Angus Steak House at Takashimaya, Ngee Ann City

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Angus Steak House is a restaurant on the fourth floor of Takashimaya in Ngee Ann City and is adjacent to the children’s section of the department store.  We must have walked past this restaurant many, many times while shopping in Takashimaya over the past umpteenth years but never stepped foot into it … until now.

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Eating Teochew Food in Chaozhou and Shantou, China

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Guangji Bridge (广济桥)

We were in the Teochew area of China recently, with stopovers at both Shantou (汕头) (“Swatow” in Teochew) and Chaozhou (潮州) (“Teochew” in Teochew).  One of the things we learnt was that Teochew is not only a dialect but the name of the city itself. We had always thought that Swatow was the heart of Teochew territory, but it turns out that Teochew the city has the longer history and more scenic places.  We will share a few gratuitous pictures of the city before we show you the food.

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Today’s Affordable Wine – a $35 delicious Bordeaux red

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Today we opened a bottle of Diane de Belgrave 2009 that we had purchased from NTUC Fairprice Finest recently.  Diane de Belgrave is the second wine produced by Chateau Belgrave of Haut Medoc, Bordeaux. 2009 was a super vintage year at Bordeaux and so we thought we can’t go too far wrong with this.

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Teppei Syokudo at Takashimaya

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The second basement level of Takashimaya at Ngee Ann City is a most fascinating place.  Here you can find many kinds of local food and a whole array of international cuisines such as Thai, Indian, Korean, Italian and Japanese. It was not easy deciding what to eat. In the end, I decided on a tonkatsu bento from Teppei Syokudo. I think it was the high prominent signboard and the display case full of deep-fried items that made me settle for this. Somehow deep-fried food always looks so enticing!

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