Tiong Bahru Lor Mee

Lor mee, S$3.00

Interrupting my Tweed posts with this Singapore food post. I’ve never really been a big fan of lor mee, but when I see a good one, I can’t resist. Tiong Bahru Lor Mee is one of the better ones around. Velvety smooth, the gravy isn’t overly salty and is enhanced with a slight herbal aroma…. 

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Culinary getaway in Tweed, Australia 2014: Peppers Salt Resort & Spa, Kingscliff

Our hotel room

After our tour of Tropical Fruit World, we checked into our hotel — the Peppers Salt Resort & Spa in Kingscliff. Located in the idyllic beach-side community of Salt Village, Peppers Salt Resort & Spa is a mere 15-minute drive south of Gold Coast Airport. The resort sits right next to the pristine and uncrowded… 

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Culinary Getaway in Tweed, Australia 2014: Tropical Fruit World

Fruit tasting platter

After breakfast at Kettles On Cafe, we were ready to begin exploring Tweed. Our first stop was Tropical Fruit World, a working farm that cultivates more than 500 species of exotic fruits. The subtropical climate and rich volcanic soils here makes the Tweed Valley (which is a volcanic caldera) an ideal location for growing an… 

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Culinary Getaway in Tweed, Australia 2014: Breakfast at Kettles On Cafe, Kingscliff

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Our Scoot flight landed in Gold Coast early on Saturday morning, about 8am. After clearing immigration, we were met by our friendly host Jayne of Aria Events & Entertainment. Naturally, the first thing we needed was breakfast. And there’s nothing like a hearty Aussie-style cafe breakfast to start the day! Jayne drove us to Kingscliff,… 

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Culinary Getaway in Tweed, Australia 2014: Flying to Gold Coast on Scoot

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Many Singaporeans are familiar with Surfer’s Paradise, Gold Coast in Australia. But have you heard of Tweed? Located in northern New South Wales — just a little south of the Queensland border — the Tweed Shire is home to lush green fields, unspoilt beaches, stunning mountain ranges, and the magnificent Mount Warning. The beautiful, tranquil… 

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Duo Ji chee cheong fun

Steamed yam cake

Duo Ji has got to be my favorite hawker-style chee cheong fun 猪肠粉, literally “pig intestine noodle”. This nondescript-looking stall in Smith Street (Chinatown) food centre is something of a institution there for chee cheong fun lovers. They open at 7am, but can sell out as early as 9.30am! Whenever I go there for my… 

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Meredith’s Angry Birds birthday cake

Angry Birds birthday cake from Polar Puffs & Cakes

My littlest baby Meredith turned 2 in October. We had a simple birthday celebration at home for her. Meredith loves playing Angry Birds on my iPhone, so for her birthday cake, the theme is a no-brainer. Polar Puffs & Cakes has several Angry Birds cake designs in different sizes available. For the cake above, this… 

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Ah Heng Duck Rice

Braised duck with kway, S$5.00

Heard on the grapevine that Ah Heng is operated by the original founder of the famous Heng Gi Goose & Duck Rice in Tekka Market. No wonder I find the braised duck here tasting very similar to those at Heng Gi. During lunch hour, be prepared to queue. Besides braised duck, they also serve braised… 

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Afternoon tea @ Anti:dote, Fairmont Singapore

Four tiers of treasures!

Just realized my last afternoon tea post was nearly two years ago. Gosh, this will not do! I love checking out afternoon tea places in Singapore; need to catch up on exploring new high tea venues. Anti:dote is a fairly new cocktail bar that opened almost a year ago, just next to the entrance and… 

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