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reviewed Thai Green Curry. May 28, 2012
posted in The Rice Table
Green Curry
This is my favorite of the Thai curries which comes in green, red or yellow. There are also Massaman curry which is less spicy. Most of the time, I simply ordered these dishes from Thai restaurants that …
reviewed McDonald's. January 21, 2012
posted in Love Bites
I like McDonald's especially when I crave for fried food. French fries is good but I only like them with chilli (especially the sweet and hot version; like Thai chilli) sauce and not ketchup. The …
reviewed Thai Pepper (Restaurant). October 22, 2011
posted in The Rice Table
Thai Pepper (Restaurant)
We had been to this restaurant often, especially when I'm dining with my aunts and uncles. This is their little "kitchen" and they often dine here (I was told at least once or twice a week)   …
reviewed Kraft Pacific Spring Onion Soda (Salt.... January 22, 2011
posted in Love Bites
Kraft Pacific Spring Onion Soda (Saltine) Cracker
Remember those crackers you ate when you were young? They were squarish or roundish like Ritz. Well, they seem like a thing of the past and yet I recently found great uses of these cheap but versatile …
reviewed Time Out Hong Kong. January 19, 2011
posted in Go Hong Kong
Time Out Hong Kong
Time Out is a great publication originally from the UK. It has since published a fortnightly magazine in some 40 cities or so. In the U.S., namely San Francisco, L.A., Las Vegas, Chicago, New York, Boston …
reviewed Cabbages & Condoms. December 18, 2010
posted in Go Thailand
Cabbages & Condoms
When it comes to property, it's a case of location, location & location!   When it comes to restaurant, it's all in a name! That is, if your restaurant is known as Cabbages & …
reviewed Nahm. August 15, 2010
posted in Go Hong Kong
It was my 2nd visit to the Elements in Kowloon and my 1st lunch visit. I walked around trying to find a noodle house since I was alone and wasn't really that hungry to have a full meal. I do love …
reviewed La Creation de Gute. August 06, 2010
posted in Go Hong Kong
La Creation de Gute
This is a case of where looks can be deceiving… it’s one of the best looking bakery I’ve spotted in Hong Kong, yet despite its looks, it doesn’t live up to expectation!   …
reviewed Francfranc Microwave Rice Cooker / St.... April 29, 2010
posted in City Lifestyle
Francfranc Microwave Rice Cooker / Steamer
I recently had an Indian national wrote me online asking if it’s possible to bring rice cooker for her trip to Hong Kong for use in the hotel. Although I see no reason why not, it makes me wonder …
reviewed Pappagallo (PPG). March 12, 2010
posted in Go Hong Kong
There was the famous Beard Papa many years ago, a kind of custard puff which proved to be real popular among the Asians. I haven't actually seen Beard Papa in the U.S. so I'm not how how popular …
reviewed Bread Talk. March 12, 2010
posted in Go Singapore
Bread Talk
For the longest time, Bread Talk was the hottest talk in town so much so it even got itself listed on the Exchange. No, not about barter... but Stock Exchange of Singapore. A public listed company! That's …
reviewed Jumbo Seafood. March 10, 2010
posted in Go Singapore
Jumbo Seafood
I was in Hong Kong earlier today & called a friend who's leaving for Singapore on business trip but will extend his trip at the end of the week to check out the latest Universal Studios opened …
reviewed Nasi Lemak. March 06, 2010
posted in The Rice Table
Nasi Lemak
This is in fact a very simple dish which is mostly sold at the foot courts in Singapore or peddled by hawkers in Malaysia. Originally, the dish was intended as a breakfast item but it was so popular that …
reviewed Chili Crab. March 04, 2010
posted in The Rice Table
Chili Crab
The national food of Singapore may be Hainanese Chicken Rice but the most popular seafood is probably Chilli Crab. This is one dish where Singaporeans would love to 'show off' and give their friends …
reviewed Haato Gelato. March 04, 2010
posted in Love Bites
Haato Gelato
Follow your heart... that's Haato's motto.      Haato is a brand of Gelato which is really not Italian but a fusion between a Japanese recipe and a Singapore manufacturer. …
reviewed LeMarais. March 03, 2010
posted in Go China
Le MARAIS, Shenzhen
Exquisite!   That's the only word that kept ringing in my ears after each course of the 4-course meal I have had tonight. The first time I thought China has finally come up on par with the …
reviewed Strawberry. March 02, 2010
I've loved strawberry as long as I could remember. Strawberry as a fruit, strawberry with whipped cream, strawberry cake, strawberry icecream, strawberry yogurt, strawberry daiquiri, strawberry milkshake, …
reviewed Cake. March 02, 2010
posted in Love Bites
When it comes to cake, I go gaga over it pretty quickly. What can I say? I'm tempted by looks & am addicted by taste, that's my sins of this world! And so... shall I tempt you with those awesome …
reviewed Pad Thai. February 28, 2010
posted in The Rice Table
Pad Thai
Pad Thai Kung or Phat Thai Kung is Thai rice noodle with seafood (typically prawns, squids). Other than the Tom Yum soup, this has to be the most popular dish in Thailand.       …
reviewed Tom Yam. February 28, 2010
posted in Go Thailand
Tom Yam
Thai cuisine is known for being spicy & sour. Tom Yam is the soup that epitomizes all of that. Hot, spicy, sweet, sourish & a little salty. It's one soup that wakes you up though, no matter …
reviewed Gogi gui (korean barbecue). February 28, 2010
posted in The Rice Table
Gogi gui (korean barbecue)
The Singaporeans have a snack known as barbecued pork and the primary chain which sells it is Bee Cheng Hiang. It is a snack that almost every Singaporean has to snack on during the Chinese New Year period. …
reviewed Hot Pot. February 28, 2010
posted in The Rice Table
Hot Pot
During the first week of the Chinese New Year, it was extremely cold and the perfect time to have hot pot for dinners. Many familes who were not feasting in restaurants chose to feast at home with hot …
reviewed Peking (Roast) Duck. February 27, 2010
posted in Go China
Peking (Roast) Duck
When in Rome, do as the Romans do.   Well, the next saying shall be: When in Beijing, eat as the local do! Peking duck it shall be!!!    Hehe... that's what I mean by one …
reviewed Congee. February 27, 2010
posted in The Rice Table
@devora: "Congee is my favorite sick day food". Ahhh, the poor girl is down with food poisoning recently, so I thought, hmm, perhaps a congee review?       It is true, …
reviewed Yong Tau Foo. February 27, 2010
posted in The Rice Table
Yong Tau Foo
A dish of Hakka origin from China (as with Hainanese Chicken Rice) has been popularized in the little island of Singapore. Named Niangdoufu (酿豆腐) in Chinese, Yong tao foo is Cantonese accent of the same …
reviewed Chawanmushi. February 26, 2010
posted in Go Japan
Chawanmushi is essentially steam eggs and a side dish in the Japanese cuisine. If you order a bento in a Japanese restaurant, you will find chawanmushi and miso soup accompanying the bento in most cases.   …
reviewed Nasi Goreng. February 26, 2010
posted in Go Indonesia
Nasi Goreng
Nasi Goreng translates to Fried Rice in Indonesian.   It is originally from Indonesia and is commonly eaten as a hearty breakfast. On top of the fried rice, a fried egg and prawn crackers (Krupuk) …
reviewed Spaghetti. February 26, 2010
Carbonara you may have heard of, but have you heard of Ika-sumi?   Ika-sumi (Squid Ink) is the Japanese term. I haven't seen it elsewhere other than Japanese Fusion restaurant but then I'm …
reviewed Yakitori. February 26, 2010
posted in Go Japan
Yakitori can be had at the basement of those big departmental stores when one ran out of time shopping! I did that many times during my short stayover in Tokyo.      Yakitori meaning …
reviewed Sushi. February 25, 2010
posted in Go Japan
The only place I've heard about having sushi for breakfast is at Tsukiji Fish Market, an area near to Ginza in Tokyo.   And have I had sushi for breakfast? Yep, at around 5.30 am, I do believe!   …
reviewed Sashimi. February 23, 2010
posted in Go Japan
I'm not very fond of Sushi outside Japan as I don't really like rice that much. But when in Tokyo, I've had 14-15 pieces of sushi at one go when in Ginza. So, that implies it's a case …
reviewed Sushi Tei. February 21, 2010
posted in Go Singapore
Sushi Tei
Other than chicken rice, Singaporeans love their sushi to distractions. There are many outlets serving sushi and sashimi but one popular chain restaurants which I find good enough to recommend to readers …
reviewed Hainanese Chicken Rice. February 18, 2010
posted in The Rice Table
Hainanese Chicken Rice
In Singapore, Hainanese Chicken Rice (or simply Chicken Rice) is synonymous with typical Singapore cuisine. Although originally from the island of Hainan, this staple dish of chicken and rice had been …
reviewed Curry. February 17, 2010
posted in The Rice Table
It's cold this winter and during this Chinese New Year, instead of soups and feasting on Chinese goodies, I'm actually craving for some hot & spicy curry!      Curry can …
reviewed Chè. January 23, 2010
posted in The Rice Table
No, it's not Cuban, nor is it Che Guevara. It is Vietnamese sweet dessert, in the form of soup or pudding. There are quite a wide varieties of Vietnamese desserts that embodies the term Che, however …
reviewed TCBY. January 17, 2010
posted in Love Bites
It's been announced by Erick Tseng of Google that the next generation of Androids will be known as Froyo which is the short for frozen yogurt! Coincidentally, this week I came across my first TCBY …
reviewed Clam Chowder. January 15, 2010
The best Clam Chowder I've had was in Boston.       I'm very into Chinese soups but when it comes to western soups, they are a tad too creamy or rich for me, for most …
reviewed Soma Chocolate in Toronto. December 14, 2009
posted in Love Bites
Soma Chocolate in Toronto
While Woopak has been writing about Christmas & Santa, I've been wallowing up on Soma Chocolate, specifically, tumbled almonds in dark Peruvian chocolate & tumbled toasted corn in Costa Rican …
reviewed Cha lua. November 30, 2009
posted in The Rice Table
Cha lua
Yes, it's baguettes from the French & with the Vietnamese twist of the pate, cha lua, you've got yourself a most delicious lunch! For those who are not familiar with Vietnamese cuisine, you've …
reviewed Indonesian Cuisine. November 19, 2009
posted in The Rice Table
Indonesian Cuisine
Appetizer: Gado Gado / Pecel, Sayur Lodeh.   Soups: Sup Buntut, Soto Ayam.   Main Course: Ayam Panggang, Ayam Goreng, Kari Ayam, Goreme, Sotong Panggang, Udang, Rendang, Kangkong Belacan.   …
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