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I’m back!

In Musings, singapore on February 23, 2016 at 15:20

It has been yet another hiatus from writing for me… Almost 2 years since my last post, if you can believe it.

Much has happened to keep me from writing but it’s water under the bridge now.

But well guess what? I’m back!

Stay tuned cos I’ve got updates from London, Hanoi, Chengdu, Hong-Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Laos and more

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Can’t believe how time flies…

In Musings, singapore on June 24, 2014 at 12:44

It has been more than a year since I last updated, but I must say it was the best yet worst year.

Had to undergo a major life changing surgery that took me out of action for more than six months.

Found out who were the ones who are there for me in good times and bad and bid farewell to people whom I thought were my friends but had proven to be fairweather folks.

Felt the love of my friends and family, my nearest and my dearest.

Now I’m much better and I’m ready to take on the world 🌍 again… Abet with some limits from the docs…

I hope we all get to see the rainbow after the rain!!! Enjoy the rainbow 🌈 marbled cake that I baked over the weekend .

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Da Dong Prawn Noodle

In Eating out, Outside Dubai, singapore on April 4, 2013 at 21:26

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Rediscovery this Prawn noodle place that I used to have years ago, not the cheapest around but I guess I don’t really mind playing for what I really enjoy.

Their commitment to fresh and quality produce is obvious and the fact that the soup doesn’t contain MSG is a plus for someone who is MSG intolerant like me as it means no endless thirst after my meal.

The noodles here cost anything from SGD$5-13, depending on the serving size as well as the types of ingredients requested.

The uncle manning the stall tends to get orders wrong when they are busy but I guess that’s something that I’m just not that particular about considering how good the food is here.

The soup is fragrant and filled with the unmai taste of prawns, however the uncle does not allow any refills. Aside from the soup version, the uncle also serves a yummicous ‘dry’ version of noodles with a kickass homecooked chill paste.

Guess that I will be back more often now that I have found them again!

 

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Chikuwa Tei – Reborn as Mitsuba by Yurine Japanese Restaurant

In Eating out, Outside Dubai, singapore, singapore on July 26, 2012 at 22:34

Latest update: 26 Jul 12 Guess who is back in action? Chef Peter!

Location:Mitsuba by Yurine Japanese Restaurant:

Address: 6 Eu Tong Sen Street, The Central, #03-88, Singapore, Singapore 059817

Tel: 6227 0388

An old fren who was lost and found and lost again … Update as of 1st Mar12  >>> Chef Peter aka Mr grumpy food nazi uncle has left Chikuwa Tei …one less jap place to go when one has to be on a budget .. sadness ….

 

Osaka Town (Raffles City SC)

In Eating out, Outside Dubai, singapore on April 18, 2012 at 22:42

Got stuck running errands in town and was starving as I didn’t have time for breakie early, so I ended up trying Osaka Town as they had the shortest queue and on second thoughts that wasn’t a good idea at all. Shouldn’t have chose on such random factors, should have just eaten a curry puff instead but I guess somedays when I get too hungry I don’t think that much. These are usually days which I end up with some crappy meals!

Ordered the chicken teriyaki special which was some of the worst I ever had, the sauce was soo sweet I ended up eating only 3 pieces before I gave up and decided to eat elsewhere. As expected, don’t expect me to return anytime soon.

Goodbye Pave

In Eating out, Outside Dubai, singapore, singapore, snacks n bites on March 26, 2012 at 21:04

Bye bye  Pave … Got to hunt for a new scones place again now that you are gone! Yes it is officially, Pave has closed for good. SAd day for me!Have you been to Pave yet? It is a hidden little gem that is located in katong in a old little shop house opposite the new 112 katong.
It is a friendly little cafe that takes pride in the yummicious pastries and cakes that are lovely made in-house.

They have the one of the best scones that I have eaten in awhile and take note that these babies only appear during the wkend!

They have a nice flourless chocolate cake too!

Last but not least, this is for the berry lovers!

Lovely service staff too so I guess I will be returning often.

Lunch at Soup Restaurant

In Eating out, Outside Dubai, singapore on March 22, 2012 at 00:06

This is where I sometimes end up eating before heading off for my next flight from Changi Airport Terminal 2. It is a gold ole standby that shouldn’t go too wrong.

The usual suspects are the range of herbal double boiled soup, their classic steam chicken dish with special ginger sauce and not forgetting the yangzhou fried rice yummy! If you do have time, the steam fish is pretty decent for the price that they charge but remember there is a minimum waiting time of 25 mins for the steam fish, not too good if you are rushing for a flight!

They had just renovated the place a few months back and I believe that they have also expended their sitting capacity.

Chikuwa Tei – Another bites the dust

In Eating out, Outside Dubai, singapore, singapore on March 6, 2012 at 23:57

An old fren who was lost and found and lost again … Update as of 1st Mar12  >>> Chef Peter aka Mr grumpy food nazi uncle has left Chikuwa Tei …one less jap place to go when one has to be on a budget .. sadness ….

Chikuwa Tei is an old friend who is better known as Wasabi Tai @ FEP, yes the one complete with grumpy food nazi uncle who only takes 1 round of food order per person, asks you to scam if you dun like his attitude and who serves some of the most reasonable homestyle japanese food in Singapore.

I’m happy to report that the food still taste as good as it used to but I’m somewhat disconcerted to find Mr grumpy food nazi uncle smiling and all friendly.

The old favs like uninagi, grill chicken, sashimi sets and charwamushi are still as good as they have bEen.

 

An old friend found, I bet I will be back often. Ps instead of waiting in line for hours like we used to, they now take reservations. 🙂

Eminent Frog Porridge (Geylang) 明辉活田鸡粥

In Eating out, Outside Dubai, singapore, snacks n bites on February 9, 2012 at 14:24

What I really miss about being well and able to do whatever I please is supper on weekends with frens

Frogs might sound kinda gross to some people but seriously it does taste like chicken only more tender lolz …

This is one of the places that serve a better version of yet another comfort food that serves ever so well for supper. The kungpo sauce was pleasantly fiery, while the frog legs were tender. Lovely smooth porridge rounds up the experience! yay a yummy meal that so does not burn a hole is the pocket is always welcomed 🙂 Who’s up for supper sometime soon?

Address: 269/323 Geylang Road, Geylang Conservation Area, Singapore
Tel: +65 9842 2941

Seng Kee Black Herbal Chicken Soup 成基黑鸡补品 Kidney Rice Noodles (yo ji mee sua)

In Eating out, Outside Dubai, singapore on February 6, 2012 at 12:26

This used to be one of our supper places of choice in the days when we still used to club a fair bit. With the crazy work and travel schedule, it is suffice to say that clubbing takes a backseat to the rest of the stuff that I have to do.

Seng Kee has been the place to go to when we need to get some of this yummy stuff known as Yo Ji Mee Sua. It sounds like something out of fear factor but infact if you are chinese, you would probably have no qualms about wolfing a whole bowl of this down.

It contains a mixture of pig organs and lean pork cooked in a yummy herbal soup … another item that I have to skip for now sobs

Ps if you happen to be early enough you might be lucky enough to score some of this yummy satay too!