Hong Seng Restaurant 鸿勝菜馆

J told me while we were in Bangkok that there’s a good cze char place in Toa Payoh but was it lorong 4, 7 or? Clueless! Anyway, I got myself mentally and physically prepared to go in search of a crowded-looking kopitiam cze char, and if need be, cruise along every lorong starting from 1. … Continue reading

This Little Piggy Stayed At Home

Since the children started work (Valerie has just started school again – pursuing her phD programme now with NUS), it is rare we have dinner together at home. The supermarket would have closed by the time they get off work (I don’t go to the wet market anymore). Last night was special. Vanessa and Sam … Continue reading

Prawn Tofu 豆腐虾

Tofu is a very popular item in the Chinese menu as we believe they are rich in proteins. I am not making any claims but do read the article below and Google more on this tasteless food item the Asians are crazy about. An online article byAmerican Cancer Society (click on link to read further): What … Continue reading

Quick Boiled Fish Soup

Fish soup is considered a healthier choice compared to meat broth. Is that true? I don’t know. I eat almost anything that is delicious. I tend to be picky about my food. In fact, when it comes to food, I can be a “snob”. My philosophy is if I do not eat good food, then … Continue reading

Cold Tofu With Pork Floss

Recipe Ingredients: 1 box Silken Tofu (1 tubular plain not the egg tofu, cut into 4-6 pieces). some Pork or Chicken Floss (Asian grocer should carry this). Sauce: 1 tablespoon Oyster Sauce. 1 teaspoon Light Soy Sauce. ½ teaspoon Dark Soy Sauce. ½ teaspoon Sugar. 1 teaspoon Cornstarch mix with 1½ tablespoon water. 80-100ml Water. … Continue reading

Mapo Tofu 麻婆豆腐

Chen Mapo Tofu or commonly known as Mapo Tofu (stir-fried tofu in hot sauce) was created by the wife of a small restaurant owner during Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). There are many stories surrounding the origin of this dish. According to Wikipedia: Ma stands for “mazi” (Pinyin: mázi Traditional Chinese 麻子) which means a person disfigured by … Continue reading

1000 Tastes In A Bowl

We usually eat at the flagship restaurant at 130 Bourke Street but our friend/neighbour told us that Ajisen Ramen had opened another outlet at Melbourne Central. According to Jason, “the food and ambience are better” and besides, Melbourne Central is nearer to where we stay thus saving us some tram fares which would be used to … Continue reading