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It’s time for “Cheng”

It’s about now that we think of eating “cheng-cheng” or soupy, less complex meals to counter and calm the Chinese New Year feasts we tore into last week. Not forgetting the the bak kwa and the jars or snack and...MORE

It’s Mee Time
Admittedly, a lot of us have some extra time this Covid season. All those pubbing, large gathering parties and travels, even to Johor Bahru, among others, are turned into spare hours. Clever alternative ideas abound- be a local tourist and go see and do things you’ve never tried or heard...MORE
Dear Next Manpower Minister.. Please do not deprive us of manpower oxygen
I know it’s a long read, but it’s also a long standing problem and each one here is a long time sufferer of the archaic rule. We seriously need a big rethink on manpower strategies, especially with jobs Singaporeans clearly shun. I had been poking on this issues for a...MORE
Peng’s Catering: A Teochew Hideout in Hougang
Hougang is known to be a Teochew enclave, harking back to the old Kangkar wharf days (now a part of Sengkang) where the old Teochew community once thrived in a fishery business. They were known for their unique south Chinese cuisine. But today, ironically, that identity is beginning to thin...MORE
Fried UFO Hor Fun

He refused to serve me as he sold his last portion for the day (at 2pm) and was ready to nurse his cup of kopi-o. “ Please, I heard a lot about your dish and came from far away (I...MORE

Pink Candy: Korean Hawker and the Great Outdoors

Stay calm and eat on, or rather stay calmly away from crowds, and eat on at “safer” places, where practical and safe measures are implemented, in this virus pandemic. Open and airy spots are such options and if they offer a “stress relief” menu, carry on munching. This old and eclectic little roof...MORE

Fatty Weng Meets the Dr Chef.

What happens when two makan icons, from different lands, that have never met, get together. One is a household family cze cha name that harks back to the Albert Street hawker days last century (that’s how legendary they are) and...MORE

The Hue to Go..
Finally, I made it to Hue (read: Hway), the northern, former ancient capital of Vietnam. I’ve always known it would stand head over shoulders above the other usual suspect cities there, by way of experiences. Hue is the food capital of Vietnam and I often wondered why. More noodles, rice...MORE
Puri Puri: A Brave Omakase with a Twist

So we are into a brand new decade and as always, we look forward to moving bravely ahead understanding where we came from. So I want to tell the tale of this brave omakase meal with a bold twist, and...MORE

The Combo-Nonya Restaurant

It would be insane to lock yourself up in this coronavirus situation and deprive yourself of any life. I say, stay alert, be wary and take all the necessary precautions that you already know by now..wash the hands, stay away from crowds and people that don’t look too well...MORE

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