My Encounter With The ‘Lap’ – Home Made, Singapore

I was given a couple of Laps (Pronounced as ‘Larb’) recently to sample and to be honest, this is my first time trying this. So what is Lap? Lap is the name for a traditional Hainanese pillow-shaped rice dumpling. It’s something like the Chinese rice dumplings (bak chang) but it is wrapped in strips of banana leaves weaved like a Malay ketupat (Malay rice dumpling). This traditional Lap is usually made during special occasions to serve to family and guests. So how come must go through so much trouble weaving the pillow shape and then finished gobbling down within one … Continue reading My Encounter With The ‘Lap’ – Home Made, Singapore

Coffee Terrace – Genting Highlands, Malaysia

Been here only once but many many years ago before I started writing on food. So this recent trip I made it a point to try it again and take loads of pics. This buffet spread is really huge… I didn’t know where to begin, but once I started checking out all the food, I know I just had to start somewhere! Huge array of food and you really wish you had 2 stomachs! Some of the counters cook on the spot like Marche style, so as to ensure freshness. Love it! Rating: 5/5. Taste: Love the range, food is … Continue reading Coffee Terrace – Genting Highlands, Malaysia

Teochew Restaurant Huat Kee (1988) 潮州酒楼發記 – Amoy Street, Singapore

This restaurant is definitely out of my usual posts for good and affordable food in Singapore. But when you meet up with friends occasionally you get to eat slightly costlier food and when I write on them, means they are pretty impressive! I haven’t been to these parts of town for the longest time mainly because I don’t work in town. This place is definitely a lot more crowded on weekdays but on a Sunday, you can literally walk in the middle of Amoy Street… for 10 seconds without a car honking at you and people calling you seow (mad) … Continue reading Teochew Restaurant Huat Kee (1988) 潮州酒楼發記 – Amoy Street, Singapore

Guan Chee Hong Kong Roasted Duck (源记香港烧腊) – Hougang, Singapore

Guan Chee HK Roasted Duck has been around for some time but I remember only coming to this place a few times. They are located at the corner of a coffeeshop, roast their meats daily behind their stall, hence you can smell their amazing aroma from the roasting from far away. I was here for groceries after work and managed to catch them before they close at around 8pm. Rating: 4.5/5. Taste: Very yummy especially the burnt parts. Portion: Below average. Service: Many staff there taking orders. Ambience: Coffeeshop Price: $6 for the above. RTE: Yes a few times already. … Continue reading Guan Chee Hong Kong Roasted Duck (源记香港烧腊) – Hougang, Singapore

Lot 10 Hutong 十號胡同 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Haven’t been shopping or even walking along the streets of Bukit Bintang in KL for the longest time and this time I made it a point with a friend who happened to fly in Kuala Lumpur at the same time from Hong Kong. So we decided to catch up over dinner and while we were wandering around, we saw this place with all the signages… So we decided to check out this place… how wrong can it go when it’s recommended by 蔡澜, the famous food critic/celebrity from Hong Kong. To our surprise, this is suppose to be a foodcourt … Continue reading Lot 10 Hutong 十號胡同 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Song Fa Bak Kut Teh – New Bridge Road, Singapore

Met up with the Shanghai & HK gang of Singaporeans over lunch at this place (Cos it’s central) and also for some who are craving this delectable ribby soup. I’ve never been to this restaurant before ‘cos I’ve been out of Singapore for so long. This place is ultra convenient, no wonder they are doing so well. Central is just opposite with ample parking, MRT station is there and bus stops right in front. A little impossible to fail unless of course you have sucky food. Obviously this one’s doing well, started from the corner, then they have another one … Continue reading Song Fa Bak Kut Teh – New Bridge Road, Singapore

Dulcet & Studio – River Valley, Singapore

Came here after dinner one day for desserts and coffee, totally unplanned as I didn’t know the existence of this eatery in the first place. Looks cosy and spotted some specialty desserts, that’s why I ended here with my dinner kakis. This place was rather crowded for a weekend evening, but we managed to grab a table nearer to the front as it was nearing closing time. Friends ordered the desserts and these are what they came back with… Rating: 3.5/5. Taste: Overall pretty ok. The strawberry cake was a let down. But the others were good. Portion: Average. Service: … Continue reading Dulcet & Studio – River Valley, Singapore

Restoran G & D (佳肴城海鲜饭店) – Labis, Johor, Malaysia

I was visiting a colleague’s house in this remote parts of Johor recently and we had our dinner here. I tried to google and see if any one has written about this place and apparently not… at least in English.  Anyways this place is THE RESTAURANT in Labis town and everyone knows where this place is. The default place for all weddings, birthdays, family dinners, gatherings, etc. I heard so much about this place prior to my visit and was really looking forward to sinking my teeth into all their specialities, especially the reknown Hokkien Mee. See pics below with … Continue reading Restoran G & D (佳肴城海鲜饭店) – Labis, Johor, Malaysia

Row-Six 南洋軒 – Seremban 2, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia

Was in these parts for a dinner break as the jam towards Kuala Lumpur is just too much. So my colleagues and I turned out to Seremban 2 where there is a huge mall called JUSCO Seremban 2 Shopping Centre. Trust me, there are many many places to have our dinner and finally settling for this Row-Six restaurant. What caught my eye was actually the blue colour rice set, Nasi Ketuk and that’s what I was hoping to try. Rating: 4/5. Taste: Taste was pretty ok. Some reviews I read was bad but was quite good for me. Portion: Average. … Continue reading Row-Six 南洋軒 – Seremban 2, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia