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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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Face Stuffers International

If I had put aside all the money I have spent in the last 30 years eating all over the world at so-called famous award-winning restaurants and those featuring celebrity chefs, I would be able to buy another house at … Continue reading

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Insects!

Yeah times must be bad:

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Whisky from Fukushima

Sasanokawa, maker of Cherry Whisky, is actually a significant name in the development of whisky culture in Japan. It is an old sake and shochu house, dating back to 1765, that started making whisky in 1946, and in the process, … Continue reading

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Eating with Gloves

Recently, the wife organized a durian party and some of the ladies whipped out gloves such as those shown in the photo above to handle their durians. Well, to each his own, but some food are best eaten sans gloves … Continue reading

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