Zzapi Pizza Bar

When it comes to pizza, what intrigues you? Is it the succulent meats or fresh seafood? The zesty capsicums or sweet onions? The aromatic basil or pungent garlic? The tart flavours of the tomatoes or the salty gooey cheese? To me, a good pizza has 3 components: the dough, the base sauce, and a wide … Continue reading

You Never Know What Life Will Hand You!

Tony is the founder/creator of Johor Kaki. His Johor Kaki blog and Facebook page are seen 20,000 times a day in Malaysia and Singapore. His mission is to “Put Every Good Johor Hawker on the World Wide Web!” I am very honoured to be invited as guest blogger on his prestigious site. This marks a … Continue reading

Escape From Reality @ Feng Bo Zhuang 风波庄

Chi Sao used to go on food trails with his dad and he suggested eating in Chinatown, an area alien to me. I couldn’t ask for more. After meeting him at People’s Park Complex, we crossed the road and took to the alleys meandering until we came to Feng Bo Zhuang, a Kungfu-themed restaurant. The … Continue reading

Oishii おいしい Sushi Tei

I first started eating at Lim Seng Lee Duck Rice some 25+ years even before my elder daughter was born and the most recent trip there was 4th August 2012. I knew the exact date because I was acting like a local tourist that day. It’s been a 15-year break since I last ate there … Continue reading

En Japanese Dining Bar – Irrashaimase いっらしゃいませ

The minute you step into a Japanese restaurant, you are most likely be greeted with or get startled by a chorus of “irrashaimase” which loosely translates to “welcome” by the staff. Japanese cuisine is one of my  favourite food in the world. The exacting standard that goes into the preparation and presentation of Japanese food, … Continue reading

The Bone Collector

 Did this photograph in any way made you think I had been invited to dine with Hannibal Lecter? Lol… Associated with the Indian Muslim community, Sup Tulang or Bone Marrow Soup is a dish made up of mutton bones, of course, together with spices like fenugreek, cardamon pods, cinnamon, ginger, cumin, coriander seeds, chillies to … Continue reading

Pu Dong 上海菜

I have eaten many times at Pu Dong Kitchen (operated by Shanghainese and specialising in Shanghainese cuisine) located in the basement of Balmoral Plaza but have never truly been a fan of this place because of inconsistent cooking and unfriendly service. I had once ordered “lion’s head” which was basically  tennis ball-sized pork patties cooked … Continue reading

Chinese Mutton Soup – Hong Wen Mutton Soup

There are basically two main types of mutton soups in Singapore – the Indian Muslim Sup Kambing and the Chinese Mutton Soup which is again sub-divided into several dialect groups but the most common namely; the Hainanese Mutton Soup. Other variations are the Teochew and seldom if any to be found in stalls and restaurants, … Continue reading

Cze Char 煮炒 (Street Restaurants) – Hong Kong Street Chun Tat Kee

Cze Char 煮炒 (Zi Char) is best described as home-style cooked food one can get at reasonable price in modest usually Kopitiam (Asian coffee shop) set-up. One can get restaurant quality meals on a shoestring budget if you know where to go. Menu of a cze char “restaurant” in most kopitiams are the same but the … Continue reading

Kok Sen Restaurant 国成餐室 – Rustic Cantonese Cuisine

Keef and I did not get off our cab knowing that we couldn’t secure a table a few nights ago and ended up eating at 136 Hong Kong Street Fish Head Steamboat, so this is like killing two birds with one stone when finally I was able to eat Yusheng and Cze Char at Kok … Continue reading