Category Archives: Food and drink

The Joy of eating Asian Food


The US TV dating show, The Bachelor came to Singapore, supposedly to eat our local food (https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/voraciously/wp/2019/01/29/the-bachelor-goes-to-singapore-and-perpetuates-nasty-stereotypes-about-asian-food/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.bf148e1627e3 ). Unfortunately, most of the contestants found our food not only not appetizing, one actually vomited.   I don’t blame them. Many local kids I know may … Continue reading

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Joie – fusion vegetarian restaurant


This restaurant came highly recommended by my husband, who otherwise avoids vegetarian restaurant if he could. I share similar sentiment as vegetarian restaurants are often too highly priced in my opinion and contain too much mock food with glutens. Recently … Continue reading

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Quan Ji Tze Char


This stall was the only one opened on a Sunday night. For a tze char stall situated at Amoy Street Food Centre in the financial district on a weekend, where all other shops and offices were dark and quiet, there … Continue reading

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JB101 Tze Char @ WCEGA


I live just opposite WCEGA but failed to get a reservation despite trying many times, until today. The tze char is located in the former canteen in the office building where my favourite nasi padang used to be. An awning … Continue reading

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‘Wanton’ Mee with tilapia


The poster screams, the only one in Malaysia, no other stores. It is unique: whole steamed tilapia cooked in various sauces and served with fresh noodles (without the wantons). There are different varieties – dried lilybulb with garlic and bean … Continue reading

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Nasi Lemak Pantun


Pantun is a Malay poetry form from South East Asia, which has interlocking lines in the stanzas. I just studied this and am really enjoying experimenting with it. Here’s one I just wrote about Nasi Lemak (rice coconut= coconut rice, … Continue reading

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Tze char with Karaoke 


You probably would never hear of this kopitiam unless you work in the surrounding industrial estate,  or someone brought you here.  My husband was taken here for lunch for the Hong Kong roasted meat here is cheap and good. He … Continue reading

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