Tai Parfait @ Bugis Junction

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Japanese taiyaki + parfait (ice cream & fruit) = Tai Parfait! Opening their first outlet in Singapore, this fusion dessert shop is a Japanese concept originating from Yokohama, Japan. I read about Tai Parfait in newspapers and magazines, and was absolutely eager to check this place out for myself. Taiyaki + ice cream! Love the… 

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Mid-Autumn Festival 2014: Mooncakes from BreadTalk Singapore

BreadTalk's 2014 mooncake selection

Mid-Autumn Festival is just one week away, have you tried any mooncakes this year? Our family have already tried several different brands. When it comes to snowskin mooncakes, one of our favorites has to be BreadTalk’s snowskin selection. JOYOUS (S$52.80 for 8 mini-piece box) showcases eight mini snowskin mooncakes of 4 different flavors: Coffee Baileys;… 

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Hui Ji Fish Ball Noodle Yong Tau Fu

FIshball meepok, S$3.00

Hi hi, pardon the long silence. Been busy and also fell sick, so no time or energy to update this blog. This hawker stall is another one of my regular haunts whenever I go to Tiong Bahru Food Centre. At Hui Ji, their handmade fish balls look and taste markedly different from the usual factory-made… 

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Granny’s Secret @ OG Albert Complex

Traditional Popiah, S$3.80++

Yesterday, I was with my younger girl in Bugis area when it started to rain quite heavily. So we took the opportunity to have a pit stop at Granny’s Secret, located on the second floor of OG Albert Complex. Granny’s Secret is run by Yi Kou Wei 一口味, a chain of kiosks that specializes in… 

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Shanghai La Mian Xiao Long Bao

Xiao long bao, S$4.oo for 7 pieces

This stall sees a good queue during lunch and dinner time. I think the reason for this is that they serve reasonably good food at reasonable prices. Their bestselling item is probably their xiao long bao 小笼包 (I see people ordering this by the stack). For hawker standards (please don’t compare to restaurants like Din… 

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Huat Huat BBQ Chicken Wings (VivoCity)

"Black" carrot cake, S$4.oo

Ironically we didn’t order the signature item at this stall. Mom-in-law was craving for fried carrot cake, so I got these two plates for her. Usually we don’t have much good things to say when it comes to food court fare, but the fried carrot cake 炒萝卜糕 at Huat Huat was surprisingly decent. The “black”… 

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The nameless Chinese vegetarian stall (next to Loo’s Hainanese Curry Rice) in Tiong Bahru

Seaweed roll & beancurd

When I do my weekly wet market grocery shopping at Tiong Bahru Market, one of the regular food places I go to for breakfast is this Chinese vegetarian food stall. It is run by an elderly lady (and her son, I think), and was formerly located at a coffee shop in 56 Eng Hoon Street…. 

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Matilda’s Disney Frozen birthday cake

Disney Frozen cake

Our elder daughter Matilda turned 3 yesterday. For her birthday this year, we got her a cake with a theme that almost every young girl is now crazy about. I’ve no idea why every young girl I know is so crazy about the lead character Elsa — from the movie “Frozen” — and the theme… 

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Mid-Autumn Festival 2014: Mooncakes from Jiang Nan Chun, Four Seasons Hotel Singapore

Jiang Nan Chun snowskin mooncakes

When it comes to mooncakes, my mom-in-law has the fussiest most discerning taste buds. So if a certain mooncake meets her approval, you can be sure it is a definite winner. Of all the mooncakes we’ve sampled so far this year, she had the highest praises for Jiang Nan Chun’s selection. For Mid-Autumn Festival 2014,… 

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