Category Archives: Eat Drink Men Women

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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Just Desserts

Don’t people give thanks for their food nowadays? Nope – they take pictures of their food. Some blog. Some declare themselves to be food or lifestyle bloggers. I know a few will actually asked for money before they blog about … Continue reading

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The Last of the Hairy Ones

Managed to savor at least one last one before this year’s season is over; the roe of the hairy crab is second to no other taste and mouthfeel on earth:

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Pig Stomach Soup

Pork-tripe or pig maw cut into strips and cooked in a peppered soup is a common local dish that is often referred to as “pig stomach soup.” The Princess Terrace Café at Copthorne King’s Hotel at Havelock Road serves a very tasty … Continue reading

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The Ringgit Slide is Not Necessarily Good

Since Monday we’ve heard that for every Singapore dollar we could get something like three Malaysian Ringgits. People are saying “Good, good” and planning their trips to Johor Bahru. Their happiness will be short-lived. Malaysia will soon raise prices. And … Continue reading

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