If you enjoy nuts, you've probably heard of Three Squirrels (三只松鼠), a Chinese company that sells exceptionally fresh tasting nuts. An ex-colleague introduced me to this brand after she brought it back from a business trip to China, and I haven't looked back since. So, when my family and I traveled to China in 2018, … Continue reading Are you nuts over nuts? [Three Squirrels Box of Nuts]
If you're a fan of coffee, you should know the many types of coffee that are out there – and it's not just the type of coffee beans – there are many ways of making coffee as well. We recently received a packet of coffee which served two. When told, I found it pretty strange … Continue reading Coffee packaging – it just gets better.
When it comes to baos (dumplings), Singapore is so blessed to have many brand names offering these treats -- Ho Kee Pau, Tanjong Rhu Pau and Confectionary, Teck Kee Tanglin Pau, and Tiong Bahru to name a few. Baos are great for all occasions -- from proper meals to coffee break treat. They can be … Continue reading 126 big pao price up, ingredients down
Did you know? Taichung has an interesting way of naming their markets – First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Markets. This naming convention apparently came out in the past based on the order they were founded – very different from the naming conventions we are used to, but very practical. Only the second, third, … Continue reading Exploring Taichung: Taichung Second Market
I love visiting old streets – the vibrancy and the old, low-rise buildings just give them a nice and welcoming vibe. Over the past weekend, I visited such a street in Taipei City – Dihua Street. While it is not considered an old street, it certainly gave a similar vibe! Located near Dadaocheng, Dihua Street … Continue reading Dihua Street – a gem in Taipei
My memory of Vietnamese food goes as far back as pho and Banh mi, but I’ve never really been adventurous enough to try others. Vietnamese cuisine incorporates a lot of fresh vegetables, which I do not enjoy. Let’s just say that I love greens so much that I can’t bear to eat them 😉 However, … Continue reading Loving Cha Gio (Recipe included!)
New York is known as the city that never sleeps, Neither does Citibank, according to its tagline. If you're a popiah lover, you'd be glad to know that Fortune Food also operates 24/7. My family loves to make our own popiah, especially for Chinese New Year. This year, I left it a little late -- … Continue reading Popiah skin 24/7
It's the eve of Chinese New Year, and I thought I'd do a different post to celebrate the new year. Just before I returned to Taiwan, I visited Jeju Kitchen at Tampines 1. It was honestly really good - something I didn't expect to find at a heartland mall. Here's a 27-second clip on what … Continue reading Jeju Kitchen – Tampines 1
A Chinese New Year must-have, good bak kwa is important! As a follow-up to our previous post on home-made bak kwa, here’s a review on two brands of bak kwa that may be of interest to you. Bee Cheng Hiang - Mini EZ Festive Collection ($32) A household brand to almost all Singaporean households, Bee … Continue reading Bak Kwa – which will you choose?
Marinated meat ready to hit the oven Bak kwa or pork jerky is a staple for Chinese New Year. And without fail, the price of this yummy honey-glazed grilled meat will increase as the festive season approaches. The reason given by the sellers is that ingredients and manpower costs escalate during this period. Point taken … Continue reading Bak kwa: Buy or bake?