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Kim Chi & BBQ Korean Restaurant in Pelangi Johor Bahru

Kim Chi & BBQ Korean Restaurant in Pelangi Johor Bahru

Last night, buddy Phoebe invited me to join her family for dinner at Kim Chi & BBQ Korean restaurant in Taman Pelangi. Unfortunately for me, I was unable to join them due to a prior commitment - my apologies 🙏 As I was craving for Korean BBQ, we checked in at Kim Chi & BBQ the very next morning 😄

Best 10 Chap Chai Png / Fan in Johor Bahru Series. My Favourite Economy Rice in Masai JB

Best 10 Chap Chai Png / Fan in Johor Bahru Series. My Favourite Economy Lunch in Masai JB

When I want a balanced meal, quick, no fuss and doesn't compromise on choice and taste, I often go for chap chai png which is known as economy rice (in Singapore) and chap fan (in KL). When in JB, my favourite place for economy rice is 肆源小炒 near the Masai bus terminal. It doesn't have an English name, I just refer to it as Mr Tay's (the boss) place.

Sunflower Bakery & Restaurant @ TD Point Retail Mall, Taman Daya, Johor Bahru 福林坊

Sunflower Bakery & Restaurant @ TD Point Johor Bahru 福林坊

JB social media is now abuzz about TD Point, a new makan hotspot in Taman Daya of Johor Bahru. So, we came here to explore, stumbling upon Sunflower Bakery & Restaurant.

Lunch with Chef Chung Deming - Mod Sin Frontrunner @ The Quarters Icon Village Extension

Lunch with Chef Chung Deming - Mod Sin Frontrunner @ The Quarters Icon Village Extension

Chung Deming always has a thing about cooking and promoting Singapore cuisine, especially hawker dishes. It got the better of him 5 years ago, when he left his investment bank career to start The Quarters bistro to fully dedicate his time and energies to his passion for modern Singapore cuisine.

One Pot YiGuo 一锅 Benaan Kapal Heritage Hawker Centre. Singapore Style Steamboat

One Pot YiGuo (一锅) Singapore Style Steamboat in Heritage Hawker Centre

Finally came to One Pot for steamboat dinner with kakis since meeting owner Brent Tay at Maureen's office warming party. In my mind, One Pot is "Singapore style" steamboat because steamboats on our sunny island were like this for as long as I can remember.

Chinese Red Stewed / Braised Pork Belly Recipe. Hong Shou Rou 紅燒肉



Stewed pork belly 🐖 also known as red braised pork belly or hong shou rou 紅燒肉 is a popular Chinese pork dish - it is also one of my favourites. Hong shou rou is enjoyed all over China and in Chinese communities around the world. It is considered a "hundred family dish" 百家菜 meaning, a dish which every Chinese family has a recipe for - so there are many variations of hong shou rou. It is basically a savoury sweet dish with tenderly soft skin, meat and almost melt in the mouth fat. The versatile dish is eaten with rice, noodles or bun. 

Nanyang Old Coffee, Singapore 南洋老咖啡 ☕☕☕☕

Nanyang Old Coffee, Singapore 南洋老咖啡

Today la kopi with Lim Eng Lam owner of Nanyang Old Coffee 南洋老咖啡, thanks to link up by buddy Victor. ("La kopi" literally means "stir coffee" is Singlish for casual meet up over coffee ☕ )


What Does Moray Eels Taste Like?

How Does Moray Eels Taste Like? 小珍 SZ Kitchen @ Fairprice Hub, Joo Koon MRT

I was still in KL when Uncle Bob invited us to join him to taste Moray Eel at Johnny's restaurant 小珍 SZ Kitchen @ Fairprice Hub, Joo Koon MRT Singapore. Thanks to Johnny and Uncle Bob, I had a chance to taste it when I returned to Singapore today.

Eating Roast Goose in KL @ Chen Chen BBQ Goose, Duck in Pudu 珍珍深井烧鹅鸭鸡

Eating Roast Goose in KL @ Chen Chen BBQ Goose, Duck in Pudu 珍珍深井烧鹅鸭鸡

While we were in Kuala Lumpur, buddy SW wondered if we could get some nice roast goose. As usual, I turned to my Facebook friends for help. Chen Chen BBQ Goose, Duck in Pudu came up in the list of suggestions. We picked it because it was on our route and fit in our day's plans.

Wong Mei Kee in Pudu KL ● Best Roast Pork in Malaysia & Singapore? 王美记燒肉 ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Wong Mei Kee in Pudu KL - The Best Roast Pork in Malaysia & Singapore? 王美记燒肉

Wong Mei Kee 王美记燒肉 have long been on my Eat List as many buddies swear by it - many declaring it the best roast pork in Malaysia and Singapore. I finally got to taste Wong Kee's legendary siu yok or sio bak - missing it many times before because the roast meat was always sold out within 1, at most 2 hours.

Kim Lian Kee KL Hokkien Mee @ Mid Valley Southkey, Johor Bahru 金莲记福建面

Kim Lian Kee KL Hokkien Mee @ Mid Valley Southkey, Johor Bahru 金莲记福建面

As a big fan of Kim Lian Kee KL Hokkien mee, I was excited that they opened a branch in the newly launched Mid Valley Southkey in Johor Bahru. I am eager to know if I still need to go to Kuala Lumpur to get my KL Hokkien mee fix.

Dinner with Niramon of Niramon Couture, Royal Haute Couture Dressmaker

Dinner with Niramon of Niramon Coutour, Royal Haute Coutour Dressmaker

On arriving in Bangkok, we went straight to Ah Yat Abalone at Amoma Grand hotel for dinner with Khun Niramon.

Hock Lam Street Popular Beef Kway Teow @ Old Airport Road Food Centre, Singapore 福南街著名牛肉粿条

Hock Lam Street Popular Beef Kway Teow @ Old Airport Road Food Centre, Singapore 福南街著名牛肉粿条

Hock Lam Street beef noodles founded in 1921 is the oldest brand of Teochew beef kway teow still in business in Singapore today. They have two outlets - one known as Hock Lam Street Popular Beef Kway Teow @ Old Airport Road Food Centre, and a second one Authentic Hock Lam Street Popular Beef Kway Teow @ North Canal Road (since 2004).

Yook Mooi Teochew Mee Pok (also known as Yue Mei) @ Jalan Lumba Kuda, JB 玉梅潮州面薄

Yook Mooi Teochew Mee Pok (also known as Yue Mei) @ Jalan Lumba Kuda, JB 玉梅潮州面薄

Buddy Claire tagged me on Facebook about Yook Mooi Teochew Mee Pok 玉梅潮州面薄 - another Lao Tee style noodle stall. Johor Bahru oldies would know what excitement such news bring to JB foodies. (Thanks Claire for the tip off!)


Best Ramadan Bazaars in Johor Bahru 2019. Today, We go to S'MART PANDAN

Best Ramadan Bazaars in Johor Bahru 2019. Today, We go to S'MART PANDAN

First and foremost, may I wish all my Muslim friends Happy Ramadan Al Mubarak.

This is a time I always look forward to every year - as my Muslim friends celebrate the Holy Month, I would join them at Ramadan buffets and bazaars. The sights, sounds, smells, tastes, spirit and atmosphere at Ramadan bazaars always excite me. 

Tourism Malaysia Penang Balik Pulau Durian Packages 6 May - 6 August 2019

Tourism Malaysia Penang Balik Pulau Durian Packages 6 May - 6 August 2019.

Tourism Malaysia just launched Durian Packages with Balik Pulau 8321 durian plantation, Asia Gateway Tours agency and hotels Rainbow Paradise Beach Resort, Sentral Seaview, Berjaya, Vouk Hotel Suites, Royal, Bayview, Cititel and Lexis Suites Penang. 

Kim Laksa in Nan Guang Coffee Shop in Balik Pulau, Penang Asam Laksa 金叻沙

Kim Laksa in Nan Guang Coffee Shop in Balik Pulau, Penang 金叻沙

On the way to the durian plantation in Balik Pulau, our guide Ronny brought us to downtown BP for Kim Laksa. It's the most famous Penang asam laksa stall in Balik Pulau.

Authentic Hyderabadi Dum Biryani @ Taj Banana Leaf in Mount Austin, Johor Bahru

Authentic Hyderabadi Dum Biryani @ Taj Banana Leaf in Mount Austin, Johor Bahru

My friends know that I am a little crazy about nasi biryani. But, truth be told, nasi biryani is one dish I don't know well as I have never eaten it in India before. (Hope to have the chance one day.)

Best Chicken Curry Noodles Mee in Hong Lim Hawker Centre Singapore

Best Chicken Curry Noodles Mee in Hong Lim Hawker Centre Singapore

Chicken curry mee is a unique dish found in Singapore and Malaysia (former British Malaya) which is a fusion of Malay, Indian and Chinese elements. I still remember the awe and delight of my first smell and taste of chicken curry that my primary school classmate's mum made for our class excursion. Have gone through countless chicken curry since then but always looking for one that gives me that unforgettable feeling.

Devasom Hua Hin Resort. Angel House - A Love & Hope Sanctuary

Devasom Hua Hin Resort. Angel House- A Love & Hope Sanctuary

We were greeted by this beautiful sight from the reception lobby, when we arrived at Devasom Hua Hin Resort at 2am after a 2+ hour (195 km south) car ride from Bangkok. The serene picture completed by a full moon floating in a pitch black cloudless, windless, quiet night.