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 | เมนูพิเศษ ห้องอาหาร เอเลเม้นท์ โอกุระ เพรสทีจ

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 a strong influence on the native land in everything they have to offer, French cuisine included. From now until 31 August 2018, Elements – the hotel’s fine-dining establishment – is offering a special menu featuring premium Japanese summer...

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Best Breakfast in Bangkok Chinatown (Yaowarat) | รีวิว อุไร ห่านพะโล้ ทรงวาด

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 | ติ่มซำ โรงแรมคาร์ลตัน สิงคโปร์

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 | ขนมเหนียว ขนมถ้วย มุกดาหาร

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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Breakfast in Singapore – Nanyang Tea and Bak Kut Teh | อาหารเช้า บักกุตเต๋ สิงคโปร์

Above: Tea packing at Pek Sin Choon is still being done traditional ways. By hands and two masterful ladies. Apart from poached eggs and kaya toasts, it’s the tea and Bak Kut Teh that make up for a real traditional Singaporean’s hearty breakfast. FIRST, THE TEA An old-time habit of drinking tea together with slurping a bowl of ‘Bak Kut Teh‘ is a kind of thing that defined a real Singaporean treat. The tea itself is no...

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Where to Eat in Singapore (#2) | รวมร้านอร่อยสิงคโปร์ #2

This is the part 2 of what/where to eat in Singapore. orders not arranged by preferences. Hokkian-style congee at tian ji porridge at maxwell food centre Tian Ji Porridge is run by a husband-and-wife team, and in my view they serves the BEST porridges I had ever eaten (second only to my own haha). The local foodie guru who told us about this place explained that Hokkian porridge is thicker, grainier than Cantonese style congee. And more...

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Where to Eat in Singapore (#1) | รวมร้านอร่อยสิงคโปร์ #1

During our week in Singapore, we experienced deliciousness in great magnitude. And still we missed out on so many. This is the first post in our Singapore series. These are most scrumptious foods of Singapore that we would very much like to recommend. And with this post, we thank our good friends over there. You know who you are 😀 orders not arranged by preferences.  Hokkian-style Prawn Mee at Tekka Food Centre This long-standing...

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หม่าน ฟู่ หยวน สโมสรราชพฤกษ์ | Man Fu Yuan, Rajpreuk Club

SUMMARY – Man Fu Yuan is a elegant Cantonese restaurant in the Rajpreuk Club on Changwattana Road behind the Government Complex. Its cosy luxurious ambiance plus private rooms in various sizes are good for business lunch, family meals or any feel-good day. I like their premium tea selections (Bt128-248++ per person), freshly-made dim sum varieties, tea duck (best with steamed rice, drizzles of soy sauce and their homemade XO sauce), and...

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