The Laksa War

Katong laksa is a generic term given to a type of coconut curry-based laksa that originated from a store along East Coast Road. There were many variations of the Katong laksa, and tracing the origins has become quite complicated.

Golden Mile Thien Kee Steamboat @ Beach Road

In Golden Mile Complex, there are many mookata eateries. But before all these mookatas was Thien Kee, who was one of the first restaurant here and famous for steamboat. Later, everyone talks about their chicken rice. So is this place famous for Hainanese chicken rice or steamboat?

My favourite HK breakfast

I am a frequent visitor of Hong Kong – my favourite city in the world. And whenever I visit, I would not include hotel breakfast because I know where I would be going for breakfast.

Lazy Sunday in Shanghai

What can you do on a lazy Sunday in Shanghai? Xintiandi? Tianzifang? Why not spend a quiet afternoon in an old French Concession villa for something light and some simple?

Wee Nam Kee @ Novena

Wee Nam Kee was one of the bastions of Hainanese Chicken Rice in Singapore. Their shop opposite Novena Church was the favourite among my generation, including the famous singer Kit Chan.

Wheeler’s Yard @ Balestier

Wheeler’s Yard was often tagged by my friends in FB, and I made it a cafe that I would love to try with Princess. If you are expecting fine dining, this is the wrong place.

Tsui Wah 翠华餐厅 @ Shanghai

Another branch of the franchise Tsui Wah from Hong Kong in Raffle City Changning, Shanghai. Doing nothing more than just completing the records for all the eateries in my Shanghai office.

RongLiJi 蓉李记 @ Shanghai

The famous franchise from Chengdu is now in Raffles City Changning Shanghai. Now we can just go downstairs and enjoy the really spicy, really numbing, mala szechuan food.

Ando @ Tokyo

Rice is a staple of many Asians, and when you travel for a while, you start to think about the fluffy white starch that you make at home in your trusted rice cooker.  Ando  in Akasaka, Tokyo would reduce your rice cooker to shame.