KOI Cafe

Bubble milk tea

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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Hiong Kee Dumplings

hiong kee dumplings

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… 

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Canto Kitchen 廣東飲食

Double-taste Pork Ribs S$12.00

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… 

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Mei Heong Yuen – Mango snow ice

mango

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… 

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Togi Korean Restaurant

togi

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.