Whopping Good Time At Wo Peng Cantonese Cuisine 和平宴!

I was pretty excited about the media invite on 7th January 2016 to taste Chef Julian Tam’s Chinese New Year offerings. I have seen some promotions of Wo Peng on Groupon deals and they were always sold out. This was a great chance for me to get acquainted with some of Chef Tam’s signature dishes … Continue reading

Shiok Food At Blk 86 Bedok North Street 4

Exactly one week ago, Mark invited me to join Alvin and himself for lunch. I had been asking around and have heard that Fei Lao’s horfun has one of the most intense wok hei in Singapore and that was where we were headed! Mark gave me the address but I had no idea then that … Continue reading

Manseki 满席 (マン席)

マン席, pronounced as Manseki, means “sold out” or “all seats taken” in the Japanese language. And in effect with the yummilicious omakase meal I had recently, this semi-fine dining restaurant ought to be! I wanted to name this post “A Tale of 2 Friendships” because it was a union of 2 old buddies and I … Continue reading

Tamarind Hill Restaurant Singapore

It has been said that “The best in Singapore is the best in the world” – they were, of course, referring to fine dining experience! And Singapore does have superabundance of regionally and internationally renowned food and beverage establishments. However, from a restauranteur’s standpoint (I’m making an educated guess after talking to several managers/owners), tight-laced … Continue reading

Restaurant Absinthe @ 72 Boat Quay

Vanessa’s birthday is 3 days before mine. We shared a dinner party in Merah Putih, a gorgeous restaurant in Bali, last December. On my actual birthday, 9th December, Al celebrated with me. He couldn’t wander far from his work place with an hour’s (at most 2 hours) break so we decided to lunch at nearby. … Continue reading

Mas Bowoo Near Mall Malioboro In Yogyakarta

Almost all our lunch were consumed in the bus in between journeys to the different locations for our photography sessions. This was the second trip (first experience was *Bromo) I had food served this way. The experience was similar to eating on flight sans the tray table on the back of seats, our bags or … Continue reading

Buona Terra @ 29 Scotts Road

I was meeting Al for lunch. We hadn’t decided where to eat until the very last minute, about an hour before heading out, he texted, “Buona Terra @ 29 Scotts Road”. Buona Terra is housed in one of those B&W Bungalows which are conserved in Singapore. The ambience spelled intimacy and exclusivity – great place … Continue reading

Delicious Makan Trail In Batu Pahat, Johor, Malaysia! Part 5 (Yong’s Steam Bot Garden 泳池海鲜生锅園)

Steamboat meal was excellent. Ricky’s friend said there are a few steamboat restaurants in Batu Pahat but Yong’s is well known among the locals for their fresh tasty food and reasonable prices. Indeed, we saw a good turnover of diners during our dinner. Benny said he liked the fact that the broth was not overly … Continue reading

Delicious Makan Trail In Batu Pahat, Johor, Malaysia! Part 4 (Da Bei Shui 大杯水)

While we were at Kedai Makanan Swee Kee, Benny noticed a banner across the street (in front of a food centre) informing their regulars that Mee Jian Kueh had moved to Da Bei Shui Kopitiam. These were the two places we wanted to go and now that they are housed under one roof, our route … Continue reading

Delicious Makan Trail In Batu Pahat, Johor, Malaysia! Part 3 (Kedai Makanan Minuman Ah Soon 阿顺猪杂汤)

Our next destination was supposedly a heavenly tasting snack but our roving eyes caught a crowded kopitiam selling fish head beehoon shop, Kedai Makanan Minuman Ah Soon 阿顺猪杂汤. Needless to say, the gluttony part of us detoured from the original route and we dashed swiftly to it. All of us agreed that this unexpected discovery … Continue reading