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Monthly Archive for July, 2008

Inle Myanmar (Marina Square)

My very first taste of Myanmar cuisine! Recommended by Gary, this is a recently opened branch; the original outlet at Peninsula Plaza is already an established joint frequented by Myanmar nationals living in Singapore. I’ve never been to Myanmar before, so I don’t know how authentic it is. But as far as food goes, I [...]

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Ramen Santouka

Yes, these are the famous pork cheeks of which there are only 60 portions served each day. Six slices of sinfulness, so incredibly soft they literally melt in your mouth. Divine. I didn’t have all six slices to myself. Good things are meant to be shared! Saturday’s lunch was with Keropokman and Momo; Camemberu was [...]

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The original plan was lunch at Tanglin Halt / Commonwealth Crescent food center. On the way there, I walked past a scruffy-looking old coffee shop at the road junction. There was a familiar fragrance in the air; every table occupied was tucking into chicken rice with gusto.

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We hardly eat instant noodles at home, keeping some packs only for emergency situations, but I must confess to having a soft spot for Korean instant ramyun. Especially popular among Korean kids is this non-soupy, dry version. It’s a cold noodle dish — instant ramyun boiled, drained, cooled, and then dressed in sweet, vinegary gochujang [...]

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Gosh! The Central is a ghost town on weekday afternoons! Two Fridays ago I was early for a 5pm appointment and snooped around the place. Most shops didn’t have a single customer. At CHIPPY, there was no one in sight, so I rapped on the tall counter and a head popped up as if abruptly [...]

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Soon Heng Food Delights

Lor mee is a tricky dish to master. In the wrong hands, it can turn out to be a horrible, icky mess of goo. That was my memory of lor mee since childhood, so, for most of my life, I’ve avoided it. Besides, who needs lor mee when there’s char kway teow? A few years [...]

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Garuda Padang Cuisine (Vivocity)

I’m gonna be brutally harsh and declare that I’m never coming back to this place. Ditto the hubby who has even more brutal things to say, but this is a family-friendly blog so let’s just leave it as that. Actually, we enjoyed the food. The fish curry gravy was a delightful blend of spicy, sweet, [...]

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Tonight’s dinner was a rambunctious gathering of Ricky’s pals and their families. Total: 12 adults and 7 kids. Naturally the venue was a family-friendly restaurant, Globetrotters.

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