Teochew Cuisine Restaurant

This isn’t a full review, just posting some photos of my dad’s sumptuous birthday dinner. Not all pics of the dishes turned out well. Ah, the pressure of 13 pairs of chopsticks impatiently waiting to dive into the food was just too much. Clockwise from left: sliced octopus; Teochew braised duck; jellied shark meat; and… 

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Chocolat N Spice

To keep costs low, former hotel pastry chef Mary Chan opened her bakery selling upmarket cakes and muffins in the unlikeliest of places — a hawker center in the suburbs. Skeptics predicted her business wouldn’t last long. But the knowledge of outstanding food spreads far and wide. And with low rent, the economic savings were… 

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Wee Nam Kee Hainanese Chicken Rice

After visiting our new baby niece at Thomson Medical Centre, R and I walked to Novena Ville, an oasis of mid-priced eateries, for a late lunch. Being chicken rice lovers, the natural consensus was Wee Nam Kee, one of the best known chicken rice specialists in Singapore. It was already 2.30 pm, but the restaurant… 

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New Baby Niece

Yay, I have a new baby niece! Congratulations to Lena (hubby R’s sis) and Desmond on becoming the proud new parents of their yet-to-be named baby girl, born on Friday 26 May, 2006. Isn’t she adorable? cheers!

Spize The Makan Place

Located along the same row of shops as the famous Boon Tong Kee (River Valley branch), I must have passed by Spize The Makan Place, a casual Indian Muslim eatery, many times without a chance to eat there. Yesterday evening, the planets were in alignment. Spize’s extensive menu includes Indian pratas, Malay satay and nasi… 

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Din Tai Fung (Wisma Atria)

Din Tai Fung is a Taiwanese restaurant that’s internationally famous for its xiao long bao (steamed pork dumplings). I’ve wanted to check them out ever since the first Singapore outlet opened at Paragon, but stories of super long queues put me off. The local franchise has since expanded, its fourth and latest outlet being at… 

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