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 city’s police station. In Thai, this no-name (but quite famous) shop simply adverts themselves as ‘kanom niew’ and ‘kanom tuay’...

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A Street Food Tour In Bangkok Chinatown | เดินเที่ยวกินเยาวราช

This is a journal about the day I take a Food-walk in Bangkok Chinatown with Muriel. I still remember the faces of my Japanese friends when they slurped into the spicy, sour, and herbal fragrant soup of tom yum and some other ubiquitous Thai dishes for the first time. I was perhaps in my senior year and thick in excitement for joining a series of cultural-exchange programs at the Bangkok YMCA. It was then, at around the age of 19, that I learnt how Thai food, which I grew up eating and thinking nothing of, can be out-of-this-world experiences to those who are from other places. It was a mixture of joy, pride and pleasure when I saw those faces deep...

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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 less special. Blended to match the taste of the pork ribs soup, the particular strong and bold tea is collectively called ‘Nanyang Tea‘ after the South China region that also includes Singapore. And...

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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 fragrant, too, thanks to the toasted lard drizzled on top. I use to think that Cantonese style congee is the epitome of the congees, but after two bowls (only because they ran out so fast!!) of Tian Ji porridge...

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

During our one 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 the 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 Hokkian-style prawn noodle is set right in the middle of Little India. Eat this and you can walk around to digest it. A great health plan. Even now that the third generation is taking over when we were...

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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 made-to-your-cravings Cantonese-style comfort dishes such as wonton noodle soup and congee.  Dim Sum Selections – Man Fu Yuan’s dim sum makes the majority of their menu, with a total of 32...

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