Happy Land Cafeteria 欢乐园饮冰室 – An Outing With Tony Johor Kaki Pt. 2

“Are we happy with the Wanton Mee?” Tony asked. “We’d be happy if there’s dessert!” Tyng and I chorused. “I know just the place, it’s called Happy Land”. I thought that was lame but as it turned out, Tony’s not delirious. There’s this shop called Happy Land Cafeteria and it specialises in Ice Kacang desserts. … Continue reading

Old Town White Coffee 旧街场白咖啡

Kay and I have been searching the illusive slice fish hor fun that Lily was talking about somewhere near Chun Tin Road. We drove two rounds and couldn’t find the shop. In the end we settled for Old Town White Coffee when we saw most of the nearby shops closing up for the night. We … Continue reading

Ah Chuan Fish Soup 阿全鱼汤

Ah Chuan Fish Soup is run by Ah Chuan and Xiao He (younger brother). Ah Chuan does all the cooking while Xiao He serves the orders. Both are very dedicated to their business. I was witnessing Ah Chuan’s cooking and could tell by the seriousness in his look that he takes pride in his “job”. … Continue reading

Dong Nan Xi Bei 东南西北

In English, we often say North, South, East, West but in Mandarin, the sequence jumbled into “Dong Nan Xi Bei (东南西北)” East, South, West, North. And no matter how you scramble your eggs, the good egg is never confined to one region only. While some may crack their heads looking for good food in Johore, … Continue reading

Kitchen Inn When My Kitchen’s Out?

Kitchen Inn, another new kid on the block on Elizabeth Street (a couple of shops away from Borek Bakehouse), about 100-150 metres from Queen Victoria Market. I usually like to see what the restaurants’ patrons are eating (if there’s outdoor seating) before making mental checks to see if that particular restaurant would be committed to my “must … Continue reading