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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Teck Seng Soya Bean Milk

Soy bean curd

Honestly, I’m not a big fan of soy bean milk or soy bean curd. Most of them have this strong “beany” flavor that doesn’t really appeal to me. But whenever I go to Tiong Bahru market for my weekly wet market grocery trip (and breakfast), I can’t help but notice the perpetual queue in front… 

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Beng Hiang Restaurant

Spiced Sausage & Fried Prawn Balls 五香虾枣

Father-in-law is a faithful fan of Beng Hiang — one of the oldest Hokkien restaurants in Singapore. We’ve been visiting over the years, and it seems like the food standard has slipped with each subsequent visit. Or is it because our palates have become more refined? We ordered the S$138+ set menu (for 4 to… 

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Ah Heng Curry Chicken Bee Hoon Mee

Curry chicken noodle, S$5.00

Some people say that the best curry chicken noodles in Singapore are located in Hong Lim Food Complex. They are most probably referring to Heng Kee (1st floor) and Ah Heng (2nd floor, directly above Heng Kee). The queue at Heng Kee is longer and moves very s-l-o-w-l-y. Ah Heng also has a constant queue,… 

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