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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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So Pho of Crap

If you crave for the personal touch in customer service, be sure to eat at So Pho at Jem, Jurong Gateway Road. Each time I ate there, the server’s thumb was in the soup! Once, when my dining companion gently … Continue reading

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Food Bloggers and Their Scams

I have written about food bloggers and their scams and the believability of “gourmet” guides here before, If you bother, scour this site for my views, for whatever they are worth. Food bloggers and their scams are not even original, … Continue reading

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Fish at Ban Heong Seng

Since my first visit more than 20 years ago, Ban Heong Seng, the Malaysian Chinese “restaurant” operating out of a house (in Johor and now also in Selangor) has been blogged to death. People rave about their mud-baked beggar’s chicken, … Continue reading

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Yellow Dragon Fruit

The pitaya, known here as the dragon fruit, is actually the fruit of cacti native to Mexico. If you haven’t eaten the yellow version,  then you haven’t eat dragon fruits. The red ones commonly available in Asia are the least … Continue reading

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