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When it comes to fried carrot cake or “chai tow kway”, I’m with Michael Jackson in his 90s hit song Black Or White: “It doesn’t matter if you’re black or white!” One of the most popular articles in last year’s Tried & Tested column was white carrot cake. This year, the search is on for [...]

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Gong Xi Fa Cai, everyone! Did you enjoy your Lunar New Year celebration? For me, it was a really busy time. Lots of cooking, baking, cleaning, and visiting. I only managed to bake pineapple tarts this year. Sorry, no photos, cos I was too exhausted. Besides pineapple tarts, radish cake is another Lunar New Year [...]

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There are 3 kinds of street-style fried radish cake 抄菜头粿 in Singapore: the “black” version, “white” version, and not so commonly, the eggy pancake type. In the modestly-sized Bukit Timah Food Centre, there are two food stalls – Seng Kee Carrot Cake (#02-182) and He Zhong 合眾菜頭粿 (#02-185) – selling fried radish cake, and both [...]

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So here’s what really good char koay kak tastes like! The sad, soggy version I had on the first night is nothing like the real deal! This was an unexpected find. Ricky and I were walking back to Traders Hotel after breakfast at Toh Soon Cafe. From Campbell Street (Lebuh Campbell), we walked down Cintra [...]

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Hubby has been in Penang, Malaysia since Monday to conduct training at USM.  By the time I checked into Sunway Hotel, Georgetown on Thursday, it was nearly 9pm. Hubby and colleague already had dinner. I wasn’t very hungry either, after all that free food and plane meal, but I just couldn’t resist the bustling street [...]

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50′s Carrot Cake

I’ve actually blogged this place before, way way back in 2004! Yup, I’d just started blogging then. Look at that dinky photo, taken with our very first digicam, a Fuji E500. It’s hard to believe I’m still blogging, and still eating at this stall almost every Saturday morning when I accompany the mother-in-law to the [...]

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The Singapore Food Festival 2008 opened with a bang at Lau Pa Sat this evening. Local food bloggers received media invites to this event. Ooh, so now food bloggers are given mainstream media status? Cool! The guest-of-honor was Minister of State for Trade and Industry, Mr Lee Yi Shyan (second from left in above photo). [...]

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