Bank On Sam’s Banger Gumbo Recipe!

I had wanted to update my previous Sam’s Hot & Piquant Gumbo Recipe post but there are so many photos, plus this sausage pasta version was so delicious, I think it deserves a post on its own! In case you do not already know, I love minced meat and thus the natural inclusion of sausages in my diet! … Continue reading

Stir-fried Bean Sprouts with Salted Fish (咸鱼炒银芽) Recipe

These days, I spend a lot of time with my grandson, TJ. I also help out with the preparation/cooking family dinners whenever we eat in, which is an opportunity for me to share with Valerie some cooking technique used in home-cooked Chinese meals, i.e. double-boiling, steaming and stir-frying! That evening, we cooked a very popular … Continue reading

Off To The Races – Dead Heat Day!

Continuing from yesterday’s post Off To The Races – Don’t Get Caught Up! After the salad medley, my lunch began with Pan Mien 板麺 (pronounced as ban mian) which is a Hakka-style noodle with anchovy and soybean stock, originating from Malaysia. Its Chinese name literally translates to “flat board noodle”. Trakus is a real time … Continue reading

Little India Singapore – Spice Up Your Life

I have always wanted to learn street photography with some human elements in them but I am shy about approaching people and am afraid that they might confront me if I took their pictures without consultation first. But then again, the “mood” may be different with artificial pose. Anyway, this was a Tuesday, a rare … Continue reading

Din Tai Fung Restaurant 鼎泰豐

I didn’t know until now but Michelin star awarded Din Tai Fung is ranked as one of the world’s Top 10 Best Restaurants by The New York Times. “Din Tai Fung established its reputation and have been highly praised by the media including being selected as one of the top ten restaurants in the world … Continue reading

ABC 煮炒 Gu Zao Ren 古早人煮炒台湾粥 @ ABC Market

Can you believe that my appetition for a plate of wanton noodles turned into a feast of Taiwan Porridge? Of course you can, since you know me by now 😉 I had a craving for this particular wanton noodles but the stall at Tanglin Halt was closed. Click on pictures for full view. Well, as … Continue reading

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

Cafe de Hong Kong 新天地小厨

Back in Singapore, my first dinner was determined by Andrew’s post. Charcoal Tofu! It looked so scrumptious I knew I had to visit the restaurant. We couldn’t map out “Eastpac Building” on the GPS. It was a merry-go-round even though Balestier Road was short. We nearly gave up when Keith decided to key in “Cafe … Continue reading

There Is Order In Chaos

Bangkok with a population of over 8 million (12.6% of Thailand’s total population) is among the world’s top tourist destinations. It is named the most visited city in MasterCard’s Global Destination Cities Index, and has been named “World’s Best City” for 4 consecutive years by Travel + Leisure magazine. There are modern enterprises appearing alongside the … Continue reading

T&K Seafood ต๋อย&คิด – Bangkok

Even though we had at least 18 waking hours daily during our 3-nights stay in Bangkok, the intermittent rain, temple visits, street food hunting, shopping, and massages cramped our schedule so much so that we did not visit any one of the five restaurants P had in mind. That morning when P returned from her … Continue reading