Nasi Padang the proper way

Whenever I went to Jakarta (or for that matter, Indonesia), I would always head out to my favourite Nasi Padang restaurants for a real treat.

Dutch Raw Herring

In Amsterdam, fish stands sell raw herring (‘haring’), a soused raw fish with a strong taste. Dutch raw herring is hugely popular in Amsterdam. In Holland, people have been eating raw herring for over 600 years. For foreigners it might be a bit strange to eat a raw fish that has nothing to do with…

Tsim Chai Kee 沾仔記 @ Central

Wanton noodles in Hong Kong is like chicken rice in Singapore, it’s so difficult to find one that’s really good, but you can’t really find one that’s really bad as well.

You can get fat in Tokyo

I had one of the best job in the world, traveling the places and trying out new things. And due to the job nature, I could get fat very easily if not careful. The challenge was to avoid empty carbs or really worthless carbs and reserved them for the really worthy ones. Tokyo is the…

Surprise at Starbucks

Custard with Salty Egg Yolk Mini Mooncake from Starbucks. Surprising that it was not too bad, especially with a mug of unsweetened black coffee.

Satay By The Bay @ Marina Bay

A modern update on the Satay Club along the old Esplanade tradition, Satay By the Bay tries to recapture the hawker atmosphere of fragrant satay grilling away while the sea breeze blew. Well, this place did not capture any breeze and looking for the entrance was a challenge for one. I would recommend it for…

Street food @ Hsinchu 新竹城隍廟

When you visit Taiwan, do leave an empty stomach for its street foods. There are many good restaurants but nothing beats the street food around every corner of the cities and towns. Many cities have a night market called 夜市 (pasar malam in Singapore) where you can find a bargain (and often bad quality) knick-knacks…