Din Tai Fung Restaurant 鼎泰豐 @ MBS

We don’t always get good shots or good food during/after a photography outing but having good company is usually a certainty! Photographers (hobbyist and professionals) can be quirky and hot tempered but you get to form your own group with choice peeps whenever there’s a walkabout session. In this instance, I had great company although … Continue reading

A Taste of Paradise – 樂天皇朝

I have been wanting to try the colourful Xiao Long Bao (XLB) ever since we returned to Singapore but not until now did I finally get a chance to savour them. Although there were many eateries and restaurants selling them, the originator of the coloured and flavoured XLB is Paradise Dynasty. 小笼包 (xiaolongbao) translating to … Continue reading

Birthday Lunch @ Din Tai Fung 鼎泰豐 Wisma Atria

Although we celebrate our gregorian-calendar birthdays annually, traditional Chinese birthdays are usually observed in a grandiose way only on two significant occasions: 1) when a baby turns 1 month old (red eggs and ginger party) and 2) when an adult turns *60 years of age (60th birthday marks one life cycle) or 2a) when the … 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

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