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Fresh Food Market Cha-am near Hua Hin, Thailand. Highlights Je Jim Porridge & Thai Sweets Stall

Fresh Food Market Cha-am in Hua Hin, Thailand

Wherever I go, I love to visit the local fresh food market - they are always full of colours, nice things to eat and a good place to mingle with local people. When we asked locals in Hua Hin to recommend us a "wet" market, they pointed us to Fresh Food Market Cha-am.

YFC Yaowarat Fried Chicken in Bangkok Chinatown เจ้ปุ่นไก่ทอด (Japanese Fried Chicken)

YFC Yaowarat Fried Chicken in Bangkok Chinatown เจ้ปุ่นไก่ทอด

I made my first trip to Thailand (in Hatyai) in 1981. One of the most memorable things from that trip was the taste of fried chicken leg from a street side stall. I can't remember how it actually tasted, but from that moment on, I must have a street side fried chicken leg every time I am in Thailand. It is one of my favourite foods ever since.

Famous Thai Kway Chap in Thailand, Hua Hin near FN Outlet Mall ก๋วยจั๊บแม่วรรณี

Famous Thai Kway Chap in Thailand, Hua Hin near FN Outlet Mall ก๋วยจั๊บแม่วรรณี

After lunch, we were about to pull into FN Outlet mall in Hua Hin (Thailand) when our local friend Dr. B pointed out a street side stall just outside and casually remarked that it serves the best kway chap in town. "Aiyah.. why you never bring us earlier...." we all laughed and teased her jokingly.

Delightful Contemporary Cantonese @ Summer Pavilion Restaurant in Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore

Summer Pavilion Restaurant in Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore

Four of us met for lunch at Summer Pavilion restaurant in Ritz Carlton Singapore. The exquisite flavours and impeccable service at the well appointed restaurant lived up to its One Michelin Star reputation. Summer Pavilion clinched the coveted award in the 2016, 2017 and 2018 Singapore Michelin guides.

My First Professional Hair Treatment. SHS Hair Studio Prestige in Forum The Shopping Mall Singapore

SHS Hair Studio Prestige in Forum The Shopping Mall Singapore

You know me lah...., my personal grooming has been barest essentials all my life. A simple monthly haircut at a random Indian barber shop is all I did all these years. When my hair gets a little grey, I just smear on DIY hair dye. That's it lah 😄

1-Day Food & Shop Trail in Johor Bahru. Pisang Goreng Mawar > Zaituna Nasi Arab > People & Places Cafe > Shan Ming Seafood

Shan Ming Seafood

Four of us, we went on a 1-Day Food and Shopping Trail in Johor Bahru covering Pisang Goreng Mawar > Zaituna Nasi Arab > Paradigm Mall > People & Places Cafe > KSL Mall > Shan Ming Seafood in Pelangi.

Catch Chinatown Crossings 2019 (Season II) with Complimentary Chinatown Food Trail by Tony Johor Kaki

Catch Chinatown Crossings 2019 (Season II) with Complimentary Chinatown Food Trail with Tony Johor Kaki

I had the privilege to attend a preview of Chinatown Crossings produced by Drama Box  -  season two of the promenade theatre performance runs from 6 Jun to 13 Jul 2019. It's a live show on location in Chinatown which I enjoyed it very much. The show's three main characters took us from inside a dim creaky old Kreta Ayer shophouse through mysterious back alleys, to the bustling streets of Singapore Chinatown.

Ponderosa Golf & Country Resort Ramadan Buffet 2019 in Johor Bahru

Ponderosa Golf & Country Resort Ramadan Buffet 2019

Ponderosa Golf & Country Resort Ramadan Buffet 2019 from 9 May - 2 June. RM78 nett per adult and RM35 nett per child age 6-12. Early bird discount of RM10 per adult available till 8 May. For reservations call ☎ +607 354 9999.

Hailam Cafe - a Hainanese Coffee Shop in Taman Molek, Johor Bahru

Hailam Cafe - a Hainanese Coffee Shop in Taman Molek, Johor Bahru

I must have walked past Hailam Cafe in Taman Molek literally hundreds of times as I come here regularly for banking errands. But, I have never stepped in before.

Chao Shan Teochew Restaurant in Indahpura Kulai Johor 潮汕海鲜餐厅

Chao Shan Teochew Restaurant in Indahpura Kulai Johor 潮汕海鲜餐厅

Our Kulai friend Puan Chong and family found Chao Shan Restaurant in Indahpura (Kulai) near their home and they love it. So, we arranged to have dinner there together last night.

JB 👟Pontian 👟Johor Food Trail - A Day of Duck, Giant Grouper, Coffee, Game Meat & Wine

JB 👟Pontian 👟Johor Food Trail - A Day of Duck, Giant Grouper, Coffee, Game Meat & Wine

Three of us went on a simple whole day food trail in Johor Bahru and Pontian today - after so many food trails, I think simple, leisurely ones without overeating are the best 😄 We stopped at just 5 places - Taika Huat Braised Duck 八里半大家发鸭肉 ➤ House of Giant Grouper 龍膽之家 ➤ Kheng Guan Hiong Coffee ➤ Pontian Wild Game Meat 笨珍三不卖野味 ➤ Tasting Lab (a wine shop).


Hidden Gem Lei Cha Rice @ Restoran HNY Happiness in Desa Cermerlang, Ulu Tiram, JB ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Hidden Gem Lei Cha Rice @ Restoran HNY Happiness in Desa Cermerlang, Ulu Tiram, JB

When I just want a simple meal or ran out of ideas on where to eat, I often settle for lei cha fun 擂茶饭 (thunder tea rice). Lei cha fun is a healthy choice that doesn't compromise on taste at all.

Fortune Pot Wanton Mee Noodles in Mount Austin, Johor Bahru 福鼎记

Fortune Pot Wanton Mee Noodles n Mount Austin, Johor Bahru 福鼎记

As a wanton mee lover, seeing posts on Fortune Pot 福鼎记, a new wanton mee joint in Taman Mount Austin popping up in social media, I can't wait to check it out 😋

Taj Banana Leaf Affordable Authentic Indian Cuisine in Taman Mount Austin in Johor Bahru

Taj Banana Leaf in Taman Mount Austin in Johor Bahru

This humble no frills Indian restaurant in JB's Taman Mount Austin has been steadily building up a loyal following over the last three years with its authentic Indian dishes at reasonable prices. I am now one of their fans too after trying some of their dishes yesterday (and last year).

New Lucky Seafood Restaurant in Johor Bahru Taman Seri Tebrau 新运海鲜酒楼

New Lucky Seafood Restaurant in Johor Bahru Taman Seri Tebrau 新运海鲜酒楼

New Lucky is a half century old stalwart of JB seafood / zhi char restaurants which is very popular with locals and Singaporeans alike. Two of us, we went to try their famous char kway teow and peppery pig stomach soup which enjoy many raving reviews.

Mutiara Johor Bahru Ramadan Buffet 2019

Mutiara Johor Bahru Ramadan Buffet 2019

Hotel Mutiara JB Ramadan Buka Puasa Buffet from 6 May - 4 Jun 2019. RM125 nett per adult, RM65 nett per child (age 4 - 12). Early bird price of RM108 nett available till 5 May 2019. To book 📞 +607 330 0244 / 0248

Panda in Sichuan @ Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding 成都大熊猫繁育研究基地 🐼

Panda in Sichuan @ Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding 成都大熊猫繁育研究基地 🐼

When I got the invitation to visit Sichuan, the first thing that got into my mind was "I am going to see the 🐼 pandas!". This will be my first time seeing a panda, that iconic animal from Sichuan, China. There are only around 1,000 pandas left in the world and 80% live in Sichuan.