Old Tiong Bahru Bak Kut Teh

Bak kut teh meal

This bak kut teh stall (in a coffeeshop opposite Tiong Bahru Food Centre taxi stand) is actually pretty good. In fact I think they are just as good (if not better) than some highly raved bak kut teh brands. Whenever I have a bak kut teh meal out, the above are my default dishes, and… 

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Mid-Autumn Festival 2014: Mooncakes from Tupperware Brands

Festive trio of flavors

This Mid-Autumn Festival, Tupperware Brands has put together a boxful of exquisitely flavoured mooncakes in their signature Moon Cake Gift Set, packed in colourful Tupperware containers that are reusable, for you, your family and friends to enjoy. A limited edition series available for the Mid-Autumn Festival, these colourful Tupperware containers are handy for storing snacks,… 

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Mid-Autumn Festival 2014: Mooncakes from Man Fu Yuan, InterContinental Singapore

Snowskin mooncakes

One of the most significant Chinese celebrations is Mid Autumn Festival. This year, it falls on 8 September 2014 (15th day of the 8th lunar month). As usual, we’re going to be spoilt for choice when it comes to purchasing mooncakes. As I receive information for mooncake promotions, I’ll publish them on this blog for… 

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Imperial Treasure Super Peking Duck @ Paragon

Our Peking duck being carved up

This year, my birthday was one day before Mother’s Day. Sometimes, I wonder why I’m born the same period as Mother’s Day. This means I’m shortchanged of one celebration! Of course, this is good news for hubby’s wallet, so I guess he’s quietly happy. We celebrated my birthday as well as Mother’s Day in advance… 

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Toa Payoh Rojak

Rojak, S$3.00

I’m not a big fan of rojak, maybe because most are pretty average and fail to tempt me. But when I see a good rojak stall, I simply can’t resist! That’s what happened when I went to Old Airport Road the other day (actually to review another stall). This famous stall is now run by… 

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Dong Ji Fried Kway Teow

S$4.00 version, with prawn & squid.

This is one really “charred” char kway teow. And I really like this uncle’s version of fried kway teow. It’s kinda like a cross breed of Singapore-style and Penang-style kway teow — not too much dark soy, not too wet, and comes with seafood. The fat sea prawns and thick squid rings are cooked just… 

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Nam Kee Chicken Rice

Chicken rice for 1 person, S$4.00 ($3.50 for chicken rice + $0.50 for liver)

I’ve passed by this retro chicken rice shop several times, but never had the opportunity to sample their signature dish. The rice is mild on fragrance, but strong on the salt. The chilli is sufficiently spicy, but somehow lacks that X-factor. Unlike some places that deliberately undercook their chicken to maintain a soft juicy texture,… 

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Eatzi Gourmet Bakery Mother’s Day cake 2014: Mango Chocolate Surprise

My two imps are so happy when there's cake!

And so, the marketing rep from JP Pepperdine (which manages Jack’s Place restaurants, Restaurant Hoshigaoka, and Eatzi Gourmet) wrote me this nice email. Eatzi: Hi, Julia! We’re launching 3 cakes for Mother’s Day this year. Would you like to try our Mango Loaf Cake? Me: Oh, we’ve already tried the Mango Mousse Supreme last year,… 

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Mother’s Day 2014 brunch at The Knolls, Capella Singapore


Planning a special thank you for the most important woman in your life? How about a luxurious champagne brunch for your mom at The Knolls, Capella? We experienced Sunday brunch at The Knolls over the weekend, and it was indeed a feast for both the senses and the palate. As The Knolls is a Mediterranean… 

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