Taiwanese bubble tea seems to be making a big comeback in Singapore. Actually, it was introduced here more than 10 years ago. Suddenly, there was a bubble tea kiosk every 10 steps away, and people were queuing for a cup of frothy iced tea with chewy balls because it was the hippest thing to do. [...]
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Tomorrow is Duan Wu Festival 端午节 aka Dragon Boat Festival. Celebrated on the 5th day of the 5th lunar month, it falls on June 16th this year. Mom-in-law had warned me that this year’s Bak Chang Price Index is higher than last year’s, but I hadn’t quite bargained for jaw-dropping price hikes. Hiong Kee is [...]
This was an unplanned dinner with hubby about two weeks ago. I needed to replenish the toiletries inventory, so we went to People’s Park Market & Food Centre (Chinatown MRT). By now, it’s an open secret that this building has shops selling heavily marked-down toiletries and cosmetics on the second and third floors. The weather [...]
After dinner at Togi, we stopped at Mei Heong Yuen for dessert before heading home. I was surprised to see that they’ve expanded their selection of snow ice. There’s more than 10 flavors now, including unusual choices like yam, soursop, black sesame, and mocha! Ricky and I shared a mango snow ice. It’s ginormous; I’d [...]
Today, I suddenly realized that it’s been AGES since we had Korean food. No, not those pseudo foodcourt sizzling meat on hotplates and pathetic kimchi, but authentic Korean food cooked by Koreans. We were in Chinatown. Since we’ve been to Jangwon, we decided to try Togi, a homestyle Korean diner just diagonally across the street.
No, this stall isn’t related to the famous Hill Street Char Kway Teow in Bedok South. Both stalls used to operate at the now-defunct Hill Street Food Centre, but note, the Chinatown outlet is named “Fried Kway Teow”, whereas the Bedok one is “Char Kway Teow”. I haven’t tried the Bedok version, so no benchmark [...]
They live up to their claim: the braised duck here is indeed authentically Teochew! Being a true-blue Teochew and having a mom who makes the best Teochew soy sauce-braised duck, it’s not easy for me to find one that’s worthy of recommendation.
My love for the roast meats here goes way back to when it used to be at the now-demolished Outram Park HDB estate. I remember my mom ordering a whole roast duck for special occasions. Now, it does a roaring business at the refurbished Chinatown Complex. A minimum 10-minute wait during lunch or dinner is [...]