Tiong Bahru Lor Mee

Lor mee, S$3.00

Interrupting my Tweed posts with this Singapore food post. I’ve never really been a big fan of lor mee, but when I see a good one, I can’t resist. Tiong Bahru Lor Mee is one of the better ones around. Velvety smooth, the gravy isn’t overly salty and is enhanced with a slight herbal aroma…. 

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Culinary getaway in Tweed, Australia 2014: Peppers Salt Resort & Spa, Kingscliff

Our hotel room

After our tour of Tropical Fruit World, we checked into our hotel — the Peppers Salt Resort & Spa in Kingscliff. Located in the idyllic beach-side community of Salt Village, Peppers Salt Resort & Spa is a mere 15-minute drive south of Gold Coast Airport. The resort sits right next to the pristine and uncrowded… 

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Culinary Getaway in Tweed, Australia 2014: Tropical Fruit World

Fruit tasting platter

After breakfast at Kettles On Cafe, we were ready to begin exploring Tweed. Our first stop was Tropical Fruit World, a working farm that cultivates more than 500 species of exotic fruits. The subtropical climate and rich volcanic soils here makes the Tweed Valley (which is a volcanic caldera) an ideal location for growing an… 

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Culinary Getaway in Tweed, Australia 2014: Breakfast at Kettles On Cafe, Kingscliff


Our Scoot flight landed in Gold Coast early on Saturday morning, about 8am. After clearing immigration, we were met by our friendly host Jayne of Aria Events & Entertainment. Naturally, the first thing we needed was breakfast. And there’s nothing like a hearty Aussie-style cafe breakfast to start the day! Jayne drove us to Kingscliff,… 

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Culinary Getaway in Tweed, Australia 2014: Flying to Gold Coast on Scoot


Many Singaporeans are familiar with Surfer’s Paradise, Gold Coast in Australia. But have you heard of Tweed? Located in northern New South Wales — just a little south of the Queensland border — the Tweed Shire is home to lush green fields, unspoilt beaches, stunning mountain ranges, and the magnificent Mount Warning. The beautiful, tranquil… 

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Duo Ji chee cheong fun

Steamed yam cake

Duo Ji has got to be my favorite hawker-style chee cheong fun 猪肠粉, literally “pig intestine noodle”. This nondescript-looking stall in Smith Street (Chinatown) food centre is something of a institution there for chee cheong fun lovers. They open at 7am, but can sell out as early as 9.30am! Whenever I go there for my… 

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Meredith’s Angry Birds birthday cake

Angry Birds birthday cake from Polar Puffs & Cakes

My littlest baby Meredith turned 2 in October. We had a simple birthday celebration at home for her. Meredith loves playing Angry Birds on my iPhone, so for her birthday cake, the theme is a no-brainer. Polar Puffs & Cakes has several Angry Birds cake designs in different sizes available. For the cake above, this… 

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Ah Heng Duck Rice

Braised duck with kway, S$5.00

Heard on the grapevine that Ah Heng is operated by the original founder of the famous Heng Gi Goose & Duck Rice in Tekka Market. No wonder I find the braised duck here tasting very similar to those at Heng Gi. During lunch hour, be prepared to queue. Besides braised duck, they also serve braised… 

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