Dim Sum + More at Dynasty, Centara Grand, Central World, Bangkok

Above: Our selections of dim sum from their daily buffet menu. From the fryer and the steamers.  From top, clockwise: Deep-fried Alaska crabmeat in bean curd, steamed snow fish with black bean sauce, steamed shrimp dumpling with Beijing sauce, steamed zucchini with prawn, deep-fried shrimp with lemon sauce, steamed shrimp dumpling with Japanese pumpkin, deep-fried fish spring roll, deep fried duck spring roll, and the dessert of sago and...

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The Peninsula Bangkok Custard Mooncake and Mariage Frères Spiced Tea (Special Edition)

Mooncake festival in Bangkok starts in July when mooncake parlours around town begin their annual rituals: sending off samples of their creations to media, launching tasting events and some, such as the Peninsula Bangkok with their iconic egg custard mooncake, making this mid-autumn festival an elaborate affair. First Sunday of August be like: dim sum, teas and mooncake. Cannot wait to blog about this. #peninsula #mooncake #dimsum...

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Detective Conan Cafe in Bangkok By Bake A Wish

From now until 30 September 2018, Bake a Wish at Siam Center is being transformed into Detective Conan Cafe, a licensed character cafe that the Bangkok-based Japanese style café is co-operating with Parco, making it the first overseas full-scale Detective Conan Cafe outside Japan. For more news and product updates of the Conan Cafe in Bangkok, follow their Facebook page. Above: APTX-4869 Super Big Capsule Curry (Bt250). Character Cafe is...

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Singapore Chinatown Tai Chong Kok Confectionery (Hue Kee)

# Singapore Artisanal Mooncakes at Chinatown Tai Chong Kok Confectionery (Hue Kee) # Chinatown Tai Chong Kok Confectionery (Hue Kee) is a local favourite in Singapore when it comes to handmade artisanal Cantonese style baked goods and mooncakes. They are most famous for their assorted mooncakes, but this place has always been a go-to among discerning locals looking for real authentic treats. Egg tarts, chicken cookies (my favourite), and whole...

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Antoinette, Penhas Road, Singapore

# Singapore Cool Cafe # – Antoinette – French Patisserie with Hakka influences. If you look at the map of Singapore, you will see the area near ‘Lavender’ street running the north eastern side off downtown. This area, as I found out, is among the oldest on this island country. But now, as any Singaporean will tell you, the area is coming back with good array of cool and hip cafes run by younger generation who revived the...

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Japanese Seasonal Ingredients at Elements, Okura Prestige Bangkok

Elements at the Okura Prestige Bangkok received a one star Michelin last year. It is a place for fine culinary experience given that this is a luxury Japanese hotel establishment with strong influence of the native land in everything they has to offer, French cuisine included. From now until 31 August 2018, Elements – the hotel’s fine-dining establishment – is offering special menu featuring premium Japanese summer...

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Best Breakfast in Bangkok Chinatown (Yaowarat)

We sometimes spend weekends stay-cationing at our condo in Bangkok CBD and take the opportunity of being close and convenient wandering around for great local foods – the ones considered too far-fetched given our usual abode in the suburb. And last week we ate at ‘Urai Han Palo Songwat’ (อุไรห่านพะโล้ทรงวาด) Teochew-style braised goose that for me is the best breakfast ever in Bangkok...

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Handmade Dim Sum at Wah Lok Cantonese Restaurant, Carlton Hotel Singapore

Asked which meal was the most special while we were in Singapore recently, and the answer can easily be the variety of hand-made dim sum at Wah Lok Restaurant at Carlton Hotel in the city center. Singapore is not short of dim sum opportunities – from old-school, red-carpeted venues, to hip and hyped places. But when it comes to the real things and the original creations, the locals would – in a perfect unison –  point to this...

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What to Eat in Mukdaharn – Famous Bańh Bėo & Bánh bột lọc

Above: Bánh bột lọc – although with a similarity to Thai snack ‘stuffed sago dumpling’ or ‘sago sai moo’ – turns out to be a total different thing. Esan, Thailand – While traveling through the Northeast of Thailand recently, we stopped at the province of Mudaharn and savoured their famous snacks of ‘Bańh Bėo & Bánh bột lọc‘ at a small shophouse just opposite to the...

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