, spanking new Northpoint City mall in Yishun, Singapore today. The Halal Singapore chicken rice was delicious 👍

Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Singapore. Miao Yi in People's Park Centre 妙益素食楼


We met for lunch today at Miao Yi 妙益, one of the longest established and famous vegetarian restaurants in Singapore. Founded in 1991, the founder still heads the kitchen, ensuring the standards which Miao Yi is famous for, stay the same. This was my first time at Miao Yi and I love it.

Man Man Unagi (Japanese Grilled Eel) in Singapore


Most Singapore foodies would have heard of Man Man Unagi and many would have tried it before. Opened in 2015, Man Man was among Michelin's Singapore Bib Gourmand winners of 2017. Deterred by the long queues which hasn't abated since it opened, I tried Man Man for the first time only yesterday, together with three buddies who are big fans of Man Man.

MAD About SUCRE CNY Pop Shop 2018


Yesterday, we tasted MAD about SUCRE's Chinese New Year pop shop dishes. MAD about SUCRE is a quaint little restaurant in Singapore's Chinatown which I recommend to friends for their quirky interpretations of French fare and fine pastries. For this Chinese New Year, from 6 Feb till 5 Mar, MAD returns briefly to their Chinese roots with their CNY pop shop.

Where to get Special Chinese New Year Dishes for Reunion Dinner. Singapore Chinatown Food Centre


Every year before Chinese New Year, the little zhi char stall in Singapore's Chinatown simply named "Claypot & Cooked Food Kitchen" serves up big restaurant style CNY celebratory dishes. It's a well kept secret among regulars.

Tamsui Urn Roast Chicken 正古早甕缸雞坊.淡水甕缸龍眼雞

Restaurant name: 正古早甕缸雞坊 
Address: No. 605號, Section 2, Danjin Road, Tamsui District, New Taipei City, Taiwan 251
GPS: 25°11'35.3"N 121°26'46.6"E | 25.193126, 121.446289
Nearest MRTTamsui Station 淡水
Tel: +886 2 2620 3028
Hours: 11:00am - 9:00pm

Bee Chun Heng Bak Kwa 美珍香肉干(老鋪) 🦚 Peacock Logo


If you are in Singapore now, you will see many queues around the island - people lining up to buy bak kwa 肉干 for Chinese New Year. Eating bak kwa is a Chinese New Year custom in Singapore. Queueing for hours to buy bak kwa is also a CNY custom here 😄 Buddy brought me to Bee Chun Heng (Lau Po) 美珍香(老鋪) at 89, Frankel Avenue. 

Soon Lee Fish Porridge. Seafood Soup. Defu Lane 10. SG Taxi Uncles' Choice 顺利鱼糜海鲜汤


Soon Lee Fish Porridge & Seafood Soup stall has been operating under the social media radar - I am not sure why. Perhaps, it's because it's relatively inaccessible by public transport and is located in an industrial park. "Cheap and good" Soon Lee is a well kept secret among taxi drivers and factory workers in Defu Industrial Estate.

Stall name: Soon Lee Fish Porridge Seafood Soup 顺利鱼糜海鲜汤

Address: 4 Defu Lane 10, Singapore 539185

Hours: 8:00am - 3:30pm (Sun off)

Ah Hong Char Kway Teow @ Cheng Heng Coffee Shop in Seri Austin JB 啊康炒果条

I am always on the look out for good char kway teow like many Malaysians and Singaporeans. Ah Hong's char kway teow in Taman Seri Austin didn't really bowled me over but I know many people like this style of CKT so I am sharing it here.

Food near JB Customs. Gogirou BBQ Meat Street in Zenith Mall 新山韩式烤肉街

Gogirou-Korean-BBQ-Meat-Street-Zenith-Mall 新山韩式烤肉街

Dinner this evening at Gogirou BBQ Meat Street, Johor Bahru's newest Korean BBQ hangout. JB already has many Korean BBQ places but Gogirou is one of the most accessible for visitors from Singapore as it is located in Zenith Mall which is right across Jalan Wong Ah Fook from JBCC and City Square mall. It's about 10 minutes walking distance after clearing JB immigration.

Ah Chuan in JB is One of my Favourite Fish Soup Stalls 阿全鱼湯⭐⭐⭐⭐


If you have been following my blog, you will know that I am a big fan of simple fish soups. I find a good bowl of fish soup with a bowl of plain white rice very satisfying and comforting. One of my favourites is Ah Chuan in Johor Bahru - it is just a small stall in Starfood coffee shop in Taman Pelangi where the (Monday and Thursday) morning market is located (so parking can be challenging on those days).

Restoran ZZ. Original Mee Rebus Tulang Gearbox with Lamb Shank in JB


After tasting it in 2011, I used to take friends to Restoran ZZ at Jalan Petrie regularly for the mee rebus tulang gearbox which is a unique JB style of mee rebus. I also like the rustic kampung ambiance here. But, I stopped a few years later as the place sometimes wasn't well kept.

Best in Taipei. Pei Cheng Roast Duck 北城烤鴨

Restaurant name: Pei Cheng Roast Duck 北城烤鴨
Address: No. 248, Zhongzheng Road, Zhonghe District, New Taipei City, Taiwan 235
GPS24°59'38.7"N 121°29'44.6"E | 24.994073, 121.495707
Nearest MRT: Jingan Station 景安站
Tel+886 2 2246 0456
Hours: 10:30am - 8:00pm

Wanton Mee Stall @ Cheng Heng Coffee Shop in Seri Austin 成兴美食坊


We wandered into Cheng Heng coffee shop in a quiet neighbourhood back street in Taman Seri Austin on a hot mid day. We were surprised but happy to bump into Mdm Au Yong whose wanton mee stall used to be at No Signboard coffee shop at Jalan Maju (near Plaza Pelangi).

Kang Chuan Bakuteh. Desa Cemerlang • Ulu Tiram JB 康传肉骨茶

Kang-Chuan-Bakuteh-Desa-Cemerlang-Ulu Tiram-JB-康传肉骨茶

Stumbled upon Kang Chuan Bakuteh shop while food spotting in Taman Desa Cemerlang this morning.

Top Roast Duck in Taipei 萬香烤鴨莊

Restaurant name: 萬香烤鴨莊
Address: No. 116, Zhongxiao Rd, Banqiao District New Taipei City, Taiwan 220 (at the intersection with Chongqing Road) | 台北縣板橋市忠孝路116號 (與重慶路交叉口)
GPS: 25°00'07.9"N 121°27'46.1"E | 25.002204, 121.462798
Nearest MRT: Fuzhong Station 府中站
Tel+886 2 2953 6672
Hours: 10:00am - 8:00pm

Taiping Sepetang Fish Porridge in Taman Ungku Tun Aminah 太平十八丁鱼粥


Fish soup is one of my favourite guilt free dishes as it is healthy without sacrificing taste (relatively speaking.. lah). So, I am very happy when I come across Taiping Sepetang Fish Porridge in TUTA Johor Bahru - it's nice 😋

Taiping Sepetang Roti Prata. One of JB Best Roti Canai


I eat roti prata (known as roti canai in Malaysia) often as roti prata stalls are everywhere in Singapore and Malaysia. I rarely return to any particular stall as most roti prata stalls are good enough and few really stand out from the rest. But, the roti parta stall at Taiping Sepetang coffee shop in Taman Ungku Tun Aminah is one which I would return to when I am in the area.