檳城家鄉味 Traditional Penang Food at Kitchener Complex – Good Chendol

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檳城家鄉味 Traditional Penang Food at Kitchener Complex

There is an interesting small eatery in Kitchener Complex. It has a Chinese name –  檳城家鄉味. The Menu says “Traditional Penang Food” – we are not sure if that is a description of the food or the name of the eatery. Even if you cannot read Chinese, it should not be difficult to locate the place. Just look for the iconic Penang street art on the wall of a little cafe and various signs and posters advertising Penang delicacies.  Continue reading →

Best Sang Har Mee in PJ, and some say Malaysia

Restoran Green View Sang Har Mee

When we visited Malaysia recently, a local told us that the best Sang Har Mee in Petaling Jaya was to be found in Restoran Green View. There were even those who said  that Green View had the Best Sang Har Mee in Malaysia. We took a trip out to PJ to try Green View’s Sang Har Mee and was not disappointed.

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Folklore Restaurant – Singapore heritage food

Folklore Restaurant

Folklore restaurant at Destination Singapore Beach Road hotel, with local chef Damian D’Silva at its helm, has a menu of Eurasian-Peranakan dishes and other heritage cuisines of Singapore. The food at the multi-cuisine restaurant had received praise and the dishes that we tried at Folklore restaurant did not disappoint.

Folklore Restaurant

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Roland Restaurant – creator of chilli crab

Roland Restaurant Chilli Crab

There was much indignation when a Malaysian minister said that chilli crab was one of several Malaysian dishes that had been wrongly credited to other countries. In Singapore, it is generally accepted that the creator of chilli crab is a Mdm Cher Yam Tian, although her version did not have eggs and sambal in the recipe.

Roland Restaurant - creator of chilli crab

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Peach Garden OCBC Centre – dim sum and Peking duck lunch

The Peach Garden OCBC Centre Chinese restaurant is an impressive place. It takes up a large space on the 33rd floor of the OCBC Bank’s head office building along Chulia Street. If the spaciousness of the place does not take your breath clear away, the clear aerial view over Singapore probably will. We were there for a sumptuous dim sum and Peking duck lunch.

Peach Garden OCBC Centre

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Why did the Korean chicken cross the room at Bugis? – Kogane Yama

Kogane Yama premium tendon bowls

Kogane Yama at Bugis Junction

Why did the Korean chicken cross the room at Bugis? To enjoy Japanese tendon bowls at Kogane Yama. Well, popular South Korean fried chicken restaurant chain Chir Chir opened a new outlet in Bugis Junction last year. Part of what used to be Chir Chir Fusion Chicken Factory on level 2 of Bugis Junction has been carved out to house a new tendon restaurant, Kogane Yama. Perhaps it is a sign that the popularity of Korean fried chicken has reached a peak in Singapore. Japanese Tempura Donburi, or tendon in short, is now trending.

Kogane Yama at Bugis Junction

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