Monday, 22 January 2018

Where to get Good Traditional Nanyang Coffee in Singapore. Malaysia Boleh! Jurong


The humble Nanyang kopi that perked up generations of Singaporeans and Malaysians is beating a slow but steady retreat. It is not winning over much of the Millennial Generation but equally worrying, raising costs and labour crunch have led to a dwindling of old school Nanyang kopi shops that do things the old way. That's sad because traditional Nanyang kopi is a unique way of drinking coffee found only in Singapore and Malaysia.

One Bowl Restaurant & Bar. The Sultan Hotel. Singapore


Five of us gathered for lunch at One Bowl restaurant at The Sultan hotel along Jalan Sultan in Singapore. (Two were repeat customers to this month old little restaurant 😄 ) The menu consists of familiar dishes from owner Tammie Loke's personal repertoire. We enjoyed ourselves as the food was tasty and reasonably priced for the ambiance and location.

Mother of Taiwan Chicken Chops. The Stall that Created the Taiwan Food Icon 鄭姑媽小吃店

Restaurant name: 鄭姑媽小吃店
Address: No. 13, Alley 25, Lane 790, Section 5, Zhongxiao East Road, Xinyi District Taipei City, Taiwan 110 | 台北市信義區忠孝東路五段790巷25弄13號1樓
GPS25°02'34.1"N 121°34'59.5"E | 25.042818, 121.583180
Nearest MRT: Houshanpi 後山埤站
Tel: 02-2726-9150
Hours: 6:00am - 2:00pm | 4:00pm - 6:00pm (Sunday off)

Saturday, 20 January 2018

Eco Attractions of Penang. The Pearl of the Orient is More than a Foodie's Paradise

I was wrong about Penang.

I always thought of Penang first as a foodie's paradise. It's all about char kway teow, asam laksa, nasi kandar, orcee durian, tau sar piah, followed by mural art in Georgetown, and clubbing in Batu Ferringhi.

There is little opportunity for sports and exercise beyond queuing for food, so thought this frog in the well 🐸

Friday, 19 January 2018

Rumah Makan Sri Muallim. Authentic Malay Cuisine in Tanjung Malim


On the way back to Kuala Lumpur from Penang, we pulled into Tanjong Malim in Perak and lunched at Rumah Makan Sri Muallim. It's one of best traditional Malay meals I have tasted and in a charming rustic kampung style ambiance. I can't wait to share it with you.

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Kim Guan Guan Traditional Nanyang Coffee in Singapore


For many of us in Singapore and Malaysia, a cup of traditional black coffee is a comforting pick me up we must have every morning, during coffee break, after meals, or at any time. For me, I cannot imagine my life without traditional Nanyang coffee.

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Famous Kimberley Road Char Kway Teow @ Sin Guat Keong 新月宫茶室

Kimberley-Road-Char-Kway-Teow-Sin-Guat-Keong -新月宫茶室

Our tour bus stopped near Kimberley Road and our guide gave us 30 minutes "to contribute to the Penang economy".

Zhuó Family Dumpling House in Taipei 禚家餃子館

Restaurant name: 禚家餃子館
Address: No. 204, Section 1, Zhongyang South Road, Beitou District, Taipei City, Taiwan 112
GPS25°07'42.6"N 121°30'04.1"E | 25.128490, 121.501147
Nearest MRTQiyan 捷運奇岩站
Tel+886 2 2858 8315
Hours: 11:00am - 9:00pm

Saturday, 13 January 2018

Chinese New Year Goody. Tee Soon Seng Cuttlefish


As one who is addicted to savoury, sweet, spicy toasted crispy cuttlefish, I was glad for the opportunity to see how these are made at Tee Soon Seng in their little factory in Defu Lane, Singapore.

Locals Say Beitou Market Braised Pork Rice is Best Lo Rou Fan in Taiwan 矮仔財滷肉飯

Restaurant name: 矮仔財滷肉飯
Address  112, Taiwan, Taipei City, Beitou District, Xinshi Street, 30號市場二樓 436號攤位
GPS25°07'55.8"N 121°30'11.5"E | 25.132168, 121.503196
Nearest MRTBeitou Station 北投站
Tel+886 932 386 789
Hours: 6:30am - 1:30pm (Monday off)

Friday, 12 January 2018

What to Eat @ Marsiling Mall >> Fu Shi Roasted. Wanton Mee 富市传统烧腊

Dropped by at the just opened Marsiling Mall near Woodlands MRT station today - this is Singapore's newest hawker centre. The first stall I went for was Fu Shi Traditional Roasts 富市传统烧腊 as I missed their char siew - it's one of the few places in Singapore for juicy KL style char siew at pocket friendly prices.