Popiah skin 24/7
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 —…
Jeju Kitchen – Tampines 1
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…
Bak Kwa – which will you choose?
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…
Bak kwa: Buy or bake?
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 but the increase can make the product…
It’s well-known that the Chinatown area has a ton of good food. Today, I managed to try out this particular noodle stall, 麵莊Mian Zhuang, at Hong Lim Food Centre that serves ban-mian (板面 also known as flat noodles) but with a twist. I first chanced upon this stall in an “Our Grandfather Story” video and…
O’ Coffee Club souffle pancake: More please
It took just one bad experience in Osaka to ruin our image of the souffle pancake. My family had just landed in the city and headed to a strategically located mall where the joint was at. We were awed by the photo of that pancake and ordered — expecting it to taste just as great…
Hokkien mee fried till dry
Fried Hokkien mee can be found all over Singapore. And they are fried in a variety of ways — wet, not so wet, sticky, and even dry. I’ve tried a number of stalls and one that really got me going back again and again is the one at Golden Mile Food Centre. Hainan Hokkien Mee…
Finding comfort food in a foreign land
When chicken rice doesn’t taste like chicken rice..
Slice of Love brownie: Rich and so intense
Brownie is a word that stirs the mind and dispatches saliva to the mouth. So far, most of the brownies I’ve tasted in Singapore and during my travels have been good. Pair a hot slice with ice cream and all the good feelings are released. Problems and worries just disappear, if only for a while.…
Still one of the best ramens out there – Ichiran Ramen
Makes you want to keep coming back for more!