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Coconut Club: Going Nuts for a $12.80 Nasi Lemak
“What! $12.80 for a plate of nasi lemak! That’s crazy” is the common response about this popular famous coconut sambal rice meal in town. And I’ll add one more today “Huh, did you say he never cooked this dish before this gig? What…!” .One hour before closing on a late...MORE
Kin Khao Restaurant : A Thai Star in San Francisco
I wanted to review this Thai restaurant not just because they proudly tout a one Michelin Star award but, I needed to know if the yardsticks used for ranking a Thai eatery (or any eatery of a distinct culinary heritage for the matter) is the same around the world. Chef...MORE
Chuan Kee Seafood: Carpark Cze Cha at its element
I am always cynical of any eatery that expands like a soup soaked bread after they get their recognition and spot in the limelight. Many are not designed or structured for the masses. It’s in my DNA to revisit some of these popular places and re-rate them. I came across...MORE
Soon Wah Fishball Kway Teow Mee: Bouncing Balls of Joy
Should a fishball be soft and moist, which brings many of us back to the childhood days when mummy would splice a couple of it into our rice porridge and chase us around the house for lunch. Or should it be firmer, the kind that feels more like a meatball,...MORE
Two Tons of Noodles
Not one, but two wanton mee is on my radar today... hence it’s two tons of joy. I had been  very fortunate to have tried wanton mee from almost all corners of the world- including in New York, Vancouver, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines and of course...MORE
15 hours food frenzy safari in Philippines
Philippine food: Can you get more than what’s offered at the Lucky Plaza cafes and canteens or what they call the “turo-turo” or point-point food shops? The quick answer is yes but you have to crawl your way around Philippines to find them. Check out what this team of journalists...MORE
Lucky8 Restaurant: Lost Dim Sum
If you don’t often shuffle about this catacomb of a mall in the heart of Orchard Road, you won’t realise there’s this gem of a Chinese restaurant. Even if you do, it’s hard to notice just what is so special about the menu. Flip the pages and it’s the same...MORE
Curating Deliciousness in Philippines
I had always known that the Philippines is a “beyond adobo and lechon” food city. They have a rich heritage, what with three hundred years of Spanish influence and rule, a few decades of Americanism and Japanese rule. Plus the Chinese and Indonesian culture had been there way before any...MORE
A Divine Cantonese Private Dinner
He came to our World Street Food Congress last year in Philippines and set up a stall offering Cantonese soy sauce chicken rice, a style very unlike our award winning Hawker Chan’s version. This young Chef Xu Jing Ye, is a rising hot shot heritage and progressive chef in Guangzhou...MORE
Kopi More: Barista Kopi in a Hawker Centre
Order a cuppa at the hawkers and out comes the ubiquitous steel snout pot with a coffee sock. A local coffee powder mix is spooned in, and hot water is poured in to shock, some say cajole, the flavour and aroma of the powder. Then depending on your order, whether...MORE
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