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Singapore Hokkien Mee

This is good old-fashioned Singapore Hokkien Mee or Hokkien Noodles started by Hokkien people. (Most of the Chinese here are Hokkiens, originally from what is now referred to as Fujian province.) It’s not a very complicated dish – yellow noodles … Continue reading

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It’s Not the Chilli, Stupid!

Overheard a chef talking about his favorite food on the radio yesterday. People assume that chefs know what is good food so it is only natural that people are curious to find out where they go to eat. So there … Continue reading

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Two Must-Go Restaurants in New York City

The social media explosion has resulted in people presenting their lives as “showreels.” Everyone can be someone now. Pathetic losers post pictures (99.9% Photoshopped to death) of selfies and wefies and boast about the exotic – to them, that is … Continue reading

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All Nippon Airways – Food Onboard

If you still think that “airline food” is an oxymoron, try flying ANA, Japan’s five-star airline. About three weeks ago, I flew from Tokyo to Chicago, and absolutely enjoyed what was served. (I chose the Japanese meal.) Note: Description first, … Continue reading

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Award-Winning Single-Malt from Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Tucked in a corner in faraway Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, is Sullivans Cove Distillery. The distillery makes single-malts, gin and vodka. Its French Oak Single Cask Tasmanian single-malt whisky has become a legend in its own right, one of the most … Continue reading

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Don’t Let the Wrong One In

For my first date with my wife, more than three decades ago, I took her to a fancy restaurant. Prior to our second date, she told me she would be quite happy eating at food courts. At that moment, I … Continue reading

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Toh Soon Cafe, Penang

Was in Penang last week and came across this little roadside “cafe”: Toast is done the old-fashioned way, on a grill above coals in a stove: Now, the fellow doing the toasting, patiently waits for the toast to be ready, … Continue reading

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Barbarians in our Midst

Invited people to a soirée recently – a time of piano music, champagne and caviar and the replies I’ve gotten convince me that Singaporeans need to seriously attend some etiquette classes. I indicated that only those who CANNOT make it … Continue reading

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Eat Lah! Won’t Die!

On November 8th I was drawn to the headline “Kick your char kway teow habit” in MIND BODY section of The Straits Times. It was written by a Lester Wong who mentioned the dish twice without any explanation as to … Continue reading

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Don’t You Gain a Wife and Lose Everything Else

I normally avoid attending Chinese wedding banquets. They are long-drawn affairs and expensive both for the hosts and the guests (because our ang pows cannot be too small – the money inside should at least help the wedding couple pay … Continue reading

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