Monthly Archive: November 2016

安东찜닭 Andong Zzimdak: Tastes Just Like Mom’s

I have never heard of Andong jjimdak until my sister-in-law suggested having it for a family dinner one weekend. Andong jjimdak literally means “steamed chicken of Andong”. Origininating from Andong (a city in Gyeongsangbuk-do Province, South Korea) the dish consists of steamed chicken marinated in a ganjang (Korean soy sauce) based sauce. Many types of vegetables and sweet...

Kim Dae Mun: Pocket Friendly Korean Food

We first visited Kim Dae Mun Korean Food (KDM) when it was still located in the food court at the basement of the Le Meridien Hotel. The food court might be dingy but many people frequent the place mainly with KDM in mind. Often, there would be a crowd in front of the...

Caffebene: Oh My, Bingsu

Caffebene is the largest coffee house chain in Korea, yet we didn’t see any of its stores around during our trip to Seoul a few years’ back. Or maybe we did come across it, but it didn’t register on our mind. (We tend to be pretty “lost” whenever we travel for the first time to...

All Things Elephant: In the Living Room

It is no secret that I love elephants. As to the reason for adoring them, I guess it is explainable just like why people love teddy bears, Hello Kitty etc. It is probably akin to some kind of spiritual sustenance where you simply feel happy looking at them. This elephant collecting hobby started when I was in secondary school. Over...

Bak Kut Teh @ Ya Hua BKT

亞華 Ya Hua Bak Kut Teh (Ngee Ann City): Big fat nope

I’m a small fan of bak kut teh. It is one of those things I started appreciating after I grew up. While I cannot claim to be a bkt expert, I do have experience eating the undeniably top few bkt in Singapore: Ng Ah Sio, Founder’s, Song Fa, and Ya Hua....

Chicken Schnitzel with Grilled Raclette Cheese

The Western Co.: They’re back

The Western Co. probably broke some hearts when they closed back in September. In a short stint of 3 months, they won over many fans with their winning combination of raclette cheese and cheap prices. Now, these fans will be delighted to know that The Western Co. is back in business just...

笨珍云吞面 Pontian Wanton Noodles: A Bowl of Memories

Our dating history goes back to our days in the university. Back then, we were constrained by the limited allowance we had so for most of our dates, we would stick to simple, affordable fare. It was by chance one day, that we stumbled upon this particular eatery selling wanton noodles in a corner of Heeren...

Pu Er Tea

瑞春 Swee Choon: Now serving lunch [Updated]

Updated on 10 Jan 2017 Growing up, I was never a fan of dim sum. It was breakfast food (a meal I usually skip), expensive (portions are so small, yet the prices are so high), and mostly made up of stuff I did not eat as a kid (chicken feet?...