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

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

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

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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Dimsum lunch @ Yan Palace

And so we had a family lunch to celebrate father-in-law’s birthday. We had dimsum at old-school Cantonese restaurant Yan Palace. Didn’t realize that it’d already been 4 years since our last visit. Am happy to report that the quality of the dimsum is consistent with what we had previously (thumbs up for consistency!). Although prices… 

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Mid-Autumn Festival 2014: Mooncakes from BreadTalk Singapore

Mid-Autumn Festival is just one week away, have you tried any mooncakes this year? Our family have already tried several different brands. When it comes to snowskin mooncakes, one of our favorites has to be BreadTalk’s snowskin selection. JOYOUS (S$52.80 for 8 mini-piece box) showcases eight mini snowskin mooncakes of 4 different flavors: Coffee Baileys;… 

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