Szechuan Kitchen – good food at a price

Szechuan Kitchen

Membership has its privileges. In the case of dining benefits card, it would seem that the privileges are subsidised by members who paid for the cards but do not make full use of their membership and by ordinary patrons who pay full price for their meals. Szechuan Court is one of those restaurants where holders of The Far Card get good discounts. We do not hold the Far Card so we decide to eat at Szechuan Kitchen, which usually has a more affordable menu compared to the menu of Szechuan Court.

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Lunch at Imperial Treasure Teochew Ion, Teochew restaurant at Orchard Road.


Imperial Treasure Teochew Ion Orchard is a Teochew restaurant at Orchard Road. It received one Michelin star in the 2018 Michelin Guide Singapore. It had been some time since our last visit to this Teochew restaurant, having been there when they first opened in December 2016. You can see more pictures of the restaurant in our post on our previous visit. We decided to go there for a simple Teochew lunch before the very busy CNY 2019 festive season kicked in.

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Crystal Jade Kitchen Westgate – Chinese restaurant in Jurong East


Crystal Jade Kitchen Westgate is probably the Chinese restaurant in the Jurong East area that we have frequented the most. Directly linked by walkways to the Jurong East MRT station and also the Ng Teng Fong Hospital, it is often the Chinese restaurant that comes to mind when we have things to attend to in the area. For a restaurant in the suburbs, it looks rather grand and we have seen birthdays and business lunches being hosted there. Here is a compilation of some of the things we ate at Crystal Jade Westgate during a couple of recent lunches.

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Lim Chee Guan Prized Bak Kwa for CNY

Lim Chee Guan Price

4 February 2019: In case you are wondering why there is no queue at Lim Chee Guan outlets, it is because they are closed for CNY and will re-open on 10 February 2019.


You know Chinese New Year is near when you see long queues at Lim Chee Guan bak kwa outlets. The familiar long lines of people waiting patiently to buy the prized festive commodity have returned. How precious is the BBQ savoury sweetmeat? Well, the Lim Chee Guan price for its Signature Sliced Pork Bak Kwa is now $58.00 per kg; and you can expect the price to increase as CNY gets closer.

Lim Chee Guan
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Tsim Chai Kee Michelin Bib Gourmand Noodles, Best in Hong Kong?


Tsim Chai Kee or Mak’s Noodles – that was the question we had to decide. After doing research on the best wanton noodles in Hong Kong, these are the two that seemed to be at the top of most of the reviews. Since we have tried Mak’s Noodles in Singapore, we decided that we should try the Tsim Chai Kee wanton noodles which received a Bib Gourmand award in the 2019 Michelin Guide Hong Kong. With limited time and meals, our quest was to try to find the best wanton noodles in Hong Kong.

Tsim Chai Kee Hong Kong
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